Friday, May 22, 2015

Got A Touch Of Mac OCD? Massage It With This Clever Mac App

Folder Tidy

As much as it pains me to admit this, my desk at home resembles my Mac’s Desktop. If you can’t see the desk itself because of the clutter, then you can’t see the Desktop wallpaper because of the clutter on the Mac. My version of OCD seems to come in waves. Those items which should … Continue Reading »

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

How To View And Open iCloud Drive Files On iPhone And iPad

Cloud Opener

Allow me to introduce you to one of my favorite iPhone and iPad file management apps. It’s called Cloud Opener and what it does is exactly what Apple does not provide for iCloud Drive. Cloud Opener opens up the files stored in your iCloud Drive account. Mac users have it easy. OS X puts iCloud … Continue Reading »

Monday, May 18, 2015

Learn A New Language, Improve Your Vocabulary With Wokabulary For Mac


It’s true confession time. First, I read Reader’s Digest. The print version. Totally old school, I know, but an inexpensive way to wile away the time doing, uh, um, other things. And, it helps to improve my vocabulary. Second, I’m trying to learn a new language, which, oddly enough, also requires a vocabulary. In this … Continue Reading »

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Freebie: Scan For Mac Malware


Mac users have it easy, right? Often we hear, “No viruses for Macs” and while that’s mostly true, a virus is only one component of the malware malady that affects all computer users. Apple does its part to prevent malware episodes from infecting OS X, but malware comes in many flavors, so a free utility … Continue Reading »

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How To Use Your Mac To See What’s Inside Your iPhone


There are times when curiosity gets the best of me. Just the other night my feline side asked me a couple of questions. Self, I said, “Is it possible to connect an iPhone to your Mac and browse around all those iPhone files, apps, songs, movies, and photos?” And, “Can the iPhone be used as … Continue Reading »

Monday, May 11, 2015

How To View Your Mac’s Calendar From Within Any App (for free)


Apple is famous for giving Mac, iPhone, and iPad customers a good user experience right out of the box, rather than dumping in hundreds of features that most people never use and letting them figure out things for themselves. That distinction is obvious, but there are times when Apple leaves useful functionality off the table. … Continue Reading »

Friday, May 8, 2015

Stick Pins In Your Mac To Manage All Your Website Bookmarks


Be honest. You’ve got bookmarks on your Mac, right? And you hate managing bookmarks, right? I thought so. Same here. Bookmarks in Safari or whatever browser you use the most are a necessary evil, a growing fungus of URLs that look great when you have a couple of dozen, but not so great when the … Continue Reading »

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

‘Generate’ With This Nice Mac Generator (seriously)

Nice Generator

Alright, to be fair, my title today is a bit of a play on words. The app is called Nice Generator and it generates… something. First, it’s a password generator which resides in the Mac’s Menubar. That’s a handy way to create new and customized passwords, but it’s also something that the average Mac user … Continue Reading »

Monday, May 4, 2015

This Mac Alarm Clock Has Muscle

Alarm Clock Pro

Do you use your Mac as an alarm clock? Most of the time, I don’t either. When I travel I set the Mac to start up at a particular time, and that acts as a traveling alarm clock, but mostly I use the iPhone as an alarm clock and timer. Why would anyone need a … Continue Reading »

Friday, May 1, 2015

An Old Fashioned Way To Display Photos

Responsive Photo Grid

Much has changed with how we share photos in the 21st century. Email, text message, Instagram, Facebook, et al are the de facto photo sharing and display methods these days. Here’s a way to do something different, amaze your friends and family, and take a little trip down memory lane with your own web photo … Continue Reading »