From time to time, you might need to transfer photos from your Android device to your Mac. You can use several methods, including iCloud, Image Capture, Android File Transfer, and your email, to transfer photos from your Android device to your Mac. I’m Jon, an...
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How to Permanently Delete Downloads on Mac
You may quickly run out of precious storage space if you download many files, applications, and media on your Mac. So how can you permanently delete downloads on your Mac and regain valuable space? My name is Tyler, and I am an Apple computer technician with over 10...
How to Open an exe File on Mac
If you need to run a Windows application, chances are you will have to download and open exe files, which are incompatible with Mac. So how can you open exe files on your Mac? My name is Tyler, and I am a Mac technician with over 10 years of experience. I’ve seen and...
How to Crop a Screenshot on Mac
While your Mac lets you take full screenshots and partial screenshots, it can be helpful to crop a screenshot after you take it. However, there are several ways to do this. Which one is the best? My name is Tyler, and I am a Mac technician with over 10 years of...
How to View and Kill Processes on Mac
If your Mac is running slow or freezing, a troublesome process could be to blame. Shutting down these processes can speed up your Mac and resolve potential problems. But how can you view and kill processes on Mac? My name is Tyler, and I am a Mac technician with over...
How to Resize an Image on Mac
You can resize an image on your Mac using Preview, the Photos app, the Pages app, and various other applications. I’m Jon, a Mac expert, and owner of a 2019 MacBook Pro. I frequently resize images on my Mac and made this guide to show you how. Sometimes,...
How to AirDrop Photos from iPhone to Mac
To AirDrop photos from your iPhone to your Mac, enable Airdrop on both devices, select share on your iPhone, and hit Airdrop. Then select your Mac from the list and accept the Airdrop on your Mac. I’m Jon, an Apple expert. I own an iPhone and a few Macs; I...
How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPhone
Need to move photos from your Mac to your iPhone after you finish editing? No problem. You can use Apple’s AirDrop feature, iCloud Photo Library, and Finder to quickly transfer photos from your Mac to your iPhone. I’m Jon, an Apple expert, and owner of an iPhone...
How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac
You can transfer photos from your iPhone to your Mac using a USB cable, image capture, AirDrop, iCloud files, iCloud Photos, email, or another cloud storage service. I’m Jon, an Apple techie and proud owner of an iPhone 11 Pro Max and a 2019 MacBook Pro. I often...
What Does iCloud Locked Mean?
If you’re shopping for a used or refurbished iPhone or iPad on third-party websites, you may have encountered the phrase “iCloud locked” in the product’s description. Just what does “iCloud locked” really mean? iCloud locked means that Apple’s anti-theft mechanism,...
How to Back up Messages to iCloud
Whether you’re transferring data to a new iPhone or simply want to ensure your messages are safe if you lose your device, Apple’s iCloud service allows you to back up your messages with just a few easy steps. To back up messages to iCloud from your iPhone, open the...
What to Do When MacBook Says Service Recommended on Battery
If your Mac starts showing you a “service recommended” message on your battery, it could mean that the battery needs replaced. However, how can you know when replacement is really needed, and how can you extend your battery life? My name is Tyler, and I am a computer...
What is Target Disk Mode on Mac and How to Use It
There are many ways to transfer data between Macs. Target disk mode is one of the less commonly known methods. Even so, it makes file transfer much easier. But how do you get started with it? My name is Tyler, and I am a computer technician with over 10 years of...
How to Change Name on iCloud Email
Is your name incorrect on your iCloud email account? Perhaps you changed your last name or want to go by a nickname. Is it possible to change the sender name on iCloud email? Yes, it is possible. To change the name on iCloud email, go to Accounts in the preferences...
How to Access iCloud Photos on Mac
To access iCloud photos on your Mac, sign into the same Apple ID you use for your iCloud, then sync your library in “System Settings”. Once you since your Mac, your iCloud photos will automatically update as you take and add more photos. I’m Jon, a Mac expert...
Is It Secure to Email Banking Information?
It isn’t safe to email banking information without additional encryption. You should never email any sensitive personal information without additional encryption. Hi, I’m Aaron, an information security professional with almost two decades of experience keeping...
