This video (courtesy of CBC, and Rossmann Repair Group) shows how a free 5-minute repair can cost thousands of dollars at the Apple Store. Bottom line: Always get a second opinion, and avoid the Apple Store.
Bright Screens at Night Are Bad For Your Health From time to time, I’m sure we all stare into our phones and tablets before going to sleep. The problem is that the bright glow of the screen is bad for your health. Harvard did a study, and concluded that exposure to blue light at night, […]
Did you know that with every photo you take, private and personal data is stored within the image? Metadata and EXIF data (e.g. date, location, device used) is hidden inside every photo you take. Here’s just a little sample of data from a photo I took a few years ago. It’s a tad disconcerting, especially […]
What a coincidence. A week after posting why you shouldn’t upgrade to macOS Sierra, Apple has decided to automatically download the upgrade to your computer—without telling you. While this maneuver isn’t too invasive, it still causes macOS Sierra to show up unexpectedly, takes up disk space, and uses your Internet bandwidth to download a large […]
Do Not Upgrade to Sierra macOS Sierra has just been released, and I’m sure you’re all getting bombarded with software upgrade messages. However, do not upgrade to Sierra—It’s a brand-new OS, which means lots of software bugs and problems. See the additional reasons not to upgrade below. Minimum System Requirements Are Not Enough Your computer […]
Cut and paste does exist on your Mac—it’s just slightly hidden. The copy function is the same: “Edit > Copy” from the Finder menu Keyboard shortcut: ⌘C (command–C) Now, instead of the paste function, select “Move Item Here” “Edit > Move Item” Here from the Finder menu (while holding the option key) Keyboard shortcut: ⌥⌘V […]
You can export events and friends’ birthdays from Facebook into calendar programs like Apple iCal, Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar. Just follow the tutorial below. How do I export my events or friends’ birthdays?
Messages is the built-in chat client included with OS X. You can use it to send text messages using iMessage, or one of many third-party messaging services. It can be cumbersome to compose text messages via iPhone, which makes Messages an excellent alternative to texting. It’s just like sending a normal text message, however you […]
Since most of us store our Gmail in the cloud, do you ever wonder how susceptible it may be to data loss? What if there was some type of server crash, and all your email was lost? Not to worry – Google takes plenty of steps to make sure that your data is safe. But […]
Does your Internet connection seem slow? Test your speed at www.speedtest.net. Check the results with respect to your Internet service provider’s plan, and make sure the test results are close to the plan you’re paying for.