Betty’s Bookmarks, May 2016
Time to review Time Machine – how it works, how to set it up, how to restore and more.
Here are step-by-step directions for pairing an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard with your Apple TV.
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!
Learn about the new iPhone SE. That phone may just suit your needs.
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!
I enjoyed this article about the future of Apple Watch and health apps. I hope you will also.
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.
This is a great step-by-step guide for limiting those pesky ads on your iPhone and iPad.
Here’s some easy solutions to an annoying space problems on your iPhone.
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
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.
Here are four sites (related to eMail presentation) introduced to SMUG members by Zachary Moreno at the March meet- ing.
More members are using Dropbox – so take a minute to read all you can about Dropbox. You can begin right here.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
While looking for information and understanding of the Apple-FBI issue, I came upon this site. Some good reading here.
Suffering from a slow iPad. Here you’ll find some tricks to help boost the speed. Contributed by Onita Oles (MIAMUG).
Something’s new on Facebook. Look for the new options built into the LIKE button. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
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.
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.
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.

Betty’s Bookmarks, February 2016
It’s wintertime and you now have a good excuse to start a project. Here is everything you need to know to begin a scanning project. Digitize those photos that are saved in a box and enjoy them digitally. Make slide shows; send them to friends and family; reminisce. Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG and MIAMUG).
Whether you have multiple Apple TVs or you just have a new one that you want to rename. Here’s lots of information about going about that task.
If you are interested in learning about Instagram – watch this short tutorial by David A. Cox.
Here’s a beginner’s tutorial on Twitter by David A. Cox.
Okay – let’s learn about Snapchat so you can have fun with your friends and impress your grandchildren.
Stop! Don’t do it! Don’t just yank that flash drive out of your USB port! Learn how to eject a flash drive the correct way.
Here’s a how-to to help you if your Mac laptop’s headphone jack is not behaving.
More and more club members have installed El Capitan. If you haven’t be assured that it’s great and everything will be okay. Learn about El Capitan here with a tutorial. And learn some tips, tricks and shortcuts here:

Betty’s Bookmarks, January 2016
Here’s help for a great project! Learn how to share slideshows created in Photos for Mac. Now get busy! Contributed by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
This information is crucial if unwanted texts and phone calls have been annoying you. Learn here how to block them. Now be happy!
Bento was a great database and I loved it. However, it’s gone. RIP, Bento. Tap Forms Organizer stepped up to the plate. The app is great, support is superb, your data is available on all your devices, and there is iCloud and Dropbox integration. Free trial available on website. It’s also available to buy in the App Store.
Both SMUG and MIAMUG have so many new members. I must repeat this site to help relieve frustration. If you’re trying to get to a website and it just won’t come up on your screen – try this site. Paste the url into the box and find out if the site is down or the problem is with you.
Here’s information for you regarding TWIT TV programming schedule changes. If you don’t already follow the shows available – give them a try! Watch live or as podcasts or on YouTube.
Here are some tips to organize your Photos in Apple Photos. I need this and perhaps you do also. Skip the annoying ad.
Dr. Mac (aka Bob LeVitus) has posted an informative article for us. He leads us through the easy fix for his Time Machine disk. His process was performing a Safe Boot – which is something we all should know about. Tuck this help article away, you may need it.
This is for AT&T customers. Say goodbye to two-year contracts. Mac Observer calls it a good thing for customers.

Betty’s Bookmarks, December 2015
After the holidays how about putting your downtime to good use. Take a look at the projects your could accomplish using Slate. Get inspiration from the many examples.
Good advice here! Make sure you read this before you trust software originating sites not being Apple or the developer’s own website. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
Now for the more experienced among us – a site offering a new approach to finding good software. Submitted by Jerry Brasseur (SMUG).
Here learn how to search your iPhone and iPad efficiently. There are 4 smarter ways to search. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
Here’s a valuable article written by Lesa Snider. Read it before you order prints, a book, a calendar, etc. Make sure your photo’s colors are correct and look their best.
I vote for iCloud! However, you may not – or you’re not sure how to use it. Anyway, here are 5 easy ways to get your iPhone photos onto your Mac.
If you find an Apple Watch under your tree soon – or just admit it, you plan to gift yourself. Here’s the ultimate guide on how to set up and use your Apple Watch.
This is a fun and informative show that I’m sure you would enjoy. Megan Morrone offers up a top five list of best iPhone apps as well as helpful tricks. Suggestion: subscribe to the show’s  podcast through iTunes.

