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Learn How to Examine Your iPhone’s Battery Usage

A common question we hear is, “Why is my iPhone/iPad battery draining so fast?” Luckily, Apple provides tools that help you see exactly how your iPhone uses its battery over the last 24 hours and—with less detail—over each of the last 10 days. Plus, you can tweak settings that will improve battery life, both [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:26:10-04:00March 6th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Learn How to Examine Your iPhone’s Battery Usage

Make Your Mac More Useful by Managing Menu Bar Icons

If your Mac is anything like ours, it’s suffering from an infestation of menu bar icons. Sure, the Wi-Fi menu is essential, and many others can be helpful. But if you have too many, or they’re in random order, finding one when you need it can be frustrating. You can employ two techniques to [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:23:47-04:00March 3rd, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Make Your Mac More Useful by Managing Menu Bar Icons

Here’s How to Mark Up Photos and Screenshots with Text and Graphics in iOS 13

Ever wanted to take a photo of a receipt and circle the item for which you should be reimbursed? Or perhaps you’d like to put some text or a speech balloon on a photo? You can do all that and much more using iOS 13’s Markup tools. They’re available when you take a screenshot, [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:20:57-04:00February 28th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Here’s How to Mark Up Photos and Screenshots with Text and Graphics in iOS 13

Is Your iPhone Reporting “No Service” When You Know There’s a Signal?

Have you ever seen the dreaded “No Service” label at the top of your iPhone’s screen, even when you’re pretty sure there should be cellular reception? It’s not common, but the iPhone’s cellular radio can occasionally get confused. Luckily, you can easily fix the problem. Open Control Center (swipe down from the upper-right corner [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:17:17-04:00February 25th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Is Your iPhone Reporting “No Service” When You Know There’s a Signal?

To Prevent Spearfishing, Set a PIN or Passcode on Your Cell Phone Account

Spearfishing. It’s no longer just a tropical ocean sport that could provide seafood for dinner. In today’s tech world, spearfishing is when someone targets you specifically, usually with the goal of taking over your online accounts. Once that’s done, the attacker will try to siphon money from your bank account, impersonate you in an [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:14:09-04:00February 21st, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on To Prevent Spearfishing, Set a PIN or Passcode on Your Cell Phone Account

Make Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts on the Mac

Power users like keyboard shortcuts because it’s faster to press a couple of keys than to navigate lengthy menus. If you have trouble remembering shortcuts, check out KeyCue, which displays a concise table of all currently available shortcuts. But what about menu items that lack shortcuts? Make your own in System Preferences > Keyboard [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:10:26-04:00February 18th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Make Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts on the Mac

We’re Moving on Sunday, February 23, 2020

We are excited to announce that on Sunday, February 23, 2020 we will be moving to a new location to better serve you. Our new home will be 5218 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32608, just a few doors down from the Publix on the corner of SW 34th Street and Williston Road. We’ve [...]

By |2020-02-16T00:07:29-04:00February 16th, 2020|News|Comments Off on We’re Moving on Sunday, February 23, 2020

Strategies for Moving from Mojave to Catalina

For some Mac users, macOS 10.15 Catalina is no longer a choice. That’s because the new 16-inch MacBook Pro and the 2019 Mac Pro that Apple released late last year ship with Catalina installed and can’t run any previous version of macOS. But for most people, it’s time to consider an upgrade to Catalina. [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:08:23-04:00February 14th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Strategies for Moving from Mojave to Catalina

AirDrop Reception Not Working? Here’s the Likely Fix

AirDrop has become a fast and reliable way to transfer data from one iPhone to another that’s nearby. Just tap the share icon and in iOS 13’s activity view, either tap an AirDrop shortcut in the top row or tap AirDrop in the second row and select choose a person or device in the [...]

By |2020-01-04T05:26:03-04:00February 11th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on AirDrop Reception Not Working? Here’s the Likely Fix

How to Find the Snaps You Want in the Mac’s Photos App

Digital cameras have been around long enough that people have stopped making snarky comments about how hard it is to find anything in a shoebox filled with hundreds of unorganized photos. But given the tens of thousands of photos many of us now have, it’s hard to be smug about the ease of finding [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:27:58-04:00February 7th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on How to Find the Snaps You Want in the Mac’s Photos App