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!
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.
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.