How To View Hidden Files On A Mac

Did you know that there are thousands of invisible files on your Mac? Have you ever needed to locate or delete one of these invisible files? Here are a couple of ways to be able to access the invisible files and folders on your Mac. A cautionary note, Apple makes these files invisible for a reason. They do not think the typical person needs to access these files and they are right. However, there are instances, such as when one is trying to manually uninstall an application or troubleshoot a problem that one needs to be able to access the invisible files on one’s Mac.Please be cautious when working on files that are typically invisible. If you do not know what a file’s purpose is, leave it alone. Some files are critical to the proper functioning of your Mac. Read More

Review All Devices Linked To Your AppleID

Have you replaced your iPhone, iPad, Mac or AppleTV with a newer one? If so, did you remove that older device from your iCloud account? It is prudent to review the devices linked to your AppleID account and to remove devices that you no longer use. You can have a maximum of 10 devices connected to your account at one time including a maximum of 5 computers. Read More

One Fix For Excel 2016 Spellcheck Not Working

Do you have Office 2016 installed on your Mac? By any chance does the spellcheck feature work in Word but not Excel? Here’s a possible fix. A client recently reported having this problem. Spellcheck worked properly for her in Word 2016. When she opened Excel 2016, she’d click on the Review tab and then click the Spelling button and nothing would happen.  Read More

How To Use The iPad’s Keyboard With Both Letters And Symbols

Have you updated your iPad to iOS 11? If so, you may have noticed that all of the keys now display both a letter as well as either a number or a symbol. For example, the “T” key displays both a T and a 5. If you want to type a T, of course, you simply tap the T key. If you want to type a 5 swipe down on the T. Learning to use this swipe down technique can allow you to type faster on the iPad. To get more detailed instructions on how to use this keyboard, as well as instructions for turning off this feature, check out this MacRumors article.

Most Direct Way To Schedule A Genius Bar Appointment

Do you want to schedule a Genius Bar appointment to talk with Apple about repairing your Mac or iPhone? Over the past few years, Apple has made it harder to schedule a Genius Bar appointment. There may be a good reason for this, such as Apple has learned that many issues that customers bring to the Genius Bar could be fixed by following some instructions in one of Apple’s support articles. Since I troubleshoot Apple devices for a living, I am pretty confident when I decide that a Genius Bar appointment is an appropriate next step. Here are the fastest ways I’ve discovered for scheduling a Genius Bar appointment.  Read More