Launching and Hiding Apps in macOS with Hotkeys

Joe Buhlig, The Sweet Setup What I’m proposing is this: you should set up keyboard hotkeys that allow you to navigate from app to app. […] First, the keyboard is a superior input device to the mouse. It has more keys (most of the time) and it’s much quicker to move your fingers from key … Continue reading Launching and Hiding Apps in macOS with Hotkeys

ForecastAdvisor

ForecastAdvisor will show you the accuracy of the major weather forecasters, including Accuweather, AerisWeather, Foreca, the National Weather Service, Open Weatherman, The Weather Channel, Weather Underground, Wetter, World Weather Online, and Weather News. We also provide links to your city's weather forecast from all the other weather forecasters, so you can compare for yourself. The … Continue reading ForecastAdvisor

Managing streaming tv services

Years ago when we cut the cable cord there were only a few streaming services to choose from. At the time we subscribed to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Sling. Fast forward to today and an overwhelming number of streaming services are available. Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Peacock, Paramount+, Disney+, Apple TV+, … Continue reading Managing streaming tv services

How to import Reminders todos into Things 3 without deleting the todos in Reminders

A few months back I switched from Things to Apple’s Reminders for my todos. Last week I switched back to Things. In the process of switching, I had one issue. Things import deletes all the todos in Reminders. I didn’t want to delete the todos in Reminders because I want to run both apps in … Continue reading How to import Reminders todos into Things 3 without deleting the todos in Reminders

How to create a reminder in the Reminders app from macOS Mail

One of the things that keeps me from using Apple’s Reminders for all my todo needs is the ability to forward an email to Reminders like I can in Things. Well, according to Mac Geek Gab Episode 908 listener Dave, there’s a hidden and undiscoverable way to do just that. “It turns out that one … Continue reading How to create a reminder in the Reminders app from macOS Mail

Chrome 97 lets you erase all data and information a website stored on your visit

I don't use Chrome but I know a lot of Mac users do use Chrome or a Chromium-based browser. Chrome 97 released yesterday comes with a significant Security & Privacy improvement that I want to bring to your attention. Joe Fedewa, writing at How-To Geek Chrome 97 makes some changes to the Privacy and Security … Continue reading Chrome 97 lets you erase all data and information a website stored on your visit

🖇 Search Safari open tabs from Alfred

Gabe Weatherhead, writing at MacDrifter Lately I’m frustrated with Safari. I typically have several Safari windows open, each with a different group of related tabs. When I want to switch to a specific tab it’s a tiny awkward dance of flipping through windows and then CMD-Shift-Backslash to open the Safari tab overview search. It’s not … Continue reading 🖇 Search Safari open tabs from Alfred

Uninstalling “Grammarly for Mac” app breaks “Check Spelling While Typing”

A few days ago I noticed that “Check Spelling While Typing” had stopped working on my iMac. A google search led me to these two MPU Talk forum threads: Spell check turned off? - MPU Talk Uninstalling Grammarly Desktop app breaks macOS spell checker - MPU Talk If you uninstall Grammarly for Mac and the … Continue reading Uninstalling “Grammarly for Mac” app breaks “Check Spelling While Typing”

🖇 The ‘Zelle Fraud’ Scam: How it Works, How to Fight Back

Most major US Banks offer Zelle so I read this article in order to understand how the scam works. After reading it I realized that this scam would be very easy to fall for if you're not aware of it. Please take a few minutes to read this article. Brian Krebs, writing at Krebs on … Continue reading 🖇 The ‘Zelle Fraud’ Scam: How it Works, How to Fight Back

Mac Migration Assistant broke Alfred file search on my new M1 iMac

My attempts to resist getting a new M1 Mac failed. I’ve now taken delivery of a base model M1 24” iMac with a Touch ID Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad. After migrating data from my old MacBook Pro to my new M1 iMac, I ran into an issue with Alfred. File Search was … Continue reading Mac Migration Assistant broke Alfred file search on my new M1 iMac

Using a keyboard shortcut to trigger PopClip

In September 2017, I wrote a post on how to trigger PopClip when it didn’t appear using a Keyboard Maestro macro. With the release of PopClip version 2021.11 on November 3rd you can now set a keyboard shortcut in PopClip preferences. This comes in handy when PopClip fails to appear or disappears. Guide to using … Continue reading Using a keyboard shortcut to trigger PopClip

🔗 Link Post: iOS 14.6 Battery Life Draining Issues? 8 Tips to Help

Paul Horowitz writing for OSXDaily.com: Some iPhone and iPad users have reported that battery life is suffering after updating to iOS 14.6 on their device. My normal practice is to wait a few days before installing OS updates. I want to see if the update is presenting any new issues. I was alerted to a … Continue reading 🔗 Link Post: iOS 14.6 Battery Life Draining Issues? 8 Tips to Help

Did the Bitwarden Safari web extension disappear on your Mac?

Bitwarden Safari extension no longer works with the Bitwarden direct download application Today I needed to login into a website so I opened Safari and went to open the Bitwarden extension and to my surprise, it wasn't there. WTF! Here is whats up: “Due to changes by Apple, Safari limits Web Extension use to only … Continue reading Did the Bitwarden Safari web extension disappear on your Mac?

You can transfer your iCloud Photos to Google Photos

Apple has launched a service for transferring iCloud Photos and Videos to Google Photos. Easy data export to a competitor? Hm! “As outlined in an Apple support document, you can go to Apple’s privacy website and sign in to see the “Transfer a copy of your data” option. If you select this and go through … Continue reading You can transfer your iCloud Photos to Google Photos