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  • 15 Tips For Using List View In the Mac Finder

    49m By Gary Rosenzweig
    The Finder's List view gives you a sortable list of files and folders with columns of data such as date, size and kind. You can sort by the columns, add new ones, and arrange them. You can also navigate down into subfolders using the cursor or keyboard. Learn…
  • 15 Tips For Using Column View In the Mac Finder

    Mon 11:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    If you use Column View in the Finder to organize your files, here are some useful tips. There are many ways to resize or "right size" columns. You can navigate and even move files with the keyboard. There are also some preferences you can set.…
  • What Is the Difference Between the Folder iCloud Drive and Documents?

    Sun 9:48am By forum
    Gary, In reply to a question about Time Machine you said “But it is considered best practice to put all of your files in the Documents folder. That’s what it is for. That’s what I do.” In iCloud Drive > Options I can find a list of apps that store…
  • How Do I Duplicate a User Account On My iMac?

    Fri 11:39pm By forum
    HI, we own two iMacs which are networked in our house via Time Machine. I am the one with some smarts re the Mac environment, hence both computers are logged in under my administration name. My husband only works in MS word writing a manuscript, and we have…
  • Building Your Own Cheap External SSD Drive For Your Mac

    Fri 11:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Here are the two items I show in the video: SK Aluminum M.2 NVME SSD Enclosure Silicon Power 256GB – NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen3x4 2280 TLC SSD
  • How Do I Choose the Right Monitor for My MacBook Pro Retina?

    Fri 8:10am By forum
    I have a 2012 MacBook Pro Retina running Mojave. I’m looking for a suitable Monitor. I’m told I need a 2560×1600 with a mini Display Port, but this combination seems to be very unusual, and a Google search doesn’t pay attention to the 2560 x 1600…
  • Public Betas of macOS Big Sur and iOS 14 Now Available

    Thu 2:36pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    Apple released the first public beta test versions of the new macOS Big Sur, iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 operating systems for anyone to install. To get these early releases of the new operating systems, start by going to to…
  • How Do I Save My Notes From My iPhone?

    Thu 12:23pm By forum
    Hi Gary how do I save my notes from my iPhone to a jpeg or Word doc on my iMac? All I can do is copy and paste them each individually. Is some other way I can do this like select each file in notes or drag and drop? Thx your help as always. —– […]
  • How Do I Convert a docx File To a CSV file?

    Thu 11:03am By forum
    I’m trying to make a cvs file for a CRM program, but all I have is a docx file to work with, will I have to download an app to make this work? Or is there a way to just use the apps that came with my iMac? —– Janice
  • 10 Fun and Useful Things You Can Do With GarageBand For Mac

    Thu 11:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    If you haven't taken the time to play with Apple's GarageBand app on your Mac, here are 10 quick things you can do with it. Some are useful, like merging and trimming many audio files. Others are fun like turning your Mac's keyboard into a piano or drum kit.…
  • Set Up a Quick Screen Share With Another Mac

    Wed 7:09pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    If you want to help someone with a Mac issue, you can easily take over their screen from afar. They must have Screen Sharing enabled in System Preferences, Sharing. They must also be signed into iCloud with their Apple ID. You can then use Spotlight to launch…
  • 10 Different Ways To Move Files On a Mac

    Wed 11:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    There are more ways to move files on your Mac than just simply dragging them from one Finder window to another. You can also use a variety of shortcuts to get to the destination folder while dragging, use copy, and even create an Automator Quick Action.…
  • How Do I Get Past a Screen ? To Get Into My 2008 iMac?

    Wed 9:36am By forum
    trying to wipe drive using disc utility when I restarted computer screen came up with a ? mark in centre mouse and keyboard don’t work —– sharyn
  • How Do I Speed Up the Loading Of Safari On My Late-2014 Mini?

