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!!!

Betty’s Bookmarks, June 2016

http://www.iphonelife.com/content/how-to-transfer-photos-iphone-to-computer-5-methods-downloading
Here’s information I know you’ll appreciate. Lots to learn here about transferring photos from your iPhone to computer.

http://bit.ly/1UpAsoD
Learn how to boost your Apple ID protection.

http://cnet.co/1XsKA7s
Here’s a list of all you can say to Siri! It’s a comprehensive list – so spend some time on this and then save some time.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3052874/iphone-ipad/how-to-transfer-files-between-a-mac-and-iphone.html
Here you will learn methods of transferring files from your Mac to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3051633/macs/9-ways-to-share-files-between-macs.html
Need to transfer files from one Mac to another? Learn the many ways to do it here.

http://bit.ly/1PvsaQi
Sometimes your iPhone doesn’t work the way you expect it to work. Here’s a troubleshooting guide to help you with some most common iPhone problems.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3077986/os-x/your-top-questions-to-mac-911-and-some-answers.html
Macworld posted some top questions (iOS 9, iCloud, El Capitan) to Mac 911 – and some answers. This is a valuable resource.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q46KZnoc5T8
When the weather is hot this summer and the AC is on high – take a break and organize your photos within Apple’s Photo app. Watch the youtube video by David A. Cox to get inspired.

Betty’s Bookmarks, May 2016

http://www.imore.com/how-set-and-restore-time-machine-backup
Time to review Time Machine – how it works, how to set it up, how to restore and more.

http://bit.ly/1U6KHmg
Here are step-by-step directions for pairing an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard with your Apple TV.

http://bit.ly/1VCmshw
Okay – your iPhone is missing. Use your Apple Watch to locate your iPhone. You don’t have an Apple Watch??? Better get one quick – you need it!

http://bit.ly/241btzi
Learn about the new iPhone SE. That phone may just suit your needs.

http://bit.ly/26fmJKz
Get the most out of Apple’s Messages app. IMO it’s the quickest form of communication around. Give it a try – you won’t go back!

http://bit.ly/1r08FUR
I enjoyed this article about the future of Apple Watch and health apps. I hope you will also.

http://www.ugnn.com/2016/04/flash_alert/
Read about the Adobe Flash alert here. Follow all the links in the article to read more. Once you’re fully informed you won’t fall for FAKE Adobe Flash updates.

http://www.imore.com/how-limit-ad-tracking-iphone-and-ipad
This is a great step-by-step guide for limiting those pesky ads on your iPhone and iPad.

http://www.iphonelife.com/content/5-easy-ways-to-free-storage-space-your-iphone
Here’s some easy solutions to an annoying space problems on your iPhone.

http://www.imore.com/operas-browser-now-comes-free-vpn-service
This is worth looking at – a browser with an integrated VPN service. That’s good and saves $$$. Check out the security VPN adds to your browsing. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG

Betty’s Bookmarks, April 2016

http://www.macattorney.com/sd.html
Here is a site you’ll want to save for whenever you need it! Randy Singer gives you 10 OS X slowdown solutions. Lots to learn here.

http://pop2imap.com
https://unroll.me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ENWaNS3oV8
https://temp-mail.org/en/
Here are four sites (related to eMail presentation) introduced to SMUG members by Zachary Moreno at the March meet- ing.

http://tidbits.com/article/16298
More members are using Dropbox – so take a minute to read all you can about Dropbox. You can begin right here.

http://tidbits.com/article/16302
The issue of expired expired certi cates for OS X installers was discussed at the March SMUG meeting. Read about OS X installers that will no longer work for you and what you can do about it.

http://tidbits.com/article/16284
http://tidbits.com/article/16323
http://tidbits.com/article/16339
Do you know you have an app called Preview on your Mac? If not, you aren’t using it. Spend some time with this series of articles. You’ll be rewarded because Preview is a powerhouse app.

http://tidbits.com/article/16337
Read about “typosquatters” and be aware of the warning not to be tricked by them. An example is to install or not install Adobe Flash. If you missed the precautions and directions about installing Adobe Flash – ask during Q&A at a meeting or in the Help Group.

http://tidbits.com/article/16360
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204416
http://www.apple.com/safari/
These three site are all related to the recent Safari update. Stay current with your Apple updates. It’s very important for your Mac’s wellbeing.

Betty’s Bookmarks, March 2016

http://tidbits.com/article/16241
Here’s a spelling lesson. Not really, but a lesson to help your computer unlearn misspellings, add words you use often or technical, medical and scientific words, and also sync dictionaries across your multiple macs.

https://insider.iphonelife.com/video-tip/how-use-find-my-iphone-ping-your-misplaced-ipad
You know your iPad (or iPhone) is here somewhere!!! Let your iPhone (or iPad) come to your rescue. You need the Find My iPhone app. This works for all your Apple computers and devices. So just in case you’ve misplaced your iMac, this process has you covered.

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/how-to-add-eject-to-the-menu-bar
Wouldn’t you like to add Disc Eject to your Mac’s Menu Bar? Now you can! You’ll wonder how you ever got along without it. No more dragging that disk to the trash. Yea!

http://krebsonsecurity.com
While looking for information and understanding of the Apple-FBI issue, I came upon this site. Some good reading here.

http://www.joachim-scholz.com/academipad/2013/05/08/speed-up-slow-ipad/
Suffering from a slow iPad. Here you’ll find some tricks to help boost the speed. Contributed by Onita Oles (MIAMUG).

http://www.macrumors.com/2016/02/24/facebook-offer-six-different-reactions/
Something’s new on Facebook. Look for the new options built into the LIKE button. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

http://bit.ly/1TEp3on
What a great lesson here on making sure your prints always look their best. This article is by Lesa Snider, you’ll find her website here with much more to read and learn. http://photolesa.com

http://bit.ly/1TEpyik
Glenn Fleishman, Senior Contributor at MacWorld and also the author of A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy and Security in iOS 9, (good book) has written this excellent article regarding boosting your Wi-Fi signal.

http://bit.ly/1RucWs4
Here’s the scoop! Rumor Has It that the iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 will hit store shelves on March 18. Read about the new products here.