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Topic: macOS

Hands on: Use A Better Finder Rename 10 on your Mac to wrangle file names

03/11/2018, 12:03 pm

A Better Finder Rename is a tool akin to a sledgehammer for file name changes on the Mac, but used precisely, sometimes a big hammer is what you need.

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How to change the default apps used to open files in macOS

03/09/2018, 02:03 pm

Using the standard apps that come with macOS is great, but for some users, a third-party app performing the same job may be a better option. In this guide, AppleInsider shows you how to permanently change the apps used for common tasks as well as which apps are used to open certain file types.

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Hands on: Tighten up the creep of Menubar apps in macOS with Bartender 3

03/09/2018, 11:03 am

Bartender, by Surtees Studios, can make your Mac Menubar work harder for you in with a cleaner presentation -- but not all apps play nice.

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How to streamline your workflow by creating custom keyboard shortcuts in macOS High Sierra

03/09/2018, 10:03 am

The vast majority of productivity apps offer keyboard shortcuts for often-performed activities, but sometimes you have to come up with them yourself. AppleInsider explains how to create your own shortcut combinations in macOS to further refine your workflow.

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Valve bringing 'Artifact' card game to iOS as company's first mobile title using the Source 2 engine

03/09/2018, 08:03 am

'Artifact' will be one of Valve Software's first Source 2 games to ship on iPhone and iPad, the game developer confirmed on Friday, adding the upcoming trading card game differing from its competitors in a variety of ways, including that it will not strictly be a free-to-play release.

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How to perform Siri queries without using your voice with Type to Siri on macOS and iOS

03/08/2018, 12:03 pm

Siri is an extremely handy digital assistant, but at times when it's best to keep quiet, it becomes a challenge to use the voice-centric tool. This AppleInsider guide will fill you in on how to use Type to Siri, Apple's existing solution to the problem that enables Siri to be used with a keyboard, on both iOS and macOS.

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Hands on: Things 3.4 for Mac and iPhone connects apps to generate To Do tasks faster

03/08/2018, 12:03 pm

If you're willing to adjust and learn a few tricks, the new tools in Things 3.4 are a boon for both you and developers of your favorite apps.

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How to try improving your sleep by turning on Night Shift in macOS

03/07/2018, 02:03 pm

Do you find the blue light emitted by your Mac's screen make it harder to go to sleep, especially if you're at the keys late in the day? AppleInsider explains how to use Night Shift in macOS to automatically make gradual changes to the the color of the display, to help you get a good night's rest.

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Hands on: Writing blogs on the Mac with the new MarsEdit 4

03/07/2018, 12:03 pm

MarsEdit has helped bloggers on the Mac for a decade, and the update that includes a revamped design for the online writing tool is compelling.

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Digital boardgame 'Scythe' nears Mac and iOS release, 'Rome: Total War' for iPhone delayed until summer

03/06/2018, 04:03 pm

Asmodee reveals the current state of its upcoming digital board game "Scythe" arriving soon on Mac and iOS, as Feral Interactive delays the release of the iPhone-compatible version of "Rome: Total War" until the summer.

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How to start copying and pasting between your Mac and iPad using Universal Clipboard

03/06/2018, 12:03 pm

For occasions where there's a need to copy text from an iPad browser window to a word processor on a nearby Mac and other similar situations, Apple implemented the Universal Clipboard to make the process as easy as copying and pasting. This AppleInsider guide tells you how to turn on this highly useful Continuity function.

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How to free up your Mac's internal storage by moving your iTunes Library to an external drive

03/05/2018, 01:03 pm

A user's music and video collection can be one of the largest consumers of hard drive space on a Mac, and is typically overlooked in favor of other items when it comes time to free up drive space. This guide explains how to shift where iTunes stores all of the content to an external drive.

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Apple issues fourth developer beta releases for iOS 11.3, macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, tvOS 11.3

03/05/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple has made its fourth developer beta test versions of High Sierra 10.13.4, iOS 11.3, and tvOS 11.3 available to download for testing nearly two weeks after the last release.

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Hands on: Twitterrific 5.2.4 will make you like Twitter on the Mac again

03/05/2018, 10:03 am

In the wake of Twitter killing the official Mac app, there's going to be a power vacuum -- and Twitterrific can, and does, fill it.

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How to combine folders in macOS using the hidden Merge options and the Ditto command

03/02/2018, 10:03 am

If you ever need to combine two identically-named folders together, but they contain a mix of old, new, and duplicate files, it's likely you will want to be selective in how they are merged together. AppleInsider offers a basic guide to using the Merge option in Finder to keep only the files you want intact.

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With Twitter for Mac dead, here are the best alternatives for tweeting via macOS

03/01/2018, 01:03 pm

If you've been using Twitter for Mac, it's time to shop around. Twitter's recent announcement it would no longer offer its app for download in the Mac App Store or support existing downloads beyond March has Twitter app-loving Mac users scrambling for a replacement.

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How to personalize your macOS desktop by replacing file and folder icons with other images

03/01/2018, 11:03 am

If the macOS desktop is looking a little boring, or is in need of a little more personalization than a change of background image, one solution could be to change how files, folders, and apps look. AppleInsider tells you how to quickly change the icon for the majority of files stored on your Mac.

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How to take advantage of the Dock's Stacks to easily access your most-used files

02/28/2018, 12:02 pm

Stacks offer the ability to quickly access regularly used files from the macOS Dock, instead of storing the documents on the desktop. AppleInsider teaches the basics of Stacks, including how to use the feature to create your own easily accessed file collection on the Dock.

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How to see which applications on your Mac are 32-bit and won't be supported in the future

02/27/2018, 06:02 pm

Apple has confirmed that macOS will no longer provide full support for 32-bit apps following High Sierra, and users are starting to see warnings about it. AppleInsider shows you how to check which software on your Mac might be affected by the shift.

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Manage apps that automatically open when you log into your Mac

02/27/2018, 03:02 pm

If it is taking a lot longer for a Mac to boot up than expected, the problem may lie in applications automatically launching when you log into macOS. AppleInsider shows you how to take back control of how your Mac starts up, stopping certain apps from immediately running and adding those that would be more useful.

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