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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 – 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 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)

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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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 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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‘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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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 – 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

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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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

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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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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