How to Enable COVID-19 Exposure Notifications on iPhone

(Update10/30/20: Half a million Colorado residents have already enabled notifications.) Apple and Google have joined forces to help governments and health authorities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. They have released the first version of their exposure notification software for both iOS and Android devices. The State of Colorado just announced their participation as… Continue Reading

iOS 14: Is It Time to Upgrade Yet?

Autumn has arrived in the northern hemisphere. That means it’s time again for Apple to release the latest version of iOS for iPhone and iPad, which they have: iOS 14. Last year’s iOS 13 was scandalously buggy on its initial release. Apple committed to changing their processes to make sure that a similarly buggy mess… Continue Reading

Can I Do Dictation on My Mac? Yes!

Most everyone is familiar with how to do dictation on an iPhone by activating the microphone within the keyboard and/or using Siri. This has your phone interpret your speech and turn that into text, as if typing on the keyboard. But did you know you can do the same thing with your Mac? It’s true!… Continue Reading

How to Clear Your Mac’s Browser Cache

Your browser cache is responsible for storing the data of previously viewed websites. While the purpose behind the cache is for quicker loading times of the sites you visit, it can work against you over time. Clearing your cache might not be completely necessary, nor need to be done often. However, clearing your browser’s cache… Continue Reading

Six Signs of a Phishing Email

How Do You Spot a Fake Email? (excerpted from an article at eero.com) Phishing – a fraudulent attempt to obtain your sensitive information by disguising oneself as trustworthy – continues to be one of the most prevalent ways for hackers to gain access to your accounts and compromise your identity. At the end of 2019,… Continue Reading

ProtonVPN – a VPN for the Rest of Us

Proton Technologies AG, the Swiss company that originally brought us the very secure ProtonMail, has recently released a VPN client, ProtonVPN. What is remarkable about this offering is that their most basic plan is free! Not just a free trial, but actually free.   What is a VPN and why do I need it? VPN… Continue Reading

How to Use Apple Mail Drop to Send Large Files

How to Use Apple Mail Drop to Send Large Files

Don’t you wish there was an easy way to send large email attachments that didn’t require registration, passwords or codes? If you have an iCloud account, you’re already set. Mail Drop is a feature that lets you send large files, up to 5GB, via iCloud. This is a handy feature for people who may be… Continue Reading

How to Whitelist a Domain in Mac OS X Mail

Have you noticed that some emails from your favorite domain are ending up in your Junk box lately? The spam filter in Apple’s Mail app is effective at catching junk mail, while still allowing mail from known senders to reach your inbox. However, this only applies to individual senders and those in your Contacts; it does… Continue Reading

How to navigate the Genius Bar at the Apple Store

The “Genius Bar” name may do a disservice to everyday Apple users, scaring them away from fixing their own devices and implying only a “genius” can troubleshoot them. But sometimes, going to the Genius Bar makes sense—especially if your phone or Mac is still under warranty and you can get it fixed for free. The… Continue Reading

Can You Encrypt Your Documents Before Sending Them in Email? Yes!

Updated 5/2020 – In addition to everything noted below, you can also use the free Keka app to create encrypted .zip files So – you have a Word, Excel, or PDF document that you want to send via email, but it is sensitive in nature. Now you are wondering if there is a simple way… Continue Reading

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