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Disable or Remap the Caps Lock Key to Avoid Accidental ALL CAPS

As you undoubtedly know, TYPING IN ALL CAPS is considered shouting on the Internet. Doesn’t it bug you when you accidentally tap the Caps Lock key and start writing in uppercase? The Caps Lock key is vestigial—it was invented as a “Shift lock” key to make it easier to type the second characters on [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:26:11-04:00April 7th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Disable or Remap the Caps Lock Key to Avoid Accidental ALL CAPS

What to Do If You Run Low on iCloud Storage Space

By default, Apple gives every iCloud user 5 GB of storage space. That disappears quickly, given how it’s shared between iCloud Mail, iCloud Drive, iCloud Photos, Messages, and iCloud-enabled apps. Apple will, of course, sell you more iCloud space. $0.99 per month gets you 50 GB, $2.99 per month provides 200 GB, and for [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:39:16-04:00April 3rd, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on What to Do If You Run Low on iCloud Storage Space

Set Your Preferred Name and Photo for Messages in iOS 13

In your list of conversations in Messages, you probably have lots of people who have generic icons next to their names or numbers. You likely look like that to other people as well, but a new feature in iOS 13 lets you share your preferred name and avatar picture with other iMessage users (blue-bubble [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:22:29-04:00March 31st, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Set Your Preferred Name and Photo for Messages in iOS 13

Invoke Split View More Easily in Catalina

Split View on the Mac helps you focus on your work in one app—perhaps a word processor—while providing access to one other app, like a Web browser. (Make sure “Displays have separate Spaces” is selected in System Preferences > Mission Control.) Before macOS 10.15 Catalina, you had to click and hold on the green [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:19:31-04:00March 24th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Invoke Split View More Easily in Catalina

Troubleshooting Steps for When Your Mac Won’t Print 

There’s little more frustrating than being unable to print a document when you need it. You choose File > Print, and nothing happens. Or, worse, macOS looks like it’s printing, so you focus on some other task, only to realize 20 minutes later that nothing has come out of the printer. Now what? Try [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:32:34-04:00March 20th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Troubleshooting Steps for When Your Mac Won’t Print 

MacBook Air Update Features Magic Keyboard, iPad Pro Gets a Trackpad

In a widely expected update, Apple has introduced a new MacBook Air that replaces the much-maligned butterfly keyboard with the new Magic Keyboard. The MacBook Air also gains faster processors, enhanced graphics, and more storage options, all for $200 less than before. Apple also threw back the curtains on an updated iPad Pro that [...]

By |2020-03-19T17:12:33-04:00March 18th, 2020|iPad, Mac, News, Releases|Comments Off on MacBook Air Update Features Magic Keyboard, iPad Pro Gets a Trackpad

GatorTec COVID-19 Update

March 24, 2020 Update: Alachua County has issued an Emergency Stay at Home order (EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 2020-09) that went into effect last night, March 23, at 11:59 pm. Since GatorTec is considered an essential business, we will remain open our regular operating hours (Mon.-Sat. 10:00am - 6:00pm; Sun. 12:00pm - 6:00pm), with modifications [...]

By |2020-03-24T09:51:15-04:00March 17th, 2020|News|Comments Off on GatorTec COVID-19 Update

Unsubscribe from Marketing Email to Lighten Your Inbox Load

Are you overwhelmed by email? Is your Inbox filled with promotions, special offers, and the like? These messages aren’t spam—you almost always bought something from the company or have some sort of relationship with the sender—but that doesn’t mean you want to hear from them repeatedly. Luckily, it’s easy to get off the lists of [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:17:15-04:00March 17th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Unsubscribe from Marketing Email to Lighten Your Inbox Load

Preparing Your Organization for a Possible COVID-19 Quarantine

As of this writing, the respiratory disease COVID-19 has caused nearly 3000 deaths and infected over 80,000 people worldwide. There are relatively few cases in North America currently, but that could increase significantly. For high-quality information about COVID-19, turn to the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:29:20-04:00March 13th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Preparing Your Organization for a Possible COVID-19 Quarantine

The Fastest Way to Change Wi-Fi Networks in iOS 13

Historically, picking a new Wi-Fi network has required you to open the Settings app and tap Wi-Fi, forcing you to unlock your iPhone or switch away from what you were doing. In iOS 13, however, Apple added a better way to connect to a new Wi-Fi network. Open Control Center (swipe down from the [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:31:13-04:00March 10th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on The Fastest Way to Change Wi-Fi Networks in iOS 13