Betty’s Bookmarks, November 2014

http://tinyurl.com/qdhtddb
Looking for more information on Apple Pay? This is for you.

http://tinyurl.com/pb74632
More Apple Pay information from Macworld.

http://tinyurl.com/mtnhhrj
Here’s a how-to on 2-step verification for iCloud.

http://tinyurl.com/qcb67vt
Print to PDF – here’s a tutorial video to learn how.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2014/10/os-x-10-10/25/
Spend some time with the Ars Technica Review of Yosemite. It’s long but it’s worth it. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

http://tinyurl.com/lnta26f
http://tinyurl.com/lsf8nm5
iOS 8 – what’s changing for your photos? And some camera tricks. Two great reads.

http://tinyurl.com/nrfvrwv
If you’re running Yosemite – are these quirks annoying you? If they are then learn how to fix them so you’re happy again.

Betty’s Bookmarks, October 2014

http://www.macworld.com/article/2599252/four-tips-to-soup-up-safari-on-ios.html#tk.nl_mwdaily
Here you’ll find some good and practical tips for using Safari on your iOS device.

https://umano.me/c/OYYKW/yes-google-maps-is-tracking-you-heres-how-to-stop-it-
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

https://umano.me/c/XYj17/how-long-do-cds-last-it-depends-but-definitely-not-forever
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.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2600760/automate-your-mac-10-ways-to-make-managing-email-easier.html
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.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2359380/ios-8-faq-what-we-know-so-far-about-apples-next-generation-mobile-os.html
Whether you’ve installed iOS 8 or not, you’ll find some interesting reading here. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).

http://www.macworld.com/article/2686049/get-to-know-ios-8-family-sharing.html
Family sharing is included in iOS 8. Learn all about it here. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).

http://tinyurl.com/om3pzo6
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!

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5570?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
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!
http://www.macworld.com/article/2684307/apple-beefs-up-security-with-2-factor-authentication-for-icloud-backups.html

Betty’s Bookmarks, September 2014

http://www.imore.com/imessage-ios-8-explained
http://www.imore.com/photos-ios-8-explained
We’re all getting ready for iOS 8. Here’s information to prepare you for it. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

https://umano.me/c/Dvj9z/i-burned-through-my-inbox-with-mailbox-for-mac
http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/19/6031985/mailbox-for-mac-app-beta-review
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.

http://tinyurl.com/lv9oqxr
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.

http://tinyurl.com/mjm8v6u
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!

http://tinyurl.com/qx7favh
For Packrats! Good tips on freeing up hard drive space.

http://tinyurl.com/nrlbrr2
Older phone becoming sluggish? – find out why here.

http://tinyurl.com/mtbsyye
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!

http://tinyurl.com/m4vtve7
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.

http://tinyurl.com/ldcwx9j
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/

Betty’s Bookmarks, August 2014

http://tinyurl.com/ngaw8yg
Have fun learning about using colors on your Mac.

http://tinyurl.com/myn2foj
iPhone users concerned about privacy must read this.

http://tinyurl.com/o55fqla
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.

http://www.imore.com/how-to-make-sure-capture-unexpected-photos-kids-with-your-iphone
Learn how to be prepared with your iPhone to get those serendipitous moments. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).

http://tinyurl.com/mmyhuex
Follow this link and learn the best ways to share a web page (via Mail) in Safari.

http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how-to-master-os-x-reminders
This is a great article to use while learning to use Reminders on your Mac and device.

http://tinyurl.com/or9wer5
Wi-Fi problems happen to all of us. Learn how to troubleshoot the problem here.

http://www.macrumors.com/roundup/os-x/
We’re all waiting anxiously for Yosemite to arrive in the fall. Read what MacRumors has to say about our new operating system.

Betty’s Bookmarks, July 2014

http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html
Review some information from Apple on batteries.

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/06/05/how-to-avoid-the-tech-support-search-engine-trap/?ncid=rss_truncated
Beware! Read this and avoid being scammed by search engine ranking. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).

http://www.macworld.com/article/2358629/icloud-faq-why-apples-online-service-will-matter-more-than-ever.html#tk. rss_all
Learn about what’s coming with iCloud. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).

http://www.macworld.com/article/2359380/ios-8-faq-what-we-know-so-far-about-apples-next-generation-mobile-os. html#tk.rss_all
Read about what we’ll enjoy in iOS 8. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).

http://www.macworld.com/article/2358643/20-ios-8-features-apple-didnt-talk-about.html#tk.nl_mwbest
Here are 20+ iOS 8 features they didn’t talk about at WWDC.

