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Unique and Free Way to Securely Manage Passwords on Your Mac

Your Mac has all the necessary apps to make a secure, free password manager – one that’s easy to use and maintain. Being able to “copy and paste” and “cut and paste” was all I needed to build my own secure password manager. I have tried several password manager apps and found them lacking in several areas. They don’t work the same way for each site. One used multiple copy and paste efforts just to work, and another was hacked – it could happen again!

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Reduce PDF File Size and Control Quality for FREE With Standard macOS Tools

You have a high-resolution multi-page PDF document, but its file size is too large to share easily. How do you reduce the file size before you send it off? If you aren't too keen on installing and paying for additional software or uploading your document to some web site, there is a way to easily do this on your Mac with tools that come standard in macOS.

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Self-Confessed Hacker Builds Mac Workstation in Refugee Camp

OWC Senior Software Engineer, George Rath, shares his story about how a Mac 512K he pieced together in a refugee camp changed his life after fleeing Communist-controlled Hungary. At the age of 26-27, I used to be a known Russian...

Best Collaborative Tools for Remote Work, and How to Download Them

If you work with a tight-knit group that was often bouncing around ideas pre-COVID shutdown, it can be hard to translate that group mentality outside of the physical office space. However, there are some tools available to help you work together with your co-workers. It might not be the exact same as being side-by-side in person, but the results will leave you feeling connected despite your remote location. Here are some great collaborative tools to incorporate into your team's workflow.

Business Continuity Backups

As a professional photographer for over 15 years, I have generated an image archive that consumes nearly 20 terabytes of drive space. Although I go to great lengths to ensure this data is safe and backed up to multiple on-site and off-site locations, it’s far from being the only thing happening in my daily backup routine. In this post, I want to talk about what I refer to as business continuity backups. These are backups that are a part of my daily, automated backup routine, and they are specifically created with business continuity in mind.

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10 Ways to Reuse an Old iPad

So, you've upgraded your iPad, and your old one isn't selling. You don't want to toss it in the trash, but it doesn't seem like it's good for much anymore. What good could a spare iPad, do you? Let's look at the 10 most popular ways to reuse an old iPad.

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