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Feeling Hungry? Search Restaurants with Emoji on iPhone

Just about everyone loves knows and loves using Emoji on their iPhone, but did you know you can search Spotlight in iOS with emoji characters too? That may sound a little pointless, but it offers a fun way to search for food and restaurants, amongst other things too. Use Emoji to Find Restaurants with Spotlight … Read More

How to Add Siri Results into Notification Center on Mac

We already know that Siri for Mac has a litany of commands and capabilities, but did you know that you can pin a Siri search result into the Mac Notifications Center panel? For example, if you ask Siri for the weather, you can pin the result, which will update on the fly, into the Notifications … Read More

Apple Runs MacBook Pro Touch Bar Commercial “Bulbs”

Apple is running the first TV commercial for the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The commercial is embedded below for easy viewing. The commercial, called “Bulbs”, follows shattering bulbs as the video narrative runs through a series of ideas, inventions, and innovations that have moved humankind forward, including the wheel, writing, the plow, electricity, … Read More

Enabling a Pixel Brush in Pixelmator to Draw Pixel Art on Mac

There’s a certain magic to pixel art, whether it’s the nostalgic aspect or just the intentional limitations of drawing simpler graphics. While there are many specific apps intended to create pixel art out there, both Photoshop and Pixelmator for Mac has such an ability as well. We’re going to focus on enabling the pixel brush … Read More

Tips to Increase Accuracy of Heart Rate Monitor on Apple Watch

The built-in heart rate monitor feature of Apple Watch is great for exercise and monitoring general heart health, but from time to time you may notice the heart rate number reported back seems unusual given your present state. For example, you may be sitting at your desk working and see some number way out of … Read More

How to Hide MacOS Sierra Update Banner from the Mac App Store

Don’t want to update to macOS Sierra quite yet? You’ve likely noticed when you open the Mac App Store and visit the Updates tab, if you’re on a Sierra compatible Mac you will see a very large MacOS Sierra update banner, soliciting you to update and install the latest Mac system software update. It’s impossible … Read More

Temporarily Disable Hey Siri on iPhone with a Simple Trick

The Hey Siri feature is undeniably useful, allowing you to engage with the iPhone from just about anywhere by voice commands, but sometimes you definitely don’t want Hey Siri to activate (let alone start talking out of the blue or answering questions at a White House press conference). A simple solution is available with the … Read More

Beta 3 of MacOS Sierra 10.12.2, iOS 10.2, tvOS 10.1 Released

Apple has released the third beta versions of MacOS Sierra 10.12.2, iOS 10.2, and tvOS 10.1. The new betas of system software include enhancements like a variety of new Emoji icons, and iOS 10.2 will include more visibly obvious Shuffle and Repeat buttons in the Music app. Other subtle features and refinements are to be … Read More

Test the New Touch Bar on Any Mac with TouchBarDemo

The all new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has been announced though it is not shipping quite yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t test out the new TouchBar functionality on an existing Mac, even without the official hardware Touch Bar across the top of the keyboard. Thanks to a third party app, you can … Read More