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QTIP: Pick Favorites

Posted on July 12th, 2019

I’ve done it. It’s a bit awkward. You’ve probably done it too. While talking with a friend, a topic comes up that prompts the blurtation "I have a great picture of that!" Then while fumbling the Photos app I scroll thousands of pictures saying,...

QTIP: Now Hear This!

Posted on February 12th, 2019

Want to get smart? Maybe you just want to hear a great story. Listen to podcasts. What’s a podcast? Wikipedia says "a podcast or generically netcast, is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download in order to list...

NYTIMES: How to Do a Data ‘Cleanse’

Posted on February 1st, 2019

New year, new you, right? You may be headed to the gym, but what about the health of your phone, computer and all your precious data? Here are some tips to get your digital life in order. By David Pogue Feb. 1, 2019 If we need a checkup on our hea...

ZDNet: US iOS users targeted by massive malvertising campaign

Posted on November 27th, 2018

A malvertising campaign deployed via a high-profile ad platform targeted iOS users across the US. Crooks hijacked over 300 million web sessions. By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day November 27, 2018 -- 00:05 GMT (16:05 PST) Topic: Security A ...

NYTIMES: You Don’t Want the Malware Prize

Posted on April 23rd, 2018

Devious code is sending people to fraudulent quiz and contest pages, so ignore that "lucky winner" notice and run a security scan. Pop-ups claiming to offer prizes to Amazon customers are part of a surge in malicious advertising. Credit The New Y...

QTIP: Read It to Me

Posted on April 19th, 2018

Sometimes reading lengthy text on a small mobile device is difficult and impractical. Especially when also navigating around ads that aggressively compete with content for limited screen space. Here’s an easy solution. On your iOS device, go to...

Capturing the History of Your Future

Posted on April 18th, 2018

Way back in 2018, while you stood in the shower an inspired thought came to you like a thunderbolt. You remember leaping from the tub and, while dripping wet, jotting a singularly inspired thought onto a random scrap of paper. Where is that sodden...

NYTIMES: A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Great Video on Your Phone

Posted on April 17th, 2018

by Terry Sullivan, The New York Times Credit Joshua Bright for The New York TimesNot long ago, a filmmaker wouldn’t dream of shooting a movie on a phone because the quality was so inferior to what you could capture on pricier devices. ...

QTIP: What's Your FMA?

Posted on March 8th, 2018

Social media mints acronyms faster than a government agency. AMA = Ask Me Anything, LOL = Laughing Out Loud, ROFL = Rolling On the Floor Laughing, TBT = Throwback Thursday, BFF = Best Friends Forever, FFF = Favorite Female Friend, FMF = Favorite...

QTIP: Optimize macOS Photos app Storage

Posted on February 13th, 2018

by Quentin Leo - February 13, 2018 Like skimpy iPhone and iPad flash storage,** solid state storage on your MacBook Air may not accommodate the decades of photos syncing with your macOS Photos Library. Since iCloud is already storing full resolu...

FASTCOMPANY: Best Way To Manage Your Photos

Posted on January 9th, 2018

It’s the holidays, and your phone has been getting a workout taking all those photographs. Here’s how to manage them. Photo: Flickr user TheUglySweaterShop.com By Michael Grothaus The numbers are mind-boggling. It is estimated that we will have ...

MacRumors: Third-Party Apps Will Need App-Specific Passwords for iCloud Access

Posted on May 16th, 2017

Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:55 am PDT by Tim Hardwick App-specific passwords are set to become a mandatory requirement for third-party apps that access iCloud user data, according to an Apple Support email sent out today. Currently, app-specific pa...

QTIP: Sync your notes

Posted on April 20th, 2017

Simple text apps do the job. You want to dash off the grocery list on your desktop at home or work so it will sync to your mobile device before you arrive at the store. Try one of these apps.Mac OS XiOSWindowsAndroidChrome OSNotes👍👍Google Drive👍...

QTIP: Keep it simple...

Posted on April 5th, 2017

"…I asked the boy for a few kind words He gave me a novel instead" - Madeleine Peyroux Have you ever needed to quickly type something only to lose the thought while Microsoft Word ponderously booted up — then stopped to download and install updat...

NYTimes: A Quick Guide to Backing Up Your Critical Data

Posted on April 1st, 2017

Adapted from March 31, 2017, The New York Times Personal Tech column by J. D. Biersdorfer and Kelly Couturier Setting up a system to keep your files backed up automatically is easy. Spending a little time today could save...

Apple: Using app-specific passwords

Posted on December 6th, 2016

App-specific passwords allow you to sign in to your account securely when you use apps that don’t natively support two-step verification or two-factor authentication.When your Apple ID is protected with two-step verification, or two-factor authent...

iMore: How to sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Windows 10

Posted on December 2nd, 2016

By Simon Cage and Cale Hunt, iMore.com, December 2, 2016 You have files on your Windows 10 computer and other files on your iOS device. Want to make sure you have the same ones available on both, and make sure both collections are always up to d...

QTIP: What's the most awesome app?

Posted on October 3rd, 2016

What is the one app that makes everything work better? Hints: The app is easy to use, it’s free, and it’s already at your fingertips. It’s your contact manager. That’s right, your Contacts app. Among the standard apps preinstalled on every PC, Ma...

QTIP: Secure yOur Passwords

Posted on November 4th, 2015

Your kids can probably guess your computer passwords. Their friends can, too. If you’re like most computer users your passwords include something like "password" or "1234". Really? Really. Some who are craftier use pet names, children’s names, ...

QTIP: Optimize iPhone Photos Storage

Posted on September 21st, 2015

Confirm that your iCloud account has sufficient storage for your photos and other data. These instructions apply to iOS 8.4 and later iOS versions. Then tap Settings > Photos & Camera Turn on iCloud Photo Library by moving the slider right Ch...

NYTIMES: Upload the Pictures, and Let Google Photos Do the Rest

Posted on June 10th, 2015

JUNE 3, 2015 New York Times Personal Tech | Gadgetwise By E. Justin Swanson A bullfight in Madrid, which Google Photos animated from a sequence of photographs. Credit Amy Kelsey for The New York Times I DON’T take a lot of photographs. I have a p...

QTIP: Can’t Read the Fine Print? Snap it.

Posted on June 7th, 2015

So you’re a boomer and you can’t read the fine print — or anything smaller than a billboard. Then clarify things with simple utility pictures taken with your smartphone camera. After being unable to read the devilishly unreadable type, a closeup...

QTIP: Apple's New Photos app is here

Posted on April 10th, 2015

What could be more eagerly awaited than the Apple Watch?Apple’s new Photos app for OS X, that’s what. And you can have it now for $0.Venerable iPhoto (yes, I admit calling it a "hairball") has been outmoded for years, and millions have impatiently...

NYTIMES: Device Syncing: Call From Computers and Text From Tablets

Posted on March 16th, 2015

By Molly Wood, New York Times technology columnist MARCH 11, 2015 Illustration Credit Minh Uong/The New York Times RECENTLY, I sat next to a woman on a plane with a serious collection of devices: a laptop, a tablet, an iPhone, an Android pho...

WSJ: Just Don’t Call It a Stylus

Posted on February 20th, 2015

Just Don’t Call It a StylusFebruary 20, 2015By Ben Zimmer The makers of a new breed of smartphones and tablets are reinventing the stylus—but avoiding the word.There’s a new taboo term in the world of mobile computing: “stylus." The w...