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.

Betty’s Bookmarks, February 2017

http://bit.ly/2kut6a0
Here’s a chance to broaden your knowledge of backing up your devices. Lots of good information here for you to follow.

https://www.idropnews.com/#tab-col3
Heres a site (idropnews.com) mentioned at January SMUG meeting. I hope you enjoy using it. Sign up to receive their Apple news. Contributed by Peter Kirchman (SMUG).

http://bit.ly/2kXVDbd
Here you’ll find some tips regarding the management of your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Get familiar with this information so you remain in control of your accounts. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

http://bit.ly/2kuxOEu
iPhone and iPad users – this is necessary information for you. Learn some tips for making the displays easier on your eyes.

http://bit.ly/2lzx9Tf
Not to appear paranoid but wouldn’t you like to know if someone (besides you) is logging into your Facebook account? Learn the procedure for checking logins here.

http://bit.ly/2kco7i7
Just saying – the Apple Watch is extremely cool. I did not think I’d enjoy it as much as It do. Read here about watchOS 3. Find out all it does and all it does for you.

http://www.imore.com/apple-tv-ultimate-guide
This Apple TV guide was in Bookmarks in December. But if that date was before you received an Apple TV from Santa, here it is again! Good guide for seamless using of Apple TV.

http://tidbits.com/article/17010
Apple has recently released updates and you should be updating your software. Read about it here.

http://macmost.com
Don’t forget to bookmark this site and return to it often. You’ll learn vital tips daily about using your Mac and devices more proficiently. The tips are also available as a daily podcast. Look around on this site – soooo much here.

Betty’s Bookmarks, January 2017

http://www.imore.com/how-rescue-your-mac-malware-corruption
Here’s a link that you should save for when you need it. Lots of information BUT don’t be tempted to download the apps advertised at the top of the page.

http://www.imore.com/how-charge-your-apple-pencil?gm=menu-apple-pencil-guide#article-top
How do you charge your new Apple Pencil? Good directions here. Again don’t download apps advertised at the top of page.

http://bit.ly/2iHm97b
New! Apple Support iOS app! Get it now – you’ll love it. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG). Again don’t download apps advertised at the top of page.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3143768/photography/how-photos-removes-media-from-albums.html
Keep learning about Photos. More here to learn.

http://bit.ly/2ihk7b2
Interesting link here. Top questions and answers from Mac 911. Lots of good stuff. Again don’t download apps advertised at the top of page.

https://support.apple.com/en_US/manuals
Apple manuals for you when you need them. Submitted by Jim Chilton (MIAMUG).

http://macmost.com
https://www.udemy.com/mac-security/learn/v4/overview
Okay, follow the directions. Go to macmost.com. Here you’ll see a FREE online course offered to you. Title is: The Prac- tical Guide to Mac Security. Click on – Get the course for FREE! You’ll be taken to udemy.com (the second link above). Register and you’re on your way. Enjoy and learn…learn…learn. There are other courses available from Gary Rosenzweig (MacMost) but they come with a cost. So take advantage of this free offer. It may go away.

http://tidbits.com/article/16963
Apple’s Wireless AirPods are here! If you have them – please bring them to next club meeting. Everyone would like to see them!

http://tidbits.com/article/16965
And if you have AirPods here’s a connection glitch and a solution.

Betty’s Bookmarks, December 2016

http://nyti.ms/2gzyQNb
Here’s a great link providing directions for burning a DVD from a movie made on an iPad. Contributed by Dale Stephan (MIAMUG).

http://www.imore.com/apple-tv-ultimate-guide
An Apple TV may be under your tree soon. That is if you’ve been good. You’ll need this great guide to set it up and use it like a master.

http://www.imore.com/calendar
Here’s where you learn to use the Calendar app like a master.

