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Features of macOS 10.14 Mojave You Won’t Want to Miss

With last year’s macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple made no big changes to the Mac OS, instead, they focused on refining the OS and bug fixes. In keeping with their alternating cycle of releases, this year’s macOS 10.14 Mojave includes plenty of new features in addition to bug fixes. Let’s take a look at a […]

Make More Space for Documents by Putting Your Dock on the Side of Your Mac’s Screen

There is plenty of room on the side of the screen to put the Dock and it won’t get in the way of most document windows. To move your Dock, Open System Preferences > Dock, and select Right or Left from the Position on Screen radio buttons.

A Hidden Trick that Lets You Navigate Your iPhone with One Hand

Depending on the size of your iPhone, you may not be able to reach an app or feature you need without using another hand. But sometimes one hand is all you can spare. If you find yourself in such a situation, give Reachability a try.

Top Features of iOS 12 to Take Advantage of Right Away

Are you feeling left behind because you don’t have the latest iPhone or iPad? Don’t, because Apple’s new operating system, iOS 12, promises to increase performance, particularly for older devices as far back as the iPhone 5s and iPad Air.

Tired of PDFs or Other Documents Opening in the Wrong App?

When you double-click a document, macOS will open that document in a default app. macOS uses the document’s file extension to figure out which app should open the file. As an example, by default, a PDF file called lighthouses.pdf opens in the Preview app because the Finder knows that everything with a .pdf extension should open in Preview.

Back Up Before Upgrading to Mojave or iOS 12!

If you poll a room of Apple experts about the one topic they get frustrated about, many will launch into rants about how too few people back up. Backups are important and should never be underestimated. You can never predict when your Mac or iPhone will be lost or stolen, melt in a fire, or […]

When Should You Upgrade to macOS Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12?

It’s that time of year again, when Apple releases new versions of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Apple announced the new versions in June, and public betas have been available since then. The big question now is when do you upgrade your devices to these new versions? Note that I am saying when and not […]

Let Your Fingers Do the Walking: 13 Essential Trackpad Tricks for Mac Users

I’m a fan of the trackpad and I haven’t touched a mouse in years. Why? With the gestures you can use on the trackpad, it makes using your Mac faster, and dare I say more fun. Here’s how to put your fingers to work to get the most of out a trackpad on your Mac,

Apple Is Discontinuing Its Photo Printing Services—Here Are 7 Alternatives

I have some sad news for you if you used Apple’s photo printing services. Apple is discontinuing these services, which enabled you to create and order physical prints, cards, calendars, and books from within the Photos app on the Mac. If you’re building such a project right now, be sure to place your order before […]

Here’s a Hidden Trick for Opening System Preferences Panes Directly

The System Preferences app on the Mac is where you setup your default preferences for your Mac and it contains about 30 icons, each leading to a specific preference pane. Rather than opening System Preferences and then looking for the preference pane you want to open, you can jump directly to the desired pane.