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  • Fresh Install On Dead MacBook Air?

    3:05pm By forum
    I have a MacBook Air that will not boot to OS. How do I get a copy of the OS (High Sierra) preferably on a DVD to do a fresh install? —– Larry Coblentz
  • How Do I Break Up a Section In Pages?

    Fri 2:21pm By forum
    I’m compiling a memoir with text, photos and captions. The writing was done in Pages as one file with chapters. I copied that file and inserted it into a new Pages document (not a template). It created a complete section of 25 pages. Question 1) Is there a…
  • 15 Ways To Make Text Easier To Read On Your Mac

    Fri 11:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    If you ever have trouble reading text on your Mac because it is tool small, there are many ways to adjust text in different places to help. You can make a universal change by adjusting your display resolution, use helper features like Accessibility Zoom, or…
  • Can I Change My Existing iCloud Email Address?

    Thu 2:38pm By forum
    I am changing my name, and would like to get a new icloud email. Can I change my existing one and have the original one forwarded for a long time? I am confused about Aliases, and don’t want to open a 2nd icloud account. How do you test new icloud addresses…
  • Apple Adds New Features to macOS, iOS and iPadOS

    Thu 10:48am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Apple released new software updates to its major operating systems with new features this week. The main new feature are across all was the ability to share a folder using iCloud Drive. iPhones got new Memoji stickers and the iPad now has upgraded ability to…
  • Quickly Navigate To Common Folders In Dialogs

    Thu 10:42am By Gary Rosenzweig
    When you go to save or open a file in an app on your Mac, you can quickly navigate to some folders using the same keyboard shortcuts you see in the Finder’s Go menu. So use Shift+Command+o to go to the Documents folder, Shift+Command+d to go to the Desktop…
  • New macOS Catalina Features: Shared iCloud Folders And More

    Wed 4:00pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    macOS version 15.4 includes some new features. You can now share iCloud folders with other iCloud users. There are new ScreenTime options. You can follow along with lyrics in Apple Music. Safari has new tab options. You can import Google Chrome passwords. You…
  • Can I Hook Up My MacBook To a Different Screen?

    Tue 7:10pm By forum
    I currently use a 2012 MacBook pro 13″ (Catalina). Since working at home, I would like a bit of a change. I would like to see my screen on a different monitor. The Flat Screen TV has HDMI as well as other inputs. Years ago I was able to do this with my 1999…
  • How To Control Your iPad With A Trackpad Or Mouse In iPadOS 13.4

    Tue 4:07pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    A new feature of iPadOS 13.4, released today, is the ability to control your iPad using a Bluetooth mouse or Trackpad. This works with almost any Bluetooth pointing device and any iPad capable of running iPadOS 13.4.…
  • Reading Books To Children Online Using Mac Messages

    Tue 11:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    While it is difficult to be in the same location with kids right now, it is possible to use Macs to be able to read with them and do other educational activities online. You can use the Messages app on two Macs to start screen sharing and then bring up a book…
  • How Do I Sum Times (Minutes and Seconds) Using the Duration Function In Numbers?

    Mon 4:54pm By forum
    Helo Gary, Do you have any YouTube video explaining this? I want to total the time in, say: A1: 1 minute and 35 seconds A2: 3 minutes and 55 seconds How can I sum this using the Duration Function? I’ll appreciate your attention to this matter. Thank you very…
  • iPad Pro Vs MacBook Air – Which One Is Right For You?

    Mon 11:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    The new iPad Pro with the Magic Keyboard could finally be a legitimate laptop computer for some people. There will be a lot of people deciding between the new MacBook Air and iPad Pro. They both have similar abilities, but also some distinct differences. Here…
  • How Do I Synchronize Home Pages Views Across My iOS Devices?

    Mon 10:32am By forum
    I would like to pick up the iPhone or iPads and see Home page icons arranged similarly on all three. How can I manage this please? —– Robin Oram
  • How Can You Use the New HEIC Photo File In Blogs/photoshop, Instead Of JPG?

    Mar 21, 2020, 8:24 pm By forum
    I have not bought one of the newer iPhone 11 Pro with the 3 cameras. I understand that it produces a HEIC file that works great on Facebook & Instagram but can’t use in a blog, on Photoshop or other platforms that use jpg. Is there an easier way? As an…
  • How Can I Use My Bluetooth Headset As a Mic While Recording Video On My iPhone?

