If You Haven’t Yet, Its Time to Upgrade to macOS 13 Ventura
<div class="media_block"><img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/you-can-now-upgrade-to-macos-13-ventura-when-youre-ready.jpg"></div>When upgrading to a new version of macOS, we err on the side of caution, at least in our recommendations. (We’ve been using macOS 13 Ventura for some time now and often install beta releases on secondary machines for testing purposes.) Upgrading is easy, but if you upgrade too soon, the new macOS version could […]
Is Your Wi-Fi Network a Security Risk?
<div class="media_block"><img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/is-your-wi-fi-network-a-security-risk.jpg"></div>With Wi-Fi security, it’s easy to fall into the “out of sight, out of mind” trap. Your Wi-Fi router probably lives in a corner or closet, and of course, Wi-Fi’s radio waves are invisible. But the ease of connecting your devices to your Wi-Fi network means it’s equally as easy for a hacker to connect […]
Quickly Put Lots of Files in a Folder with One Command
Imagine that you’re working with a bunch of files, and you want to put a set of them in a new folder. You could stop what you’re doing, make a new folder, select all the files, and drag them into the folder, like an animal. Or you could take advantage of a slick Finder command
No More Phish! Three Scams You Need to Spot in 2023
Follow along as we examine three real-world phishing emails and explain how you can tell that they’re fake.
AutoFill in Safari Not Working? Set “My Card” in Contacts
We heard from a client that AutoFill in Safari suddenly stopped entering her name and address in Web forms when she chose Edit > AutoFill Form or pressed Command-Shift-A, forcing her to enter her contact information manually, like an animal. (And yes, the “Using information from my contacts” checkbox was selected in Safari’s AutoFill preferences.) […]
Upgrade Past macOS 10.15 Catalina to Keep Getting Microsoft Office Updates
We aren’t quite ready to recommend that everyone upgrade to macOS 13 Ventura, but if you use Microsoft Office with macOS 10.15 Catalina, you should start planning for an upgrade. Microsoft has announced that current versions of its productivity suite—Office for Mac 2019, Office for Mac 2021, and Microsoft 365—will receive updates only if your […]
If Your Holiday Gift Was a Tech Device, It’s Time to Change the Password!
Whatever consumer electronics product you can name, there’s probably a “smart” version that you configure via an app or Internet-connected interface once you’ve connected it to your Wi-Fi network. For ease of setup and to keep costs down, many such devices come pre-configured with not just a default username and password, but the same default […]
LastPass Security Breach: Here’s What to Do
Password management company LastPass has announced that it suffered a security breach in which attackers stole both encrypted customer account data (which is bad) and customer vaults containing encrypted usernames and passwords (which is much, much worse). On the positive side, the data of users who abided by LastPass’s defaults and created master passwords of […]
Trip Tip: Texting Flight Numbers So Others Can Track Your Flight
<div class="media_block"><img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/text-flight-numbers-to-people-youre-visiting-so-they-can-track-your-flight.jpg"></div>Next time you’re flying to visit your Apple-using family or friends, send them your flight number using Messages when you leave. Then they can easily track your flight in the air and see when you’re arriving. Just text them the flight number prefixed with the airline’s abbreviation, like AA for American Airlines, AC for Air […]
iPhone to eSIM: Here’s What You Need to Know
Apple has gone all-in on eSIM, eliminating the SIM tray from iPhone 14 models sold in the US. What’s eSIM? Glad you asked—read on for the details of the technology and why it’s better than SIM cards.