Use your Apple TV 4th gen as your Smart Home hub

2017-11-16T16:29:39-07:00May 17, 2017|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

The latest Apple TV (4th generation) can become the centralized place for your smart home devices

Apple TV 4th gen | HomeKit hubSmart devices are a great way to make your life easier, make your home safer, more enjoyable and comfortable.

Although there are a lot of smart devices out there, we found the most convenient ones to be “HomeKit-enabled”. This means they play well with the

Did you know? You can choose the intensity of your iPhone flashlight

2017-11-16T16:29:42-07:00May 5, 2017|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

The iPhone flashlight is a great feature and you can choose its intensity

The flashlight on your iPhone is a feature that has existed for a while now but did you know you can choose its intensity?

What if you needed some help seeing in the dark but didn’t want a super strong flashlight to light up everything around you?

Swipe from the bottom up on your iPhone display to reveal the Control Center.

Use the

Use Night Shift mode on Mac and iPhone to sleep better

2017-11-16T16:29:46-07:00Apr 20, 2017|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

The Night Shift mode helps your eyes enjoy your Apple devices while reducing eye strain and sleeplessness

You’ve probably read it somewhere: the light emitted by our electronic devices triggers reactions in the brain and can create eye strain and sleeplessness.

The Night Shift mode allows to reduce such impact and helps you enjoy your devices at night.

It basically turns your entire display into warmer tones to help your eyes and

Sync your Chrome browser across devices for better efficiency

2017-11-16T16:29:51-07:00Apr 6, 2017|Make your life easier|

Chrome is probably one of the best browsers you can use for a great online experience

Among the fantastic features it offers, logging in with your Gmail address will help you synchronize a myriad of data that will make your life easier.

For a start, it will sync your bookmarks, which means no more trying to keep them up-to-date between you iMac, Macbook Air, iPad and iPhone, they are always up-to-date.

It can also sync

How to make your old iMac faster

2017-11-16T16:29:56-07:00Mar 22, 2017|Invest in yourself, Make your life easier|

You may not need a new iMac!

An SSD drive and more RAM and you’re good to go!

Simply replacing your old mechanical hard drive with an SSD (Solid State Drive) and increasing the RAM can extend the life of your iMac.

Maybe you’ve been struggling to open certain applications like Photos or iMovie or your older iMac is simply getting too painfully slow now…

While adding more RAM can help your iMac multitask better, quite

Using Siri on your Mac

2017-11-16T16:30:04-07:00Mar 8, 2017|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

Did you know Mac OS Sierra has brought Siri on your Mac?

Mac OS Sierra SiriYou can now use your favorite virtual assistant you’ve been accustomed to on your iPhone to help you with numerous tasks on your Mac.

According to this article from Apple, here are just a few examples of the many things that you can ask Siri to do:

  • “Show the PDFs in my Downloads folder”
  • “How much free space

Use widgets on iPhone to boost your efficiency

2017-11-16T16:30:08-07:00Feb 21, 2017|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

Did you know? The widgets are at the swipe of a finger on iPhone

Using widgets can go a long way in helping you become more efficient and productive.

How to access them

Simply raise your iPhone to wake it up or press the home button then swipe right to reveal the widget dashboard.

How to customize the widgets

iPhone widgetsOnce you’ve accessed the widgets by swiping right, you can scroll all the way down to reveal

Apple devices not syncing? Apple IDs all over the place? We can help!

2017-11-16T16:30:13-07:00Feb 15, 2017|Apple Training, Invest in yourself, Make your life easier|

Syncing your Apple devices together is such a wonderful feature but needs to be setup correctly

By syncing your iPhone, iPad, iMac and Macbook Air, the important information such as your contacts, calendars, emails, photos and more will always be up-to-date whichever device you pickup at that moment.

No more entering your contact details on each device or having to transfer photos…

Setting up the sync through your iCloud account can go a long way in helping

Clear your browser’s cache for a better online experience

2017-11-16T16:30:21-07:00Jan 19, 2017|Make your life easier|

View websites as they’ve been designed and load web pages faster

Your web browser, regardless of the device you use (computer, smartphone, tablet…) gets clogged up with many temporary files that can accumulate pretty quickly.

