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Two Quick Tricks You Can Use with the iOS Space Bar

Sure, you know that the Space bar in the iOS virtual keyboard types a space character. But did you realize that if you tap it twice, it inserts a period? (Probably, but if not, now you do.) That’s to make it easier to provide proper punctuation, which will have the added benefit of irritating [...]

By |2020-08-05T15:57:16-04:00September 1st, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Two Quick Tricks You Can Use with the iOS Space Bar

Your Time Machine Drive Just Filled Up. What Should You Do?

It’s inevitable—your Time Machine backup drive is going to fill up. Time Machine is smart about backing up only files that have changed, but after months or years of usage, the drive will run out of space. What happens then? Before we explain, some background. On its first backup, Time Machine copies everything on [...]

By |2020-08-05T16:06:48-04:00August 28th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Your Time Machine Drive Just Filled Up. What Should You Do?

Yay! Older ScanSnap Scanners Get New Life in Catalina with ScanSnap Manager V7

About a year ago, Fujitsu informed owners of older models of the company’s ScanSnap scanners that it wouldn’t be updating the necessary ScanSnap Manager app to be 64-bit, effectively preventing those people from using their scanners in macOS 10.15 Catalina. Unexpectedly, Fujitsu has now reversed course, releasing ScanSnap Manager V7 with support for the [...]

By |2020-09-04T08:32:00-04:00August 25th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Yay! Older ScanSnap Scanners Get New Life in Catalina with ScanSnap Manager V7

How to Downgrade Adobe Creative Cloud Apps to Regain File Compatibility

Here’s the solution to a problem that clients have run into on occasion. In a workgroup that relies on Adobe Creative Cloud apps, one person might upgrade to the latest versions of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, whereas others don’t. Suddenly, if that person opens and re-saves a file in the new version, those using [...]

By |2020-08-05T16:04:38-04:00August 21st, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on How to Downgrade Adobe Creative Cloud Apps to Regain File Compatibility

Use This New Setting to Prevent iOS Updates from Consuming Precious Space

People whose iPhones or iPads have relatively little free space have long struggled with the fact that iOS likes to download updates so they’ll be ready for installation. “Who wants to wait for a long download?” Apple thought. Unfortunately, lots of people do. The problem is that if you don’t want to update right [...]

By |2020-08-05T15:52:05-04:00August 18th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Use This New Setting to Prevent iOS Updates from Consuming Precious Space

How to Choose the Best Uninterruptible Power Supply for Your Needs

With so many people working from home, lots of attention has been dedicated to making sure everyone has a functional computer, a reasonably ergonomic workspace, and a decent videoconferencing setup. One thing that many have overlooked, however, is the need for a reliable uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Particularly for those using desktop Macs or [...]

By |2020-08-05T16:02:05-04:00August 14th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on How to Choose the Best Uninterruptible Power Supply for Your Needs

Rearrange Icons on Your iPhone or iPad Home Screens More Easily

If you have lots of apps on your iPhone or iPad, rearranging their icons on your Home screens by dragging from page to page is tedious. Although the new App Library promised for iOS 14 later this year will help you find apps, rearranging them will still be a manual process. To make organizing [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:16:03-04:00August 11th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Rearrange Icons on Your iPhone or iPad Home Screens More Easily

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