Betty’s Bookmarks, June 2018

https://www.iphonelife.com/content/how-to-make-ringtones-iphone-itunes-free
What fun you can have making your own ringtones for your iPhone! Surprise your family and friends with your creativity.

https://bit.ly/2Hdpcwx
Attention iPhone Photograhers! and wannabe iPhone photographers! Subscribe to this new podcast called PhotoActive and learn with each new episode. Your phone is an amazing camera that’s with you constantly. You’re not throwing away your shot!

https://tidbits.com/2018/06/01/macos-10-13-5-high-sierra-brings-messages-in-icloud/
Apple has released High Sierra 10.13.5. Read about it here and install.

https://tidbits.com/2018/05/23/beware-icloud-breach-phone-scam/
Yikes! A phone scam targeting Apple users? No, tell me it’s not so! Read about it here and be smarter than the scammers.

https://bit.ly/2L7eN7R
Messages in iCloud? Yes, for sure you’ll want to enable this on your iPhone and iPad. You’ll find directions to enable feature at this link. Messages in iCloud with be available on your Mac with the 10.13.5 update, but you need to install it.

https://www.imore.com/facebook-privacy-guide
More on Facebook – here you’ll find Facebook, Privacy, and You: The Ultimate Guide. You should find answers to questions about FB that are floating around in your head.

https://www.imore.com/how-manage-your-first-gen-apple-watch-battery-life
Learn here how to squeeze a bit of extra battery life out of each charge of your Apple Watch.

https://www.imore.com/how-connect-icloud-icloudcom
Learn how iCloud.com works here. There’s so much you can do and you won’t know unless you read about the possibilities here.

Betty’s Bookmarks, May 2018

https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2015/10/19/what-is-a-vpn/
https://www.techradar.com/news/what-is-a-vpn
https://www.howtogeek.com/133680/htg-explains-what-is-a-vpn/
https://www.howtogeek.com/221929/how-to-choose-the-best-vpn-service-for-your-needs/
Lots here to read – but do it and learn about VPN networking (Virtual Private Network).

https://bit.ly/2r2oSeW
Attention! Gmail users! Here’s the how and most definitely the why you should set up two-factor authentication for your Gmail account. Do your Gmail account a favor and make it secure.

https://bit.ly/2rlKgv5
All about adware! Lots of info for you on the Malwarebytes site about that nasty adware.

https://tidbits.com/2018/04/27/rip-apple-airport-1999-2018/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp7MCbAoEJM
Apple has made the decision to end the Airport line of wireless routers. That’s a fact we must live with now. Start learning about what we do next without our beloved Apple routers. Then watch the youtube video and see Steve Jobs introduced them in July 1999. Rene Ritchie then goes on to discuss what might do in the future.

https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/wwdc/
It’s always fun to look forward to WWDC. On the first day (June 4) the keynote will definitely include major Apple announcements, a look at upcoming products and first details on new operating systems. SAVE the date – and watch the keynote online.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp3SlXohKq0
Here’s our friend David A. Cox with a video featuring software called Clean Your Mac and some good direction about cleaning your Mac without using the software. I’m am not endorsing the software although I did download it to try. So watch and learn from David’s tips at least. He takes you to places on your Mac I’m sure you’ve never visited.

Betty’s Bookmarks, April 2018

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/03/07/safer-browsing-coming-soon-to-macos-chrome-users/
Here’s some interesting information if you’re a Chrome user and maybe even if you’re not. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG).

https://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/practical-tips-for-taking-care-of-your-macs-battery–mac-45367
https://www.apple.com/batteries/
Excellent information on caring for your Mac’s battery. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8AT9oaSLQI&feature=youtu.be
David A Cox video – Clean & Protect Your Mac.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu4vKjKIjFE&feature=youtu.be
David A Cox video – Clean Up Your iPhone or iPad IN UNDER 10 MINUTES.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTfHIoMkxE8
New iPad on your wish list? Watch this video.

https://tidbits.com/2018/03/30/apple-releases-minor-watchos-4-3-tvos-11-3-and-homepod-11-3-updates/
https://tidbits.com/2018/03/29/ios-11-3-adds-battery-health-screen-and-much-more/
New Apple updates for you and MUST READ articles to update your knowledge.

https://www.macworld.com/article/2972775/os-x/how-to-check-your-macs-free-hard-drive-space.html
Do you have this question – how much storage space do I have on my hard drive? Here’s how you find out.

