Helpful tips for connecting your Mac to an external monitor

November 23rd, 2022 Apple

If you want to be more productive on your Mac, adding a second monitor is the best solution. You’ll be able to work on large spreadsheets and compare documents side by side more easily without cluttering up your primary screen. Follow these steps to connect your Mac computer to an external monitor.

Keep your iPhone text messages private with these tips

October 14th, 2022 Apple

If you’re a business owner who relies on text messages to communicate with employees, clients, or customers, it’s essential to ensure the privacy and security of your messages. Unfortunately, there are many ways for others to go through your texts if they have access to your mobile phone.

5 Reasons SSDs are better than HDDs for Macs

September 2nd, 2022 Apple

Solid-state drives (SSDs) are fast becoming the standard for data storage because of their many advantages over hard disk drives (HDDs). Here are the top five reasons SSDs are better than HDDs for Macs.

SSDs are more reliable

All types of disk drives are more likely to fail with age, but SSDs are more resistant to age-related degradation than HDDs. This is because most modern SSDs use NAND flash memory, which is not as susceptible to the wear and tear that HDDs experience with their spinning disks.

Why you shouldn’t jailbreak your iPad

Only Apple-approved apps found in the App Store can be downloaded and installed onto iPads and other Apple devices. Users who want to install apps not authorized by Apple often resort to jailbreaking their devices. What exactly is jailbreaking, and what are its effects on your iPad? Read on to find out.

Be more productive with these Mac keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can enhance users’ productivity and save time, but not everyone knows about them. If you own a Mac, these are the keyboard shortcuts you need to start using now.

Minimize or dock the front app window: Command + M

If you have several open apps, browsers, and Finder windows, use this shortcut to minimize the front window to the Dock.

Keep your iPhone battery alive with these tips

There’s nothing worse than having a low iPhone battery when you’re working remotely without an outlet nearby. Luckily, there are several tips you can use to extend your smartphone’s battery life. Here are six that prove invaluable.

1. Activate Low Power Mode

When you switch on Low Power Mode, it automatically adjusts several settings to extend the life of your battery.

Not sure what to do with your new iPad? Start here

Even though Apple devices are less customizable than their Android counterparts, new iPads have dozens of settings to configure. Tackling the most important ones takes only a few minutes if you know where to start. Check out our recommendations for the top five most useful iPad settings.

How to move data from your old PC to your new Mac

December 17th, 2021 Apple

If you’re switching from a Windows PC to a Mac, and you’re worried about losing years’ worth of data on your old machine, don’t fret. Changing platforms doesn’t have to mean starting over with Apple’s free tool called Windows Migration Assistant.

Is malware a problem on Macs?

November 24th, 2021 Apple

There’s a common misconception that Apple computers can’t get infected with malware. The truth is Macs are resistant to most Windows-based bugs and malicious codes but they aren’t invulnerable. Here are some threats that can compromise your Mac and how to tell that you’ve been infected.

How to use external monitors with Mac computers

It’s much more convenient to work when you have two monitors. In case you’re using a Mac computer (a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini) and want to hook an external monitor to it, we’ve got a few tips for you.

First, check which displays your Mac device supports by doing the following:

Click the Apple Menu (located on the left-hand side of the screen) then click About This Mac.

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