http://www.imore.com/best-apple-watch
http://www.imore.com/watchos
http://www.imore.com/how-set-and-start-using-your-apple-watch
Gift yourself an Apple Watch. You can do it! You won’t be sorry! There’s lots to get you ready for the experience of a lifetime right here.

http://www.imore.com/ipad-users-guide
Excellent guide for new owners of an iPad. If you need to brush up as a former owner – this is the place for you also.

http://bit.ly/2gGQgre
Here’s a way to use Siri! When guests visit during the holidays, Siri can help you find the photos you want to show them in a slide show. Read about the easy procedure here. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

http://bit.ly/2gDBfKm
You’ve used various bluetooth pieces of equipment on your Mac. Here’s how to remove unwanted items from the macOS Bluetooth menu.

http://bit.ly/2gDFUfq
There’s a bit of a change in Sierra regarding using software from an ‘unsigned’ developer. Read about the procedure here. BUT be aware! Don’t accept and run randomly provided or discovered unsigned macOS apps.

Betty’s Bookmarks, November 2016

http://www.macworld.com/article/3130804/ios/how-to-undelete-and-re-delete-mail-in-ios.html
Undo Trash? In iOS? Yes you can, read about it here.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3127355/ios/6-more-ways-to-make-the-most-of-mail-for-ios.html
Make Mail for iOS 10 work for you. Here are 6 ways you must know about.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3126056/security/use-app-specific-passwords-with-two-factor-authentication.html
More information for you regarding two-factor authentication. Specifically helpful for those who use calendar, contact, and email software that isn’t set up through iCloud.

http://tidbits.com/article/16844
Cheaper isn’t better in most cases. Watch what you’re buying. Good reading here.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3132980/photography/how-to-merge-iphoto-and-photo-libraries-on-a-mac.html
More to learn about iPhoto and Photos. The more you know the more power you have.

http://www.imore.com/how-set-your-new-mac
Hoping to find a new Mac under your Christmas tree? Here’s an excellent step-by-step guide for setting up your new Mac.

http://www.imore.com/10-things-every-new-mac-owner-should-know
More information for a new Mac owner or a review for old timers.

http://www.imore.com/how-troubleshoot-your-mac
Read the information on this website and then save it. Everyone needs help – so here are some places and procedures to obtain help. AND don’t forget your SMUG/MIAMUG Help forum. Sign up on your club’s website.

http://macmost.com/printable-mac-keyboard-shortcut-page-for-macos-sierra.html
Download (follow the link) and print this Mac Keyboard Shortcut Page for macOS Sierra. Do a search on the page (type – keyboard shortcuts) to find same page for earlier mac OS systems. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG).

http://www.imore.com/awesome-keyboard-shortcuts-every-mac-owner-should-know
Great learning site for keyboard shortcuts for every Mac user. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

Betty’s Bookmarks, October 2016

https://www.macobserver.com/tips/ios-10-tips/
Spend some time here – you’ll see what I mean.

http://tidbits.com/article/16748
More for you on iOS 10. Good info here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9fQ8YgUf8Y
Watch a video on iOS 10 favorite features.

http://bit.ly/2d5ihHE
Selling your phone? Here are the top 4 things you do first!

http://bit.ly/2cKlBH9
Here is a podcast discussing macOS Sierra. Hope you enjoy listening. Make sure you subscribe to the future Macworld podcasts.

http://bit.ly/2dxLNFT
Macworld provides you with information on 6 Photos features here. It sure is worth the upgrade to Sierra.

https://www.macobserver.com/tips/quick-tip/safari-10-hide-flash/
Read about how Safari 10 handles Flash.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/20/12987476/apple-macos-sierra-review
And finally a macOS review. Lots here to absorb.

