You can print to a PDF file from just about any app on your iPhone. Why would you want to do that? Well, you might want to text or email part of a document to someone. Or, perhaps you would like to text or email part of a web page. The options are limitless. Here is how it is done.
There has been a great deal of talk about VPN’s (Virtual Private Networks) on the Web lately. I have been considering using a VPN for certain parts of my computing life. If you are interested in privacy, it might worth worthwhile to use a VPN. This article explains what they are and how they work.
I do this all the time. I go to a webpage researching something and then I need to remember that webpage again at a later time. Of course, I cannot remember how I got there in the first place, so I have to do the search all over again. However, there is an easier way!!
When sending PDF attachments in email you need to be a little cognizant of file size. Some peoples email setup cannot handle large attachments. Well, there is a solution called “Reduce File Size” in the good old Preview app. This article demonstrates how to do this.
I do lots of searching of websites for various things, especially for the Macessence blog. Sometimes when I get to a website, the page or pages I am searching contain an overwhelming amount of information. If this is you, then there is a way to find what you are looking for on these types of webpages.
With the iOS 10.3 update we have a new file system called APFS (Apple File system). Pretty catchy name right. As far as I can tell, the new APFS file system works seamlessly. Albeit, APFS is part of Apple’s move to deprecate 32bit apps. There is one thing to take note of after installing APFS.
Using two-factor authentication (2FA) on our Mac is kind of a pain, but it is super secure. One of the things 2FA requires is an App-Specific Password for any app requiring access to your iCloud account. Here is an excellent article on how to create an App-Specific Password for some of your apps.
I have used Prosoft Engineeting’s Drive Genius utility app for many years. It is an excellent app for tech supporting Mac computers. They just recently updated the app to the 5.0 version. Of course, I updated it. For what I do with Macs, it is a no brainer. But, there is something new in the 5.0 version.