Sometimes your Mac's parameter RAM (PRAM) or Non-Volatile RAM (NVRAM) gets screwed up and can cause start-up problems for your computer. Turning off your computer's power doesn't clear PRAM and NVRAM; a battery or capacitor on the motherboard keeps them active. If you think you’re having this problem, here’s what you need to do:Read More
The Apple Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off on June 3rd in San Jose, California. Despite the “developer” in its name, this event has become much more consumer focused in recent years as iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV users tune in to see a preview of the new features that’ll be available on their devices this fall.Read More
You’re probably familiar with World Backup Day, which occurs every March 31 as a reminder to people around the world to back up their data regularly. Today is May 2nd, and it’s World Password Day. This day is set aside to make computer users think about those words, phrases, or strings of alphanumeric characters that keep our information locked away and in many cases, encrypted. Computer security company Symantec notes that personal data points like full names, credit cards, and Social Security numbers were the most common items lost to data breaches in 2018. Here are some tips to make sure that your personal info stays under your control.Read More
Despite your best efforts, sometimes your iPhone or iPad photos may come out upside down or oriented 90° from vertical. While that makes your photos worthless for posting on social media, fortunately the problem is easy to fix.
In today's Apple World Today Video Tip, we show you how to use the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad to rotate those images back to something that looks a lot better.Read More
Chances are excellent that you have worked with a Portable Document Format (PDF) file in the past few days. This format, which produces documents that can be read on any device, has become the world standard for distributing formatted text, contracts and other legal documents, and fillable forms. PDFelement for Mac from Wondershare is the top macOS app for creating, editing, and transforming PDF documents. Today we’ll demonstrate how PDFelement can be used to create a fillable PDF form, show you how to try the app for free and also give you a 40% discount on PDFelement 6!Read More
One of our most popular old posts by Dennis Sellers shows how to use the macOS Disk Utility to set up a flash drive or hard drive so that it can transfer information between a Mac and a Windows PC. Currently, if you format a flash or hard drive in Apple’s APFS file system, copy data to it, and try to open it on a Windows 10 PC, you won’t be able to see the data. In this video, we show you how to use an older set of disk formats that can be used by both macOS and Windows 10 to format a transfer disk for compatibility.Read More
Have a new 2019 27-inch Retina 5K iMac? If you do -- or if you're thinking about getting one -- you can save a lot of money by purchasing the iMac with minimum installed memory (RAM), then upgrading it yourself.
It's extremely easy to do with RAM that you purchase from OWC (MacSales.com), and in this short video Apple World Today contributing editor Dennis Sellers shows you how it's done.Read More
Smartphones and other Android devices have become an important part of our daily lives. Smartphone users of different tiers and budget go for Android because of their flexibility and customizable nature. But, its popularity also makes it many hackers’ target entry point.Read More
Have you ever tried to print an article from a website, then found that all of the ads and other non-essentials show up as well? In this quick video tip, and with apologies to our advertisers, we’ll show you how to save and print web articles without the mess.Read More
Safari bookmarks are helpful, but they don’t offer any context as to why you added a bookmark for a particular website. There’s a better way to bookmark sites if you want that context, and that is to make an annotated bookmark list in the Notes app for Mac and iOS.
In this short video, we show you how easy it is to make an annotated bookmark list in Notes, perfect for research or just giving yourself a good reminder of why a certain web page is important to you.Read More
When most people think about interacting with Apple’s Siri intelligent assistant, they think about speaking a command or question. But did you know it’s possible to type commands to Siri? This is perfect for those situations where you might be in an office or library and don’t want others to hear your conversation. In this short video we show you how to start typing your questions to Siri on Macs, iPhones, and iPads.Read More
Do you use the macOS App Switcher? In the basic form, the Command (⌘) - Tab keyboard shortcut lists all apps currently running on the Mac. Today we’ll take a look at how to take advantage of the App Switcher and teach you some new tricks.Read More