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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|

Downloads: A Digital Wasteland

When was the last time you looked in your Downloads folder? In the last six months, I’ve met with many clients whose Downloads folders were chock full of files that had accumulated over several years. Sometimes this resulted in system slowdowns and always frustration about not having enough space. Short on storage, Julie called me [...]

2016-03-25T09:51:46-07:00March 25th, 2016|Apps, Coaching, Tips|

Passwords: Securing Our Privacy

Passwords. How do we remember them? Where do we store them? And do we really have to change them so often? In this post, I share some wisdom on password security. I offer tips on how to keep track of your passwords and look them up when you forget. And, I suggest some alternative approaches [...]

2015-06-25T19:37:26-07:00June 25th, 2015|Apps, Tips|

Dashboard: A Great Place for Simple Services

Dashboard is a feature of OS X that Apple launched in 2004 with version 10.4 (Tiger). Dashboard appears as an overlay or a separate space and contains widgets — little apps that provide information, status, and access to various services. For example, Apple provides widgets like calendar, calculator, weather, stocks, and dictionary. Some accept input, [...]

2019-06-23T23:48:40-07:00September 5th, 2014|Apps, Tips|