Betty’s Bookmarks, December 2017

https://www.imore.com/how-get-siri-spell-word-you
Don’t reach for your dictionary or even your dictionary app. Ask Siri…to spell…
Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

https://macmost.com/a-beginners-guide-to-the-mac-downloads-folder.html
Watch this video tutorial and never let your Downloads folder get the best of you again.

http://bit.ly/2ABdP24
You may indeed have some iPhone bad habits. Read this article and see what changes you need to make. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG).

http://nyti.ms/2iyWLTM
Learn how to add more keyboards and use them efficiently on your iPhone. Submitted by Dale Stephan (MIAMUG).

https://www.youtube.com/user/screencastsonline/featured
Take a look at the youtube.com channel of ScreencastsOnline. Lots to learn here.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3P7rQhBUGO1EeiyYsqrAXg
Watch entire meetings of MacGroup Detroit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1YWwBD9HB8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IcsBQfpNlU
Here are 2 tutorials for Fantastical 2 (part 1 & 2). This is a terrific app for your Mac and your iPhone and iPad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfdTXoCxaB0&t=376s
David A. Cox recently posted this tutorial on youtube.com to help you learn and use 1Password.

http://www.accularian.com/Subjects/Macintosh/
Learn local! Here’s a member’s website that you need to look at. Lots to learn from Dana Haynes.

Betty’s Bookmarks, November 2017

https://macmost.com/adding-custom-ringtones-to-your-iphone.html
Here’s a macmost.com video to get you started with some free ringtones offered on the site.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-make-ringtones-for-iphone/
Here’s a site that will give you a great fun experience. Make your own ringtones from your music or even a sweet message from a grandchild.

https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/06/ios-11-how-to-turn-off-iphone-without-power-button/
Here’s a tip for you to tuck away. Say your sleep/wake (power) button malfunctions for some reason. Find out how you turn your phone off without the button.

http://bit.ly/2zRIvsd
This is an updated article regarding Apply Pay on your iPhone, iPad Apple Watch and Mac. Coming soon (through an iOS 11 update) will be peer-to-peer payment. Won’t that be great!

http://bit.ly/2A1CyJZ
Good article will help you understand what iCloud does and how you can manage it to suit your needs.

http://bit.ly/2z0LcIp
A ransomeware attack! Learn what to do in this article.

http://bit.ly/2iPiFl6
Find out how to delete mobile apps from your Mac to save space. Apps will still remain on your devices.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUjbJZJHjjY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOXe50VERFk
iOS 11 for iPhone & iPad tutorials by David A. Cox and Terry White.

Betty’s Bookmarks, October 2017

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201236
Keyboard shortcuts save time. Select the ones that would work for you.

https://www.imore.com/how-to-fix-apple-watch-battery-life-problems
Good article on fixing Apple Watch battery life problems.

https://www.imore.com/how-do-clean-install-macos
If your plan is to install High Sierra – you may feel you need a fresh start with a clean install.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3228148/macs/how-to-install-macos-high-sierra.html
Here are instructions for installing macOS High Sierra.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3204672/macs/how-to-create-a-bootable-macos-high-sierra-installer-drive.html
Create a bootable macOS High Sierra installer if you plan to install on several Macs.

http://tidbits.com/article/17490
Another must read for your security.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3225873/data-center-cloud/why-apple-shows-a-strange-location-for-a-two-factor-login-confirmation.html
https://www.macworld.com/article/3072564/security/should-two-factor-authentication-let-me-verify-via-a-single-device.html
Good reading on two-factor verification.

http://terrywhite.com
Terry White’s Tech Blog always has something new and interesting. Check back often. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG).

https://haveibeenpwned.com
Check here – verify that your account(s) have not been compromised in a data breach. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG).

http://tidbits.com/article/17538
Okay – time to learn some new capabilities in Notes in iOS 11. They’re good!

