http://macmost.com/e-1411 Creating new events in the Mac Calendar app is relatively simple, but there are many options. You can create a new even by clicking in the calendar, or using the Create Quick Event feature. It is easy to modify an event while creating it or later on.
http://macmost.com/e-1410 When you make a series of adjustments to a clip in the timeline in iMovie, it can be hard to replicate the exact same changes to another clip. You can use Paste Adjustments to copy one or all adjustments from clip to clip. This makes it easy to implement consistent settings across different parts of your project.
http://macmost.com/e-1409 Since OS X 10.2 Apple has included a Chess game by default on your Mac. The current version allows you to play against the computer with varying difficultly levels, play against another person, and even play online. You can change the look of the 3D board, hear moves and even speak to make a move. You can also save and resume games.
http://macmost.com/e-1408 There are a variety of ways to add accent marks to letters while typing on your Mac. The original method of using the Option key still works, but doesn’t cover all of the possibilities. You can also use the new method by just holding down the key on your keyboard and making a selection. Using the Emoji viewer gives you access to even more variations.
http://macmost.com/e-1407 You can buy cheap clip-on lenses for your iPhone and use the Fisheye lens to capture more of a scene than you can do with a normal photo. This can come in handy for better selfies or in situations where you’d rather have more in the photo even if it is distorted.
http://macmost.com/e-1406 The Pages interface is full of distractions that you don’t need while writing. You can get rid of all interface elements and optimize the look of Pages to create a better environment for writing.
http://macmost.com/e-1405 You can use the Terminal to restart either the Dock, Finder or your entire Mac. This comes in handy for developers, those testing software, or those using unstable software when problems arise and you need to restart one of these services but other methods are not working.
http://macmost.com/e-1404 The Workflow app on your iPhone and iPad allows you to string together actions to create a custom process. In this example, we’ll use two actions to record a quick voice memo and save it to your iCloud Drive. You can put this workflow process on your Home screen for quick access.
If you watch a lot of YouTube particularly in the dark or evening hours you may find it useful to enable the all-new Dark Mode YouTube interface. Dark Mode is just what it sounds like, it basically inverts the YouTube color scheme so that the background and surrounding interface of YouTube is blacks and dark grey rather than whites.
It looks great, and you can enable Dark Mode for YouTube on any web browser.
You will need to be logged into a Google account on YouTube to have access to the feature, beyond that it’s just a simple little settings toggle.
Enabling Dark Theme on YouTube
At the moment the dark theme is available on the YouTube website, soon perhaps it may be available in the apps too:
- Go to https://youtube.com/new (it can be an individual video or the homepage) and login if you have not already
- Click on your user avatar in the upper right corner of YouTube
- Choose “Dark Theme” from the dropdown menu
- Toggle the switch for “Activate Dark Theme” to the ON position, the interface change takes effect immediately
Now everything on YouTube will be dark, which makes watching videos in the dark or in the evening hours a bit nicer.
YouTube Dark Mode is also nice because it helps to focus on the video by deemphasizing some of the elements on the page like video comments and other auxiliary details.
You can turn the Dark Theme off at anytime just by switching the toggle again.
If you’re watching YouTube at night on a Mac, you might want to pair this with Night Shift mode on the Mac, and you can use Flux on a Windows PC and other Mac OS X versions to bring a night-friendly color hue to your display. Maybe some day we’ll get a complete dark mode for Mac OS too, but for now you can switch the menus to be darker in mac OS.
Don’t miss our other great YouTube tips and tricks here too.
http://macmost.com/e-1403 You can use a trick to force a line return in Numbers formulas so they are easier to read and edit. The same trick can be used in some web forms and other apps to add line returns when a regular Return keystroke doesn’t work.