So you need to buy a new mouse for your Mac, and since you’re reading this review, I imagine you’re hoping for something that works better than your old one. Which mouse should you choose? Since you’ll spend time using it every day to interact with your computer it is an important decision, and the range of choices can seem overwhelming.
Do you have whole areas of your home that don’t get reliable internet? It’s frustrating! If your Wi-Fi coverage is lacking, it may be time to purchase a better wireless router. But that’s not your only option. If you’re otherwise happy with your router, you can increase its range by purchasing a Wi-Fi extender.
Internet access is everywhere. Like oxygen, we just take it for granted. We don’t have to plug in or dial up, it’s just there—and we use it for just about everything. The only time you really think about it is when there’s a problem, and when that happens, the most likely candidate is your wireless router.
Has your Mac’s Wi-Fi frustrated you since upgrading to Catalina? You’re not alone. The release of macOS 10.15 seems to be buggier than usual, and members of the SoftwareHow team have been having issues too
Apple wants to help me remember my passwords. That’s good because I’ve got a lot—over 200 right now. That’s too many to remember, and I shouldn’t keep a list in my desk drawer or just use the same one for every website. Everyone needs a password manager, and Apple installs iCloud Keychain on every computer and mobile device they sell.
I’ve been using it to manage my passwords for the last few years.
How do you share an important document online? Many people choose to use a PDF (Portable Document Format), which is useful for sharing business documents that are not intended to be edited. It’s the closest thing to electronic paper and is used widely for making documents available over the net, such as user manuals, forms, magazines, and ebooks.
The public beta of macOS 10.14 Catalina is now available, and I successfully installed it in around an hour. So far I like it, but there’s so much more to explore. I encountered a few performance issues along the way, and I’m not alone. Read on to learn about the problems that I and others had, along with how to fix them.
With the growing popularity of SSD drives, the average Mac has less storage than it used to, making an external drive handier than ever. They’re useful for storing files you don’t need to keep permanently on your computer, for transferring files between computers, and for keeping backups of your Mac’s internal storage.
Solid state drives (SSDs) have made our Macs faster and more responsive than ever, but often at the cost of less internal storage. With newer Macs your SSD and RAM may be embedded into the motherboard, making it difficult or impossible to increase when you run out of space. External SSDs are a simple and effective way of increasing your storage while maintaining the fast speeds you’re accustomed to.
Blockbuster movies and binge-worthy TV shows start with the written word. Scriptwriting is a creative process, but the final product requires a very specific type of formatting that directors, actors, and everyone in between can pick up and run with. Mess up the format, and your work won’t be taken seriously.
Our phones go with us everywhere. We grab them to snap a quick photo, send a message, and stay entertained. And we sometimes get too adventurous with them, dropping them on concrete or in water, installing software we shouldn’t have, and leaving them behind in the movies or on a park bench. If you’re going to lose important data anywhere, chances are it will be on your phone. What can you do about it?
You keep valuable documents, photos, and media files on your computer, so you need to back it up. Every computer is vulnerable to failure, and you need to make a second copy before disaster strikes. Your backup will be even safer if you keep it offsite. Backblaze provides unlimited backup storage for your Windows or Mac computer and external drives. It’s easier to set up than the competition, performs backups automatically, and is priced more affordably than any other service.
We carry our lives around on our iPhones. They’re with us wherever we go, keep us in touch, snap photos and videos, and provide entertainment. Meanwhile, you left your computer safely on your desk, out of the weather and out of harm’s reach. If you’re going to lose important data anywhere, chances are it will be on your phone.