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If You Backup… Checkup

If You Backup… Checkup

Most of my Mac business clients in Los Angeles use Time Machine to back up their data. Time Machine is reliable, but over the years I've found that you can't put any backup system in place and forget about it. Check regularly for the following types of problems: On...

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 You Click Unsubscribe?

Should You Click Unsubscribe?

Down at the bottom of all junk mail, buried under a minutiae of legal text, you'll find the 'Unsubscribe Now' button. So, what should you do? If the email is from a company you recognize flogging zero interest credit, unbeatable furniture bargains or a luxury one of a...

Best Mac Sound

Best Mac Sound

Without a doubt, the speakers on the new 27" iMac are superb . . .  but if you have a Mac Mini or an uber-expensive Mac Pro you're stuck with a tiny speaker that makes a sound like a mouse being strangled. With a friend in this situation, I decided to get her a pair...

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Thank You all for your support this year. No Problem Mac just hit its tenth anniversary. I've been at this job longer than any other and I don't know how to do anything else, so please keep calling. Have a fantastic holiday and a Happy New Year. John PS: In case you...

Super Charge Your iPhone

Super Charge Your iPhone

With the 11 and 11 Pro Apple finally shipped iPhones with high powered adapters and cables. If you own an older iPhone you're probably using the anemic 5W or 12W USB power adapter and lightning cable that came with it. Charging takes forever. Can I Super Charge An...

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