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.
http://macmost.com/e-1402 Learn how to preview a large number of images in macOS Finder. You can use the Preview pane, large icons, cover flow, the Quick Look window, the Preview app and the Finder slideshow feature. See how these techniques can help you quickly locate the right image.
http://macmost.com/e-1401 iTunes on your Mac is a versatile multi-function app that allows you to manage and play your music library, view, purchase and rent movies and TV shows, sync your iOS devices, and many other functions. Navigating in iTunes is easy once you learn to use the simple pull-down menu at the top left.
http://macmost.com/e-1400 The recent dangerous WannaCry ransomeware attack should be a wake-up call to all computer users to keep their machines updated. While this malware does not affect Macs, that may not be true of future attacks. Keeping the operating system up-to-date would have protected victims of WannaCry. Please keep your Mac OS and apps updated, don’t download software from sites you don’t trust, and keep a good backup.
http://macmost.com/e-1399 In the Contacts app you can set a contact to be a company rather than a person. This is helpful for customer service lines or other company main numbers. You can use the company name with Siri, and also add images for the contact just like with a person.
http://macmost.com/e-1398 Using the Zoom function in Safari can make text easier to read, but it also enlarges image and the entire page layout, often breaking the design of the page and making it impossible to see everything. By holding down the Option key, you can change zoom to text-only zoom and only enlarge the text size, while keeping images and other elements the same.
http://macmost.com/e-1396 Use the Burst Photo feature on your iPhone to get otherwise improbable shots. By taking a series of photos you can then select the perfect one instead of relying on pressing the shutter button at just the right moment. It is easy to choose the photo or photos you want to keep from the series.
http://macmost.com/e-1395 The Retouch tool in the Mac Photos app makes it easy to remove spots and blemishes from your photos. You can simply click and drag to remove spots, or pull colors from another area of the photo.