Learn How to Autofill SMS Login Codes in iOS 12 and Mojave

An ever-increasing number of Web sites boost their security via two-factor authentication (2FA), which requires you to type in a short numeric code to complete a login after entering your username and password. It’s a big win because that code is generated on the fly and is good for only a short time (often [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:58:08-04:00August 23rd, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Learn How to Autofill SMS Login Codes in iOS 12 and Mojave

Annoyed by Your Holiday Music Playing out of Season? Stop It with This Tip

“Winter Wonderland” may be a great song to listen to when the snow flies, but if you’re sweltering in the summer heat, having it pop up while iTunes is shuffling through your music feels wrong. Happily, there’s a way to prevent holiday music from playing out of season—this trick is also useful for keeping [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:44:32-04:00August 20th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Annoyed by Your Holiday Music Playing out of Season? Stop It with This Tip

Buy Quality Cables to Avoid Possible Device Damage or Even Fires

Apple’s prices for Lightning, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3 cables often seem high—$19 for a USB-C to Lightning cable or $29 if you want a 2-meter version? Unfortunately, when it comes to cables, you often get what you pay for. Happily, other reputable hardware manufacturers like Anker and Belkin make quality cables and often charge [...]

By |2019-07-18T11:57:04-04:00August 9th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Buy Quality Cables to Avoid Possible Device Damage or Even Fires

Here’s How to See Full URLs in Safari’s Smart Search Field

By default, Safari on the Mac hides full Web addresses—technically known as URLs—from you, showing just the site name in the Smart Search field at the top of the window. If you click in the field or press Command-L, the full URL appears, which is good for checking that you’re really where you think [...]

By |2019-07-18T11:46:06-04:00August 6th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Here’s How to See Full URLs in Safari’s Smart Search Field

Never Send Someone a Password in Mail or Messages: Do This Instead!

One of the big no-nos with passwords is sending them to other people as plain text in email or a text message conversation. You presumably trust your recipient with the password, but what if their email was hacked or phone stolen? Instead, always use a site like 1ty.me or One-Time Secret, which lets you [...]

By |2019-07-18T11:43:18-04:00July 30th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Never Send Someone a Password in Mail or Messages: Do This Instead!

Use Spotlight on the Mac to Convert Units, Track Flights, Find Movies, and More!

Most Mac users probably think of searching on the Mac in relation to finding files on their drives. That may be the most common use of Apple’s Spotlight search technology, but over the years, Apple has continually enhanced Spotlight’s capabilities, turning it into a veritable Swiss Army Knife that you can invoke with a [...]

By |2019-07-18T11:52:58-04:00July 26th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Use Spotlight on the Mac to Convert Units, Track Flights, Find Movies, and More!

Use macOS’s Guest Account to Protect Your Privacy from Temporary Users

We’ve all had it happen. “Can I use your Mac for a minute to check my email?” The answer can be “Yes,” but to keep people from poking around on your Mac, have your visitor log in as Guest. To enable the Guest account, go to System Preferences > Users & Groups. If the [...]

By |2019-07-25T13:54:47-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Use macOS’s Guest Account to Protect Your Privacy from Temporary Users

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

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

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