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.

Betty’s Bookmarks, January 2014

http://www.macworld.com/article/2068483/save-time-with-os-xs-sidebar.html
Saving time is good. Save lots of time by learning the usefulness of the Finder’s sidebar.

http://www.imore.com/icloud-keychain-ultimate-guide
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).

http://www.imore.com/how-force-all-websites-let-you-save-passwords-icloud-keychain-os-x-mavericks
Here’s a method to use when a website refuses to save passwords to iCloud Keychain.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2080855/how-to-turn-old-photos-into-new-holiday-calendars.html
Okay, so it’s too late for a 2014 calendar but learn about making a calendar for 2015 and be ready to go.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2080813/how-to-extend-the-life-of-your-devices.html
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.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2063340/how-to-add-your-pdfs-to-ibooks-and-organize-them.html
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to add PDFs to the iBooks app. Now you can. Read on!

http://www.macworld.com/article/2081983/top-10-lessons-for-the-new-mac-user.html
Great article if you or someone you know just received a new Mac from Santa.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2060361/get-started-with-the-ipad-and-ipad-mini.html
http://tinyurl.com/ohncod3
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

http://mashable.com/2013/08/24/justdelete-me/#:eyJzIjoiZyIsImkiOiJfMWE4bXN5dmIyb3JtOHRhM3loazVkXyJ9
http://justdelete.me
Erase yourself from the Internet – read all about it!

http://tinyurl.com/l85vvrp
This isn’t for everyone – but someone gutsy out there may appreciate this article. Take a look!

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/11/05/apple-adds-internet-free-dictation-to-mavericks/
Here’s a Mavericks dictation feature you may not know about. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

http://tinyurl.com/mdoh2uo
iCloud can help manage passwords if you’re using the latest versions of OS X iOS. Learn about the capabilities here.

http://tinyurl.com/mzgj4f6
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).

http://tinyurl.com/o4j6d6s
Interesting article regarding what’s affecting your WiFi speed.

http://tinyurl.com/l4hluxn
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.

http://tinyurl.com/lmsw3es
Learn how to save time and data usage by not loading email images in iOS

Betty’s Bookmarks, November 2013

http://appadvice.com
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).

http://tinyurl.com/nwn8cs6
Good info on image editing in iPhoto.

http://tinyurl.com/kvalcy5
Working on an iTunes project. You need to read this!

http://www.macworld.com/article/2048573/six-great-textedit-tricks.html#tk.rss_all
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).

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3226?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
Make sure you are using the proper procedure and materials to clean your Apple products. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG).

http://radiantlens.com
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).

http://tinyurl.com/mjqrzz2
You should know the importance of using secure passwords. Macworld offers an excellent article on the new 1Password4.

http://tinyurl.com/mvt8w73
A Beginner’s Guide to YouTube is located right here.

http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/90_ios_7_tips_and_tricks#slide-0
Here’s the guide used at the October SMUG meeting. You’ll find 90 iOS 7 tips.

http://tinyurl.com/kx7pwpn
Installing Mavericks? This is for you.

http://tinyurl.com/k4heytf
Make a bootable Mavericks install drive. Instructions found here.