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There was a time when you had to pony up the high cost of the Microsoft Office suite in order to effectively exchange documents with others. But over the past several years Office has received lots of very appealing competition. In response Microsoft…

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Today Apple released updates across of all of their operating systems. There are no new features (or emoji), but there are security, bug, stability, and performance improvements. In particular there are several fixes for owners of the new 2016 MacBook…

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Many users of Verizon FiOS have difficulty printing and backing up over the network (WiFi or wired) from their Macs. It seems that Verizon FiOS’s default configuration can interfere with Bonjour, Apple’s autodiscovery protocol. This causes weird problems…

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If you’ve been using Mac Calendar for many years there is a good chance that you have many more calendars to choose from than you need. Back before iCal became simply “Calendar” there was a “+” button that many people thought was to create a new event,…

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Apple Watch has a function that allows you to quickly (and silently!) call 911 or the appropriate local emergency services. And after your call is finished all of your designated emergency contacts in your iPhone Health app are alerted by text. A user on…

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One of the greatest functions of iMessage is that you can easily text from a device other than your iPhone. It’s great to be able to type on a regular keyboard. But unless you go through some extra steps, you can only text other Apple users from your Mac.…

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Today Apple released updates for their mobile operating systems. Many of us were expecting to see macOS 10.12.2 released alongside these updates, though it seems likely at this point that it will be out at a later date. A reasonable explanation is that…

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If you often tinker with your Wi-Fi network settings, no doubt you’ve seen the xfinitywifi network popping up as an available option. And it might drive you crazy because your devices keep connecting and you can’t get on the internet. So here is how you…

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If you have an iPhone 6s that shuts down unexpectedly well before you reach 0%, Apple might repair your iPhone for free even if you are past warranty. Note that this is specifically for the 6s only. Not the 6, not the 6s Plus. Check your iPhone’s serial…

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This year you probably know someone who got a new iPhone and needs some new accessories. Here are a few of my favorite. All are well under $25. Prices listed are as of November 29. Case I always recommend to use a case with your iPhone. Even a minimal one…
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