We Recommend You Delay Upgrading to macOS 10.15 Catalina

Dear clients, Apple plans to release macOS 10.15 Catalina sometime in October, and like all major operating system releases, Apple has been talking it up since it was introduced at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference in June. It will feature new Music, TV, and Podcasts apps to replace iTunes. A new Mac Catalyst technology [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:22:28-04:00October 18th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on We Recommend You Delay Upgrading to macOS 10.15 Catalina

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

Did You Know Families Can Share Mac and iOS Apps Purchased from the App Store?

Have you ever looked over your spouse’s shoulder and thought, “Hey, that’s a cool app.”? If you set up Family Sharing (in System Preferences > iCloud on the Mac, and in Settings > Your Name in iOS), you can download almost any app that someone else in your family has purchased on either the Mac [...]

By |2019-03-02T14:17:02-04:00March 12th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Did You Know Families Can Share Mac and iOS Apps Purchased from the App Store?

Did You Know You Can Use Your Mac Laptop Closed with an External Screen and Keyboard?

Those of you who use a Mac laptop—a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro—probably know you can connect it to a large external display for more screen space. But sometimes it’s not convenient to have your Mac open on your desk next to the big screen. If you’d like to close your Mac’s screen [...]

By |2019-02-08T11:42:34-04:00February 19th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Did You Know You Can Use Your Mac Laptop Closed with an External Screen and Keyboard?

Troubles with Messages? Read On for Ten Possible Solutions

Apple’s Messages app for iOS and macOS generally works well, but when it doesn’t, figuring out what’s wrong and how to fix it can take some doing. Here are a few of the most common solutions we’ve come across for problems with sending and receiving messages. Help Android-switcher friends turn off iMessage Do you [...]

By |2019-02-07T17:52:01-04:00February 8th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Troubles with Messages? Read On for Ten Possible Solutions

Slow Mac? Here’s How to Figure Out If You Need More RAM

No matter how fast your Mac was when it was new, the time will come when apps launch slowly, the spinning beachball appears more often, and everything responds sluggishly. Such problems won’t happen all the time, and you can often fix them by quitting a piggy app or restarting your Mac. But if these [...]

By |2019-01-07T18:57:47-04:00January 25th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Slow Mac? Here’s How to Figure Out If You Need More RAM

This Is Hands-Down the Easiest Way to Give Someone Your Wi-Fi Network Password

You know the drill—a friend comes to visit and wants to get on your Wi-Fi network. You’ve written the password down somewhere, but where? Even if you have it handy, it’s a pain for your friend to type in. Since macOS 10.13 High Sierra and iOS 11, Apple’s operating systems can make connecting a [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:44:01-04:00January 4th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on This Is Hands-Down the Easiest Way to Give Someone Your Wi-Fi Network Password

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 |2018-10-01T14:08:40-04:00November 6th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Have You Noticed That Mojave’s Dock Shows Recent Applications?

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 |2018-10-01T14:03:14-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Make Safari Tabs Easier to Identify by Adding Icons

Apple Is Discontinuing Its Photo Printing Services—Here Are 7 Alternatives

Sad news: Apple is discontinuing its photo printing services, which enabled you to create and order physical prints, cards, calendars, and books from within Photos on the Mac. If you’re building such a project right now, be sure to place your order before September 30th, 2018. After that, Apple is directing users to download [...]

By |2018-08-08T18:12:19-04:00September 7th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Apple Is Discontinuing Its Photo Printing Services—Here Are 7 Alternatives