Unlock your Mac with an Apple Watch

Mac’s security is great, but sometimes it can become a pain re-typing a password each time you want to login. Fortunately, Apple has added a way to unlock any newer Mac with an Apple Watch.  To use it, you have to turn on two-factor Authentication on both the iPhone and Mac. Here’s how to set it up:   On Mac: Go to System Preference > iCloud > Account Details. If prompted, enter your iCloud Password. Click the Security Tab. Click on Set Up Two Factor Authentication. Click on Security & Privacy. The last option should say Unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch. Put a Check Mark next to Click Here to Read more

How to Read an article without Banner ads

If you have ever read an article on this or another web site, you know it can be quite annoying to read the article while having banner ads flash on the top or the side. Fortunately, when using Safari, you can quickly strip out banner ads (and almost anything else on the page) stripped out so you can just read the article.  Here’s how: Go to an article that you wish to read. On that page, look at the URL Address Bar at the top of the Safari window (see photo below). Click on the icon shown in the photo. The entire Click Here to Read more

Get a handy Amazon Alexa Cheat Sheet from CompuSoop.com!

Now that the Amazon Echo has the ability to change the color of its top ring, each color represents a feature that the device can do. We have compiled a handy cheat sheet that you can download and have it near your Amazon Echo. To download it, just click here or go to the top menu, and select A.I. > Amazon > Light Meaning. 

How to use the iOS Health App on an iPhone and Apple Watch to maybe save your life one day

We all know that the health app on an iOS device and the Apple Watch are helpful tools for monitoring everyday health-related activities. But did you know that it could save your life one day, especially when used in conjunction with An Apple Watch. When going into the app, there is an icon on the lower-right called Medical ID.  Tapping on this icon takes you to a medical ID card.  This is where you can put all of your medical-related information so it’s always with you. Information such as: Person’s name. Medical Conditions Medical Notes. Allergies and Reactions to meds. List Click Here to Read more

Word 2016: A guide to its desktop publishing tools

Microsoft Word has come a long way since the “pre-Windows, non-mouse” versions used between 1983 to 1990. Back then, there were NO graphics, not even a graphical user interface. The Word 1.0 for Windows 3.0 version was a notable improvement, but then it took two decades for Microsoft to figure out how to integrate quality graphics successfully. JD Sartain / PC WorldInsert images from a hard drive or other source. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here < p class=”wpematico_credit”>Powered by WPeMatico

How to Unsubscribe from an E-Mail Mailing List in iOS Mail

For those of us who rely on e-mail, we see one come in from a source that we have no idea where it came from. Fortunately, starting with iOS 10, Apple has given us a way to easily unsubscribe from those mailing lists. Here’s how: When an email comes in, the above message appears at the top of the screen. Tap on the above message.  If that doesn’t work, then you’ll need to do it the old fashioned way – scroll down to the bottom of the email and hit the small (or sometimes hidden) unsubscribe link.

Exclusive How to: Set up the Amazon Echo Show

By: Dan Uff, Senior Editor On June 28th, customers who pre-ordered the Amazon Echo Show had received the device. While some set up the device immediately, I waited 1-2 days so I could take my time and make positive and negative notes about the set-up and the device itself. On Monday evening, I finally set it up and have been using it ever since. My thoughts?  Please read on. Except for using the built-in camera for a feature called “drop-in” that allows two Shows and persons to talk and see each other (which I think could be quite creepy) I Click Here to Read more

MacOS High Sierra: Developer vs. Public Beta

To Apple: This information contains the differences between the DEVELOPER and PUBLIC beta of the said operating system. It does not contain any list of upcoming features or any non-public information. Yes, I said that I would not be writing anything that has to do with the newest version of MacOS until September.  But this needs to be said to clear up any confusions between the Public and Developer versions of the current beta of MacOS High Sierra. Both versions are almost the same except: Developer: This contains more technical information about the inner-workings of the operating system so he or she can make sure that Click Here to Read more

Get the MacOS High Sierra Wallpaper NOW

During the WWDC Keynote of MacOS High Sierra, the desktop had a beautiful picture of a place called North Lake, just west of Bishop, California which is also a popular picture scene for professional and amateur photographers.  Now you can get the above photo without having to wait for the release of High Sierra this Fall. There are two locations where you can get the photo. Here’s how: Click here to go to a web site where the photo is located.   Click on the photo to make it the size of the screen. Right-click (CTRL-Click) on the photo. A drop-down menu Click Here to Read more

How to clear the screen when using Terminal for Mac or Linux

Sometimes, your screen can get cluttered when you’re working in the Terminal for Linux or Mac.  Fortunately, there is a very simple command to clear the screen. When you’re at the Terminal prompt, just type the command clear.  That’ll clear the screen and give you a clean slate.

What to do of your Cable System doesn’t support single sign-in for Apple TV

Single sign in is a feature for Apple TV that lets the end user sign-in to their TV cable system using a single sign-in page. Then if they download an app for a cable channel (such as Discovery) and go into the LIVE page, the channel would already be available without that user having to sign-in to that cable channel’s web site and sign in there. But what if your cable service is not on the list of single sign-in providers?  In that case, you’ll have to: Go to the LIVE page of that Apple TV app. Select “other cable system” or something Click Here to Read more

How to Disable VBScript in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

(Windows Blog): VBScript is deprecated in Internet Explorer 11, and is not executed for webpages displayed in IE11 mode. However, for backwards compatibility, VBScript execution is currently still permitted for websites rendered in legacy document modes. This was introduced as a temporary solution. Document modes are deprecated in Windows 10 and not supported at all in Microsoft Edge. To provide a more secure experience, both the Windows 10 Creators Update and Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer-April 11, 2017 introduce an option to block VBScript execution in Internet Explorer for all document modes. Users can configure this behavior per site security Click Here to Read more

How to Place a Call using the Amazon Echo

Over the past 2 weeks, Amazon has been busy updating its Amazon Echo product lineup to give it the ability for it to make (free) calls to anyone else around the world from an Android or iOS device. How?  Here is a step-by-step tutorial on what to do: Download the Alexa app for your smart phone for Android or iOS. Launch the app as you do with any other. Tap the Chat icon at the bottom. Tap the icon in the upper-right corner (that looks like the outline of a person).  This will show you a list of your contacts that Click Here to Read more

How to Remove a Boot Camp Partition and Windows 10 from a Mac

Yesterday, we revealed how to install Windows 10 on a Mac with Boot Camp. Today I’ll show you how to remove a Boot Camp partition and an installation of Windows 10. Make sure you booted in to Mac OS (or OS X). Go to Application > Utilities > Boot Camp. Check the Install or Remove option from that window. Follow the prompts. Boot Camp will remove Windows 10 itself and the Windows Partition, then make the hard disk one Partition again.

How to use Boot Camp to install Windows 10

Yes, I know it is a major sin to install Windows 10 on a Mac.  But sometimes, one cannot help but too because of school, work, or some other reason. Fortunately, Macs have a way to make this process as painless as possible, without turning the entire Mac in to a Windows system.  It’s called Boot Camp. Boot Camp comes with all Macs and allows a user to make room (called a partition) for Windows to install and run just like it was on a PC. In order for this to work, a user must have access to a full version of Click Here to Read more