Microsoft bakes the best of Wunderlist into new To Do app

By

Microsoft-To-Do
The brand new To Do app is available now across all platforms.
Photo: Microsoft

Microsoft’s fancy new To Do app has arrived and is available now across all platforms. The big overhaul brings the best of Wunderlist and combines it with an improved design.

You’ll find more customization options, like the ability to set different backgrounds for each of your lists, and a new dark mode.

How to radically customize your Mac’s display

By

Mac customize display
Tweak your Mac's display with macOS' amazing accessibility options.
Photo: Wesson Wang/Unsplash

Just like iOS, the Mac has some great features hidden inside the accessibility section of the System Preferences (aka. Settings) app. Today we’re going to see how to tweak the Mac’s display to make it easier to use, for anyone. You can adjust the colours, make page elements easier to see, and even turn everything B&W. Let’s see what’s what.

Secure-erasing your Mac’s disks is no longer secure, Apple says

By

secure erase
Encrypting your disk is way safer than trying to 'secure' erase it.
Photo: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

In the olden days, when you wanted to replace your hard drive with a bigger one, you’d run a “secure erase” on it to completely remove any personal data. This would write zeros to the entire disk, overwriting anything already there.

But now, thanks to advances in storage tech, this no longer does the trick. (Not that you can change your own Mac SSDs now anyway.) The new secure-erase, says Apple, is to just encrypt your disk.

How to get the money you deserve for your old Apple Watch

By

watchOS 5
It might be getting old, but your Apple Watch could still be worth a small fortune.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

With big discounts to be had on Apple Watch Series 4, it’s an ideal time to upgrade — and sell off your old model.

It might seem like a relic now, but it’s probably still worth a small fortune — if you sell it properly. Here’s how to get the best price for your old Apple Watch and ensure you get paid fast.

How to stop your MacBook from powering up when you open it

By

Walking boots on beach
AutoBoot joke.
Photo: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

Mac laptops made in the last few years have an annoying/convenient feature. Open one up, and it powers on. MacBooks have woken from sleep when you open the lid for years, but now they boot from cold, too. Want to clean the keyboard without turning the thing on? Tough.

Or is it? If you want to stop this behavior, it’s easy. Here’s how.

How to turn your old Apple devices into quick cash

By

iPhone 8 iPad Macbook
Your aging Apple tech could be worth a small fortune.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Brand new Apple devices are right around the corner, with big refreshes for the iPhone, iPad Pro, and more expected this fall. If you’re planning to upgrade, it’s time to start thinking about selling your existing devices for some upgrade cash.

Your aging Apple gadgets could be worth a small fortune — and Cult of Mac wants to buy them! We typically pay more than other trade-in services, and we won’t leave you waiting forever for your money.