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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Best Free Virus and Malware Removal Free Apps for the Mac

There are several free apps available for macOS that can help you get rid of malware.

Here are some of the best options..

#1 Malwarebytes 

This a free malware scanner and removal tool that can detect and remove various types of malware, including adware, spyware, and viruses.

#2 Avast Free Mac Security

This is an antivirus industry, and their free Mac Security app offers real-time protection against malware, phishing attacks, and other threats.

Is an antivirus and malware removal tool

#4 Bitdefender Virus Scanner 

is a lightweight and fast malware scanner that can detect and remove various types of malware, including adware and viruses.

#5 AVG AntiVirus 

is a popular antivirus software that offers a free version for Mac users. It offers real-time protection against malware, phishing attacks, and other threats.

It's important to note that while these apps can be effective at detecting and removing malware, they should not be considered a replacement for good online hygiene practices like avoiding suspicious websites, not clicking on suspicious links, and keeping your software and operating system up to date.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

The Top and Best AI Tools for the Mac or IPhone

Ai is becoming huge and there is so much out there as far as Mac tools. So to help everyone weed through it, here are my picks for the best tools that I have tried and which ones are free and whats worth paying for.

I will be updating and ranking this list weekly, Enjoy:) 

Best Text to Images

#1 Midjourney - Download App and sign up its free - Sign Up Here for Midjourney - Link MidJourney to Discord

Works on Mac and Iphone


Adobe FireFly - Website sign up its free in beta

Works on Mac and Iphone


Stable Diffusion

Click Here - Website sign up its free


Stable Diffusion Clip drop

Click Here - Website sign up its free

Best AI Chat  


Chat GPT 4 - Website sign up its free

Just type anything from 

Works on Mac and Iphone

Best Text to Avatar Video



Create videos with AI actors

Colossyan Creator can be used without any training or advanced skills. Simply type in your text and have a video ready in 70+ languages within minutes.

Works on Mac and Windows

Best Texture Creater


Poly is an AI-enabled texture creation tool that lets you quickly generate customized, 8K HD, and seamlessly tile-able textures with up to 32-bit PBR maps using a simple prompt (text and/or image) in seconds

Sell You Images after you create them and get paid

#1 Adobe Stock

#2 Wirestock

Monday, March 27, 2023

How to Improve Your IPhone Photo's Tip - Enable ProRAW on your iPhone Pro or iPhone Pro Max

On iPhone 12 Pro and later Pro models with iOS 14.3 or later, you can take photos in Apple ProRAW. 

Apple ProRAW gives you more options and data when editing the exposure, color, and white balance in your photo. So more info is better for adjustments etc.

To enable ProRAW on your iPhone Pro or iPhone Pro Max, follow these steps:

Make sure your iPhone is running iOS 14.3 or later.

Step 1 - Open the Settings app on your iPhone and scroll down to "Camera".

Step 2 - Tap on "Formats" and then select "Apple ProRAW".

Step 3 - Exit the Settings app and open the Camera app.

Step 4 - Tap on the Pro mode in the camera app.

Step 5 - In Pro mode, you should see a new option to toggle on/off ProRAW at the top of the screen.

To take a ProRAW photo, tap RAW  in the Camera app, then take your shot.

ProRAW files are 10 to 12 times larger than HEIF or JPEG files, and ProRAW files are even larger if you select 48 MP as your resolution.
, so you'll need to make sure you have enough storage space on your device or iCloud to save them. 

You can always increase your iCloud space and add that to your Apple Subscription if needed. upgrade your iCloud storage plan

Monday, March 6, 2023

How to reset the NVRAM or PRAM on an any Mac, including M1's and M2's

If you’ have a an M1 Mac, resetting the NVRAM or PRAM is as simple as restarting your computer as it happens automatically every time you restart.

Just shut down your M1 MacBook Pro, Macbook or Mac Mini , wait a few seconds, and then press the power button then turn it back on. 


For older Macs like the Mac Pro 2013 Black Desktop or older non M1 Macbook and Macbook Pro Here is how to Reset the PRAM.​​​​​​​

  1. Shut down your computer and disconnect all USB devices (except wired keyboards).
  2. Press the power button to turn on your Mac.
  3. Quickly press and hold the Option, Command, P, and R keys on your keyboard. You need to press this key combination before the gray screen appears or it won’t work.

