If you've ever had a Mac with a Wi-Fi hardware problem, then you know that attempting to use a USB dongle to fix your Wi-Fi has long been a funky experience. That's especially been the case over the last couple versions of macOS. Thankfully, Edimax has released an adaptor that not only works on current and previous operating systems, it might even work in the future.
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If you own multiple Apple devices, you've probably signed into all of them with your Apple ID. You've also probably noticed that when you get a Facetime call your computer rings, or when you get an iMessage your iPad beeps. For most of us, this is a small annoyance worth fixing. For others, it's a potential privacy nightmare.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Apple's Safari web browser tends to get a bum rap because it's a pretty boring and comes with every Mac, but over the years Apple has quietly made it pretty useful. Plus, Safari is much more popular than you'd think. If you're reading this in Safari right now, here's how to get the most out of your experience.
Mac: When it comes to video players on Mac, VLC has long been the best choice. That doesn't mean there can't be competition though. IINA is a video player still in early development that is looking to give VLC a run for its money.
Picture-in-picture is one of the best new features in macOS Sierra, but when you try to move the video around your screen it automatically snaps to the closest corner. OS X Daily points out you can move it where you want by holding down the Command key.
Mac: Siri's on the Mac now, but exactly why you'd use it is still a mystery for some people. How-To Geek points out that one handy thing you can do with it is easily pull up images, then drag and drop the results.
One of the new, handy features in macOS Sierra takes care of something you probably don't think much about: Cluttered files filling up your hard drive. Now there's a built-in utility that replaces those third-party tools and makes it easy to find space-hogging files and old applications.
Mac: Siri is one of the landmark features in Sierra, but while you can call it up in three different ways, a keyboard shortcut is probably the most useful.
Siri is the landmark new feature in macOS Sierra, but unfortunately you have to click the icon or a keyboard shortcut in order to talk to your computer. Since "Hey Siri" is one of the best features on iOS, this is a bummer. Good thing you can hack it into your Mac too.
Dear Lifehacker, Sierra is out today and some of the new features, like Siri, look pretty great. Of course, it seems like a small enough upgrade, but that doesn't mean things won't go bad. You've been using it, what do you think? Should I upgrade, or wait?
Picture-in-picture video is a cool feature of macOS Sierra, but only a small handful of videos online seem to support it. One big one that's missing is YouTube. However, iDownloadBlog points out you can force a video into Picture-in-picture with a double right-click.
If you want to do a clean install of macOS Sierra, or you have multiple Macs to install it on, then a bootable flash drive is your best bet. Here's how to make one.
The newest version of Apple's operating system, macOS Sierra, won't drop until spring, but a public beta is open to anyone gutsy enough to install it right now. If you'd rather leave your Mac alone but you're still curious about what's new, don't worry, we'll take a look at all the new features.