Disable or Remap the Caps Lock Key to Avoid Accidental ALL CAPS

As you undoubtedly know, TYPING IN ALL CAPS is considered shouting on the Internet. Doesn’t it bug you when you accidentally tap the Caps Lock key and start writing in uppercase? The Caps Lock key is vestigial—it was invented as a “Shift lock” key to make it easier to type the second characters on [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:26:11-04:00April 7th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Disable or Remap the Caps Lock Key to Avoid Accidental ALL CAPS

Invoke Split View More Easily in Catalina

Split View on the Mac helps you focus on your work in one app—perhaps a word processor—while providing access to one other app, like a Web browser. (Make sure “Displays have separate Spaces” is selected in System Preferences > Mission Control.) Before macOS 10.15 Catalina, you had to click and hold on the green [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:19:31-04:00March 24th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Invoke Split View More Easily in Catalina

Troubleshooting Steps for When Your Mac Won’t Print 

There’s little more frustrating than being unable to print a document when you need it. You choose File > Print, and nothing happens. Or, worse, macOS looks like it’s printing, so you focus on some other task, only to realize 20 minutes later that nothing has come out of the printer. Now what? Try [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:32:34-04:00March 20th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Troubleshooting Steps for When Your Mac Won’t Print 

Unsubscribe from Marketing Email to Lighten Your Inbox Load

Are you overwhelmed by email? Is your Inbox filled with promotions, special offers, and the like? These messages aren’t spam—you almost always bought something from the company or have some sort of relationship with the sender—but that doesn’t mean you want to hear from them repeatedly. Luckily, it’s easy to get off the lists of [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:17:15-04:00March 17th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Unsubscribe from Marketing Email to Lighten Your Inbox Load

Preparing Your Organization for a Possible COVID-19 Quarantine

As of this writing, the respiratory disease COVID-19 has caused nearly 3000 deaths and infected over 80,000 people worldwide. There are relatively few cases in North America currently, but that could increase significantly. For high-quality information about COVID-19, turn to the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:29:20-04:00March 13th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Preparing Your Organization for a Possible COVID-19 Quarantine

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

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

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

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