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  • Problem Streaming Music From iPhone To a Wireless Speaker

    Thu 6:18pm By forum
    I run a movement and exercise group for Parkinson’s patients. We exercise by movement and dancing to music. My music is stored on my iPhone. I stream the music to a wireless speaker using Bluetooth. When I get a message or phone call it interrupts the music…
  • Which Browser Is Better On Mac: Safari Or Chrome?

    Thu 9:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Most Mac users are browsing the web using either the built-in Safari browser or they have installed Google's Chrome browser. Both browsers have their advantages. Each works well within their own Apple or Google ecosystem. Safari has some clear advantages when…
  • Rearrange Menu Bar Icons

    Wed 10:29pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    If you don’t like the order of the icons on the right side of your menu bar, you can change the order by holding the Command key and dragging left or right. You can’t move the Notifications Center icon all the way to the right, however. Sometimes if an app…
  • Is It Better To Use Import Feature Of Photos To Move Photo Collection Into Mac?

    Wed 1:31pm By forum
    Hi Gary, I’m moving from windows to Mac OS. All my photos are saved under MyPhotos in windows. I did use photoshop to place them there, and all photos are saved as jpegs (not photoshop format). I have heard two different ways to move the photos over to Mac.…
  • Create an Animated GIF From Video On A Mac

    Wed 9:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    You can turn any video into an animated GIF using the latest version of Apple's free Keynote presentation software. A new feature of Keynote is the ability to export as a GIF. To convert a video, you can create single-slide presentations using the video and…
  • Can’ Find a Good Dictionary Merriam-Webster In Apple Store?

    Tue 8:48pm By forum
    Newest Mac Mojave. Really dissatisfied with the Mac dictionary and would like something like the Merriam-Webster dictionary – the Merriam-Webster site says it is dated 2009, is that important? Or the one that comes with my iPad. And is it possible for that…
  • What Is ‘Safe Mode’ For?

    Tue 8:43pm By forum
    What does starting up in ‘Safe Mode’ mean, and when should it be used? I am having the occasional trouble starting up my Mac, so should I use it for that? I am running Sierra 10.12.6 on a 2013 iMac. —– Jane
  • Is a Thumb Drive Suitable for a Backup Drive?

    Tue 5:16pm By forum
    I read a high capacity thumb drive can be used as effectively as an external hard drive (you recommended the seagate in your recommended products page). The article said you erase the ssd and reformat it to the apple os extended journal just as you would do…
  • New 8-Core MacBook Pro Unveiled

    Tue 2:19pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    In a surprise, Apple updated the high-end MacBook Pro line with new Intel processors. The most advanced models now have 8-core processors for the first time. Both the 15-inch and 13-inch models are new. It also appears that the keyboard for these models is…
  • Create a Button On Your Mac or iPhone To Make a Call With One Tap Or Click

    Tue 9:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    The shell script is simply: open facetime://3035551212 The JavaScript (JXA) is: function run(input, parameters) { Application("FaceTime").activate(); Application("System…
  • Fade Audio In GarageBand For Mac

    Mon 9:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    A seemingly simple thing to do is GarageBand is have your track or song fade in or out. But finding the method for doing this can be difficult. A fade is an automation. To fade, you need to show automations and then edit the automation line to change the…
  • How Do I Set Visible Header Fields In Mail?

    Sun 12:28am By forum
    I am trying to add a priority to a message. I know how to simply use the menu item Message, Set Priority. I would like to “set visible header fields” but can’t figure out how to do that. —– Brendalyn
  • How Do I Highlight a Cell Based On Other Cells?

    Fri 10:24pm By forum
    Mac Numbers version 5.1 (Yosemite) I just need a simple formula that will highlight a cell based on the difference between two other cells. Cell N9 would “fill” if P17>J17. I would adapt the formula to fit the other cells in column N. Example: N1 would…
  • How Do I Stop My iPad From Ringing When I Get Phone Calls?

    May 17, 2019, 11:46 am By forum
    Hi Gary, this is most annoying… every time my iPhone rings, my iPad rings also, and, interrupts any program I’m running at that time. Being a musician, I read charts on my gigs. I also get a lot of robot calls and soliciting calls. If my iPhone rings while…
  • Should I Use CleanMyMac 3?

    May 17, 2019, 11:42 am By forum
    I have a program loaded called: CleanMyMac 3 on my 2009 iMac, running High Sierra, and I’m not sure if I should be using this to clean files from my hard drive? Thank you for any help you can give me on this. Joe —– Joseph Innamorato
  • How To Transfer, Wireless, a Folder With Several Photos From a PC To a Mac?

