The Daily Tip: New Folder from Selected Items

I see a lot of Macs in a day and most of them have a giant mess of files on their desktops. Cleaning things up, for most people, is a four-step process:Make a new folderSelect the files you want to drag to the new folderRealize you can't find the new folder because now there's even... Continue Reading →

The Daily Tip: Tips and Shortcuts for Mac Mail

If you're a Mac user you're probably using Apple's Mail program for email. Here are some of my favorite Mail tips and shortcuts.1. Command-Shift-MHide the Mailbox list if it's showing, show it if it's hiding. Go from this…… to this…… and back, using Command-Shift-M. Show the Mailbox list when you need it, hide it when... Continue Reading →

The Daily Tip: Automate ebay Searches with SearchDome

Automate ebay Searches with SearchDomeebay is great, but if the thing you're looking for isn't available the first time you search for it you're going to have to come back and search for it again. That's a bit of trouble, and half the time you forget to do it anyway. So you either put up... Continue Reading →

The Daily Tip: Google Translate

Do you ever need to translate something into another language? Of course you do. Here's how you do it quickly and effortlessly, using Google Translate. 1. Go to Here's what you'll see:In this case the box on the left is set for English, which is what I'm going to type in. The box on... Continue Reading →

The Daily Tip: Use Spacebar to Scroll Down

Here's a tip that makes web browsing on a Mac a whole lot easier. It works in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome, so you can learn it once and use it everywhere. It's a simple, one-step procedure that could not be easier. Just remember: this is for Macs, not for iPhones and iPads.Ready for it? Good.... Continue Reading →

The Daily Tip: iPhone Camera Tips

The iPhone camera isn't perfect but it takes pretty good pictures. Use it right and it'll take even better pictures-- much, much better pictures. Here are the most important things to know.1. You can take a picture by pressing either of the volume buttons. This lets you hold the iPhone more like a "real" camera... Continue Reading →

The Daily Tip: Show Day, Date, and Time in the Menu Bar

That little menubar clock at the top right of your Mac's screen is handy, as it's always nice to know what time it is. Of course, it is also nice to know the day of the week, and by default the day of the week shows up right next to the time. That is, it... Continue Reading →

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