MacOS Catalina – Should You Upgrade?

(Update Oct. 2019 – Catalina breaks almost all current DJ program’s ability to read the iTunes library. If you use DJ software, triple-check with the author to ensure compatibility, or heartbreak will ensue.) (Second Update: If you want Software Update to quit bugging you about updating to Catalina, OSXDaily describes how to turn those pesky… Continue Reading

7 easy steps to free up space on your iPhone

7 easy steps to free up space on your iPhone

It seems that your iPhone always runs out of space at the most inopportune times. If your iPhone storage is full or nearly full, you’re going to quickly need a way to clear up space on your device. In this article, we will go over some steps you can take to clear space on your… Continue Reading

Training Google Mail (or Gmail) for Spam Filtering

Have you ever had the experience of someone insisting that they sent you an email, but you can’t find it, only to look later in your Spam or Junk folder and find it hiding there? Now why would your mail app decide one thing is spam and another is not? Email providers like Google, Yahoo,… Continue Reading

Why you should update your software now

You secure your valuables – your wallets, keys, and homes. You know that, if left unsecured, they can easily be a target for criminals. So it makes sense to think the same way about the information stored on all your electronic devices. Computers, tablets, phones and other personal devices hold your emails and your financial… Continue Reading

Want to remove your private info from the web?

Google your name – go ahead. Include some easily discoverable facts: the city where you live, the name of your employer, and maybe your middle name.  If you’re like most people, the results page will be full of data brokers offering your address, your phone number, your email, the names of your relatives and their… Continue Reading

How to Encrypt your Mac’s Hard Drive

You may have heard of the words “FileVault” and “encryption” relating to your Mac’s hard drive, and you may be wondering if you should use this higher level of security and if it is easy to implement. The answer to all of this is “yes”. Even though you’ve already protected your Mac with a login… Continue Reading

Colorado’s Consumer Data Protection Law – Does it affect you?

In September of 2018, Colorado implemented some of the strictest laws in the U.S. concerning data breaches and the resulting reporting requirements. If you do any kind of business in Colorado, including capturing names and email addresses on your website (also known as Personally Identifying Information, or PII), then these laws affect you. This is… Continue Reading

Cleaning Up Safari Passwords

A Handy Tip for Cleaning Up Passwords in Safari The number one challenge for Mac users that I regularly hear about from my clients is dealing with passwords. This includes deciding on passwords to use with new services, as well as making sure passwords are never shared across services. If you use a password manager… Continue Reading

Skype 7 – Is It Really Almost Dead?

Yes, the Sad Day is Coming Soon Support for Skype 7 will end on Nov‍emb‍er 1, 2‍01‍8 on desktop devices. When support ends, Microsoft will begin requiring updates to version 8. Although you may be able to use older versions for a little while, they encourage you to update soon to avoid any interruption. Microsoft… Continue Reading

Mojo? Mojito? No. Mojave!

Apple releases Mac OS 10.14 Mojave Update: Apple released the 10.14.1 update on October 30, which improves the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac. It also offers group FaceTime and more emojis. We now give this a thumbs-up, but still with all the caveats listed below. The folks in Cupertino have been working on… Continue Reading

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