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Connect Your Files Across Applications With Hook Connect Your Files Across Applications With Hook

I’ve developed a lot of systems I use to keep files and projects connected on my Mac: wiki-link services that connect notes to to-do items, Curio projects that connect emails to projects, and extensive tagging systems to keep all kinds of files together. Each one is, in one way or another, limited in scope (and…

How to Make Safari Even More Secure With GhosteryLite How to Make Safari Even More Secure With GhosteryLite

My favorite Chrome extension for ad-blocking and privacy, Ghostery, has a new version for Safari on macOS: GhosteryLite.

How to Make Your Mac as Secure as Possible  How to Make Your Mac as Secure as Possible 

In a recent blog post titled “Hardening macOS,” Ricard Bejarano offers an extensive list of settings you can tweak to make macOS as secure as possible. It’s a comprehensive list of tasks—and we love it—but it’s important that you understand the “why” behind his recommendations, too. Here are a few of his top tips and…

How to Find Chapters and Customize Skip Times in Apple's Updated Podcasts App  How to Find Chapters and Customize Skip Times in Apple's Updated Podcasts App 

While most Apple fans who love podcasts have probably switched to an app like Overcast or Castro, you might want to go back and spend a few minutes with Apple’s updated Podcasts app in iOS 12. There are a few new features that have finally made this app a viable alternative to the, er, alternatives. Here’s what’s new:

How Is Your macOS Mojave Experience on Your Older Mac? How Is Your macOS Mojave Experience on Your Older Mac?

New macOS versions usually mean better performance on Apple’s latest hardware, but they’re rarely optimized for anything older (even last year’s models). So what’s the consensus on macOS Mojave, Apple’s latest operating system, when it comes to older machines?

How to Downgrade Your iPhone Back to iOS 11 How to Downgrade Your iPhone Back to iOS 11

For most iPhone users, updating to iOS 12 should be smooth sailing: faster speeds and fun new features for all. And while we have yet to experience any issues with iOS 12 on our devices here at Lifehacker, we have seen a number of reports from others—especially those with older devices—who feel like they’re having…

The Best New Features to Try in iOS 12 The Best New Features to Try in iOS 12

The latest version of Apple’s iPhone and iPad operating system, iOS 12, is out. It features dozens of new features and improvements; there’s something for everybody.

CleanMyMac X Saves Space, Removes Malware, and Speeds Up Your Mac CleanMyMac X Saves Space, Removes Malware, and Speeds Up Your Mac

I’ve been recommending CleanMyMac to friends and family for a while now, and it gets better with every version. CleanMyMac X was released yesterday, with powerful new tools for optimizing and protecting your Mac.

How to Get Full Volume Control on Your AirPods With Siri How to Get Full Volume Control on Your AirPods With Siri

By design, changing the volume on Apple’s AirPods requires either using the volume buttons on your phone, or using Siri to increase or decrease the volume. While your iPhone adjusts the volume in 6 percent increments, Siri adjusts the volume in 12–13 percent increments. Obviously that reduces the number of times you…

The Best Ways to Use 3D Touch on Your iPhone The Best Ways to Use 3D Touch on Your iPhone

Apple debuted 3D Touch on the iPhone back in 2015. The concept behind the technology is simple: You press the screen harder to get additional functionality in various areas of iOS. Magic!

How to Stream Music via AirPlay 2 on Your Old-school Airport Express How to Stream Music via AirPlay 2 on Your Old-school Airport Express

Apple may have officially discontinued the Airport Express network extender, along with the rest of its wifi hardware, but it released a big firmware update yesterday for the Airport Express. As long as you have a second-generation Airport Express (released in June of 2012), the update allows you to stream directly to…

Apollo Makes Reddit Beautiful for iOS Users Apollo Makes Reddit Beautiful for iOS Users

Christian Selig has created Apollo, a Reddit app for iOS that’s so elegant Apple might have imagined it themselves. The design is beautiful, and the usability is top notch (and much better than Reddit’s official app). It even features a Dark Mode for all your nighttime meme-posting and GIF-watching.

How to Send a Secret Image in Plain Sight How to Send a Secret Image in Plain Sight

iOS: For reasons ranging from risqué to super-spy, you might occasionally want to send a secret image to somebody. While there are plenty of apps you can use to send disappearing images, Cammeleon is a cool little iOS app that lets you hide images within images.

How to Add a Dock Shortcut for Any macOS System Preference Pane How to Add a Dock Shortcut for Any macOS System Preference Pane

If you frequently access the same System Preferences pane on your Mac, you can add a shortcut directly to your Dock. Here’s how:

How to Get Six Months of Apple Music for Free Through Verizon How to Get Six Months of Apple Music for Free Through Verizon

Verizon has announced that customers on any of its three unlimited data plans are getting 6 months of free Apple Music. And if you already subscribe to Apple’s streaming music service, don’t worry, you’re included too.

Alexa Can Now 'Get Back to You On That' Alexa Can Now 'Get Back to You On That'

Given that asking for facts is the most commonly-used feature of smart speakers like Amazon Echo, Alexa users are probably familiar with the phrase “I’m sorry, I don’t know that.”

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