Did you know in Apple’s Mobile Safari browser you can reopen a tab that you recently closed? It’s pretty well hidden, so many people would never know. It remembers the last 5 tabs you closed, and here’s how to find it.
“Becoming Steve Jobs” is a book co-written by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli that has received some great reviews. Back in March of this year they came to the Apple Store in SoHo, NY (just a couple blocks from where I work) to talk about their book.
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!
Most people never think about it, but there’s a reason behind the design of the Mac’s Command icon. Check out Jared Sinclair’s blog post Origin of the CMD Symbol to learn more.
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.
In Mac OS X Yosemite, you can preview links in Safari with a 3-finger tap. Hover over a link in Safari, and tap your trackpad with 3-fingers to see a preview.
Did you know there are a few hidden settings in Instagram’s Hyperlapse app? They let you choose the video’s resolution, frame rate, and speed.
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.
Have you ever Googled something and found old, outdated results? Especially when searching for tech related news, wouldn’t it be nice to get only recent results? You can! Here’s how.
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.
Shutting down Windows 8 was harder than you’d think, so I made a video showing how it works. The 8.1 update made things easier, so thankfully shutting down Windows 8.1 is easier.
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.