Picasso said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Richard Goon does this by creating and designing the look for HCS Tech Group. Besides the visual arts, he enjoys the the audio part of it by playing his classical guitar and sometimes bass. He loves to collect His comic books and discuss his...

Picasso said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Richard Goon does this by creating and designing the look for HCS Tech Group. Besides the visual arts, he enjoys the the audio part of it by playing his classical guitar and sometimes bass. He loves to collect His comic books and discuss his favorite TV shows, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. His field of expertise are graphic apps, fonts and backup.

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Jun
22

Minimum Requirements for macOS Big Sur

MacBook
2015 and later
Find out which MacBook you have.

MacBook Air
2013 and later
Find out which MacBook Air you have.

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Jun
25

How to know if any of your apps on your iOS device are 32 Bit and will not be iOS 11 compatible

iOS 11 will be 64 Bit and you wonder if any of your favorite apps are still on 32 Bit. The current versions of iOS support both 32 Bit and 64 Bit apps. Once you upgrade  your device to iOS 11, they will stop working. To see apps that are 32 Bit, you must be on iOS 10 or later.

1. Tap on the Settings App
2. Tap General
3. Tap About
4. Tap Applications*

* Note: If you have 32 Bit apps, you will be able to tap Applications and are presented with a page that is titled App Compatibility. Here you will see all the apps that are 32 Bit. If all your apps are 64 Bit, you will not have this option.

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Jun
06

Are your devices compatible with iOS 11?

iOS 11 is coming this fall and you wonder if your device will work with It. Below are the devices that will work with iOS 11.

iPhone
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s

iPad
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro - 2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro - 1st generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad - 5th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

iPod
  • iPod touch 6th generation
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Mar
27

When to use Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign

These three graphic apps are very powerful in their own right, but would You create an 8 page catalog in Illustrator or Photoshop or create a company logo in Indesign? Using the right app for the right project makes the design process better and design becomes more efficient because designers can work faster to create more options for their clients in less time.

Adobe Photoshop

The app was originally designed as a comprehensive solution for creating, editing and retouching any type of raster image. Since then, Photoshop has evolved a full slate of tools that allow users to do so much more. Fine artists use it to draw, sketch and even paint digitally. Photographers use it to adjust and transform their photos with color and lighting. Production designers use it to create web-ready digital images.

Use Photoshop when
  • It’s time to retouch photos. Need to color correct a photo? Or tame some flyaway hair? Or digitally zap a zit? Photoshop = photos. And there’s no better tool.
  • You need to edit artwork for digital or print. That could be a photo, painting, drawing, or anything else. Photoshop is the right tool to make sure every line, shadow and texture is in place. Then, you can use that artwork anywhere, either on its own or in a Illustrator or InDesign project.
  • You want digital images for the web like social media images, banner ads, email headers, videos etc. Creating these images in Photoshop will ensure they’re right size and optimized for the web.
  • You have to create a website or app mockup. Layers make it easy to move UI elements around, and because Photoshop is a pixel-based editing program, you’ll know that your design is sized correctly for any screen size.
  • You want to get fancy with animation and video. Today, cameras can not only shoot fantastic photos, but they can also capture some pretty sweet video, too. Photoshop makes it easy to cut together simple video clips and add graphics, filters, text, animation and more.

Instead of Photoshop, Use another app when:

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Feb
24

Security Warnings in February 2017

Here is a list of new strains of malware going around in Mac world:

OSX/Filecoder
This file-encrypting ransomware program is found on BitTorrent websites, masquerading as an Adobe Premiere CC or Office 2016 patcher. If you get infected, it encrypts your files permanently — even if you pay the “ransom.” You can read more about it here.

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Feb
21

Required Fonts in Sierra

The minimum fonts recommended for Sierra in the /System/Library/Fonts/ folder are:

Apple Color Emoji.ttc
Avenir.ttc
Courier.dfont
Geneva.dfont
Helvetica.dfont
HelveticaNeue.dfont
HelveticaNeueDeskInterface.ttc
Keyboard.ttf
LastResort.ttf
LucidaGrande.ttc
Menlo.ttc
Monaco.dfont
PingFang.ttc
SFCompactDisplay-Black.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Bold.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Heavy.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Light.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Medium.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Regular.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Semibold.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Thin.otf
SFCompactDisplay-Ultralight.otf
SFCompactRounded-Black.otf
SFCompactRounded-Bold.otf
SFCompactRounded-Heavy.otf
SFCompactRounded-Light.otf
SFCompactRounded-Medium.otf
SFCompactRounded-Regular.otf
SFCompactRounded-Semibold.otf
SFCompactRounded-Thin.otf
SFCompactRounded-Ultralight.otf
SFCompactText-Bold.otf
SFCompactText-BoldItalic.otf
SFCompactText-Heavy.otf
SFCompactText-HeavyItalic.otf
SFCompactText-Light.otf
SFCompactText-LightItalic.otf
SFCompactText-Medium.otf
SFCompactText-MediumItalic.otf
SFCompactText-Regular.otf
SFCompactText-RegularItalic.otf
SFCompactText-Semibold.otf
SFCompactText-SemiboldItalic.otf
SFNSDisplay.ttf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Black.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Bold.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Heavy.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Light.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Medium.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Regular.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Semibold.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Thin.otf
SFNSDisplayCondensed-Ultralight.otf
SFNSText.ttf
SFNSTextCondensed-Bold.otf
SFNSTextCondensed-Heavy.otf
SFNSTextCondensed-Light.otf
SFNSTextCondensed-Medium.otf
SFNSTextCondensed-Regular.otf
SFNSTextCondensed-Semibold.otf
SFNSTextItalic.ttf
Symbol.ttf
Times.dfont

Recommended minimum fonts for the /Library/Fonts/ folder:

AppleGothic.ttf.
Arial.ttf
Arial Bold.ttf
Arial Italic.ttf
Arial Bold Italic.ttf
Arial Black.ttf
Arial Narrow.ttf
Arial Narrow Bold.ttf
Arial Narrow Italic.ttf
Arial Narrow Bold Italic.ttf
Comic Sans MS.ttf
Comic Sans MS Bold.ttf
Georgia.ttf
Georgia Italic.ttf
Georgia Bold.ttf
Georgia Bold Italic.ttf
Impact.ttf
Tahoma.ttf
Tahoma Bold.ttf
Times New Roman.ttf
Times New Roman Bold.ttf
Times New Roman Italic.ttf
Times New Roman Bold Italic.ttf
Trebuchet MS.ttf
Trebuchet MS Bold.ttf
Trebuchet MS Italic.ttf
Trebuchet MS Bold Italic.ttf
Verdana.ttf
Verdana Bold.ttf
Verdana Italic.ttf
Verdana Bold Italic.ttf
Wingdings.ttf
Wingdings 2.ttf
Wingdings 3.ttf
Webdings.ttf

Thank You Kurt Lang for constantly updating Us with your font knowledge!
http://www.jklstudios.com/misc/osxfonts.html#requiredfonts

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