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It’s not often you’d relate car parts to business tools, but I’m going to try. You see, building a car takes time and a lot of patients, so it’s relatable.
It’s great to having a comfort zone. But in a business having that place could be costly. Getting out of that zone should be your number one objective.
One of the best things you could ever do is to learn something new. The second is to hire a professional to that’s help you save time, money and headaches.
You’ll find that after using a third-party app for your note-taking, you’ll eventually revert back to the true, tried and fully tested Apple Notes.
Why do I use Apple Notes as one of the main apps to run my business? Because of simplicity and how I can ‘mould’ it into anything I need.
With the Apple WWDC conference next week announcing new stuff, we have to ask ourselves, do we really need new hardware every year?
I love to have the least possible apps on my iPhone screen as possible. While without impeding what needs to be done during the day.
Sometimes we need to get a third-party app to get our work done. However, using the stock Apple apps can be easier and save you time and money.
My latest iPhone home screen is an extension of how I feel. Currently, the theme is less work and more practical and social.
I often talk about data safety and how to store your data reliably, and in today’s video, I’ll tell you a short story about a friend’s data woes and how you can avoid the same issue.
The Apple ecosystem is great, but sometimes we need a device to do some work. And I feel an iPad isn’t the best device to reach for that task.
You don't have to have all the apps in the world at your figure tips. You just need the ones you often use that help you progress throughout the day.
Having a pleasant, tidy environment to work in is one of the best things you could gif yourself. However, many don’t adhere to this regarding their tech, specifically their Apple and Mac systems.
Apple released iOS16 last night, and many things changed in the system. This annoyed me a little, but it got easier once I started to adapt to the new features. But like many others, I found it hard to adjust when I initially upgraded.
The fewer places you have to hunt for information, the more productive you will be. This simple idea can turn any business with the right tools be a powerhouse of efficiency. For me, I use (link: https://macjunky.link/daylite?ref=kiakamgar.com text: Daylite) to make that happen.
Having a Mac that’s secure is always a good thing. So when I read an article about how Apple is going beyond just securing your device and data by enabling their macOS system to do more, it got me excited!
Not long ago, Daylite released their Board view for Opportunities, and I love how they've integrated it into the workflow.
There are many reasons why your Mac will be slow or not boot at all. But one of the common reasons is that it’s running out of space. Did the Apple Store Genius tell you that iCloud could help? Uh oh! Watch this to learn more.
Having a password manager is one of the best ways to help keep your privacy and security in check. But what one is best for you and why? In this video, I’ll go over some of the best options available.
Inbox zero is great, but if you’re only doing it for the aesthetics, you do not understand the whole issue. My mistake has been not explaining what it means when I post screenshots of my email window on Twitter.
See, you really don't need a lot of tools, apps and services to run a successful business. This is my current Mac Dock.
Getting the most out of your Mac, whether it’s for your own personal use or using it in your business, you need to make sure you’re using it to the fullest to help you get what you need to be done, quicker and easier.
Using Apple Mail is easier when you use it simply. Email is the simplest tool in your toolbox, but over the years, I’ve found many making it more complicated than it needs to be. So I’m going to show you how not using folders will help.
There are many ways you can keep your Apple Mac secure. In this video, I’ll go through the most important and give some tips on how to keep your data safe, secure and away from prying eyes.
The only app, or service, you will never be able to be without is email. And on the Apple Mac, the only app that works best is Apple Mail due to its power of simplicity and the ‘it just works’ ethos.
Keeping our data and passwords safe is vital in today’s world. We live online, so whether we like it or not, we need to sure our data is safe should be as important as keeping our keys and wallets safe when we’re out and about.
Making videos is hard. Making daily videos is even harder. So to make that process easier on yourself, you need to use the tools that make your life simpler. For me, I use Ecamm Live to help me record the raw material.
Getting your email organised can be a nightmare. But what if you could use a CRM in your business to track any email you receive? Whether it's for a client, a project or a lead. Wouldn’t that make your life so much simpler?
With many SaaS apps and services, you need the internet to function as a business. But what if you’re away or most of the time you work remotely and have no access to the internet?
After being away on my road trip, I thought it was time to switch it up a little and show you my latest Mac Dock setup.
Are you interested in me making more ‘how to’ type videos? For me, my videos are about simplicity. And making sure my viewers and clients benefit from my ideas and thoughts.
It’s not always necessary to go out and buy a bunch of software to run your business. You already have Apple devices with a tonne of software you could use.
Since last week’s Apple WWDC many have been talking about Apple ‘killing’ the password. Now, this could be true, as the PassKey system looks pretty convenient, but at what cost, and is it safe?
Every year Apple puts on a show called the WWDC for developers. And it previews the next operating systems for their devices. This year, it seems, they’re pushing into the productivity space.
