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Getting Started with Zoom

For most remote coaching and support sessions, I use Zoom (zoom.us), an excellent application that offers stable audio and video meetings with end-to-end encryption and secure screen sharing. I was an early adopter of the platform in 2013 when Google Hangouts was getting too playful and no longer serving my grad school team project [...]

2020-03-22T20:44:18-07:00March 22nd, 2020|Apps, Mac Mondays, Sustainable Computing, Tips|

Mac Mondays: Ergonomic Input

Designed well, computers are tools that enable us to succeed with ease. However, sometimes the devices we use to interact with our computers cause pain in our joints and lead to injury or other ailments. Natural Keyboarding A number of vendors over the years have offered “natural” and “ergonomic” keyboard designs. Most offer some [...]

2019-08-04T19:56:26-07:00August 5th, 2019|Sustainable Computing|

Mac Mondays: Unexpected Learning

When unexpected problems arise, how do you react? What steps do you follow to troubleshoot? Do you have a set of tools and underlying concepts that guide you in this process? Just Restart When technology behaves strangely or out of the ordinary, restarting is often the simplest solution. I recommend starting small and [...]

2019-05-31T09:44:15-07:00May 27th, 2019|Mac Mondays, Sustainable Computing|

Mac Mondays: Don’tcha Know?

Last summer, a piece of malware called Weknow.ac started making the rounds, usually disguised by a phony Adobe Flash Player installer. Earlier this month, a security vulnerability in recent generations of Intel processors was discovered. Here’s an overview and repair brief for each. Weknow.ac Malware In the last several years, a lot of [...]

2019-05-31T09:34:46-07:00May 20th, 2019|Mac Mondays, Sustainable Computing|

Mac Mondays: Annoying Settings

For all the amazing benefits of our technology, there are a handful of super annoying features that threaten to drive us insane. Fortunately, they have settings that resolve their annoyance so we can have ease and peace. Ask to Join Wireless Networks Have you seen a dialog like this when you're busy trying to [...]

2019-05-31T10:14:56-07:00May 13th, 2019|Mac Mondays, Sustainable Computing|

Mac Mondays: Discipline Yourself

Unless you discipline yourself to use a given tool, it probably won’t have a positive effect on your doings. I wrote a number of posts about this previously (one, two, three) and always have more thoughts to share on the topic. Simple or Advanced I recommend a thorough conversation about your needs to identify the most appropriate [...]

2019-05-31T09:16:40-07:00May 6th, 2019|Mac Mondays, Sustainable Computing|

Mac Mondays: Travel Light

Design plays a great role in Sustainable Computing as I share with clients the intention behind the look, feel, and function of our various devices and apps. You’ll hear me regularly speak about the language of technology and how I help you communicate more effectively with it so you can feel confident, productive, or flexible. [...]

2019-05-31T09:02:23-07:00April 22nd, 2019|Mac Mondays, Sustainable Computing|

Mac Mondays: Special Deals

Below are the primary sources I use to find the best deals on Macs for my clients and my reasons for appreciating them. New Mac If you absolutely must have the latest model today and you have an Apple store in your area, that’s the best place to visit. Whether you know which model you [...]

2019-05-31T08:41:46-07:00April 15th, 2019|Mac Mondays, Sustainable Computing|