Can You Get on the Internet with a Roku?
It’s possible, but difficult to browse the internet with a Roku. However, the Roku is an internet-connected device, so the content it shows is from the internet. Hi, I’m Aaron. I’ve worked in the legal, technology and security fields for almost two decades. I...
Can Your Internet Provider See Your Internet History with a VPN?
A VPN connection is one of the few ways to prevent your ISP from seeing your internet usage. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) can see all the devices you connect to the internet and almost everything you do on the internet. There are ways to hide what you do on...
How to Restore Deleted Files from Google Drive?
Restoring deleted files from Google Drive is straightforward and can save you a lot of headaches trying to recreate a document from scratch. You can recover anything you delete intentionally or accidentally, but be careful! There are limits. My name’s Aaron and I’ve...
Why Can’t My Laptop Detect Wi-Fi But My Phone Can?
If you know there’s a local wi-fi connection and your laptop cannot connect to it, then you might have network adapter issues. One sentence into the article and you’re probably asking yourself: What does that mean? How can I fix it? I’m Aaron and these days I limit my...
Can Employers See My Internet History at Home with Company VPN?
Yes, employers can see your internet traffic while you’re connected to your company’s Virtual Private Network (VPN). They can see this traffic by virtue of how VPN works. However, it’s unlikely that they see your internet traffic while you’re not connected. I’m...
How to Check Battery Cycle Count on a MacBook
Battery cycle count is a vital indicator of your MacBook’s health. An old battery will affect your productivity and enjoyment of your laptop. So how can you check your battery cycle count to determine if you need a new one? My name is Tyler, and I am a computer repair...
How to Control Alt Delete on Mac
When an application starts to cause problems on your Mac, you should look for ways to Force Quit it and start again. But how can you bring up the classic “Ctrl Alt Delete” screen similar to a Windows computer? My name is Tyler, and I am a computer technician with over...
How to Delete Apps on Mac That Won’t Delete
When an application causes an issue on your system or malfunctions, the easiest solution is to delete it and start again. But how do you delete apps on Mac that won’t delete? My name is Tyler, and I am a computer technician with over 10 years of experience. I’ve seen...
If I Forward an Email Can the Sender See It?
No, if you forward an email, the sender cannot see that you did so. This is because of how email works. The recipient may see that you forwarded it, however, and might inform the original sender. I’m Aaron and I love technology. I use email everyday, as do most...
What Do You Do If You Clicked on a Phishing Link?
Don’t panic, you’re probably ok. We’ve probably all fallen for it. We’re mindlessly browsing our email, click on a link in one of them and are redirected to a page where we’re asked to enter our username and password. Or a popup comes up with some junk ads and a...
Can the Xbox Get Viruses?
While nothing in the cybersecurity world is 100%, it’s almost impossible at the time of writing this article for the Xbox to get a virus. To date, there have been no successful reported widespread compromises of Xbox consoles. I’m Aaron and I’ve worked in...
How to Check if a File Has a Virus Before I Download It?
You can check if a file or link has a virus before you download it and there are great free resources on the internet to do so. Nothing beats safe internet usage practices and smart browsing, though. I’m Aaron, an information security evangelist and lawyer with...
Can a Mobile Hotspot Replace a Household Internet Connection?
You can replace a household internet connection with a mobile hotspot. Whether you want to or not really depends on what you’re using the internet for, how many people are using the internet, and why you’d want to avoid household internet connection. My name’s...
Can You Play Minecraft Without the Internet?
Yes, you can, but there are some features you’ll miss out on. If you care about those features, I’d recommend that you play Minecraft while connected to the internet. But if you want a blissful and relaxing experience of mining and building in your own private world,...
Can a VPN Connection Be Tracked?
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection can be tracked. There are a number of examples online where that’s happened and most major VPN providers warn against this. My name’s Aaron and I’ve been doing cybersecurity for more than a decade. I’m also a lawyer! I,...
Can I Have Two Different Internet Providers in One House?
It is definitely possible to have two different internet providers in one house. You likely do, in a sense, without realizing it. Hi, I’m Aaron. I’ve been in technology for the better part of 20 years and have been an electronics enthusiast and hobbyist longer...