It's always good to have your iPhone setup correctly when you're going on a long road trip
When I say I use no tags in my task manager, I really do mean no tags whatsoever! You don't need tags to get stuff done. You only need the right system and app to help you achieve anything you need.
When you buy a new hard drive, make sure you buy a second one so you can back up your data.
It's not hard to have a clean and clutter-free workspace. You just need to de-clutter and squash bad habits. This is my desktop and Spaces.
As you know, I don't use a conventional CRM for my business. Yeah, sacrilege if you're running a business! Yet, I've always been able to keep up with my clients and leads with no issues.
Here's my Mac dock. Simple. On point. And very, very versatile. What's in your dock? I'd be interested to know.
Yesterday I spoke about being able to work when you're offline when you don't have an internet connection because I was on holiday, a lot of people are on holiday and they can't always work without the internet. Things like Google Drive and Dropbox, stuff like that.
We all love human interaction. The warmth of the voice, the glee we feel when we're wanted. But at what cost?!
If you give access to something you don’t understand, then yes, your Mac might get a virus. However, if you’re vigilant and know what or who is asking to access your Mac, then you’ll be safe.
There’s one feature on your Mac that doesn’t get talked about, and that’s FileVault. It’s a feature built into your Mac that can keep your Mac data secure and safe, in this video, I’ll explain how you can activate it.
Just by using email, you could be leaking a ton of personal information that you’re not aware of. Stopping these email trackers is one thing that you need to be thinking about and taking very seriously.
The best way to stay safe and secure is to make sure you never reuse your password. It doesn’t matter if you put an extra digit at the end, or adding a number, if your passwords are similar you may still run the risk of being hacked.
Keeping your passwords safe should be high on your list when it comes to your tech. Unfortunately, I’ve seen some very inventing, alas not so secure, ways my clients file their passwords.
Help is available if we know what the issue is and how to resolve it together. Unfortunately, it seems that some don’t know where things are, so it makes it really difficult to fix what needs to be done simply.
Many make the mistake of thinking that just having data on iCloud that it's 'backed up' but that's far from the truth. So I'll be going over the best ways to back up your data, so everything is safe and sound.
There are many things Apple doesn’t do right, but now and again they pull through, and being friendly and smiling will always help you get them on your side. So there was good news for me when I visited the Apple store yesterday!
For the past few years, Apple has created smaller MacBooks; with that, the SSDs have also gotten smaller. But now the SSD, RAM and CPU are on one chip, so if your Mac dies, your data does too!
Many make the mistake of thinking that just using iCloud will save them from data loss. This is a huge mistake. iCloud is a syncing service and not a backup service.
Losing your Mac is hard, but losing your data is unimaginable. On Friday, My brand new MacBook Air M1 died on me and even though I was initially angry, frustrated and upset, I realised that my data was safe!
Livestream on December 15, 2020, at 13:00 talking about the Apple M1 MacBook Air and Tech Minimalism.
Last week I wrote about how to simplify your desktop. This week, I’ll be walking through my iPhone setup and showing you it’s also possible to simplify that too.
Finally was able to get access to my MacJunky YouTube channel. Long story, so I won't bore you with the details.
I may sound like a broken record about backing up your data, but it’s so important. So today I’ll bring you a sad story about a client’s data loss after they didn’t implement the advice I gave them three months ago.
Your email app and workflow should be as boring as you can make it. Why? Because having a boring email experience will make you do what you need to do with your email and get out as soon as possible.
Losing your MacBook is not fun, but you can replace it. It’s the data that’s more important and something you need to think about more. Here’s a story of one of my clients.
Your Mac is only as happy as how you treat it. So if it gets infected with a virus or you find some malware on it, it's probably you that caused it.
Buying a new Apple device can be daunting, and buying a second-hand device can be even more so. But one thing that often gets missed out when looking for a device is its age.
So, how is your Mac doing? This week, I've already had two clients of mine with the same issue: Slow Mac! In this episode I walk through why your Mac might be running slow, and how to resolve it so you can have a new fresh Mac back on your desk... or lap ;-)
In today’s video, I’ll go over how I use Apple Mail, Things 3 and Basecamp in my workflow. This is how they help me get to inbox zero with my email, have my ‘assistant’ (Things 3) to notify me of what needs to be done, and how I use Basecamp with my clients and email info organisation.
I had a question via my site about how to use emails with a task manager, however, I never got a name or any contact details, so I thought I’d make a video to explain it.
In yesterday’s episode, I went over how to organise your messy email with a Task or Project Manager, but I’ve been getting messages as to how one should do it. In today’s episode, I’ll go over how you should be doing this.
How many times do I have to talk about backing up in my episodes? Well, I’ll keep doing it until I make people understand how important it is and that they don’t need to lose data if only they did things properly.
