Latest News and Tips

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How to Load the Desktop Version of a Web Site on an iPhone or iPad

Did you know that some Web sites have separate desktop and mobile versions? The reason is in theory each version provides the best browsing experience for its platform. That sounds good in theory, but in some cases, the mobile Web sites sometimes leave out necessary features or hide content. That’s especially annoying if you’re browsing […]

Comparing Before/After Edits in Photos on the Mac

Learn how to compare your edited photo with the original in the Photos app on the Mac in this latest tip from Noteboom Tutorials.

Invoke Special Views and Features on the Mac with a Flick of Your Wrist

When you are working on your Mac, you probably have many windows open. Some covering other apps and mostly covering the desktop. As I write this I count at least 10 windows open on my Mac. If you want to look at the Desktop or do something different, you may find yourself clicking around or […]

Want to change your Email Signature from “Sent from my iPhone”?

When you use Apple’s Mail app on your iPhone to send email, the default signature is “Sent from my iPhone.” The iPad is not much different as it’s default signature is “Sent from my iPad.” If you’d prefer to change it to something more personal and not advertise the fact you have an iPhone or […]

Did You Know You Can Customize the Columns in a Finder Window’s List View?

When a Mac folder contains a lot of files, the Finder’s List view often works best in my opinion. Why? It let’s you focus on a single folder. Wiht the column view you can also easily sort the contents by clicking the different columns: Name, Date Modified, Size, and Kind. But you can do more. […]

Tutor for iTunes on the Mac now available online

Learn how to work with iTunes with our latest tutorial – Tutor for iTunes for the Mac In this tutorial we look at how we manage our media, such as music and movies in iTunes on the Mac. We first look at the interface and how we get around iTunes. From there we look at […]

Here’s How to Find Out if Your Online Passwords Have Been Stolen

Unfortunately data breaches have become commonplace. Online thieves are constantly breaking into corporate and government servers and making off with millions—or even hundreds of millions!—of email addresses. In some case these thieves will also get other personal information like names, physical address, and passwords. This may not seem like a big deal – who cares […]

How to Make the Most of Apple’s New AirPlay 2

If you aren’t familiar with Apple’s AirPlay feature, Airplay makes it possible to stream audio from an iOS device or Mac to an AirPlay-enabled speaker, AirPort Express base station, or most recently, a HomePod. Because AirPlay transfers sound over a Wi-Fi network, it eliminates the need for stereo wires and lets you put your speakers […]

New MacBook Pros Provide More Speed and RAM, plus a Quieter Keyboard and Hey Siri

Apple has updated the Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro line to provide even more powerful options for students and professionals alike. This is good news as students are preparing to head off to college. The changes are primarily under the hood. These changes include faster performance, more RAM, and larger SSD-based storage, but there are a […]

Search for Nearly Anything in Your Photos Library

Apple’s Photos app on the Mac can identify thousands of different objects in your photos. This makes it easy to find photos based on their content. Some of what you can find include objects (cars and trains), scenery (beaches and forests), location, and even some events (weddings and parades). This is both big fun and […]

What’s Apple’s New Messages in iCloud Feature all about?

One of the promised features when Apple first announced macOS 10.13 High Sierra and iOS 11, was Messages in iCloud, a way of syncing your conversations in Messages via your iCloud account. Despite the fact that Messages already tries to sync its conversations between your devices, this feature proved difficult for Apple to deliver, and […]

How to use the Camera App’s Hidden Level.

Have you ever taken a photo of a sheet of paper or some other rectangular object and the image comes out skewed because you inadvertently tilted the camera. I have good news for you, the iOS 11 Camera app has a level feature to help you avoid this problem. It’s so subtle that you may […]

All about Find My Friends

As iPhones have become ever more popular, one of Apple’s bundled apps — Find My Friends — has become significantly more useful. Don’t get me wrong, there are legitimate concerns about sharing your location to anonymous people and organizations, but Find My Friends gives everyone full control over what they share, making it truly helpful […]

What OS Version Are You Running? Here’s How to Find Out.

When troubleshooting your Mac, one of the first questions is always, “What version of the operating system are you running?” There’s a big difference between Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and the solution to any particular problem will likely revolve around knowing what operating system you have installed. The […]

Look Up All Sorts of Information with a Quick Click or Tap on the Mac

Were you ever reading anything on your Mac and you came across a word you wanted to look up? Happens to me for often than I like to admit. Well Apple makes it easy to look up information about any word you can see on your Mac, in nearly any app. To access this information, […]