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Set what a new Finder window opens to

By default, a new Finder window opens to your recent files. To change this to open a folder, open your Finder Preferences. Under the General tab, you can set what your new Finder windows will open to. Just select from the dropdown menu which folder you want. Select Other in the dropdown to select a different folder from the ones that are shown.

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Hide Recent Apps on your iPad

With iOS 12, Apple introduced a new section to the Dock on the iPad -Suggested and Recent apps. If you want to hide this new section, go to the Dock section in the Settings app. From there you can turn this new feature off to bring it back to how the Dock worked prior to iOS 12.

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Sharing Files using AirDrop on your Mac

Have you ever wanted to share a file on your Mac with your iPad or iPhone? Not sure how? In this lesson from my Tutor for macOS Mojave, I show you how to do just that – share a file from a Mac to an iPhone, and share a file from the iPhone back to the Mac using AirDrop. You can also use AirDrop to share to another Mac or form one iOs device to another! And it’s pretty easy to use, once you have it setup. If you aren’t sure about how AirDrop can help you, take a look at this video. Hope it helps!

Change your default browser on your Mac

Are you wanting to use a different browser on your Mac? Maybe switch to Chrome, or switch back to Safari from Chrome or Firefox? To set your default browser on your Mac, just open your System Preferences and select the General Preference Pane. You’ll see an option to set the default browser. Select the browser you want and close System Preferences. Now when you click on a link from your email or another app, it will open in your selected browser.

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Close all your Safari Tabs at once on the iPhone and iPad

Do you have a lot of tabs open in Safari on your iPhone or iTab? Are you tired of closing them one-by-one? Close them all with a few simple taps. All you need to do, once you are in Safari, is tap-and-hold on the tab button. On the iPhone, this is at the bottom of the iPhone display. On the iPad, it is at the top in Safari’s toolbar. Once you tap-and-hold on this tab button for a few seconds, you’ll see all your options including closing all your tabs.

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Turn on/off Do Not Disturb faster on the Mac

On the Mac, you can quickly turn on and off the Do Not Disturb through the Notification Center or Today View. Just click on the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner of your display to show either the Notification Center or Today View. Swipe down on your trackpad or mouse, and toggle Do Not Disturb. If you turn it on, it will turn off automatically the following day.

File Messages Faster in Mail in Mojave

For several versions of Mail, you’ve been able to select a message and in the Menu Bar you would choose Message > Move To Predicted Mailbox to file the email in the suggested mailbox. If the Move To command is disabled, this means the Mail app hasn’t yet learned how to move messages like the […]

Here’s How Apple Changed Sending a Photo in Messages in iOS 12

Before iOS 12, if you wanted to share a photo, you’d tap the camera button in a Messages chat and select the most recent photo you’ve taken or you could select an older photo. In iOS 12, Apple changed things so tapping the camera button only lets you take a fresh photo. To find and […]

To Update macOS 10.14 Mojave, Use This New System Preferences Pane

For years you used the App Store on your Mac to install operating system updates as well as app updates. With macOS Mojave you still update your apps through the App Store, but Apple moved operating system updates to a new preference pane in System Preferences, appropriately called Software Update. This preference pane replaces the […]

So What Are All Those Stacks of Notifications in iOS 12?

It happens to the best of us, we become overwhelmed by notifications form your iPhone or iPad, particularly with chatty friends or apps. In iOS 12, Apple added a new feature and they are now grouping notifications into stacks so you no longer see an endless screen of alerts. To expand a stack of notifications […]

Have You Noticed That Mojave’s Dock Shows Recent Applications?

With the Dock on your Mac, you have quick access to frequently used apps, documents, and folders. It also makes it easy to switch to a running app. In macOS 10.14 Mojave, the Dock has another feature: a list of apps you’ve used recently that aren’t on your default Dock. Icons for these recent apps […]

Apple Moved Control Center in iOS 12 on the iPad—Here’s Where to Find It

If you’ve been using iOS 11 or an earlier version of iOS on your iPad, you probably know that you need to swipe up from the bottom of your iPad to get to the Control Center. This works the same on the iPhone prior to iOS 12. But with the iPhone X introduced last year, […]

Make Safari Tabs Easier to Identify by Adding Icons

If you are like me, you probably end up with so many tabs in Safari that it becomes impossible to read the tab titles because they are cut oft. The good news is Safari 12—which comes with macOS 10.14 Mojave and is a free update for 10.12 Sierra and 10.13 High Sierra—now offers an option […]

iOS 12 Lets You Use Google Maps or Waze in CarPlay

Prior to iOS 12, Apple Maps was the only mapping app you could run on the dashboard with CarPlay. This is nice if you use Apple Maps, but what if you use another map app such as Google Maps or Waze? The good news is with iOS 12 and the most recent updates to Google […]

Features of macOS 10.14 Mojave You Won’t Want to Miss

With last year’s macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple made no big changes to the Mac OS, instead, they focused on refining the OS and bug fixes. In keeping with their alternating cycle of releases, this year’s macOS 10.14 Mojave includes plenty of new features in addition to bug fixes. Let’s take a look at a […]