I was asked to do an episode on the apps I use on my iPhone and how it’s all set up, so here you go.
The number of times I have a client who gets annoyed they have a virus, been hacked or have malware infecting their Macs is getting beyond stupid. However, when you ask them if they have a password manager to keep their digital life safe, they all pretty much have the same answer… No!
After analysing my folder structure, I found there was something I wasn’t able to do. But after taking a step back and looking at what I needed to accomplish, I found that Apple had a fantastic feature that I have overlooked all these years… TAGS!
I’ve started seeing a ton of videos online about using a calendar and ditching your task manager by so-called productivity gurus, and it’s annoying the hell out of me. So I thought I’d respond with what I think is wrong with that so-called great idea!
I’m often asked about file organisation on iCloud and on my client’s Macs, so in today's epidote, I walk through my system and show you my personal framework on file organisation that should help you get more organised.
I’m still seeing people use iCloud as a backup solution and it’s a big mistake! In this episode, I’ll go through my thoughts on iCloud. Also, give you tips on how to back up the data on your Mac and your iCloud account.
Finding the right tool is paramount to getting things done thought your life or business, so when it was time to re-organise my workflow and framework, I stripped it all back and decided to go back to simplify.
If you're fighting with your Mac and fed up with not having a good system that just works, then this is going to help. In this 2-hour session, we'll go over your current system together and issues and find a way to minimise your tech frustrations and maximise your Mac organisation!
It's not an easy task to leave your comfort zone, but you'll be glad you did and wish you did it earlier. In today's episode, I share my story of leaving my comfort zone and changing how MacJunky, as a business, is now succeeding in a slightly different area of business due to me making a leap of faith and leaving my comfort zone for the better!
A lot of my clients tend to get frustrated with their Macs and the Tech they have, but often it’s self-inflicted. In this episode, I explain what I mean and give you some tips on how to utilise your technology for the better.
In a conversation with a friend of mine yesterday the topic of data storage and how cloud services like iCloud Drive, G Suite & Dropbox should be used. The issue that came up was backing up all the data and the best way to use them to get organised.
How nice would it be to have an email mailbox that's always organised, simplified & easy to use? Well, in this video, I go through my email app so you can see how easy it is to fix your mailbox woes and have an 'inbox-zero' every day!
Just got back from a client where his ‘Data’ hard drive with his Photo library has an issue. But in haste, he had copied his library to his external hard drive, but now that has an issue, he has no backup! Backing up should be at the top of your list when it comes to data, so make sure it’s all backed up and safe.
Today’s video comes to you from a client’s location. They’re having issues with their iMac, so call me to help them resolve it. However, the system is corrupt, and we need to get the data from a backup so we can restore it for them. And in this video, I will explain how best to set up your Mac and make sure your data is safe, secure and available to you at all times.
Yep, my iPhone and the apps I use on it are just as simple as everything else I do. How simple? Well, this video explains how and what apps I use to make my life easier. How many apps do you have on your iPhone?
Are you frustrated with your data being all over the place and don't know whether it’s backed up, archived or on your Mac? Yeah, I hear this a lot! In today's video, I go through the differences between the three and how to avoid headaches. How do you organise your data? Do you know the differences between your working files, your backup and your archive?
Livestream on November 4, 2019
In this week’s live stream, I'll be going through the new macOS Catalina (10.15) update and how it could impact you and the apps (and Mac!) you use. Should you upgrade, wait, or do a 'clean install' we'll go through it all!
Backing up your Mac and data should be really high on your 'tech' list. We all have data that needs to be safe and secure.
We all have to use email, we also have to keep them archived for future reference and available to us where ever we are. Simplifying your email storage so you don't have to keep moving it over and over again is actually quite simple. In this video, I go through different email systems and why using an online service works better for email storage.
Over the years I've helped clients move from one Mac to another, one service to another and even transferred email data to G Suite. One thing I've found with doing this type of project is that there seems to be this 'need' for tons and tons of folders! In this video I show how you why you should stop using folders within your email and give you some ideas on what to do to best free up your time. If you have any questions, please do contact me. I can also help you move your email over to G Suite for better structuring & ease of use.
Working remotely is possible, and it’s insanely easy if you’ve set up the right system. In this video, I go through my workflow on the iPhone while I relax in the park with Woof!
Have you ever been frustrated with your email and wondered how you could fix it? Well, this is the video for you!
I've been asked several times by people who've seen my iPhone about how simply I've set it up. So I thought I'd make a video and see if you'd get any ideas about how you might be able to simplify yours.
If you're fighting with your files, folders, and general organisation on your Mac, then this is the video for you. It's quite easy to keep things in place, you just need to have the right system, and then your worry about lost documents will be over.