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Why you might run older versions of macOS

macOS (or OS X, or Mac OS X, as it has been variously called) has had 13 major versions. Each brings with it new capabilities, but each also drops some older ones as well. Here is a non-comprehensive list of some of the things I might use an old version of macOS for: 10.0 Cheetah, […]

4 Cool Features from the New Apple OS Updates

Apple just released new versions of iOS, watchOS, and macOS (as well tvOS) including plugging security holes and adding a few new features. Here are four cool things you can do once you’ve updated.   Night Shift: Use your Mac at Night and Sleep Better Afterwards MacOS 10.12.4 Sierra now has Night Shift, a feature from iOS that […]

Installing old versions of macOS

Usually, you want to be running the latest version of macOS, which at this moment is 10.12 Sierra (version 10.12.3), available for free from the Mac App Store. But, sometimes, for one reason or another, you might want to install an older version of macOS. Here’s how you get them, and some of the less […]

Download the latest Microsoft Office for Mac installers

Somehow, I stumbled across an incredibly useful page on Microsoft’s web site which has the latest Mac installers for Microsoft Office 2016, Microsoft Office 2011, and other releases. This is pretty useful, because: It doesn’t require that you log into Microsoft’s confusing web site in order just to download the installer. If you want to […]

Sale on Apple Mail plugins — and Our Top 10

Check out all these pieces of software that make your Apple Mail more useful — on sale now through October 18th. And they all work under El Capitan! Go to and use discount code MAILCAPITAN. Here are the 10 sale items for Apple Mail we think are the most useful: 1. Take Control of Apple Mail: […]

The case of disappearing iPhoto

  Something that’s been popping up lately for my clients is: What happened to iPhoto? It’s a good question, indeed. What happened is that with the very latest OS X upgrade — Yosemite version 10.10.3 — Apple introduced their new replacement for both iPhoto and Aperture, called simply Photos, like the app already on your iPad or iPhone. If […]

Send Email Later from Your Mac

Have you ever wanted to schedule an email, to be sent at a later date? Perhaps you want to make it look like you’re not at your desk. Or maybe you want the recipient to think you waited awhile to answer an email. Or you don’t want everyone to know that you’re up at 3 […]

Delete your Dropbox files remotely (if you lose your computer)

If you are a Dropbox Pro or Dropbox for Business (paid) customer, did you know you can now use Remote Wipe to remove your Dropbox folder from your computer or device, the next time it goes online? So if your computer is lost or stolen, even if someone can get onto your system, all your […]

Quicken 2015 for Mac…exists

Frankly, I thought Quicken for Mac had been abandoned by Intuit. It’s long been a second-class citizen compared with its Windows versions, with longstanding complaints of bugs, slow updates, poor support, and file format incompatibilities. Still, it was Quicken, the name brand of personal finance software. While Intuit did release Quicken Essentials 2010 for Mac, […]

Tonality for black-and-white photo editing on the Mac

Last week I checked out Tonality, the new software from Macphun that makes it easy to edit black-and-white photos. Whether you’re an amateur photographer (like me) or a seasoned pro, if you’re interested in b&w images, check it out. There’s a free trial, cost is $20 for the basic version (through the Mac App Store) […]

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