    I know its hard to press all 4 at once so here is a tip put your fingers on the keyboard to see the best way you can hit all 4 keys at the same time. I use my Left hand Pointer finger for option Thumb for command, I use my right hand and select with my  Pinky the P and use my thumb for the R.

  1. Hold down all 4 keys for 10-20 seconds, then the Mac will restart.

    On older Macs that chime on startup, hold down the keys until you hear a second chime.

    For Macs with the Apple T2 Security Chip, hold the keys until the Apple logo appears and disappears a second time.
    Here’s a list of Mac models with the T2 chip.
  2. Release the keys and let your Mac finish rebooting.

Be aware after your perfiorm the reset some of your user settings will get reset, here are a few, keyboard layout, mouse tracking, startup disk, date and time, and volume.

Once you restart check your System Preferences and adjust anything that was changed and thats all there is to it.  


Friday, March 3, 2023

How to Activate your Onscreen Virtual Keyboard on a Mac and Login Screen

How to Activate your Onscreen Virtual Keyboard on a Mac and Login Screen


Friday, February 17, 2023

Nreal AR glasses are a cutting-edge piece of wearable technology that works on Macs and Iphones


Nreal AR glasses are a cutting-edge piece of wearable technology that brings augmented reality (AR) to everyday life. It works on Mac M1's and Higher in beta using thew free Mac App Nebula, directly on IPad with USB-C, and on all HDMI and Iphones with an apple or HDMI adapter. It developed by the Chinese company Nreal, these glasses are lightweight and sleek, making them an ideal option for anyone looking to experience AR without the bulk and weight of traditional AR headsets.

Nreal is not a VR 3D glasses like Meta the AR which is not the same, Nreal AR glasses feature high-quality, translucent lenses that can display high-definition virtual images in real-world environments. The glasses have a 52-degree field of view and a resolution of 1080p, making for a seamless, high-fidelity AR experience. Additionally, the glasses are designed to be comfortable to wear for extended periods, with adjustable nose pads and earpieces.

One of the standout features of Nreal AR glasses is their ability to track the user's surroundings using six degrees of freedom (6DoF) tracking technology. This allows the glasses to accurately place virtual objects in the real world, so users can interact with them seamlessly. The glasses also have a built-in camera that can be used to capture photos and videos of the user's AR experiences.

Nreal AR glasses are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which allows for fast and smooth processing of the AR content. The glasses are also compatible with a range of devices, including smartphones and PCs, thanks to their USB-C connectivity.

Nreal has developed a range of apps and games that are optimized for use with their AR glasses, including a virtual pet app, a chess game, and a virtual home decor app. The company is also working with a range of developers to create new AR experiences for the glasses, such as virtual try-ons for fashion and makeup products.

Nreal AR glasses are not only designed for personal use but also have applications in fields such as healthcare, education, and industry. In healthcare, for example, the glasses can be used to provide doctors with real-time patient information and surgical guidance. In education, they can be used to create immersive learning experiences that bring abstract concepts to life. And in industry, they can be used to provide workers with real-time information and instruction in manufacturing and logistics environments.

In conclusion, Nreal AR glasses are a game-changing piece of technology that brings AR to the masses. With their lightweight design, high-quality display, and 6DoF tracking, they provide users with a truly immersive AR experience. As the technology continues to develop, we can expect to see even more innovative uses for Nreal AR glasses in a range of industries and applications.

On a final note I found them most useful in practicing guitar using Ultimate Guitar Tabs on a USB-C Ipad and watching movies on a plane using and Iphone. When using them you need distant glasses which I found odd, so I bought prescription lenses that they make for them and they are awesome. My Favorite Tech this year.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

How to Go back to an older version of Microsoft outlook on a Mac 2022

If you just upgraded to version of Microsoft outlook on a Mac, you may need to revert back to the old one, here is how.

Step 1

Select Help Menu at the top and select revert to Legacy outlook then select revert

Step 2 

Click revert again in the next window shown below.

it may ask you for feedback you can let them know what was working for you.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

How to attach Nord Speakers to the Keyboard

Before You begin your installation of your Nord Monitors v2 to your Nord Stage 3 you need to be aware of 2 dependencies..

1- you will need a tool called a Torx T30 screw driver to remove the screws on the back of the Nord. Since this tool is not a common one I bought one for around 5 bucks on amazon see link below, I will leave it with my Nord stuff going forward.

