Issue #441 for June 15, 2017
The MacMost Newsletter: Issue #552
August 1, 2019
New Free Game: Bubble Blocks Puzzle
It has been a while since my last new iPhone game. Bubble Blocks Puzzle is my take on the popular block puzzle genre. Fill the game board with bubble shapes to beat your best score. Fish will come and clear any rows that you complete to give you more space. I decided to make this one free, and also ad-free. Give it a try and review it in the app store if you have a minute. Thanks! -- Gary
Many of us have hundreds of app on our iPhone and iPad home screens. Keeping them organized can be a chore. But you can use techniques like app folders and searching by keyword to help. It is also a good idea to delete apps you rarely use, knowing you can download them again easily. When organizing apps, you can drag more than one at a time. Read More...
If you want to go beyond the title text feature in iMovie, you can create your own styled text in Keynote or any image editing tool and use the resulting image as an overlay. Then you can use picture-in-picture keyframes in iMovie to animate the text popping in from one side or scale as it moves. You can use this technique with any transparent image for a variety of effects. Read More...
There are two ways to highlight text in Pages on the Mac. The first has to do with editing and revisions, and is usually used when collaborating on a document with others. But you can also highlight text purely as a style, placing a solid color behind characters. To make things easier, you can create character styles for different text highlight colors and even assign keyboard shortcuts to them. Read More...
In addition to using the Emoji Viewer to type special characters, or holding a key to add accents, you can also learn some special keyboard combinations using the Keyboard Viewer. These allow you to type some symbols like degrees, pi, the Apple symbol and accent marks using standard keystrokes with the help of the Option and Shift keys. The Keyboard Viewer allows you to see exactly which key combinations match which characters. This is dependent on the type of keyboard you own. Read More...
If you are designing a Numbers spreadsheet to give to users that allows them to enter values then you may want to prevent them from entering values outside of a range. You can use conditional highlighting to change the color or style of a cell if the user enters a bad value. You can use a formula in another cell to indicate a bad value, plus instructions. You can also use sliders, steppers and pop-up menu cell formats to limit values. Read More...
Adobe's AI for detecting photoshop alteration leads to a discussion on deepfake video, implications on society, and what, if anything, can be done. Elon Musk posts an awesome video of a booster return and landing. Cameras using lasers to take 3-D photos. More help in the fight against ransomware. Kevin's cleaning up cables, and Leo's cleaning up after Corgis. Subscribe at iTunes...
While Safari on Mac and iOS fills in passwords from your Keychain automatically, you can also request to see a list of your passwords on both platforms. Just tell Siri "Passwords" and you'll go straight to Safari Preferences on your Mac and Settings on your iOS device to see your passwords list.
Forgotton Anne
An adventure game with storytelling and light puzzle platforming.
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I'm often asked about the software and gadgets I use to produce the MacMost videos and in my work as a developer. So I've compiled a list of the products I use and recommend. Check it out. -- Gary
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