Tutor for macOS Mojave

New Tutorial: Tutor for macOS Mojave now available!

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I’m happy to announce that my latest tutorial is now available. This tutorial covers a lot and is several hours long, but don’t worry, it’s cut up into over 80 bite size lessons. This tutorial covers a lost and is several hours long, but don’t worry, it’s cut up into over 80 bite size lessons. I also grouped these lessons into several sections including Getting Started with the Mac, Working with the Menu Bar, Working with the Dock, What’s new in Mojave, Troubleshooting, and more. There’s a lot of information packed in this tutorial. I’ve also included a few free previews for you!

If you are new to the Mac or want to learn more about the Mac, take a look at my Tutor for macOS Mojave.

Dan Wassink

A Tiny Screw Shows Why iPhones Won’t Be ‘Assembled in U.S.A.’ – The New York Times

Interesting. It’d be pretty tough to introduce manufacturing back into the US. It’s nice that Apple tried, but the economics of it all makes it not very plausible.

A Tiny Screw Shows Why iPhones Won’t Be ‘Assembled in U.S.A.’ – The New York Times:

But when Apple began making the $3,000 computer in Austin, Tex., it struggled to find enough screws, according to three people who worked on the project and spoke on the condition of anonymity because of confidentiality agreements.

Tutor for macOS Mojave

Free Lesson: Using Hot Corners in macOS Mojave

In this free lesson for my upcoming Tutor for macOS Mojave, I look at how to use Hot Corners on the Mac. With Hot Corners, we can set our Mac to show the desktop or show all the open windows for an application just by moving the cursor to the corner of your display. There are other options available to including opening Mission Control, opening Launchpad, Locking the screen, and more. Hot Corners is a feature I use on a daily basis and is one of my favorite macOS features.

This is a free lesson from my upcoming tutorial on macOS Mojave. I hope to have all the videos recorded this week for this all new tutorial. Look for it soon!

Tutor for macOS Mojave

Free Lesson: Copying, Moving, and Grouping Files in macOS Mojave

In this free lesson for my upcoming Tutor for macOS Mojave, I look at how you move files from one folder to another by dragging and dropping, how you copy files from one folder to another by using the Option key, and how you copy files to an external drive. I also look at how you can group a selected group of files into a new folder on the Mac.

This is a free lesson from my upcoming tutorial on macOS Mojave. Look for it soon!

Free Lesson: Working with Documents and Folder in the Dock with macOS Mojave

In this free lesson for my upcoming Tutor for macOS Mojave, I look at how the Dock works with documents and folders in macOS Mojave. This includes how to change the folder icon when placed in the dock, the view of the contents of the folder while in the dock, and how to change the sort order of the contents of the folder when in the dock in macOS Mojave.

Tutor for Books for the Mac – Mac, iPad, and iPhone Tutorials

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I’m happy to announce that my latest tutorial, Tutor for Books for the Mac, is now available online and for download.

Tutor for Books for the Mac – Mac, iPad, and iPhone Tutorials:

Did you know you could read your books on the Mac with the Books app? With the Books app you can download samples from the Book Store, organize your books in collections, free up space on your Mac by offloading your books to iCloud, change the text size and font while reading a book, bookmark pages, highlight text, and add notes to highlighted text. I take a look at all these features and more in Tutor for Books for the Mac.

Dan Wassink

Jony Ive interview: Apple design guru on how he created the new iPad – and the philosophy behind it | The Independent

Jony Ive interview: Apple design guru on how he created the new iPad – and the philosophy behind it | The Independent:

“I think your responsibility actually goes further back than that,” he says. “It starts with the determination not to fall into the trap of just making things different. Because when a product has been highly regarded there is often a desire from people to see it redesigned. I think one of the most important things is that you change something not to make it different but to make it better.

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Tutor for Books for the iPhone – Mac, iPad, and iPhone Tutorials

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I’m happy to announce I have a new tutorial available for the redesigned Books app on the iPhone.

