We Recommend You Delay Upgrading to macOS 10.15 Catalina

We Recommend You Delay Upgrading to macOS 10.15 Catalina

Although the new features of Catalina look great and we will eventually move to it, we are recommending you do not upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina right away! It’s possible that some of your older applications will not work at all when you upgrade to Catalina. You will need to make sure you’re not only on the latest version of your applications but you’ll also need to make sure that those latest versions ARE compatible with Catalina (some of them are not!). We recommend waiting a month or two to let the dust settle and to make sure that you’ve updated to the latest versions of your apps. Read on to find out how you can tell which of your Mac apps won’t work with Catalina at all. Make sure to contact us for help with making sure Catalina won’t destroy your workflow.

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Ever Wondered How to Search within a Web Page in Safari in iOS?

Ever Wondered How to Search within a Web Page in Safari in iOS?

Picture yourself looking for something specific on a long Web page on the small iPhone screen. Did you know that you can search through just the text of the page? Tap the Share button, and in the bottom row of icons, swipe left until you see Find on Page. Tap that, and then enter the word you’re looking for in the search field that appears. The Up and Down arrow buttons in the upper left of the keyboard help you find other instances of your search term.

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Teleport Around Your Mac with the Sidebar

Teleport Around Your Mac with the Sidebar

If your Mac resembles an absent-minded professor’s office with files and folders strewn hither and thither, getting to the right spot to open or save a file may have become slow and clumsy. Sure, in an ideal world, you’d organize everything perfectly, but you’d also be flossing twice a day, calling your mother every Sunday, and eating more leafy greens. So let’s talk about a shortcut that lets you put off that big reorg for another day: the sidebar that graces every Finder window and Open/Save dialog.

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Don’t Freak Out If You Get Blackmail Spam Containing an Old Password

Don’t Freak Out If You Get Blackmail Spam Containing an Old Password

Have you gotten an email message whose Subject line says something like “Change your password immediately! Your account has been hacked.”? If not, it may be only a matter of time before you do. It’s a scary message, especially because it contains one of your passwords, some threats, and a demand for money. Worse, the password is likely one you’ve used in the past—how could the hacker have discovered it? Has your Mac really been taken over?

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Apple Finally Updates the MacBook Air and Mac mini, and Revamps the iPad Pro

Apple Finally Updates the MacBook Air and Mac mini, and Revamps the iPad Pro

At a special event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Apple threw back the curtains on significant updates to the long-ignored MacBook Air and even longer-ignored Mac mini. Then Tim Cook and company followed up with revamped 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, complete with an enhanced Smart Keyboard Folio and redesigned Apple Pencil. You can order all of Apple’s new gear right away, though demand may delay shipping for a week or two on some items.

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Reduce Transparency in the macOS Interface

Reduce Transparency in the macOS Interface

Starting in OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple added transparency throughout the user interface, so when you’re looking at a menu, for instance, the color of the background bleeds through slightly. If that transparency makes the text hard for you to read, if you’re taking screenshots for publication, or if you just don’t like it, never fear, because you can turn it off.

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Change Mac Window Size from Any Edge or Corner

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Those who have used Macs for years know that you can resize nearly any window by dragging its bottom right corner—through Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, there was even a resize handle in that spot. But did you know that, starting in 10.7 Lion, Apple made it possible to resize a window from any edge? So if you haven’t updated your habits, try moving the pointer to the edge of a window in the frontmost app, which causes the pointer to change to a double-headed arrow. Click and drag to make the window larger or smaller in either direction. Resizing from any corner works as well; click there, and you can drag to resize the window in two directions at once.

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