Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson
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Work From Home Essentials: Helpful Apps and Utilities

After you work from home for a while, you build up a collection of apps and utilities that become a toolkit for your at-home workflow. Everyone's toolkit will be different, with some specialized tools for the type of work they do, but there will likely be some core products found in everyone's toolkit for working at home. In this Rocket Yard guide, we will take a look at apps and tricks to help you manage your work-from-home environment. This is by no means an exhaustive look at available apps and utilities, but it should provide an inkling of the type of workflow utilities and tricks you may need.

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Work From Home Essentials: Get More From Your Printer

Printing from a Mac is as easy as pressing Command + P or selecting Print from an app’s File menu. But what if the default printing settings aren’t exactly what you need for a particular print job?  If you just started...

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Work From Home Essentials: Choosing a UPS for Your Computer System

I’ve always used a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) to protect my Mac and peripherals from loss of power, electrical surges, brownouts, and noise and glitches on the power coming into my Mac. Having this basic protection had likely kept me from losing data when power failures occurred, extended the life of my Mac, and allowed me to laugh in the face of danger, or at least the thunderstorm heading our way. A UPS is something that everyone should have to protect his or her computer(s) and equipment. In this Rocket Yard guide, we’ll take a look at UPS basics, features, and how to size a UPS for your needs

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Use Screen Sharing to Troubleshoot a Mac

Have you ever wished you could help a friend or relative with a Mac-related problem, but trying to chat about it over the phone or in Messages just isn’t cutting it? What you need is to be sitting next to...

It’s Spring: Time to Clean Your Mac

Spring is traditionally the time to clean out the cobwebs, dust, and dirt that have collected after you’ve been closed up in the house all winter. As long as you’re in a cleaning mode, it’s a good idea to take the time to clean up your Mac and other electronic equipment. Dust, dirt, and even cobwebs have been known to cling to a Mac, and not only mar the look, but also block airflow, or hinder the working of mechanical components. Taking the time to clean your Mac can help extend its useful life. As long as you’re doing a bit of cleaning, you may as well do a little Mac maintenance as well, to ensure your Mac not only looks good, but also continues to perform at its best.

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It’s an Option: Hidden Mac Features

If you enjoy discovering hidden features of your Mac, then it’s a good idea to get acquainted with the Option key. The Option key is like that special book in a library that, when moved, causes a secret door to swing open. In this case, the secret that is revealed is a Mac feature that is hidden from most users.

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