Some May Like It Hot… But Your Technology Prefers to Stay Cool

When summer brings sunny days and rising temperatures, you may have ditched your business suit for shorts or skirts to stay comfortable, but your technological gear can’t do the same. And keeping your tech cool is about more than comfort—as temperatures rise, performance can suffer, charging may get slower or stop, various components might [...]

By |2019-07-18T11:50:32-04:00July 19th, 2019|Mac, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Some May Like It Hot… But Your Technology Prefers to Stay Cool

Read More Easily on the iPhone with Safari Reader

Do you sometimes find it difficult to read articles on your iPhone because of ads, banners, extraneous layout, social media icons, and too-small fonts? We certainly do, and there’s often a quick fix for the myriad ills of modern Web pages: Safari Reader. Whenever you see the Safari Reader icon to the left of [...]

By |2019-06-03T12:04:32-04:00July 2nd, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Read More Easily on the iPhone with Safari Reader

For Faster, Easier Photo Sharing, Try an iCloud Link

It’s easy to share a single photo from your iPhone or iPad with a friend, but if you want to share a bunch of photos or lengthy videos, sending them in Messages or Mail might not work or could impact your (and your recipients’) data caps. In iOS 12, Apple added a clever feature [...]

By |2019-06-03T12:01:39-04:00June 28th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on For Faster, Easier Photo Sharing, Try an iCloud Link

A Quick Way to Check Battery Levels on Your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods

Apple’s Batteries widget is a little known but highly useful tool for quickly assessing which of your small Apple devices is lowest on power—something you may wish to do when traveling with only one charging cable. To access it, switch to Today view on the iPhone, accessible by swiping right on the Home screen [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:50:30-04:00June 25th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on A Quick Way to Check Battery Levels on Your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods

Apple Issues Voluntary Recall for Certain 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro Units

Heads up! If you’re using an older 15-inch MacBook Pro—the version with lots of ports that predates the current Thunderbolt 3 models—Apple has started a recall program to replace batteries that could explode and catch on fire. (We’re not kidding.) The affected MacBook Pro models were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017. [...]

By |2019-07-18T12:00:00-04:00June 20th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Apple Issues Voluntary Recall for Certain 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro Units

Use Dropbox’s Selective Sync to Save Space on Small Drives

If you’re like many of our clients who use Dropbox intensively, you have a desktop Mac with a large drive and a MacBook with much less drive space. How do you prevent your large Dropbox account from overwhelming the laptop Mac’s available storage? The answer is Dropbox’s Selective Sync feature. On the MacBook, click [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:34:04-04:00June 18th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Use Dropbox’s Selective Sync to Save Space on Small Drives

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a Password Manager

We often recommend using a password manager like 1Password or LastPass, but we’ve gotten a few questions asking why we’re so adamant about this. Lots of people think that all they need to do to keep their online accounts secure is create a single password with some numbers, often switching a lowercase L with [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:41:38-04:00June 14th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a Password Manager

Customize Your Mac’s Dock for Increased Productivity

By default, Apple populates your Mac’s Dock with all sorts of apps and arranges them in a particular order. But there’s no rhyme or reason to the defaults, and you shouldn’t be afraid to add, remove, and rearrange apps on your Dock. To add an app, drag its icon from the Applications folder to the [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:09:13-04:00June 11th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Customize Your Mac’s Dock for Increased Productivity

Running Low on Space on Your Mac? Here’s How to Clear Unnecessary Data

SSDs are great—they’re fast, durable, and reliable—but they’re also expensive, which results in many of us not having as much storage built into our Macs as we’d like. Particularly for those who watch videos in iTunes or take a lot of photos, it’s all too easy to run out of space on your Mac’s [...]

By |2019-05-06T18:11:18-04:00May 31st, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Running Low on Space on Your Mac? Here’s How to Clear Unnecessary Data

Is Your Apple Watch Out to Lunch? Check These Settings

Is your Apple Watch failing to turn on its screen when you raise it, display notifications from your iPhone, or even update the time zone? watchOS has four modes accessible from Control Center (swipe up from the bottom of the screen) that are useful but can cause confusion if you forget to turn them [...]

By |2019-05-06T17:53:37-04:00May 28th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Is Your Apple Watch Out to Lunch? Check These Settings