Tutor for Stocks on the iPhone is now available Online

StocksThis is another one of my shorter tutorials on the site, but you may learn something including how to view your watched stocks in the Today view. If you watch stocks using the Stocks app on the iPhone, take a look at our short tutorial.

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Tutor for Compass on the iPhone is now available Online

Compass IconThis is the shortest tutorial on the site, but one that highlights a couple features that are easily forgotten or not even known about with the iPhone. You can use the iPhone as a compass and as a level. The compass shows North, your longitude and latitude, and altitude. With the level you can see if a table is level by holding the iPhone horizontal, but when you move it vertical, it will help you level a picture on a wall. A couple of powerful tools that are easily forgotten about.

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

Clock IconThe Clock app on the iPad does more than just tell you the time and set basic alarms. Did you know you get label your alarms? Set good sleeping habits with Bedtime? In this tutorial we cover these features and more including viewing world times and how far ahead or behind a city is in time compared to where you are, adding and modifying alarms, using the Stopwatch, and using the Timer. Find out how to get the most out of alarms, setting good sleep habits, and more with our short tutorial on the Clock app on the iPad.

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How to Create a Custom Vibration in an Alarm

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Did you know you could create a custom vibration for an alarm on your iPhone? Why would you want to do this? Let’s say you created an alarm for dinner tonight. When that alarm goes off, you would pull out your phone to see what it is for. If you set a custom vibration for that alarm, you’d know what the alarm is for just by the vibration pattern. You wouldn’t even have to pull out your phone to see what it is for. How do you do this? It’s pretty easy. Open the Clock app and when you create an alarm, select Sound and then Vibration. You’ll see an option for Create New Vibration. From there just tap the vibration you want, and that will be your new vibration for that specific alarm.

Open Clock app>Set an alarm>Sound>Vibrations>Create New Vibration

If you want to see how you do this with a video instruction, check out my tutorial on the Clock app. There’s more to the Clock app than just telling time and setting alarms.

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Tutor for Clock now available online and for download

Clock IconThe Clock app on the iPhone does more than just tell you the time and set basic alarms. Did you know you get customize the vibration alert for an alarm? Label your alarms? Set good sleeping habits with Bedtime? In this tutorial we cover these features and more including viewing world times and how far ahead or behind a city is in time compared to where you are, adding and modifying alarms, using the Stopwatch, and using the Timer. Find out how to get the most out of alarms, setting good sleep habits, and more with our short tutorial on the Clock app on the iPhone.

Check out Tutor for Clock for the iPhone.

Automatically Open your Apps on your Mac

Have you ever wanted to automatically open an app when you start your Mac? In the past this was, and still can be, done through the Mac’s System Preferences. But there is an easier way – through the Dock. All you need to do is make sure the app you want to automatically open is in the Dock, the easiest way to do this is to just open it. From there you hold down the ‘control’ key and click on the app’s icon in the Dock. You’ll see Options. Select this and the select Open at Login. You’ll also see an option to keep the app in the Dock. If you no longer need the app to open automatically, you can deselect it as well. Hope this tip helps!

Tutor for Reminders for the iPad Now Available

Learn all about using Reminders on the iPad with Tutor for Reminders – now available online and as a downloadable iBook to Premium Members.  This relatively short tutorial is just over 30 minutes and covers everything you need to get the most out of Reminders including the different ways to create reminders, viewing completed reminders, managing lists, setting priorities, setting when and where you want to be reminded, using Siri to create reminders, creating reminders from other apps , and sharing reminders lists. Get the most out of the Reminders app on your iPad with Tutor for Reminders.


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Tutor for Reminders for the iPad

Tutor for Reminders for the iPhone Now Available

Learn all about using Reminders on the iPhone with Tutor for Reminders – now available online as as a downloadable iBook to Premium Members.  This relatively short tutorial is just over 30 minutes and covers everything you need to get the most out of Reminders including the different ways to create reminders, viewing completed reminders, managing lists, setting priorities, setting when and where you want to be reminded, using Siri to create reminders, creating reminders from other apps , and sharing reminders lists. Get the most out of the Reminders app on your iPhone with Tutor for Reminders.


