mac tips

Hold down the Option key to unlock Mac’s hidden menu bar actions

Option-clicking the Mac menu bar status menus reveals all kinds of extra tricks and functions. Let’s check out the hidden features. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

6 power-user tricks for Mac Spotlight

These Mac Spotlight tips show you how to use this powerful tool. Check the weather, play a song, search the web, do math and find files. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Check out these secret (and super-useful) settings for your Mac

Check out our list of terminal hacks, snippets that you can paste into the command line to change secret setting on your Mac. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

5 super-useful Terminal tricks for total noobs

Terminal is an alien environment for most Mac users. Check out these beginner Terminal tricks and tips to make you feel more at home. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

How to make Mac screen recordings

Mojave makes recording your screen as easy as a screenshot. (On older Macs it's not much harder.) Here's how to make a Mac screen recording. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

How to stop your Photos library from taking over your Mac

Even when optimized, Photos can quickly fill up your Mac's SSD. Here's how to place a hard limit on Photos storage using a sparse disk image. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

How to turn on Mac Bluetooth without a mouse

If your Mac's Bluetooth is switched off, it's easy to turn it back on again using just the keyboard. No trackpad, and no mouse is needed. Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Hot Corners controls your Mac with a flick of the trackpad

Hot Corners is the best Mac shortcut trigger you may never have heard of. Here's how to set them up, and how to use them. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

How to switch on Mojave’s Dynamic Desktop

macOS Mojave's Dynamic Desktops are great and easy to use. Just switch them on, and enjoy the progress of time, expressed through a computer wallpaper. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

How to recover previous versions of your files on Mac

Did you know that the Mac watches every document you edit, keeping versions as you go? You can restore these previous versions any time with a few clicks? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

40 reasons to love the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 280]

Some people love the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. Other people absolutely hate it. Bottom line is that the thin OLED strip can work wonders — if you use it right! Get our top 40 tips for making the most

Top 40 tips that make you love the Touch Bar

The Touch Bar is one of Apple’s most controversial innovations of recent years. Located inconspicuously at the top of the MacBook Pro keyboard, where the function keys used to sit, some users ignore

How to make Group FaceTime calls on iPhone, iPad or Mac

Group FaceTime calls are finally available on the Mac, and in iOS 12.1. Here’s how to use it. Spoiler: it’s really, really easy. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

How to use Mojave’s fancy new screenshots tool

macOS Mojave packs a great new screenshot tool that brings all the iOS screenshot features to the Mac. Check out Mojave screenshots. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

How to prepare your Mac for macOS Mojave

Is you Mac ready for Mojave? Get ready for the free macOS Mojave upgrade with these tips for backing up and organizing your Mac. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Pro Tip: How to type the Apple logo on iPhone, Mac and iPad

Ever wondered how to type the Apple logo on your Mac, your iPhone or iPad, or even your Apple TV? It's easy! Here's how to do it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

This keyboard shortcut will revolutionize copy and paste on your Mac

Sick of pasting messy text into your pristine document? You should make Paste and Match Style the default option on your Mac. Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

How to get Low Power Mode on your Mac right now

Turbo Boost Switcher Pro can throttle your Mac's CPU automatically, extending the battery life by around 30%. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

How to add AirDrop to your Mac’s Dock

This quick tip adds an AirDrop shortcut to your Mac's Dock so you can share stuff quicker. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

How to use the Mac’s secret emoji panel

The Mac has a built-in emoji panel that you can access from the keyboard, with a single keystroke. Find out how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)