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QTIP: Recently Deleted Photos

Posted on October 8th, 2019

Hey QTIPS! If I delete a photo from my phone, will it delete from my computer? A: Yes. Sort of. When you delete a photo in your iOS Photos app, it is actually moved to the Recently Deleted folder within the Photos app. The next time iCloud syncs...

QTIP: Power Trick

Posted on September 25th, 2019

Want to consistently name and serialize large collections of digital files? Adopt a file naming convention (FNC) and use a renaming utility. Third-party software utilities are available that can assist with bulk renaming of photos, Word files, PD...

QTIP: Migrate or Start Fresh?

Posted on September 17th, 2019

Hey QTIPS: When I get a new computer should I use a migration utility to transfer my data and settings from the old one? QTIPS: No. It’s not that Apple’s Migration Assistant or other similar utility is bad software. Actually it works pretty we...

Inspirational Quotes for Photographers

Posted on August 24th, 2019

May 29, 2014 Tammy Lamoureux They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do "they" say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the subject of photography. I hope they inspire you."Photography ...

QTIP: Pick Favorites

Posted on July 12th, 2019

I’ve done it. It’s a bit awkward. You’ve probably done it too. While talking with a friend, a topic comes up that prompts the blurtation "I have a great picture of that!" Then while fumbling the Photos app I scroll thousands of pictures saying,...

MacWorld: Zoom Mac app flaw sparks serious security concerns

Posted on July 9th, 2019

Do not adjust your screen. The logo above is displayed upside down as a comment on Zoom. Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ ZM) is a provider of video conferencing and IP phone services. Zoom Meeting Client apps have found their way onto Macs and ...

QTIP: Now Hear This!

Posted on February 12th, 2019

Want to get smart? Maybe you just want to hear a great story. Listen to podcasts. What’s a podcast? Wikipedia says "a podcast or generically netcast, is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download in order to list...

QTIP: What's a Never-Ever?

Posted on February 5th, 2019

A "Never-Ever" is something no one should ever do. "Never Evers" are those sometimes unwritten rules about things that matter most to us; love, family, work, and computing. Topping my list of computing "Never-Evers" is this: never, ever fall for...

NYTIMES: How to Do a Data ‘Cleanse’

Posted on February 1st, 2019

New year, new you, right? You may be headed to the gym, but what about the health of your phone, computer and all your precious data? Here are some tips to get your digital life in order. By David Pogue Feb. 1, 2019 If we need a checkup on our hea...

QTIP: Beware of Fake PDF apps

Posted on January 9th, 2019

Watch out for phony PDF reader apps. Even mainstay free Adobe Reader can be compromised by cybercriminals and posted to sketchy software download sites visited by the unwary. Myriad off-brand free PDF reader apps are often malicious schemes to ...

QTIP: Computer Clutter Trashes More Than Your PC

Posted on January 7th, 2019

Leaving files all over a Mac and PC Desktop is like leaving dishes on the table overnight after a meal. How do computer files and dirty dishes have anything to do with one another, you ask? Stick with me. Frat boys know there’s no rush to clear t...

QTIP: Change Your Downloads Folder

Posted on December 4th, 2018

Something is wrong. You just can’t face it. It’s your Downloads folder, isn’t it? Cartoon adapted from The New Yorker That 1,000 mile gaze comes over you as you the scroll years of long forgotten .zip, .doc, .pdf, .xls, .jpg, et al. downloads a...

Apple: Prepare for Changes to Back to My Mac

Posted on August 9th, 2018

 Learn how to transition to iCloud Drive, screen sharing, and Apple Remote Desktop. Back to My Mac will not be available on macOS Mojave. You can get ready now by learning about alternatives for file access, screen sharing, and remote desktop acc...

NYT Personal Tech: Getting Your Desktop Windows in Order

Posted on April 24th, 2018

If your screen has become jumbled with too many open files, folders and programs to manage, you can quickly sort the pile. After you right-click in the taskbar and choose Cascade Windows from the contextual menu, all the open windows on your PC d...

NYTIMES: You Don’t Want the Malware Prize

Posted on April 23rd, 2018

Devious code is sending people to fraudulent quiz and contest pages, so ignore that "lucky winner" notice and run a security scan. Pop-ups claiming to offer prizes to Amazon customers are part of a surge in malicious advertising. Credit The New Y...

QTIP: Read It to Me

Posted on April 19th, 2018

Sometimes reading lengthy text on a small mobile device is difficult and impractical. Especially when also navigating around ads that aggressively compete with content for limited screen space. Here’s an easy solution. On your iOS device, go to...

Capturing the History of Your Future

Posted on April 18th, 2018

Way back in 2018, while you stood in the shower an inspired thought came to you like a lightning bolt. You remember leaping from the shower and jotting a singularly inspired thought onto a random scrap of paper. Who imagined then that a single i...

QTIP: Optimize macOS Photos app Storage

Posted on February 13th, 2018

by Quentin Leo - February 13, 2018 Like skimpy iPhone and iPad flash storage,** solid state storage on your MacBook Air may not accommodate the decades of photos syncing with your macOS Photos Library. Since iCloud is already storing full resolu...

iMORE: What MacKeeper is and why you should remove it from your Mac

Posted on January 14th, 2018

By Mike Matthews, iMore 14 Jan 2018 It happened again last week. A friend was telling me she had convinced her mother to get a Mac laptop. "But what is this MacSweeper?" she said, with a hint of puzzlement in her voice. She meant, of course, MacK...

GIZMODO: 8 Good Tech Habits for 2018

Posted on January 10th, 2018

We’re barely two weeks into the New Year. As mine has, your enthusiasm for big resolutions may have already dimmed. Still, there may be ways to hack the onerous New Year's resolution thing. How? Pick up a few good tech habits. Instilled as habit...

FASTCOMPANY: Best Way To Manage Your Photos

Posted on January 9th, 2018

It’s the holidays, and your phone has been getting a workout taking all those photographs. Here’s how to manage them. Photo: Flickr user TheUglySweaterShop.com By Michael Grothaus The numbers are mind-boggling. It is estimated that we will have ...

MACWORLD: APT28 - A complex Mac virus that may signal the shape of tomorrow’s malware

Posted on October 17th, 2017

From MacWorld, by Liviu Arsene Oct 17, 2017 This malware’s striking characteristic: its ability to drop a payload individually designed for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS running devices. Macs are the go-to device for professionals and high-level of...

QTIP: Sync your notes

Posted on April 20th, 2017

Simple text apps do the job. You want to dash off the grocery list on your desktop at home or work so it will sync to your mobile device before you arrive at the store. Try one of these apps.Mac OS XiOSWindowsAndroidChrome OSNotes👍👍Google Drive👍...

QTIP: Keep it simple...

Posted on April 5th, 2017

"…I asked the boy for a few kind words He gave me a novel instead" - Madeleine Peyroux Have you ever needed to quickly type something only to lose the thought while Microsoft Word ponderously booted up — then stopped to download and install updat...

NYTimes: A Quick Guide to Backing Up Your Critical Data

Posted on April 1st, 2017

Adapted from March 31, 2017, The New York Times Personal Tech column by J. D. Biersdorfer and Kelly Couturier Setting up a system to keep your files backed up automatically is easy. Spending a little time today could save...

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