Tag Archives: Touch Bar

How to Become a macOS Calculator App Power User

Recently, I showed readers of The Rocket Yard how to become power users of the macOS Stickies app. Now that you have your graduate degree in Stickies, it's time to move onto something even better – becoming a macOS Calculator...

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How to Group Apps Together in Launchpad on a Mac

Launchpad is the central location where you can see which apps are on your Mac and launch them as needed. However, if you’ve downloaded a LOT of software, the Launchpad window — or windows — may get cluttered quickly. Luckily,...

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Apple Updates the 13-inch MacBook Pro

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is available in Space Gray or Silver. Image via Apple Apple provided a surprise this morning with an announcement that nobody expected. The company released an all-new version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with most...

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How to Customize MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Some of Apple’s MacBook Pros (including the 16-incher) and the most recent MacBook Air come with the controversial Touch Bar. Some folks don't like it, but I'm a fan. If you are, too, you can customize it. If you’re not...

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How to Set Up Touch ID and Add Fingerprints on Mac Laptops

I recently purchased a 16-inch MacBook and immediately enabled Touch ID, which is available on most MacBook Pros and the latest MacBook Air. It lets you quickly unlock your Mac and make purchases using your Apple ID and Apple Pay with your fingerprint.

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How to Create Touch Bar Screenshots on a MacBook Pro

Apple’s controversial Touch Bar on some Mac laptops is actually a second, mini-display. Which means you can take a screenshot of whatever it’s displaying. Some folks think the Touch Bar is a waste of space and don't like that it adds to the ticket price of the Mac laptop. However, I find it fairly useful.

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