Glenn Fleishman

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Aug 19, 2019
How to use Google Maps’ re-routing option on the iPhone

I use my phone constantly for directions, as I’m sure millions of drivers do. And one of the primary situation I and others run into is that the chosen route turns out to be a bad one due to traffic, road closures, or accidents. Apple Maps in iOS…

I use my phone constantly for directions, as I’m sure millions of drivers do. And one of the primary situation I and others run into is that the chosen route turns out to be a bad one due to traffic, road closures, or accidents. Apple Maps in iOS…

I use my phone constantly for directions, as I’m sure millions of drivers do. And one of the primary situation I and others run into is that the chosen route turns out to be a bad one due to traffic, road closures, or accidents. Apple Maps in iOS…

Aug 17, 2019
Glenn Fleishman

(Even though The Post is a complexifier for me, I do not at all regret my investment. The Post is a critical institution with a critical mission. My stewardship of The Post and my support of its mission, which will remain unswerving, is something I…

(Even though The Post is a complexifier for me, I do not at all regret my investment. The Post is a critical institution with a critical mission. My stewardship of The Post and my support of its mission, which will remain unswerving, is something I…

(Even though The Post is a complexifier for me, I do not at all regret my investment. The Post is a critical institution with a critical mission. My stewardship of The Post and my support of its mission, which will remain unswerving, is something I…

Aug 16, 2019
How to get a Safari password to save it in a password manager

Apple has been a fantastic promoter of better password security by suggesting strong passwords and auto-filling them in Safari for macOS and iOS. These passwords are long, complex, automatically stored, stored securely, and—if you have iCloud…

Apple has been a fantastic promoter of better password security by suggesting strong passwords and auto-filling them in Safari for macOS and iOS. These passwords are long, complex, automatically stored, stored securely, and—if you have iCloud…

Apple has been a fantastic promoter of better password security by suggesting strong passwords and auto-filling them in Safari for macOS and iOS. These passwords are long, complex, automatically stored, stored securely, and—if you have iCloud…

Aug 15, 2019
Understanding how Time Machine manages its file archive and how it affects what you can restore

Time Machine is an archive rather than a backup, because it retains multiple versions of files as you change them. That’s useful, because if you’re editing an image, a word-processing file, or another document, you can use Time Machine to restore a…

Time Machine is an archive rather than a backup, because it retains multiple versions of files as you change them. That’s useful, because if you’re editing an image, a word-processing file, or another document, you can use Time Machine to restore a…

Time Machine is an archive rather than a backup, because it retains multiple versions of files as you change them. That’s useful, because if you’re editing an image, a word-processing file, or another document, you can use Time Machine to restore a…

Aug 14, 2019
How to use 2FA on older Apple devices that won’t let you enter a verification code

Most people who own Apple hardware have different generations of equipment in use. And because the company’s gear can last a long time, you can wind up with some old equipment—like an ancient Apple TV or Mac that’s being used to serve up video or…

Most people who own Apple hardware have different generations of equipment in use. And because the company’s gear can last a long time, you can wind up with some old equipment—like an ancient Apple TV or Mac that’s being used to serve up video or…

Most people who own Apple hardware have different generations of equipment in use. And because the company’s gear can last a long time, you can wind up with some old equipment—like an ancient Apple TV or Mac that’s being used to serve up video or…

Aug 12, 2019
How to “click accept on the account page” with apps in the Mac App Store

Woe to those who receive cryptic messages on their Macs. “Click accept on the account page to update this app” is one of them. Which apps? Which account page? AIEEEE! (Picture Cathy here with frizzy hair, tongue sticking out.) Turns out that this is…

Woe to those who receive cryptic messages on their Macs. “Click accept on the account page to update this app” is one of them. Which apps? Which account page? AIEEEE! (Picture Cathy here with frizzy hair, tongue sticking out.) Turns out that this is…

Woe to those who receive cryptic messages on their Macs. “Click accept on the account page to update this app” is one of them. Which apps? Which account page? AIEEEE! (Picture Cathy here with frizzy hair, tongue sticking out.) Turns out that this is…

Aug 9, 2019
How printing options in Photos for macOS work

Quick! First answer that pops into your head: When you press a Print button, what do you think will happen next? It will print, right? Sure, but not when you’re using Photos for macOS. Printing in that app is a two-step operation missing a familiar…

