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How to Become a macOS Dictionary App Power User

Recently I've been taking deep dives into some of the apps that are part of macOS. So far, you've been given the knowledge to become a power user of the macOS Calculator and Stickies apps. Today, you'll learn how to squeeze every last bit of capability out of the Dictionary app. 3..2..1...Launch!

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Retro Apple: The Apple Newton MessagePad Was Well Ahead of Its Time

The Newton MessagePad series was truly a product line that was ahead of its time. It was the most highly anticipated product of the early 1990s, offering many smartphone features — without the phone, of course — in a portable package. The devices had a controversial life and never really achieved the mass popularity hoped for by the man who shepherded the Newton MessagePad through its development — John Sculley.

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Deeper Dive: The WWDC 2020 Keynote

Apple CEO Tim Cook Introduces the WWDC Keynote on June 22, 2020. All photos via Apple.com This year's Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote has come and gone, but Apple fans and developers alike can be sure that the impact...

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How to Enable ‘Hey, Siri’ in macOS Catalina

To use Siri, Apple’s “personal digital assistant,” on your Mac, you can click on the icon in the upper right corner of your screen to activate it. But wouldn’t it be nice if, like on an iPhone and Apple Watch, you could simply say “Hey, Siri” to fire it up? You can, though it takes a few steps.

Spell Check 101: Apple Apps

Cn u spel OK? Fortunately, Apple has created a spell checking capability that works well in just about any Apple app. Whether you're using Pages, Numbers, Keynote, TextEdit, Mail, Messages or Safari on your Mac, the same spell check tool comes to your rescue to ensure perfectly spelled documents. Let's take a look.

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