Betty’s Bookmarks, October 2018

https://bit.ly/2y67qsJ
Mojave is in the house! Read why you should upgrade now.

https://www.relay.fm/mpu/449
Mac Power Users podcast with David Sparks and Katie Floyd is here. Listen to their discussion of Mojave.

https://www.imore.com/macos-mojave-review
https://www.imore.com/macos-updates
More reading on Mojave.

https://www.imore.com/doing-clean-install-your-iphone-ipad-heres-what-youll-bring-over-and-what-youll-lose
Thinking of a  ‘clean install’ when moving from an old iPhone or iPad? Learn about it here.

http://bit.ly/2RhiM61
Here’s a how-to! Move Photos library to an external drive.

http://bit.ly/2P11HeS
Here’s a situation you can learn from when trying to free up space on an internal drive when copying Photos libraries to an external drive.

http://bit.ly/2NeRzgY
Until there is a better solution – good passwords are the best answer to securing your accounts. Good password habits are a must.

Betty’s Bookmarks, September 2018

https://bit.ly/2opMeJK
Some security for you iPhone here. Take a look.

https://www.imore.com/how-back-your-icloud-contacts-and-calendar-data
If you worry that the cloud may fail you at some time? Back up your iCloud contacts and calendar data to your Mac. Here are the instructions.

https://tidbits.com/2018/08/08/macos-hidden-treasures-secrets-of-the-system-preferences-window/
Learn some hidden treasures in your System Preferences.

https://tidbits.com/2018/08/27/nas-what-you-need-to-know-before-buying/
Learn about NAS (network-attached storage) here.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3299447/iphone-ipad/what-to-expect-from-apples-september-event.html
SAVE THE DATE! September 12 is the date of Apple’s next event. Read about what we can expect to hear about that day.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3298858/data-center-cloud/one-workaround-for-merging-two-apple-id-accounts.html
Do you have 2 Apple ID accounts? Not a good idea but here’s a workaround for for to merge them.

https://www.relay.fm/mpu/445
You can listen to a podcast here. It’s called HomeKit Intensive. So much to learn. While you’re on the website, look at other podcasts or subscribe and get them using iTunes or another podcast app.

https://www.imore.com/how-use-family-sharing-photos-icloud
With summer coming to an end you may need to gather all the summer vacation photos and share them with family members. Learn just exactly how to do it here.

Betty’s Bookmarks, August 2018

https://bit.ly/2AynZ4O
Mojave will be available soon for you to install. Be ready by knowing exactly how to create a bootable macOS Mojave installer drive.

https://bit.ly/2KnNju5
More for you to know before you perform Mojave system update. Apple has moved it – read this article to find out where it is.

https://bit.ly/2vwQU3H
More How To Do It before you have iOS 12 and Mojave ready for installation. This one is Continuity Camera. I think you’ll like it.

https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/ios-12/
Here’s what’s new in iOS 12. You’ll be so ready for it.

https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/macos-10-14/
Here’s what’s new in macOS Mojave. This will really get your excitement up.

https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/2018-iphones/
Read the rumors about Apple’s 2018 iPhones. It won’t be long now!!!

https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/watchos-5/
Apple Watch will have watchOS 5 released soon. Bring it on!

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204389
Sharpen your Siri skills here. She is amazing – you’ll wonder where she’s been all your life.

https://www.lifewire.com/iphone-sos-emergency-calls-4159596
Learn how to use Apple SOS.

https://www.lifewire.com/two-factor-authentication-on-iphone-4148483
If you aren’t using Two Factor Authentication – here’s another chance.

https://www.lifewire.com/set-up-personal-hotspot-on-iphone-2000120
Using Personal Hotspot on your iPhone – set up instructions here. You’ll use it in so many situations.

https://www.apple.com/shop/trade-in
Here’s a simple and possibly a better way to part with your favorite device. Use Apple GiveBack.

Betty’s Bookmarks, July 2018

https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht207581
https://lifehacker.com/save-your-airpods-serial-number-to-replace-lost-parts-1823584789
https://www.imore.com/how-find-serial-number-your-airpods#case
https://www.howtogeek.com/349101/how-to-find-your-lost-airpods/
AirPods are great, the best, outstanding and inspirational! They are your buddy and a good excuse to walk, do housework or ignore the world. You really deserve to give them a try. Here’s some reading I recommend for you if you own AirPods or are thinking of buying.

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-6413
Get your Mac’s model and age here.

https://getsupport.apple.com
Helpful Apple site for you. Spend some time on the site and take in all the support that Apple offers for you. Then go to the AppStore on your iPhone &/or iPad and download the Apple Support app. You’ll be glad you did.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht207123
http://time.com/5310453/clean-my-phone/
Clean up your iPhone and iPad. Do it carefully and correctly with directions found here.

https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/29/apple-maps-2/?pushup=1
https://www.macworld.com/article/3285641/iphone-ipad/imagining-a-next-generation-apple-maps-future.html
Good news for all of us! We have to wait for iOS 12. It sounds like it’s worth the wait.

https://www.apple.com/watch/apple-heart-study/
https://www.macrumors.com/2017/11/30/apple-heart-study-app-launches/
Apple Heart Study app has been out for awhile. Download the app and start watching the data that your watch is able to collect. The original Apple Watch owners are not able to participate. Time for a purchase! Apple Watch Series 4 models will be released in the fall.

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.