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)
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
Published in MugTalk April 2018… Its that time of year again. Spring! A time of sunshine, flowers, wide weather swings, and lots of pollen. And so its time for a little spring cleaning. Every culture has some form of spring cleaning in their repertoire and I suggest that this term be extended to cover our … Read moreSpring Cleaning
By Phil Davis March 2017 OMUG Newsletter Most of us are constantly collecting bits and pieces of information that we find interesting and useful. We’ll read some household or technical tip on the internet that we say “hey, I could use that someday.” So we file that away in our brain, or maybe write it … Read moreCreate a Personal Knowledge Library
By Phil DavisPublished February 2012; Updated December 2016 Use Keyboard Shortcuts Screenshots can be made using these shortcuts. Capture screen, save to file CMD+SHIFT+3 Capture screen, save to clipboard CMD+CTRL+SHIFT+3 Capture a selection, save to file CMD+SHIFT+4 Capture a selection, save to clipboard CMD+CTRL+SHIFT+4 Use the Grab Application You can also make use of Grab … Read moreHow to Take a Screenshot on a Mac
By Phil Davis Published December 2011; Updated December 2016 Use Spotlight to Launch Applications The simplest and fastest way to launch an application is to use Spotlight. Use the keyboard shortcut CMD+SpaceBar to open Spotlight, enter the name of the app (usually you only need the first few characters) and click on the app’s icon. … Read moreFive Quick Tips
By: Phil Davis. Published April 2013; Updated December 2016 You just bought your shiny new Mac and you are anxious to get started using it. However, you might want to take a few minutes to understand (and document) what you have before downloading all those apps. Here are three easy ways to learn about your … Read moreThree Ways to Learn About Your Computer
By Phil Davis 2016-01-05 I’ve been doing some cleanup on my extensive list of apps, most of which go unused most of the time. It is going to take a while to trim this list down to the ones that are really necessary and useful. It’s amazing how many apps in the list I couldn’t … Read moreNewsletter Tip: What are Your Must-Have Apps?
By Phil Davis 2015-12-05 After reading email and surfing the web, one of the more common tasks that we use our computers for is to write stuff. And when we do, we usually open a word processing program without giving it a second thought. The question that you should ask yourself is “Do I really … Read moreDo You Really Need a Word Processor?
By Phil Davis March 2015 Tired of digging through file cabinets or boxes full of paper when searching for a manual for your TV? How about the manual for using your microwave? If you are like me you rarely remember where you put them, and they often refuse to be found. Try a better way. … Read moreCreate A Reference Library Containing User Guides and Manuals