Can My Parents See My Internet History on the Wi-Fi Bill?
Fear not! Your parents can’t see your internet history on the internet bill. There are certain things your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may tell them through other avenues, but they can’t get your internet browsing history from the internet bill. Hi, my...
Do VPNs Protect You from Hackers?
VPNs, by virtue of the way they work, do not protect you from hackers. That being said, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself from hackers. But should you even care? Hi, my name’s Aaron. I’m a lawyer and information security expert. I’ve been in the industry...
How to Select Multiple Photos on Mac
You can use Command+Click, click & drag, or the “Select All” toggle in the Photos app on your Mac. Selecting multiple photos at once can make things more efficient and saves you time. I’m Jon, a Mac guru, and owner of a 2019 MacBook Pro. I often select multiple...
How to Convert RAW to JPEG on Mac
Whether you’re a photographer or take beautiful pictures in your spare time, there’s a good chance you’ll need to convert RAW images to JPEG images from time to time. To convert RAW images to JPEG on your Mac, you can use “Covert Image,” Preview, the Sips...
How to Clear Application Cache on Mac
Anytime you install an application on your Mac, files are left over in your system’s cache. These files can build up and take up essential storage space. So how can you clear your application cache on Mac and recover this space? My name is Tyler, and I am a computer...
How to Use Video Previews in Video Editing
Video Previews can be used in video editing for a variety of purposes, from previewing complex sequences or shots, to expediting the editing process and ensuring smooth playback and even to rapidly increasing final export times. While their specific usage and codec...
What is Rendering in Video Editing?
Rendering in video editing is simply the act of transcoding video from the “Raw” camera source format into an intermediate video format. There are three primary functions of Rendering: Previews, Proxies, and Final Output/Deliverables. By the end of this article,...
How Long Does it Take to Edit a Video?
The time it takes to edit a video is one of the most often debated and queried topics in the post-production world. In short, there really is no easy answer, as the complexity of an edit and most crucially the length of the piece will ultimately dictate how much time...
The Process of Video Editing: 7 Basic Steps
I’ve had extensive experience through the years as a Post Production Supervisor, as well as working in all of the various editorial roles from Assistant Editor, to Editor, to Online/Finishing Editor, and through all of these roles and responsibilities I’ve carried...
How to Backup Mac Without Time Machine
Backing up your files is crucial if you want to be sure that your data is safe, but sometimes Time Machine is not the ideal solution. But what are the best ways to back up your Mac without using Time Machine? My name is Tyler, and I am a computer technician with over...
How to Free Up RAM (Memory) on Mac
Running out of RAM can quickly slow down your Mac and cause all sorts of problems. Reducing your ram usage is an effective way to speed up your Mac and be more productive. But how do you free up ram and reduce memory usage? My name is Tyler, and I am a computer...
How Long Does it Take to Learn Video Editing?
Learning video editing is much like learning to paint. It doesn’t take much to learn how to use the tools, and it certainly doesn’t take considerable time, effort and years of practice to become a professional, and to master the craft. Learning the basics can be done...
What Does LUT Mean in Video Editing?
LUT is an abbreviation for Lookup Table. This term is used quite often in today’s digital post and pre/production worlds, but if you were to ask anyone in the field you’d be surprised to find that so few really understand what the term means. In essence though,...
What is Color Correction in Video Editing?
Color Correction in video editing is relatively self-explanatory, at least with regard to defining the (often complex) process. Color Correction is simply a term that encapsulates the technical corrective methods and procedures for getting your footage to be...
How to Fix Spotlight Not Working on Mac
Spotlight Search is a valuable tool for finding images, documents, and applications on your Mac. But when Spotlight stops working, it’s usually because of system errors, indexing errors, or improper settings. You can generally fix it by restarting spotlight services,...
How to Turn Off Firewall on Mac
Sometimes you need to turn off your Mac's built-in firewall, especially if it conflicts with a third-party security application or a VPN. Luckily, turning off the firewall on your Mac is easy. My name is Tyler Von Harz, a laptop and desktop technician with 10+ years...
