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

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 |2018-09-13T16:18:19-04:00October 9th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on The Secret Keyboard Shortcut for Comparing Before/After Edits in Photos on the Mac

New MacBook Pros Provide More Speed and RAM, plus a Quieter Keyboard and Hey Siri

As students prepare to head off to college, Apple has updated the Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro line to provide even more powerful options for students and professionals alike. The changes are primarily under the hood, focusing on faster performance, more RAM, and larger SSD-based storage, but there are a few modest physical changes too, including [...]

By |2018-08-08T17:58:09-04:00August 9th, 2018|News, Releases|Comments Off on New MacBook Pros Provide More Speed and RAM, plus a Quieter Keyboard and Hey Siri

Back To School Savings at GatorTec

Save up to $300 on Mac notebooks this back to school season! Model Discount Starting Price MacBook Air $150 $849.95 MacBook $150 $1,149.95 MacBook Pro 13-inch $150 $1,149.95 MacBook Pro 15-inch $200-250 $2,199.95 Previous Generation 13-inch MacBook Pro with TouchBar $250 $1,549.95 Previous Generation 15-inch MacBook Pro with TouchBar $300 $2,099.95 [...]

By |2018-08-07T14:05:14-04:00August 7th, 2018|Specials|Comments Off on Back To School Savings at GatorTec

Use Modifier Keys to Do More—a Lot More—with Mouse Drags

Dragging files and folders around is core to the Mac experience—drag a file from one folder to another to move it, drag a folder from one drive to another to copy it. But did you know that if you hold down the Option key while dragging a file in the Finder, you’ll get a [...]

By |2018-04-02T22:57:46-04:00April 17th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Use Modifier Keys to Do More—a Lot More—with Mouse Drags

Here’s Your 30-second Crash Course in Dealing with Broken Web Pages

We’ve all hit a Web page at some point that doesn’t load fully, looks wrong, or doesn’t work as it should. It’s not your fault, but here are a few things you can try on your Mac. First, press Command-R to reload the page. Second, quit and relaunch Safari. Third and finally, try a [...]

By |2017-08-03T15:14:25-04:00August 29th, 2017|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Here’s Your 30-second Crash Course in Dealing with Broken Web Pages

Uncovering the Mac’s Hidden Menus

It’s easy to find and open the Mac’s standard menus—all you do is click a word or icon. But did you know about the Mac’s hidden menus? They contain many useful commands, but the Mac’s user interface provides no clue to their existence. Here’s what you need to know. What’s in a Name? These [...]

By |2017-08-03T15:30:27-04:00August 25th, 2017|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Uncovering the Mac’s Hidden Menus

The Fastest Ways to Switch between Virtual Screens on Your Mac

When you click the green zoom button in a window on your Mac, that puts the window into full-screen mode. It’s a great way to maximize screen real estate on a smaller MacBook screen, for instance, but how can you switch between these virtual screens quickly? You could swipe up on the trackpad with [...]

By |2017-08-03T15:08:51-04:00August 15th, 2017|Mac Tips|Comments Off on The Fastest Ways to Switch between Virtual Screens on Your Mac

Get to Work More Quickly with the Right Mac Login Items

There’s a French culinary phrase—mise en place—that means “everything in its place.” The idea is that, before you start cooking, you organize and arrange all the ingredients for the dish so they’re right at hand when you need them. In essence, mise en place is about being well-prepared for the task at hand. You [...]

By |2017-08-03T15:21:02-04:00August 11th, 2017|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Get to Work More Quickly with the Right Mac Login Items

How to Unlock Your Mac with a Wave of Your Hand (well, Apple Watch)

It’s magic. You walk up to your Mac, touch a key to wake it up, and upon noticing that you’re wearing your Apple Watch, it unlocks without making you enter a password. Brilliant! For some of us, it’s almost a reason alone to get an Apple Watch. Auto Unlock, as Apple calls this feature, [...]

By |2017-06-01T18:18:42-04:00June 9th, 2017|Mac Tips|Comments Off on How to Unlock Your Mac with a Wave of Your Hand (well, Apple Watch)