Posts from the desk of Tom Nelson

Use Maps to Get From Here to There

The Apple Maps app has been included with the Mac OS since the release of OS X Mavericks. The Maps app provides mapping services that include directions, turn-by-turn navigation, transit time for car, public transit, and walking, 3D modeling of terrain and buildings, trip planning, Flyover, traffic, and quite a few other features. While the…
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Screen shot of macOS Sidecar from WWDC2019

How to Use Sidecar to Unite Your Mac and iPad

Beginning with macOS Catalina and iPadOS 13, the new Sidecar service allows you to utilize your iPad as a secondary screen. If you’re thinking this is not new, that third-party developers have already been providing this service in apps like...

macOS Catalina Features: Using Screen Time

Starting with macOS Catalina, Screen Time is making the transition from an iOS app to the Mac. Screen Time can monitor app and device usage. Mac users can think of it as similar to the old Parental Controls used to...

Microsoft Edge Insider Channels

Microsoft Edge Browser: How Does It Stack Up on the...

If you’ve been using Macs for a while, you may remember when Microsoft was offering Internet Explorer for the Mac. There was even a 5-year period (1997 through 2003) when it was the default browser for the Mac. Microsoft...

A First Look at macOS Catalina
macOS Catalina, the new Mac operating system, was announced at WWDC 2019. It has so many new features and changes to existing ones, that it really can’t be summed...

2019 Mac Pro The Return of the Expandable Mac...
The 2019 edition of the Mac Pro saw the light of day at the WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) last week. It’s a remarkable powerhouse that does justice to the...

Tips for Using Mission Control on...
Mission Control, originally released with OS X Lion, allows you to organize your windows, apps, and virtual desktops, as well as run small apps known as widgets, in a...

Fantastical-650x572 15 Mac Menu Bar Apps You...
Menu Bar apps sit in your Mac’s menu bar and provide access to an array of features and services, all with just a simple click or tap of the...

Mac Pro models Upgrade Your Mac Pro to Improve...
The Mac Pro has long been the choice of both amateur and professional content creators and developers who expect performance and the ability to customize their workstations. Beginning with...

7 Mac Mail Tips
For many of us, the Mac’s Mail app is the most often used app in our collection. It has so many features that for most of us, we only...

Safari's View menu. Use Safari to Make Web Pages...
Have you found that some websites are using text that is too small or too big, forcing you to either squint to see the text, or perform excessive scrolling...