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Sierra Simplifies Aligning Windows

Sierra Simplifies Aligning Windows

Here’s what may be the most subtle new feature of Sierra: when you’re dragging one window next to another, Sierra makes them “stick” slightly when their edges align perfectly. You’re most likely to notice this in the Finder, if you work regularly in two side-by-side...
How to Restart a Frozen Mac

How to Restart a Frozen Mac

The frozen Mac—it shouldn’t happen, but it does. If you should be so unlucky as to find your Mac completely locked up and unresponsive to the mouse or keyboard, you may wonder how you can restart it. The trick is to hold the power button down for 5 seconds, which will...
Undo Typing on an iPhone or iPad

Undo Typing on an iPhone or iPad

It’s no secret that typing on the iPhone and iPad is way slower, more difficult, and more error-prone than typing on a Mac’s real keyboard. But on the Mac when you make a mistake, you can hit Command-Z to undo in the blink of an eye. On an iOS device, you can usually...
Make Text Bigger in Safari on the Mac

Make Text Bigger in Safari on the Mac

Some Web sites have, shall we say, unfortunate choices in fonts. If you run across a site where the font is too small to read, you can choose View > Zoom In or press Command-+ (the Shift key isn’t necessary to get the + symbol; Command-= is the same). But that...
Paste Phone Numbers into the Phone App

Paste Phone Numbers into the Phone App

Although many iOS apps identify phone numbers so you can just tap them to call, that doesn’t always work for a phone number sent to you in a text or email message, or posted on a Web page. Here’s the workaround so you don’t have to memorize the number temporarily or...
How to Enter Emoji on the Mac

How to Enter Emoji on the Mac

The only characters that are easier to type in iOS than on the Mac are emoji, those cartoon-like pictures that were created in Japan just before the turn of the century as a way of sharing pictures on mobile devices. They caught on in the United States in 2011 after...

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