Put Files in the Mac’s Trash Using the Keyboard

You know that you can drag files or folders to the Trash icon in the Dock for later deletion. And you probably know that you can select multiple items on the Desktop or in a Finder window by Command-clicking each one in turn (Shift-click to select a sequential range of items in a list [...]

By |2022-05-04T17:06:50-04:00May 24th, 2022|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Put Files in the Mac’s Trash Using the Keyboard

Copy and Paste Like a Pro with a Clipboard Utility

For our money, perhaps the most unheralded innovation of the computer age is Copy and Paste. No one thinks about the clipboard—that virtual shelf where copied text and images sit—because it just works. We all use Command-C to copy something and Command-V to paste it without having to retype the text, reimport the graphic, [...]

By |2022-05-04T17:05:19-04:00May 20th, 2022|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Copy and Paste Like a Pro with a Clipboard Utility

Understanding What “Vintage” and “Obsolete” Mean for Apple Products

Macs—and Apple products in general—tend to last a long time. It’s not unusual to see someone happily using an 8-year-old MacBook Pro. As much as it’s environmentally responsible to use electronics as long as possible, doing so may reduce your productivity or leave your business in a precarious situation if a hardware failure forces [...]

By |2022-05-04T16:59:52-04:00May 13th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Understanding What “Vintage” and “Obsolete” Mean for Apple Products

Apple Discontinues macOS Server—Start Your Migration Plans

In a move that should surprise no one, Apple has discontinued macOS Server, which started out as a server-focused version of Mac OS X and eventually morphed into a set of add-on network servers for macOS. Exactly what was in macOS Server varied over time, but in 2018, Apple trimmed it to just Profile [...]

By |2022-05-04T16:58:15-04:00May 10th, 2022|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Apple Discontinues macOS Server—Start Your Migration Plans

Increase Business Cybersecurity Awareness in Light of Russian Invasion of Ukraine

For several decades, Russia has targeted a wide variety of cyberattacks at countries with which it has had disputes. That includes the United States and other Western nations, which have recently levied unprecedented sanctions against Russia after it invaded Ukraine. President Biden has warned that “Russia could conduct malicious cyber activity against the United [...]

By |2022-04-07T14:12:48-04:00May 6th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Increase Business Cybersecurity Awareness in Light of Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Hidden Tricks for Navigating the Mac’s App Switcher More Quickly

Although the Mac’s Dock shows all your running apps, it’s often not the most efficient way to switch among them. Instead, turn to the App Switcher. You may know that pressing Command-Tab switches to the last-used app, making it easy to flip back and forth between two apps. However, if you press Command-Tab and [...]

By |2022-04-07T14:05:10-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Hidden Tricks for Navigating the Mac’s App Switcher More Quickly

Three Tricks for Dealing with Duplicated Contacts

In today’s world, there’s no reason to remember our contacts’ phone numbers or email addresses—that’s a job for our Macs, iPhones, and iPads. This sort of data is so core to using digital devices that Apple has long provided an ecosystem-wide solution in the form of Contacts and syncing through iCloud. Unfortunately, it’s all [...]

By |2022-04-07T14:11:02-04:00April 29th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Three Tricks for Dealing with Duplicated Contacts

Export Passwords from Safari to Ease the Move to a Password Manager

Although Apple has improved the built-in password management features in macOS and iOS (you can now add notes to password entries!), third-party password managers like 1Password and LastPass are still more capable. For those still getting started using a password manager, another new capability will ease the transition: Safari password export. To export a [...]

By |2022-04-07T14:03:26-04:00April 26th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Export Passwords from Safari to Ease the Move to a Password Manager

How Much Memory Do You Need in an M1-Based Mac?

If you’re thinking about buying a new Mac, you’re almost certainly planning to get one that uses a chip from Apple’s M1 family—the M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra. Only the Mac Pro and one Mac mini configuration still rely on Intel CPUs, and they will likely be discontinued before the end [...]

By |2022-04-07T14:08:14-04:00April 22nd, 2022|Mac Tips|Comments Off on How Much Memory Do You Need in an M1-Based Mac?

Universal Control Arrives in macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4

With the recent release of macOS 12.3 Monterey and iPadOS 15.4, Apple shipped Universal Control, the last major technology promised in its 2021 operating system upgrades. Universal Control enables you to use the keyboard and mouse or trackpad attached to one Mac to control up to three other Macs or iPads—you can even copy [...]

By |2022-04-07T14:06:42-04:00April 15th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Universal Control Arrives in macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4
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