WiFi signals have to travel through air and physical barriers. The further the distance the weaker the signal and slower the connection. When the radio signals hit obstacles like walls, furniture, appliances, etc. the quality of the WiFi connection will degrade rapidly.Read More
EMP proof network
While remodeling our new home, I took the opportunity to install network cables throughout the entire house, outside office and backyard. I installed multiple Cat6A SSTP/SFTP shielded network wires to every room in the house plus some other locations for security camera's and WiFi access points. Why still use old fashioned copper wiring?Read More
We have moved to Santa Barbara.
Dedicated Mac iT services in Santa BarbaraRead More
The indictments filed on July 13 by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller reveal an astonishing amount of detail about the Russian hackers.
In hindsight, the complete hack of the DNC starts with an email containing a link to a spoofed website asking the user to reset the password.
Apple dropped the ball by discontinuing the Apple Airport WiFi routers. A fast and reliable internet connection is the backbone of all our computers, smartphones and tabletRead More
Google Mesh WiFi system for a large historic houseRead More
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Many people have been asking why Messages don't sync across devices. For example, deleting a conversation on your iPhone doesn't' make it go away on your Mac and iPad.
Almost a year ago Apple promised that this feature would soon be available. Now a few days shie of the annual WWDC conference where they announced it a year ago it is available!
In order to enable the Messages to sync through iCloud, you need to have all your devices on the current operating system 10.13.5 for Mac and iOS 11.4 for iPhone and iPad.
To enable Messages sync on your iPhone or iPad you have to:
- Open Preferences
- Select your Apple iD at the top of the screen
- Select iCloud
- Messages turn on by turning it green
Enable Messages sync on your Mac:
- Open Messages
- Check "Enable Messages in iCloud"
- It will take a few minutes for the messages to load and synchronize
MacOS upgrade to 10.13.5 is big, please give it time to install. Once the installation starts the screen will turn dark with no indication what is happening. Just walk away and don't interrupt the update. As alway's have a current backup before updating your computers.
Show a message on the login screen so that after you turn on the computer, you can show your name and number on the login screen.Read More