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9 Cool Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Siri

9 Cool Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Siri

Some people use Siri every day to take care of tasks like opening apps, setting up meetings, or creating reminders. But, there are many others who completely forget that Siri exists. If you are in the latter group, you may not realize just how much Siri can help. Aside from ordinary tasks, take a look at what else Siri can do for you on your iOS device or Mac.

10 Tips to Improve Productivity on the Mac with TextExpander

10 Tips to Improve Productivity on the Mac with TextExpander

Currently, TextExpander is hands down the best third party text expansion tool available for the Mac. Yes, there’s a built in Text Replacement feature but that’s a bit too basic. Rival apps like aText and Keyboard Maestro just aren’t as good.

How to Batch Convert Images Using Automator on Your Mac

How to Batch Convert Images Using Automator on Your Mac

You can easily batch convert images from one format to another on your Mac. If you convert a lot of images often, Automator can help make that easier and faster to accomplish.

How to Use Plain Text Mode in TextEdit on Your Mac

How to Use Plain Text Mode in TextEdit on Your Mac

Plain text mode is not the default mode in TextEdit on your Mac. TextEdit was designed to be a rich text editor. In TextEdit, you can apply various fonts to your text, change the size and color of text, and apply another formatting like centering, line spacing, and bulleted lists.

How to Disable iMessage Notifications on Mac

How to Disable iMessage Notifications on Mac

If you own an iPhone and a Mac, you can sign into iMessage from your Mac so that messages can be sent and received right from your laptop. This eliminates the need of having your iPhone at all times to communicate.

How to Speed up a slow Mac or MacBook Using CleanMyMac

How to Speed up a slow Mac or MacBook Using CleanMyMac

One of the reasons why we love using Macs is just how low maintenance they are. Make sure you’re running the latest security updates and you’re usually fine. But sometimes that’s not the case. Either you have a lot of applications installed, or you’re constantly running out of space. There can be multiple reasons why your Mac is running slower than usual. One of the ways to fix it is by using CleanMyMac 3.

How to Easily Free up Disk Space on Your Mac with CleanMyMac

How to Easily Free up Disk Space on Your Mac with CleanMyMac

It’s 2017 and Apple has just started raising the base MacBook Pro storage to 256 GB. And if you’re a pro user, even that might not be enough. For someone like me, who uses a 128 GB Mac to make a living, disk space is a constant problem. Cleaning up has become a weekly task. If you’re suffering from the same periodic storage up problem. CleanMyMac 3 might be the answer.

How to Post Photos on Instagram from Your Mac

How to Post Photos on Instagram from Your Mac

Instagram is insanely popular, but it’s never really had a non-smartphone app. There’s no official iPad app. And we didn’t even have a functioning website until recently. If you wanted to post photos to Instagram, for your personal or business account, you always had to go to your smartphone.

How to Automatically Hide the Menu Bar on Your Mac

How to Automatically Hide the Menu Bar on Your Mac

The menu bar at the top of the screen on your Mac is very useful, providing access to system functions, app menus, and shortcuts to commonly used features in apps. However, it also takes up room on the screen. If you have a smaller display, you’ll be glad to know you can automatically hide the menu bar and claim back some precious screen space.

How to Print to PDF from Almost Any App on Your Mac

How to Print to PDF from Almost Any App on Your Mac

When you think of converting a document or web page to a PDF file, you probably think of third-party tools or browser extensions. However, the print to PDF feature is built in to the system on your Mac, and it’s easy to use.