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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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Make More Space for Documents by Putting Your Dock on the Side of Your Mac’s Screen

There is plenty of room on the side of the screen to put the Dock and it won’t get in the way of most document windows. To move your Dock, Open System Preferences > Dock, and select Right or Left from the Position on Screen radio buttons.

Tired of PDFs or Other Documents Opening in the Wrong App?

When you double-click a document, macOS will open that document in a default app. macOS uses the document’s file extension to figure out which app should open the file. As an example, by default, a PDF file called lighthouses.pdf opens in the Preview app because the Finder knows that everything with a .pdf extension should open in Preview.

Back Up Before Upgrading to Mojave or iOS 12!

If you poll a room of Apple experts about the one topic they get frustrated about, many will launch into rants about how too few people back up. Backups are important and should never be underestimated. You can never predict when your Mac or iPhone will be lost or stolen, melt in a fire, or […]

When Should You Upgrade to macOS Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12?

It’s that time of year again, when Apple releases new versions of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Apple announced the new versions in June, and public betas have been available since then. The big question now is when do you upgrade your devices to these new versions? Note that I am saying when and not […]