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How to Capitalize Words and Add Periods Automatically in Mac OS

The newest versions of MacOS support the ability to automatically capitalize words and to add periods with a double-space, two typing features which originated from the iPhone and iPad world but now are available on the Mac. Auto-capitalize words means that any word at the start of a sentence will be automatically capitalized, as will … Read More

How to Stop macOS Sierra Automatically Downloading to a Mac

Apple is now automatically downloading macOS Sierra to Macs that are running a prior version of Mac OS X and which are compatible with Sierra. While this may be convenient to some users, not everyone may want to have macOS Sierra show up unexpectedly, or use their bandwidth to download a large file without explicit … Read More

Adjust Whether a Mac Restarts Automatically on System Freeze

Modern Macs with new versions of Mac OS (or Mac OS X) default to automatically reboot themselves upon a system freeze. This is a troubleshooting feature that aims to prevent average users from having to initiate a forced restart, since the Mac would simply restart itself if a system freeze were to occur. While most … Read More

Save Pictures Automatically from Facebook Messenger

If you’re an avid Facebook Messenger user who sends a lot of pictures back and forth, you may appreciate having the app automatically save those photos and images directly to your iPhone, without having to manually do so yourself. With the help of a simple settings switch, you could do exactly that. For this trick … Read More

Schedule Night Shift to Automatically Adjust Colors on iPhone

The Night Shift feature of iOS shifts the display color profile to be warmer, which reduces blue light output, and makes using an iPhone or iPad display much more pleasant in the later hours of the evening (or early morning). While you can toggle Night Shift mode on and off through Control Center anytime in … Read More

How to add Trello cards to Todoist automatically with IFTTT

As you may have noticed over the last month or so, I’ve had a little bit of a fascination with workflow automation and iOS. While some of it is the aftermath of trying to go iPad-only, most of it is simply because I love using iOS to make managing tasks easier whenever possible. I recently […]

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Google Photos now smartly sorts your snaps automatically

Taking lots of photos when you’re doing some fun is great, but sorting them when you go home is not. But now you don’t have to. Use Google Photos and it takes care of organization for you, with smart albums that are made up of your best images from every event. “Starting today, after an event […]

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iOS 9 will automatically delete your apps to free space for updates

Upgrading to a new version of iOS isn’t an easy task if you’ve got a device with 16GB or storage or less. Starting with iOS 9 though, Apple’s going to help you free up space by automatically deleting your apps.… Read more ›

How to Stop Steam Opening Automatically in Mac OS X

Steam offers many great games for Mac users to enjoy, but if you’re a casual gamer you may not be too excited about having the Steam client open itself automatically when logging in or starting up OS X. Fortunately, if Steam opening itself bothers you, it’s very easy to stop this behavior and only open … Read More

How to Stop Photos Opening Automatically on Mac OS X when iPhone or Camera Connects

The Mac Photos app defaults to automatically launch whenever an iPhone, digital camera, or SD memory media card connects to the computer. This behavior can be helpful and desired by some users, but for many others, automatically opening the Photos app can be frustrating if not annoying. Fortunately, you can quickly stop the Photos app … Read More