What is a VPN? Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have been in the news a lot recently so you may be wondering just what it is, how it works, and whether or not you should be using one. With the government allowing your internet service provider to sell your web history, it may be a good … Read moreVirtual Private Networks (VPN)
Updated: 2018-08-08 Here is the scenario. You have spent many hours creating an important Keynote presentation that you plan to present to a local Service Club. You know that you have the ability to create iWork documents on your Mac and have them immediately available on your Laptop, your iPad, and your iPhone. All is good with … Read moreWhere Are My iCloud Documents?
Updated 2018-08-08 … With a new operating system on the horizon (Mojave), you might be thinking about ways to optimize and speed up your computer. Here’s a list of things that are always good to keep in mind. Note: this is based on an article in Tech Tails #689, by Ed Shepard in 2012. It is interesting to see … Read moreWhat to do if your computer is slowing down
Updated 2018-08-08 … Are you tired of typing the same phrases over and over in your email messages or in documents that you are creating? Your name Your address Sincerely yours, [your name] Links to a website Common phrases that you use often Standard paragraphs and more … Do you often make common spelling mistakes like … Read moreUse TextExpander to Simplify Your Work
Updated 2018-08-08 By now all you Mac users have realized the necessity of backing up your files on a regular basis. You may use Time Machine to make versioned backups, Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) or SuperDuper to make cloned backups, or services such as Backblaze to make backups in the cloud. You may even be as … Read moreWhat To Do After You Backup Your Mac
Another source for information about all Macs is the free Mactrackter program. Download Mactracker. Mactracker is a database that provides detailed information on every Apple computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphics cards, supported Mac OS versions, and expansion options. Mactracker also includes information about Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, … Read moreGet Information About Your Mac
Question Occasionally my monitor (MacPro) goes blank for no explainable reason. I jiggle the mouse and it comes back on. I still do not know why this happens but I now know when it happens. I can control it. When I mouse over to and off the bottom or top left corner of the screen, … Read moreWhy does my screen go black?
Published in MugTalk August 2018 … It is time to start getting prepared for the release of Mojave (macOS 10.14) sometime this fall. There are a number of interesting features that I’m looking forward to trying, including Desktop Stacks, Screenshot Markup, Finder Gallery View, and Continuity Camera. No matter if you are a beta tester … Read moreGet Ready for Mojave
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Are you interested in seeing a non-alarmist, data-driven, and realistic assessment of the existing malware threat environment for the Mac platform? If so, you’ll want to watch this hour-long presentation from Thomas Reed of Malwarebytes. Recorded at the 2018 MacAdmins conference at Penn State University, Reed uses hard data found from the Malwarebytes scanner and removal … Read moreMacOS Threat Landscape