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Dropbox vs. iCloud Drive

Dropbox vs. iCloud – Comparison of cloud storage solutions

Dropbox is without a doubt the leading cloud storage service. No other solution, including Apple’s iCloud, has come close to what Dropbox has to offer. But with the release of iOS 11 and macOS 10.13, Apple has made significant improvements to iCloud Drive. In this article, I will compare Dropbox vs. iCloud Drive and share with […]

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How to take a screenshot on macOS and create a Dropbox link

How to take a screenshot on macOS and create a Dropbox link

Both OS X and macOS offer built-in commands allowing you to take screenshots of the active window, the full screen and more. In this article, we will go one step further and see how to take a screenshot on macOS and automatically create a Dropbox link from it that you can share with anybody. Additionally, […]

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How to create a Dropbox link for any file in Finder using Automator

How to Create a Dropbox Link With AppleScript & Automator

Creating a Dropbox link for files and folders already stored in Dropbox is easy. But in this article, I’ll show you how to create a Dropbox link for any file in Finder, regardless of where the file is stored using Automator and the Dropbox API. Note: The technique I describe below does not rely on […]

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best productivity apps for mac

The 27 Best Productivity Apps for Mac in 2019

Here is a list of the best productivity apps for Mac users, based on my personal experience. Since I continuously stumble across new applications and services, I’ll keep adding to it. So bookmark this post and check back from time to time. While you can download or purchase all of the apps I mentioned below […]

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SENS8 Security Camera with Light Review

SENS8 Security Camera with Siren and Floodlight Review

The SENS8 Light Cam is the first wired home security camera I have reviewed that required drilling a hole into an outside wall of our house. to find out how the installation went and if the SENS8 security camera was worth breaking out my tool belt. The SENS8 Light Cam offers a ton […]

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Mac not going to sleep? This might fix it!

Mac not going to sleep? This might fix it!

For the past few months, I have struggled with an issue that would prevent both my iMac and MacBook Pro from going to sleep or activating the screen saver. The fact that the display on neither of my two Macs would turn off after a set time drove me nuts, but the worst thing was […]

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Yohann MacBook Pro Stand Review

Yohann makes a versatile and beautifully crafted MacBook Pro stand that has become one of my favorite accessories. Before cloud storage became a thing, having a desktop in the office and a laptop for traveling meant you had to keep your data in sync manually. As MacBook Pros became more powerful, many users abandoned their […]

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best home security cameras review

The Best Home Security Cameras in 2019

Here is a review of the best home security cameras, including such popular brands as Amazon, Arlo, Canary, D-Link, Logitech, Nest, Ring, & SENS8.

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How to copy the path of any file or folder in Finder (macOS)

How to Copy The Path of Any File in Finder

If you are working in a team that is using shared (Dropbox) folders to collaborate, it’s sometimes necessary to point team members to where they can find an individual file or folder. Instead of sending them a link that opens in a browser, I often just want to point them to a particular file they […]

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macOS - How to change the icon of files and folders

This is how to change the icon of files and folders in macOS

Did you know that you can change the icon of files and folders in macOS? If you did not, in this article I will show you how it is done! Out of the box, macOS uses a generic blue icon for folders. That’s perfectly fine as you can always identify the folder by its name. […]

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How to install fonts on iPhone or iPad using iFont

How to install fonts on iPhone or iPad using iFont

Have you ever noticed that “missing font” warning when you opened a document or spreadsheet on your iOS device that was created on a Mac or Windows machine? In this article, I will show you how to fix that problem and how to install fonts on iPhone or iPad using a free app called iFont. […]

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AmpliFi HD Review: Wireless Mesh Network for better WiFi

AmpliFi Review: Wireless Mesh Network for better WiFi

With Apple having reportedly discontinued work on its AirPort base stations, it was time to look for alternatives to the aging Wi-Fi network in my house. I wanted to find out, if a wireless mesh network, such as the one AmpliFi provides, could replace the three Apple AirPort Extreme (AE) base stations that I had strategically positioned […]

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Top email productivity tools to take control of your inbox

In this article, I’ll present you my top email productivity tools of the Mac: SaneBox, Mail Act-On, and MailButler are powerful email tools that boost your email productivity and let you take control of your inbox. SaneBox is a service and works with any mail client, account or operating system. Mail Act-On and MailButler are […]

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iCloud Photo Library: Do not delete photos from an iPhone to free up space

iCloud Photo Library & iPhone Storage Space

Be careful when deleting photos or videos on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iCloud web app if you use iCloud Photo Library. Doing so may permanently remove the deleted photos from all devices. Plus, it is not even necessary in most cases as both iOS and macOS can automatically manage storage space allocated to photos. […]

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Important - Travel permit for kids and minors in Costa Rica

Travel permit for kids and minors in Costa Rica

You can get into serious trouble when you try to leave Costa Rica with a minor who is registered in Costa Rica but is lacking the required travel permit. Shop travel guides Costa Rica travel guides (Amazon) Isabella, our three-year-old toddler, was born in Atlanta and is thus a United States citizen. But my wife […]

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iPad Pro vs. MacBook: Can the iPad Pro replace the 12-inch MacBook?

iPad Pro vs. MacBook: Can the iPad Pro replace the 12-inch MacBook?

I finally decided to buy an iPad Pro and see if it can replace my 12-inch MacBook for meetings outside of the office and for traveling. Last week, I had to go to Europe for work and decided that it would be the perfect opportunity for a showdown of iPad Pro vs. MacBook. I bought the […]

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Print to PDF in iOS

How to print to PDF in iOS without a third-party app

As part of my paperless workflow, I save a lot of documents in PDF format. Some applications don’t support “save to PDF,” but fortunately, macOS has a “print to PDF” feature that works system-wide and in any application. In this article, I will show you how to print to PDF in iOS 9 or newer using […]

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iMac Pro vs. 5K iMac

How to Reinstall macOS Without Losing Data

macOS (previously known as OS X) is an excellent operating system that usually requires few reboots and only rarely needs to be reinstalled. But as with any complex software system, you will occasionally run into an issue that warrants reinstallation. That’s especially true if you installed a beta version of macOS. In this post, I’ll […]

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iCloud Photo Library synchronization performance

iCloud Photo Library synchronization performance

Up until macOS 10.12 Sierra iCloud Photo Library poorly managed available resources while synchronizing its database. More specifically, the Photos app would consume all available bandwidth, rendering your internet connection unusable. The result is a terrible synchronization performance. Apple has considerably improved its iCloud Photo Library since it became available as part of OS X 10.10 […]

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iOS automation: How to automate tasks with Workflow

iOS automation: How to automate tasks with Workflow

Workflow, a productivity app that Apple recently acquired makes iOS automation incredibly easy. In this article, I would like to share how I automate tasks and workflows with the Workflow app. One of the things I love about macOS is the ability to automate tasks, such as filing receipts. iOS was pretty limited in this […]

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Mac tips: How to backup important data and prevent data loss

How to back up data on a Mac

Maintaining regular backups of your most important data is critical because, without it, you will suffer a data loss at some point. So in this article, I will share Mac tips about how to backup sensitive data to prevent data loss using a layered approach. Shop mentioned products LaCie 5big RAID (Amazon) Corning optical Thunderbolt cable […]

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Automating file management and archival with Hazel

I always try to automate repetitive tasks, such as filing receipts and invoices. For exactly that reason I created a script using AppleScript to help with those tasks. Now I have discovered an even better way to do that using Noodlesoft’s Hazel. After download and installation, Hazel is accessible through System Preferences or through the OS X menu […]

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