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Tired of PDFs or Other Documents Opening in the Wrong App?

When you double-click a document, macOS uses the document’s file extension to figure out which app should open the file. So, by default, a PDF file called laser-squid.pdf opens in Preview because the Finder knows that everything with a .pdf ...

A Simple Technique for Decluttering Your Reminders List

Productivity experts recommend offloading things you have to remember to a task-management app like Apple’s Reminders, which syncs your to-dos among your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. That’s particularly helpful for tasks you want to be reminded of in ...

Tired of Skewed Photos? Use the Cameras Hidden Targeting System.

If you’ve ever photographed a sheet of paper or some other rectangular object, the image may have come out skewed because you inadvertently tilted the camera, perhaps leaning over a table or reaching over something to get your shot. The ...

Search for Nearly Anything in Your Photos Library

Apple’s Photos app on the Mac can identify thousands of different objects in your photos, so it’s easy to find photos based on their content. You can find objects (cars and trains), scenery (beaches and forests), and even some events ...

Customize the Columns in your Macs Finder Window’s List View!

When a Mac folder contains a lot of files, the Finder’s List view often works best, since it lets you focus on a single folder and easily sort the contents by clicking the different columns: Name, Date Modified, Size, and ...

Tired of “Sent from my iPhone” as your email Sig File?

When you use Apple’s Mail app on your iPhone or iPad to send email, the default signature is “Sent from my iPhone.” If you’d rather not advertise that fact with every email, or would prefer to change it to something ...

A Quick Click or Tap can Reveal All Sorts of Info

Apple makes it pretty easy to look up information about any word you can see in nearly any Application on your Mac. To access this information, Control- or right-click the word and choose Look Up “word”, use the trackpad to tap the ...

Recover Space by Offloading Unused Apps on your iPhone or iPad

Running low on space on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 11? This problem may be easier to deal with than you think, Apple has added a quick way to free up storage space by removing unneeded apps. Go to Settings ...

Use Copy as Pathname to Help Someone Find a File on the Mac

Have you ever needed to write directions for where to find a file on the Mac? That’s easy if it’s in a well-traveled location, like the Music or Pictures folder, but more difficult if it’s in an obscure folder your ...

Did You Know Your EarPods Work as a Remote Shutter Button for Photos?

Have you ever composed the perfect photo in the iPhone’s Camera app and then been unable to tap the shutter button without jiggling the iPhone and blurring the image? That can be especially difficult with macro shots that require physical ...

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