August, 2020

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204893
The Home app - what a great app! Control lights, thermostat and more. Also use Siri to turn on and control accessories.

https://support.apple.com/mac-backup
Brush up on backing up. Remember that’s something you should be doing regularly.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206996
More to learn or relearn. Here’s the information you need to check and free up storage space on your Mac.

https://www.imore.com/how-free-storage-space-your-iphone
Don’t forget your iPhone! You need to manage your storage space on your iPhone.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201656
Here’s how to check storage on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204506
Have you used Apple Pay? This link will give you all the info you need.

https://support.apple.com
Go over this Apple support information. You’re sure to learn something.

https://support.apple.com/mail
When you have to set up Mail on a new computer sometimes one mistake will cause problems. Go to LOOK UP YOUR MAIL SETTINGS on this page. Apple looks them up for you. Don’t go away then - click on the other links and learn all about Mail.

https://www.apple.com/keynote/
Take a look at Apple support of Keynote. You’ll be glad you did. Psstt - presentations of Mail and Keynote will debut soon at SMUG and MIAMUG. Be ready!

July, 2020

https://lostinmichigan.net
I enjoy receiving an interesting and refreshing email each morning from Lost in Michigan. I thought you’d also enjoy seeing the photos of ‘off the beaten track’ Michigan sites and buildings. You’ll learn a bit of Michigan history as well. Make sure you subscribe in order to receive the emails. Books can be ordered on the site.

https://bit.ly/3imkC2S
MacWorld provides a look at 31 Mac apps you might recognize and even thought of buying or trying. You may view them one slide at a time or see the entire list by clicking on All Slides.

https://www.securemac.com/news/ios-13-5-introduces-health-and-safety-features
iOS 13.5 was recently introduced. Read about the update and keep your devices updated for better performance and security.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWT0mHR5GvM&feature=em-uploademail
Watch a youtube video about Apple Card features and benefits.

https://bit.ly/2YUhh3m
WOW - Apply for an Apple Card and Earn $50 Daily Cash when you use it for an an Apple Service. Now how easy is that?

https://www.macrumors.com/guide/apple-card/
Not convinced yet? Read excellent article on MacRumors.

https://www.apple.com/apple-card/
Okay this is my last enticement.

https://bit.ly/31GxcEe
Thinking of an Apple Watch? At recent WWDC, Apple showed updates for watchOS 7. Read about them here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nADTjZAdEI
Here’s David from Tech Talk American raving about highlights from WWDC. He will be adding a new channel in addition to his tutorials. It’s a live call in show. Text the number he shows on screen to be notified when the show is going live.

June, 2020

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3537459/5-apps-to-prepare-you-for-any-emergency.html
This is a “Just in Case” link - so take a look and get prepared.

https://bit.ly/2ZUNUic
Good article on how to use iCloud. Read about it and see how to use it to your advantage.

https://www.idropnews.com/faq/can-phone-track-me-when-its-off/135159/
My iPhone is turned off - but is it still tracking my location?

https://bit.ly/2ZP6p7Q
AirPods Pro owners - read this! There’s a firmware update. See where to look to check and update.

https://bit.ly/36N9Flu
Read about Apple Mail’s junk filtering.

https://bit.ly/3gG0rMw
Zooming or FaceTiming on your TV. See how it’s done.

https://www.macobserver.com/tips/how-to/how-to-mirror-iphone-display-on-apple-tv/
Here’s more - mirror your iPhone or iPad display on Apple TV.

https://mistartmap.info
Here’s a dashboard designed to monitor the status of COVID-19 across Michigan

May, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp3SlXohKq0&t=60s
David A Cox discusses how to clean your Mac. The video is pre-Catalina so understand that there may be some differences. You’ll see an app demo - Clean Your Mac. Below is a link to learn more about that app before you try it.

https://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/mac-software/best-mac-cleaner-3682820/
Read please - Best Mac Cleaner Software and Optimization Utilities 2020 for a review on the best clean up utility apps for your Mac.

https://www.gottabemobile.com/things-apple-watch-can-do/
If you have an Apple Watch and lots of time on your hands. This is the article for you. You may even decide that you need to purchase an Apple Watch. Don’t miss the links in the article. Just click!

https://www.lifewire.com/top-internet-terms-for-beginners-2483381
Here’s a basic list of internet terms you should know. This is a great way to learn. Test comes later.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3534236/how-to-share-icloud-folders-on-iphone-ipad-and-mac.html
Take some time to learn how to share iCloud folders. Sharing made easy.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3434065/ios-13-how-to-to-customize-your-imessage-profile.html
Use Messages? You must do it! Here’s a fun activity. You do have time you know.

https://bit.ly/2SeqRdu
Get to know your iPad! You can do amazing things that you didn’t even know about. You must go to Settings>Home Screen & Dock>Multitasking>Allow Multiple Apps. Turn Allow Multiple Apps on.

https://daringfireball.net/2020/04/the_ipad_magic_keyboard
The iPad Magic Keyboard. Read all about it! Submitted by Dale Stephan (MIAMUG).

https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MXQT2LL/A/magic-keyboard-for-ipad-pro-11%E2%80%91inch-2nd-generation-us-english
Take a look at the Magic Keyboard on the Apple site.

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98163_98173---,00.html
https://infogram.com/coronavirus-in-michigan-1h7j4dr3783d2nr
Valuable data here on Covid-19


March, 2020

https://www.apple.com/ios/maps/
Brush up on Apple Maps. Remarkable progress.

http://bit.ly/3coP612
Running out of space? Here’s some great information as you reclaim iCloud, Google or Dropbox space.

http://bit.ly/3auihOP
Extensive information on VPN services.

http://bit.ly/2PF0U5P
So important that you understand and utilize the Medical ID on your iPhone.

http://bit.ly/39eLahE
Thinking about installing a security camera? Read this first and learn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQYbZ2k7w9Q
WOW! This is an important video. You must watch and share it! Don’t forget to download and print the accompanying PDF.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRKG9_-jDeU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWd6gQerRrU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxZYg8YhMFw
Airpods!- I learned so much from these videos. I hope you do also.


February, 2020

https://macmost.com/beginners-guide-to-the-mac
It’s never too early or too late to review a Beginner’s Guide.

https://macintoshhowto.com/osx/accessibility-needs-to-be-enambled-error-in-catalina.html#more-6362
You’ve installed Catalina? Have you run into this??? The link should help you. Read on.

https://macintoshhowto.com/apple-tv/how-to-watch-movies-with-apple-tv-that-are-on-your-computer.html
Here’s another Catalina change regarding watching movies with Apple TV that are located on your computer.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3235724/iphone-touch-gestures-and-commands.html
New iPhone? NO HOME BUTTON! On my! Don’t worry - this information will take care of everything.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3516553/how-to-create-a-backup-strategy-with-terabytes-of-files.html
Backing up? You must! We’re enjoying larger and larger amounts of data. Read about strategies to handle your massive backups.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3265107/how-to-get-all-of-the-apple-watch-activity-challenge-badges.html
You made a promise/resolution to exercise in 2020. Earn your achievement badges on your watch and keep your
commitment.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209513
Subscribe to Apple News+ and enjoy a multitude of magazines and newspapers and up-to-date news.
More than you could ever read! Your reading will always be with you at a very low price.

https://support.apple.com/apple-card
Recommending the Apple Card. Take a look and give it a try. So easy to use directly from your phone in many stores.


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.