Tag Archives: tech tips
Back to My Mac icon Three Ways to Remotely Access and...
Have you ever been away from your home or office Mac and suddenly realized that you a) left it on when you meant to shut it down, b) tried to run...

Tech 101: Changing or Resetting a...
As part of the built-in security of macOS Sierra, users are required to enter a password when logging onto a Mac. Security experts suggest that passwords be changed on...


The System Preferences icon Tech 101: Mastering the Iconic macOS...
Whether you’re a Mac newbie or have used a Mac since 1984, there are probably things you didn’t know about one of the most visible aspects of the macOS...

Tech Tips: More Ways to Use...
Do you use Siri on macOS Sierra? An unofficial poll I recently made shows that a much lower percentage of macOS users use Siri than do iOS users. There’s...

Tech Tip: Have You Cleaned Your...
Our Macs are remarkably reliable and are evolving to be even more reliable as moving parts like fans and hard disk drives are replaced with passive cooling systems and...

Enable "Upload to My Photo Stream" to send new photos to all iCloud devices Tech Tip: What To Do When...
In last week’s article, I discussed how iCloud Photo Library works to synchronize all of  your photos and videos on all of your devices — Mac, iOS, Apple TV,...


Tech Tips: How To Keep Your...
It’s so nice to have a new Mac! You turn it on the first time and are usually filled with amazement at how fast the Mac is running. Pretty...

Tips for Travelers: Packing Tech for...
Rocket Yard Contributor Steve Sande is heading out of the country soon for a great adventure, so he’ll be providing readers with a lot of helpful tips over the next...

Tech 101: Zipping (Compressing) Files and...
Back in the ancient days, hard drives were small, floppy disks were plentiful, and email systems choked on attachments larger than a few hundred kilobytes (KB). Fortunately, some geniuses...