Posts from the desk of Tom Nelson

Tech 101: How to Use a Windows Keyboard With Your Mac

It may not be the best kept secret, but you don’t have to use Apple-branded keyboards with your Mac. You have a wide range of keyboards to choose from, including most of the keyboards made for use with Windows. I’ll let you in on a little secret; the last Apple-made keyboard I used routinely was…
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Tech Tip: How to Use the Restore Feature of Disk...

Disk Utility, in all of its incarnations, has always had a restore function, a way to copy a disk volume or image file to another volume, creating an exact copy. We often think of this as cloning a drive,...

Rocket Yard Guide: What Is Purgeable...
Having problems figuring out how much free space is available on your Mac? You’re not the only one. With the arrival of macOS Sierra, Apple changed how the OS...

Rocket Yard Guide: Five Mac Utilities...
Speaking from personal experience, downloading and trying out new Mac utilities can quickly become an addiction. I’ve probably deleted more utilities than have been created for the Mac. How...

Magnets, Hot Corners & Scheduling: A...
“To sleep, perchance to dream; ay, there’s the rub.” While neither Hamlet nor Shakespeare had computers available, the famous line from Hamlet’s soliloquy does describe a problem many Mac...

Rocket Yard Guide: Five Great Yet...
With each new version of the Mac OS come new tips and tricks hidden away in the operating system. While new discoveries are fun to find and share with...

Rocket Yard Guide: Create a Robust...
How often have you heard the phrase “make sure you have a backup”? In our tips and articles, we tend to dispense that advice often, usually just before providing...

What Sierra Broke, How to Fix...
With each new release of the Mac OS, there always seems to be new features that change how you work, the removal of a feature or two that forces...