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How To Copy Paste and Manage Screenshots on MacOS-Header
Jon Brown

Jon Brown


How To Copy Paste and Manage Screenshots on MacOS

It seems simple enough, but there are some great features, built in apps, and third party apps that can really improve your workflow when copy and pasting. The very basics are on a Mac are; highlight the content you want to copy and press Command–C. Then where you want to paste the content you have just copied place the cursor and press Command–V. You can also copy & paste using the contextual menu, which is accessed using a right click or holding the Ctrl Key and left clicking (or hold...

May 27, 2020

Install VLC Media Player on your Mac-Header
Jon Brown

Jon Brown


Install VLC Media Player on your Mac

QuickTime is great, but it won’t play an AVI file out of the box or the lesser-known MKV for example. And with the introduction of MacOS Catalina we have had to say goodbye to our beloved QuickTime 7. QuickTime 7 offered the Pro version for a one time payment which basically upgraded the standard QuickTime player adding many useful video editing features and import / export options, I’m still using it to this day! Just not on a Mac running Catalina. If you try to open an .avi file or...

May 22, 2020

No More Lightning Port-Header
Jon Brown

Jon Brown


No More Lightning Port

If like me Apple’s move from the original 30-pin port in 2012 to the Lightning ports you saw this as a positive move, the Lightning connector being a much more user-friendly connector. Next they took away the home button and the headphone socket, the home button going in favour of a larger screen was no real hardship once you learnt the new interface. However losing the headphone jack was a real annoyance for some people, as a compromise Apple provided a free lightning headphone set with new iPhones, sadly this...

May 20, 2020

Internet Explorer is back on the Mac-Header
Jon Brown

Jon Brown


Internet Explorer is back on the Mac

So the Tech world’s software giant has released a version of its web browser for MacOs again after a 17-year absence. It’s actually big news as the last time a Web Browser from Microsoft was available on the Mac it was Internet Explorer 5 which saw the end of a 5 year partnership between Apple & Microsoft where Internet Explorer was bundled with MacOs and was the default browser. Following several years of antitrust actions against Microsoft for bundling their web browser with their operating system & Apple’s announcement it...

May 18, 2020

When will your Apple Store Reopen-Header
Jon Brown

Jon Brown


When will your Apple Store Reopen

If like us you are itching to get into your local Apple store to check out the latest offerings from our favourite tech company you may be in for a wait. Apple said on the 13th of March it was closing all retail stores not in China as a result of Covid-19. As of today the 13th of May Apple are reopening in certain countries & states in a phased reopening plan. Apple has opened its stores in China and is reopening stores in other countries throughout Asia Pacific, this...

May 15, 2020

Use the Macs Built-In Screen Sharing to Provide Remote Help-Header
Jon Brown

Jon Brown


Use the Macs Built-In Screen Sharing to Provide Remote Help

Are you the person your friends and family members turn to for questions about the Mac? In normal times, those questions might come over dinner or at another in-person gathering, such that you could look directly at their Mac to see what was going on. Now, however, with everyone staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, answering those questions has seemingly gotten harder. But it doesn’t have to be that way, thanks to a built-in feature of macOS that you may not have known about: screen sharing. With the...

May 14, 2020

Top 10 Apple Business Resources you may have forgotten-Header

Top 10 Apple Business Resources you may have forgotten

Video Blog: Top 10 Apple Business Resources you may have forgotten When your Mac is slow call Grove Technologies Play the video Do you need Cybersecurity or Mac Support help? We are standing by to help protect you and your small business. We work with lots of businesses, all Mac based businesses. The biggest point of confusion for many Mac based small businesses is to understand all the business offerings that Apple has to offer. Apple has many offerings for Apple businesses. From where to buy and how to buy...

May 13, 2020

Customize What Appears in New Finder Windows with This Tip-Header

Customize What Appears in New Finder Windows with This Tip

When you’re in the Finder, choosing File > New Finder Window does, as you’d expect, open a new Finder window. But what folder appears in that window? By default, new Finder windows open to Recents, which is a built-in smart folder showing recently opened documents. If you’d prefer to see items in a fixed location on your drive, go to Finder > Preferences > General and choose any location from the New Finder Windows Show pop-up menu. We’re partial to Desktop or Documents, but you can choose whatever folder makes...

May 12, 2020

Top Tips on Working From Home Securely-Header

Top Tips on Working From Home Securely

Top Tips on Working From Home Securely The necessity of working from home is becoming a reality for many workforce members that may not have had this access before. While remote working offers many benefits to employees, many more risks appear as cybercriminals prey on the lax security protocols of the remote worker. It is critical that we as employees treat this access as a privilige, making security our top concern. Your organizations remote access policy will layout the requirements you should be adhering to during remote sessions. If your...

May 11, 2020

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