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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…

Apple Pay Is Faster, Easier, More Secure, and More Private Than Using Credit Cards

On April 2, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Apple Pay Is Faster, Easier, More Secure, and More Private Than Using Credit Cards

You’ve probably heard of Apple Pay, but have you set it up so you can use it to pay for purchases at checkout? If not, give it a try, since it’s one of those living-in-the future Apple technologies that feels like science fiction every time you use it. Simply put…

Block Telemarketing Calls Automatically on Your iPhone

On March 1, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Block Telemarketing Calls Automatically on Your iPhone

Call blocking apps to the rescue! Junk calls are one of the great annoyances of the modern world. You’re minding your own business when your iPhone vibrates in your pocket. You pull it out, curious as to who’s calling, but don’t recognize the number. You may notice that it’s in…

Install Minor Operating System Updates to Maintain Herd Immunity

On February 1, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Install Minor Operating System Updates to Maintain Herd Immunity

You receive many notices about installing minor OS updates.  It seems like Apple releases updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS nearly every week these days. It has been only a few months since iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra launched, and we’ve already seen ten updates to iOS…

Ransomware: Should You Be Worried, and What Protective Steps Should You Take?

On February 1, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Ransomware: Should You Be Worried, and What Protective Steps Should You Take?

Is Ransomware a threat to you as a Mac user? Malware makes headlines regularly these days, and although Macs are targeted far less than Windows PCs, Mac users still need to remain vigilant. A particularly serious type of malware is called “ransomware” because once it infects your computer, it encrypts…

Fusion drive defined & Is it a good fit in your iMac for business use?

On January 12, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on Fusion drive defined & Is it a good fit in your iMac for business use?

There are two basic types of storage devices available today: hard disk drives and solid-state drives. For the lowest cost per gigabyte, you can’t go wrong with a hard drive, and they come in truly massive sizes—up to a whopping 8 terabytes. However, they’re relatively slow (Fusion drive). For speed,…

Having Trouble Switching Apps on the iPhone X? Try This.

On January 2, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Having Trouble Switching Apps on the iPhone X? Try This.

Since the iPhone X lacks a Home button to press twice for the app switcher, you’ll need to switch apps in a new way. To bring up the app switcher, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to about halfway, and then pause until the app thumbnails appear. Then…

Looking for More Image Editing Power than Photos Can Provide?

On January 2, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Looking for More Image Editing Power than Photos Can Provide?

In macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple significantly enhanced the editing capabilities of Photos, adding tools for adjusting specific colors, fine-tuning color and contrast via curves, and even focusing an image with vignetting. But it still lacks many features found in other image editors, including applying a filter to an arbitrary…

Who Should Buy the New iMac Pro?

On January 2, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Who Should Buy the New iMac Pro?

Apple’s new iMac Pro has started shipping, and it’s an astonishing machine. Put simply, it’s the most powerful Mac ever, a title it will likely retain until Apple releases a new version of the Mac Pro, promised for sometime in 2018. But for now, what’s special about the iMac Pro,…

Five Things You Should Never Do with Passwords (and Three You Should)

On January 2, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Five Things You Should Never Do with Passwords (and Three You Should)

Passwords are the bane of our modern existence. Nearly anything you want to do, it seems, calls for a password. As the Internet’s reach extends beyond computers and into phones, TVs, appliances, and even toys, we have to enter passwords with increasing frequency and in ever more annoying ways. To…