Your wireless printer is like a canary in a coal mine for your wifi system.
Wireless printers like a canary in a coal mine. It will be the first thing to act up if your wifi router is not working well. If your wireless printer is not printing, a quick reboot of both the printer and wireless router may help. The printer has its own little operating system, so be sure to understand how to check for firmware updates and do so on a quarterly basis or when the printer is having an issue. If you have an inkjet, understand how to clean the print heads and perform other maintenance that is required to ensure the printer will print with high quality.
Asheville Digital Lifestyle can do a checkup on your printer whenever we come out to help you. An on-site checkup is always the best way to troubleshoot a recalcitrant printer. However, if you are looking for remote help for your printer, the manufacturer may be able to guide you through some basic problem solving at no cost.
Catalina is here! Don't hurry, some of your apps won't work.
Your 32-bit apps will not work in the new Catalina OS. Photo by Apple
MacOS Catalina has been released! As with all major Mac updates, it’s not a bad idea to wait a month or two to install the update. This will also give you time to check to see which of your apps may need an update to work in Catalina, since this release includes major changes under the hood. Some older apps are considered “32 bit” which means they will not work at all in the new Mac operating system.
How do you check to see which of your apps may not make the cut? Click here to find out. Some apps that are 64 bit may also have trouble in Catalina if they have not been recently updated by their developer.
Still not sure if your apps will work in Catalina? We can take the guesswork out of this via a remote or in person session. Click here to make an appointment.
ADL Tech Tip: Bring back a closed tab
Do you know how easy it is to reclaim an accidentally closed tab? On PCs, simply press Ctrl + Shift + T to reopen the most recently closed tab and get back to what you were doing. On Macs it's Cmd + Shift + T.
Jensen Gelfond is the Founder of Asheville Digital Lifestyle. He helps people use their technology more effectively and joyfully.