Category: Tips & Tricks

Get a Mac OS 8 Emulator and Relive the Macintosh 90s

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If you’ve been a longtime Mac user, you may fondly remember the classic Mac OS system software releases. Rather than get stuck in a memory, you can relive some nostalgia by running Mac OS 8.1 on your modern Mac right now (or even on a Windows PC or Linux machine), and it’s as easy as launching any other app.

Macintosh.js is a self-contained Electron app that bundles a classic Mac OS emulator preinstalled with Mac OS 8.1 along with a handful of classic applications from that era, including Adobe Photoshop 3.0.5, Adobe Illustrator 5.5, demos for Duke Nukem and…

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How to Set an Alphanumeric Passcode on iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to set a complicated passcode on your new iPhone or iPad to prevent unauthorized access? You’re in luck, because iOS and iPadOS lets users create a custom alphanumeric passcode if that’s what they prefer, allowing for significantly more complex device passcodes that are harder to guess and crack.

By default, when you’re setting up a new iPhone or iPad, iOS asks you to enter a 6-digit numeric passcode to secure the device. Although this is adequate for a vast majority of the users, some security conscious users might be interested in using a…

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How to Use Dark Mode in WhatsApp for iPhone & iPad

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Have you been looking forward to use a dark themed WhatsApp on your iPhone? You’re certainly not alone, but that wait has finally come to an end, as WhatsApp now fully supports the Dark Mode feature.

Interested in checking out the visual changes that WhatsApp Dark Mode has to offer on your iOS device? Then read on!

How to Use Dark Mode in WhatsApp for iPhone & iPad

WhatsApp’s dark theme works in tandem with your iOS system settings. This means, once you enable Dark Mode on your iOS device, WhatsApp will automatically switch to the dark theme. Additionally,…

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How to Find Forgotten / Lost Web Site Passwords on Mac

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Did you forget the password for a website you recently visited? Or perhaps, you lost the login credentials of one of your social networking accounts? Either way, if you ever logged into these websites on your Mac and saved the login credentials to Keychain, then you can recover your forgotten passwords easily with Keychain Access.

Keychain Access is an app in macOS that securely keeps a record of all your passwords and other login information, thereby eliminating the need to constantly remember and manage the passwords to your online accounts. It’s similar to…

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How to Change Your Apple ID Profile Picture on iPhone & iPad

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Are you looking to set a new profile picture for your Apple account? Fortunately, this is fairly easy to do and you can do this right from your iPhone or iPad within a matter of seconds.

If you haven’t set a profile photo for your Apple ID before, you might be tired of seeing the default icon. Or perhaps, you might just want to switch to a newer and better picture. Regardless of what your reason is, you can use any image that’s stored on your devices as your Apple ID profile picture. Keep in mind that these pictures show up in multiple apps and services…

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iPhone / iPad Bluetooth Won’t Turn On or Work? Here’s How to Fix & Troubleshoot

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Making Bluetooth connections with peripherals and other devices from your iPhone or iPad is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure for the most part, but sometimes you might run into connectivity-related issues.

In rare cases, you might be unable to successfully pair or connect a Bluetooth accessory to your iOS device, or you might have issues preventing you from even turning the feature on. This could be due to various reasons ranging from firmware issues to a faulty Bluetooth connection. Thankfully, this is pretty easy to diagnose and resolve in most…

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How to Convert Word Doc to Google Docs

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Do you want to use Google Docs to work on Word documents? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that Google Docs has native support for Microsoft Word documents, and you can even convert them to Google Docs, if preferred.

Docs is Google’s equivalent of Microsoft Word that’s used by several people for their word processing needs. Sure, Microsoft Word might be the most popular word processing software out there, but if you’d rather leverage Google’s cloud-based productivity apps or if you already use G Suite for business, Google Docs could be the better…

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How to Create a New Keychain on Mac

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Do you want to create a new keychain in addition to the default login keychain on your Mac? You can create as many keychains as you want in a macOS system to store your passwords in a pretty straightforward manner.

Keychain is Apple’s built-in password management feature that’s available on both macOS and iOS devices, allowing you to securely store your login information so that you don’t have to remember all your passwords. By default, your Mac creates a keychain for you called “login”, and its password is the same as the macOS user password that you…

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How to Change the Accent Color on Mac

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You can change the accent colors used in MacOS to better customize the appearance scheme to suit your individual preferences.

Accent colors impact the highlight color of menu items, files in the finder, buttons, and other interface elements, and you can pick from blue (the default), purple, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, or gray.

How to Change the Accent Color of Mac OS

  1. Go to the  Apple menu and choose “System Preferences”
  2. Select the “General” preference panel
  3. Look for “Accent color” and select the accent color you want to choose; blue,…

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How to Automatically Delete Google Maps Search History on iPhone & iPad

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Do you use Google Maps for navigation on your iPhone and iPad? If so, you might be interested in setting the app to automatically delete your search history.

As you may know, Google Maps defaults to saving your recent searches for places and directions, similar to a web browser. Those searched are saved to improve suggestions, and they show up as soon as you start typing in the apps search bar. It’s a handy feature, and you can easily clear this data from your iOS device if you have privacy concerns, or if you just want to remove outdated suggestions. And you…

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