Mac

Reviews of the latest Macs and accessories, such as stands and USB-C hubs, plus tips and tricks for macOS and much more.

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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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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Backblaze vs. CrashPlan - Comparison of cloud backup solutions

Backblaze vs. CrashPlan – Comparison of Cloud Backup Solutions

CrashPlan recently announced that it would exit the consumer backup business. As a result, the company will discontinue their CrashPlan for Home product and is advising customers to switch to their business plan or Carbonite. In the search for a viable alternative, I stumbled across Backblaze. In this article, I will compare Backblaze vs. CrashPlan …

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

How To Take A Screenshot In 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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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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Videos imported into Photos app have the wrong date

Mac Photos App: Imported Videos Have Incorrect Date

Apple’s Photo app for Mac has a problem with importing/exporting video files. More specifically, imported videos may have an incorrect date (timestamp) if those videos were previously exported from another Photos library. Instead of showing the date and time the video was recorded, Photos shows the import date/time. As a result, the imported videos are …

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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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Apple Magic Trackpad issues in OS X El Capitan

Apple Magic Trackpad issues in OS X El Capitan

A bug in OS X El Capitan causes issues with Apple’s new Magic Trackpad 2. As a result of these Magic Trackpad issues, OS X intermittently doesn’t register clicks. While I was battling Bluetooth connectivity issues with Apple’s Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad, I thought the problem might be hardware-related. When Apple released the new Magic Keyboard and Magic …

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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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Apple Calendar Can’t Save Event to Exchange – Fix

In this post, I’ll explain how to fix the pesky Calendar can’t save event X to Exchange Server issue with Apple’s Calendar in OS X or macOS. The issue occurs when the Mac Calendar won’t sync with Exchange and then refuses to accept the calendar data on the server. Calendar and Exchange Apple’s Calendar (prev. …

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Troubleshooting Apple’s Junk Mail Filter

Spam filters are a necessary evil and it’s annoying when they don’t work as expected. Apple offers junk mail filtering in Apple Mail as well as via iCloud.com. Unfortunately those two filters are not related to each other and thus can cause troubles and frustration. Apple Mail’s Junk Mail Filter Apple Mail has a built-in spam filter …

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