macOS Sierra: App Tabs in Apple Maps & More

macOS Sierra brings system-wide access to tabs for many Apple apps as well as third party apps. Apps may need to be updated to take advantage of them, but Apple has updated many of its own apps (such as Maps, Keynote, Numbers, etc.) to support tabs.

Tabs in Apple Maps

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How to Enable 4K Video Recording on the iPhone 6s

One of the big new features of the iPhone 6s is 4k video recording. So when I first got my new iPhone 6s I tried recording a video. I thought it looked the same as my previous iPhone, but didn’t have much time for further testing. I later learned that it does not shoot 4K video by default, you must enable it! Here’s how…

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The Best Sketch Bootstrap 3 Grid Template: Free Download

Updated : Version 2 removes some unnecessary guides, for less visual clutter.

I found that most of the Bootstrap grids for Sketch did not use Sketch’s Show Layout (Ctrl–L) or don’t mark the midpoint of column gutters, so that’s why I made this grid template. I hope you like it!

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Force Pinch-to-Zoom on Websites

Ever tried to pinch-to-zoom on a website and been annoyed that you can’t? Sadly this is something the website disabled on purpose. There’s a line of code they added to the webpage to prevent zooming. As a web developer I don’t believe in doing this, because it’s a major hindrance to many readers. Luckily there’s a workaround. You can make a bookmarklet that will let you enabling zooming on any website!

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Force iOS App Store to Refresh

Did you know that you can force the iOS App Store app on your iPhone or iPad to reload? It does not matter what tab/section you’re in: Featured, Top Charts, Updates, etc. You can force the entire store to update with this quick and easy tip.

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Siri Now Makes Speakerphone Calls

One of the new features in iOS 8.3 (released on Apr 9, 2015) is that Siri can place calls using the speakerphone! This finally makes hands-free calling in your car easy, especially if you turn on “Hey Siri” feature.

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Awesome Text Effects in Adobe Illustrator (Video)

I made my first YouTube video for Deke’s Techniques: The Challenge, back in 2012. The techniques still work (even in the latest versions of Illustrator), so I wanted to post it here now that I have a blog.

I won third place with this video. The contest had specific requirements for content and time, but I think you’ll learn some cool text effects in Illustrator.

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Welcome to My Blog

Welcome! I’m excited to start my own blog. Where will it go and how will you/others react? I want this to be a place where you can find useful tips, tricks, and thoughts about technology and design. I’m interested in many things, so I’ll post on a variety of topics such as: Macs, web design, Apple, photography, and more.

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