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Teach Siri How to Pronounce Names Properly

Published Friday, June 1, 2018

Siri is supposed to be a competent voice assistant, but sometimes Siri can’t even pronounce your own name correctly! Luckily, it’s easy to fix Siri’s pronunciation for any name. more»

Here’s How to Hide All Windows on Your Mac So You Can Work on the Desktop

Published Friday, May 25, 2018

If your Mac is anything like ours, you end up with lots of apps open, each with one or more windows that obscure the Desktop. For those people who like to save in-progress documents to the Desktop and keep current project folders there, all those windows get in the way. more»

Fix a Frozen Finder with This Quick Tip

Published Friday, May 18, 2018

Finder freezes. They shouldn’t happen at all, and they don’t happen often, but it’s not unheard of for your Mac’s Finder to freeze, freak out, or otherwise stop responding properly.

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Enable Theater Mode to Prevent Your Apple Watch from Lighting Up at a Show

Published Friday, May 11, 2018

Attend any live theater presentation, and someone will ask the audience to silence their cell phones. But what about your Apple Watch?

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Wondering Where Your Past Events in the iOS Calendar App Have Gone?

Published Friday, May 4, 2018

When it comes to calendars, we’re mostly concerned with the future. But sometimes you want to travel back in time too, to see when you had that doctor appointment or last went to the gym.

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There’s a Hidden Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet in Your iPad

Published Friday, April 27, 2018

If you’re working on an iPad with a physical keyboard—either a Bluetooth keyboard or an iPad Pro with Apple’s Smart Keyboard—there are quite a few keyboard shortcuts you can use to work faster.

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Solving the Mystery of Missing Messages Notifications

Published Friday, April 20, 2018

A client got in touch recently with a maddening problem. When he received texts on his iPhone, Messages displayed notifications for messages from everyone…except his wife! Needless to say, this was a problem.

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Use Modifier Keys to Do More—a Lot More—with Mouse Drags

Published Friday, April 13, 2018

Dragging files and folders around is core to the Mac experience—drag a file from one folder to another to move it, drag a folder from one drive to another to copy it. But did you know that if you hold down the Option key while dragging a file in the Finder, you’ll get a green + pointer and it will make a copy in the destination?

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