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Tips, news, and quick how-to guides about popular applications, mainly for iPad and iPhone.

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Enable Put Display to Sleep hot corner

Automatic Dark Mode doesn’t work on your Mac? Here is what to do

• You have enabled automatic theme switching in the System Preferences, but the colors don’t change with sunset or sunrise. • Solution: put the monitor to sleep and wake it up again.

Piotr Kowalczyk October 18, 2021
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Weather widget iPad - how to edit location

Weather widget on iPad – how to change location

• There is no native Weather app for iPad, so there is no way to add multiple locations to check weather. • You can easily change the location displayed in the widget.

Piotr Kowalczyk September 26, 2021
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Make Notion app open last used page by default

How to make Notion app open a recent page by default

1. Add to Favorites your recent project or page. 2. Open the url of your main Notion workspace, and it will redirect to the most recent Favorite.

Piotr Kowalczyk September 25, 2021
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Weather widget iPad

Weather app and widget for iPad – things to know

• Every time you tap the Weather widget on the iPad, you get redirected to The Weather Channel webpage in Safari. • It’s because there is no native Weather app for iPad.

Piotr Kowalczyk September 25, 2021
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Google Chrome get rid of Reading List option

How to skip Reading List step when adding a bookmark in Chrome

1. When you click on a star to add a bookmark in Google Chrome, a new step forces you to choose between a bookmark and a Reading List. 2. To get rid of the Reading List step, use a shortcut Ctrl+D (Command+D).

Piotr Kowalczyk September 7, 2021
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Where is Return key in Twitter iPhone app

Where is the Return key in the Twitter app for iOS?

1. Tap 123 key in the bottom-left corner of the keyboard. 2. The Return key is located in the bottom-right corner, next to the space bar.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 27, 2021
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How to disable dark mode Kindle iPad iPhone

How to control theme colors of Kindle app for iPad & iPhone

1. Amazon Kindle app interface colors can be switched automatically with the iOS settings. 2. The theme colors used for Library and Reading are controlled independently – and differently.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 26, 2021
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Freepik how to search single artist resources

How to search single artist’s portfolio on Freepik

1. Use the Freepik search box to find matching results.
2. Once you find the right picture, go to its author’s home page and click the Next page button.
3. At the end of the url, type the search query.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 17, 2021
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1st-generation Kindle 2007 - 50 years of ebooks

50 years of ebooks – an illustrated history

Here is a list of milestones and most interesting facts from the history of electronic books.

Piotr Kowalczyk March 30, 2021
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Easily find and manage Twitter images with Google web search

Use Google to easier find images on Twitter

Google image search lets you fix the most irritating things when trying to find images directly on Twitter.

Piotr Kowalczyk February 16, 2021
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Mac resize window half the screen

How to resize a window on a Mac without an app

You can use two native Mac features to resize windows to half screen or one fourth of the screen.

Piotr Kowalczyk January 30, 2021
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Kindle for iOS group series in order

The newest Kindle for iOS app update groups and sorts books from single series

The new update of Amazon Kindle app for iPad and iPhone automatically groups books from one series, and puts them in the right order.

Piotr Kowalczyk January 27, 2021
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How to change Kindle email address

Should I change my Kindle email address?

• A unique Kindle email is automatically generated when you register a new Kindle. • For security and convenience, you should consider…

Piotr Kowalczyk January 26, 2021
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Safari Mac - add page to Favorites

How to add a page to Favorites in Safari on a Mac

1. Use a shortcut Command+D or click “Bookmarks” in a top menu and select “Add Bookmark…”. 2. In a dialog box, make…

Piotr Kowalczyk December 23, 2020
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Clever gifts for geeks - color theme t-shirts

Minimalist color theme t-shirts for geeks

These minimalist t-shirts show as if their colors were set by selecting one of the displayed color buttons. The designs are available in four colors, on over 70 items, including apparel, personal accessories, laptop sleeves, mugs, and more.

RedBubble $19.95

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Adjustable foldable iPad stand

Foldable, fully adjustable aluminum iPad stand

This stylish and stable stand from Satechi lets you adjust both the angle and height, helping you set your iPad closer to eye level. It’s helpful when you take part in online meetings or make lots of video calls. ⇢ More iPad stands.

Amazon $34.99

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