iCloud Drive – Do Not Upgrade Yet

While iOS 8 has been out for a few months, many are still using iOS 7. If you are one of those iOS 7 users and plan to upgrade, there is one “gotcha” during the upgrade process that you must avoid – iCloud Drive. During the process, do not upgrade to iCloud Drive. If you do, you […]

File Naming by Date – Best Practices

Proper file naming will have a big impact on your ability to find files, and file organization in general. It’s a good idea to include information like the title, date, and any other pertinent details. The best date format to following is YYYYMMDD. For example, if you created a file on April 8th, 2009, create the file name: 20090408filename.ext Not only […]

How to Type Special Characters and Symbols

To type specific characters and symbols (e.g. Á), use the Character Viewer. Choose Edit > Special Characters to open the Character Viewer. You can also type characters and symbols using keyboard shortcuts. Here’s a list of those shortcuts. For more information, visit the Apple Support page.


f.lux is a computer program that adjusts the display’s color temperature according to the location and time of day. The program was designed to reduce eye strain during night time and allow a user to sleep better after computer usage. http://justgetflux.com/

Lock the Screen in Mac OS X

Launch “System Preferences” Click on “Security & Privacy” (“General” tab) Check “Require password after sleep or screen saver begins” Exit out of System Preferences

Google Maps for iPhone

It’s finally here! Don’t get me wrong – I love Apple. But, I do think that they dropped the ball with Apple Maps. Google Maps for iPhone  

Mac – Target Disk Mode

FireWire target disk mode allows a Macintosh computer with a FireWire port (the target computer) to be used as an external hard disk connected to another computer (the host). Once a target computer is started up as a FireWire hard disk and is available to the host computer, you can copy files to or from […]

iPhone 3G[S] Downgrade – iOS 4.0 to iOS 3.1.3

A lot of 3G owners have suffered from extremely slow performance with the 4.0 upgrade. Fortunately, Lifehacker has a great article explaining how to downgrade your iPhone 3G[S] from iOS 4.0 to iOS 3.1.3. Lifehacker – How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3G[S] from iOS 4 to iOS 3.1.3 I just tried this last week and […]