Betty’s Bookmarks, September 2017

http://bit.ly/2gAPEbJ
We talk about passwords and rules for using and choosing them. Read here about the importance of using the best security questions and answers.

http://bit.ly/2x0H90z
ScreenCastsOnline is an excellent site for video tutorials and training. Here you are offered a 10 day free trial. Take advantage of it. You may find a membership is in your future.

http://ip-lookup.net
Here’s a site suggested by Dana Haynes (SMUG & MIAMUG). We’ll get him to talk about this site and how and when to use it at a future meeting.

https://theappfactor.com/share-reminders-list/
Here’s a HOW-TO you may find helpful. It’s about sharing a reminders list.

http://tidbits.com/article/17403
DO NOT DISTURB will be enabled by default in iOS 11. It will activate automatically when you’re driving a car. iOS 11 will be available sometime this month.

http://tidbits.com/article/17434
Apple Special Event on September 12! Always fun and exciting to watch. So much is predicted to be announced.

http://bit.ly/2gt2Lbc
More on what to expect at Apple Special Event.

https://www.macworld.com/article/2018990/macs/buying-guide-2012-macs.html
Here’s an update of a topic discussed often – Which Mac should you buy? It’s a long article, 2 pages. Don’t miss a bit!

https://www.macworld.com/article/3214636/ios/how-to-block-all-calls-except-those-from-your-contacts.html
Block calls on your iPhone or don’t. You may instead install and try one of the two apps mentioned in the article and let an app do the work for you.

Betty’s Bookmarks, August 2017

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204172
It’s too late for spring cleaning but this information about how to clean all your devices is necessary all the time.

http://tidbits.com/article/17318
Can your iPhone replace your wallet? Yes it can!

https://www.imore.com/macos-high-sierra
Read about what we’ll soon be seeing in High Sierra.

http://bit.ly/2vyPFjB
http://tidbits.com/article/17352
Apple’s iOS update to 10.3.3 is out and IMPORTANT. Update now!

http://bit.ly/2unLmJq
An article about how and why you should use a VPN. Good information for you to read.

http://bit.ly/2uWtMO1
Brush up on using Pages with these tips.

http://bit.ly/2gVmeoD
I hate it when this happens! Have you ever plugged in an external or flash drive and your Mac doesn’t see it? That means you can’t access the data on that drive. Here’s what to do.

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/snapchat-tutorial,news-21216.html
Amaze your children and grandchildren when you show up on Snapchat.

Betty’s Bookmarks, July 2017

https://www.google.com/landing/2step/
Here’s where you begin – with 2-Step Veri cation for your Google Account.

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185839?hl=en&ref_topic=7189195
Here on the support page you’ll nd these topics:
Turn on 2-Step Veri cation
Turn off 2-Step Veri cation
Signing in with 2-Step Veri cation
Security Key
Install Google Authenticator
Add or remove trusted computers
Remove App Passwords
Using a new phone to receive 2-Step Veri cation Change how you get veri cation codes
Passwords and codes used with 2-Step Veri cation Common issues with 2-Step Veri cation
My account(s) disappeared from Google Authenticator

https://9to5mac.com/2017/06/19/apple-music-annual-subscription-option/
Save a bit of $$$ on Apple Music with a new annual subscription option now available.

http://bit.ly/2sc4ju7
Updated information on the Apple Watch and it’s health features.

http://bit.ly/2sRihU9
If/when your Mac starts acting up you probably have some troubleshooting procedure that you use or do you just yell HELP! Save this article for some additional procedures to use.

https://macmost.com/one-person-one-apple-id.html
One person, One Apple ID! THAT’S THE RULE. Read why here.

http://bit.ly/2t7GI24
However, some people have two Apple IDs. Read on.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3175448/ios/apple-safari-ios-tips-and-tricks.html#tk.rss_all
Safari for iOS has some features that you should know about. Learn about them here. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

Betty’s Bookmarks, June 2017

https://9to5mac.com/2017/04/18/how-to-restore-iphone-from-icloud-backup/
Hope you remember this site when you need to restore your iPhone from your iCloud backup. You do backup your iPhone, don’t you?

http://www.cultofmac.com/480949/how-to-get-iphone-alerts-replies-super-important-email/
Waiting for an important email? Set up an alert on your iPhone. Here’s the procedure.

http://bit.ly/2sAy20q
Try these solutions if your Touch ID not working as it should.

http://bit.ly/2spd5X7
Is your iPad Pro replacing your laptop? Here are some keyboard shortcuts to use on your iPad Pro.

http://bit.ly/2spdysl
Wow! You will appreciate this tip! Learn here how to bulk delete images from your iPhone.

http://bit.ly/2rvbcrI
http://bit.ly/2mX1Oye
http://bit.ly/2qKVMP9
Here’s a MUST read! Apple has new iCloud security requirements beginning June 15.

https://watchaware.com/best-apple-watch-bands/color
Haven’t purchased from this site but prices look good. Take a look, Place your order. Report your findings.

https://www.imore.com/how-setup-your-own-vpn-macos-server
Here are directions to setup your own VPN with macOS Server. I hope someone experiments with this and reports results. It looks like a fun project.