2- Your Nord Stage 3 needs to be RevB if you want to mount the brackets on the Piano - You can tell by looking to the left of the Nord Stage 3 Logo on your Piano - there is small type on its side where is it says handmade in Sweden and at the end will say RevB if you have that model. You can use the monitors without the brackets and if you don't have the RevB can mount them on 5/8" thread microphone stand.

Once you have the Torx tool and confirmed the RevB or the Stage 3 you now ready to install first remove the 4 screws on the back of Nord and attach the bracket like this (see below) Note the pads placements in-between the monitor and the brackets in both places.

finish the deal by hooking up the black wire from the right to the left speaker. and then hooking up the final wire from your monitor to your Nord Stage 3 inputs. Plug in the power and now turn the piano on first then the turn the monitors on and play away!.

Finally if you want to also hook this all up to your Mac use the USB Cable that came with the Stage 3 and connect it to you your USB port on the Mac.

Then Download the Mac Stage 3 Software from Nord its free but you need a Nord for it work.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Best Docking Station for Your MacBook Pro Laptop USB-C

IOGEAR USB-C Compact Docking Station with Power Delivery Pass-Thru - dockin

Mfg.Part: GUD3C03 
Great for network, HDMI, Mini Display port and 3 USB ports - works great for many uses - Connect your Mac to your HD TV and get great resolution. You may need 2 of these if you have 2 very High res monitors.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Where can I download the full Catalina Mac OS 10.15

Open the terminal in your utilities folder and run this command by pasting it in the terminal

softwareupdate --fetch-full-installer --full-installer-version 10.15.7

When completed you find the installer in your applications folder

Monday, November 2, 2020

How to send and receive your messages on all your Apple Devices - Iphone, Ipad and Mac and Sync them


How to get your Mac to show all your Iphone Texts

Text Message Forwarding, allows you to have all your text messages that you send and receive on your iPhone also appear on your Mac and iPad, and keep them in sync. Then you can continue the conversation from any device you want.

How to set up text message forwarding

  1. On your iPhone, iPad, go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive. On your Mac, open Messages, choose Messages > Preferences, then click iMessage. Make sure that you're signed in to iMessage with the same Apple ID on all your devices.

  1. On your iPhone, select Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding.

  1. Choose which devices you want to send and receive text messages from your iPhone, a verification code appears on each of your other devices: enter that code on your iPhone.
  2. As long as your iPhone is turned on and connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network, new SMS/MMS texts can be sent and received on the devices that you added.

iCloud now keeps your entire messages history updated and available on all your devices — even when you set up a new device.

Friday, October 9, 2020

How to cancel your Apple subscriptions on your Mac, Iphone, Apple Watch or Ipad

How to cancel your Apple subscriptions on your Mac, Iphone, Apple Watch or Ipad

Click link below

See or cancel subscriptions

Monday, October 5, 2020

How to completely remove Microsoft Teams from your Mac


Step 1 

Before beginning a complete uninstall be aware this should only be done if you tried re-installing the app and restarting the computer as you will loose a few of your preferences and defaults and will need to login again.

Below is the link to re-download teams so you can reinstall then restart and see if it works, if it doesn't then go to step 2.

Step 2

Open your Application Folder on your Mac, and select the Microsoft Teams app and drag it to the Trash. 

1) Click Go > Go To Folder 

2) Then paste each of the paths below one by one into the field and delete the files in that folder - repeat this process for each of the line items. IF nothing shows up in that folder move on to the next 
you will be doing this 11 times until all the teams files have been deleted.

Here are the deletions needed:

~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams 
~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Application Cache/Cache 
~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/blob_storage 
~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Cache 
~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/databases 
~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/GPUCache 
~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/IndexedDB 
~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Local Storage 
~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/tmp 

If teams is open you will need to quit the Microsoft Teams app - If you can't, go to the go menu and select the utilities then open activity monitor select Microsoft teams and select the X in the upper left 
and force quit.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

iPad not turning on - Hard Reset

Step 1
The device must be turned off, so press and hold Power button and swipe off if you can.

Step 2
Plugin your device to your Mac using your lightning cable.

Step 3
Then press and hold the Home Button and the Power button together for about 10 seconds.

Where is the Home button? - That's the round one on the bottom of your phone
Where is the Power button? - That's the one on the top right of your Ipad not on the side

Step 4
Afterwards 10 seconds release Power button but still hold the Home button.