Betty’s Bookmarks, September 2016

http://www.imore.com/clock
Dig into learning all the ins and outs of using your clock on your phone.

http://www.techradar.com/us/how-to/computing/mac-help-and-support-1325117
Here’s a Mac help and support guide. You’ll find some advanced tips and tricks, as well as some help with common problems you can fix on your own. Don’t miss any of the four pages.

https://www.apple.com/support/mail-settings-lookup/
Here’s a handy site. Verify your mail settings here, so when you’re setting up your mail account you have all the info you need.

http://tidbits.com/article/16695
Find My iPhone isn’t limited to the iPhone – it’s also available for the iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch and Mac. Learn all about it. Make sure you click on all the links in the article – so much information provided.

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/apple-issues-critical-ios-update-after-governments-caught-spying-1327174
If you haven’t updated to iOS 9.3.5 DO IT NOW!

http://www.macworld.com/article/3104192/macs/how-to-turn-off-icloud-photo-library-when-you-dont-have-enough-local-storage.html
Not enough local storage on your phone? – read about solutions and work-arounds here.

http://techtalkamerica.com/scheduling-apple-time-machine-backups/
Watch this video and be in charge of your Time Machine backups. You are backing up, aren’t you???

http://techtalkamerica.com/update-firmware-airport-extreme-time-capsule/
Here’s a video with instructions for updating firmware on your router (Airport Extreme or Time Capsule).

Betty’s Bookmarks, August 2016

http://www.imore.com/imessage
Here is iMessage: The ultimate guide. It certainly is and can be a hot weather project to work your way through the guide. Get started and good luck! Included is lots you’ll find in iOS 10, but you must wait for that.

http://bit.ly/2aAQNrX
This is a site you’ll want to review now for content and save for a time when you’ll need it. It covers all the ways you can start up your Mac.

http://www.techgrapple.com/right-click-on-a-mac/
You’ve heard the term – ‘just right click’. What? How do I do that? Here’s the instructions.

http://m.imore.com/calendar
Let me say how shocked I am when I hear you’re not using Calendar. Here the ultimate guide to get you started to a more organized life.

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/07/06/promote-demote-os-x-user-accounts/
This is an important tutorial. Here you learn how to give a user of your Mac more or fewer rights and still maintain your security.

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/07/11/combine-two-pdf-files-into-one-preview-mac/
http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/06/09/create-pdf-file-os-x-print-menu/
http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/04/30/password-protect-pdf-files-on-mac/
Preview is capable of doing so much. Here’s a few things you can do with Preview. You’ll be a believer!

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/02/24/how-to-use-markup-mac/
Markup is a feature that is bundled uno your OS X operating system that lets you draw on, write on, and annotate attachments that you send out in the Mail app. You can also use Markup in iOS. http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/02/02/how-to-annotate-email-attachments-in-ios-with-markup/

http://bit.ly/2ayRwwR
Always good to be at the top of your game to avoid malware. Good article for you to read.

http://www.macobserver.com/tips/quick-tip/icloud-shared-album/
You have a ton of summer photos piling up? Share them with family and friends. Learn how to set up a iCloud Shared Album.

Betty’s Bookmarks, July 2016

opensourcemac.org
Free and open-source software is good for you and good for the world. This is the best free Mac software that we know of. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG).

http://www.imore.com/watchos
A first look at watchOS 3. It’s great now and will be greater. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

http://tidbits.com/article/16571
More on watchOS 3.

http://tidbits.com/e/16552
Great information on using Copy and Paste. So much more here than you already know. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/07/01/my-activity-a-tool-to-see-what-google-knows-about-you/
Just so you know what Google knows about you.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3087001/macs/how-to-transfer-a-video-from-os-x-to-ios.html
Here’s a How-to! Find out how to transfer a video from OS X to iOS.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3090159/photography/10-ways-to-make-your-summer-photos-amazing.html
It’s summer and your iPhone camera will be doing double duty. Here are some tips and tricks to help you take amazing photos.

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/operating-systems/macos-sierra-release-date-news-and-features-1324197
Here’s what will excite you about macOS Sierra which is scheduled for a Fall 2016 release. Can’t wait!!!