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Three Connectivity Problems Remote Workers Are Having During the Pandemic

The pandemic has forced large numbers of those who are still employed—nearly half the American workforce, by some estimates—to work from home. And while that has actually improved productivity for many people, partly due to eliminating time-consuming commutes, remote work comes with its own challenges. Here are three of the top problems we’ve been [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:13:52-04:00August 7th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Three Connectivity Problems Remote Workers Are Having During the Pandemic

Apple Significantly Enhances the 27-inch iMac

Apple’s workhorse desktop Mac, the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, hasn’t seen an update since March 2019—nearly a year and a half ago. Happily, the company has finally released a new version of the popular iMac, outfitting it with 10th-generation Intel processors, increasing its RAM and storage capacities, and improving its audio and [...]

By |2020-08-06T14:14:14-04:00August 6th, 2020|Mac, News, Products, Releases|Comments Off on Apple Significantly Enhances the 27-inch iMac

Use This Trick to Find a Missing App Window

Every so often, we hear from a Mac user with a seemingly impossible problem: a document window in some app is opening somewhere outside of the screen so it’s effectively invisible and they can’t work with it in any way. Just closing (with File > Close) and reopening the window, or quitting and relaunching [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:11:21-04:00August 4th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Use This Trick to Find a Missing App Window

Need to Schedule a Group Meeting or Sign Up Volunteers? Try Doodle!

Have you ever set up a group meeting, whether in person or via videoconferencing, but found it cumbersome to find a time that works for everyone? Or maybe you want to solicit volunteers for an event? There’s a neat online tool that makes such logistics easy: Doodle. You can use it for free (with [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:08:58-04:00July 31st, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips, Products|Comments Off on Need to Schedule a Group Meeting or Sign Up Volunteers? Try Doodle!

Prevent Unsightly Tab Buildup in Safari on Your iPhone and iPad

Whenever you tap a link to open a Web page on your iPhone or iPad, it automatically opens a new tab. Having hundreds of tabs open won’t cause any problems but can make working with tabs clumsy. You can close all tabs—touch and hold the tab button and then tap Close All X Tabs—but [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:05:53-04:00July 28th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Prevent Unsightly Tab Buildup in Safari on Your iPhone and iPad

Macs Switching from Intel Chips to Apple Silicon—Answers to Your Questions

At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, the company dropped a bombshell: in the future, Macs will no longer be powered by Intel chips but will instead rely on custom-designed Apple chips. As surprising as this is, the company has made such massive transitions twice before: first in 1994 with the move from Motorola’s 68000 [...]

By |2020-07-03T14:58:27-04:00July 24th, 2020|News, Releases|Comments Off on Macs Switching from Intel Chips to Apple Silicon—Answers to Your Questions

Do You Know What the Scroller in a Scroll Bar Tells You?

Whenever you view a document that’s longer than will fit onscreen, a scroll bar appears (often only if you’re actively scrolling). That’s true whether you’re using an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Inside the scroll bar is a control called a scroller that you can drag to scroll more quickly than by swiping or using [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:03:36-04:00July 21st, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Do You Know What the Scroller in a Scroll Bar Tells You?

Got a Mac Laptop? Here’s What You Need to Know about Battery Health Management in Catalina

We all want Mac laptops that can run for days on a single charge and never need their batteries serviced. Sadly, we’re always going to be disappointed. Battery and power management technologies continually improve, but those improvements are matched by more powerful processors and smaller designs with less room for battery cells. And, because [...]

By |2020-06-16T12:34:52-04:00July 17th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Got a Mac Laptop? Here’s What You Need to Know about Battery Health Management in Catalina

Approve App Authentication Requests with Your Apple Watch in Catalina

Tired of typing your admin account password whenever you try to install software or change security settings on your Mac? A new feature in macOS 10.15 Catalina removes that requirement for Apple Watch owners. In System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General, select the checkbox for “Use your Apple Watch to unlock apps [...]

By |2020-06-16T12:32:48-04:00July 14th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Approve App Authentication Requests with Your Apple Watch in Catalina

Here’s How the Exposure Notification System from Apple and Google Protects Your Privacy

Apple recently released iOS 13.5, incorporating a new Exposure Notification API in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve seen a few people freaking out about this, but seriously, calm down, folks. At best, the Exposure Notification API could lower contact tracing costs, reduce the spread of COVID-19, prevent life-changing health consequences, and save [...]

By |2020-06-16T12:30:23-04:00July 10th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Here’s How the Exposure Notification System from Apple and Google Protects Your Privacy