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Using Images in Mac Numbers Spreadsheets
You can use photos and other images in your Numbers spreadsheets, but not as values in cells. Learn how you can decorate a sheet with them, or use them in a clever way in a table to display a featured image.
How To Paste Without Styles or Formatting on a Mac
When you paste text it usually brings along all of the styles such as the font, size, bold, color, and so on. However, most apps allow you to paste using Paste and Match Style to strip the clipboard of its styling and use the settings at the current insertion point in your document.
Screen Capture Entire Web Pages On Your Mac (2023)
If you need to capture an entire web page, not just the visible portion, you do not need a third-party tool But you do need to know how to use some more advanced browser commands in either Safari, Chrome or Firefox.
10 Uses For the Copy Subject Function In macOS
The Copy Subject tool in macOS lets you lift the subject from the background of a photo or remove the background and leave the subject. You can use this to do a variety of things like make social media profile pictures, Contacts images, iMovie overlays, better presentation backgrounds and more.
How To Summarize Articles and Videos With ChatGPT
You can use ChatGPT to take the text of a long article and summarize it for you. You can even more it easier to digest by asking for bullet points. You can do the same for any video using the transcript.
What To Do Before Handing Your iPhone to a Cashier, Ticket-Taker or Police (Revisited)
Take a more detailed look at how to set up Guided Access in case you need to hand your iPhone to someone temporarily so they can see some information. Learn how this keeps you safe and in what situations you may need to use this.
How To Rebuild the Spotlight Index on Your Mac
The Spotlight index is used to let you search for files on your Mac. If searching is not working properly you can rebuild the Spotlight index.
ClipTools: How To Use Smart Clips

Smart clips let you paste text with extra programmable elements. You can use previously copied clipboard items, ask for input, select from a list, a current or future date and more.

Customizing Your Mouse Settings
f you use an Apple Magic Mouse with your Mac you should check out all of the customization settings. Even if you don't change anything, there are probably gestures you aren't aware of that you could be using.
Mac Lock Screen Settings
A new System Settings panel in macOS Ventura gives you control over when your Mac locks and what appears on the Lock Screen. It is important to review these settings and set them up to be as secure as possible for your situation.
Cropping Photos on Your Mac in the Photos App
Learn how to use the cropping tools in the Photos app. You can crop to any part of the photo, or stick with specific aspect ratios. You can also rotate and adjust the perspective of a photo.
Using the Terminal For a Better Mac Calculator
Another choice for doing calculations on your Mac is to use the Basic Calculator app inside the Terminal. It has some features that neither the Calculator app, Spotlight nor Siri have like variables, history, customization and more.
Getting the Most From Hot Corners On Your Mac
Hot Corners allow you to assign functions to the four corners of your Mac's screen. Just move your mouse pointer to one of those corners to activate Mission Control, Notification Center, lock the screen and more.
10 Variations On How To Take Screenshots On a Mac
If you take a lot of screenshots, check out these productivity tips to make your captures go to the folder you want, save to a different location each time, go straight to the clipboard, go into the Photos app, and more.
How Should You Format An External Drive For a Mac?
When you buy a new external drive for your Mac, it is not going to be formatted for your Mac. You should use Disk Utility to set the drive up right before using it.
A New Free Mac Utility App: ClipTools
ClipTools is a free clipboard manager and text selection utility for Mac from MacMost. With it you can access your clipboard history, save clips, use programmable Smart Clips, paste the date or time, insert example text, perform calculations and paste the result or replace the selection, convert numbers to words, sorts lines and so much more. Check out for a full list of features and an App Store link.
Customizing Your Trackpad Settings
If you use a Trackpad with your Mac you should check out all of the customization settings. Even if you don't change anything, there are probably gestures you aren't aware of that you could be using.
10 Things To Know About Using the Trash On Your Mac
The normal way to delete files on your Mac is to use the Trash or Bin folder. There are several shortcuts and advanced techniques that you should know about.
How To Customize the Clock in Your Mac Menu Bar
Your Mac shows the date and time at the top right. You can customize this to only show the time and whether to include things like AM/PM, seconds, and the day of the week. This is more than just a display as it acts as a button for Notifications Center and Do No Disturb.
Using Lists in Contacts on Mac, iPhone and iPad
Lists replace Groups in the Contacts app and since you can now manage them on the iPhone and iPad they are much more useful.