Those of you who read the Internet Patrol regularly know that it’s super-easy to paste one image into another in Preview, but did you know that you can also easily rotate or tilt that second image to any slanted angle that you want? And you can do the same for text! You can rotate it, tip it, slant it, even make it vertical! It’s all easy, once you know how!
You know that the Mac Mail app can organize your email into threaded conversations, but how to actually get it to do that – how to set the conversation view in Mac Mail – is weirdly not obvious. However the reason that it’s not obvious how to turn on threaded conversations in Mac Mail actually relates to a nifty aspect of the threaded view feature. Read on!
Let’s say you want to search all of the text messages that you have received on your Mac via Messages (formerly iChat), sent using Apple’s iMessage system, because you know someone sent you some information via chat messages, but you can’t remember who, or you can remember who but it was so long ago that scrolling back on your iPhone or in your Mac’s Messages chat window would take forever. Here are two methods to search all of your archived Mac messages at once.
Did you just get one Operation Amber Alert too many on your smartphone? Fed up with how the vast majority of Operation Amber Alerts are not about stranger abductions that endanger the child (or about stranger abductions at all)? You’re not alone. Here’s how to turn off and disable Operation Amber Alerts on your iPhone and Android phone.
If you are anything like me, you quickly got tired of having to delete the “On such-and-such a date, so-and-so wrote:” attribution quote line every ..single ..time ..you replied to an email in Mac’s native mail program, Mail.app. Oddly, given how friendly the Mac generally is, there is no way to alter, customize, edit, or remove that infernal line through preferences. Or, really, through any other obvious way. Here’s how to change it. Here is how to fix it for all versions, including the change for 10.8 Mountain Lion!
Lots of people want to change the color of individual mailbox folders on their Mac in the Mail app, in order to quickly and visually distinguish one mail folder from another. Despite dozens, if not hundreds, of threads looking for this option on the Mac forums, it has never been added as a feature. But there is a way that you can do something just as good – in fact we think better! – to visually distinguish mailbox folders in your Mac mail app program! You can use emoji as icons in your mailbox names!
Tired of all those apps that you no longer use taking up space on your computer? If you have apps that you no longer want to use on your iPhone or iPad, you may have tried to figure out how to delete them permanently from your Mac, Macbook, or other computer. And you may have been frustrated to see them popping right back up in iTunes, and taking up space.
Can’t log into your account via an app, or via the web, when you know that you are using the right password? In fact, when you try to log in using the exact same password on the web, or via the app, respectively (whichever one is not the one you are having trouble with) the password works perfectly? We may have the answer.
If you find that Firefox starts slowing down, perhaps even displaying the spinning disk (also referred to by some as the ‘Mac Spinning Color Wheel of Death’) after a day or so of use, even after updating to the latest version of Firefox, try this.
If you are like so many other people, you may have agreed to a recurring charge (‘subscription’) from within an app such as Bumble, Tinder, Nomorobo, or other app, and then completely forgot about it (that would be the ‘set it and forget it’ that these apps count on), only to be reminded of it when you get an email reminder like the below. And now you want to know how to change or cancel that subscription, but the ‘helpful’ reminder is silent on that point.
Did you accidentally reset your Firefox browser and so, you think, lost the opportunity, after closing and reopening Firefox, to recover tabs or windows or pages you had open in Firefox before you closed it? This most often happens when you close Firefox, planning to reopen it and restore tabs and windows, but before you get a chance to do that you click on a link in an email or text message, and suddenly Firefox reopens to that link.
We’ve been saying for ages that the Gmail spam filters are excellent. However there has never been a (easily found) way to have Gmail automatically mark something as spam and send it to the Gmail spam folder, by which we mean something that you have defined as spam, even though the Gmail spam filters may not have. But we’ve figured it out, so here is how to have Gmail automatically tag as spam something you define as spam, and send it to the spam folder.
If you have ever been on the receiving end of an Evite invitation, you know that once your ‘friend’ gives your email address to Evite (almost always without asking you first) you will receive an endless stream of spam (it’s spam because you did not request it, let along give them permission to put your email address on their mailing list) from Evite, seemingly with no way to opt out of it (making it a violation of Federal law, but apparently Evite doesn’t care about that). Here is out to opt out of Evite notifications and other Evite spam.