    Wed 8:32am By forum
    I have a late-2014 Mac mini running Catalina OS. When I click on the Safari icon in the Dock the icon will bounce anywhere from 8-118 times before opening. Why does it sometimes take so long? —– Sparky
  • Apple Releases New 27-Inch iMac Model

    Aug 4, 2020, 6:47 pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    The new 27-inch 5K iMac is an all-around improvement on the previous version, but not a new design. The new Intel processors are faster, and new GPUs are also available. The FaceTime camera is now at 1080p and there is an option for the same Nano Texture…
  • 17 Keynote Tips for Mac

    Aug 4, 2020, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Here are some handy tips for using Keynote on your Mac. You can fill shapes or text with images, add links, record audio per slide, and insert math equations. You can also create animations that swap letters or draw lines. You can even use Keynote to create…
  • Rename And Move Files While Working On Them On Your Mac

    Aug 3, 2020, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    You don't need to close a file to rename it or move it. Most modern apps allow you to rename or move the file from within the app. You can also move them in the Finder while the document is still open. But some third-party apps don't support this.…
  • How Do I Change iCloud Directory Names?

    Aug 2, 2020, 2:34 pm By forum
    It’s easy to change iCloud directory names, so that I won’t have 2 Documents folders, etc. on my Mac. The only problem is that they won’t stay changed. They revert automatically back to the original name almost immediately. I read somewhere that they…
  • How To Add 3 Very Useful Keyboard Shortcuts To Your Mac

    Jul 31, 2020, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Watch if you want to add keyboard shortcuts for Launchpad, Do No Disturb or Notification Center on your Mac. You can also bring these up using gestures or Hot Corners.…
  • How Do I Make, and Find, a ZIP File Using Terminal?

    Jul 31, 2020, 9:25 am By forum
    Attempted to make a Zip file in terminal (Catalina 10.5.6 27in 4k iMac) with the zip -er command as explained in online instructions. Firstly I had difficulty in getting the path correct, placing the file on the desktop and using drag and drop worked, but not…
  • Apple Record Quarter Prompts Stock Split

    Jul 30, 2020, 10:54 pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    Apple’s June quarter financial report is out and is shows significant growth with $59.7 billion revenue and $11.25 profit, compared to $53.8 billion and $10.0 billion for the same quarter last year. This is certainly due to high demand for computers and…
  • How Do I Enable FIND MY….(device)?

    Jul 30, 2020, 5:58 pm By forum
    Unknowingly, my spouse disabled Find My on her iPad. (She received an email telling “Find My has bee disable on…’s iPad” • How does one enable it? • Why having it (the device) enabled important (or is it?)? —– Fernando Gonçalves
  • What Two Factor Authenticator Is Best for iPhone 10?

    Jul 30, 2020, 5:56 pm By forum
    I have been using LastPass as well as the LastPass Authenticator for several years. I continually have issues after a period of time, and now, once again, it does not recognize my LP email (ID) as a verified account. I have not changed that in several years.…
  • How To Create a Single PDF From Multiple Documents On a Mac

    Jul 30, 2020, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    You don't have to create a document all at once in a single app. You can take different documents from different apps like Pages, Numbers, Keynote, web reports, images and more, and combine them into a single PDF using Preview. This allows you to create pages…
  • Check To See If iCloud and Other Apple Services Are Down

    Jul 30, 2020, 10:34 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    If you are having trouble with iCloud, Apple Music, Apple TV or any other Apple online service, one thing to do before troubleshooting is to see if Apple is having an issue on their end. Just go to and see if…
  • How Can I Make a Slideshow Using Photos?

    Jul 29, 2020, 4:22 pm By forum
    I have about 20 photos I’d like to make into a slides show. I’d like to rearrange them in a particular order. Is that do-able? —– Jack
  • How Do I Change the Ratio Of Map’s Navigation Directions To Music’s Song Volume?

    Jul 29, 2020, 4:18 pm By forum
    I find that the audio level of Map navigation commands is often far above the level of the song I’m listening to as I drive. Can I adjust the ratio? —– Jerry
  • Following a Moving Subject With an Arrow or Circle in iMovie

    Jul 29, 2020, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    If you want to have an arrow, circle or other graphic follow a subject or object in a video in iMovie, you'll need to first create the graphic, and then use picture-in-picture and the keyframe animation tools in iMovie to guide the graphic throughout the video…
  • Mac Terminal Commands and Apps To Work With Text Files

    Jul 28, 2020, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    You can work with text files using the Terminal and variety of commands and command line apps. You can merge files, search them, sort them, extract information and even edit them directly with Terminal text editors like vi and nano.…
  • 10 macOS Safari Tips That Will Make You More Productive

    Jul 27, 2020, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Here are 10 quick tips to help you use Safari on your Mac in a more efficient way. Learn how to quickly search your bookmarks and history, find open tabs, read articles, search specific sites and more.…