Tutor for Books for the iPhone – Mac, iPad, and iPhone Tutorials:

In this tutorial, I look at the re-designed Books app on the iPhone. This was formally known as iBooks in previous iOS versions. So what’s new? In addition to a new name, Books, it has a new design, one that I find pleasing and easier to discover new books. In this tutorial I go through the major features of Books including managing your library, viewing and managing what you are reading now, navigating through a book including looking up definitions, hi-lighting and adding notes to text, and viewing your account settings and options. I also look at a few other tidbits throughout the lessons. If you are interesting in reading on your iPhone… as well as your iPad and Mac, take a look at the new Books app in Tutor for Books for the iPhone.

Dan Wassink

Apple’s Radical Approach to News: Humans Over Machines – The New York Times

Apple’s Radical Approach to News: Humans Over Machines – The New York Times:

In a quiet corner of the third floor, Apple is building a newsroom of sorts. About a dozen former journalists have filled a few nondescript offices to do what many other tech companies have for years left to software: selecting the news that tens of millions of people will read.

Dan Wassink

Tim Cook data privacy speech: Apple CEO calls for comprehensive data laws in America – The Verge

Tim Cook had some strong words on privacy at a recent speech. Privacy has turned into the main ‘argument’ I use when someone asks me why an iPhone is better than others. Take a look at the 20 minute video to see what Tim had to say.

Tim Cook data privacy speech: Apple CEO calls for comprehensive data laws in America – The Verge:

Cook said that modern technology has led to the creation of a “data-industrial complex” in which private and everyday information is “weaponized against us with military efficiency.” He added that this mechanism doesn’t just affect individuals, but whole societies.

Apple iPhone XS Vs iPhone XR: What’s The Difference?

A very interesting comparison between the iPhone XS and iPhone XR. If you are looking at upgrading or purchasing one of these new iPhones, I highly recommend you read this. You may be surprised at some of the differences and if they matter.

Apple iPhone XS Vs iPhone XR: What’s The Difference?:

Those determined (or able) to live on the cutting edge can opt for the iPhone XS series but for everyone else, the iPhone XR is the model to buy. It’s the most interesting iPhone Apple has made in years…

Tutor for Stocks on the Mac – Mac, iPad, and iPhone Tutorials

I have a new tutorial ready for you! Learn all about the all new Stocks app on the Mac in Tutor for Stocks for the Mac.

Tutor for Stocks on the Mac – Mac, iPad, and iPhone Tutorials:

Apple introduced the Stocks app in macOS Mojave. With the Stocks app, we can watch our favorite stocks, view the most recent news on our stocks, and even view our stocks using the Today view on the Mac. In this tutorial we look at the major features, as well as some minor features of the new Stocks app with Tutor for Stocks on the Mac.

Tutor Stocks Mac

Dan Wassink

Exploring Custom watchOS Watch Faces – David Smith, Independent iOS Developer

A fun read on the idea of developing watch faces for the Apple Watch. It’d be interesting to see what developers would come up with if Apple opened up watch faces. I really like his Weather face.

Exploring Custom watchOS Watch Faces – David Smith, Independent iOS Developer:

I spent the better part of this week making my own watch faces, and it was glorious! This is the most fun I’ve had in development in a long time.

Dan Wassink

CVS Pharmacy Now Accepting Apple Pay in Stores – Mac Rumors

CVS Pharmacy Now Accepting Apple Pay in Stores – Mac Rumors:

CVS Pharmacy has officially launched support for Apple Pay nationwide this week, a few months after Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the retailer would be accepting Apple Pay later in the year. CVS has been gradually rolling out support for Apple Pay at its stores in recent weeks, and now it appears to be officially complete.

Dan Wassink

Apple iPhone XS Max review: Flagship imaging power – DxOMark

Lots of information and photos from the iPhone XS Max Camera.

Apple iPhone XS Max review: Flagship imaging power – DxOMark:

The Apple iPhone XS Max comes with one of the best mobile cameras we have ever tested, and in many areas offers noticeable improvements over last year’s iPhone X. Both still and video image quality in bright light are excellent, with a very wide dynamic range and good detail. Autofocus and image stabilization work swiftly and efficiently, and the camera is very reliable overall, consistently delivering good results.