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  • Search A Specific Website With Quick Website Search

    9:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    You can search a specific website using Safari's address field and Quick Website Search. Make sure this feature is enabled and then you can check the list of sites already added. You can add most other sites by performing a native search at that site. Once…
  • Should I Get An iPad or a MacBook Air?

    8:54am By forum
    I have an iMac (2012) , iPad (employers) and iPhone. I have been give Apple vouchers and cannot decide if I should buy iPad 10.5 pro, keyboard and pen or the new Air Mac. I use devices for reading online, safari, photos, numbers and PDF’s. Welcome thoughts /…
  • Apple Announces 4-Day Sale

    Mon 7:12pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    Apple sent out a mass email today promoting a “four-day shopping event” starting this Friday, traditionally known as “Black Friday” in the U.S., when retailers have special sales to begin the holiday shopping season. Apple rarely holds sales, and Black…
  • “Add [shortcut] To Siri” Has “Type Phrase” Not Red Record Phrase Button. Why?

    Mon 1:15pm By forum
    On my iPhone XS and iPad Pro when I try to add a Siri Shortcut Suggestion to Siri, it requires me to Type the phrase, instead of providing a res record button for me to record the phrase. Settings -> Siri & Search -> Suggested Shortcuts -> tap on a suggested…
  • iOS Control Center Hidden Buttons

    Mon 9:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    The Control Center on iOS is very useful, yet many people don't use it to quickly access common functions. There are many buttons that you can add to Control Center that add even more. If you have an iPhone or iPad you should take the time to look at all of…
  • How Do I Create an If, Then Formula In Numbers?

    Sun 10:10pm By forum
    I have column A with dates, column B with letters like M (monthly), Q (quarterly), etc; column C is A (date) plus 1 month if column B is M; plus 3 if Q. Example: June 1, 2018. M. July 1, 2018 June 1, 2017. Q. September 1, 2018 Is there a way to write an...…
  • How Do I Play a Complete Playlist On My iPhone XS?

    Sun 2:52pm By forum
    When I play a playlist it only plays the first song (or movement), then repeats it. —– Floyd
  • How Do I Change the Libaries Column Width In iMovie 10.1.10?

    Sat 10:06am By forum
    My Event names in the iMovie Library column are too long to fully display. Like in most Apps, I can see the column drag symbol when moused over, but the column will not drag to increase or decrease. I find no obvious option to let me change this column width.…
  • Final Cut Pro Adds Third-Party Editing Features

    Fri 12:25pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    Apple updated Final Cut Pro to 10.4.4 and Motion and Compressor as well. The biggest new feature is allowing third-party services like and Shutterstock hook directly into FCP to add new features. For instance, comments can appear directly in…
  • Technical Terms: Bandwidth

    Fri 9:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    The term Bandwidth is used to describe data transferred over time. However, it is often misused to define a limit on total data transfer. Bandwidth is measured in bits per second, usually using kilo or mega-bits to make the numbers more reasonable. Marketing…
  • Could Apple Be Planning To Make Siri Available Offline?

    Thu 11:31am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Some Siri functions could be available offline in the future. Apple Insider discovered a patent filing that suggests Apple is working on this. Currently, you need an Internet connection to use Siri on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or HomePod. One of the frustrating…
  • Search Safari Tabs

    Thu 9:37am By Gary Rosenzweig
    If you have a lot of tabs open in Safari, you can search though them to quickly find the tab you need. First, enter Tab Overview mode with View, Show Tab Overview or Command+Shift+\ (backslash). Then use Edit, Find, Find or Command+F to open the search field.…
  • Easier Ways To Open File With

    Thu 9:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    The Open With command makes it possible to open a file with something other than the default app. But if you commonly need to do this with a specific app there are three ways to make it much easier to open the file with that app instead of the default. You…
  • How To Set the Default Font in Pages

    Wed 9:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Often people want to know how they can change the default font in Pages. But there is no default font. Instead, when you create a new document you are using a template, often the template named Blank. So if you'd rather start with a different font, then just…
  • How To Open Custom Folder When a Finder Is Clicked On Mac?

