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  • The Sort Order In Photos Is Wrong?

    45m By forum
    Hi I have a problem with the sort order in Photos. After a holiday in New Zealand and Australia I have loads of photos taken with two iPhones and a Nikon D7200, and want to manage them in Photos. I use iCloud Photo Library, so photos taken with my iPhone Xs…
  • Using Dictation Commands As an Alternative To Keyboard Shortcuts

    2h By Gary Rosenzweig
    You can use Dictation Commands to trigger a keyboard shortcut, menu item, or to even insert some text. You can do this while typing, or while dictating. You can set the spoken phrase to precede a dictation command to make sure the command only executes when…
  • How Do I Change iTunes To Another Hard Drive?

    Sun 2:05pm By forum
    Hi everyone. I have an iMac with two internal hard drives. A 250GB and a 1TB. The 250GB is already full. Only have 5GB left. The 1TB has 422GB free of space. In some applications such as iTunes, I’m not able to do a simple back up of my iphone because it…
  • Technical Terms: GIF

    Fri 9:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    GIF is an image file format that is commonly used to post images to the web, social media or messages. They are not ideal for photos, but are often used for graphics. Animated GIFs are commonly used to convey emotion on social media and messages. You can find…
  • How Do I Get Everything From Old MacBook Onto New MacBook If Apple Has It?

    Fri 12:29am By forum
    I want to turn in my mid-2012 Macbook to Apple and buy a new Macbook, applying whatever credit Apple gives me for the old MB toward the cost of the new MB. In the past I’ve simply hooked up the two computers and used Migration Assistant. And, of course, I…
  • How Do I Hide All Filename Extensions By Default?

    Fri 12:25am By forum
    I like the look of having all filename extensions hidden on my files. I have my folder setup to separate files by their type so I don’t need to see what each one is because they are already grouped that way. I already know that you can go to the finder…
  • Is It Possible To Change Position Of Popup Notifications?

    Thu 12:27pm By forum
    When alerts or message popup message are displayed, because they are always in the top right hand corner of the screen, they prevent the ability to click on functions that obscure —– WmFS
  • Autocomplete Hard-To-Spell Words On Your Mac

    Thu 9:57am By Gary Rosenzweig
    If you are typing one of those hard-to-spell words on your Mac, you can start typing the beginning of the word and then use fn+F5 (or just F5 depending on your keyboard settings) to see a list of words that start with those letters and choose one. For…
  • Mac File Save Power User Tips

    Thu 9:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    When you save a file you get to assign a name and pick a location. The standard save dialog provides a lot of power user techniques that most people don't know about. You can harness the power of Finder windows to choose a location, you can use keyboard…
  • How Do I Remove External Networks From My Network List?

    Wed 10:15pm By forum
    Has anyone ever found a way to get rid of all those external, neighbors’, wi-fi networks from the network list in the drop down menu? Every now & then, my wi-if will grab a neighbor’s wi-fi instead of my own. There’s at least 20 in that stupid list &…
  • Official Apple iPhone Charging Cases Released

    Wed 12:29pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    Apple released new iPhone battery cases for the XS, XS Mac and XR models. These cases feature a sizable battery as part of the back of the case, giving you extra hours of battery life for those that need it. They cost $129. Unlike third-party cases, these…
  • How Do I Get To the Sound Effects In GarageBand?

    Wed 11:51am By forum
    It seems there are sound effects available in GarageBand, but I can only find musical instruments, no sound effects. Where are they? —– Jean-Claude
  • Removing Annoying Alerts By Setting Notification Alert Styles

    Wed 9:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Many apps will give you alerts that appear in the upper right corner of your Mac screen. You can set whether these alerts need you to click on them to dismiss, or they dismiss themselves automatically, or they don't appear at all. The settings for this are in…
  • DuckDuckGo Search Engine Start Using Apple Maps

    Tue 3:11pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    The DuckDuckGo search engine started using Apple Maps in its search results today. Previously it used OpenStreetMap, Google, Bing and other solution to display locations. DuckDuckGo cited privacy as the primary reason they chose to go with Apple’s solution.…
  • Using Capitalization Styling In Pages

    Tue 9:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    You can switch a text selection to use all uppercase letters, or just capitalize the beginnings of words, by using a style change rather than retyping the words. This makes it easy to try different capitalization options and always be able to switch back to…
  • A New iPod Touch May Be In the Works

    Jan 14, 2019, 8:55 pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    A Japanese rumor site reported today that suppliers are mentioning Apple may be looking at developing a new iPod Touch. The current model is from 2015 and at $199 is the cheapest way to get an iOS device. However, while it supports iOS 12, it may be getting…
  • How Do I Use Automator Workflows Across All Of My Macs?

