Posts from the desk of Steve Sande

Mac 101: Everything You Need To Know About FileVault Encryption

Long-time readers of the Rocket Yard have probably heard us mention Apple’s FileVault Encryption, which is a way to encrypt the startup disk on your Mac. In this Mac 101 article, we’ll take a detailed look at FileVault, how it works, things to watch out for when using it, and why owners of Mac laptops…
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Quick Tip: Adding Searchable Comments to Any File

A growing number of people are going paperless, which means that they’re trading piles of bills, statements, and other documents for virtual file cabinets that are stuffed with the electronic equivalents. A file name like “Electric Bill 03-2018” might...

Tech Tip: Using Calendar Time Zone Support

Do you travel a lot on the job or for pleasure? If so, pay attention to today’s Tech Tip because it can keep you from the embarrassment of showing up early or late for appointments when you are in...

Tech Tip: Should You Shut Down...
One question that new Mac users often ask is whether they should shut down their Macs at the end of the day or just let them sleep. The quick...

How to Use the OWC USB-C...
Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro is a complex device. The A12X Bionic chip with built-in Neural Engine that is used in the iPad Pro is arguably one of the most...

Quick Tip: Making Sense of Mystifying...
I ❤️ emoji! It’s always fun to send or to friends that describe how you feel. Perhaps you’re , or maybe you’re feeling ☹️, or maybe it’s time to...

Quick Tip: Using Spotlight to Search...
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...

(The tabs pop-up menu, displayed after tapping and holding on the tabs button) Quick Tip: Closing All Safari Tabs...
One of the most common questions I get from iPhone and iPad users has to do with Apple’s Safari web browser. Especially on the iPhone where there are no visible...

Quick Tip: Using Spotlight to Get...
Especially in the winter months, it’s helpful to get up-to-date weather forecasts while you’re working on your Mac. After all, if a blizzard is on the way or the...