Tech Tips

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

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....

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Tech 101: Mastering the Iconic macOS Dock, Part 1

Whether you’re a Mac newbie or have used a Mac since 1984, there are probably things you didn’t know about one of the most visible aspects of the macOS user interface — the Dock. Today in the first of...

Tech Tips: More Ways to Use Siri in macOS Sierra

Do you use Siri on macOS Sierra? An unofficial poll I recently made shows that a much lower percentage of macOS users use Siri than do iOS users. There’s a good reason for that; most Mac users are used to...

Tech Tip: How to Use the...
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...

AirPort Utility icon Quick Tip: Navigating the AirPort Utility...
When you’re troubleshooting a Wi-Fi network, it’s often helpful to know whether or not a particular device is “visible” from your Wi-Fi router, what the signal strength is at...

Tech Tip: Have You Cleaned Your...
Our Macs are remarkably reliable and are evolving to be even more reliable as moving parts like fans and hard disk drives are replaced with passive cooling systems and...

Enable "Upload to My Photo Stream" to send new photos to all iCloud devices Tech Tip: What To Do When...
In last week’s article, I discussed how iCloud Photo Library works to synchronize all of  your photos and videos on all of your devices — Mac, iOS, Apple TV,...

Cutaway view of internal HDD showing platter and read/write mechanism Hard Drive Failures: How You Can...
It’s an inevitability that all HDDs eventually fail. However, being prepared for drive failure can lessen the potential impact on your workflow. SoftRAID, the premier software RAID solution, makes...