    Jan 14, 2019, 9:34 am By forum
    I use a number of Automator scripts on my Mac Pro that I would also like use on my Mac Mini and MacBook Air. What is the best method to do this? I’d like to keep them in one spot, so if I modify something, all of my machines will use the new version. Thanks…
  • Creating a PDF Portfolio With Pages

    Jan 14, 2019, 9:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    If you are an artist or photographer you may be asked to submit a PDF to schools or galleries. You can create a nice PDF portfolio using Pages and simply placing images on layout pages along with borders and text boxes. You can even include an information or…
  • How Do I Transfer jpg Files From iMac To Android Phone?

    Jan 13, 2019, 2:51 pm By forum
    I am using Mojave (ver 10.4.2) on my iMac and would like to copy photos (jpg) from it to my Samsung Android phone. —– Walt
  • Future iPhone May Feature Five Cameras

    Jan 12, 2019, 12:01 pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the high-end 2019 iPhone could feature three cameras on the back to match some of the high-end Android phones already on the market. The current iPhone models already have two cameras on the front, a standard camera…
  • How Do I Stop Pocket Dials and Still Use Maps?

    Jan 11, 2019, 11:14 pm By forum
    Often on my iPhone XS I accidentally pocket dial someone. Is there a way to not have that happen and still be able to have my maps and directions running? Hope that is clear enough. Thanks —– Greg
  • Printable iPhone Gestures Cheat Sheet for iPhone X, XR, XS and XS Max

    Jan 11, 2019, 3:59 pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    Since the iPhone X-series phones don’t have a Home button, there are more gestures to learn than ever before. Here is a cheat sheet to help you master the 9 gestures you need to know on the home screen and the 8 gestures you should know when inside an app.
  • Setting Up Your Mac Mail Signatures

    Jan 11, 2019, 9:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Email signatures are easy to set up so that you can have your name and other information automatically displayed at the bottom of any email you compose. You can also add multiple email signatures and assign them to different email accounts. You can set a…
  • Howe Do I Prioritize Which Mac (all On iCloud) Is the Primary Destination?

    Jan 10, 2019, 4:19 pm By forum
    I have 4 Macs, one on Mojave, one on Yosemite, one on High Sierra, and one on Snow Leopard (different because of their ages and capabilities). All are on some version of iCloud. All on the same WiFi home router. I want to have all my saved and filed email on…
  • How Do I Correct a Video That Was Shot Holding the Phone Incorrectly?

    Jan 10, 2019, 2:53 pm By forum
    I shot a video with my iPhone 6. I held the phone horizontally. Not sure why, perhaps a senior moment. It was New Years Eve in case that’s a clue. Anyway, is there a way to correct that? —– Gene
  • Finding Photos That Do Not Have Faces Data Assigned To Them

    Jan 10, 2019, 1:23 pm By forum
    Is there a way to put all the photos that have not faces data assigned to them and put them into a folder so I can more easily go through and assign faces. My photo library is big (25000+ photos) and I’m trying to add faces to all photos that I can. Going…
  • How Do I Remove the “other” In iPad Storage?

    Jan 10, 2019, 1:14 pm By forum
    The “other” on my iPad 2 mini storage is larger than the colored section (apps, media, photos, etc). Above the graph it says I have about 5 GB free. Plugging it in to my computer, iTunes shows I have 10 GB free. Do I believe the iPad or iTunes? Assuming…
  • Use Quick Look Inside File Open Dialogs

    Jan 10, 2019, 11:18 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    When you try to open a file from inside an app, you can single-click and select files just like in the Finder. You can also press the spacebar to view the file contents in a Quick Look window. This can help you figure out which file you want when the file name…
  • Understanding FileVault

    Jan 10, 2019, 9:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Links: Use FileVault to encrypt the startup disk on your Mac, Encrypt Mac data with FileVault
  • How Do I Get My iPhoto Images Back?

    Jan 9, 2019, 10:34 am By forum
    iphoto is no longer available,I have several projects that have quite a few projects with retouched images. I have access to the completed photo books, but not the actual images. images were set up in folders with raw and retouched images, I can’t find any…