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What’s My Password?

What’s My Password?

What You Need to Know: All sign ins have two components: User Name - Often an email, but some sites allow proper names or nicknames. Password - The thing you keep forgetting. General Rules: Don't keep passwords in Contacts. It provides no security. Don't stress about...

Should I Update?

Should I Update?

When I'm in people's homes working on a Mac or an iPhone problem, I'm often asked... "Should I update?" Many also say "Would you like a cup of coffee?" The answer to both questions is the same... but if you are not the coffee offering type, you should read on. First,...

Don’t Upgrade To Catalina. . . Yet

Don’t Upgrade To Catalina. . . Yet

macOS 10.15 Catalina arrives this month. If you upgrade before reading this, you may regret it. With any upgrade, the usual safety procedures apply, but with Catalina there is another consideration. All versions of OX and macOS up to 10.14 Mojave run 32 and 64 bit...

Should I Turn My Mac Off?

Should I Turn My Mac Off?

The kids are finally in bed, your better half is snoozing and the cat is sprawled out on the sofa. Before you turn in . . . don't forget. Turn off the computer. This is important. A Mac left on . . .  it's like having a badly built high explosive IED in your house....

You Know About The Buttons?

You Know About The Buttons?

At the top left hand corner of every open window on an Apple Mac there are three buttons: one red, one orange and one green. Don't take my word for it. Have a look. They're called window buttons and here's what they do: Red - Click and the window closes. With a few...

New iPhones. What To Do?

New iPhones. What To Do?

Yesterday, Apple announced the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro,  10.2" iPad  and Watch series 5. Like the iPhone 10, the Pro and the 11 dip heavily into what's known as computational photography. In simple terms, this is where the 'processor' in an iPhone takes an image and...

Want To Save Time Typing?

Want To Save Time Typing?

On average I can type six misspelled words a minute. If you're as talented as I am, you'll love this tip. Want to type the word 'astronomical' Type 'ast' then hit the F5 key. A list will pop up of all the words in the Apple Dictionary that begin with 'ast'. Simply...

Getting Your iPhone Unstuck

Getting Your iPhone Unstuck

Sometimes iPhones freeze or Apps act wacky. Don't bother closing and re-opening the App or turning your iPhone on and off. Go straight to a reboot. Different iPhones have different key sequences to initiate a reboot. On an iPhone X, click the volume up button, click...

Always Get Email

Always Get Email

Do you use Apple Mail or Outlook to get your email? If they stop working, you're screwed. Right? Wrong 🙂 You can always get email by opening any browser and going directly to the mail page of your email provider. www.gmail.comwww.yahoo.comwww.aol.com Sign in and...

Who Needs A Screen Protector?

Who Needs A Screen Protector?

I've had five iPhones; each one dropped, kicked and accidentally trod on. None had screen protectors. All were saved by good cases. Screen protectors trap air bubbles, lint and dust. Invariably they're attached at a slightly skewed angle and in just the right light...

Should I Update?

Should I Update?

When I'm in people's homes working on a Mac or an iPhone problem, I'm often asked... "Should I update?" Many also say "Would you like a cup of coffee?" The answer to both questions is the same... but if you are not the coffee offering type, you should read on. First,...

Don’t Upgrade To Catalina. . . Yet

Don’t Upgrade To Catalina. . . Yet

macOS 10.15 Catalina arrives this month. If you upgrade before reading this, you may regret it. With any upgrade, the usual safety procedures apply, but with Catalina there is another consideration. All versions of OX and macOS up to 10.14 Mojave run 32 and 64 bit...

Should I Turn My Mac Off?

Should I Turn My Mac Off?

The kids are finally in bed, your better half is snoozing and the cat is sprawled out on the sofa. Before you turn in . . . don't forget. Turn off the computer. This is important. A Mac left on . . .  it's like having a badly built high explosive IED in your house....

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