PostScript Type 1 Fonts Losing Support This Year—Here’s What to Do

For you graphic designers out there, Adobe has announced that it will be ending support for PostScript Type 1 fonts starting with Photoshop in 2021. All Adobe apps will stop allowing users to author content using Type 1 fonts beginning January 2023. This announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise. Adobe introduced Type 1 fonts [...]

By |2021-04-05T15:59:10-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on PostScript Type 1 Fonts Losing Support This Year—Here’s What to Do

Web Ads: Making the Best of a Lose-Lose Scenario

Typically, we like to help you solve problems in these articles. But there’s one problem we all face that has no good solution: ads on Web pages. Let us explain the background, after which you can decide how you want to proceed. Put simply, advertising is the economic engine of the Web. Google and [...]

By |2021-04-05T15:55:00-04:00April 16th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Web Ads: Making the Best of a Lose-Lose Scenario

When Asking about Phishing Email, Make Sure to Write Separately Too

Sadly, email is not an entirely reliable communications medium, thanks to spam filters, addressing errors, and server failures. With certain types of email, it’s worth double-checking that a message was seen. One example of that we see is with reports of phishing email, which miscreants use to try to trick you into revealing passwords, [...]

By |2021-04-05T15:45:18-04:00April 13th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on When Asking about Phishing Email, Make Sure to Write Separately Too

It’s Time to Consider Upgrading to macOS 11 Big Sur

We’re cautious when it comes to recommending upgrades to new versions of macOS. Apple makes the upgrade process easy—though it can be time-consuming—but upgrading can create workflow interruptions, render favorite apps inoperable, and have other consequences. At the same time, it’s important to stay in sight of the cutting edge for security reasons and [...]

By |2021-04-05T15:51:46-04:00April 9th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on It’s Time to Consider Upgrading to macOS 11 Big Sur

Having Trouble Finding Files on Your Mac? Here’s How to Reset Spotlight

For the most part, Spotlight works well. Press Command-Space or use the Search field in a Finder window, and it finds everything that matches your search term. Sometimes, however, Spotlight fails to turn up a file that you know is present, likely due to index corruption. To fix the problem, you can force Spotlight [...]

By |2021-04-05T15:42:16-04:00April 6th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Having Trouble Finding Files on Your Mac? Here’s How to Reset Spotlight

Home Sharing Lets You Access Media on Your Mac from Other Local Apple Devices

In the heyday of iTunes, Apple users stored their music, movies, and TV shows on their Macs and shared them with other Macs in their homes, as well as their iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. Of late, however, streaming has become Apple’s preferred media consumption approach, thanks to the rise of Apple Music and [...]

By |2021-02-22T19:58:34-04:00March 26th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Home Sharing Lets You Access Media on Your Mac from Other Local Apple Devices

Getting Started with 1Password

We’ve long recommended that everyone use a password manager like 1Password instead of attempting to memorize or write down passwords. Although there are other password managers, 1Password is the leading solution for Apple users, thanks to a focus on macOS and iOS from its earliest days. 1Password offers numerous benefits, including: Automatic generation of [...]

By |2021-02-22T19:56:26-04:00March 19th, 2021|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Getting Started with 1Password

Keep Your Mac Quiet at Night and During Presentations with Do Not Disturb

We’re all accustomed to the Do Not Disturb feature on our iPhones since they’re with us for most of the day and often spend the night next to the bed. But Apple long ago added Do Not Disturb to the Mac as well, and it’s useful for muting your Mac at night to eliminate [...]

By |2021-02-22T19:54:17-04:00March 16th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Keep Your Mac Quiet at Night and During Presentations with Do Not Disturb

Forget Adobe Acrobat: Preview May Be All You Need to Work with PDFs

We regularly hear from people who think they need Adobe Acrobat DC to manipulate PDFs. Don’t misunderstand: Adobe Acrobat is the gold standard, but it’s complicated and expensive—$14.99 per month or as part of Creative Cloud for $52.99 per month. In contrast, Apple’s Preview is easy and free with macOS. Here are six tasks [...]

By |2021-02-22T19:52:19-04:00March 12th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Forget Adobe Acrobat: Preview May Be All You Need to Work with PDFs

Reclaim Local Storage Space by Removing iCloud Drive Downloads

With iCloud Drive, Apple provides an Optimize Mac Storage checkbox that, when checked, stores the full contents of iCloud Drive on the Mac only if there’s enough space. However, you may wish to recover local storage space without selecting that option—luckily, that’s easy to do. Open iCloud Drive in the Finder, Control-click a file, [...]

By |2021-02-22T19:45:12-04:00March 2nd, 2021|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Reclaim Local Storage Space by Removing iCloud Drive Downloads
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