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How to fix two-factor authentication problems with apps that don’t use iCloud

vrijdag 7 oktober 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I’ve heard some confusion and frustation from people who use calendar, contact, and email software that isn’t set up through iCloud, and they turned on Apple’s two-factor authentication (2FA). There’s an easy solution, but it requires a little p…

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If you upgrade to two-factor authentication, you can’t log in to your Mac with an iCloud password

donderdag 6 oktober 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

A few releases of what was then called Mac OS X, Apple added an option that seemed a convenient way to reduce the number of passwords you had to remember. While setting up a system (or later via the Users & Groups system preference pane), you cou…

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How to use Photoshop Elements to combine images like a pro

donderdag 6 oktober 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

One of the most exciting projects you can tackle in image editing software that supports layering—Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Pixelmator, etc.—is to combine images in interesting ways. Whether you’re crafting a surreal piece of art or s…

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Travelers: Keep your data secure by using a virtual private network

donderdag 6 oktober 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Even when your goal is to get away from it all, sometimes necessity requires that you stay in touch with the outside world. This can take a lot of forms: chatting with your loved ones on FaceTime, shuttling project files between your iPad Pro or…

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How to encrypt your Facebook messages with Secret Conversations

woensdag 5 oktober 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Good news, privacy enthusiasts: Facebook’s one-on-one encrypted messaging feature called Secret Conversations is now live for all Android and iOS users.  Secret Conversations allows Messenger users to send end-to-end encrypted messages to their …

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How to set up macOS Server’s VPN service

woensdag 5 oktober 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Last year we looked at services you could use to secure connections to servers and websites when you were on the public Internet. This week we’re going to take a look at setting up the Server app’s VPN service, which you can use to gain secure a…

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How to transfer a Time Machine backup to another backup drive

dinsdag 4 oktober 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Earl Jarrett asks a question many people have about Time Machine backups. He’s currently using a 1TB external drive and wants to upgrade to a new 4TB drive. Time Machine can keep a deep history of your previous versions, and the more space, the …

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Fusion Drive or more RAM: Which one to get on a new Mac?

maandag 3 oktober 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Marvin Schildkraut writes in with a very common question about what upgrade choices to make when purchasing a new Mac. He’s considering extra RAM and a Fusion Drive. The cost of these two options is not burdensome. However, I have been advised …

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How to list Folders first when sorting a Finder window in macOS Sierra

maandag 3 oktober 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Of all the new features in macOS Sierra, one of my favorites is this really simple one that changes the way files and folders are displayed in the Finder. (Hat tip to former Macworld editor Scholle McFarland for pointing this out.)When you open a…

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How to get started with widgets in iOS 10

vrijdag 30 september 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

iOS 10 has turned your iPhone’s screen into a new hub for widgets—just swipe left on the lock page or home screen to check it out. But what even are widgets? Just think of them as app extensions or glances that offer you quick, digestible inform…

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How to solve an app blocking your screen when your Mac hasn’t crashed

donderdag 29 september 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

After upgrading to macOS Sierra and restarting my Mac, everything came up normally—except for Snapz Pro, a venerable screen-capture program that I had updated to the latest version (2.6.0), but should probably have disabled out of caution. Snapz…

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Is my Windows PC 32-bit or 64-bit? Why it matters

woensdag 28 september 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Especially if you have an older PC, there’s a big difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. Here’s how to find out what you have and why you should care.

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Why 'Transfer Purchases' doesn't copy apps to iTunes when backing up your iPhone

woensdag 28 september 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Last week we talked about creating a backup of your iOS device that, when restored, would also restore all your apps. As I noted in the article, an iCloud backup restores apps and their related data, and restoring using an iTunes backup does, b…

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How to disable macOS’s hotspot login float-over window

woensdag 28 september 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Alfabeck Lauder finds the way in which Apple manages Wi-Fi logins at public networks a bit maddening: When I’m travelling, I frequently gain access to the Internet on my Mac via public Wi-Fi networks. Before I can connect, I’m invariably confro…

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How to turn on/off read receipts in macOS Sierra’s Messages

woensdag 28 september 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

When you are using Messages, Read Receipts let the person you are communicating with know when you have received and read their message. If, for whatever reason, you want to change this so that you are not sending a read receipt, you can modify …

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Print an email to PDF in iOS 10 in just two confusing steps

dinsdag 27 september 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

iOS added print support years ago, and Printopia and then other software rose to meet a challenge: supporting printers that didn’t use Apple’s AirPrint. But they also added a nifty workaround to the missing ability to create PDFs from email and …

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How to use Messages in iOS 10, from special effects to iMessage apps

dinsdag 27 september 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Thanks to iOS 10, your Messages app is way more than a texting app. Way, way more. Now that the official release of iOS 10 is out, here’s your guide to using all the new features in Messages, from sending fullscreen effects to installing your …

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How to resurrect a Fusion Drive from a destroyed Mac

vrijdag 23 september 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Christoper Bender wrote in with a problem related to his Fusion Drive that seems ironic given his last name: A very long story short, but I’ve an iMac that suffered catastrophic damage in shipment. I’ve extracted the 1TB hard drive and the 128G…

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Ask the iTunes Guy: More of your questions about iOS 10’s Music app

vrijdag 23 september 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I usually receive about a dozen iTunes Guy questions a week, but following the release of iOS 10, my mailbox has been overflowing. More than 100 people wrote in with questions about the new Music app in iOS 10. I covered a number of issues with t…

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How to configure a software RAID in macOS Sierra’s Disk Utility

donderdag 22 september 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Apple’s Disk Utility is usually the go-to app for reformatting, partitioning, and diagnosing storage devices on your Mac. For many years, the Disk Utility app stayed the same in terms of features and user interface. But that changed with OS X El…

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How to deconstruct a software RAID made with macOS Sierra’s Disk Utility

donderdag 22 september 2016 in Macworld HowTo (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

You can use macOS Sierra’s Disk Utility app to create a software RAID, but you can also use it to delete the RAID. If you created a RAID using Disk Utility and now you don’t want to use the disks as a RAID anymore, here’s how to delete the RAID.…

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