January, 2020

http://tinyurl.com/whg4znw
Interesting NYT article here by Adam Engst. You should take some time to read and be aware of what he discusses.

https://support.apple.com/guide/security/welcome/1/web
This is an Apple Security Guide. Best to look at the Table of Contents on the first page so you don’t miss anything.

http://bit.ly/2Qt9OTA
New iPhone? Don’t lose a bit of data on your phone. Transfer and make it right.

http://bit.ly/2SAPEcT
I know you’re holding that new iPhone 11. Here’s what you do right now. Congratulations on your new iPhone!

http://tinyurl.com/vbjvoz8
Where was this article when I needed it? Maybe you want to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV? Use this helpful information and enjoy the big screen.

https://blog.trendmicro.com/how-to-speed-up-your-mac-without-spending-a-cent/
https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-speed-up-your-mac/
One of these articles is old but still relevant if you’re experiencing an old, slow but still functioning Mac. Take a look at both articles and become a Mac Genius.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPWZCe6a_II
Okay, I haven’t installed Catalina YET. This tutorial should/must give me the push I need in early 2020. Hope it entices you to get onboard. Let’s thank and support David A. Cox for his wonderful tutorials.

https://www.imore.com/best-backup-services-and-programs-your-mac
New Year Resolution! Make sure you back up often! This link gives you a wide assortment of backup apps as well as great tips about the importance of backing up. And while we’re discussing this - make sure you’re backing up your iPhone and iPad to the iCloud. Questions? Need help? MacCamp is a good place to learn about iCloud. See you there.


December, 2019

https://appadvice.com/post/best-way-to-manage-all-your-photos/700093
Most of us need to make a plan to manage our photos. If that speaks to you, check out this website for lots of useful information. PLEASE disregard all the advertising.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E0EDIqREqg
David A. Cox tutorial on organizing your photos.

http://bit.ly/34nSVPl
RIP iTunes. Find the severed parts of iTunes after you read about it here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-NgzB5dEqU
David A. Cox tutorial on Mac OS Catalina.

http://bit.ly/3405dNp
Looking into the future of iPhones.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3406470/5g-faq-iphone.html
In previous link regarding iPhones of the future, you need to know more about the next generation wireless technology. Learn about it here.

http://bit.ly/2sPS24A
More on 5G and health risk.

https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac/reset-mac-3494564/
If a new computer appears under your Christmas tree you’ll need to prepare your old computer for resale or donation. Here you go!


November, 2019

https://www.macworld.com/article/3235724/iphone-touch-gestures-and-commands.html
So you’re ready for a new iPhone. No home button shouldn’t throw you. Like anything else you’ll adjust and soon learn all you can do without a home button.

http://bit.ly/34nSVPl
Great info for those who have installed Catalina and can’t find iTunes any longer.

https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/06/04/how-to-prepare-for-macos-catalina-by-organizing-your-itunes-library
If you haven’t installed Catalina this appleinsider article was published in June, but it’s not too late. It is a heads up to prepare for Catalina by organizing your iTunes library.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3268624/how-to-cancel-a-subscription-on-ios.html
You may have signed up for a subscription service. News+ or MLB.com, for example. Here’s the process to unsubscribe.

https://www.imore.com/best-reviews
Shopping season is here. Take a look at the iMore Best Reviews 2019.

https://screencastsonline.com
ScreenCastsOnline has great tutorials for learning so much about Mac and iOS functions and apps. There is a cost but well worth it.

https://www.accularian.com
This is Dana Haynes (SMUG and MIAMUG) website for Apple Training and Support. Take a look at all you can learn with membership to Accularian.

https://www.apple.com/apple-card/how-it-works/
Read and learn about the Apple Card, a smart credit card.

https://macmost.com/how-to-manage-an-audiobook-collection-in-macos-catalina.html
Catalina apparently has changed how audiobooks will be managed. Read up and see how you’ll handle this situation.


October, 2019

https://support.apple.com/kb/ph2701?locale=en_US
Go to iCloud.com and check this out. Become familiar before you’re in panic and need to erase you phone or other device.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/09/17/robocalls-now-flooding-us-phones-with-200m-calls-per-day/
If you aren’t extremely tired of Robo calls - then you’re lucky. Here’s a new report.

https://support.apple.com/apple-card
Apple Card - easy breezy! Everything you need to know is here from getting one, using one and paying your bill.

https://haveibeenpwned.com
https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
https://yourthings.info
These three links were provided by the FBI agent who recently presented a Security discussion at the September SMUG meeting.

http://bit.ly/2k6fO8C
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203993
All about Apple ID. It seems confusing to some folks but it’s not. Take some time to read and learn and by all means stop yourself from creating a new ID if you already have one.

https://tidbits.com/2019/09/30/four-more-apple-updates-drop-ios-13-1-2-ipados-13-1-2-watchos-6-0-1-and-watchos-5-3-2/
Wow - Updates for everyone! Read about them and update for your security.


September, 2019

https://9to5mac.com/2019/08/04/wi-fi-assist-apple-watch/
Interesting article about Apple Watch capabilities or not.

https://support.google.com/fiber/answer/3547208?hl=en
https://whatismyipaddress.com/dynamic-static
https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-dynamic-ip-address-2625857
https://www.lifewire.com/using-static-ip-address-on-private-computer-818404
At the recent MacCamp there was much discussion of VPNs. Further your education on them at these links.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202860
Need to change your login password on your Mac? Here’s some information you should keep handy.

http://bit.ly/2k6fO8C
Want to change your Apple ID email address. Here’s what you need to know.

http://bit.ly/2lVWhrP
The Apple Card! It’s new and it’s great! Read all about it here.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202786
https://iphonephotographyschool.com/icloud-photo-sharing/
If you’ve taken a ton of photos this summer, learn how to share your masterpieces with family and friends.

https://nyti.ms/2lBDd1Z
Alexa, are you listening? Stop it! Submitted by Dale Stephan (MIAMUG).


August, 2019

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/28/how-to-set-up-a-new-iphone-and-transfer-old-files.html
Buying a new phone? If you’ve been hesitating because you’re afraid that transferring your files will be a big and difficult task. Forget those old days. Read what a breeze it is and then go for it. Submitted by Dale Stephan (MIAMUG).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OYxMUtC6oE
Just in case you’re an Android owner and you’ve decided to leave the dark side. Here’s how to transfer your data from Android to iOS.

http://bit.ly/2YCM953
Take a quick look at iOS 13 features. It’s coming soon so be ready.

https://time.com/5613419/gmail-tips-tricks-email/
Interesting information for you on changing the way you use Gmail. There are 10 tips so take it easy and learn to use one at a time.

https://tidbits.com/2019/07/03/fix-apple-hardware-problems-with-deep-cleaning/
How can anyone be excited about cleaning? Read how you can keep your equipment squeaky clean.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3385056/apple-card-faq-rewards-payments-interest-rates.html
It’s August and THE CARD is supposed to be available in August. I’m talking about the Apple Card. Be ready for the introduction of this amazing advanced card which is owned and operated by Apple.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3428681/macworld-podcast-661.html
Listen to this Macworld podcast featuring Apple’s Q3 2019 earnings and the Apple Card.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5iZTXAg8vs
You have Preview on your Mac. Preview is an amazing app. If you haven’t used it - take a look at some useful features that you are sure to use often.