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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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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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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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How to Find All Screen Shots on Mac with a Search Trick

How to Find All Screen Shots on Mac with a Search Trick

Not sure I’ll remember the syntax / search term, but worth making a note of. Personally I altered the screenshot location using terminal (to a specific folder on my desktop) so my screen shots are easier to locate. Take a look at this tip on locating screen shots on your system.

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Volume Control Shortcuts – Mac|Life

Volume Control Shortcuts – Mac|Life

Great (if slightly advanced) tips on getting full control over your Mac’s volume. I also use the option key when clicking on the volume menu button to control the input / output sources of my audio. I regularly have different mics / headphones attached in varying ways (bluetooth usually) and this allows me to choose […]

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Save Photos from Messages in Mac OS X – OSXDaily

Save Photos from Messages in Mac OS X – OSXDaily

I’ve found the messages app to be more and more useful as each version of Mac OS X has arrived. Between adding text messages and screen sharing back into Messages proper, it has become my go to messaging app. I only wish the iOS version were as useful. I’d love to add messaging protocols like […]

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How & Why to repair Disk Permissions – OSXDaily

How & Why to repair Disk Permissions – OSXDaily

Repairing disk permissions can help fix buggy issues you may have form time to time in Mac OS X but it is also a misunderstood toll that should only be used when needed as it can have unexpected results. Take a look at the article and see if repairing permissions is the right step for […]

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Understanding the “Other” Storage space in Mac OS X – OSXDaily

Understanding the “Other” Storage space in Mac OS X – OSXDaily

I often get calls from clients asking about the “other” space they find in their Mac OS X machine. While I typically use Disk Inventory X as a tool for determining where & what files are taking up space, this is a great article on finding and removing some of that “Other” stuff that seems […]

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Unlocking Disk Utility’s hidden secrets – Macworld

Unlocking Disk Utility’s hidden secrets – Macworld

Disk utility can be a very powerful tool in you Mac arsenal and I highly recommend becoming familiar with it. As we move to a post-optical drive age, disk images and similar services provided by Disk utility are more and more required. Take a look at this helpful article from Macworld

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