Safari 10 on macOS Sierra has a useful Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature to playback HTML5 videos in a small "always-on-top" window, just like on iPads with iOS 9+. To activate, just right-click a playing video and select Enter Picture-in-Picture. However, not all web videos seem to allow this, as they pop up their own menus without the PiP option. Here are two ways to try to enable PiP.
I've updated my MacBook to macOS Sierra, and it's rather underwhelming and half-hearted IMHO. And yes, dear eagle-eyed reader, Apple capitalizes the Mac in MacBook but not the Mac in macOS - what a confusing naming (lack-of-)convention. Still, macOS is a better name than OS X (can you say OS 10 10.X instead?)
I've stumbled on another "feature" that iOS 10 has mangled - SpotlightSuggestions in Look up. What does this double speak even mean? Worse, I can't even get rid of "Look Up" and revert my beloved "Define".
The Magnifier seems like it'd be useful. Here's how to setup the Home button Triple-click with multiple Accessibility Shortcuts and to avoid physically triple-clicking the Home button with the AssistiveTouch floating Home button.
I have updated to iOS 10, and so far, I'm really not impressed, since it brings so few features that I care about that work on my iPhone 6 and in my region.
I was recently at an office using a Ricoh Aficio multi-function printer. I downloaded the PPD Installer version 220.127.116.11 (dated 17/09/2014) for OS X 10.11 from the Ricoh Aficio MP 2510/3010/2590/3090 driver page. But no matter what I tried, the printer either could not be found or would print blank or garbled pages...
I wanted a simple stock portfolio monitoring tool. I failed to find a simple and free app, but happily discovered that Google Sheets does what I need perfectly!
About a month ago, I discovered Apple had imposed new limitations on the free Apple Developer account. This limits the period that an app can run on your phone to 7 days (due to Provisioning Profiles) and the number of changes you can make to the project (not the source code, but Capabilities like App Groups).
Apps, even after being removed from the Launchpad or Applications sidebar in Finder, do leave preferences and other files scattered around. Where are they, typically, and how does one find them?
I discovered that Xcode includes a diff tool called FileMerge. Where is it and how do you launch it?
I, like many other iPhone users, turn on AssistiveTouch so that I don't have to press the Home button. Historically, this button has been quick to fail, so using the on-screen icon will save some wear-and-tear. And with iOS 9, AssitiveTouch has become customizable! Shocking (for Apple, not much is customizable)!
To clean install Windows 10, you need more than the product key from an upgraded instance of Windows 7/8. You'll need a file called
tokens.dat created during the upgrade process.
Forget the complex or manual steps, or costly tools to get screen shots scaled down from a retina display. I have a shell script that triggers an interactive window screen capture, saves the screen shot (assumed to be 2x retina display), re-sizes it to 1x and compresses the PNG further! Best of all, it does not require paid software or Automator.
Some tweaks to my OS X shell (Terminal.app) that I've found useful.