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

macOS - How to change the icon of files and folders

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 Take A Screenshot In 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 in macOS and automatically create a Dropbox link from it that you can share with anybody. Additionally, …

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How to Reinstall macOS Without Losing Data

iMac Pro vs. 5K iMac

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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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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PIQO Preview – 1080p Projector That Fits In Your Pocket

PIQO Pocket Projector Review

Update [8/7/2019]: I still haven’t received my PIQO, but others have and disassembled the unit. The findings of those users are shocking and make it relatively clear that PIQO is likely a scam. That’s incredibly unfortunate. The lesson I have learned from this experience is to never preview products again, unless they come from reputable …

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Jabra Evolve 75e Review and Comparison

Jabra Evolve 75e Wireless Headphones

I’m on a quest to find the best office headset that I can also take with me when I’m traveling. For this review, the GN Group sent me the Jabra Evolve 75e — the world’s first professional UC-certified wireless headset. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a chance to test these professional earbuds extensively …

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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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Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC vs. Savi 745 Office Headsets Comparison

plantronics voyager 6200 uc vs. savi 745

As a sales executive, a quality headset is one of the most important tools I have in my tool belt. For the past few years, I relied on the excellent Plantronics Savi W745 because I could connect it simultaneously to both my iMac and iPhone. A few weeks ago Plantronics sent me their Voyager 6200 …

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Eve Home Automation Platform Review

Eve Home Family

Eve Home, formerly known as Elgato Eve, is a smart home automation platform that seamlessly connects devices and appliances and makes managing them a breeze. I had a chance to review some of Eve’s gadgets to see how much closer they would get me to achieve my goal of a fully automated home. For this …

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iPhone Xs vs. iPhone X – Full Comparison of All Models

iPhone Xs vs. iPhone X

On 9/12 Apple announced its 2018 iPhone lineup, including the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr. If you are planning on buying a new iPhone or upgrading an existing one, this article will help you to make an informed purchase decision by comparing the iPhone Xs vs. iPhone X and other models. For …

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34 Cool Travel Gadgets For Techies

Cool Travel Accessories and Gadgets for Techies

Here is my top 34 list of the best travel accessories and cool gadgets for techies. You can find many of these gadgets in my backpack, regardless of if I am traveling for business or leisure. Range Leather Travellr Case  Benefits Hand-made from full-grain Horween leather in Wyoming Lifetime warranty Beautiful and versatile Comes in two different …

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ZAGG Slim Book Keyboard For The iPad Pro Review

ZAGG Slim Book Wireless Keyboard

The ZAGG Slim Book is the best keyboard for the iPad Pro I have tested. In this article, I compare it to Apple’s Smart Keyboard that I had used with my 10.5-inch iPad Pro before. Shop mentioned products Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro (Amazon*) ZAGG Slim Book for iPad Pro (Amazon*) With iOS 11, …

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Dropbox vs. iCloud – Comparison of Cloud Storage Solutions

Dropbox vs. iCloud Drive

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 protect your home network from hackers with CUJO

CUJO - smart home firewall

In this article, I will show you tips and tricks on how to protect your home network and connected devices from hackers. So you don’t become the victim of a cyber attack. I will also introduce you to CUJO, a smart home firewall for your entire home network. Update: CUJO has discontinued its AI firewall. …

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Apple Two-Factor Authentication Shows Strange Location

Why Apple shows a strange location for a two-factor login confirmation

If you use Apple’s two-factor authentication (2FA), you may have noticed that macOS and iOS sometimes show you a strange location when signing in using your Apple ID from a new device or browser. In my case, the location alert dialog always shows Wallingford, CT instead of Atlanta, GA. So I did some research to find …

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How to Copy The Path of Any File in Finder

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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Tidy up your desk with HiRise 2 and BackPack by Twelve South

Tidy up your desk with HiRise 2 and BackPack by Twelve South

Despite best efforts, my desk has a natural tendency to get cluttered. Some of it is just temporary, like a new gadget I am reviewing. Other clutter is longer-lived and thus harder to get rid of. In this article, I will show how I uncluttered my desk from cables and self-adhesive strips with products from …

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Empty Subject Line Bug in MailButler for Apple Mail

'Empty subject line' bug in MailButler for Apple Mail

A bug in MailButler, a popular Apple Mail plugin, results in an empty subject line when replying to individual emails. The problem seems to affect only Exchange accounts, and there is currently no fix available. The good news is, there is a workaround. I am a huge fan of MailButler and have been using the …

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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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