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How to Use Zoom Backgrounds on Mac & Windows PC

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Did you want to hide your messy bedroom or workspace during your next online meeting on Zoom? In that case, you’ll be excited to try out Zoom’s Virtual Background feature that allows you to replace your background with an image or scene.

One of the fun ways Zoom stands out from the rest of the video calling services is by letting users change their backgrounds while they’re in a video call. This is extremely helpful in cases where your surrounding environment isn’t safe for work, the room is just a mess, or if you’re having privacy concerns and…

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How to Change the Desktop Wallpaper Background in MacOS

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Do you want to change the desktop background on your Mac? Perhaps, you don’t like the default macOS wallpaper or you just want to use a custom image of your choice as the background? Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do on a macOS machine.

If this is your first Mac and you’re switching from a Windows PC, chances are, you’ll need some time to get a hang of macOS. Even simple things like changing the background wallpaper to personalize your desktop could be a little tricky at first. The good news is that the procedure is not too different from what you…

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How to Set a Video as Wallpaper on iPhone & iPad

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Have you ever wanted to set a video as the wallpaper on your iPhone or iPad? You’re certainly not alone in that regard, as it sounds like a neat customization right? Although there’s no official support for video wallpapers, there’s a workaround that you can use to enjoy videos as your wallpaper of an iPhone, at least on your lock screen.

If you’re already familiar with setting a GIF as wallpaper then you might know where this is going. For some quick background, the Live Photos feature has been around for a while now, and they are basically animated…

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How to Customize Notification Center on Mac

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Do you want to personalize the Notification Center on your Mac by adding or removing certain widgets? Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do on macOS, and all you need is a minute or two.

Notification Center, as the name suggests is the place where you receive all notifications from various apps installed on your Mac. In addition to displaying notifications, the Notification Center also houses the Today view section. All of your widgets are located in the Today view section just like iOS devices, and you can add or remove any widgets according to your personal…

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How to Set a GIF as Wallpaper on iPhone & iPad

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Did you know that you can set a GIF as your iPhone or iPad wallpaper that animates with a press? Sure, Apple doesn’t make it possible for you to use them as they are, but you can make use of a workaround to enjoy your favorite animated GIF right on your iPhone lock screen.

The workaround that we’re about to discuss here involves a feature that has been available on iPhones and iPads for years now. We’re talking about Live Photos, and some of you may already know how Apple allows you to set Live Photos as wallpapers that animate on the lock screen. The…

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How to Get M1 iMac Wallpapers on Other Macs

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Do you want those beautiful wallpapers that are bundled with Apple’s new M1 iMac? If you already own a Mac, even if it’s an Intel-based Mac, you don’t have to browse for them and get the image files, because they’re already on your Mac running the latest versions of Big Sur – they’re just hidden.

Apple has introduced a bunch of new wallpapers to compliment the look and colors of the new M1 iMacs. You’d think they’re exclusive to the new devices, but they aren’t. In fact, Apple has bundled these new wallpapers with the macOS Big Sur 11.3…

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How to Use Hello Screen Saver from iMac on Other Macs

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Did the new Hello screen saver on the M1 iMacs grab your attention? It’s kind of a modernized version of the retro “Hello” text on the first Macintosh. If you thought it looked snazzy, you may be excited to find out that you can get this screen saver on your Mac too, even if it isn’t powered by the M1 chip.

Apple introduced the new redesigned M1-based iMacs just recently, and to compliment their new colorful product, they’ve added an all-new screen saver along with the macOS Big Sur 11.3 software update. Although you’ll need the new iMac to access…

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How to Customize Safari Toolbar on Mac

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Do you use Safari to browse the web regularly on your Mac? If so, you’ll be excited to know that you can customize Safari’s toolbar just the way you want by adding or removing certain items from it.

Safari is the default web browser on macOS devices and it’s widely used by Mac users, over Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera etc. By default, Safari features buttons to go back/forward, view sidebar, share, tab overview, and of course the address and search bar. However, this can be completely changed according to the features you mostly use. For example, you can…

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How to Create and Edit Widget Stacks on iPhone & iPad

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Modern versions of iOS and iPadOS offer widgets to be added to the Home Screen. By allowing widgets to live amongst apps, Apple instantly made them more usable and more important for iPhone and iPad users. It also introduced stacks.

Stacks are super widgets that house more than one standard widget. That not only brings more functionality to a widget but it also saves space – there is no need to have two widgets visible if you only need one at any given time. Switching widgets within a widget stack is a simple case of swiping on them, as it should be.

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How to Control Which Apps Provide Data to Siri Apple Watch Face

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Apple Watch wearers have no shortage of options in terms of selecting their favorite watch face. There are tons to choose from with Apple adding new ones with each major watchOS revision. But there’s one that is perhaps the smartest watch face available and if you’re going to use a smartwatch, why not go all-in? The Siri watch face will, after a little training, present the most useful information at the best time. So long as you give it the right data to work with anyway.

The screen that houses all of the Siri data sources is well hidden. So well hidden…

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