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Apple Will Fix Your Busted MacBook Keyboard For Free Apple Will Fix Your Busted MacBook Keyboard For Free

About 4 months ago, the left Shift button on my MacBook randomly stopped working. I use my computer for work and couldn’t really afford to be without it, so now I’ve developed some right pinkie muscles I didn’t know I ever had, and trained myself to use the Shift button the right side of my keyboard instead.

Let Ben Folds Teach You How to Rock in Garageband 10.3 Let Ben Folds Teach You How to Rock in Garageband 10.3

Mac: GarageBand, Apple’s free virtual music studio, recently updated its Mac version to include free lessons from your favorite singers, songwriters, and rocking-outers. With these Artist Lessons, as Apple calls them, you’ll be able to learn a new instrument from some of the best around—including piano legend Ben…

Fix This Mac Security Flaw by Deleting Your Quick Look Cache Fix This Mac Security Flaw by Deleting Your Quick Look Cache

A new, unpleasant report making the rounds today is a great reminder that your Mac’s Quick Look feature—useful as it might be for previewing files by mashing your space bar—stores information about the contents of encrypted USB drives you’ve connected to your system.

Find 💩 Faster With Emojicopy Find 💩 Faster With Emojicopy

Windows/Mac: I casually mentioned the existence of Emojicopy the other day in one of our secret Lifehacker chat rooms, and I was surprised to find that nobody else had ever heard of this site. Which then got me thinking: How do most people hunt down emoji to drop into messages, blog posts, and other important…

How to Add Custom Buttons to the Touch Bar on a New MacBook Pro How to Add Custom Buttons to the Touch Bar on a New MacBook Pro

We’re back with another Apple-themed issue of Tech 911, where I give it my all to help you figure out the issues you’re having with your computer, smartphone, device, or life.

How to Watch Apple's WWDC 2018 Keynote How to Watch Apple's WWDC 2018 Keynote

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, also known as WWDC, officially kicks off on Monday. As the name suggests, the annual conference is centered around the developers that are making apps and services for things like your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

Explain How to Fix Computer Problems Easier By Recording Your Screen Explain How to Fix Computer Problems Easier By Recording Your Screen

I have a bit of reputation with my family and friends for knowing how to fix people’s computer problems. When that person is in front of me, then explaining how to do that thing on Facebook or change that computer setting is pretty simple, but when I’m talking to a friend or family member across the country things get…

How to Make Sure Your Disappearing Signal Messages Actually Disappear How to Make Sure Your Disappearing Signal Messages Actually Disappear

When it comes to messaging apps, Signal is one of the most secure options around, but it turns out the service actually has a pretty big vulnerability if you’re using it on a Mac.

Hate iTunes? Use Tiny Player for Mac Hate iTunes? Use Tiny Player for Mac

iTunes is bloated. If you just want to play some mp3s like you did in the old days, try Tiny Player for Mac.

GeForce Now Will Let You Stream Games By the Hour GeForce Now Will Let You Stream Games By the Hour

You might have some ultraportable laptop or entry-level MacBook, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to enjoy the pleasure of a triple-A video game. Nvidia’s game streaming service, GeForce Now, is already on its Shield set-top box but you can try it out on your Mac or PC and get started streaming games from…

You Can Now Send iMessages on Android, as Long as You Have a Mac You Can Now Send iMessages on Android, as Long as You Have a Mac

If it wasn’t for iMessage, I would have ditched my iPhone for Android years ago, but because the rest of my family (and most of my friends) use iOS devices, I’m locked into Apple’s world. Otherwise, I would be missing out on iMessage-only group chats (I know it’s pathetic, but it’s true).

Use This iOS App to Control Your Mac Use This iOS App to Control Your Mac

iOS/Mac: Whenever I plug my MacBook into a TV to share, say, a video with my friends, I end up on the floor, squatting in front of the laptop, while everyone else sits back and enjoys themselves. Since I occasionally use my Mac to manage the streaming media in my home, and often find myself connecting it to some big…

Keyboard Shortcuts, Ranked Keyboard Shortcuts, Ranked

Doing stuff with your mouse is cool. Doing stuff with your keyboard is cooler. These are the most important keyboard shortcuts, ranked from best to worst. (Unless noted, we’ve listed the Windows shortcuts; Mac users substitute cmd for ctrl.) With one exception, despite any flaws, all the shortcuts below are…

Use Both Apple Music and Spotify to Make One Good App Use Both Apple Music and Spotify to Make One Good App

So I tried to switch to Apple Music.

Find All the Mac and iOS Apps That Support Dark Mode Find All the Mac and iOS Apps That Support Dark Mode

Dark Mode, a feature that replaces your usual black-on-white display with white-on-black, is easier on the eyes and makes you feel like you own bitcoin. The site Dark Mode List lists macOS apps, iOS apps, and websites that support the feature, and tells you how to enable each one.

Personalize Your Mac's Right-Click Menu Personalize Your Mac's Right-Click Menu

MacOS: Once Apple finally embraced the right-click, Mac apps loaded up the right-click menu with extra functions. MacOS even includes several by default. But most American users don’t need to “Convert Text to Simplified Chinese.” Here’s how to get rid of that, and any other right-click menu option, so you can easily…

How to Ditch Apple Completely How to Ditch Apple Completely

Apple keeps giving us reasons to say goodbye. iOS 11 is buggy as hell, with the most recent error making iPhones almost unusable, and the latest version of macOS briefly exposed Mac owners to a major vulnerability. As for the iPhone X, it may be pretty sleek for an iPhone, but Apple’s still playing catch-up to its …

How to Create a Custom ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  Shortcut on Your Mac How to Create a Custom ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  Shortcut on Your Mac

Anyone that has spent any time on Slack or any other messaging client with me knows that I love using the shrug emoji. Not the regular emoji, this one: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The 10 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For The 10 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For

The Lifehacker staff sifts through a ton of apps on a regular basis, but a few have stuck with us over the years. Some apps are simply nice to have, while others have become essential in our daily lives. To celebrate those that bring us the most joy, we’ve compiled a list of the ten free apps we’re most thankful for.…

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