Get to know Siri (she’s improving). Here are 12 secret commands you may not know about. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
Here’s a Siri guide for you to review.
Here’s a good wintertime activity. Learn how to eliminate duplicate and poor photos from your iPhoto library and then do it. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
MacKeeper – read about it here and AVOID it! Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
Is a new Mac in your future? This site provides the step-by-step process you need to follow to set up your new Mac. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
This is Part 2 of the article used in Bookmarks last month. You’ll learn more of the power of Apple’s free Preview app. If you missed Part 1 – here’s the link. http://tinyurl.com/l2erfnx
Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
Here’s an update on Apple Pay. Try it – you’ll like it!
It won’t be long before the launch of OS X 10.10.3 and Photos for OS X. Read about Photos here and be ready for the transition.
More information on Photos for OS X, as well as a launch date projection of April 2015. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
One more thing! How about setting up two-step verification for your Apple ID. Your Apple ID is key to many things you do with Apple. Only you should have access to your account details, be able to update your password, access the data you store with iCloud, make purchases in iTunes and the App Store. Add another layer of security with two-step verification.
Take a look at this site for FREE Photography classes taught by university professor and professionals. Explore the site and find even more.
This is Part 1 of a terrific article written by Lesa Snider. Read about her fame at the end of article. You’ll learn about the superpowers of Apple’s Preview. Preview comes with your Mac and is the most useful app you don’t know about. Bookmark this site and come back for Part 2. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
Here are two sites to help you learn to use Airdrop. Very cool!
If you’re still haven’t installed Yosemite – learn 17 things you can do in Yosemite that you couldn’t do in Mavericks. Now install!
You’re about to lose your wallet to Apple Pay. That may sound scary. Read and learn about Apple Pay and you’ll gain confidence.
I did it – what was I waiting for! Family Sharing is great – try it. Also good for young families – gives parents necessary controls. Download the Family Sharing Reference Guide on the second site.
Check this site out if you’re having trouble with transparency feature in Yosemite. You’ll learn how to save your eyes and adjust it.
Tips for making Siri work for you. You have her – better use her!
Read this! Don’t bite on a phishing scam that can turn around and bite you.
Another attempt to get club members to strengthen their passwords. Check passwords here. The site advertises RoboForm (yearly charge). Make sure you check 1Password or others first.
Yosemite users: Here’s the process for changing your administrative password on your Mac.
Here’s how you change your administrative password if you’ve forgotten it. Heaven forbid!!!
This is homework for you on iOS 8 tips.
This is also homework for you on Yosemite tips.
Facebook users – this is a must read!
This documentary series was mentioned months ago. Now it has 12 installments. This is a reminder so you can catch up.
We can all use a little help. Check out these gift ideas and get them on your list. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
Looking for more information on Apple Pay? This is for you.
More Apple Pay information from Macworld.
Here’s a how-to on 2-step verification for iCloud.
Print to PDF – here’s a tutorial video to learn how.
Spend some time with the Ars Technica Review of Yosemite. It’s long but it’s worth it. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
iOS 8 – what’s changing for your photos? And some camera tricks. Two great reads.
If you’re running Yosemite – are these quirks annoying you? If they are then learn how to fix them so you’re happy again.
Here you’ll find some good and practical tips for using Safari on your iOS device.
This is an audio link – so click on Continue to article on the first screen you see. Then click on the play arrow to listen. You’ll hear that Google Maps is tracking us. Take a look at the Google Support page for instructions seeing where you’ve been. https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/4388034
Follow the directions above to listen to this audio link. You’ll learn that those pictures, etc. you’ve burned to CDs won’t be around forever.
Learn some tips on managing your email. While you’re on this page – check out other articles in this Automate your Mac series. Look at top of page > More stories in this series. Lots of good stuff.
Whether you’ve installed iOS 8 or not, you’ll find some interesting reading here. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).
Family sharing is included in iOS 8. Learn all about it here. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).
