Tips By William Gallagher Friday, October 05, 2018, 09:57 am PT (12:57 pm ET) Apple's new macOS update means you can markup images, rotate photos, trim videos and more without ever opening an application. It's only going to get better, too, because you can very easily create your own Quick Actions. AppleInsider shows you how. It's not as if it's really a pain to go open Photoshop when you want to rotate an image or, say, QuickTime Player when you want to trim the start and end of a video. And yet now that seems such a chore —because Apple's simply removed the need. Now when you find the image or the document you want on the desktop or in a folder, you just work on it right there. Select it, then tell the Finder you want to rotate it left or right. Get the Finder to open it up into a Quick Look-like window —but one where you can annotate and draw and mark it up. These options are called Quick Actions and while Apple has been showing them as part of the new Gallery view … [Read more...] about How to add your own Quick Actions to the new macOS Mojave Finder
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Feature By William Gallagher Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 07:35 am PT (10:35 am ET) Apple's signature productivity apps get a set of new features that exploit what Mojave brings to the Mac. AppleInsider writes, calculates and presents what's new. Somewhere in Apple Park, there is a group of people putting on a brave face. They're cheering the release of macOS Mojave, they're toasting iOS 12 and only a little part of them is dying inside because nobody's noticed all they've done for iWork. You're not even sure anyone calls Pages, Numbers and Keynote by the collective name of iWork anymore. We had to check: yes, Apple does still occasionally call them all that. Yet most of the updates to these apps in time for Mojave are significant and useful. It's chiefly the same quartet of features added to all of them but then the Numbers team has squeezed in something special just for their app. And Apple Notes has had a little love too.Dark Mode All three apps have now been reworked to … [Read more...] about macOS Mojave adds new features to Apple’s Pages, Numbers and Keynote
Whether you’re a gamer setting up your own YouTube channel or an entrepreneur attempting to create a video of your latest project, you’ll probably have moments where you think, “I wish I could record that!” While many of today’s computers come pre-equipped with microphones and webcams, they don’t always come with options for easily recording your computer or phone’s display at a moment’s notice — that is, unless you know where to look. With that in mind, let’s go over how to record your computer screen on your own terms, whether you want to do so using a free program you already own or an app that’s chock-full of powerful tools aimed at professional productions. Recording your screen in Windows 10 If you would rather not download any additional software, there’s a good chance that some of the apps you have laying around can already record your screen, even if that’s not their primary purpose. Here are … [Read more...] about How to record your computer screen
The CultCast: the 2018 MacBook Pro is both a beauty and a beast. In fact, it’s one of the most exciting MBP refreshes in years. We’ll tell you why. Then: a popular tech reviewer warns that the i9 processor upgrade has a major flaw; Apple quietly updates MacBook Pro’s keyboard to be more reliable; and we pitch you our favorite new gear and gadgets in an all-new Under Review! Our thanks to Squarespace for supporting this episode. It’s simple to accept Apple Pay and sell your wares with your very own Squarespace website. Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first hosting plan or domain. Episode Subscribe on iTunes 2018 MacBook Pro performance shows dramatic improvement The 15- and 13-inch MacBook Pro models launching this week boast significantly faster processors. Tests with the Geekbench benchmarking tool show speed increases as high as 86 percent. The improvements come from faster Turbo Burst frequencies and more processor cores. … [Read more...] about 2018 MacBook Pro: the good, the great, the UGLY—this week on The CultCast
When Snapchat first started, one of its biggest selling features was that no matter what snaps you sent out — scandalous, saucy, sexy, silly, stupid, or otherwise — recipients would not be able to screenshot or store your snap without your knowledge (raise your hand if you and your significant other have ever had a fight over screenshotting snaps. Just me? Oh … OK, then … awkward). Quite literally since the first day the app launched, there have been people trying to get around Snapchat's anti-screenshot feature any way they can, and they're absolutely not alone. It seems like almost everyone is asking the same question: How the hell can I screenshot on Snapchat without being detected (and then looking like a total creep)? Here are a few ways that you may be able to get away with questionable-quality screenshots in Snapchat without being detected (note the may in that sentence) and one sure-fire way to screenshot in super-secret. Just use another phone If you're … [Read more...] about How to screenshot Snapchat without being detected!