    May 17, 2019, 9:27 am By forum
    Please, I want to know how to transfer, through a wireless network, a folder containing several photos, from a computer with a Windows System to a MacBook Pro 15″, with macOS Mojave, Version 10.14.5. Thank you for your help. —– José Augusto Macedo do Couto
  • Figuring Out Why Your MacBook Battery Drains At Night

    May 17, 2019, 9:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Here are the Terminal commands I show in the video: pmset -g assertions pmset -g log | grep -e " Sleep " -e " Wake " | tail -n 50 log show -last 4h --style syslog | fgrep -e " Wake " -e " Sleep " Here is a link to that Apple support page: […]
  • How Do I Set Up the Right Shift Key On Keyboard To Display Apps That Are Open?

    May 16, 2019, 12:18 pm By forum
    I just upgraded from El Capitan to Mojave on my Mac. Since then, I’ve lost the ability to use the right shift key on keyboard to display all open apps. —– TheTrainRev
  • Creating a Magnifying Glass Effect With Mac Keynote

    May 16, 2019, 9:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    If you need to focus on part of an image during a presentation, you can use a magnifying glass to zoom in on the area in a fun way. You can build this effect using and shape and three transitions. This also creates a nice element to use in iMovie or other…
  • Open Recently Closed Tabs

    May 15, 2019, 8:30 pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    You can access recently-closed tabs in Safari in the History menu. But a quicker way is to click and hold the + button to the right of the tabs at the top of the window. This brings up the list there, which is a more natural place to access it.
  • In Numbers Application Can You Make the Formula Text Larger?

    May 15, 2019, 7:23 pm By forum
    I’m using Mojave 10.14.4, Numbers v.6.0. I can make the text in the Table large, but when the formula comes up the text size is small. This is where I can easily have a typo. Is there a way to increase the size of the text in the formula field. I guess I…
  • How Do I Use the “Enter” Keystroke With a Small Keyboard?

    May 15, 2019, 11:28 am By forum
    I used to have the large Apple keyboard and there was an “Enter” key on the numeral keypad. I now have the small keyboard and wonder if there is an equivalent keystroke to use. —– Jack Weibel
  • How To Use Mac Hot Corners

    May 15, 2019, 9:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Hot Corners are shortcuts that you can set so an action is performed when you move the cursor to one of the four corners of your screen. You can set these up in System Preferences if you know where to look. You can use them to instantly put your Mac to sleep,…
  • How Do I Find My Screenshot?

    May 14, 2019, 10:31 pm By forum
    I want to copy a photo from an email newsletter and send it to someone. I made a screenshot, but it won’t copy onto a Word doc or an iMessage. also, I don’t know how to view my clipboard. It’s not on the LaunchPad. and spotlight sent me right to MacMost!…
  • Everything You Can Do In iPad Notes

    May 14, 2019, 9:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    In school and at work, the Notes app on the iPad has gained status as being even better than third-party notes apps. In addition to syncing over iCloud, you can type, write, draw, take pictures, record video, and scan paper. Text can include styles, lists,…
  • iOS 12.3 Brings TV App Update

    May 13, 2019, 4:16 pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    The new TV app introduces a recommendation feature that offers customized show suggestions. There are also new sections for movies, shows, sports and children’s shows, in addition to a navigation bar. A Channels feature allows you to view content from a…
  • Create Awesome YouTube End Screens With Keynote

    May 13, 2019, 9:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    You don't need to use complex graphics or video motion tools to create backgrounds for YouTube end screens. Instead, you can simply use Keynote and build a single-slide presentation with animation. It is fairly easy to get elements lined up with placeholders…
  • What Passwords Will iCloud Keychain Leave If I Disable Keychain?

    May 12, 2019, 11:06 am By forum
    I’m thinking about the pros and cons of Apple’s iCloud Keychain. If I enable it and start using the Safari suggested passwords, then decide after using the system that I want to try a different Password Manager, and disable Keychain, do you know what…
  • How Can I Correct Skewed Photo?

    May 12, 2019, 10:29 am By forum
    When i take a foto from a picture with a frame (eg in a museum) it happens that during capturing the lens is not exactly on the level of the center of the picture. This skews the resulting photo. The corners are not square and the borders not parallel. Can I…
  • How Do I Create Formula To Convert Inches To Feet and Inches?

    May 11, 2019, 8:23 pm By forum
    How do I create a formula in Numbers to convert inches to feet and inches. For example, I could enter 28 in a cell and the next cell would give 2′ 4″. —– Jean-Claude