Best Mac Anti-Virus Package: Intego Internet Security X9

Do you need Mac anti-virus software? Some people say that anti-virus programs slow down your Mac (true, at least a littl), and are expensive (depends), and basically a waste of time and money since there aren’t any Mac viruses (not true). Other people say that there are zillions of Word and Excel viruses (true), and even though they don’t affect a Mac like they do a PC your Mac can still be “a carrier” and you’ll cause trouble for people with PCs when you pass an infected document through email, and the cost of an… Continue Reading Best Mac Anti-Virus Package: Intego Internet Security X9

Best Online Calendars for College Football

— Best Online Calendars for College Football — UPDATE: I’ve created the 2016-2017 College Football Bowl Game calendar for you and your iPhone and iPad. Click here to get it. When asked whether you want to subscribe, click YES. These are the very best college football online schedules available. Let them know I sent you. You may also like my article about the NFL schedules. Please leave a comment if you this article helped you. Or share it with your Facebook friends. That helps me too. Thank you. Last updated Sunday, December 4, 2016

2016 College Football schedules for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

— 2016 College Football schedules for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad — UPDATE: I’ve created the 2016-2017 College Football Bowl Game calendar for you and your iPhone and iPad and Mac. Click here to get it. When asked whether you want to subscribe, the answer is YES, you want to subscribe. That way you get updates in case I have to change something. At long last I’ve found schedules for the 2016 college football season that you can add to your Mac, iPhone, and iPad. You can also add these schedules to your PC and… Continue Reading 2016 College Football schedules for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

How to watch Apple’s September 7th Event

— How to watch Apple’s September 7th Event — UPDATE: the event is over. You can watch a replay of the event by clicking here. Apple’s going to show some new stuff on September 7th, 2016. I don’t know what they’ll announce so I’ll be tuning in at 10 AM Pacific Daylight Time to find out, same as you. Apple’s invitation says it all: you need a reasonably modern iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or a reasonably modern Mac, or a reasonably modern pc. Come back here at 10 AM Wednesday September 7th, 2016 and… Continue Reading How to watch Apple’s September 7th Event

NFL Schedules and Calendars for the 2016 Season

— NFL Schedules and Calendars for the 2016 Season — The NFL season has started, and it’s super-helpful to know when the games come on, and who’s playing in them. You’d think you could get NFL calendars onto your iPhone and iPad and Mac by visiting nfl.com, but they don’t have downloadable or subscribe-able calendars there, so don’t bother looking. Instead, go to the South End Zone website, where you’ll find calendars for every team, and for the post-season, and for prime-time, and more. The beautiful thing about the South End Zone’s calendars is you… Continue Reading NFL Schedules and Calendars for the 2016 Season

Option Key tip #12: Open your Library folder

— Option Key tip #12: Open your Library folder — Apple stores a lot of important stuff in your Library folder. Your mail messages, your preferences and settings, your keychains and passwords, and many, many other critical information is stored there. In some ways, your Library folder is the most important folder on your Mac– and you’ve probably never seen it. That’s the way Apple wants it; they don’t want you messing around with your Library folder, so they make it invisible. This keeps you from accidentally throwing your Library folder away, or accidentally putting… Continue Reading Option Key tip #12: Open your Library folder

Option Key tip #11: Delete a Messages conversation with one click

— Option Key tip #11: Delete a Messages conversation with one click — You use the Messages app on your Mac, don’t you? (You should– you can tied it into your phone’s text messaging using your iCloud address, so the same messages show up on both devices, and it’s a lot easier to type on the Mac than on your phone.) Anyhow, sometimes you want to delete a conversation, and when you do it goes like this: 1. Hover over the conversation until you see the “x” 2. Click the “x” and wait for the… Continue Reading Option Key tip #11: Delete a Messages conversation with one click

Option Key tip #10: One-click System Information

— Option Key tip #10: One-click System Information — I have to admit, I thought I might not get to Option key Tip Number 10… but here it is! I’ll bet you’ve chosen “About This Mac” from the Apple menu– it shows you a box something like this. The “System Report…” button launches the System Informatoin application, an important trouble-shooting tool. Not too hard. But, if you hold the Option key, the first item in the Apple menu changes from “About This Mac” to “System Information,” saving you a click. It doesn’t sound like much… Continue Reading Option Key tip #10: One-click System Information

Option Key tip #9: Special Characters

— Option Key tip #9: Special Characters — Our Option key Tip-a-Palooza continues… Your documents will look better if you use the right characters. For example, mañana looks better than “manana,” and resumé looks better than “resume.” The Mac’s always been able to generate these characters (not true for PCs), so why not learn how and start using the right characters today. Check out the handy table below. Character Keystroke(s) • (bullet) Option-8 ¢ Option-4 ñ Option-n, then n é Option-e, then e ™ Option-2 ® Option-r º (degree symbol) Option-0 (that’s a zero) … Continue Reading Option Key tip #9: Special Characters

Option Key tip #8: Option-Empty Trash

— Option Key tip #8: Option-Empty Trash — Ever try to empty the Trash and get a message like this? Of course you have. Then you click “Empty Trash” (or hit Enter on the keyboard), and then you might get this message too: Most likely you will click “Remove All Items” and then– finally– the trash empties. Yay. Skip all of this trouble by holding down the Option key when you choose “Empty Trash” from the Finder’s “Finder” menu. Then it’s a one-stepper. No messages, just a satisfying whooshy-crumply sound. Try it! Note: when you… Continue Reading Option Key tip #8: Option-Empty Trash