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.

Betty’s Bookmarks, October 2013

http://www.macworld.com/article/2046058/5-essential-tools-that-every-itunes-user-should-have.html
If you’d like iTunes to do things you wish it did, here are the tips you need.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2047670/up-and-running-with-photo-stream.html#tk.rss_all
Are you having issues with understanding Photo Stream? Dive into Photo Stream with this link. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

http://www.macworld.com/article/2047157/the-problem-with-apple-ids.html#tk.rss_all
Excellent article to help with some frustrating issues you could be having with your Apple ID. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

http://www.techhive.com/article/2046144/the-worst-deals-in-tech-are-you-being-fleeced-by-these-7-overpriced-products-.html#tk.rss_all
You won’t believe this. Read on! Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

http://www.macworld.com/article/2047747/take-control-of-startup-and-login-items.html
Does your Mac take forever to start up? Learn about managing your login and startup items.

http://www.imore.com/how-be-ios-natural-language-ninja-top-5-secret-siri-tips
You must read this – you’re probably missing how much Siri can do for you. She/he does almost everything! Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

http://www.macattorney.com/ts.html#8
Help is on the way! This is a great site to know about. It contains easy to understand routine maintenance information for OS X.

http://www.intomobile.com/2013/09/12/eligibility/
Are you having iPhone 5 envy? Check your eligibility if you’ve signed a 2-year contract or you’ll pay full price for that iPhone.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2048738/get-to-know-ios-7-changes-in-the-settings-app.html#tk.rss_all
You’re seeing lots of changes in iOS 7! Here’s some help with the Settings app. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

Betty’s Bookmarks, September 2013

http://appadvice.com
Not just for app-addicts. Lots of good info here.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2044195/ten-fabulous-finder-commands-you-should-be-using.html#tk.rss_all
Read about finder commands you’ll enjoy using. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG). Macworld site has those annoying and noisy videos. Download an extension for Safari and be done with them! http://hoyois.github.io/safariextensions/clicktoplugin/

http://osxdaily.com/2013/05/01/use-single-hard-drive-time-machine-and-file-storage/
http://www.mactip.net/make-bootable-backups-with-carbon-copy-cloner/
http://macintoshhowto.com/osx/back-up-computer.html
Good reading about configuring and partitioning an external hard drive for your Time Machine backup and file storage and bootable backups.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2045639/diy-ipad-screen-replacement-it-saves-money-but-its-not-for-the-faint-of-heart.html
Anybody willing to try this?

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/08/09/dont-get-hooked-by-this-apple-store-phishing-campaign/
Remember nothing is free. Read this and be careful. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG) and Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).

http://www.macworld.com/article/2046147/five-icloud-email-tricks-you-probably-missed.html
Turn on iCloud and manage your email. Here are some tips.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2046209/fact-or-fiction-nine-iphone-and-ipad-battery-saving-techniques-tested.html
More on saving your battery on your iPhone or iPad.

http://guides.macrumors.com/Taking_Screenshots_in_Mac_OS_X
Take screenshots – very easy. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG)

http://www.maclife.com/article/features/how_make_your_mac_more_secure
Excellent reminder for Mac users. Keep your Mac secure.

Betty’s Bookmarks, August 2013

http://www.macworld.com/article/2043462/20-computer-terms-every-mac-user-should-know.html
http://www.macworld.com/article/2044045/20-more-technical-terms-every-mac-user-should-know.html
Here are some excellent Mac 101 articles. Lots to learn here. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).

http://www.apple.com/osx/preview/
http://www.cultofmac.com/232927/here-are-five-new-hidden-os-x-mavericks-secrets-for-your-mac-feature/
Time to start preparing for what you’ll find in Mavericks. It will be here soon!

http://macmost.com/downloads/MacMostGesturesLion.pdf
http://macmost.com/downloads/MacMostKeyboardShortcutsMountainLion.pdf
Good shortcut sheets for you to download.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2043044/keep-itunes-metadata-when-you-re-rip-and-deauthorize-missing-macs.html
Learn more about iTunes 11 here.

http://www.apple.com/batteries/iphone.html
http://www.zdnet.com/15-ways-to-improve-your-iphones-battery-life-7000014902/#photo
http://ipod.about.com/od/iphone3g/tp/iphone-battery-life.htm
Here are 3 sites to help you improve battery life on your iPhone.

 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0BB251A3C6C2DA32
Spend some time here learning from short youtube videos by Tecca TV. You’ll surely find something that you need to know. Submitted by Nancy Pavlik.

Betty’s Bookmarks, July 2013

http://lifehacker.com/5989980/ive-been-using-evernote-all-wrong-heres-why-its-actually-amazing
Even if you do use Evernote – you’ll find some uses here that you might not be aware of. Take a look! If you don’t use Evernote – you’ll probably see why you should.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2040483/the-10-most-significant-apple-keynotes.html#tk.nl_mwdaily
This is an interesting history lesson of significant Apple keynotes. There’s a short paragraph for each describing why it made the list. Use arrow to left of slide window.

http://www.ugnn.com/2013/06/browsers-for-macintosh/
Shopping for an alternative browser? Here are some suggestions. And more here:
http://www.knutson.de/mac/www/browsers.html

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/05/how-crackers-make-minced-meat-out-of-your-passwords/
More on passwords. Bottom line – use a password manager.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2041455/ios-7-what-you-need-to-know.html
http://www.macworld.com/article/2041619/first-look-hands-on-with-ios-7.html
http://www.macworld.com/article/2041306/27-new-ios-7-features-apple-didnt-talk-about.html
http://www.macworld.com/article/2041697/three-ios-7-features-to-look-forward-to.html
http://www.macworld.com/article/2042004/ten-things-im-happy-apple-fixed-in-ios-7.html
http://www.macworld.com/article/2041180/apple-unveils-ios-7.html
http://www.macworld.com/article/2041404/why-ios-7-will-kill-some-apps-and-make-others-stronger-.html
We’re all patiently waiting for iOS 7 or not so patiently. Read all about it!