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Quick Tip - Enable Theater Mode to Prevent Your Apple Watch from Lighting Up at a Show

maandag 18 juni 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Attend any live theater presentation, and someone will ask the audience to silence their cell phones. But what about your Apple Watch? You don’t want it lighting up or making noise during the show either. To ensure that doesn’t happen, swipe …

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Apple Pay Is Faster, Easier, More Secure, and More Private Than Using Credit Cards

vrijdag 15 juni 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

You’ve probably heard of Apple Pay, but have you set it up so you can use it to pay for purchases at checkout? If not, give it a try, since it’s one of those living-in-the future Apple technologies that feels like science fiction every time yo…

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iOS 11.3 Introduces New Battery Health Feature, Business Chat, and More

vrijdag 13 april 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

At the end of March, Apple released updates to all four of its operating systems, but iOS 11.3 was the most notable. It boasts a variety of new features and other changes—you can think of it as the midpoint update between iOS 11’s first releas…

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Quick Tip - Need to Do Some Simple Math? Get Siri to Do It!

donderdag 12 april 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

If you’re reading this, chances are good that you’re not in elementary school, but it’s still easy to end up with a bunch of numbers you need to calculate. Perhaps you’re trying to total receipts for an expense report, average your kid’s repor…

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Here’s How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Settings—to the Extent Possible

woensdag 11 april 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Facebook has dominated the news headlines of late, but not for good reasons. There were the 50 million Facebook profiles gathered for Cambridge Analytica and used in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook has long been scraping call and text…

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Apple’s Family Sharing Simplifies Sharing Purchases and Managing Kid Capabilities

donderdag 22 maart 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Family life is all about togetherness, but keeping track of who’s doing what when can be tough. Apple’s Family Sharing service makes it easy to share apps, media, and more within a family of up to six members, and it provides a few helpful dig…

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Quick Tip - Don’t Use These Products to Clean Your iPhone (Or You’ll Wish You Hadn’t)

vrijdag 16 maart 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

All iPhones pick up fingerprints, and it’s all too easy to get your iPhone dirty with ink, lotion, makeup, dirt, food, and oil. If you’re faced with an iPhone that needs cleaning, resist the urge to spray it with window cleaner, rubbing alcoho…

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Block Telemarketing Calls Automatically on Your iPhone

woensdag 14 maart 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Junk calls are one of the great annoyances of the modern world. You’re minding your own business when your iPhone vibrates in your pocket. You pull it out, curious as to who’s calling, but don’t recognize the number. You may notice that it’s i…

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Quick Tip - Stop Paying Too Much for a Family’s iCloud Drive Storage

zondag 11 maart 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Apple gives iCloud users 5 GB of free storage, but that fills up fast with iCloud Photo Library, iOS backups, iBooks, and more. Until iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra, each person in a family had to buy extra iCloud space separately. Happily…

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10 Things You Need to Know about Apple’s New HomePod Speaker

dinsdag 6 maart 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

After months of anticipation, Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker finally shipped in mid-February. Reviews of its audio quality have been positive, and for the most part, it works both as advertised and as you’d expect. However, there were some …

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Warning - iCloud Photo Library Users: Do NOT Turn Off iCloud

donderdag 1 maart 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

File this warning under “unless it’s absolutely necessary.” If you use iCloud Photo Library on your Mac, don’t sign out from iCloud. Also, don’t deselect the iCloud Photo Library checkbox in either the Photos options of the iCloud pane of Syst…

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Graphic Alphabet Soup: What Are Different Formats Good For?

woensdag 28 februari 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

When it comes to graphics on the Internet, it’s easy to feel as though you’re swimming for your life in a giant bowl of alphabet soup, surrounded by shouting acronyms: GIF! JPEG! PNG! TIFF! What do those names mean? Why does …

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Quick Tip - Having Trouble Switching Apps on the iPhone X? Try This.

maandag 26 februari 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Since the iPhone X lacks a Home button to press twice for the app switcher, you’ll need to switch apps in a new way. To bring up the app switcher, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to about halfway, and then pause until the app thumbnails…

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Goldilocks and the Three PDF Apps: Which Is Right for You?

woensdag 21 februari 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

PDFs are everywhere these days. Scanners generally create documents in PDF, ebooks are often distributed in PDF, and government agencies make their paper forms available as interactive PDFs. So it’s essential to have a…

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Take Advantage of Extra Features in Messages Group Conversations

dinsdag 20 februari 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Using Messages on the Mac or in iOS is simple. Start a new conversation, enter someone’s phone number or email address, and start chatting. And if you want to talk with several people at once, type a couple of phone numbers or em…

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Quick Tip - Here’s How to Teleport to a Specific Mac Folder While Opening or Saving

maandag 19 februari 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Ever wanted to jump to a particular folder on your Mac while opening or saving a file? You can, thanks to a clever Finder trick. Whenever you have an Open or Save dialog open in an app, switch to the Finder, find the folder you w…

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Who Should Buy the New iMac Pro?

zaterdag 17 februari 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Apple’s new iMac Pro has started shipping, and it’s an astonishing machine. Put simply, it’s the most powerful Mac ever, a title it will likely retain until Apple releases a new version of the Mac Pro, promised for sometime in 2018. But for no…

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Quick Tip - Find the Battery Percentage Indicator on the iPhone X

maandag 12 februari 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Wondering what happened to the numeric battery percentage indicator on the iPhone X? The notch takes up enough space at the top of the screen that there was room only for the battery icon, which can be hard to interpret. If you want to see preci…

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Apple’s HomePod Smart Speaker Coming Soon

vrijdag 9 februari 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Move over, Amazon Echo and Google Home, there’s a new smart speaker coming soon. First announced back in June of 2017, Apple’s long-awaited HomePod will ship in the US, UK, and Australia on February 9th for $349. You can get it in space gray o…

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Call 911! Or, with an iPhone or Apple Watch, Invoke Emergency SOS.

donderdag 8 februari 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Have you ever needed to call emergency services from your or someone else’s iPhone? Almost by definition, such calls take place at stressful times, and it can be hard to remember what to do. Or, if you’ve been in an accident, it might be diffi…

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Ransomware: Should You Be Worried, and What Protective Steps Should You Take?

woensdag 7 februari 2018 in Mac's Tech Notes (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Malware makes headlines regularly these days, and although Macs are targeted far less than Windows PCs, Mac users still need to remain vigilant. A particularly serious type of malware is called “ransomware” because once it infects your compute…

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