There’s a growing trend in using “realistic” ambient sounds to improve productivity and focus. Check out our new favorite ambient sound generator, Hipster Sound, which can make your home office sound like a custom coffee shop.
Most Mac users know that the Dock is a great way to find and launch their most-used applications, but you can also use the Dock to directly launch your favorite websites. Here’s how to add website shortcuts to the Mac OS X Dock.
Some websites go overboard with unnecessary clutter surrounding the content you’re trying to read. When you simply want to focus on an article or story, you can turn to Safari Reader, a feature in Apple’s Safari Web Browser which extracts only the information you want and nothing else, letting you read in peace. Here’s how Safari Reader works in iOS, and how you can customize its look to suit your reading preferences.
Mobile devices are the future of the Web, making a website’s responsive layout crucial to ensuring a good user experience. While there are many tools that help web designers test responsive designs, a new feature in Safari for OS X El Capitan makes the process quick and easy. Here’s how to use Responsive Design Mode in Safari 9.
Safari for iOS lets users request the desktop version of certain websites that display separate mobile versions by default. You may know how to request the desktop site using the iOS 9 share menu, but here’s an even faster way that’s hidden right in the Safari address bar.
Some websites offer dedicated mobile versions that are designed for the smaller screens on smartphones and tablets. But sometimes these mobile versions don’t have all the information or options we need. Here’s how to request and view the full desktop layout of a website in Safari for iOS 9.
The address bar in Google Chrome is the central location for not only navigating to known URLs, but also for conducting quick Web searches. Normally, typing a query into Chrome’s address bar will initiate a Web search with your search engine of choice (Google, by default). But you can also configure Chrome to save site-specific search shortcuts, which let you instantly search within a given site without having to visit that site first. Here’s how to set it up.
There are plenty of ways to capture the content of a website — saving an article as a PDF, or copying and pasting the article text, for example — but sometimes you want to capture the entire site, design and all, and traditional methods don’t do a great job of that. Here’s how to use a free tool to capture an entire website as a single image with one click.
Apple has tried to make mobile Web browsing in iOS as capable as possible, but there’s still one setting that Apple leaves off by default that could greatly improve your mobile browsing experience. Read on to learn how to configure Safari in iOS 8 and earlier to open links in the background, which lets you queue up links for later review without interrupting your current browsing session.
Part productivity motivator and part social experiment, The Internet in Real-Time is a very cool live look at how the Web grows from second-to-second. The folks at PennyStocksLab created the tool to track 23 online metrics, counting the number of Tweets, the number of emails sent, the number of hours of Netflix video watched, and so on.