    Mar 21, 2020, 2:46 pm By forum
    When videoing on either side (front or back) of my iPhone 8+ the internal mic is used even though my Bluetooth headset is paired, and connected. The headset works for all other tasks on my iPhone, ie. phone calls, dictating texts, emails, etc. —– Larry McNamee
  • How Do I See Missing Email Graphics?

    Mar 21, 2020, 12:36 pm By forum
    Some graphics/images in the body of emails from one or two companies are blank areas when using Mail on my MacBook Pro OS 10.15.3. I CAN see them on my iPhone iOS 13.3.1. Is it some setting I’m overlooking in Mail on my MacBook pro? —– Pat
  • How Do I Show the Percentage Of Checkboxes Checked?

    Mar 20, 2020, 1:09 pm By forum
    If i may ask you this, as i can\’t find an answer somewhere online: I have a sheet with many checkboxes to monitor the progress of the mixing parts for my album I\’m working on right now. i´d love to have an extra box showing me the progress of those…
  • How Do I Force My MacBook Pro To Always Open With My Picture?

    Mar 20, 2020, 12:04 pm By forum
    I am running Catalina V 10.15.3 on my recently bought new 13-inch MacBook pro. Every time I turn the computer on, the desktop shows this big rock. I want it always to show a specific picture from my picture library. I have tried often to look into…
  • How To Set Any Sound File As a Ringtone On Your iPhone

    Mar 20, 2020, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    You can turn any standard sound file into a ringtone right on your iPhone using the free GarageBand app from Apple. You can also use some music from your library, and download audio files and music online, even from YouTube, to use as ringtones.…
  • How Do I Keep All By Files On a Flash Drive In “Date Modified” Configuration?

    Mar 19, 2020, 4:06 pm By forum
    Every time I add a file to my Flash Drive, I always have to change the order of my files to “Date Modified” configuration. Is their a way to keep this from changing? Thanks Gary —– Ken
  • On Mac, How Enable Text Messages On iCloud?

    Mar 19, 2020, 12:25 pm By forum
    Need your directions for enabling Text Messages on iCloud on a Mac. Thank you. —– Don Palmer
  • See a List of All Apple Exchange and Repair Extension Programs

    Mar 19, 2020, 10:55 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    If you ever have a hardware problem with one of your Apple products, be sure to check Apple’s list of special repair programs. You can find it at the bottom of the page
  • New MacBook Air, iPad Pro Plus Keyboard

    Mar 18, 2020, 10:02 pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    Apple announced several new pieces of hardware today. A new MacBook Air improves most product specs and brings the new keyboard to the Air. The new low-end price of $999 includes a 256GB drive. The Mac mini gets a minor update to also have a 256GB drive on the…
  • Apple Releases New Mac Mini, iPad Pro and iPad Pro Keyboard With Trackpad

    Mar 18, 2020, 7:32 pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    Apple introduced a new MacBook Air today with faster processors, more storage, a new keyboard and a lower introductory price. Two new iPad Pro models boost specs, and also introduce a new camera array. A new Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro includes a trackpad…
  • How To Show Or Hide Filename Extensions On Your Mac

    Mar 18, 2020, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    You can choose whether or not to see filename extensions in the Finder on your Mac. But even if you choose to not see them, some filename will still show extensions and others will not. What makes these files different and how do you control them?…
  • How To Really Stop Getting Spam Email

    Mar 17, 2020, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    There is a lot of bad advice out there when it comes to stopping junk email. People will tell you time-consuming ways to get marginally less spam. But there is really only one method that will solve the problem of getting too much spam. And oddly, few tech…
  • Most Efficient Way To Export a Pages Document To iMovie?

    Mar 17, 2020, 10:38 am By forum
    I’m helping a grandson’s elementary school teacher with online learning during the coronavirus outbreak. I am exporting pages children’s books projects in Pages to iMovie, and then adding recorded narration of the book text. So, the most efficient way to…
  • Apple Extends Return Policy For Store Closures

    Mar 16, 2020, 2:27 pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    Apple has published a page of frequently asked questions about their store closures. Most notably, if you have recently purchased a product and are within the 14-day return period, that period now extends to 14 days after stores reopen. Also, those that have…
  • How Do I Clean Out Unnecessary Cache?

    Mar 15, 2020, 5:05 pm By forum
    Running Catalina on a 2019 iMac, what is the best way to clean out the cache? —– Dan Callery
  • How Do I Download Photos From iPad 12.9 2018

    Mar 15, 2020, 3:05 pm By forum
    I want to offload and save photos that are on my iPad 12.9 2018, 3rd Generation using software version 13.3.1 (17D50) —– Jerry Clay