Can I Upgrade an Old Mac to macOS Ventura or Should I?
Ventura is the latest release of Apple's famed macOS. With all of the new features, you may be tempted to upgrade. But can you upgrade if you own an older Mac—and should you? I’m Tyler Von Harz, a Mac technician and owner of a store specializing in Mac repairs. After...
Is Google Drive Safe to Store Photos and Files?
Google Drive is safe to store photos and confidential information. Companies large and small and individuals worldwide rely on Google Drive to store their confidential information and other personal information like photos, documents, and other files. I’m Aaron,...
Can a VPN Be Hacked?
VPN, or Virtual Private Networking, is a way to browse the web safely and prevent websites from seeing your general location. But it can be hacked as well, and you are not truly safe when browsing the internet when using a VPN. I’m Aaron, a lawyer and technology...
Can Wi-Fi Owners See What Sites I Visited Incognito?
Wireless internet seems to be ubiquitous today. Businesses provide it as a benefit to employees and customers. People provide their wireless passwords to visitors in their homes. It’s a way to keep us connected when our devices may otherwise be unable to access the...
Can a PDF File Have a Virus?
Viruses, also known as malware or malicious code, are a significant risk in today's computing environment. There are billions of different types of viruses and over 560,000 new viruses are detected each day (source). Cybercriminals use creative methods to deliver...
Can You Get a Virus from Opening an Email?
Yes! But getting a virus from opening an email is very unlikely–so unlikely, in fact, that you’ll have to take active steps to infect your computer with a virus. Don’t do that! I’ll tell you why it’s unlikely and what you have to do (for the purpose of avoiding it) to...
How to Check CPU Temperature While Gaming
Have you ever wanted to check your CPU temperature while gaming? I’ll show you how and it’s easier than you think. Within 10 minutes, you’ll be up and running and able to monitor all sorts of information while you game. All you need is MSI Afterburner and the ability...
Is It Safe to Use Hotel Wi-Fi?
One of the most frequently asked questions in information security is: should I avoid using hotel Wi-Fi or any other public Wi-Fi hotspots? Well, the quick answer is: Hotel Wi-Fi is not safe even though it is okay for general web browsing. But you should consider...
What is a Jump Cut in Video Editing?
A Jump Cut in video editing is when the editor removes a section of interior time from a shot or clip, and thus creates a “jump” forward, forcing time to pass quicker than real-time without modulating the speed of the shot, and ultimately breaking the otherwise...
What Are Proxies in Video Editing?
Proxies are transcoded approximations of original camera raw files that are typically generated at a much lower resolution than the source material (though not always) and used for a multitude of reasons in post-production workflows. While there are many...
What is a Keyframe in Video Editing?
A Keyframe is simply a user-designated/assigned frame. The definition itself is rather simple, as its meaning is in plain view in its name. However, despite the simple definition, the use of keyframes can be wildly complex and vary from software to software. While...
Can Apple Track a Stolen MacBook?
Whether you have misplaced your MacBook or suspect it might have been stolen, your first inclination might be to panic. Not only are MacBooks valuable in monetary terms, but also the computer contains your precious photos and documents. Is there any hope of recovering...
What is Non-Linear Video Editing (NLE)?
Non-linear editing (NLE for short) is the standard mode of editing today. It is ubiquitous and ever-present in our modern post-production world. In fact, most have forgotten that there was even a time when editing non-linearly was entirely out of reach, particularly...
Is Video Editing a Good Career?
We live in a world where screens are everywhere and devices are in everyone’s hands. With the demand for video at an all-time high, there has truly never been a better time to become a video editor. In this article, we are going to break down why now is the best time...
How to Edit Photos on macOS
The need to edit a photo can often arise these days, whether for marketing materials, tutorials, or casual photos. Luckily, macOS includes a native app for photo editing called Photos! In addition, there are also many third-party Mac photo editor apps to fit your...
How to Clear Cache on Your Mac
Whether you want to make sure you have the latest version of a web page or clear up some hard drive space, it can be beneficial to clear the cache on your Mac from time to time. Although macOS stores multiple different types of cache, your browser cache is the one you...
