How to go to the next line on Slack without sending your message

2020-06-25T17:33:53-06:00Jun 25, 2020|Great Technology, Make your life easier|

Slack has become a collaboration tool we can’t work without at Creative Elements Consulting, it’s so well designed, it saves us a lot of resources!

But how many times were you writing a message and wanted to structure it better by going to the next line but pressing “Enter” or “Return” simply sent it?

Frustrating eh?

Guess what, there’s a simple solution!

When you want to format your message a bit better and add a few more lines of text to enhance a bullet

What is a VPN and why you should use it

2019-06-24T10:04:34-06:00Jun 24, 2019|Great Technology, Make your life easier|

A VPN is a Virtual Private Network and is essentially used for 2 main objectives: securing your internet connection and to circumvent geo-restrictions and censorship.

When you access the internet from anywhere in the world without a VPN, your connection to any websites you visit may not be private.

It may be secure if you see the “Secure” or “Https” on the address bar of your browser but not necessarily private, these are two different concepts.

While it’s important to ensure your connection

How to import bookmarks from Safari to Google Chrome

2019-03-27T15:32:44-06:00Mar 27, 2019|Make your life easier, WordPress|

You may have decided to switch from Safari to Google Chrome for a better online experience

Don’t get us wrong, we love Safari and everything Apple but in terms of online performance and web browsing (we design WordPress websites after all), we have come to the conclusion that Google Chrome offers the best online experience and performance in our opinion.

Now, if you’ve been using Safari for a while now, does that mean you’re going to lose all of your carefully

Did you know? Your iPhone has a magnifier to help you see things better

2019-02-21T12:39:20-07:00Feb 21, 2019|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

Sometimes, regardless of age, text on a newspaper, book or magazine is a bit too small for our eyes…

Did you know your iPhone has a magnifier to help you see better?

To activate it, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Magnifier and turn it “on”.

Now, back to using your iPhone, when you stumble upon text too small to read or simply an item you may want to magnify to view better, simply triple-click the side button of your iPhone

How to use “Selective Sync” between your Mac and Dropbox

2018-10-24T15:48:39-06:00Oct 24, 2018|Make your life easier|

“Selective Sync” allows you to choose which folders should sync with your Mac.

Perhaps you’re using a Map laptop and don’t have a very large capacity hard drive and don’t want to sync every single Dropbox folder.

The “selective sync” allows you to choose which folders or subfolders you can let the “desktop sync” app sync automatically on your behalf and which should only be accessible while logging to your Dropbox account online.

Let’s say you’re working on a specific project that will

How to simplify your WordPress screen options

2018-07-18T15:06:27-06:00Jul 18, 2018|Make your life easier, WordPress|

When you write a post on your WordPress website, your page will display a lot of screen options like the publish box, the categories, comments, authors, and plenty of other items.

How to simplify your screen and show only what you need

  1. Create a new “Post” or “Page” on your WordPress website
  2. Click the “Screen Options” on the top right corner
  3. Check or uncheck what options you want to see

That’s it, you’ve now optimized your workspace to only show the sections

How to pickup where you’ve left off on Chrome browser using another device

2018-07-11T09:56:42-06:00Jul 11, 2018|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

For Mac users, you can already pickup any website you were visiting on another one of your devices using Safari.

But what if you prefer (like us) to use the Google Chrome browser?

When you use Safari on your Apple devices such as an iMac, Macbook Air, iPad and iPhone, as long as they’re all connected to the same iCloud Apple ID, they will share your Safari browsing history so you can continue reading this article on your iPhone even though you’ve

How to use the Google Directions widget on iPhone to get directions right away

2021-05-05T15:38:56-06:00Jun 6, 2018|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

Want to get directions to your next destination quickly?

Use the “Google Directions” widget on iPhone to save time!

UPDATED FOR iOS 14.5.1 (May 5, 2021):

You can access your widgets by unlocking your iPhone then swiping right from your main home screen on iPhone.

To edit your widgets and customize what matters to you most, simply scroll all the way down, tap “Edit” then click scroll down to tap “Customize”.

Click the green “+” to add a widget and the red “-” to remove

How to show text under button icons in Mail on Mac

2020-08-12T14:35:20-06:00May 23, 2018|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

Did you know you can make your life easier by showing the name of each of the button icons on the toolbar on your Mail app on Mac?

  1. Open the Mail app on your Mac
  2. Click “View” > “Customize Toolbar”
  3. On the bottom-left corner, click the drop-down menu and select “Icon and Text”

That’s it, you can now see what each button icon does on your toolbar!

While you’re at it, explore the other

How to share screen using the Messages app on Mac

2018-04-25T19:16:19-06:00Apr 25, 2018|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

Did you know? You can share your screen using Messages on Mac!

