Have you found an error in Apple Maps that you would like them to correct? Maybe the name of a location is wrong, or the location is wrong. When you report the issue to Apple, they will then correct the issue if needed. I have done this several times with a good success rate. To report an error or issue, just open Apple Maps, find the location with the error and tap on Report an Issue. From there, tap on the type of error it is, correct it, and then submit the fix. Apple will then investigate the issue and fix it. If you opted to be notified once it is corrected, you’ll get an email from Apple when the issue is corrected.
Did you know you could adjust the brightness of the Flashlight on your iPhone? Just open your Notification Center and 3D Touch (press and hold firmly down) on the Flashlight icon. For iPhones which do not have 3D Touch, you can tap-and-hold on the Flashlight icon. Once you do this, you’ll see a slider. Just drag that slider up and down to adjust the brightness.
My latest tutorial, Tutor for using AutoFill with Forms and Passwords is now available. Learn how to use autofill in Safari on your Mac. I begin by covering what options you have with AutoFill and how to enable the different features. From there I go into how you can reduce the risk of someone using your autofill information while you are away. Then I get into the details of each of the AutoFill features including autofilling forms using your contact information, autofilling usernames and passwords, autofilling credit card forms, and autofilling other forms
What you’ll learn:
- What the different features for AutoFill fill are and how to enable them.
- How to reduce the risk of someone using AutoFill on your Mac while you are away.
- Using your contact information to AutoFill a form in Safari.
- Saving your username and passwords when on a site in Safari.
- Autofilling usernames and passwords when visiting a site you’ve visited before and you need to log in.
- Create strong passwords for websites.
- Entering credit cards into Safari and then using those credits cards when purchasing online.
- Deleting information from websites when used for other forms.
Take a look at Tutor for using AutoFill with Forms and Passwords.
When the Dock is placed at the bottom of your display, it can take up quite a bit of space, space you need for your Finder and and app windows. To free up space, move the Dock to the left or right side of your display. Just open System Preferences and select the Dock Preference Pane. From there you can set the position of the Dock on your Mac.
Did you know you could have your iPhone announces your calls as you receive them? Open the Settings app and scroll up until you see Phone. Tap on Phone and then Announce Calls. Set where you want to have your calls announced. Now the next time you receive a phone call, your iPhone will announce who is calling you.
Curious on how much space is on your Mac? Or do you want to see what is taking up your space? Go to the Apple Menu, select About This Mac, and click on the Storage tab in the window that opens. Your Mac will show you how much space you have as well as show a bar chart showing what is taking up your space by category.
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.
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.
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!
This video is from my upcoming all new tutorial on macOS Mojave. It’s taking me a bit longer to finish, but it is coming. All the videos are done, now it’s writing the verbiage to accompany the lessons. Look for it in February!
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.
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.
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.