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...
Posted on February 5th, 2019
A "Never-Ever" is something no one should ever do. "Never Evers" are those sometimes unwritten rules about things that matter most to us; love, family, work, and computing.
Topping my list of computing "Never-Evers" is this: never, ever fall for...
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...
Posted on January 9th, 2019
Watch out for phony PDF reader apps.
Even mainstay free Adobe Reader can be compromised by cybercriminals and posted to sketchy software download sites visited by the unwary.
Myriad off-brand free PDF reader apps are often malicious schemes to ...
Posted on January 7th, 2019
Leaving files all over a Mac and PC Desktop is like leaving dishes on the table overnight after a meal. How do computer files and dirty dishes have anything to do with one another, you ask? Stick with me.
Frat boys know there’s no rush to clear t...
Posted on December 4th, 2018
Something is wrong. You just can’t face it. It’s your Downloads folder, isn’t it?
Cartoon adapted from The New Yorker
That 1,000 mile gaze comes over you as you the scroll years of long forgotten .zip, .doc, .pdf, .xls, .jpg, et al. downloads a...
Posted on August 9th, 2018
Learn how to transition to iCloud Drive, screen sharing, and Apple Remote Desktop.
Back to My Mac will not be available on macOS Mojave. You can get ready now by learning about alternatives for file access, screen sharing, and remote desktop acc...
Posted on April 24th, 2018
If your screen has become jumbled with too many open files, folders and programs to manage, you can quickly sort the pile.
After you right-click in the taskbar and choose Cascade Windows from the contextual menu, all the open windows on your PC d...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Posted on January 14th, 2018
By Mike Matthews, iMore
14 Jan 2018
It happened again last week.
A friend was telling me she had convinced her mother to get a Mac laptop.
"But what is this MacSweeper?" she said, with a hint of puzzlement in her voice.
She meant, of course, MacK...
Posted on January 10th, 2018
We’re barely two weeks into the New Year. As mine has, your enthusiasm for big resolutions may have already dimmed. Still, there may be ways to hack the onerous New Year's resolution thing. How? Pick up a few good tech habits.
Instilled as habit...
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 ...
Posted on October 17th, 2017
From MacWorld, by Liviu Arsene Oct 17, 2017
This malware’s striking characteristic: its ability to drop a payload individually designed for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS running devices.
Macs are the go-to device for professionals and high-level of...
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👍...
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...
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...
Posted on March 21st, 2017
From The New York Times, by J. D. BIERSDORFER MARCH 21, 2017
Q. I have a PC and put many photos on a USB drive for use in a digital picture frame. Can someone add pictures to this USB drive if they have a Mac or does it need to be formatted diffe...
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...
Posted on March 10th, 2016
March 9, 2016 The Wall Street Journal
The Security & Privacy system preferences pane in the Mac’s OS X allows you to set safeguards for downloaded apps.
It’s a bit of a nightmare. Over the past weekend, a Mac app called Transmission was infecte...
Posted on March 9th, 2016
You know this already, but it’s worth saying again; a little planning goes a long way when tackling projects that involve more than a few simple steps to complete. The following tips, when reviewed before starting, will expedite setup of computer ...
Posted on February 13th, 2016
Google announced that as of March 15, 2016, it will no longer support the Picasa desktop application. Surprised? Don’t be, software changes all the time. And the bright side? Picasa’s impending sunset is an opportunity to explore a new future for ...
Posted on February 8th, 2016
A utility that dates back before OS X to Next operating systems still delivers a punch for handling text formats and converting one to another.
By MacWorld Senior Contributor, Feb 8, 2016 3:00 AM PT
Poor little TextEdit! Despite having a rich...