Tech Tip 023 – macOS – Block your webcam

You could disable your webcam on your mac laptop or desktop by opening the Terminal app and copying/pasting the following five lines of code: sudo chmod a-r /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreMediaIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/VDC.plugin/Contents/MacOS/VDC sudo chmod a-r /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreMediaIOServicesPrivate.framework/Versions/A/Resources/AVC.plugin/Contents/MacOS/AVC sudo chmod a-r /System/Library/QuickTime/QuickTimeUSBVDCDigitizer.component/Contents/MacOS/QuickTimeUSBVDCDigitizer sudo chmod a-r /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/AppleCamera.plugin/Contents/MacOS/AppleCamera sudo […]

Tech Tip 022 – Search within Google Chrome

In Google Chrome, highlight a word or phrase that you want to search Google with, right-click (or control-click for Mac users) and select Search for. A Google search page tab will then launch with your highlighted word or phrase, hopefully saving you […]

Tech Tip 021 – macOS – Disable Notifications

If you need some uninterrupted time while working on your Mac desktop, hold down the option key then click the three horizontal lines in the upper-right corner of your screen. These lines should change color from white to gray. Option-click […]

Tech Tip 019 – macOS – Window Arrangement

Windows users have ways to organize multiple windows on their desktop. Mac desktop users can also enjoy organized window layouts with a helpful app called Magnet. It costs a buck in the App Store. Simply drag a window to the side, […]

Tech Tip 018 – Outlook Archive Bucket

Creating an Archive folder in Outlook allows you to store all processed emails in your inbox without having to delete and eliminate them. This will create a slimmer inbox, easier for your brain to focus on the new items to […]

Tech Tip 016 – Google Chrome – Stop YouTube ads

Those advertisements that play before our intended Youtube videos are often louder, irrelevant, and annoying. Install AdBlock for Youtube, a free extension available in the Google Chrome Webstore, and continue your online video enjoyment without delays.