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Apple’s search tool, Spotlight, is a great tool for finding files on your Mac and looking up news, sports, weather, and other data online. It supports advanced syntax, Wikipedia, words definitions, and more. You can open it by clicking... Quick Tip: Using Spotlight to Search Contacts in iOS and macOS
It always seems to happen right when I’m in the middle of working on something: somebody needs an email address or phone number for another person. Whether I’m working on my iMac or my iPad Pro, that generally means... Take Control of Who Can See, Alter Files by Setting Permissions in macOS
You can set permissions for items on macOS if you wish. Permission settings let you choose who can view and alter files on your Mac. You change permission settings at the bottom of the Info window for a file,... macOS 101: Edit Images With Preview
The Preview app is a handy tool for viewing and working with PDF (Portable Document Format) files, as outlined in the Rocket Yard guide: macOS 101: Mark It Up with Preview. In Part Two of the guide, we’ll look... macOS 101: How to Manage, View Downloads in Safari
In the macOS Safari web browser, you can choose where downloaded files are deposited. By default they’re located in your Downloads folder. You can find the Downloads folder by going to the Users folder on your Mac’s hard drive... macOS 101: How to Take Full Advantage of the Dock
The Mac’s Dock is the place where you can keep items you use frequently. You can add or remove items from the Dock, make it larger or smaller, or even hide it altogether. Folders in the Dock are called... macOS 101: Mark It Up with Preview
Preview, the free PDF viewing app included with the Mac, can do a lot more than view images or open PDF files to view. It includes a number of features and services that can be used for editing PDFs,... How to select multiple files in the macOS Finder
Ever needed to select more than one item in the macOS Finder? It’s easy. But first a brief reminder on the difference between the Mac Finder and the Mac Desktop. The Finder is the first thing that you see... Using Security Code Autofill in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave
iOS 12 and macOS Mojave have a feature that can make your life easier and keep you protected online. The feature, known as Security Code Autofill, makes it much easier to use two-factor authentication (2FA) on your devices. In... Quick Tip: Managing macOS File Associations
Do you know what a “file association” is? Although it sounds like a club for people who like to use steel tools for smoothing or shaping hard materials, it’s actually an information technology term referring to applications that can... Quick Tip: Take Advantage of the macOS App Switcher
One feature of macOS that many new Mac users might not be familiar with is the Application Switcher or “App Switcher”. In its most simple form, the App Switcher uses the Command – Tab keyboard shortcut to show a... macOS 101: Six ‘Forgotten’ Tips for New (and Old) Mac Users
There are many features of the Mac that are often overlooked by new users, or simply forgotten about by those who have been using Macs for a while. In some cases, the feature is used once when setting up...
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