Step 5 
You should see you Iphone show up on the side bar in your Hardrive window under locations click on it to restore it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

How to activate your on-screen Mac Keyboard (Virtual Keyboard) - High Sierra and Mojave and Catalina

How to activate your on-screen Mac Keyboard (Virtual Keyboard) - High Sierra and Mojave and Catalina

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Top SIRI Commands for IPhone

To send a text messages or call using Siri using your contacts you have to define who you are and who your family and friends are, here are some examples


  • FaceTime my Dad
  • FaceTime (first and last name)
  • Call me (Siri will ask Say your name)
  • Call my Dad is (Siri will ask Say your Dads name)
  • Call my wife is (Siri will ask Say your wife's name)
  • Call my husband (Siri will ask Say your husbands name or select it)
  • Call My brother (Siri will ask- Say your brothers' name)
  • Call my mom (Siri will ask - Say your moms name)
  • Call my boss is (Siri will ask - Say your boss's name)
  • Call my Nephew (Siri will ask What is your Nephew's name - then say it)
  • Call my Niece (Siri will ask What is your Nephew's name - then say it)
  • Call My Doctor (Siri will ask - Say your Doctors name)
•  Add a reminder fro my mothers birthday (say date)


Show me picture from this week

Show me picture from April 29th


  • FaceTime my Mom
  • FaceTime (first and last name)


  • Send a message to Esther
  • Send a message to Sean saying ‘Let’s sign the new record deal tonight'
  • “Send a message to Kerry on her mobile saying ‘I am running late'”
  • “Text my mom and dad saying ‘Let’s have dinner tomorrow evening'”
  • “Text Sharon and Becky saying ‘Where are you?'”
  • “Send a message to 000-000-0000”


  • Siri, Read my new test messages
  • Siri, “Read it again”


  • Siri, “Reply ‘I love you too'”
  • Siri, “Reply ‘I will arrive in 10 minutes'”
  • Siri, “Call him on mobile”


  • “Check my voice mail”
  • “Do I have new voice mail?”
  • “Play my last voice mail”
  • “Play the last voicemail from Pam”
  • “Play voice mail from Kerry”


  • “New email to Sean Combs”
  • “Email Kerry and Lisa and say ‘I am going out of town this weekend'”
  • “Email mom about the trip”
  • “Mail Justin about the concert tickets”


  • “Check email”
  • “Read my last email”
  • “Do I have any new messages?”
  • “Any new email from my boss today?”
  • “Show the email from Kerry yesterday”
  • “Show new mail about the football game”


  • “Reply ‘Hey Kerry, let’s watch Scandal tonight”
  • “Call him at work”


“Read my notifications”


  • “Where is my wife?”
  • “Is my wife at home?”
  • “Where is my Justin?”
  • “Where are all my friends?”
  • “Who is near me?”


See Siri commands related to reminders, manage lists and notes, and set alarms and timers.


  • “Schedule a meeting with Sean tomorrow at 1 PM”
  • “Schedule a conference call with Justin today at 7 PM”
  • “Schedule a meeting about the new acquisition at 1 PM”
  • “schedule meeting about renovations at 2PM tomorrow in the conference room
  • “Set up a meeting at 10 AM”
  • “Set up a meeting with Brian at 11 AM”
  • “New appointment with Andrew Tuesday at noon”
  • “Meet with Kerry at 6”


  • “Reschedule 7 PM meeting to 9 PM”
  • “Reschedule my 10 AM meeting today”
  • “Reschedule my appointment with Dr. Manning to next Monday at 9am”
  • “Move my 2pm meeting to 3:30 PM”
  • “Add Andrew to 3:30 meeting”
  • “Add Alicia to meeting with Andrew”
  • “Cancel the new acquisition meeting”


  • “What’s on my calendar today?
  • “What’s on my calendar tomorrow?
  • “What’s on my calendar for Friday?”
  • “When is my next meeting”
  • “Where is my next meeting?”
  • “When is my next appointment?”
  • “When am I meeting with Justin?”


