Tag Archive: Spotlight


Get Exchange Rates & Convert Currency with Spotlight in OS X

The Mac has long had currency conversion tools available through Calculator app and Dashboard with the Converter widget, but the latest versions of OS X have an even faster option available with Spotlight, which can provide current exchange rates and conversions on the fly. You will need to be running at least OS X 10.10 … Read More

Yosemite’s Spotlight glitch could reveal your details to online spammers

Apple is normally pretty hot on security, but a new glitch discovered in OS X Yosemite’s search threatens to expose the private details of Apple Mail users — including IP addresses, and more —  to online spammers and phishers. The privacy…Read more ›

BBC shines spotlight back on Apple’s poor working conditions in Asia

In a documentary set to air tonight called Apple’s Broken Promises, BBC One went undercover at Pegatron, one of Apple’s main supply chain partners in China. The findings from inside Pegatron’s walls show that “Apple’s promises to protect workers were routinely…Read more ›

How to restart or send your Mac to sleep from Spotlight

Pulling up apps and finding files is super easy on OS X Yosemite thanks to the new Spotlight feature, and thanks to GitHub user slong1987, you can now use Spotlight shortcuts to shutdown, restart, logout and put your Mac to…Read more ›

Find Local Listings & Restaurants with Spotlight in OS X Yosemite

Spotlight is the fantastic search engine built into OS X and iOS, and while most people associate Spotlight searches with finding documents on their Mac or launching applications, the feature set has expanded dramatically since OS X Yosemite. One of the more useful tricks found within the revised Spotlight search is the ability to search … Read More

MacBook orchestra steals the spotlight in Microsoft’s latest ad

Microsoft’s been doing a stellar job promoting Apple lately with its promotional ‘iPad-like tablets’ on CNN and the NFL, but it looks like the company has decided to just give up and start advertising for Apple itself. Microsoft published an…Read more ›

MacBook orchestra steals the spotlight in Microsoft’s latest ad

Microsoft’s been doing a stellar job promoting Apple lately with its promotional ‘iPad-like tablets’ on CNN and the NFL, but it looks like the company has decided to just give up and start advertising for Apple itself. Microsoft published an…Read more ›

Spotlight Search Results Blank, or Spotlight Not Working in iOS 8? Here’s a Really Silly Temporary Fix

Spotlight gained many new features and improvements with the latest version of iOS, but along with those changes came a curious bug that seems to randomly prevent Spotlight from working at all on an iPhone or iPad with empty search results. The situation is difficult to reliably reproduce since it does appear to be completely … Read More

Keep OS X Yosemite from sending Spotlight data to Apple

OS X Yosemite has changed the way your Mac deals with your privacy. On the one hand, Apple has decided to enable hard drive encryption by default, despite the FBI requests not to. On the other hand, every time you…Read more ›

‘Scarf guy’ steals the spotlight at Apple event, but who is he?

The Apple Watch and iPhone 6 event yesterday in Cupertino may have been Apple’s most fashion-forward event ever. In addition to the usual schlubby tech journalists, there was Vogue editrix Anna Wintour leading a pack of fashionable scribes into the…Read more ›