Your Mac makes all kinds of decisions on how it should function based on settings, of course, but you may not know that the way your screen (and your backlit keyboard) brightens and dims is based on the so-called auto-brightness feature. Which, luckily, is controllable by us measly humans! Today’s article is all about how you can do just that.
The iPhone and iPad both offer an auto-brightness option in the iOS settings, which uses each device’s ambient light sensor to detect the light levels in the room and automatically adjust the display brightness accordingly. But sometimes iOS’s “guess” at what the iPhone’s brightness should be isn’t what you want. Here’s how to disable auto-brightness in iOS and take control of your device’s screen.
We already use and love Night Shift on our iPhones and iPads, and now Apple’s brought this fine feature to the Mac! Since studies show blue light can cause sleep issues, scheduling your display’s color temperature to warm up at night may just help you rest easier, and we’ll give you the lowdown.
One of the many new features introduced in the Windows 10 Creators Update is Night Light, a system-wide feature that changes the color temperature of your display to reduce eye strain in the evening hours. Windows 10 Night Light is similar to the Night Shift feature found in macOS and iOS, and to third-party applications like f.lux. It’s based on research which suggests that the cool, blue light common to most computer displays can cause eye strain and interfere with your natural…
Quantum Dot technology is currently powering some visually stunning TVs, and now Samsung is set to bring the high color feature to desktop monitors. Three new Quantum Dot monitors will soon hit the market, and they look to be great choices for gaming and up-close movie watching.
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s new True Tone Display feature can make colors appear more consistent based on changing ambient light conditions, but it won’t provide absolute color accuracy. If color accuracy is important to your work on the iPad Pro, here’s how to disable True Tone manually.
Is the automatic Sunset to Sunrise scheduling option missing from Night Shift in iOS 9.3? Your iPhone or iPad’s Location Services settings may be to blame. Here’s how to fix the likely problem and gain access to this useful feature.
iOS 9.3 includes a new feature called Night Shift, which automatically reduces the color temperature of your iPhone or iPad screen as it gets dark, reducing eye strain and possibly helping you sleep. Here’s how to enable Night Shift and some warnings about when you may want to pass on this new feature.
OS X normally handles display resolution and scaling quite well automatically, but those using external displays (particularly third-party displays) may wish to manually select their own resolution. Here’s how you can override OS X’s automatic and limited suggestions and choose any supported resolution for your external monitor.
Recent versions of OS X are much better at handling Mac setups with multiple displays, but many users don’t know that they can further customize their monitor configuration by moving the dock or changing which monitor is set to be the primary display. Here’s how these concepts work in OS X El Capitan.