Collaborate with Colleagues in Google Docs

Collaboration is what all the cool kids—well, all the competitive businesses—are doing these days because it’s efficient and effective. See “Stop Mailing Files Around and Use Collaborative Apps” and for users of Apple’s iWork, “Collaborate with Colleagues in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.” Today we’re going to look at collaborating using Google’s Web-based productivity suite, [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:37:39+00:00April 19th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Collaborate with Colleagues in Google Docs

Look before You Leap with Safari’s Link Preview

When you follow a link in Safari, you generally don’t know where you’re going to end up. That’s fine most of the time, but what if you’re concerned that a site might be trying to trick you into going somewhere malicious? Safari provides an easy way to look at the URL under a link. [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:46:28+00:00April 16th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Look before You Leap with Safari’s Link Preview

Is Your Photos Library Too Big? Here’s How to Move It to an External Hard Drive

SSDs are essential for ensuring optimal performance on a Mac, but because they’re expensive, many people don’t have as much built-in storage space as they would like. If your Photos library has grown to the point where your SSD is nearly full, it might be time to think about offloading it to an external [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:34:38+00:00April 12th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Is Your Photos Library Too Big? Here’s How to Move It to an External Hard Drive

Photos Not Syncing between Devices Properly via iCloud Photos?

iCloud Photos (which Apple previously called iCloud Photo Library) is wonderful when it’s working. Take some photos on your iPhone, and they appear on your Mac and iPad a minute later. Delete unnecessary shots and edit the others on your Mac, and your iPhone and iPad reflect those changes almost immediately. But what if [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:43:41+00:00April 9th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Photos Not Syncing between Devices Properly via iCloud Photos?

What’s with All These Dialogs Saying, “SomeApp is not optimized for your Mac”?

If you’re running macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra or macOS 10.14 Mojave, you may have seen a dialog that says an app isn’t optimized for your Mac. The message differs slightly between High Sierra and Mojave, with the High Sierra version telling you the developer needs to update the app to improve compatibility whereas Mojave [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:31:53+00:00April 5th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on What’s with All These Dialogs Saying, “SomeApp is not optimized for your Mac”?

Apple Music Can Be Your Personal DJ

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, you probably know that it can play music that’s related to a particular artist or track—just tell Siri, “Play a radio station based on the Beatles” to get a bunch of songs from the likes of the Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, and Elton John. That radio station [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:16:24+00:00April 2nd, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Apple Music Can Be Your Personal DJ

Gone Phishing: Five Signs That Identify Scam Email Messages

A significant danger to businesses today is phishing—the act of forging email to fool someone into revealing login credentials, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information. Of course, phishing is a problem for individuals too, but attackers more frequently target businesses for the same reason as bank robber Willie Sutton’s apocryphal quote about why [...]

By |2019-03-02T14:44:12+00:00March 29th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Gone Phishing: Five Signs That Identify Scam Email Messages

Here’s How to Capture a Full-Screen Screenshot of a Web Page

You know that Command-Shift-3 takes a screenshot of the entire screen and Command-Shift-4 lets you pick a window, menu, or arbitrary selection for your screenshot. And Mojave introduced Command-Shift-5 to give you an interface to screenshots and screen recordings. But how would you capture a screenshot of a long Web page that requires scrolling? [...]

By |2019-03-02T14:24:32+00:00March 26th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Here’s How to Capture a Full-Screen Screenshot of a Web Page

Collaborate with Colleagues in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

We talked last month generally about real-time collaboration and why it’s so efficient and effective—see “Stop Mailing Files Around and Use Collaborative Apps.” Now we’re going to explain how to start collaborating in Apple’s iWork suite of apps: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. Happily, the basics are similar in all three apps. We’ll focus on [...]

By |2019-03-02T14:41:28+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Collaborate with Colleagues in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

Did You Know Families Can Share Mac and iOS Apps Purchased from the App Store?

Have you ever looked over your spouse’s shoulder and thought, “Hey, that’s a cool app.”? If you set up Family Sharing (in System Preferences > iCloud on the Mac, and in Settings > Your Name in iOS), you can download almost any app that someone else in your family has purchased on either the Mac [...]

By |2019-03-02T14:17:02+00:00March 12th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Did You Know Families Can Share Mac and iOS Apps Purchased from the App Store?