Betty’s Bookmarks, March 2018

http://tidbits.com/article/17757
Bad Apple column on TidBITS initiated after an iCloud Photo Library problem. This column is meant to alert Apple to a problem/situation that Apple should change. Watch for more from this Watchdog in the future.

https://www.iphonelife.com/content/how-to-switch-bluetooth-devices-control-center-ios-11
Here’s a tip you will appreciate. Learn how to switch bluetooth devices in Control Center with iOS 11. Submitted by Dale Stephan (MIAMUG).

http://bit.ly/2FgRPfn
Safari’s Reading List is the BEST! Make sure your settings allow you to read offline.

http://macintoshhowto.com/email/set-gmail-apple-mail.html
Interested in setting up a Gmail account? Here are step-by-step directions that will direct you through the process.

http://macintoshhowto.com/pdf/merge-pdf-document-high-sierra-os-x-10-13.html
Merging a PDF document has changed with High Sierra and it’s better. Take a look at how easy it is.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201679
Be alert and be aware of the possibility that just because you receive an email from Apple – that email may not actually be from Apple. Make sure you read this information.

https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/common-fraud-schemes/seniors
https://www.ftc.gov
https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0038-onguardonline
I attended an OLLI class and came away with good information about scams etc. that invade our lives. Above are some websites I collected at the meeting.

https://www.spoofcard.com
Ever wonder how you get phone calls from a local number and it’s really NOT!

Betty’s Bookmarks, February 2018

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w5ybQiqUN-0
Complete guide to the iPhone X. This tutorial was used by Doug Leng in his presentation at the January MIAMUG meeting.

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCYFQ33UIPERYx8-ZHucZbDA/videos
You’ll find plenty of short video tutorials here for you. Some may be new and others may be review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XHaRl-1_HA&feature=share
Learn how to use Emergency SOS on your iPhone. Very important for everyone to be very familiar with this feature.

http://bit.ly/2DVQy9P
This information is more than helpful. Find out how to remotely help someone or receive help for your iPhone, iPad and Mac. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

http://bit.ly/2GIIWJC
This is mega helpful! View App Store and iTunes Purchase History from your iPhone or iPad. Step by step directions here. Easy to keep track of your subscriptions also.

http://bit.ly/2nwxKHR
How about a learning project this winter? How about creating of Keynote Presentation? Learn how to export it to Powerpoint (if you still have a Windows friend) or PDF or HTML. Have fun showing off your expertise to your friends and family.

https://www.igeeksblog.com/best-apple-watch-travel-apps/
Have Apple Watch. Must Travel. Here are the best Apple Watch Travel Apps. Bon Voyage!

https://www.macworld.com/article/3250084/home-tech/how-to-use-airpods-with-apple-tv.html
Air Pods and Apple TV! What a great combo. Find out how to pair them here. Then watch away!

http://bit.ly/2BOVuLG
Here is a valuable procedure you may have the need to use at some point. Example: you have a new phone and want the contents of old phone transferred. Do it yourself!

Betty’s Bookmarks, January 2018

http://bit.ly/2EYPzGK
Heads up everyone! Read about the Apple offer to replace the battery of iPhone 6 or later. So if you’re experiencing battery capacity problems this will help you out. Normally a battery replacement costs $79. The offer will cost you $29.

http://bit.ly/2Arg8k8
Here’s some good information for you. This article will provide you all you need to know about exchanging or repairing your Apple product.

https://www.imore.com/ios-11
Lots of iOS 11 information here and then even more.

http://bit.ly/2CVfRZC
Learn about iTunes Match and what happens if you cancel your subscription.

http://bit.ly/2CFmZf4
Keep learning more about Time Machine here.

https://www.imore.com/icloud
Wintertime is a good time for delving into a topic. Here’s iCloud: The ultimate guide. Knock yourself out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTbtXQU_P3Y
Take some time to watch this iCloud tutorial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmZiUuvDhtw
This is a short tutorial featuring Mac OS High Sierra. If you’re waiting to install, watch this first.

Betty’s Bookmarks, December 2017

https://www.imore.com/how-get-siri-spell-word-you
Don’t reach for your dictionary or even your dictionary app. Ask Siri…to spell…
Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

https://macmost.com/a-beginners-guide-to-the-mac-downloads-folder.html
Watch this video tutorial and never let your Downloads folder get the best of you again.

http://bit.ly/2ABdP24
You may indeed have some iPhone bad habits. Read this article and see what changes you need to make. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG).

http://nyti.ms/2iyWLTM
Learn how to add more keyboards and use them efficiently on your iPhone. Submitted by Dale Stephan (MIAMUG).

https://www.youtube.com/user/screencastsonline/featured
Take a look at the youtube.com channel of ScreencastsOnline. Lots to learn here.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3P7rQhBUGO1EeiyYsqrAXg
Watch entire meetings of MacGroup Detroit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1YWwBD9HB8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IcsBQfpNlU
Here are 2 tutorials for Fantastical 2 (part 1 & 2). This is a terrific app for your Mac and your iPhone and iPad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfdTXoCxaB0&t=376s
David A. Cox recently posted this tutorial on youtube.com to help you learn and use 1Password.

http://www.accularian.com/Subjects/Macintosh/
Learn local! Here’s a member’s website that you need to look at. Lots to learn from Dana Haynes.