Is it REALLY such a bad idea to use a password twice? You’d better answer YES!!! Shame on you if you said ‘No’. Go directly to this article and read!
Step up your security with Apple also. Read this support article from Apple on two-factor verification for Apple ID. Now here’s a MacWorld article on the same subject. It’s important!
We’re all getting ready for iOS 8. Here’s information to prepare you for it. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
Here you can listen OR read about Mailbox for Mac. If you choose the first link to listen – click on continue to article, then click on the arrow. I’m testing it and hope to show results at SMUG at September meeting.
More kids have iPads – so direct them to some truly educational apps. Here are some of the best titles for children in the elementary school-age group.
iPhone 5 owners! Check out this battery replacement program if you’re having a failing battery issue. Word to the wise! Before you drive to an Apple Store – check to see that they have the battery in stock!
For Packrats! Good tips on freeing up hard drive space.
Older phone becoming sluggish? – find out why here.
Did you know you can view a list of all your Apple products, check warranty coverage and more. Click on your own personal Support Profile page in the article. This is very cool!
iMessage is great for sending and receiving photos – but after you save a photo(s) to your Camera Roll, delete photos from iMessage and free up some valuable space on your phone.
Slices of Apple is introduced here – an inside look at what makes Apple great. It’s sort of a documentary, a series of video episodes for you to watch. As I’m writing this – Episode 4 has been posted. Watch for more. http://www.tuaw.com/category/Slices-of-Apple/
Have fun learning about using colors on your Mac.
iPhone users concerned about privacy must read this.
Mac 911 comes to the rescue if you use Notes on your Mac and devices. If an important note gets deleted and you want it back – read this for a solution.
Learn how to be prepared with your iPhone to get those serendipitous moments. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).
Follow this link and learn the best ways to share a web page (via Mail) in Safari.
This is a great article to use while learning to use Reminders on your Mac and device.
Wi-Fi problems happen to all of us. Learn how to troubleshoot the problem here.
We’re all waiting anxiously for Yosemite to arrive in the fall. Read what MacRumors has to say about our new operating system.
Learn to make your Mail messages look just the way you want them.
Don’t you just hate it when you go to a website and automatically you are subjected to distracting videos. Read this article and see what you can do to quiet them.
Get into your Contacts on your iOS device and your Mac. Make your contact cards more user-friendly by following the tips at this site.
Here’s a great tutorial for Pages users. You’ll learn how to find and replace invisible characters.
This is all about the update and new feature (Watchtower Service) in 1Password 4.4. Check out the MIAMUG and SMUG websites – Mary Nesset will be doing a 1Password demo at both club meetings in June. Don’t miss it!!!
Remember not to use or distribute others’ copyrighted photos without permission. With that being said, here are instructions for working with pictures in your web browser.
Here’s an extremely helpful lesson – it’s how to add a signature to a PDF. You’ll do in in Preview using the FaceTime camera. It’s fun and ever so handy. Do it now and your signature will be saved and ready for the next time you need to send a signed document electronically.
Some Mac users have been using Stickies forever. However, some haven’t. Check out this link and you may be sold on Stickies. Use it to keep those important notes. Those notes that you scribble on a scrap of paper and lose!
Read this very comprehensive information regarding iOS battery drain. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
Here’s a great project for travelers – learn to create a travel itinerary map in OS X.
Make your visits to System Preferences faster and easier by streamlining the folder. Learn how to do it here.
Check this out and be prepared before you lose your iPhone or iPad. This could also save your life. Work around is taking a picture of a sticky note containing the necessary information. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
Do you know how to use the LOST MODE to find a missing iOS device? Learn about it here.
Excellent article to learn how to care for external hard drives.
Sleep or turn it off? What’s the savings? Check out Apple’s Environmental Responsibility Report page. http://www.apple.com/environment/reports/
Add eject button to menu bar. You’ll love it!