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Tutor for Reminders for the iPhone

How to Forget a Network on the iPad

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When you connect your iPad (and iPhone) to a wi-fi network, your iPad will remember that network and connect to it in the future if it is available. It’s a great feature that most people don’t think about, and why should you? Well, wonder if you connect to the wrong network and now the iPad connects to that wrong network every time? Or you connect to one network and there is a faster network you can connect to in the same area. Wouldn’t you want it to connect to this faster network from now on? This happened to me when I connected to a local brewery’s network and then I went to the restaurant next door. The restaurant has a faster network, so I wanted my device to connect to that network from now on.

How do you fix this? By Forgetting the Network. Just go to the Settings app and tap on Wi-Fi. Tap on ‘i’ to the left of the network you no longer want to connect to and you’ll have an option to ‘Forget This Network’. Tap on that and you’ll be able to select the network you want to connect to. The next time you are in the same area or place, your iPad will connect back up to the correct network. If you want to connect to the other network, you can do that too.

This tip is also is a great troubleshooting solution for a network that you may be having a problem with. Forget it and then connect back up to it. And, of course, this works with the iPhone too.

Tutor for Reminders for the Mac Now Available

Tutor ro Reminders for the Mac

Learn all about using Reminders on the Mac with Tutor for Reminders – now available online as as a downloadable iBook to Premium Members.  This relatively short tutorial is just over 30 minutes and covers everything you need to get the most out of Reminders including the different ways to create reminders, viewing completed reminders, managing lists, setting priorities, setting when and where you want to be reminded, using Siri to create reminders, creating reminders from other apps , and sharing reminders lists. Get the most out of the Reminders app on your Mac with Tutor for Reminders.


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Tutor for Reminders for the Mac

Tutor for Notes for iPad

Tutor for Notes for iPad now available as a Download

Tutor for Notes for iPadI’m happy to announce Tutor for Notes for the iPad is now available as a downloadable iBook to all members! This tutorial includes 20 video lessons for Notes on the iPad, including recovering deleted notes, creating notes from the Control Center and Today view, sorting and pinning notes, adding tables and checklists to notes, formatting the text in a note, adding attachments, scanning documents, protecting notes, sharing notes, and more. If you use the Notes app on the iPad and you want to make sure you are getting the most out of it, download our Tutor for Notes for the iPad.


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Viewing YouTube Videos using Picture-in-Picture on your Mac

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You may know that with some videos you can view them in picture-in-picture mode on your Mac. A video from vimeo, as an example, will have a small icon representing picture-in-picture. When you click on it, the video will float above all your windows and move to a corner on your Mac, thereby allowing you to view the video while working. You can resize it and move it to a different corner just by dragging it. I use this quite a bit.

But did you know you could do this with YouTube videos too? You can’t do it by finding an icon nor by control-clicking on it (holding down the control key and clicking on it). So how do you do this? You need to control-click on it twice, yes, two times. When you control click on it a second time, you’ll get a new menu with the picture-in-picture option. Select this and your YouTube video will pop out above all your other windows and move to a corner on your Mac. So the next time you want to watch a video from YouTube on your Mac, control-click on it twice – and keep working. 🙂

Re-organize your Preference Panes on a Mac

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Did you know you could re-organize your preference panes in the System Preferences on a Mac? If you don’t like them grouped or organized by category, you can also organize them or sort them alphabetically. It’s easy – just open your System Preferences and go to the Menu Bar. From there select View. You’ll see two options:

  • Organize by Category
  • Organize Alphabetically

Just select how you want your preference panes to be sorted and the Mac will re-organize your preference panes for you. Bonus tip, if you select Customize under the View menu, you can hide preference panes too. 🙂

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Tutor for Notes for the iPad now available Online

I’m happy to announce Tutor for Notes for the iPad is now available online to all members! This tutorial includes 20 video lessons for Notes on the iPad, including recovering deleted notes, creating notes from the Control Center and Today view, sorting and pinning notes, adding tables and checklists to notes, formatting the text in a note, adding attachments, scanning documents, protecting notes, sharing notes, and more. If you use the Notes app on the iPad and you want to make sure you are getting the most out of it, check out Tutor for Notes for the iPad.


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Tutor for Notes for the iPad

Download Tutor for Notes for the iPhone

IBook CoverMy latest tutorial – Tutor for Notes for iPhone – is now available for download as an iBook. This iBook includes all 20 lessons from the tutorial, and it can be viewed on you iPad, iPhone, and your Mac. Learn the different ways to create a note, recover a deleted note, create checklists and add tables to a note, format the text in a note, add attachments such as photos and links, add sketches, scan documents, protect your notes, share your notes, and more.

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