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  • How Should I Migrate To 16”?

    Wed 9:51pm By forum
    I’ll be buying a 16” MBP and will migrate from a 15” model several years old. In previous migrations I’ve done the usual connecting the two computers and transferring lock, stock, and barrel. Should I do that again, or should I download fresh copies of…
  • New 16-Inch MacBook Pro Replaces Old 15-Inch Model

    Wed 5:10pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    Apple released a new top-end model of MacBook Pro today, with an increased screen size and new keyboard. A base price of only $2,399 includes 16GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. Early reviews are overwhelmingly positive of the new model. For the past few years…
  • Choosing the Right MacBook For You

    Wed 3:00pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    Apple announced the new 16-Inch MacBook Pro today. This replaces the 15-Inch model. You can now choose between the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13-Inch and MacBook Pro 16-Inch. For most people the choice will be clear with the MacBook Air being the cheapest and…
  • Create Unique Music For Your Videos In GarageBand

    Wed 11:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Instead of using music from a collection or jingles from iMovie you can easily create your own video soundtrack in GarageBand. It only takes a few minutes to combine a drum track with other loops and then export some music that you can drag and drop into…
  • How Do I Get a Photo’s Metadata Into the Photos App?

    Wed 10:21am By forum
    I am moving some old photos I found that I took many years before I had my Mac and the photos App. I imported a photo as a test and it slapped today’s date on the photo. I want the date the photo was taken to be used to place it in the proper place […]
  • Is It Possible To Have Too Many Email Accounts In Mac Mail? It’s Choking!

    Tue 9:54pm By forum
    Is it possible to have too many email accounts configured in Mail? I’m using a 2018 MacBook, running Catalina 10.15.1, although I suspect this problem came along when I copied my older (2015?) MacBook onto this new one this past summer. I generally leave my…
  • Use Grid View for Dock Downloads

    Tue 12:52pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    If you keep a link to your Downloads folder in the Dock on the right, then Control+click it and set it to Grid view. This is the best view for this particular folder because you can drag and drop files in the folder directly from the Dock this way.
  • 17 Pages For Mac Tips

    Tue 11:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Here are some handy tips for using Pages on your Mac. You can make writing easier with paragraph spacing, showing word count, using text replacements and other things. You can adjust how your document looks with character styles, Emoji clipart and hyphenation.…
  • How Do I Select a Good Laser Printer?

    Mon 9:19pm By forum
    I know you prefer paperless, but can you offer any guidance for buying a small laser printer for home use? Your help is sincerely appreciated. —– Don Palmer
  • How Do I Reduce a Full Screen Browser Window?

    Mon 8:06pm By forum
    Sometimes my browser window on Chrome on an imac with high sierra fills the entire screen and I have to use trial and error to escape that view so I can view other open windows. I tried pressing F10 or F11 keys to see if I could switch windows but that did.t…
  • Listenting To Radio Stations With the Music App On Your Apple Devices

    Mon 11:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    You can listen to regular worldwide and local radio stations using the Music app in macOS Catalina and iOS 13. Thanks to agreements with streaming radio services, you can find these stations by searching or askign Siri. At the moment the streams don't seem to…
  • How Do I Access Remotely To HDD In Airport Time Capsule Extreme?

    Sat 9:07am By forum
    I have an 4th generation airport time capsule extreme with 1tb of internal HDD, i want to share the file in the HDD not only in my home network but also over the internet. I try to do a port forwarding on the 548 UDP TCP but work only in my home network. I…
  • What’s the Best Solution for External Hard Drive?

    Fri 7:46pm By forum
    In the past year I’ve purchased two Seagate 2 TB external hardrives and 1 Seagate 5 TB external hardrive. All have gone defunct. I’ve used them with Time Machine and as a place to backup most of the files/folders from my computer. I use a MacBook Pro with…
  • How Do I Get Rid Of Fake Virus Alert ?

    Fri 11:02am By forum
    On my new iMac OS mojave 10.14.6 using Safari 13.0.2 while on a web site the site will change to a site with a virus warning. The back arrow won’t work on it so I have to go and select a new web site to get away from it. What can I do about this. […]
  • How To Use iMovie For Mac In Under 5 Minutes

    Fri 10:00am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Learn how to create an iMovie project, edit it, and export in less than 5 minutes with this complete tutorial. In this fast tutorial I take four clips, trim and arrange them, add titles, transisions, music and filters, and then export a finished project. Get…
  • How Do I Turn Off the Annoying Apple Catalina Update Notification On a Mac?

