Share Files with AirDrop Between an Older Mac and a Newer One with This Setting

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Share Files with AirDrop Between an Older Mac and a Newer One with This Setting

AirDrop is one of the simplest ways to share files in OS X, but it doesn’t work well between different versions of OS X. If you have one computer on Mavericks and another on El Capitan, they won’t find each other. OS X Daily shares a simple workaround.

To share files between different versions of OS X, you’ll just need to enable one setting. Open up AirDrop, then look for the text that reads “Don’t see who you’re looking for?” and click it. Then, click “Search for an Older Mac.” Now, your newer Mac should be able to find the older one.

To be clear, this won’t change the base system requirements for AirDrop (though depending on your operating system there’s a workaround for that too), but it will at least make it easier to share files.

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AirDrop Now Working? Use Compatibility Mode for New Mac to Old Mac AirDrop Support | OS X Daily

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Why Mondays and January 1st Are Best for Setting New Goals

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Why Mondays and January 1st Are Best for Setting New Goals

It may seem like New Year’s Resolutions are completely arbitrary, but it might actually make sense to wait for January 1st to roll around. A new study says that landmarks like Mondays and New Year’s Day help us dissociate from our older “negative” self.

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In five lab experiments, researchers discovered that any significant date, like the “beginning” of a week, a month, a semester, or a year, led to more people following through on their goals. They call it the “fresh start effect”, describing any event that helps you leave the past version of yourself behind and look forward towards success:

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People tend to attribute negative traits and failures to their past selves while maintaining a positive image of their current selves. Dates that stand out as being more meaningful—such as the start of a new week or financial quarter, a birthday, or a holiday— signal the start of a new, distinct time period. These “temporal landmarks” make it easier for people to mentally separate from their past imperfections and failures.

While the researchers note that this is casual evidence, it’s worth taking note considering January 1st isn’t too far off.

Why Monday is the Best Day for Setting New Goals | Association for Psychological Science

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