How to add a Dark Mode toggle to your Mac Dock

How to add a Dark Mode toggle to your Mac Dock.

Dark (or night) mode has become a must have feature for apps and devices over the past year or so. It is basically a display theme that is easier on the eyes in low light settings. A typical dark mode has some variation of a darker background with lighter text as opposed to the normal white background/black text, making it much more comfortable to read your phone in the dark.

iOS App of the Week: Delivery from the Pain

Delivery from the Pain

Those who followed our coverage of Last Day on Earth will already know that I'm a sucker for post-apocalyptic crafting games. Delivery from the Pain might as well be a Last Day clone and that's why it is getting my recommendation. The biggest difference between the two game is price. Last Day is free, while Delivery is $4.99. Delivery also includes a story, defined goals, and it does not have timers which makes it worth the download fee.

How to help your Uber driver spot you and other helpful tips

Uber Logo

Finding your Uber in crowded situations like after a sporting event can be troublesome especially when it is dark. There are typically many ride share services in the same area making it hard to identify your personal driver. You can use the Uber Beacon to identify your driver and to help the driver identify you in a crowd where many people may also be waiting for rides. To activate your Beacon, tap the Uber logo in the lower right hand corner of the app after your ride has been selected. You can then use the color selector to choose a color to be displayed in your driver's window. After your preferred color is selected hold up your device when your driver is near. Your phone will display your color and help your driver identify you.


How to block Fortnite purchases on the iPhone or iPad


It's been called video game "heroin" that has landed some children in rehab. Parents may be losing the battle against Fortnite addiction, but that doesn't mean they need to be on the hook for costly in-app purchases. The post-apocalyptic shooter includes in-game currency called V-Bucks. This currency can be purchased with real-world money to spend on customization items within the game. Even though Fortnite is fee to play, the game's developer, Epic, has reportedly raked in over $1 billion in sales across all platforms in 2018, according to an analysis by Super Data. This means a lot of people, including children, are spending big money on outfits, gliders, pickaxes and dance moves for their Fortnite characters. Luckily Apple has been down this road before and has included a way for parents to disable in-app purchases on iOS devices. Here's how:


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