Posts from the desk of Tom Nelson

Mac OS 101: How to Boot and Use a Mac...

Target Disk Mode has been a feature of the Mac OS since the PowerBook 100 (pictured right) was released way back in 1991. This handy feature allows you to connect two Macs via FireWire ports, Thunderbolt ports, or USB-C...

Tech Tip: How to Use Boot Camp on an External...

Boot Camp and Boot Camp Assistant allow you to install Windows on your Mac. It’s a nice capability that lets you select – at boot time – which operating system you wish to use: Mac OS or Windows. One of...

Tech 101: How to Clear Cache...
You’ve no doubt heard the term cache and temp files, at least as it relates to your Mac. There are numerous times when removing a cache or temp file...

Migration Assistant: The Easy Way to...
The anticipation of purchasing a new Mac is sometimes tempered by the realization that at some point, you’re going to have to move the data from your old Mac...

Partitions 101: Rules to Resizing Volumes...
Disk Utility, the all-purpose tool for working with storage devices connected to the Mac, has long had the ability to create partitions and manage the resulting volumes. It has...

Access Your Hidden Library Folder With...
The Mac OS is chock full of hidden areas where data, information, or features have been secreted away from Mac users. One of these clandestine locations is the users...

You Don’t Have to Be a...
Passwords. They’re one of the banes of modern life. I know I should be using unique and strong passwords for every account or service I use. But when you...

How to Utilize the Most Useful...
The Mac comes equipped with a number of apps, including Safari, Mail, Photos, Calendar, Contacts, and many more, that are used every day by most Mac users. There’s also...