How To ‘Hide’ Files On Your Mac


There are some tasks that are easy on the Mac, and others that are not. For example, drag and drop, copy and paste– easy, right? What about hiding a file? Well, you can stuff it deep into a folder within a folder ad nauseam, but that’s a cumbersome method. There are tricks to hide … Read More »

Apple And The Technology Wars

Just Say No

A popular saying among those in business is one we’ve heard many times. “Business is war.” Perhaps, but a war against whom? Business to business? Business to customer? If business truly is war, then maybe we need to think about who is warring against whom. My first bout with a very public technology war was … Read More »

Napkin: Another Way To Think On A Mac


One interesting facet of the post-PC era ushered in by the iPad is what we once did only on the Mac is now divvied up and parsed out to iPhone and iPad. Mail, Safari, Calendar, Contacts, and other utilities live elsewhere, nicely synchronized (mostly) to each device via iCloud. Even notes and diagramming apps, once … Read More »

Free: A Multimedia File Inspector For Macs


You know what they say, right? “Curiosity killed the cat.” While not wanting to associate myself with felines (I prefer dogs and lizards; wife likes cats and fish) or death, a little curiosity goes a long way. So, dear Mac user with a curiosity gene, you can dig into multimedia files and extract all the … Read More »

Hardly Anyone Needs This Free Mac Utility, But If You Do, You Love It


My Mac is graced with a utility app that I’m certain isn’t used by one out of a thousand Mac users. Every now and again I run into a utility that speaks to me. In this case, it was instant love; love at first sight, a relationship made in the digital heavens. If you need … Read More »

If Only This Mac App Had An iPhone Version


Late last year a friend reviewed a Mac app called Together and asked me to check it out. I did not. If you’re like me you’re swimming in applications that do a little of what you want but not everything. Here’s one of those apps. It’s called… add the drum roll here… Together. Let me … Read More »

If You Take Notes, Buy This App


Nearly everyone those days takes notes. If it’s not a to-do list, it’s actual meeting or lecture notes. From Mac to iPhone to iPad, Apple makes the best devices to gather, store, organize information. That means we have many options to take notes. If you’re a serious notes hound, whether you use iPhone, iPad, or … Read More »

Paranoid? Delete Different. Destroy Files On Your Mac With The Shred App


If everyone is out to get your private data and security is a dream of the past, then a little paranoia is a good attitude to have. How do you delete files on your Mac? If you drag and drop them to the Trash can and select Empty Trash from the Finder menu, well, guess … Read More »