Why You Need a Password Manager

donderdag 29 augustus 2019 in IvanExpert (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

The New York Times has an article this week entitled Why You Need a Password Manager. Yes, You. Andrew Cunningham, the author of the article and a lead editor at Wirecutter, only recently started using a password manager and he makes a strong case f…

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Where did Microsoft hide Outlook’s category filters?

woensdag 31 juli 2019 in IvanExpert (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

As far as I’m concerned, one of the single best reasons to use Microsoft Outlook with Exchange mail hosting is the concept of categories. It doesn’t seem like rocket science, so I don’t know why other mail systems don’t have anything equivalent. Out…

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What to do if you can’t change your Google Chrome search engine on a Mac

vrijdag 26 juli 2019 in IvanExpert (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

After a Mac has been intruded upon with some rogue or unwanted software, what usually happens is that web browsers are taken over. Usually, running MalwareBytes and performing follow-up steps will fix this situation (see our previous post). But if y…

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What to do after running MalwareBytes on your Mac

dinsdag 23 juli 2019 in IvanExpert (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

If you’ve ever seen your search engine in Chrome, Safari or Firefox mysteriously redirected to a strange, non-Google search engine, or seen pop-up ads warning that your Mac may be infected, or that advertise dubious services, you’re probably a victi…

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Synchronize your Downloads folder with iCloud Drive

woensdag 17 juli 2019 in IvanExpert (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

iCloud Drive Desktop and Documents sync has been a game changer in terms of Mac users having the same stuff on all computers. Dropbox is probably more reliable and flexible, but it requires that you have a workflow of saving stuff into your Dropbox …

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Cheaper Alternative to Apple AirPods?

vrijdag 15 maart 2019 in IvanExpert (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

The JBuds Air wireless earbuds from JLab Audio only cost $49! so if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Apple’s AirPods, take a look at these. They also fit differently than Apple’s AirPods, and come with silicone ear tips in different sizes…

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Cool Apple Wall Charger Accessories

dinsdag 12 maart 2019 in IvanExpert (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

We just found out about a company called Ten One Design that’s making very cool Apple accessories. The two here are specifically for your Apple charging cables. Stella, pictured above, says it’s a better charging cable for a few reasons. Its woven s…

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How to migrate from your old Mac to a 12-inch MacBook

donderdag 22 maart 2018 in IvanExpert (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Apple’s 12-inch MacBook is svelte and weights only 2 pounds. It also presents some challenges when migrating your data directly from another Mac. All other Mac models since 2011 have Thunderbolt capability, meaning you can attach a Thunderbolt cable…

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15 Boring but Useful Websites

zondag 12 november 2017 in IvanExpert (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

This list of various websites that are boring but useful was culled from the comments of a recent post on Go Fug Yourself. To read all the comments and suggestions, here’s the link: Your Most Boringly Useful Websites If you don’t know Go Fug Yoursel…

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Free iPhone Wallpaper Shows Inside of your iPhone

donderdag 9 november 2017 in IvanExpert (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

IFixit has just created free iPhone wallpaper that shows you the inside of your phone. Imagine how cool your phone will look, with a lock screen or home screen showing what’s under the glass. This is for iPhone X, but scroll down to the bottom of th…

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Troubleshoot Netflix Streaming Problems

vrijdag 16 juni 2017 in IvanExpert (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Whether you watch Netflix on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV, the quality of the video is determined by the speed of your Internet connection. Netflix recommends 25 megabits per second (Mbps) of download speed for Ultra HD quality, 5 Mbps for HD…

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So What Is a Retina Display?

woensdag 14 juni 2017 in IvanExpert (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

You’ve seen and heard Apple talking about the iMac with 5K Retina display, the MacBook Pro with Retina display, and so on. But what is a Retina display, and why should you care? Retina displays are high-resolution screens on which graphics are extra…

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Mac Mail Mystery, starring Verizon and AOL

woensdag 26 april 2017 in IvanExpert (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

It was a rainy day in New York City. I emerged from the 1 train at 79th St, for an appointment with EW. She had spent two hours on the phone with Apple, and two hours with Verizon. She was at her wits’ end. Her mail was sometimes disappearing before…

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