Sometimes you get an email with an attachment called "winmail.dat." You're never able to open it-- unless you use Josh Jacobs' excellent "TNEF's Enough" program. It's available on the Mac App Store for free via this link. Easiest way to use it: put TNEF's Enough into your Dock, then drag winmail.dat files from your email... Continue Reading →
If your Mac is behaving strangely when you use Safari, Firefox, or Chrome, it may be infected with "malware." Malware is bad stuff and it usually gets installed without you noticing, until your Mac slows down and acts weird. You have to get rid of it. Download and install and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac,... Continue Reading →
1Password is the best password manager for the Mac. (It synchronizes with the iPhone and iPad too, so your passwords are always up to date.) Most people access their passwords by clicking the 1Password button on the toolbar in Safari, Firefox, or Chrome, but that's the slow way to go. The fast way: Command-\. This... Continue Reading →
You need to know your incoming and outgoing mail server settings when you're setting up an email program. Apple provides a look-up website that will tell you what the settings are for your particular email address. They do not save your email address (and you could use a phony one anyway-- if your real email... Continue Reading →
You can enlarge things three ways in Safari: Click the "Zoom In" button in the toolbar (if you've added it to your toolbar) Choose "Zoom In" from the View menu Use the keyboard shortcut ⌘+ (Command-plus) I like #3. ⌘- (Command-minus) will make things smaller again.
You want to type things like this... ... but you don't know how to do it. Until now! Since Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) there's been an Emoji & Symbols menu item at the bottom of the Edit menu in many Mac programs. Choose that and you get this: Choose a category on the left, and... Continue Reading →
Macs come with a Dictionary app. It's very handy. Find it in the Applications folder. When you launch it, you get this (you will, that is, if you type "sleep" into the search box): EVERY word in the Dictionary is clickable! I mean "every"-- and that includes words in the definitions! So try clicking. Also,... Continue Reading →
You can zoom in and out on your Mac, making tiny type easy to read. Turning the feature on is a two-stepper: 1. Apple Menu/System Preferences/Accessibility 2. Click on Zoom, then check the box. Now all you have to do is hold the Control key down while doing whatever it is you do to scroll... Continue Reading →
If you don't want the Photos app to launch every time you connect your iPhone all you have to do is uncheck one little box in the Photos app. Note that this setting is per device-- you can uncheck the box for one device and leave it checked for another.
You may have tried pressing Delete or Backspace or even the forward delete key to delete a conversation in Messages. If you've tried, you know they don't work. What does work is to hold the Command key down while pressing Delete or Backspace (forward delete won't work). If you select a conversation (see below) and... Continue Reading →