Quick! First answer that pops into your head: When you press a Print button, what do you think will happen next? It will print, right? Sure, but not when you’re using Photos for macOS. Printing in that app is a two-step operation missing a familiar…

Quick! First answer that pops into your head: When you press a Print button, what do you think will happen next? It will print, right? Sure, but not when you’re using Photos for macOS. Printing in that app is a two-step operation missing a familiar…

Aug 7, 2019
Soulver 3 review: Mac app simplifies readable calculations and conversions

Calculations are for computers, but Soulver makes them human again. The app, overhauled for version 3, lets you type in readable and formatted arithmetic calculations, functions, dates, and unit conversions, and get results you can use. It’s…

Calculations are for computers, but Soulver makes them human again. The app, overhauled for version 3, lets you type in readable and formatted arithmetic calculations, functions, dates, and unit conversions, and get results you can use. It’s…

Calculations are for computers, but Soulver makes them human again. The app, overhauled for version 3, lets you type in readable and formatted arithmetic calculations, functions, dates, and unit conversions, and get results you can use. It’s…

Aug 6, 2019
How to fix a Spotify playlist’s original order after sorting by category

Spotify has a handsome macOS app for accessing and making playlists, searching its library of music and other audio, and playing it back. But there’s a mystery in its lists: If you click a column heading for a playlist, album, or other view to sort…

Spotify has a handsome macOS app for accessing and making playlists, searching its library of music and other audio, and playing it back. But there’s a mystery in its lists: If you click a column heading for a playlist, album, or other view to sort…

Spotify has a handsome macOS app for accessing and making playlists, searching its library of music and other audio, and playing it back. But there’s a mystery in its lists: If you click a column heading for a playlist, album, or other view to sort…

Aug 2, 2019
Don’t use cloud backup services to make copies of your Time Machine volumes. Here’s why

Time Machine is a simple and generally effective way to make an ongoing archive of a Mac’s files and folder structure. But it’s only a single copy of your data. The same goes for third-party apps that can clone a drive (make an exact duplicate) or…

Time Machine is a simple and generally effective way to make an ongoing archive of a Mac’s files and folder structure. But it’s only a single copy of your data. The same goes for third-party apps that can clone a drive (make an exact duplicate) or…

Time Machine is a simple and generally effective way to make an ongoing archive of a Mac’s files and folder structure. But it’s only a single copy of your data. The same goes for third-party apps that can clone a drive (make an exact duplicate) or…

Jul 31, 2019
How to use Keynote to add text overlays in your iMovie projects

iMovie lets you create movies from photos and videos, and while its interface is a little hard to understand in parts, you can overcome those limitations and master it to produce great results. But it has a few missing pieces that typically require…

iMovie lets you create movies from photos and videos, and while its interface is a little hard to understand in parts, you can overcome those limitations and master it to produce great results. But it has a few missing pieces that typically require…

iMovie lets you create movies from photos and videos, and while its interface is a little hard to understand in parts, you can overcome those limitations and master it to produce great results. But it has a few missing pieces that typically require…

Jul 30, 2019
Yubico’s tiny YubiKey has the future of security all locked up

Say “YubiKey” aloud, and you might get a sense of the intention of Yubico, the company behind this USB hardware-based authentication key that’s stormed the internet by being very clever and working with open standards. Until recently, I’d only…

Say “YubiKey” aloud, and you might get a sense of the intention of Yubico, the company behind this USB hardware-based authentication key that’s stormed the internet by being very clever and working with open standards. Until recently, I’d only…

Say “YubiKey” aloud, and you might get a sense of the intention of Yubico, the company behind this USB hardware-based authentication key that’s stormed the internet by being very clever and working with open standards. Until recently, I’d only…

Jul 26, 2019
Apple Buys Intel’s Troubled 5G Smartphone Modem Business

Apple has announced that it is buying Intel’s smartphone modem business, giving Apple the in-house capability to produce cellular modem chips for existing 4G and new 5G networks, among other benefits. The $1 billion deal transfers technology,…

Apple has announced that it is buying Intel’s smartphone modem business, giving Apple the in-house capability to produce cellular modem chips for existing 4G and new 5G networks, among other benefits. The $1 billion deal transfers technology,…

Apple has announced that it is buying Intel’s smartphone modem business, giving Apple the in-house capability to produce cellular modem chips for existing 4G and new 5G networks, among other benefits. The $1 billion deal transfers technology,…

