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Mac Mondays: Command Day

The Mac is well known for encouraging people to use keyboard shortcuts and, thanks to Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines, developers program shortcuts into their apps consistently. That way, you can often learn once and expect similar experiences across applications. Also, as you explore application menus to learn their shortcuts, you can start practicing a [...]

2019-04-04T18:43:54-07:00March 4th, 2019|Mac Mondays|

Mac Mondays: Backing Up

What is your backup strategy? The computing industry’s suggested standard is “3–2–1”: 3 copies – 2 local – 1 remote. In practice, this usually means the first copy is on your Mac’s internal drive, the second is on an external drive using a backup utility, and the third is stored far, far away. [...]

2019-06-15T13:27:04-07:00September 10th, 2018|Mac Mondays, Sustainable Computing|

Mac Mondays: Avoiding Scams

What do you do when a message appears on the screen saying there’s a problem with your Mac? What about when you get an email asking you to verify your account? If you did not just initiate this request, it’s probably a fake. Read on for more tips… These Are Scams!While visiting websites, you might [...]

2019-06-15T13:08:05-07:00September 3rd, 2018|Mac Mondays, Sustainable Computing|

Mac Mondays: Clean My Mac

What’s your go-to solution for cleaning the outer surfaces of your Mac? No Spray Bottles Skip the sprays as liquid might seep into a nook or cranny of your Mac where you don't want it, especially if the computer is on. Apple recommends shutting down and unplugging, but I generally feel safe doing [...]

2019-06-15T13:09:14-07:00August 27th, 2018|Mac Mondays, Sustainable Computing|