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  • How Do I Saved an Unlocked Copy Of a Locked PDF?

    Sat 11:06pm By forum
    After unlocking a locked PDF document in Preview and marking it up, how do I save it as an unlocked document for sharing with others. When is select “Save As” it still saves the document locked. File – “Export as PDF” is shaded & can’t be selected.…
  • 6 Ways To Sort a List On a Mac

    Fri 11:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    If you have a list of items you need to sort, you can do it using what you have on your Mac or some free apps. Learn how to sort in Pages, Numbers, the Terminal, VIM, CotEditor and using a Shortcut.…
  • Why Is Junk Mail Filter Not Working?

    Fri 9:19am By forum
    Mac Mail doesn’t seem to respect when I tag an email as junk. The darn junk mail still keeps coming. Also, when I tag an email as NOT junk it keeps going to the junk mailbox. Is there a way to fix this? it’s frustrating to have to keep scanning my junk…
  • What Is an IF Formula for Searching a Table for the Value Of a Cell?

    Thu 10:30pm By forum
    I need to find a formula that will give me the value of a cell in another table. And there are four criteria that needs to be met. so the user will enter the age, gender, tobacco use and a product type. Once those four choices are made the formula should give…
  • How Do I Copy a Full-sized Raw File From Photos To a Mac Folder?

    Thu 7:10pm By forum
    I want to copy a full-sized raw file from Photos to a Mac folder (downloads or pictures)? I copied a raw photo into Photos to edit with an app. The photo is still in raw format (36 MB) but will only copy back to the Mac as a jpeg (3.6 MB) file. I want it […]
  • Functions For Working With Text In Mac Numbers

    Thu 11:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Learn how to test and manipulate text in cells in Mac Numbers. You can search for characters, replace them, grab parts of text and more.…
  • Creating Regular Repeating Reminders

    Wed 11:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    You can create reminders on your iPhone or Mac that will repeat on a regular schedule. Reminders can repeat hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and with all kinds of patterns such as specific days of the week or the nth day of every month.…
  • macOS Shortcuts: Add a Watermark To an Image

    Tue 11:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    You can download the Shortcut here.
  • How Do I Connect a Bluetooth Trackpad and Bluetooth Mouse On One MacBook Pro?

    Mon 8:17pm By forum
    Can I use my bluetooth Magic Trackpad and a bluetooth mouse on the same Macbook Pro? So …… 2 bluetooth devices on the same Macbook Pro at the same time Is that possible? —– Roger
  • How Can I Disable Time Machine Local Snapshots?

    Mon 5:07pm By forum
    How can I disable Time Machine local snapshots? How can I disable local snapshots in Time Machine? They use my storage and I’d like to turn them off. Deleting them via Terminal does help, but it’s not practical to do it manually all the time. sudo tmutil…
  • Mac Notification Center Widgets Tips and Tricks

    Mon 11:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    The key to getting use out of macOS widgets is to customize them to fit your needs. You can create multiple clocks, stock price and other widgets if those are more useful to you then others. Use notes and third-party photo widgets to add things you want to…
  • Can I Create Static Tab Groups In Safari That Open To the Same Pages Every Time?

    Nov 28, 2021, 11:23 am By forum
    Hi Gary! I thought I would really like the new Safari Tab Groups functionality. I like grouping news sites I subscribe to like National News, Local News, Industry News, etc. I thought tab groups would perfectly work for this scenario. However what I find is…
  • How Do I Access Apple Mail Folders From Other Devices?

    Nov 28, 2021, 9:45 am By forum
    My main computer is an iMac running Big Sur. I use Apple Mail to access my email (gmail) and have saved emails in folders. I also use a MacBook Air, iPad and iPhone all with Apple Mail apps. I would like to be able to see all my mail folders on those devices…
  • What’s the Best Way To Migrate My Mail From To

    Nov 28, 2021, 9:39 am By forum
    I listened to your recommendation about Spam. Today my primary email is and that is listed as my Appple id. I have an email account in icloud that I never use. I use mail as the client with the 1 and two gmail accounts. I’m swamped…
  • Rating Apple Gift Ideas 2021

    Nov 26, 2021, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Here are some gift ideas from Apple and other sources for Apple fans. I'll talk about each idea and rate them depending on how good of a gift i think each one really is.…
  • How To Take and Mark Up a Screenshot On a Mac

