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Being an Apple User Means You’re Not the Product

On August 23, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Being an Apple User Means You’re Not the Product

There’s an Internet saying: “If you’re not the customer, you’re the product.” The point is that, if you’re getting a service for free, the company providing it sees you not as a customer, but as a product to sell, generally to advertisers. This is how Google, Facebook, and Twitter operate….

Have Your Online Passwords Been Stolen? Here’s How to Find Out.

On July 12, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Have Your Online Passwords Been Stolen? Here’s How to Find Out.

Data breaches have become commonplace, with online thieves constantly breaking into corporate and government servers and making off with millions—or even hundreds of millions!—of email addresses, often along with other personal information like names, physical address, and passwords. It would be nice to think that all companies properly encrypt their…

Did You Know You Can Customize the Columns in a Finder Window’s List View?

On July 2, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Did You Know You Can Customize the Columns in a Finder Window’s List View?

When a Mac folder contains a lot of files, the Finder’s List view often works best, since it lets you focus on a single folder and easily sort the contents by clicking the different columns: Name, Date Modified, Size, and Kind. But did you know that you can resize columns,…

Sneak Preview of What’s Coming from Apple This Fall

On June 29, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Sneak Preview of What’s Coming from Apple This Fall

At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on June 4th, the company unveiled the first developer versions of all four of its operating systems: macOS 10.14 Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12. They won’t be available until this fall, likely in September or October, but here is a glimpse…

Apple Introduces New 6th Generation iPad with Apple Pencil Support, Updates iWork

On June 21, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Apple Introduces New 6th Generation iPad with Apple Pencil Support, Updates iWork

At a special education event on March 27th, Apple introduced a new 9.7-inch iPad that offers faster performance, support for the Apple Pencil, and a few new camera-related features. The company also released new versions of the iWork apps—Pages, Numbers, and Keynote—that let users draw, sketch, and write with the…

Use Copy as Pathname to Help Someone Find a File on the Mac

On June 1, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Use Copy as Pathname to Help Someone Find a File on the Mac

Have you ever needed to write directions for where to find a file on the Mac? That’s easy if it’s in a well-traveled location, like the Music or Pictures folder, but more difficult if it’s in an obscure hidey-hole. Rather than write out instructions like “Look in the Chrome folder…

How to Deal with macOS Server Losing Many of Its Services

On June 1, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on How to Deal with macOS Server Losing Many of Its Services

For many years, Apple has sold macOS Server (previously called OS X Server) for those who wanted to run various Unix-based Internet services on a Mac. Server became popular because it put an easy-to-use graphical interface on top of the Unix apps, allowing Mac users to avoid complicated configuration files…

Fix a Frozen Finder with This Quick Tip

On May 1, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Fix a Frozen Finder with This Quick Tip

Your Mac Finder freezes. It shouldn’t happen at all, and it doesn’t happen often, but it’s not unheard of for your Mac’s Finder to freeze, freak out, or otherwise stop responding properly. To bring it back to life, hold down the Option key, click and hold the Finder icon in…

There’s a Hidden Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet in Your iPad

On April 2, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on There’s a Hidden Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet in Your iPad

There are iPad shortcuts you may not be aware of. If you’re working on an iPad with a physical keyboard—either a Bluetooth keyboard or an iPad Pro with Apple’s Smart Keyboard—there are quite a few keyboard shortcuts you can use to work faster. Many are what you’d guess if you…

iOS 11.3 Introduces New Battery Health Feature, Business Chat, and More

On April 2, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on iOS 11.3 Introduces New Battery Health Feature, Business Chat, and More

At the end of March, Apple released updates to all four of its operating systems, but iOS 11.3 was the most notable iOS update. iOS 11.3  boasts a variety of new features and other changes—you can think of it as the midpoint update between iOS 11’s first release and iOS 12,…