How to share your screen:

  1. Open the Messages app on your Mac
  2. Select the person you want to share with in the Messages on the sidebar on the left, then click Details on the top-right corner
  3. If the person you want to share the screen with isn’t in the left sidebar, send them a message first.
  4. Click the Screen Share button (two blue rectangles in a white circle under

How to quickly switch what device your iPhone plays music to

2018-03-28T18:53:17-06:00Mar 28, 2018|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

Playing music from your iPhone to a plethora of devices is such a great feature that makes your life easier.

How do you quickly switch which device your iPhone plays music to?

Instead of fiddling around the Music app on your iPhone, simply swipe from the bottom up to reveal the control center then tap the little waves icon on the top right corner of the “Music” tile.

This will show you a list of devices around you, ready to play the music

How to choose the double-tap action on Apple AirPods

2018-02-01T18:58:21-07:00Feb 1, 2018|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

You can choose what action a double-tap on an AirPod should trigger

When you’re wearing your AirPods, you may want to use the double-tap to make the most out of them.

Did you know you can choose among the following actions to trigger?

  • Siri
  • Play/Pause
  • Next Track
  • Previous Track
  • Off

Let’s say you’re mostly wearing the left AirPod to make phone calls.

In that case, setting up the “Siri” action as the double-tap on such AirPod

How to choose your preferred way to “right click” on Mac

2017-12-13T09:54:07-07:00Dec 13, 2017|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

“Right Clicking” is something we do multiple times a day on a computer but did you know you can choose your preferred way on Mac?

With the “Magic Mouse”:

If you’re using an iMac or a Macbook with a Magic Mouse, you can configure the right click to be on the right side or the left side of the mouse.

Although the mouse doesn’t have 2 “physical” separate buttons, it will know if your finger is on the right or the left.

If you’re

How to move an event in the Mac Calendar precisely to the minute

2017-11-29T08:45:09-07:00Nov 29, 2017|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

Although you’ve been using your Mac Calendar for a while, you may not know this trick…

Did you know you can make your life even easier by moving your event precisely to the minute like 10.35am for example, instead of being bound by the default 15 minutes increments?

Instead of having to enter the event to edit it and typing the exact time that matters to you, hold SHIFT while dragging your event

How to design a fantastic email signature

2017-11-16T16:29:09-07:00Oct 11, 2017|Design, Make your life easier|

Let’s face it: you probably have tried to design your own signature and it looks pretty bad…

Did you know you can create a fantastic email signature that looks professional across your devices?

Did you also know that a great email signature can help you boost sales?

What should a great email signature include?

  • name
  • photo or company’s logo
  • position
  • company’s name
  • phone number
  • email address
  • website URL
  • social media icons that link to

How to move the pointer one word at a time in a sentence on Mac

2017-11-16T16:29:16-07:00Sep 14, 2017|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

Another keyboard shortcut to make your life easier!

When you write a document on a Mac, whether you use Microsoft Word or Apple Pages, there are two keyboard shortcuts that can make things a little easier for you:

1-Move the pointer quickly to the end of a sentence:

Simply use Command + the right arrow on your keyboard to go quickly to the end of a sentence to either correct something or to keep

How to “undo” typing on iPhone

2017-11-16T16:29:24-07:00Aug 22, 2017|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

Sometimes you need to “undo” some typing or “undo” deleting an email on iPhone, how do you do this?

While writing a text message or an email, sometimes you will, like on a computer, need to undo the latest changes you’ve performed.

Or maybe you’ve just swiped left to delete an email you actually didn’t want to delete.

Well, you can actually “undo” on iPhone too!

It’s actually very simple and fun…

To check if it’s on, go to Settings > General > Accessibility >

Use 3D Touch with your Camera app on iPhone to shoot quicker

2017-11-16T16:29:26-07:00Aug 19, 2017|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

When taking a photo on an iPhone, accessing the Photo app needs to be as quick as possible to capture the moment.

Did you know that using 3D Touch on the Photo app provides you with 4 options to get to your desired mode faster?

First of all, to reveal the Photo app faster, we recommend using the Control Centre by swiping from the bottom up from outside the screen.

Once revealed, 3D Touch the

Setup an efficient workflow to design your WordPress website

2017-11-16T16:29:28-07:00Aug 2, 2017|Make your life easier, WordPress|

Designing a WordPress website takes time, creativity and patience.

Did you know you can make your life easier by creating an efficient workflow while designing it?

Most people tend to save/update the page they’re working on then using the same browser tab/window to view the results of their changes on the “live” website.

The problem with this workflow is the waste of time leaving the backend of your WordPress website to check the way your

Want more privacy on your Mac? Know how to patch your camera

2017-11-16T16:29:34-07:00Jun 21, 2017|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

Even with the highest amount of security and the best passwords, you could still face a camera hack on your Mac that would leave you exposed…

Many of us decide to patch the camera with some kind of “sticky” or tape or anything available.

But are you sure you’ve done it well?

Depending on your Mac model, such as the Macbook Air, the microphone and the ambient light sensors are located on the left and

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