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/06/11/siri-has-some-cool-new-tricks-in-ios-8/?ncid=rss_truncated
You’ll love what Siri can do in iOS 8.

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/os-x-mavericks-how-to-easily-reset-ther-administrator-password?utm_ source=macobserver&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss_everything
Here’s a simple method to reset your administrator password in Mavericks.

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/os-x-removing-unused-calendars?utm_source=macobserver&utm_ medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss_everything
Here’s a good tutorial to help you clean up your Calendar app.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/03/21/apple-users-try-these-five-tips-for-better-mac-security/
Good article for all Mac users contains 5 tips for better Mac security.

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/icloud-resetting-documents-data?utm_source=macobserver&utm_ medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss_everything
Problem syncing documents using iCloud between your Mac and devices? Here’s a simple resetting solution.

Betty’s Bookmarks, June 2014

http://www.macworld.com/article/2150200/how-to-make-mail-messages-look-the-way-you-want.html#tk.nl_mwdaily
Learn to make your Mail messages look just the way you want them.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2042704/how-to-block-auto-play-videos.html
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.

http://tinyurl.com/mfr79pp
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.

http://tinyurl.com/k3oy756
Here’s a great tutorial for Pages users. You’ll learn how to find and replace invisible characters.

http://tidbits.com/article/14723
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!!!

http://tinyurl.com/mavnzxq
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.

http://tinyurl.com/lveohxn
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.

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/05/19/os-x-tip-how-to-quickly-transform-selected-text-into-a-new-stic/
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!

Betty’s Bookmarks, May 2014

http://www.overthought.org/blog/2014/the-ultimate-guide-to-solving-ios-battery-drain
Read this very comprehensive information regarding iOS battery drain. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

http://tinyurl.com/pnel7kk
Here’s a great project for travelers – learn to create a travel itinerary map in OS X.

http://tinyurl.com/kctg6uh
Make your visits to System Preferences faster and easier by streamlining the folder. Learn how to do it here.

http://tinyurl.com/n2ybuo7
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).

http://tinyurl.com/nyslsxt
Do you know how to use the LOST MODE to find a missing iOS device? Learn about it here.

http://tidbits.com/article/14708
Excellent article to learn how to care for external hard drives.

http://tinyurl.com/l84r4w2
Sleep or turn it off? What’s the savings? Check out Apple’s Environmental Responsibility Report page. http://www.apple.com/environment/reports/

http://tinyurl.com/lhrond5
Add eject button to menu bar. You’ll love it!

Betty’s Bookmarks, April 2014

http://www.macworld.com/article/2105401/working-with-do-not-disturb-in-os-x-mavericks.html#tk.nl_mwhelp
How to use Do-Not-Disturb to help you stay focused (Mavericks).

http://www.imore.com/ios-71-review
VERY complete review of iOS 7.1. Don’t miss any of it. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).

http://www.macworld.com/article/2105786/ios-7-1-the-changes-we-love-and-the-ones-we-don-t.html#tk.rss_all
More good information on iOS 7.1. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).

http://www.imore.com/your-iphone-or-ipad-running-out-storage-space-heres-how-fix-it
Out of storage on your iPhone or iPad? You need to read this.

http://mashable.com/2013/05/22/ipad-apps-free/#
Here’s a introduction for you to 25 iPad apps. Make sure you check them all out. There’s also a link to 15 FREE iPad games.

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/04/02/how-to-power-off-or-lock-the-screen-of-an-iphone-with-a-broken-p/?ncid=rss_truncated
Troubleshooting tip for you if you have a broken power button.

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/03/26/how-to-completely-hide-any-app-or-folder-on-your-iphone-or-ipad/
This is a neat trick for you to use on your iPhone (or iPad). Try it! Hide/conceal from prying eyes.

