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...
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...
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?
It’s not that Apple’s Migration Assistant or other similar utility is bad software. Actually it works pretty we...
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 ...
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,...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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👍...
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...
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...