Siri is great, even if it lags a bit behind some of the other voice assistants. (We’re looking at you, Google.) But on the Touch Bar of the MacBook Pro, its button can take up valuable real estate that you could use for other, more important icons. We’ll tell you all about it in this article!
We’re big fans of Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, but it can be embarrassing to talk into an iPhone or Mac when you need a question answered. Today’s article goes over how you can type (instead of talking) to Siri!
If you use text replacement—like being able to type in “omw” and having it replaced by “on my way”—then you may be upset by the fact that Outlook no longer uses the system-level ones on the Mac. In this tip, we’ll discuss how to configure those shortcuts in Outlook instead!
macOS has the ability to add a custom message to a Mac’s lock screen. This can be especially useful for those in multi-user environments or for those with portable Macs as it offers an extra opportunity for a good Samaritan to find your contact information in the event that your Mac is lost. Here’s how it works.
Many users and developers enrolled their Macs in the Mojave beta this summer, hoping to get an early peek at what Apple had in store for its yearly operating system update. But now that Mojave has shipped, these users may not want to continue receiving beta updates of future macOS releases. Here’s how to stop Mojave beta updates on your Mac.
Say goodbye to the Mac App Store, at least when it comes to updating your macOS system software. macOS Mojave has a new way to check for, download, and install software updates. Here’s how it works.
macOS Mojave introduces a full dark mode theme, but it also removes the option to use a dark background for just the menu bar and Dock. For those who like the look of a dark menu bar and Dock but find Mojave’s full dark mode to be too dark, here’s a terminal command that gives you the best of both worlds.
After upgrading to macOS Mojave, you may notice that extra icons appear and remain in your Dock even after you quit the applications. This is due to a new feature in Mojave that Apple hopes will make accessing frequently used applications easier. But if you prefer to manage your Mac’s own Dock and don’t want extra icons cluttering it up, here’s how to turn recent application icons off in Mojave.
Features like AirDrop and the ability to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch require that Wi-Fi be enabled on your Mac. But what if you prefer to use a hardwired Ethernet network instead? Here’s how to configure your Mac to use both Ethernet and Wi-Fi simultaneously for the best of both worlds.
Even though you only set up one fingerprint when enabling Touch ID for the first time, you can add additional fingerprints, just like iOS. Here’s how to add fingerprints to Touch ID on your MacBook Pro.