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Sharing your Printer

Apr 12, 2018

If you’ve got a perfectly usable printer that only supports USB connections that is to say non-network or non-wireless printers it’s possible to share it on your network so other Macs can print to it. To share your printer on a Mac or with a UNIX computer the computers must be on the same network as your Mac, Mac users must be running OS X Tiger or later. Go to: System Preferences > Sharing Check the Printer Sharing checkbox, and the Printer Sharing status will change to On. In the...

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In recent years there has been a lot of talk about smartphone addiction among children and young adults, with investors applying pressure to smartphone makers such as Apple. Apple has reacted by creating the “Families” mini site on apple.com explaining how to use parental control tools in iOS as well as other useful information for parents, this information covers iPads, iWatches, Macs and iPhones although the information is mostly geared towards iPhones and iPads. The families section of apple.com is grouped into several sections that emphasize a range of child...

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Continuing with our run down of the sharing preference pane, we’ll look into File Sharing. File sharing is one of the most useful services available when you have a more than one computer, care should be taken not to open up the files on the networked computers in a way that allows anyone to access your files. To enable File Sharing on your Mac, go to System Preferences > Sharing Next check the box for File Sharing Mac and Windows computers can now see your computer on the local network....

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Apple’s iCloud Drive offers you a way to safely and securely store and save your files - from documents to images and videos. iCloud Drive works similar to Dropbox or Box, but has now integrated a lot of new features through iOS 11, allowing you to collabo-rate with others and work using Apple software such as Pages, Keynote and more. Set Up: Mac, iPhone and iPad The first step is to set up your iCloud Drive account if you haven’t already. On the Mac Make sure you are running the...

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Today more than ever it is important to keep your computers up to date to safeguard from security vulnerabilities that hackers and cybercriminals might use to attack or gain entry to your computer files and confidential data. Apple has made this process easier through software notifications that you can receive automatically to install updates. You can also make upgrades automatically if you like. If you receive a notification that software updates are available, you can choose when to install the updates, or choose to be reminded the next day. Here’s...

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In just a little over three months, the World Wide Developer Conference will be underway again and auto-mation is a key update. Apple’s Siri is considered lagging behind Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Alexa in terms of voice recognition and executing commands. However, one key aspect that has been neglected in the news and in comparisons among the products is the fact that Siri leverages only your voice ca-pabilities and does not infringe upon your data like these other products do. Both Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Alexa use all the information...

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