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Having Trouble Finding Files on Your Mac? Here’s How to Reset Spotlight

2021-04-22T09:01:42-04:00

For the most part, Spotlight works well. Press Command-Space or use the Search field in a Finder window, and it finds everything that matches your search term. Sometimes, however, Spotlight fails to turn up a file that you know is present, likely due to index corruption. To fix the problem, you can force Spotlight to […]

Having Trouble Finding Files on Your Mac? Here’s How to Reset Spotlight2021-04-22T09:01:42-04:00

Stop Apple Watch Timer Alerts with a Press of the Digital Crown

2021-04-22T08:59:07-04:00

For those who cook, the Apple Watch provides a helpful Timer app that ensures we don’t forget whatever’s in the oven until it’s burnt to a crisp. Setting the timer is easy from the app’s interface, but even easier is using Siri: just hold the Digital Crown and say, “Set a timer for 8 minutes.” […]

Stop Apple Watch Timer Alerts with a Press of the Digital Crown2021-04-22T08:59:07-04:00

Reclaim Local Storage Space by Removing iCloud Drive Downloads

2021-04-22T09:04:48-04:00

With iCloud Drive, Apple provides an Optimize Mac Storage checkbox that, when checked, stores the full contents of iCloud Drive on the Mac only if there’s enough space. However, you may wish to recover local storage space without selecting that option—luckily, that’s easy to do. Open iCloud Drive in the Finder, Control-click a file, and […]

Reclaim Local Storage Space by Removing iCloud Drive Downloads2021-04-22T09:04:48-04:00

It’s Time to Consider Upgrading to macOS 11 Big Sur

2021-04-22T08:56:48-04:00

We’re cautious when it comes to recommending upgrades to new versions of macOS. Apple makes the upgrade process easy—though it can be time-consuming—but upgrading can create workflow interruptions, render favorite apps inoperable, and have other consequences. At the same time, it’s important to stay in sight of the cutting edge for security reasons and to […]

It’s Time to Consider Upgrading to macOS 11 Big Sur2021-04-22T08:56:48-04:00

PostScript Type 1 Fonts Losing Support This Year—Here’s What to Do

2021-04-22T08:55:23-04:00

For you graphic designers out there, Adobe has announced that it will be ending support for PostScript Type 1 fonts starting with Photoshop in 2021. All Adobe apps will stop allowing users to author content using Type 1 fonts beginning January 2023. This announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise. Adobe introduced Type 1 fonts at […]

PostScript Type 1 Fonts Losing Support This Year—Here’s What to Do2021-04-22T08:55:23-04:00

Manage Your Apple Purchases and Subscriptions on the Mac and iPhone

2021-04-22T08:54:36-04:00

Last quarter, Apple’s Services segment generated a whopping $15.8 billion in revenue, 14% of the company’s total—sales of apps, media, and subscriptions are a big deal to Apple. And if you’re like us, you’re probably now paying Apple for services like Apple Music, extra storage for iCloud Photos, various app purchases and subscriptions, and perhaps […]

Manage Your Apple Purchases and Subscriptions on the Mac and iPhone2021-04-22T08:54:36-04:00

Not a Fan of Big Sur’s Translucent Menu Bar? Here’s How to Disable It

2021-04-22T08:53:28-04:00

In macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple went back to a design direction from the earliest days of Mac OS X: a translucent menu bar. Since its color changes depending on the desktop picture, many people aren’t enamored of it (left, below). Luckily, reverting to the traditional opaque menu bar is simple. Open System Preferences > […]

Not a Fan of Big Sur’s Translucent Menu Bar? Here’s How to Disable It2021-04-22T08:53:28-04:00

Work with iOS App Updates in Your Account in the App Store

2021-04-22T08:52:36-04:00

If you’ve turned on automatic App Updates in Settings > App Store on your iPhone or iPad, you might wonder how you’d know if an app was updated or what changed. To find that information, open the App Store app and tap your avatar icon in the upper-right corner. Scroll down and you’ll see an […]

Work with iOS App Updates in Your Account in the App Store2021-04-22T08:52:36-04:00

How to Avoid Embarrassment During Online Presentations or Screen Sharing

2021-04-22T08:48:39-04:00

Along with the now-ubiquitous videoconferencing, screen sharing and online presentations have become vastly more common during the pandemic. This isn’t yet another article about how to give a better presentation or feel more confident. (Although those might happen too.) The goal of this article is to help you avoid situations that could embarrass you in […]

How to Avoid Embarrassment During Online Presentations or Screen Sharing2021-04-22T08:48:39-04:00

Make Better Documents and Edit More Easily with Show Invisibles

2021-04-22T08:46:41-04:00

Some of the trickiest editing and proofreading problems are related to characters you can’t typically see on the screen: spaces, tabs, and returns. Just because they’re invisible doesn’t mean they don’t affect the look of a document, often in negative ways. For instance: An extra space can cause an awkward jump from one word to […]

Make Better Documents and Edit More Easily with Show Invisibles2021-04-22T08:46:41-04:00
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