    Nov 25, 2021, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Taking a screenshot on your Mac is easy, and if you want to annotate it with arrows, shapes, text and other indicators you can do it right after taking the screenshot or later in Mail or Preview.…
  • Using Drag and Drop On Your iPhone or iPad

    Nov 24, 2021, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Drag-and-drop on the iPhone is greatly improved in iOS 15. You can now drag images, files, text and other items between apps. To do this you'll need to master use multiple fingers to drag at the same time as you switch apps.…
  • Using Full Keyboard Access On Your Mac

    Nov 23, 2021, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Full Keyboard Access is a new Accessibility feature that aims to give you access to everything on your Mac using only the keyboard. In addition to buttons, links and other controls, you can work with Control Center, Notifications, the Menu Bar and Dock.…
  • Can I Use AirPods Pro As a Microphone With Quicktime?

    Nov 23, 2021, 7:30 am By forum
    I want to buy the AirPods Pro, but I first want to know the following: Can I use them as a microphone when I record a video on quicktime player? Is the quality of the microphone good enough for video recording? Can I take the airpod and attached it for example…
  • How To Adjust Photos That Have Been Automatically Cropped On Instagram Posting?

    Nov 22, 2021, 11:22 pm By forum
    I have been frustrated using Instagram from my iPhone. When I try and post a horizontal photo – it cuts off the sides of the photo and often people are cut out of the photo. Is there a way to have the photo be shown as is without being automatically cropped?…
  • Using the Redesigned Mac Finder Go To Folder Function

    Nov 22, 2021, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    The Go To Folder function in the Mac Finder got a face lift in macOS Monterey. Go To Folder makes it easy to navigate in Finder windows using only your keyboard with some knowledge of your folder structure.…
  • How Do I Erase an Airport Disk That Is No Longer In the Network?

    Nov 21, 2021, 12:37 pm By forum
    Is there a way to erase an Airport disk without configuring it into a network? I have replaced the Airport with a new router and backup disks. I’d like to wipe the Airport disk before recycling. —– John Kueck
  • How Do I Move My Application and Utilities Files Back To the Dock?

    Nov 21, 2021, 9:01 am By forum
    I lost my application button on my dock as well as the button that shows all of my applications on the dock. How do I add them back in ? I need to replace those buttons as I accidentally lost them. I found the application file and utilities files but I don’t…
  • Can I Make Custom Styles the Defaults for Highlighting or Shape Styles?

    Nov 20, 2021, 1:09 pm By forum
    Conditional Highlighting is a great feature, but I don’t like the built-in styles. I know I can always copy from one of my existing tables or templates where I’ve created Custom styles, but it would be nice to change the default styles for the app. The…
  • Creating Map Charts In Mac Numbers

    Nov 19, 2021, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Sometimes it is useful to have bar charts where each bar is placed at a spot on a map or graphic. You can do that in Numbers, even though there is no special chart type for it. You just need to get creative.…
  • Do I Need To Be Using iCloud?

    Nov 19, 2021, 9:50 am By forum
    I have been using Macs for past 25 years – now in mid 80’s and not terribly swift with computers – my question regards iCloud – do I need to know about it and use it? At present, I use My Passport For Mac with external HD for backup. I am ignorant of…
  • How To Use a Hidden Email Address In a Return Message?

    Nov 18, 2021, 5:35 pm By forum
    Used hide my email for the first time the other day to make an online purchase. The item needs to be returned and I just now received an email from the merchant regarding same. I hit the “return” button and my real email attaches. I use the data arrows to…
  • Keyboard Shortcut To Access System Preferences (Monterey)?

    Nov 18, 2021, 11:34 am By forum
    I need a keyboard shortcut to access System Preferences. Anyone have a solution? I have searched and searched, but I have not found that this is “native” to Mac’s. But there HAS to be a solution! I can’t be the “only one” who has needed this! Many…
  • 17 Google Search Techniques You Need To Master

    Nov 18, 2021, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Here are some techniques you can use when searching the web with Google. You can specify one or more sites to search, or exclude sites, terms and more. You can add date ranges, use boolean operators and even a special advanced search page.…
  • Showing a Screen Pointer Indicator On an iPhone Or iPad

    Nov 17, 2021, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    I'm often asked how I manage to show a red circle in my iPhone and iPad tutorials. This is just the pointer you get when you connect a mouse to your device. I'll show you what I use and how to modify it.…