Betty’s Bookmarks, November 2015
After you install El Capitan you no longer have the task of verify/repair permissions. Yea!
Learn more about iOS 9.1 tips and tricks. Submitted by Mary Nesset (SMUG & MIAMUG).
Do you think that an old iPhone is useless? Wrong! Use it as an iPod touch.
Good info on Apple’s OS X security.
Here’s where you can learn how to use slide over (new in iOS 9) on your iPad.
The fourth-gen Apple TV is here! And Christmas is coming! Hint hint! Learn how to set up your Apple TV here.
iPad Pro, Smart keyboard and Apple Pen will be available soon. Learn about these new products here.
Time for some housecleaning! Find out how to clean up messy Contacts here.
Here’s a tip to regain some space on your computer. Old backups from your devices may still be living on your computer taking up valuable space.

Betty’s Bookmarks, October 2015
It’s here – iOS 9! You must install because updates are good for your device and they really mean it this time. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions you may have. There’s a lot to read and digest so plan some large time blocks.
iOS 9 is here and El Capitan may be released before you read this (probably 9/30). So let’s get up-to-date on what’s new in security using Two-Factor Authentication. This is important for you to use and understand. More on the subject here /
If you follow Bookmarks each month you know I’ve mentioned a website called and suggested you use and remember it. David has changed the name of the site. Still good and still lots to learn from him – just go to Also follow his YouTube channel.
Catch Dana’s Home Automation presentation at October meetings, both SMUG and MIAMUG. And remember to talk to Dana Haynes about a club discount for his tutorial site and start learning!
Another site for tutorials.
Here are some sites to learn about the 4th gen Apple TV. Compare to present Apple TV and the competition.
Read about News here. It came with iOS 9. Personalize the app and you’ll have your news you follow at your fingertips.

Betty’s Bookmarks, September 2015
Good stuff to learn about here even though it’s a bit dated. BUT poke around on this site and you’ll find some free tutorials as well as some at a small cost.
Meet Dana Haynes, our new SMUG member, who recently moved to mid-Michigan from Florida. He is a certified Apple consultant and has this wonderful site for tutorials and help with your Mac and Apple devices. I’m sure he’ll be spotted at MIAMUG also. Welcome Dana!
Learn here just how to be safe on public Wi-Fi networks.
Here’s a site to help you use your iPhone for photography more effectively and creatively. Here’s a good place to begin –
Learn more about Photos for OS X and its editing power.
Do you know these hacks for your iPhone? I bet you can find at least a couple that will make you say – “I didn’t know that!”
MacKeeper – avoid at all costs! Read about class-action law suit.
Looking to protect your valuable data? Then primary in your consideration should be that you backup offsite. Read this article by Joe Kissell who teamed up with the review site (The Wirecutter). Spend some time reading the CrashPlan review and so much more.
It’s terribly time consuming to drag a cd or dvd to the trash to eject. Joke! Put Disk Eject in your menu bar and save time. Find out how to do that.
Here’s Keychain 101 (Apple’s Password Manager). I admit I use Keychain and 1Password and I’m happy with the convenience.
The Apple Event is next week on Wednesday September 9. You should not miss the Apple Event keynote. It’s fun to see the new announcements and the excitement. Watch it live on your computer at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Betty’s Bookmarks, August 2015
iOS 9 should arrive in mid-September. Read about it now and be ready.
El Capitan is your next operating system. Find out here what’s new, what’s different and be ready for it’s release in the fall.
We’ve talking a lot about security recently. Read the article to understand your Mac’s firewall.
Siri is working with Apple Music. Here are 12 secret Siri commands for Apple Music. Try them out!
MacKeeper for your Mac. What a deal! Not! Check out the information in the links above. Remove MacKeeper!
More to read on security.
Learn more about staying safe on public wifi.
This is a VPN I’ve used when we travel. Try it free for 30 days. After that check out subscriptions and passes.
Here read about some measures and privacy settings that Apple device owners should know.
Use Siri to call Emergency Services. Read this and be aware of this.
Good video that will walk you through the process you need to take if a Safari pop-up is appearing on your Mac.