Posts from the desk of Tom Nelson

Which Mac Should You Take Back to School?

Choosing the best Mac for back to school seems like it should be a simple matter. But before you shout out ‘MacBook!” or whichever Mac laptop is your favorite, you may want to take a look at this guide,...

How to Fix and Avoid the Most Common Mac Error...

Chances are you’ve never had any problems with your Mac and this guide to common Mac error messages won’t be of interest to you. Just kidding. It’s much more likely that you’ve seen at least a few of these...

How to Optimize the ‘Big Four’...
I’m pretty sure my web browser (Safari) is the most often used app on my Mac, though it could also be my mail client (Apple Mail). Both are always...

Back to School Preview: Get Your...
It may seem like summer is just getting underway, and that there are still many cool nights and hot, lazy days ahead to enjoy with friends. But deep down,...

Rocket Yard Testing Lab: Battle of...
If you’re an old hacker like me (from back when the word “hacker” had good connotations), you may remember the battle of the browsers in the early days of...

How to Install the New macOS...
I’ve always enjoyed working with the latest releases of the Mac OS. Although Apple tends not to release new major versions of the Mac OS until the fall of...

How to Use Windows to Restore...
For quite some time now, Time Machine has been the go-to backup app for most Mac users. It’s the heart of my personal backup system, and knowing I could...

How to Convert From PC to...
You made the decision to move from your Windows PC to a Mac. There are a lot of great reasons to make the jump, and one nagging problem that...

WWDC Preview: How to Get Ready...
Every summer, Apple announces a new version of the Mac OS (now called macOS) at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Along with highlighting what’s new and improved in the...

How to Grant Administrative Access to...
Are you the designated IT person for your family, or maybe for your small business? If you are, then perhaps you’re getting a bit tired of everyone asking you...