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

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 […]

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 […]

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Tutor for News for the iPad now available online and for download

I’m happy to announce that my tutorial on the News app on the iPad is now available online and for download. I show you how to follow news sources and topics, set notifications up for specific news sources, love and dislike articles, and more. If you get your news from the News app on the […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]

Apple Updates the MacBook Air and Mac mini, and Revamps the iPad Pro

Apple threw back the curtains on significant updates to the long-ignored MacBook Air and even longer-ignored Mac mini at a special event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Tim Cook and company then followed up with revamped 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, complete with an enhanced Smart Keyboard Folio and redesigned Apple Pencil. You can […]

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New Tutor for Voice Memos for the Mac Now Available

Apple introduced a new app with macOS Mojave – Voice Memos. With the new Voice Memos app on your Mac, you can record and edit voice memos. You can also edit your voice memos you’ve recorded on your iPhone or iPad with the new Voice Memos app!

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 […]

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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]