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/03/20/how-to-identify-battery-draining-apps-in-os-x/?ncid=rss_truncated
Have you wondered what is causing your MacBook battery to drain so quickly. For answers, read this and learn to use the Activity Monitor app.

http://www.macissues.com
This site was created following the closure of MacFixIt. It’s in the beginning stages but new articles are posted each day. Keep it handy for info when you need to use, troubleshoot and repair your Mac. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG).

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/04/01/mac-101-how-to-move-pages-between-pdf-documents-using-preview/?ncid=rss_truncated
Preview is a great document viewer that is installed on your Mac. Get to know what it is. Here’s a tip that allows you to move pages between PDF documents.

Betty’s Bookmarks, March 2014

http://www.imore.com/how-use-help-center-mavericks-new-mac-users-best-friend
We’re all in the process of getting used to using Mavericks. Don’t forget the HELP that is at your fingertips in the Help Center. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).

http://osxmactips.blogspot.com/2013/02/cant-delete-files-in-trash-called.html
Have you ever tried to empty Trash and some files just don’t obey. Read about a solution here. While you’re on this site you’ll find many other useful tips.

http://www.payetteforward.com/why-does-my-iphone-battery-die-so-fast-heres-the-real-fix/
Here’s another site helping us with the complaint – Why does my iPhone battery die so fast?
Submitted by Gloria Groll (SMUG).

http://www.macworld.com/article/2094781/fact-or-fiction-what-does-and-doesnt-actually-speed-up-your-mac.html?%23tk.out_mod?=obinsite
This is an interesting article regarding your Mac’s performance. See what’s fact and what’s fiction.

http://macintoshhowto.com/software/how-to-watch-a-movie-from-your-computer-on-apple-tv.html#more-3307
Are you wondering how to watch a movie from your computer on AppleTV – find out here!

http://macintoshhowto.com/problems/how-to-get-gmail-to-send-mail-in-osx-10-9-mavericks.html#more-3285
Having trouble with Mail and Gmail since you installed Mavericks? Check out the info here.

http://macintoshhowto.com/productivity/how-to-make-your-own-keyboard-shortcuts.html#more-3292
Save time by creating your own keyboard shortcuts. It’s a simple process and you’ll enjoy the extra time in your day.

http://macintoshhowto.com/printing/how-to-share-a-pages-file-with-a-windows-user.html
Most of us try to avoid Windows users, but if you can’t, learn how to share a Pages file with them.

http://macintoshhowto.com/beginners/should-i-but-an-ipad-instead-of-a-laptop.html#more-2894
This question was asked at MacCamp. What should I buy – a laptop or an iPad. Read here for interesting points to consider.

http://macintoshhowto.com/backup/backup-backup-backup.html#more-2037
http://macintoshhowto.com/osx/back-up-computer.html#more-48
http://macintoshhowto.com/software/how-to-backup-and-restore-your-computer-using-time-machine.html#more-1539
The SMUG March meeting topic is ‘Backing Up’. Prepare for the discussion and be ready with information from these informative articles.

Betty’s Bookmarks, February 2014

http://saginawcountyweather.webs.com
Here’s a useful site for the weather watcher and we know most of us are hooked on watching weather weather in MI. Submitted by Gloria Groll (SMUG).

http://www.baseball-reference.com
http://www.fangraphs.com/library/
We have been promised that our next season, which is called SPRING, will arrive sometime. And with spring comes baseball. Baseball fans PREPARE! Submitted by Lee Pavlik (SMUG & MIAMUG) and former Texas Rangers fan, currently a Tiger fan!

http://www.apple.com/30-years/
Happy Birthday, Mac. Enjoy the video!

http://www.apple.com/30-years/your-first-mac/
This is fun. Contribute your life with Macintosh here. It’s easy and interesting. Add your story to the statistics.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2089882/simplify-your-email.html
Time to learn something. Get lots of good info here about your email.

http://www.techhive.com/article/2090126/use-your-smartphone-to-check-your-remote-control-batteries.html
This works. I did try it. Check your batteries on your remote. I had good luck using my webcam on my laptop not so much on my iPhone.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2087443/how-mac-experts-deal-with-their-contacts.html
Your contacts may be begging for your attention. Learn more about contacts here.

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/itunes-sharing-music-among-user-accounts
This is a helpful article about sharing your music. Learn something you may not know about iTunes here.