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HEIC Photos Revisited

In my previous article I demonstrated artifacts in photos in HEIC format from my iPhone 8 Plus. As a result, I started using a different photo App called Camera+ 2…

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Backup Strategy

There are several articles on Macessence about backing up your Macs. I did not think one more would hurt, especially since it describes a very simple strategy that anyone can…

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Facebook Photos

Yes, I have warned about privacy issues with Facebook in the past, but I have locked down my Facebook account pretty well. If you are still using Facebook, but you…

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HEIC Photo Format Artifacts

In the last iterations of iOS Apple has chosen the HEIC ( High Efficiency Image Format) for the Camera App photos. The HEIC photo format is super efficient. A typical…

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Life Without Google

In previous articles on computer security I have mentioned Google as one of the worst culprits at using your information without your permission. Between Facebook and Google, I think Google…

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Using Text Substitutions

Many of Apple’s and Third Party Apps have a “Substitutions” feature which allows you to substitute stuff like this “–“ with a Smart Dash like this “—“. Other Substitutions are…

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Wireless Diagnostics

I have covered the macOS Wireless Diagnostics App in a previous article. However, I only covered the Default testing method. There are other, more granular ways to use this utility…

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