Two Secret Key Combos for Forward Delete on the Magic and MacBook Keyboards

Traditionally, extended keyboards come with a Forward Delete key that, when you press it, deletes characters to the right of the insertion point, unlike the main Delete key, which deletes to the left of the insertion point. Forward Delete still exists on Apple’s Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, but it’s missing from the Magic [...]

By |2019-09-03T17:07:03-04:00October 8th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Two Secret Key Combos for Forward Delete on the Magic and MacBook Keyboards

Go Beyond External Hard Drives with Network-Attached Storage

If you’ve filled up your external hard drives or become frustrated by their limitations, it’s time to look into a network-attached storage (NAS) device. What’s a NAS? It’s an intelligent storage device that can accept one or more hard drives or SSDs and connects to your network via Ethernet. NAS Benefits A NAS is [...]

By |2019-09-03T16:56:48-04:00October 4th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Go Beyond External Hard Drives with Network-Attached Storage

Some of Our Favorite Features of macOS 10.15 Catalina

In a break from Apple’s pattern of alternating cycle of releases, macOS 10.15 Catalina is not a refinement of 10.14 Mojave like 10.13 High Sierra was for 10.12 Sierra. Instead, Catalina boasts significant changes, both obvious things like new apps and less-obvious things like under-the-hood improvements. Here are some of our favorites. iTunes Is [...]

By |2019-09-03T17:15:31-04:00September 27th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Some of Our Favorite Features of macOS 10.15 Catalina

Personalize Your Mac with Custom Document Icons

Do you have a document that you open regularly, perhaps from your Desktop? If you’d like to make it stand out from other documents, why not give it a custom icon? This was common practice on the Mac back in the day, and it’s still possible in modern versions of macOS. Go to Google [...]

By |2019-09-03T17:02:37-04:00September 24th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Personalize Your Mac with Custom Document Icons

Make a Backup before Upgrading to Catalina or iOS 13!

Confession time. If there’s one topic we can’t stop talking about, it’s backups. Backups are essential, since no one can guarantee that your Mac or iPhone won’t be lost or stolen, be caught in a flood from a broken pipe, or just fail silently. It happens. You should have a good backup strategy that [...]

By |2019-09-03T17:11:44-04:00September 13th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Make a Backup before Upgrading to Catalina or iOS 13!

Need to Restart a Mac That Has Frozen? Here’s How

It’s extremely uncommon for a Mac to freeze or crash these days, but it can happen. What should you do if your Mac locks up and becomes completely unresponsive to the mouse and keyboard? The trick is to press and hold the power button until the Mac turns off. Wait 5 or 10 seconds, [...]

By |2019-08-28T23:58:30-04:00September 10th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Need to Restart a Mac That Has Frozen? Here’s How

Six Tips for Writing Better Email

Apple has put a lot of effort into Mail, providing lots of features you can employ to get through your email more quickly. But one of the most effective ways to improve your email productivity has nothing to do with an app. Instead, train yourself to write better email and you’ll cut down on [...]

By |2019-08-28T23:56:50-04:00August 30th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Six Tips for Writing Better Email

Learn How to Autofill SMS Login Codes in iOS 12 and Mojave

An ever-increasing number of Web sites boost their security via two-factor authentication (2FA), which requires you to type in a short numeric code to complete a login after entering your username and password. It’s a big win because that code is generated on the fly and is good for only a short time (often [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:58:08-04:00August 23rd, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Learn How to Autofill SMS Login Codes in iOS 12 and Mojave

Annoyed by Your Holiday Music Playing out of Season? Stop It with This Tip

“Winter Wonderland” may be a great song to listen to when the snow flies, but if you’re sweltering in the summer heat, having it pop up while iTunes is shuffling through your music feels wrong. Happily, there’s a way to prevent holiday music from playing out of season—this trick is also useful for keeping [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:44:32-04:00August 20th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Annoyed by Your Holiday Music Playing out of Season? Stop It with This Tip

Buy Quality Cables to Avoid Possible Device Damage or Even Fires

Apple’s prices for Lightning, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3 cables often seem high—$19 for a USB-C to Lightning cable or $29 if you want a 2-meter version? Unfortunately, when it comes to cables, you often get what you pay for. Happily, other reputable hardware manufacturers like Anker and Belkin make quality cables and often charge [...]

By |2019-07-18T11:57:04-04:00August 9th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Buy Quality Cables to Avoid Possible Device Damage or Even Fires