How to stop the Mail app from randomly interrupting you in macOS

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How to prevent Mail from randomly appearing on macOS

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If you use Gmail inside Mail on macOS, you may have noticed an extremely frustrating bug that can cause the app to randomly shove itself in your face. It’s particularly annoying when you’re using another app in full screen mode.

You don’t have to suffer that anymore. In this how-to, we’ll show you an easy fix that permanently prevents unwanted Mail popups from occurring.

How to use ‘dot’ glitch to skip paywalls and watch YouTube without ads

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This quick trick lets you dodge YouTube ads.
This quick trick lets you dodge YouTube ads.
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Adding a single character to a URL can let you bypass some websites’ metered paywalls and watch YouTube videos without having to endure those annoying ads.

The simple hack — typing a “dot” immediately after the “.com” in a site’s URL — doesn’t work on every single website out there. But it does give you an advertisement-free pass to many of them.

Find a lost iPhone in the dark by using Apple Watch to light up its camera flash [Pro tip]

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How to light up iPhone's flash from Apple Watch.
Track down an iPhone faster at night.
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Pro-tip-4Finding a lost iPhone isn’t too difficult if you own an Apple Watch. By simply tapping a button in Control Center, you can play a sound that will help you locate your mislaid device. It’s also possible to light up iPhone’s LED flash.

The trick can make it easier to find a lost iPhone in a dark room. This pro tip will show you how to use it.