Quiet Loud Noises in Your Apple TV Movies with this Settings Tweak


  Face it: your late-night Jason Bourne binges may make your heart race, but it’s probably bothering your sleeping neighbors. Luckily, if you use an Apple TV, you can quiet loud sounds like blaring music, gunshots, and explosions with a very simple setting. You’ve probably noticed that some movies where the volume is all over the place. Some have quiet parts ... Read More »

You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free from Microsoft’s Accessibility Site

The free Windows 10 upgrade offer may technically be over, but it isn’t 100% gone. Microsoft still provides a free Windows 10 upgrade to anyone who checks a box saying they use assistive technologies on their computer. This offer will end at some point, but Microsoft hasn’t announced when. How This Free Upgrade Offer Works Microsoft has announced that it wants people who ... Read More »

How to Browse and Play Terabytes of Retro Games From Your Couch With Kodi


Ever wish you could browse a massive collection of retro video games, from your couch, and start playing anything without getting up? If you’ve got a home theater PC with both Kodi and RetroArch installed, this dream setup could be yours. As part of its mission to preseve digital culture, The Internet Archive hosts a massive collection of retro video games, ... Read More »

How to Create and Modify Signatures in Apple Mail on macOS

Among Apple Mail’s many and varied features is the ability to define and set signatures so that your email is appended with your favorite quote, out-of-office announcements, or contact information. Creating, modifying, and applying signatures in Apple Mail on macOS is a breeze, and best of all you can create multiple signatures for one account and apply them in different ... Read More »

How squirrels find their hidden nuts [video]


Squirrels are cute, but dumb. So how do they find nuts they hid days, weeks, or months ago? As it turns out, squirrels use a complex form of memory to find their treats. Full story at It’s Okay to be Smart. More about animals.   Posted by Josh Urich Read More »

How to Erase Your iOS Device After Too Many Failed Passcode Attempts

When someone tries to access your iPhone or iPad by guessing the passcode, it will initially lock them out, increasing each interval with each failed attempt. You can however, set it up so that it fully erases your device after 10 failed attempts. Here’s a situation that we can all imagine happening. Let’s say you leave your iPhone in the ... Read More »

How to Create Time-Saving “Hot Corner” Shortcuts on Your Mac


Hot Corners are one of macOS’s unheralded features. You may use a Mac every day and not even know hot corners exist, but they’re handy: with them, you can mouse over any corner of your screen to instantly activate routine functions, like the screensaver, launchpad, or showing the desktop. Hot corners might sound familiar to you if you’ve ever set up and used ... Read More »

How to Switch to Dvorak (and Other Keyboard Layouts) on Your Computer or Phone


The so-called QWERTY keyboard layout–the keyboard most of us use every day–is a typing mainstay. Most people will never need or want to use anything else. But, there are other keyboard layouts out there, some of which claim to be more efficient. QWERTY, as legend has it, was invented with the typewriter by Christopher Sholes in 1868. The QWERTY layout was ... Read More »

The Best New Features Coming to macOS Sierra

A new version of the Apple’s desktop operating system is on the horizon, and with it comes a whole slew of interesting new features. Here are some of the best to watch out for. Perhaps the biggest change coming to OS X is that it isn’t OS X anymore. Now, it’s called macOS, and this version will be named Sierra. As ... Read More »

How to Run Windows Programs on a Mac With Wine

Wine is an open source program for running Windows software on non-Windows operating systems. While it’s most often used on Linux, Wine can run Windows software directly on a Mac, too–without requiring a Windows license or needing Windows running in the background. This isn’t necessarily the best option if you want to run Windows software on a Mac. Wine isn’t perfect, ... Read More »