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Airdrop from Mac to iPhone

Airdrop from Mac to iPhone

I’ve been using this A LOT lately. Going from a phone to my computer is fine (image capture is great and simple) but the other way is a little tricky. You can email or message a file or image, but Airdrop is so much easier. Works for other files too, like pdfs. Great for quickly […]

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Commenting on rumored Touch ID replacement

Commenting on rumored Touch ID replacement

I must say I agree with Ben on this one. Apple doesn’t always do things first, but when they eventually do implement something, it tends to be the best in it’s class. I remember how long it took for Apple to adopt copy & paste on the iPhone. Or MMS (multimedia messaging, essentially the ability […]

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Apple Event announced for September 12

Apple Event announced for September 12

That time of year folks! And I don’t mean back-to-school (Who really cares about that anyway? 😉 ) Personal observation: All summer my news feeds are full of “What we know about the next iPhone” type posts. Rumored new features, leaks, sketchy photos and more. As someone who used to work retail for Apple, I […]

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VPN Services Rundown on PCWorld

VPN Services Rundown on PCWorld

Net neutrality, SPAM, malware, ransomware, etc. These terms have permeated the headlines for months and it won’t be dissipating any time soon I promise you. VPN’s are a way of masking your address, sort of like caller id blocking for your internet: the sites you visit won’t know where you are logging in from or […]

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Backing up your Synology NAS

Backing up your Synology NAS

I am a HUGE advocate of Synology NAS units (no sponsorship / not getting paid for this.) I have about a dozen or more units deployed at the offices I support; as well as using one for my own company. They are easy to setup and maintain, reliable, have a ton of easily installed apps […]

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Measuring in AutoCAD Mobile

Measuring in AutoCAD Mobile

This is a really cool feature that you cannot even do on the desktop versions of AutoCAD: quick measurements. Just start the tool, then tap in any open space and AutoCAD mobile gives you the horizontal and vertical distances to the nearest geometry. Really great for space planning and checking dimensions on-site. In the desktop […]

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AutoCAD Popups That May Confuse You

AutoCAD Popups That May Confuse You

Great walk through of various pop-ups that can confuse even seasoned users of AutoCAD. Head over to CAD-notes.com to take a look.

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Watch 6 Great How-To Videos for iPad with iOS 11

Watch 6 Great How-To Videos for iPad with iOS 11

I’m usually on the Apple Developer program and install the new betas on my iPads. I don’t typically install the beta softwares on my iPhone as it has become a rather critical component of my business. Thus I usually wait until the GM build to install the beta on my iPhone; it gives me some […]

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How to Change Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot Password on iPhone or iPad

How to Change Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot Password on iPhone or iPad

I usually set my hotspot password to some word / phrase I can remember, in case I want to add a new device to my phone or iPad. The default passwords are fine and secure, but it means I need to look at the phone and my connecting device every time, vs knowing the password […]

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Marcus O’Brien, Senior Product Line Manager

Marcus O’Brien, Senior Product Line Manager

In my career I have been incredibly fortunate to work directly with Autodesk and their amazing employees. This began back when I shoe-horned my way into the development of AutoCAD for Mac back in 2009. I became a bit of a thorn in the AutoCAD for Mac team’s side and was rewarded by visiting not […]

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