Evernote has launched a new dark mode for its popular note-taking application. Mac and iOS users can now switch between the standard UI (“Light”) and a new, darker Note UI (“Dark Mode”). The idea is to help users in a variety of circumstances, whether they who work late, suffer from migraines or benefit from a darker screen for other accessibility reasons.
If your new computer isn’t working correctly after you migrate your data—especially if you’re getting weird permissions issues or the “macOS needs to repair your Library” error—then come check out today’s Quick Tip! We’ve got all kinds of resources and tricks for you.
Whilst procrastinating and surfing through the app store on my MacBook Pro I came across a new game Pixel Starships made by Savvy Soda. Unable to resist anything that is a) space b) pixellated and silly, I immediately downloaded. The premise is simple. You are the captain of a starship and you must conduct missions, earning rewards and building your ship and crew as you go. Pixel Starships is fun, silly and totally addictive. If you spent hours playing Clash of Clans or similar on your phone, you will enjoy this. Available in the Mac App Store for free (with in-app-purchases).
If you need a High Sierra installer and you try to download it on your Mac running Mojave, it may seem like you’re out of luck if you search the App Store or look through your purchases there. But we’ve got the trick on how to do it in today’s Quick Tip!
The Surviving Mars game is now available in the Mac App Store. The game challenges players with building a sustainable future on Mars by relying on smart resource management, key colonists, and supplies from sponsors back on Earth. First, players select their space agency, each with its own strengths and goals, and begin determining a location for the ideal colony. Once the flag has been planted, players must get to work on building habitable domes and infrastructure, research new possibilities, and utilize drones to unlock more elaborate ways to shape and expand the settlement. Experience the drama around the lives of colonists, each with individual attributes that can aid in the colony’s progress or throw a wrench in the whole endeavor. There will be a myriad of challenges to face on the red planet, but most important of all is keeping your colonists alive. Not an easy task on a strange new planet, especially with unexplained mysteries sure to pop up. App Store: Surviving Mars – US$29.99
Mojave’s new Screenshot program, which probably landed in your Dock after you upgraded, is pretty nifty. But if you want to change the location where it saves its screenshots, how do you do it? We’ve got the details in today’s Quick Tip!
If you want quick access to an application on your Mac, you could put it in your Dock, of course, or you could get to it using Spotlight. But in case you didn’t know, program shortcuts can also go into the toolbar within Finder, and this can be pretty handy for your most-used apps! That’s the subject of today’s Quick Tip.
Within macOS, you can actually check the ink or toner levels in your printer without having to get up and walk across the room to the device (perish the thought!). We’ll tell you how in this Quick Tip.
Smart Folders are kind of a hidden feature of macOS, but can greatly help you manage and organize your files. Here’s how to get started.
AgileBits’ 1Password program is awesome. Simply awesome, and we love it. However, if you want the app to step aside on a particular website and no longer offer to save passwords there, we’ve got the trick of how to do that in today’s Quick Tip.
We’ve got a neat Photos trick for you in this Quick Tip—we’ll go over how to import items directly into any of your albums, without having to do that as a separate step. This works whether you’re importing from Finder or from your iPhone!
Just like in Safari, you can Show all Finder Tabs. This presents the tabs in a grid view that makes it easy to see content.
Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus has some more macOS Mojave features you might enjoy, including Finder Quick Actions.
For today’s Quick Tip, Melissa Holt’s got a really quick one that really saves some time. If you’re tired of checking the “all-day” box in Calendar to block off days, she’ll tell you how to do it faster!
You used to be able to view sleep and wake events via the Console, but that time has past. John F. Braun shows you how to do this with recent versions of macOS.
Having recently finished updating macOS Mojave For Dummies, Dr. Mac offers three of his favorite new Mojave features.
Along with iOS 12.1 developer beta 2, Apple released macOS Mojave 10.14.1 developer beta 2 on Tuesday.
James Dempsey worked at Apple for fifteen years before setting out on his own in August 2011. As a software engineer at Apple, he worked on iOS, Aperture, and macOS releases Leopard through Lion, including half a decade on the Cocoa frameworks team. He’s the founder of Tapas Software, developer of iOS and Mac software. We talked abut his “aha” moments in life starting with his college roommate’s Mac Plus in 1986. His dream to work for Apple was eventually fulfilled in 1996, and James described what it was like to be an Apple evangelist in those days. But James is also an accomplished comedian, vocalist, ukulele player and has a published album. He’s also routinely written special songs for WWDC each year. If you ever wanted to work for Apple, this show is must listening.
The first public beta for macOS Mojave 10.14.1 is out and ready to download.
Apple calls its Mac operating system macOS. But what does the OS think of itself?