How to Update Flash Player on Your Mac

Adobe updated its Flash Player recently. Apple’s Safari browser blocks any version of Flash that isn’t the very latest, so Adobe’s update caused Safari’s blocking to kick in… and that means I’m getting the same question, over and over: “How do I update my Flash Player?” It ought to be easy but Adobe manages to… Continue Reading How to Update Flash Player on Your Mac

iOS 8 Tip #1: The Two-Finger Down-Swipe

If you’d have asked me, I would have said “No, I wouldn’t recommend installing iOS 8 on the first day. Wait for Apple to iron out the wrinkles.” But some of you didn’t ask me, and some of you that did ask me went ahead and installed it anyway. Actually, I did too, not because… Continue Reading iOS 8 Tip #1: The Two-Finger Down-Swipe

How to Send a Group Email from Your iPhone or iPad

(And a mini-introduction to Launch Center Pro.) Ever send a message to a group of people from your Mac? If you have, you know it’s easy if you’ve created a “Group” in your Contacts app, and then addressed the email to the Group. (Even better: address the email to nobody, and put the Group’s name… Continue Reading How to Send a Group Email from Your iPhone or iPad

How to boost the maximum sound volume on a Mac

— How to boost the maximum sound volume on a Mac — Here’s how you boost the maximum sound volume beyond what your Mac thinks “full blast” is– because sometimes “full blast” isn’t loud enough. You don’t need an amplifier or external speakers to do it. All you need is a remarkable piece of software… Continue Reading How to boost the maximum sound volume on a Mac

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

How to Make Your iPhone and iPad Read Out Loud to You

The iPhone and iPad will read out loud to you. This is more than a party trick; it’s very handy to let your iPhone or iPad read a news article or a long email to you while you drive home, or while you pour yourself a bowl of Captain Crunch cereal (for example). It’s also… Continue Reading How to Make Your iPhone and iPad Read Out Loud to You