Tag Archive: Desktop


Get a Christmas Tree & Blinking Lights on the Mac Desktop with TreetopLights

Want to decorate your Mac for Christmas and the holidays? How about putting some blinking Christmas lights and a tree on your Mac desktop? If you’re feeling festive then you’re in luck, because the classic Mac app TreetopLights still works on many Macs (as long as they have 32-bit apps support anyway, sorry Catalina). Get … Read More

How to Request Mobile Site After Requesting Desktop Site in Safari on iPhone

Wondering how to switch back to a mobile site after requesting a desktop site in Safari for iPhone? You may have noticed there’s not a “Request Mobile Site” option in Safari on iPhone and iPod touch, but changing back to the mobile version of a desktop site is quite simple on iPhone with Safari as … Read More

How to Test ParrotSec Linux on a Mac with Parallels Desktop Lite

Advanced Mac users who are interested in the world of Information Security (InfoSec) can easily test out ParrotSec Linux in live boot mode by using a virtual machine. In this particular walkthrough, we’ll show you how to quickly get ParrotSec running in live mode within the free Parallels Desktop Lite app, but if you want … Read More

5 Ways to Decorate a Mac Desktop for the Holidays

Feeling festive? Want to decorate your Mac for the holidays? How would you like to have a lovely falling snow screen saver, some holiday lights blinking around the perimeter of the Mac display, and maybe even some snow falling on the desktop itself? With the help of a handful of utilities, you can get all … Read More

2 Show Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

If you want to show the Mac desktop quickly, the fastest way to do so is often with a keyboard shortcut to reveal the desktop. This approach will push aside all on-screen windows, apps, and other information, and show only the Mac desktop – all without closing any apps. These tricks can offer a fast … Read More

Where Default Desktop Pictures Are Located in Mac OS X

Apple has a longstanding record of curating wonderful desktop pictures on both the Mac and iOS mobile platforms, so it’s not surprising that some users may wish to know where these default desktop wallpapers are stored in Mac OS. To be clear, we’re talking about the default desktop pictures that are bundled with macOS and … Read More

4 NASA Wallpapers to Decorate a Desktop or Homescreen

NASA has a pretty amazing collection of images available on the web to look through, many of which are ultra high resolution and make for perfect wallpapers. But not every NASA image is of some distant star, galaxy or nebula, many of their greatest pictures are from a bit closer to home and taken during … Read More

Here’s how Siri might get to your desktop

Talking to your iPhone is commonplace these days, but getting Siri on your MacBook or iMac might seem like something out of a near-future like the one shown in Her by Spike Jones. Siri on the desktop might not be as far out as it seems, though, if a new partnership between speech recognition company […]

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Where the ease of mobile and the power of desktop photo editing meet

One thing that apps like Instagram and VSCO have mastered is making photo retouching on a mobile device (e.g. smartphone, ipad, etc.) a breeze. Simple sliders grouped in easily understandable categories and real-time results make the editing process a snap. It’s fun and easy to dial in the overall look of an image on your […]

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Pro Tip: Get full desktop versions of your favorite websites in iOS 9 Safari

Whereas most websites these days — Cult of Mac included — are responsive to whatever device you’re browsing on, there are still a few websites out there that will serve you a special mobile version when you head there on your iPhone. Unfortunately, sometimes the functionality of the full desktop version of the website is […]

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