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Moment Helps You Gauge Your iPhone Use and Offers Parental Oversight Option

Published Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Smartphone addiction is real. Do you check your iPhone before you get out of bed? During family dinners? Right before you go to sleep? Constantly during the day even when you’re on vacation? If you—or your family members—feel that you’re disappearing into your phone too often or at inappropriate times, it may be time to do something about it.

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Taking Out the Garbage: Tips for Working with the Trash on the Mac

Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018

One of the great innovations of the Mac, way back when, was the concept of the Trash. Instead of deleting files immediately, you’d put them in the Trash, where they’d sit until you either took them out or removed them for good by emptying the Trash.

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Overloaded by Work Email? Give the Slack Messaging Tool a Try.

Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Don’t get us wrong—email is great. But sometimes there’s too much of it at work, as colleagues share information too broadly or chime in unnecessarily, and as marketing offers and other junk fills your inbox. more»

What Is The Best Hard Drive to Use for Your Backups?

Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Backing up your Mac is like flossing your teeth: everyone knows they should do it every night, but too many people never get around to it. Unlike flossing, once you set up backups, they don’t require daily attention.

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MacBook Pro 13" Repair program

Published Friday, May 4, 2018
A limited number of 13-inch MacBook Pro non-touch bar computer have an issue that could result in an expanding battery. To check and see if your laptop is part of the program, contact us. We will check your serial number to see if you qualify. This program covers batteries in a limited number of computers. more»

SSD, Platters and Fusion. Oh my.

Published Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Is your laptop or iMac running slower than it did when it was new? Are you getting the spinning beach ball a lot? If you have a standard iMac or a laptop from 2012 or earlier, it probably has a spinning platter hard drive that may need replacing.

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Apple Pay Is Faster, Easier, More Secure, and More Private Than Using Credit Cards

Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018

You’ve probably heard of Apple Pay, but have you set it up so you can use it to pay for purchases at checkout? If not, give it a try, since it’s one of those living-in-the future Apple technologies that feels like science fiction every time you use it. Simply put your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch within an inch or so of a compatible payment terminal (look for an Apple Pay or contactless payment logo), put your finger on the Home button to use Touch ID (or double-press the iPhone X’s side button and authenticate via Face ID, or double-press the Apple Watch’s side button), and you’re done. The entire transaction takes less time than opening your wallet, although you may still need to sign a receipt.

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Here’s How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Settings—to the Extent Possible

Published Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Facebook has dominated the news headlines of late, but not for good reasons. There were the 50 million Facebook profiles gathered for Cambridge Analytica and used in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook has long been scraping call and text message data from Android phones. And within the Facebook iOS app, the company pushes the Onavo Protect VPN, an app made by a subsidiary that literally collects all your mobile data traffic for Facebook.

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