Clear your browser's cache for a better online experienceAlthough this feature helps you load web pages of the same website faster as it has downloaded many components it can now

Touch or Press to unlock your iPhone?

2017-11-16T16:30:34-07:00Dec 1, 2016|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

With the new home button on iPhone 7, you can choose how to unlock it, your way

iphone-7The new home button on iPhone 7 is not a real mechanical button, it’s a “software” one.

This has helped Apple make the iPhone thinner with fewer parts under the home button.

Now that it can do both the “press” and “touch” to unlock your iPhone, which one do you prefer?

By default, you now have to press

Reachability or the art of making your life easier on iPhone

2017-11-16T16:30:37-07:00Oct 26, 2016|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

With iPhones getting larger and taller, it’s not always easy to reach a menu items at the top of the display with only one hand

reachability-or-the-art-of-making-your-life-easier-on-iphoneFortunately, Apple has thought about it (thank you guys, you rock!) and they’ve designed the “reachability”.

What is it, you ask?

I’m glad your curiosity has been piqued…

Let’s take an example.

You’re reading emails on an iPhone 7 (because you had to have it obviously) and you’d like to go back

How to use Apple Pay on iPhone

2017-11-16T16:30:42-07:00Oct 5, 2016|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

Apple Pay is a very convenient and secure way to pay for your purchases without carrying your wallet around

Apple PayYou probably have tried “tapping” your credit card on some merchants readers for the ease of paying without signing or entering your PIN.

As long as you have an eligible device, you can use it to enter your credit/debit/reward cards to use them with your iPhone.

Security

Compared to tapping a credit card on

How and when to use the “Do not disturb” mode on iPhone

2020-10-14T18:40:04-06:00Sep 7, 2016|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

The “Do not disturb” mode is a great tool for silencing notifications and calls while letting important ones come in

do-not-disturbLet’s say you’re in a meeting and you’re expecting a call from your pregnant wife who’s almost due.

You let your clients know that if she calls, you’ll have to leave the meeting right away and they obviously understand the situation.

But if you leave your iPhone “on”, any incoming calls will ring and bother you and

Still using Powerpoint or Keynote for your presentations? Meet Prezi!

2017-11-16T16:30:50-07:00Sep 1, 2016|Make your life easier|

Discover how Prezi can help you create stunning, dynamic and engaging presentations

Most of us need to present some kind of data to a group of people from time to time.

Still using Powerpoint or Keynote for your presentations? Meet Prezi!Be it the quarterly results of your sales department, your promotion/sale process as a realtor or a nutrition workshop on the benefits of

Easily create links in WordPress

2017-11-16T16:31:04-07:00Jun 23, 2016|Make your life easier, WordPress|

Creating links to other relevant content can add value to your audience

Easily create links in WordPress | Calgary WordPress ExpertYou’re probably used to highlighting a word or sentence, clicking the link icon and pasting your URL to make it happen, right?

What if you could do that easier and faster?

When you’ve copied your URL, simply highlight the word or sentence you wish to turn into

How to send a voice message on iPhone instead of typing it

2017-11-16T16:31:09-07:00Jun 10, 2016|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

Just speak your message instead of typing it!

Let’s say you’re walking in the street and you need to text someone. From all the surveys you read about the dangers of texting while walking, you probably don’t want to run into someone else, or worse, into a moving vehicle…

Speak it, don’t type it!

How to send a voice message on iPhone instead of typing
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Customize your repeat event in Calendar on Mac

2017-11-16T16:31:15-07:00May 27, 2016|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

What if your event requires a custom repeat, like every first wednesday of the month?

You probably have used the repeat feature on the Calendar on Mac but have you noticed that you could customized it?

I just added an event that needs to repeat every first wednesday of the month and this feature helped me do just that!

How to customize your repeat event

Customize your repeat event in Calendar on MacSimply double-click the

Frozen app on Mac? Use “Force Quit” to solve it!

2017-11-16T16:31:17-07:00May 4, 2016|Apple Training, Make your life easier|

Apple computers are really well designed but not flawless

Sometimes apps freeze and the dreaded “beachball” starts spinning…

What do you do then?

Frozen app on Mac? Use "Force Quit" to solve it! | Apple TipsWell, you could simply wait for a few seconds to see if the Mac resolves the issue itself and goes back to normal.

What if the beachball keeps

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