Betty’s Bookmarks, May 2017

http://tcrn.ch/2p5KJmO
I tried it and I like it. Informed delivery is a new service from USPS. Take a look!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgXFWZ0uaCk&feature=em-subs_digest
David A Cox discusses the subject of VPN (Virtual Private Network). Watch his video and start learning about it.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-complete-list-of-siri-commands/
Almost everything you can say to Siri!

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/apple-tv-siri-commands-list/
Use Siri to control your Apple TV.

http://bit.ly/2q8NXWL
FREE! Now GarageBand, iMovie, Keynote, Pages and Numbers are now free for Mac and iOS.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3190190/network-router/best-wireless-router.html
Learn what Macworld has to say about wireless routers here.

http://bit.ly/2qBgeEY
Read this and learn about how to fix a ‘can’t be moved’ permissions problem on your Mac.

http://www.imore.com/how-access-icloud-photo-library-web
Master the iCloud Photo Library. Lots to learn here.

https://www.securemac.com/checklist/youve-lost-macs-password
What? You’ve lost or forgotten your Mac’s password. Read on!

https://www.securemac.com/checklist
Here’s the origin of the previous bookmark – what you do when you’ve lost your Mac’s password. Every Thursday a new topic is released. Read it or listen to it. OR subscribe to the podcast (The Checklist by SecureMac) and receive it automatically in iTunes.

Betty’s Bookmarks, April 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhdmHg6NJQ0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgD2rLCJ5FQ
Jerry Brasseur sent these two youtube links out to SMUG members. MIAMUG members probably would like to learn from these two meeting videos from MacGroup Detroit.

http://appleinsider.com
A good site for you to keep up on timely Apple information. You’ll find reviews, deals, price guides, a podcast and more.

http://tidbits.com/article/17109
Take a look at nine accessories for charging Apple devices.

https://appadvice.com/post/apple-address/744124
Learn about the process to change the email address associated with your iCloud account.

https://appadvice.com/post/speak-screen-audiobook/741764
Wouldn’t you like to just sit back, close your eyes, relax and have your iOS device read to you. Well, you can and here’s how you do it.

http://www.imore.com/backup
You do have a back up plan, don’t you? Here’s the ultimate guide and valuable information for you to back up all your Apple products. It is a comprehensive guide, so spend some time with it. Better yet save it to your Reading List for future reference.

http://www.imore.com/how-use-safaris-reading-list-feature-your-mac
If you’re not familiar with Safari Reading list – here’s all you need to know to use it. It’s a lifesaver!

http://bit.ly/2nsil9p
New system updates were released this week. So get busy and update your Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV. Here’s a notice about making calls on your iPhone after the update. I haven’t been able to duplicate the problem but be aware.

http://bit.ly/2mX1Oye
It is in your best interest to set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and iCloud account. Here are the easy easy easy directions.

Betty’s Bookmarks, March 2017

http://bit.ly/2mmspAz
Read about Apple Park, Apple’s new headquarters. Soon to open.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4gDfP3aTy0
Here’s the answer to a question you may be wondering about: Which format is better is better to use on the iPad? PDF or ePub?

https://unroll.me
Are you overwhelmed with subscription emails that you requested or not. Use this free service to unsubscribe.

https://9to5mac.com/2017/01/17/airpods-on-a-plane/
Learn more about AirPods here. They’re great and you’ll see why.

http://bit.ly/2lEL3DS
This might be a good deal if you’re a baseball fan and own an Apple TV.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3172540/home-tech/best-surge-protector.html
Good information regarding surge protectors. Much to learn about important protection here.

http://bit.ly/2lDVmJW
http://bit.ly/2muhmEI
You’ve installed MacKeeper.Yikes! Now you can remove it and learn more about stuff that plagues your Mac.

http://tidbits.com/article/17065
Learn more about iCloud here. Easy to follow directions to restore data from iCloud.