Don’t Freak Out If You Get Blackmail Spam Containing an Old Password

Have you gotten an email message whose Subject line says something like “Change your password immediately! Your account has been hacked.”? If not, it may be only a matter of time before you do. It’s a scary message, especially because it contains one of your passwords, some threats, and a demand for money. Worse, [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:22:28+00:00December 14th, 2018|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Don’t Freak Out If You Get Blackmail Spam Containing an Old Password

Here’s How to Make Screenshots and Screen Recordings with Mojave’s New Interface

You probably fall into one of two camps: people who haven’t the foggiest idea what pressing Command-Shift-3 or Command-Shift-4 do on the Mac, and those who use those keyboard shortcuts regularly to take screenshots. Either way, macOS 10.14 Mojave makes it easier than ever to create a still image of what’s on your Mac’s [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:43:57+00:00November 30th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Here’s How to Make Screenshots and Screen Recordings with Mojave’s New Interface

To Update macOS 10.14 Mojave, Use This New System Preferences Pane

For years, you’ve used the App Store app to install operating system and app updates on your Mac. That’s still true for apps, but with macOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple moved operating system updates to the new Software Update preference pane, which replaces the old App Store preference pane. Open System Preferences > Software Update [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:41:44+00:00November 27th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on To Update macOS 10.14 Mojave, Use This New System Preferences Pane

What Are All These New Privacy Request Dialogs in Mojave?

With macOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple has beefed up the Mac’s privacy so it more closely resembles privacy in iOS. You’ve noticed that when you launch a new app on your iPhone or iPad, it often prompts for access to your photos or contacts, the camera or microphone, and more. The idea behind those prompts is [...]

By |2018-11-20T14:10:13+00:00November 16th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on What Are All These New Privacy Request Dialogs in Mojave?

Have You Noticed That Mojave’s Dock Shows Recent Applications?

The Mac’s Dock gives you quick access to frequently used apps, documents, and folders, and makes it easy to switch to a running app. In macOS 10.14 Mojave, the Dock has another feature: a list of apps you’ve used recently that aren’t on your default Dock. Icons for these apps appear between your Dock’s [...]

By |2018-10-01T14:08:40+00:00November 6th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Have You Noticed That Mojave’s Dock Shows Recent Applications?

Use Continuity Camera to Scan Documents and Take Photos Right into Mac Documents

Have you found yourself composing an email message on your Mac while staring glumly at the receipt or document you need to scan and attach to the message? Adding that scan to the message isn’t impossible, but until macOS 10.14 Mojave, it hasn’t necessarily been easy. It’s super simple now, thanks to a new [...]

By |2018-10-01T14:17:03+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Use Continuity Camera to Scan Documents and Take Photos Right into Mac Documents

Make Safari Tabs Easier to Identify by Adding Icons

Do you end up with so many tabs in Safari that it becomes impossible to read the truncated tab titles? There’s no shame in that, and Safari 12—which comes with macOS 10.14 Mojave and is a free update for 10.12 Sierra and 10.13 High Sierra—now offers an option to add an icon representing the [...]

By |2018-10-01T14:03:14+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Make Safari Tabs Easier to Identify by Adding Icons

Understanding Dark Mode in macOS 10.14 Mojave

The feature Apple is promoting most heavily with macOS 10.14 Mojave is Dark mode, which the company advertises as “a dramatic new look that helps you focus on your work… as toolbars and menus recede into the background.” Let’s look at what Apple has done with Dark mode, after which you’ll have a better [...]

By |2018-10-01T14:10:50+00:00October 19th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Understanding Dark Mode in macOS 10.14 Mojave

The Secret Keyboard Shortcut for Comparing Before/After Edits in Photos on the Mac

Photos on the Mac provides so many editing tools that it’s easy to lose track of how an edited image compares to the original. You can always use the Revert to Original command and then undo it, but that’s fussy. Instead, Photos provides a Show Original  button in the upper-left corner, between the window [...]

By |2018-09-13T16:18:19+00:00October 9th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on The Secret Keyboard Shortcut for Comparing Before/After Edits in Photos on the Mac

Seriously Cool Features of macOS 10.14 Mojave You Won’t Want to Miss

With last year’s macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple made no sweeping changes, instead focusing on refinements and bug fixes. In keeping with the company’s alternating cycle of releases, this year’s macOS 10.14 Mojave boasts plenty of new features. Dark Mode and Dynamic Desktop In a major visual change, Mojave features a new Dark mode [...]

By |2018-09-06T19:08:40+00:00October 5th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Seriously Cool Features of macOS 10.14 Mojave You Won’t Want to Miss