    Nov 13, 2018, 11:25 pm By forum
    I would like to open a custom folder instead of recents when I click on the finder on the Mac. How to achieve it? —–
  • Many Forced To Verify Apple Accounts

    Nov 13, 2018, 12:59 pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    Reports are coming in that many people today had to verify their ID to log into their Apple accounts today. Both Apple Insider and MacRumors are reporting this, though headlines make it seem as if people are “locked out” of their accounts, when in fact…
  • How Do I Get Rid Of “Unwanted Ads” While Surfing In Safari ?

    Nov 13, 2018, 9:47 am By forum
    Before going on Mojave, I had adblock plus pro to prevent unwanted ads on Safari ! Now, the system delete adblock plus pro! Anybody know a solution ? —– Marc Chamberland
  • Choosing the Right MacBook For You

    Nov 13, 2018, 9:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    With the new MacBook Air the MacBook line is stable for the next few months, making this a good time to buy a new MacBook. But which one is right for you? The MacBook is the lightest, the MacBook Air is the least expensive and good middle-ground, and the…
  • Customize macOS Dock Hiding

    Nov 12, 2018, 9:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    If you have the Dock set to automatically hide, then you may not like the default amount of time it takes for the Dock to appear, and the speed of the animation. You can customize these by using the Terminal to change two hidden macOS preferences. You can…
  • How Can We Know If Old App Store Apps Still Work With New Versions Of macOS?

    Nov 11, 2018, 10:24 am By forum
    I have many old apps purchased from the App store that I wonder if they will still work with the newest versions of OS Is there a reliable list or source that I can validate these and how can I find it. I have a 2 year old I-Mac using the latest version of…
  • Amazon To Start Selling Apple Products Again

    Nov 9, 2018, 1:55 pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    Years ago, one of the places you could buy Macs was at But since then all you may find was a handful of odd resellers with used and older models, a few select items from Apple resellers, and a small selection from Apple. But that will change soon…
  • What Can the New iPad Pro USB C Be Used For?

    Nov 9, 2018, 9:39 am By forum
    With the addition of the USB C port on the new iPad Pro, can that be used to connect a mouse, an external monitor, and one or more hard drives using a USB C hub? —– John Carter
  • Siri Shortcuts: Random Reminders

    Nov 9, 2018, 9:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
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  • Is Adobe Reader Compatible With Mojave?

    Nov 8, 2018, 12:27 pm By forum
    I recently updated the operating system to Mojave on my MacBook Pro. Upon updating I could no longer access Adobe Reader nor could I successfully install a new version of Reader. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! —– Rob
  • Printable Mac How-To Cheat Sheet For Mojave

    Nov 8, 2018, 11:18 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    This is something I created for my Mojave course that I also wanted to share with my newsletter subscribers. It is a one-page PDF that you can print with quick how-to tips for macOS. These are answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions from Mac…
  • View Multiple Notes

    Nov 8, 2018, 10:03 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Need to view more than one note at a time in the Mac Notes app? Select a note and then choose Window, Float Selected Note. It will open in another window and you can still view different notes in the main window. You can open as many windows as you like to…
  • Recreating the All My Files Finder List

    Nov 8, 2018, 9:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Prior to High Sierra there was a Finder sidebar item called All My Files. This showed you a big list of all of your documents. This was replaced with the Recents list, which only shows documents you have opened and leaves out files you have created or…
  • How Can I Change Default HEIC Extension To JPG?

    Nov 7, 2018, 10:58 pm By forum
    Can Terminal be used to change the default .HEIC extension now used by Mojave to default JPG? The HEIC extension is not widely accepted and probably won’t be for some time. —– Steve Housley
  • Pages Now Offers Direct Export To Apple Books Format

    Nov 7, 2018, 6:22 pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    The new Pages 7.3 released today gives writers the ability to publish a book directly from Pages to Apple Books. The new option in the File menu hooks directly into your iTunes Connect account if you have set yourself up as an Apple Books creator. Previously…
  • How Do I Convert An APFS Thumbdrive To FAT?

    Nov 7, 2018, 12:06 pm By forum
    I have a thumb drive that I converted to APFS. How do I convert back to FAT32? Disk utility no longer shows that option. I have the latest Mojave release. I have iMac 2013 —– Barry