    Thu 10:07pm By forum
    I am not ready to upgrade to Catalina OS. How do I turn off the annoying apple catalina update notification on a mac? Please help me ou. —– Lali Raj
  • Can I Have Mojave and Catalina Boot Disks On Same iMac?

    Nov 7, 2019, 1:22 pm By forum
    My scanner is 32 bit and I’ll have to buy a new scanner if I move to Catalina. Can I use both Mojave and Catalina on same iMac? —– David Sofi
  • Learn How To Use the IF Function In Numbers

    Nov 7, 2019, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    Download the file: 2041NumbersIfDemos.zip
  • Delete a Specific Web Page From Your Safari History

    Nov 6, 2019, 9:36 pm By Gary Rosenzweig
    You can choose History, Clear History to delete everything, or a for the last hour, day or two days. But you can also delete a specific item by choosing History, Show All History. Then click on a page listed and press the Delete key. You can also click on one…
  • Using Personal Automations To Play a Wake-Up Song, Podcast Or Playlist

    Nov 6, 2019, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    New iOS 13 iPhone Shortcuts automation are great, but you can't have most automations play without manually confirming first. However, you can have an automation triggered when you stop an alarm, which leads to some interesting uses. In these examples, we'll…
  • How Do I Convert XLR Files To XLS or Numbers?

    Nov 6, 2019, 10:19 am By forum
    I recently upgraded to Catalina. As a result any old XLR files will not open. Is there a way to convert them to Number files? or export them to an XLS configuration. My Office for MAC was 32 bit and got wiped out with the upgrade. Thank you. —– James McCormick
  • Can I Backup a SD Card With Time Machine?

    Nov 6, 2019, 9:19 am By forum
    Can I backup a SD card (Transend 130 Jetdrive light) with time machine? In the window where you can exclude files on time machine, the SD card is shown, but I cannot select it to be removed from the list. Is there a way around this? —– Petri
  • How Do I Assign a Unique “sound” To a Specified Email-sender?

    Nov 5, 2019, 2:14 pm By forum
    I receive “emergency” emails from time to time and would like to assign a unique tone/sound to the specific sender/agency. —– TheTrainRev
  • Has Anybody Developed a Workaround for “Real Time Stock Prices” On Numbers?

    Nov 5, 2019, 12:48 pm By forum
    Numbers 6.2 using (stock, Price) provides the closing price of a stock on the previous day. I have access to real time prices on several web sites, however it would be very helpful to have them in my current Numbers spread sheet. —– Tom
  • Using Your Own Photos Or Graphics As Desktop Backgrounds

    Nov 5, 2019, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    You don't have to settle for using Apple's images as your desktop background. You can use any photo from your library or image you can obtain as a desktop background. You can also make your own graphics in an image editing app or Keynote to use as a…
  • 13 iPhone Keyboard Tips

    Nov 4, 2019, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    While most iPhone users use the virtual on-screen keyboard to type all day long, many don't know about some important techniques that can make typing easier. Learn how to type punctuation easier, slide-to-type, use the one-handed keyboard, add more keyboards,…
  • What Is Your Monitor Setup?

    Nov 4, 2019, 9:27 am By forum
    I have a MacBook pro (2012) with a 27″ Cinema display of that era. I would love more screen real estate via a larger monitor or 2nd display. I’m not using any graphic intense applications, large screen real estate is a priority for viewing multiple…
  • How Do I Use an Old iPhone As a Video Camera and Get the Video Off Of It?

    Nov 3, 2019, 12:00 am By forum
    I am trying to use an old iPhone as a video camera, which worked fine. However, I can’t get the video off of the iPhone now. How do I do this? Thanks so much! —– Annie Caldwell
  • Understanding Windows, Tabs, Full Screen And Split Screen Modes

    Nov 1, 2019, 11:00 am By Gary Rosenzweig
    When working in apps on documents you can choose to have one document open per window, or multiple documents in tabs in that same window. Windows can be floating, resizable objects on your desktop, or you can go into full screen mode to fill the screen with…
  • How Do I Send Multiple Numbers Files?

    Nov 1, 2019, 10:59 am By forum
    I am trying to send multiple Numbers Files to people who use Excel. I am sending them via MAC Mail on a single document. I drag the Number file to the email but how do you convert to Excel prior to sending? —– James McCormick