Betty’s Bookmarks, August 2014
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.

Betty’s Bookmarks, July 2014
Review some information from Apple on batteries.
Beware! Read this and avoid being scammed by search engine ranking. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG). rss_all
Learn about what’s coming with iCloud. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG). html#tk.rss_all
Read about what we’ll enjoy in iOS 8. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).
Here are 20+ iOS 8 features they didn’t talk about at WWDC.
You’ll love what Siri can do in iOS 8. source=macobserver&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss_everything
Here’s a simple method to reset your administrator password in Mavericks. medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss_everything
Here’s a good tutorial to help you clean up your Calendar app.
Good article for all Mac users contains 5 tips for better Mac security. 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
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!

Betty’s Bookmarks, May 2014
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.
Add eject button to menu bar. You’ll love it!

Betty’s Bookmarks, April 2014
How to use Do-Not-Disturb to help you stay focused (Mavericks).
VERY complete review of iOS 7.1. Don’t miss any of it. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).
More good information on iOS 7.1. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).
Out of storage on your iPhone or iPad? You need to read this.
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.
Troubleshooting tip for you if you have a broken power button.
This is a neat trick for you to use on your iPhone (or iPad). Try it! Hide/conceal from prying eyes.
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.
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).
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
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).
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.
Here’s another site helping us with the complaint – Why does my iPhone battery die so fast?
Submitted by Gloria Groll (SMUG).
This is an interesting article regarding your Mac’s performance. See what’s fact and what’s fiction.
Are you wondering how to watch a movie from your computer on AppleTV – find out here!
Having trouble with Mail and Gmail since you installed Mavericks? Check out the info here.
Save time by creating your own keyboard shortcuts. It’s a simple process and you’ll enjoy the extra time in your day.
Most of us try to avoid Windows users, but if you can’t, learn how to share a Pages file with them.
This question was asked at MacCamp. What should I buy – a laptop or an iPad. Read here for interesting points to consider.
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
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).
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!
Happy Birthday, Mac. Enjoy the video!
This is fun. Contribute your life with Macintosh here. It’s easy and interesting. Add your story to the statistics.
Time to learn something. Get lots of good info here about your email.
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.
Your contacts may be begging for your attention. Learn more about contacts here.
This is a helpful article about sharing your music. Learn something you may not know about iTunes here.

Betty’s Bookmarks, January 2014
Saving time is good. Save lots of time by learning the usefulness of the Finder’s sidebar.
iCloud Keychain is Apple’s basic password management. If you’re not using 1Password or another password management app, you must learn about iCloud Keychain and use it. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
Here’s a method to use when a website refuses to save passwords to iCloud Keychain.
Okay, so it’s too late for a 2014 calendar but learn about making a calendar for 2015 and be ready to go.
Read about some suggestions for extending the life of your devices. Make sure you read all 4 parts to the article. Scroll down to see #2, #3 and #4.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to add PDFs to the iBooks app. Now you can. Read on!
Great article if you or someone you know just received a new Mac from Santa.
Getting started guides for your new iPad are available at these 2 sites. You did gift yourself with one, didn’t you?

Betty’s Bookmarks, December, 2013
Erase yourself from the Internet – read all about it!
This isn’t for everyone – but someone gutsy out there may appreciate this article. Take a look!
Here’s a Mavericks dictation feature you may not know about. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
iCloud can help manage passwords if you’re using the latest versions of OS X iOS. Learn about the capabilities here.
Have you every wondered where some of the biggest names (Bluetooth, Apple, etc) in tech come from. Read some interesting history here. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
Interesting article regarding what’s affecting your WiFi speed.
Here’s how you can use your phone as a Wi-Fi Hotspot. That is, if you have the cellular plan that offers you that internet connection. Find out from your provider.
Learn how to save time and data usage by not loading email images in iOS

Betty’s Bookmarks, November 2013
Check this site out for a ton of app info. Download the free app – Apps Gone Free – you’ll surely find something you need. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG).
Good info on image editing in iPhoto.
Working on an iTunes project. You need to read this!
Text Edit is an app we all have on our Macs. Do you know how simply it can meet your writing needs? Find out here. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
Make sure you are using the proper procedure and materials to clean your Apple products. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG).
Most of us know Mike PJ (Piatek-Jimenez). He has a new photography endeavor and site and it’s great. Good luck, Mike! Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
You should know the importance of using secure passwords. Macworld offers an excellent article on the new 1Password4.
A Beginner’s Guide to YouTube is located right here.
Here’s the guide used at the October SMUG meeting. You’ll find 90 iOS 7 tips.
Installing Mavericks? This is for you.
Make a bootable Mavericks install drive. Instructions found here.