Most of Apple’s apps support this feature. For example, you can ask Siri to remind you about a web page you’re looking at in Safari, a specific location in Maps, a text message in Messages, a contact card in Contacts, your last edited document in Apple’s office suite, and more.
  • “Remind me about this”
  • “remind me about this in an hour”
  • “Remind me about this when I get home”
  • “Remind me about this when I get to the car”
  • “Remind me about this email Friday at noon”
  • “Remind me about ‘this place’ when I get in the car”


  • “Remind me to check the mailbox”
  • “Remember to stop by the bank”


  • “Remind me to call mom at 7 PM”
  • “Remind me to walk the dogs at 7am tomorrow”
  • “Remind me to leave work at 4 PM”


  • “Remind me to water the flowers when I get home”
  • “Remind me to stop by the dry cleaners when I leave work”
  • “Remember to pick up dry cleaning next Friday”
  • “Remind me to call Kerry when I leave”
  • “Remind me to call Barry when I get to work”


  • “Create note: Door pass code is one two three two”


  • “What time is it?”
  • “What day is it?”
  • “What is today’s date?”
  • “What time is it in New York?”
  • “What time is it in Belgium?”
  • “What’s the date this Friday?”


  • “Set an alarm for 7 AM”
  • “Wake me up tomorrow at 5 AM”
  • “Wake me up on weekdays at 6 AM”
  • “Wake me up on weekends at 10 AM”
  • “Wake me up in 3 hours”
  • “Change my 7 AM alarm to 6:30 AM”
  • “Show all alarms”
  • “Turn off my 6:30 alarm”
  • “Delete my 6:30 alarm”
  • “Turn off all alarms”


  • “Set the timer for 10 minutes”
  • “Show the timer”
  • “Reset the timer”
  • “Stop the timer”
  • “Resume the timer”
  • “Change timer”



  • “Where am I?”
  • “How do I get home?”
  • “Directions to home”
  • “Directions to my Sean’s home”
  • “Take me to my wife”
  • “Show my current location”
  • “Show me Union Station”
  • “Give me public transit directions to the Union Station”
  • “Show me directions from Washington DC to Philadelphia Pennsylvania”
  • “Are we there yet?”
  • “What’s my ETA?”


  • “Show me restaurant information for Cheesecake Factory in Arlington”
  • “Show me reviews for Cheesecake Factory in Arlington”
  • “I need a reservation tonight at Cheesecake Factory tonight”
  • “Show me good seafood restaurants near me”
  • “Table for four in Washington DC Friday Night”


  • “Find pizza near me”
  • “Find coffee near me”
  • “Where’s a good Chinese place around here?”
  • “Find Starbucks near me”
  • “Good Mexican restaurants near me”
  • “What’s the best restaurant in Arlington?”
  • “Find a gas station near me”
  • “I’m running low on gas”
  • “Show me the closest hospital”
  • “I need a good plumber”
  • “Show ATMs near me”
  • “Is there a pharmacy near me?”
  • “I need some aspirin”
  • “Show me the nearest WiFi hotspots”
  • “Find a happy hour nearby”
  • “What time does Burger King close?”
  • “Where’s a good inexpensive place to eat around here?”
  • “Find me a place to eat where I can sit outside”
  • “Where’s a good hair salon?”


  • “What is 71 x 2?”
  • “What is 2 to the 8th power?”
  • “What is the square root of 144?”
  • “What’s an 18% tip on $85?”
  • “What is the tip on $220?”
  • “How much is $100 in Canadian dollars?”
  • “What is 32 degrees Fahrenheit in Celsius?”
  • “How many cups in a liter?”
  • “How many ounces in a cup?”



Here are some Apple Music Siri Commands we have found so far. More to come.
  • “Play Born to Run
  • “Play the number one song right now”
  • “Play the top rock songs now”
  • “Shuffle the top 10 hip-hop songs”
  • “Play the most popular song from June 2014”
  • “Play the song from Selma
  • “Play top song from 1999”
  • “Play Only by Nicki Minaj”
  • “I like this song”
  • “Play my Rock and Roll station”
  • “I want to hear the live version of this song”
  • “Add billy Joel to my library”
  • “Get the new Kendrick Lamar album”
  • “Buy this song”
  • “Add this song to my wish list”


  • “Play Jazz music”
  • “Play exercise playlist”
  • “Play work playlist”
  • “Shuffle my Road Trip playlist”
  • “Play the album ‘The New Classic'”
  • “Play the album ‘The New Classic’ shuffled”
  • “Play Alicia Keys”
  • “Play ‘Love Never Felt So Good'”
  • “Play more songs like this”
  • “Pause music”
  • “Stop music”
  • “Resume music
  • “Skip track”
  • “Play previous track”
  • “What music is playing?”
  • “Hey Siri, what song is this?”
  • “Play Alicia Keys on iTunes radio”
  • “Search for images of cats”

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