Jul 21, 2019
Glenn Fleishman

(Even though The Post is a complexifier for me, I do not at all regret my investment. The Post is a critical institution with a critical mission. My stewardship of The Post and my support of its mission, which will remain unswerving, is something I…

(Even though The Post is a complexifier for me, I do not at all regret my investment. The Post is a critical institution with a critical mission. My stewardship of The Post and my support of its mission, which will remain unswerving, is something I…

(Even though The Post is a complexifier for me, I do not at all regret my investment. The Post is a critical institution with a critical mission. My stewardship of The Post and my support of its mission, which will remain unswerving, is something I…

Jul 19, 2019
How to buy a used Mac without being locked out

One of the great selling points for Macs has been a combination of their longevity and resale value. I know plenty of people with decade-old Macs. In the last two decades, I’ve easily gotten seven or eight years out of some Macs I’ve owned, and then…

One of the great selling points for Macs has been a combination of their longevity and resale value. I know plenty of people with decade-old Macs. In the last two decades, I’ve easily gotten seven or eight years out of some Macs I’ve owned, and then…

One of the great selling points for Macs has been a combination of their longevity and resale value. I know plenty of people with decade-old Macs. In the last two decades, I’ve easily gotten seven or eight years out of some Macs I’ve owned, and then…

Jul 15, 2019
How to install the macOS Catalina beta in its own APFS container

With the public beta out for macOS 10.15 Catalina, you might be a thrill seeker and want to test out the in-progress version. But maybe you’d like to hedge your bets. In the past, you’d need to partition your startup drive, which could turn into a…

With the public beta out for macOS 10.15 Catalina, you might be a thrill seeker and want to test out the in-progress version. But maybe you’d like to hedge your bets. In the past, you’d need to partition your startup drive, which could turn into a…

With the public beta out for macOS 10.15 Catalina, you might be a thrill seeker and want to test out the in-progress version. But maybe you’d like to hedge your bets. In the past, you’d need to partition your startup drive, which could turn into a…

Jul 11, 2019
Is iOS’s Do Not Disturb While Driving driving you around the bend? Change its behavior

People interacting with their phone while driving have been implicated in an enormous number of accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 3,166 people were outright killed as the result of distracted driving in 2017. Apple…

People interacting with their phone while driving have been implicated in an enormous number of accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 3,166 people were outright killed as the result of distracted driving in 2017. Apple…

People interacting with their phone while driving have been implicated in an enormous number of accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 3,166 people were outright killed as the result of distracted driving in 2017. Apple…

Jul 5, 2019
Your Time Capsule has died. How can you wipe its data?

A few days ago, I explained how to extract data from a Time Capsule networked drive and Wi-Fi router if you received a warning that you couldn’t back up to it as a destination. That was a “logical” solution, offering advice on archiving and…

A few days ago, I explained how to extract data from a Time Capsule networked drive and Wi-Fi router if you received a warning that you couldn’t back up to it as a destination. That was a “logical” solution, offering advice on archiving and…

A few days ago, I explained how to extract data from a Time Capsule networked drive and Wi-Fi router if you received a warning that you couldn’t back up to it as a destination. That was a “logical” solution, offering advice on archiving and…

Jul 4, 2019
Best Mac remote access apps

Thinkstock Sometimes—maybe often—you need to access your Mac, but you’re not sitting in front of it. You might be an office away, across town, or on the other side of the world. For decades, the fix for this involves an ever-changing mix of…

Thinkstock Sometimes—maybe often—you need to access your Mac, but you’re not sitting in front of it. You might be an office away, across town, or on the other side of the world. For decades, the fix for this involves an ever-changing mix of…

Thinkstock Sometimes—maybe often—you need to access your Mac, but you’re not sitting in front of it. You might be an office away, across town, or on the other side of the world. For decades, the fix for this involves an ever-changing mix of…

Jul 4, 2019
TeamViewer review: Great remote-access system for personal use, but priced high for most business purposes

TeamViewer is a powerful remote-access tool designed for large-scale use, and combining remote screen control, remote file access, and robust ability to share the observation or control of screens among users. It bundles in text, audio conferencing,…

TeamViewer is a powerful remote-access tool designed for large-scale use, and combining remote screen control, remote file access, and robust ability to share the observation or control of screens among users. It bundles in text, audio conferencing,…

TeamViewer is a powerful remote-access tool designed for large-scale use, and combining remote screen control, remote file access, and robust ability to share the observation or control of screens among users. It bundles in text, audio conferencing,…