Betty’s Bookmarks, November 2017

https://macmost.com/adding-custom-ringtones-to-your-iphone.html
Here’s a macmost.com video to get you started with some free ringtones offered on the site.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-make-ringtones-for-iphone/
Here’s a site that will give you a great fun experience. Make your own ringtones from your music or even a sweet message from a grandchild.

https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/06/ios-11-how-to-turn-off-iphone-without-power-button/
Here’s a tip for you to tuck away. Say your sleep/wake (power) button malfunctions for some reason. Find out how you turn your phone off without the button.

http://bit.ly/2zRIvsd
This is an updated article regarding Apply Pay on your iPhone, iPad Apple Watch and Mac. Coming soon (through an iOS 11 update) will be peer-to-peer payment. Won’t that be great!

http://bit.ly/2A1CyJZ
Good article will help you understand what iCloud does and how you can manage it to suit your needs.

http://bit.ly/2z0LcIp
A ransomeware attack! Learn what to do in this article.

http://bit.ly/2iPiFl6
Find out how to delete mobile apps from your Mac to save space. Apps will still remain on your devices.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUjbJZJHjjY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOXe50VERFk
iOS 11 for iPhone & iPad tutorials by David A. Cox and Terry White.

Betty’s Bookmarks, October 2017

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201236
Keyboard shortcuts save time. Select the ones that would work for you.

https://www.imore.com/how-to-fix-apple-watch-battery-life-problems
Good article on fixing Apple Watch battery life problems.

https://www.imore.com/how-do-clean-install-macos
If your plan is to install High Sierra – you may feel you need a fresh start with a clean install.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3228148/macs/how-to-install-macos-high-sierra.html
Here are instructions for installing macOS High Sierra.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3204672/macs/how-to-create-a-bootable-macos-high-sierra-installer-drive.html
Create a bootable macOS High Sierra installer if you plan to install on several Macs.

http://tidbits.com/article/17490
Another must read for your security.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3225873/data-center-cloud/why-apple-shows-a-strange-location-for-a-two-factor-login-confirmation.html
https://www.macworld.com/article/3072564/security/should-two-factor-authentication-let-me-verify-via-a-single-device.html
Good reading on two-factor verification.

http://terrywhite.com
Terry White’s Tech Blog always has something new and interesting. Check back often. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG).

https://haveibeenpwned.com
Check here – verify that your account(s) have not been compromised in a data breach. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG).

http://tidbits.com/article/17538
Okay – time to learn some new capabilities in Notes in iOS 11. They’re good!

Betty’s Bookmarks, September 2017

http://bit.ly/2gAPEbJ
We talk about passwords and rules for using and choosing them. Read here about the importance of using the best security questions and answers.

http://bit.ly/2x0H90z
ScreenCastsOnline is an excellent site for video tutorials and training. Here you are offered a 10 day free trial. Take advantage of it. You may find a membership is in your future.

http://ip-lookup.net
Here’s a site suggested by Dana Haynes (SMUG & MIAMUG). We’ll get him to talk about this site and how and when to use it at a future meeting.

https://theappfactor.com/share-reminders-list/
Here’s a HOW-TO you may find helpful. It’s about sharing a reminders list.

http://tidbits.com/article/17403
DO NOT DISTURB will be enabled by default in iOS 11. It will activate automatically when you’re driving a car. iOS 11 will be available sometime this month.

http://tidbits.com/article/17434
Apple Special Event on September 12! Always fun and exciting to watch. So much is predicted to be announced.

http://bit.ly/2gt2Lbc
More on what to expect at Apple Special Event.

https://www.macworld.com/article/2018990/macs/buying-guide-2012-macs.html
Here’s an update of a topic discussed often – Which Mac should you buy? It’s a long article, 2 pages. Don’t miss a bit!

https://www.macworld.com/article/3214636/ios/how-to-block-all-calls-except-those-from-your-contacts.html
Block calls on your iPhone or don’t. You may instead install and try one of the two apps mentioned in the article and let an app do the work for you.