How To Change Your AppleID Email Address

Is your AppleID tied to an email address that you no longer have access to or no longer use? If so, Apple offers step-by-step instructions on how to change your AppleID to use a new email address. Before we jump to the instructions, let’s start by reviewing some important background information and talk about some … Read more

Securely Erase Your Mac’s Solid State Hard Drive

Do you want to either sell or retire a Mac that has a solid state hard drive (aka flash storage)? If so, it is prudent to securely erase the hard drive beforehand. Here are instructions on how to do this. This procedure will make all of your personal data inaccessible. There are two stages of this process. In phase … Read more

Disable Your Mac’s Automatic Installation Of Mac OS Updates

Please make sure that your Mac is not configured to automatically install operating system (OS) updates. Since Apple recently released a major update to the Mac operating system, now is a good time to make sure your Mac doesn’t automatically install this update. The reason why I advocate this position is that major updates often introduce … Read more

How To Scan Using Image Capture

You should consider using Apple’s easy-to-use Image Capture. Image Capture can both copy photos off of digital cameras and control a scanner to scan paper documents. Today’s tech tip focuses only on scanning. Image Capture can control hundreds of scanners made by Brother, Canon, Epson, HP and other manufacturers. Image Capture is one of many free applications that … Read more