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iMac Pro Review and Comparison to the 5K iMac – Upgrade Guide

iMac Pro review and comparison with the 2017 5K iMac and Late 2014 BTO 5K iMac I own to help you decide if the new iMac Pro is worth the investment.

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Burkley Leather MacBook Pro Case Review

Review of the excellent Leather MacBook Pro Case from Burkley. Hand-crafted from full-grain leather it only weighs 6oz and is easy to take on and off.

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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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Blvckbydesign - Ultra-thin MacBook Pro Case

BlvckbyDesign – Matte Black MacBook Pro Case Review

I have never used a case for my MacBooks until BlvckbyDesign reached out to me and asked if I wanted to test their new, ultra-thin matte black MacBook Pro case. I agreed and had used their protective plastic shell for the past few weeks. BlvckbyDesign has created a slick MacBook Pro case that offers outstanding […]

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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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5 Simple steps to fix email problems on Mac and iPhone

5 Simple Steps to Fix Email Problems on Your Mac or iPhone

Here are five simple steps you can take if you are unable to send emails, if you are unable to receive emails, or if you are unable to delete emails on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Even though I am using macOS and iOS as examples, you can apply most of the solutions I describe in this article […]

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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 or folder in Finder (macOS)

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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macOS: How to print to PDF via keyboard shortcut from any application

macOS: How to print to PDF via keyboard shortcut from any application

macOS offers multiple options to print to PDF. In fact, you can save almost every file as PDF, regardless of if the application supports saving to PDF or not. In this article, I will show you how to quickly print to PDF using a keyboard shortcut and automatically save the PDF in a particular folder. […]

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Review: Kanex GoPower USB-C portable battery pack for 12-inch MacBook

Kanex GoPower USB-C portable battery pack for 12-inch MacBook

The Kanex GoPower USB-C portable battery pack is a slick, lightweight and versatile companion for the 12-inch MacBook and other USB-C equipped devices. As a bonus, it can charge a MacBook and a phone simultaneously. I usually travel light and with the least amount of gadgets in my backpack. That was one of the reasons, […]

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Grammarly keyboard extension

Grammarly – Advanced grammar and spell checker for iPad and Mac

Grammarly is an advanced grammar and spell checker for iOS and the Mac. It helps me to write better copy at work and in my capacity as a blogger. If you write as much as I do, I would highly recommend to check it out. The need for an advanced grammar checker Let’s face it, […]

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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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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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How to reinstall macOS without losing data

macOS (previously known as OS X) is an excellent operating system that usually doesn’t require a lot of reboots and only rarely has to be reinstalled. But occasionally you run into an issue that warrants reinstalling the operating system (OS). That’s especially true if you installed beta versions of macOS. In this post, I’ll explain […]

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Productivity

Top Mac productivity tips and app recommendations

I’m always working on improving my productivity, so I can get things done more quickly and efficiently. That pays off with frequently recurring tasks and technologies I use every day. In this post, I share with you my top Mac productivity tips and app recommendations. Many of the tricks below I learned from David Sparks […]

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Mac: Audio Issue With FaceTime Wi-Fi Calling

Since OS X 10.11 El Capitan was released to developers about a year ago, I have had intermittent problems when using my beloved Plantronics headset with FaceTime and other VoIP applications. In this post I’ll talk about a bug that makes FaceTime ignore a selected output device when using Wi-Fi calling. FaceTime Calls On newer […]

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The hidden power of the Help menu in macOS

The hidden power of the Help menu in macOS

Have you ever used the Help menu in macOS? Until a few weeks ago, I did not, missing out on a powerful feature I didn’t even know existed. Pretty much every application in OS X has its dedicated help menu. It’s usually the last menu in the menu bar, on the upper edge of your […]

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Outlook for Mac keeps asking for password of Office 365 account

Outlook for Mac keeps asking for password of Office 365 account

Many users have reported that Microsoft Outlook for Mac keeps asking for the password of their Office 365 account. Thanks to readers of my blog, we have finally fixed the issue for most users. For others, we have at least a temporary workaround until Microsoft provides a fix. Outlook: Mail could not be received at this time […]

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Mac Bluetooth issues affect keyboard and trackpad

How to fix Mac Bluetooth issues

Many users have reported Mac Bluetooth issues that cause connected devices to behave erratically. These problems resulted in my Wireless Keyboard, Magic Trackpad and Mouse not working correct fly (i.e., erratic cursor movement) and disconnecting frequently.  In this post, I describe the steps I took to troubleshoot the Bluetooth issues I have had on my Retina 5K iMac […]

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MacBook vs. MacBook Air for the traveling executive

12-inch MacBook vs. MacBook Air review and comparison

I have been a long-time MacBook Pro user but recently had the chance to work on a MacBook Air for a couple of days. The MacBook Air impressed me, and I wanted to buy one, but then Apple released the 12″ MacBook. I ended up buying the first-generation MacBook and wanted to share my impression […]

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How to fix: Unable to empty the trash on a Mac

How to fix: Unable to empty the trash on a Mac

If you are unable to empty the trash on your Mac, no matter what you try, don’t worry, there is an easy and bulletproof solution. Causes of a corrupted trash There are a variety of reasons that could render macOS unable to empty the trash. In my case, I had to forcefully delete Time Machine […]

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How to Remove Local Snapshots Created by Time Machine

My MacBook Pro is equipped with a 1TB Solid State Disk (SSD), which I figured would offer plenty of space for months to come. When I decided to migrate from Aperture to the new Photos app, I took a close look at my storage requirements, knowing that my photos alone could take up ~400GB of […]

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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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Poor FaceTime video quality on MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Poor FaceTime video quality on MacBook Pro with Retina Display

If you have a first-generation MacBook Pro with Retina Display, you may have noticed the poor FaceTime video quality when making calls. As it turned out, Apple put a low-resolution sensor into the first-generation MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The second generation got an improved sensor and fixed the poor FaceTime video quality issue. Continue […]

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How to create a Fusion Drive on older iMacs

Apple announced a new storage technology, called Fusion drive at an Apple Media event last October. Fusion Drive, which is available as an upgrade option in Built-to-order (BTO) iMacs and Mac Minis combines Solid State Disks with regular spinning disks, thus offering high performance and high storage capacity at the same time. Apple describes Fusion […]

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Mac First Aid – How to fix common Mac problems

macOS is a reliable operating system, but from every so often it has an issue and requires first aid. In this article, I will show you how to fix common Mac problems, such as a slow system, a spinning beach ball, crashing or unresponsive applications and more. When I left the Microsoft world behind me […]

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Wild Zora Meat Bars Review

Wild Zora Review – The Best Paleo Meat Snacks

Review of Wild Zora Meat & Veggie bars, soups, and teas from the perspective of a frequent traveler and Paleo enthusiast.

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Make the right choices, even when eating out

Healthy Eating – The Ultimate Guide

Everything you need to know about Healthy Eating in one comprehensive article with links to additional information and scientific research.

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Guide to Optimizing Old Content

The goal I have with my blog is to educate readers in easy-to-understand and conversational language. If applicable, I also share my perspective and experience with a given subject. Key characteristics of each article Every article I publish has to have the potential to rank well on Google (Search Engine Optimization). To accomplish that, my […]

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PIQO Pocket Projector Review

PIQO Review – 1080p Projector That Fits In Your Pocket

PIQO is a 2×2-inch 1080p pocket projector featuring 200-lumen brightness, universal connectivity, and 50 hours of battery life. I got a chance to preview this promising gadget while waiting for my review unit to arrive. In my day job, I’m a sales executive, and I give frequent presentations to customers and at trade shows. Most […]

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