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

Should I install the iOS 9.3.2 Update?

— Should I install the iOS 9.3.2 Update? — Easy answer: yes, unless you are thinking of updating an iPad Pro 9.7 inch. In that case, don’t. The iPad Pro 9.7 inch can, in some cases, become “bricked” (completely unresponsive) when the 9.3.2 update is applied. UPDATE:Apple has recognized the problem and for now the… Continue Reading Should I install the iOS 9.3.2 Update?

The Daily Tip: Tips and Shortcuts for the Mac’s Calculator

The Mac’s had a calculator from the very first day, but a lot of people have never used it at all. The ones who have used it probably don’t know everything it can do so they probably aren’t so impressed with it. Turns out the Calculator is pretty slick, and I think you’ll use it… Continue Reading The Daily Tip: Tips and Shortcuts for the Mac’s Calculator

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,… Continue Reading The Daily Tip: Tips and Shortcuts for Mac Mail

The Daily Tip: Automate ebay Searches with SearchDome

Automate ebay Searches with SearchDome ebay 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… Continue Reading The Daily Tip: Automate ebay Searches with SearchDome

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 translate.google.com. 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… Continue Reading The Daily Tip: Google Translate

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”… Continue Reading The Daily Tip: iPhone Camera Tips