Here are some keyboard tricks for Mac users. They use a combination of two keys pressed at the same time:
Command – Spacebar -This brings up Spotlight to search for any file or app on your computer.
Command – L – If you want to share a website with someone, instead of dragging across the url and copying it, just click this combination and it will immediately highlight whatever is in the address bar of Safari or Chrome or any other browser. Then use Command-C to copy it and paste it with Command-V.
Command-Shift-T – Using Safari, Command-T will open a new tab. If you use Command-Shift-T you will recover whatever tab you most recently closed.
Command-Tab – This shortcut cycles through every open window on your desktop. Continue holding down Command and tap the Tab key to cycle through the apps. Let go when you bring up the one you want to use.
Tip of the month
The Apple world now suggests that you should upgrade your iOS operating system to iOS 16 on your iPhone. For any device, upgrades to operating systems always are helping you fight the cyber security that is out there. iOS 16 offers many new features that you should find worthwhile. I will mention a couple:
Recover deleted text messages – With iOS 16 you can restore deleted text messages. Open the Messages app. In the top left, you will see the Edit. To recover any messages, choose “Recently Deleted“. You will see your recent messages and the number of days remaining until they will be permanently deleted. You won’t be able to see the actual message, so you will recover them by the contact name or phone number. Just tap the message, hit Recover on the bottom right then Recover Message in the pop up. You will have 30 days to recover any message.
Find and remove duplicate photos and videos – Go to Photos – Albums. Look for Duplicates under Utilities (at the bottom of the screen). Your iPhone can scan through all of your photos and show you any that you have saved more than once in that album. Then you can either delete any duplicates or choose Merge which will keep the photo that has the highest quality.