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How To Remember All Of The Keyboard Shortcuts On Your Macbook

Keyboard shortcuts aren’t something I’ve ever had to struggle with too much. I was born into a house with a computer in it, and my writing is much, much prettier when typed than it is when hand-written (I’m not sure I should even call what I can do with a pen “writing”). Hitting command+V or control+left feels just as natural to me as driving does, and I thought everyone was like that, but after I’d had the experience of watching other people use their computers, and other people watching me use my computer, I learned that not everyone is like that! In fact, most people type below 100wpm and in fact many of them move the mouse up to the menu bar, to click on “Edit”, and then “Copy”. If you’re one of these people, well, I’m sorry. I’m sorry you didn’t know about this app sooner. Hopefully you’ll be well soon.

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Making Your iPhone Work For You — iPhone is for everyone.

Apple’s iPhone, truly, is for everyone. If you scoff at the sound of that sentence, this article may be just for you. In this segment of “Making Your iPhone Work For You” you’ll find a guided explanation through the customization process for the masterly menu that makes iPhone the one for all — the Accessibility Shortcuts Menu.

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Mac Pro Tips: How to install yabai and skhd

In our last post, we briefly went over yabai, which is a tiling window manager for macOS. If you’re not experienced with Linux systems, the concept of a window manager (WM) is likely foreign to you, so I’ll pause briefly to provide an explanation and definition of a window manager, specifically a “tiling” WM.

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The internet is dead, long live the internet!

The internet is a marvelous invention, and I could write a long series of dense books on why it’s marvelous, and what exactly makes it marvelous. Perhaps I shall. However, this format of media (being on the internet, of course) doesn’t exactly lend itself to long unengaging texts… Although hey,…

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Mac Pro Tips: Window Management.

If you’re one of the many mac users who’s spending a significant amount of time on your computer, you’ve likely spent some time thinking about how to speed up your workflow.

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The Metaverse — a series in and of itself

If you’ve never found yourself hanging around the horned-rim glasses wearing literary fans or the all in black art crowd, you may not be familiar with the word “meta” and it’s many uses. Its origin story, like many others, takes place in ancient greek mythology. Meta was the first wife of the Athenian king, Aegeus. The word itself, Meta, is derived from μετά, meta, meaning “beyond” or “after”. Meta was the equivalent to the Latin “post-” or “ad-”. However, the contemporary version of Meta is not very old; meta appeared for the first time in 1988. Despite its age, Meta, has many definitions, all of which make it an uncanny name for the future of technology… or rather, of all things.

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We Invented Emoji Rhyming Slang!

Ready to use emoji rhyming slang? It’s like Cockney rhyming slang, but with emoji! Rhyming slang has been around for ages and the best known, or rather the one that most people have heard of is Cockney rhyming slang, which has been around since at least the early 1800s. However there is also Australian rhyming slang, which was adopted by criminals and crime gangs on the west coast of the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. And why do we say that we invented it? Well, if you Google something and there are no results, we take that as pretty good evidence that we are the first, or, at least, the first to discuss and use it publicly.

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Full Text of June 16, 2022 Statement of Judge J. Michael Luttig to the January 6th Committee

Here is the full text of the statement by Judge Michael Luttig that was submitted this morning to the House Select Committee investigating January 6th, 2021 (“J6 committee”). Note that Judge Luttig did not coin the phrase “Republican blueprint to steal the election”, nor put it in this statement, although he did discuss “the blue print” during his live testimony today, when he said that “Donald Trum and his allies are executing the blueprint now, in plain view of the American people.” However it was CNN that coined the phrase “Republican blueprint to steal the 2024 election” in the headline that CNN placed above Judge Luttig’s April 2022 OpEd.

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Help the Internet Patrol by Taking this 1-Question Survey on Email Personalization

Does your name in the subject line of an email marketing message or email from a business make you MORE or LESS likely to open the email?

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Updated Information about the Massive ParkMobile Data Breach

The personal data of more than 20million ParkMobile customers has been hacked, and put up for sale in a hacking forum.

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How to Direct Phone Calls From Your Android Phone to Your Windows 10 PC

Making calls and answering your phone while working on your PC can be pretty annoying, but Microsoft has changed that with the Your Phone app.

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What is QAnon and Why is it Gaining in Popularity?

QAnon is an Internet-based conspiracy theory holding that a cabal of politicians, celebrities, pedophiles, and human trafficking cartels are covertly controlling world events while collecting life-extending compounds from the blood of trafficked children. QAnon’s origins harken back to a post, posted by an anonymous poster on 4chan, on October 28th,…

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With Kids Having Increased Online Time Here is How to Protect Them Using Free Parental Control Apps

To keep kids safe, some parents may want to add parental controls to their computers and mobile devices. NOTE: We recognize that this can be a sensitive subject and that reasonable minds can differ as to whether parents should monitor their children’s online activities like this. We think that we…

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Global Privacy Control, Will It Succeed Where ‘Do Not Track’ Failed?

Privacy has become a delicate and controversial affair in the digital age because it seeks to strike a balance between the right to information and the ability to control personal data. This is evident in the back and forth over the recent drive for the Global Privacy Control initiative, which…

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Digital Nomad Life: What are Digital Nomads and is it Worth Leaving Your Job?

As the work world shifts ever more towards people working remotely, and as even those people who were previously skeptical are embracing the new paradigm, the view of what is an acceptable location for a worker to perform their duties is evolving to include work-life tourism, also known as ‘digital…