How to Clear Recents Folder on Mac
The Recents folder in macOS Finder can be convenient when you need to find a file you have worked on lately. But what if your recent files contain embarrassing or confidential files? Is it possible to remove those? The best way to clear the "Recents" folder on your...
macOS Ventura Slow: 7 Possible Causes and Fixes
Apple's newest version of macOS is Ventura. At the time of writing this article, Ventura is still in its beta launch phase. This means that only a handful of Macs are running the latest version of the OS. And since it's not the final release, sometimes it can be slow....
How to Open Terminal on Mac
Mac’s Terminal application is a powerful tool that allows you to run UNIX/LINUX-style commands right from your desktop. Running shell commands from the command prompt may not be for everyone, but once you learn, it can become your go-to tool for many tasks. If you use...
How to Fix SD Memory Card Errors: The Ultimate Guide
Is your SD card not working in a camera or showing error when connected to a computer? Find fixes from this guide to solve the problem.
How to Download All Photos from Facebook
After testing a handful of web tools and extensions, here is a list of methods that still work to backup Facebook photos and videos fast.
How to Screen Record on Your iPhone or iPad
It’s quite easy to record screen video on a computer but what if you want to capture on-screen activities on your iPhone or iPad? See more.
How to Clear “System Data” Storage on Mac
Your Mac is running out of storage, but what’s taking up your disk space? “System” may occupy way more space than it should.
How to Remove Duplicate Photos on iPhone with Gemini Photos
A step-by-step guide on how to quickly find and remove unneeded photos (duplicates, similar files, blurred pictures, etc.) on an iPhone or iPad.
How to Empty Trash or Retrieve Deleted Items on iPad
Wondering if there is something called a recycle bin on iPad so you can remove or recover your files?
How to Remove App Icons from Menu Bar on Mac
It can be frustrating when the icons you want in Mac Menu Bar are buried by third-party app icons, here are how to remove them.
How to Fix Mac System Has Run Out of Application Memory
You can easily fix a “system has run out of application memory” error using one of the methods described here.
How to Post on Instagram from PC or Mac
Instagram took the mobile world by storm, but luckily it doesn’t have to stay on your phone. Here’s how to post to Instagram on your computer.
How to Disable AdBlock on Major Web Browsers
A guide on how to disable or remove AdBlock in commonly used web browsers, step by step.
How to Clear Purgeable Space on Mac
Purgeable space is a special macOS feature for optimizing storage. It represents files that your Mac can remove if more space is needed.
How to View Clipboard History on Mac
macOS doesn’t include a built-in feature for tracking anything besides your most recently copied items.
How to Fix Magic Mouse Not Working Issues
If your Magic Mouse isn’t working properly, not scrolling, won’t pair, disconnecting, etc., see this guide for how to fix it.
How to Fix MacBook Pro Overheating
It’s natural for a MacBook Pro to warm up during normal use. But if your MacBook is running super-hot, it’s probably not okay.
How to Clear Browsing History on Windows 10
How to Stop Automatic Updates on Windows 10
There are pros and cons allowing Windows to automatically update.
6 Reasons Why Your Computer May Run Slowly on Windows 10
Despite its sleek new layout and updated features, Windows 10 can also suffer from slow performance. Learn how to fix it.
How to Fix 100% Disk Usage on Windows 10
Follow the steps here to find out why and how to solve the issue so you can get back to binge-watching your favorite shows on Netflix.
How to Fix Windows Stuck on Checking for Updates
Sometimes a bug can cause an issue where the Windows Update application is stuck checking for updates instead of installing them.
How to Fix It When Windows 10 Freezes Randomly
A slow or frozen PC is always an annoying issue to have. Luckily, if Windows is the culprit, you have options to resolve the issue.
How to Uninstall Programs on Windows 10
Whether you have two apps to remove or twenty-two, there are several ways to have your PC freshened up in just a few minutes.
Is Google Password Manager Safe?
Here are a few ways Google Password Manager will help deal with all of your passwords.
Is iCloud Keychain Safe to Use as Primary Password Manager?
Besides being locked into the Apple ecosystem, the service lacks features that have become expected in a password manager.
