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

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 on iPad – how to change 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 25, 2021
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How to make Notion app open a recent 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 app and widget for iPad – things to know

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

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 8, 2021
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Where is the Return key in the Twitter app for iOS?

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 31, 2021
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How to control theme colors of Kindle app for 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 November 22, 2021
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How to search single artist’s portfolio on Freepik

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 May 27, 2021
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50 years of ebooks – an illustrated history

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 31, 2021
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Use Google to easier find images on Twitter

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 May 27, 2021
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How to resize a window on a Mac without an app

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

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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Should I change my 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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How to add a page to Favorites in Safari on a Mac

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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Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use

Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use

From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an "open jaw" design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.

Our score: 8.2/10

Amazon $29.99

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“I see a book, I see a coffee, I see a good day ahead” t-shirt

“I see a book, I see a coffee, I see a good day ahead” t-shirt

The t-shirt features a quote by Piotr Kowalczyk: "I see a book, I see a coffee, I see a good day ahead." The artwork is inspired by 17th century book title pages, using a classic Baskerville serif typeface.

Our score: 7.9/10

Amazon $14.99

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