How to Transfer Videos from PC to iPhone without iTunes
While it’s easy to transfer videos from your phone to a computer, what if you want to reverse the action?
How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Mac
After updating your iPhone to iOS 11 or later, you’ll find that photos taken on the iPhone are saved in the HEIC format.
How to Print Text Messages from Your iPhone
Sometimes iPhone text messages become important mementos used for work, study, or even pieces of evidence for court.
How to Record Your Screen on Mac
There are many options out there if you want to record your screen, ranging from built-for-the-pros to just occasional use.
How to Back up Android Phone Before Factory Reset
A factory reset will put your Android phone back to the same state it was in when you bought it.
How to Record Your Screen in Windows 10
A list of built-in methods and available software to help you capture a screen recording so you can make a great video tutorial.
10 Best Free RAR Extractors for Mac
You tried to open a rar file on Mac but got a weird error saying the file couldn’t be opened? See how to fix it with an unarchiver app.
How to Change the Color of Visited Links in Web Browsers
For the color-blind, it’s hard to tell the difference between the colors of visited and unvisited web links if they are not set properly.
How to Screenshot an Entire Webpage
Do you want to take a full page screenshot, or scrolling screenshot on Mac? Check out some of these methods with detailed steps.
Why is My Virtual Machine so Slow?
While virtual machines have a multitude of benefits and are very versatile tools, they’re not if they run so slow you can’t use them.
How to Save One Page of a PDF
When you need to save one page or even multiple pages from a PDF file into a new file, there are many ways to get it done.
How to Stop WiFi from Turning off Automatically on Android
There are some pretty straightforward reasons that your Android phone disconnects from your wifi.
How to Check How Many Devices Are Connected to Your WiFi
Regular maintenance and inspection of your wireless network are critical.
How to Back up Your SD Card Data
Various ways to back up your SD card, including how to back it up to your computer’s hard drive and cloud storage.
How to Speed up Time Machine Backup
Fortunately, there are various ways to speed up a Time Machine backup. We outline them for you below.
Can You Unsend an Email?
Sending a regrettable email can be embarrassing. In some cases, it can cost you a job, client, or friend.
How to Boost Wi-Fi Signal
If your wifi network suffers from a weak signal, dead spots, or instability, there’s a solution.
How to Connect Computer to Wi-Fi Without Cable
While there are still some valid reasons to hook your computer up with a cable, it might be you’re unsure how to move to a wireless connection.
Why Does My Wi-Fi Keep Disconnecting?
Disconnecting Wi-Fi can be really frustrating. It’s often hard to determine what is causing the problem.
How to Charge Your iPhone without a Charger
If you usually charge your phone using a traditional wall plug-in charger, you may not have realized all the other ways that you can power up your device.
What to Do When Your Android Phone Won’t Charge
If your phone’s not charging, there are some simple things you can do that might quickly remedy the problem.
How to Transfer Contacts from Android to Android Using Gmail
Transferring contacts is pretty simple to do using Google. It’s probably quicker and safer than having that phone salesperson do it as well.
How to Fix macOS Monterey Slow Issues
Keeping your Mac in sync with the latest macOS update is always recommended for both the health and security of your machine.
How to Fix It When Windows 10 Wifi Won’t Turn on
Sometimes when we run into wifi problems, we tend to think there is some complicated solution required. As a result, we overlook simple solutions.
How to Black Out Text in PDF
The first requires that you have a paid version of Adobe Acrobat. It’s the easiest, though there’s a fee attached.
Why is My VPN Connection so Slow
Your internet will normally be slower when using a VPN, but that’s a worthwhile tradeoff for improved privacy when online.
How to Increase Download Speed on Mac
If you’ve been suffering from a slow network with your Mac computer, here are a few fixes.
How to Play Clash Royale on Mac
Playing Clash Royale on the Mac allows you to have a larger screen view and make the in-game controls easier.
How to Recover Deleted Photos from iCloud
iPhones include quality cameras capable of storing every photo you take. They’re incredibly convenient and easy to take for granted—until it’s too late.
How to Find WiFi Password on iPhone
If you don’t know the password of a wifi network and have an iPhone connected to it, there are several ways to retrieve the password.