How to Use Continuity Camera on iOS and OS X

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Recently, I wrote a post on how to copy and paste content across different Apple devices using Handoff and Universal Clipboard. Continuity also includes a host of other cool features, one of them being Continuity Camera. This is a new feature that is only available on iOS 12 and OS X Mojave devices. It essentially […]

Copy and Paste Across Your Apple Devices using Universal Clipboard

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Do you have an email address or a URL on your iPhone that would be more useful it it were on your Mac? Or maybe you have a picture on your Mac that you’d like to use on your iPad?  Or maybe you have one file on your MacBook Air that you need to copy […]

Automate Your Mac and iOS Devices with IFTTT

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Mac users are always trying to increase their productivity by using the built-in Automator to automate redundant tasks on their Mac or by using third-party utilities from the Mac App Store. Further, iOS 12 will provide buildable steps in a new Shortcuts app.  Still, beyond any specific mobile device or computer, there are many other […]

iPad MultiTasking Tips to Increase Productivity

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With its newer iPads and starting significantly with iOS 11, Apple has dramatically improved the devices as  productivity tools. If you have used the dock in Mac OS and Launchpad to launch apps, check out the iPad dock now in iOS 11 and 12. Would you believe this is a pic of an iPad and […]

How to Record an Instrument Through an Audio Interface in Mac OS X

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Recording instrument audio through an interface on a Mac using OS X is surprisingly easy and has significant advantages over a built-in recording device. It can be used to connect your computer to professional microphones, bass, and electric guitars. Setting it up is fairly quick and easy. For the sake of consistency, I will be […]

Save a Safari Webpage to iPhone/iPad Home Screen

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In my Mac User group, we use an online attendance poll that we ask meeting attendees to fill out. This poll not only gives us an attendance record, but also allows participants to provide feedback about the meeting, or to ask follow up or other questions. This google poll is not easy to find and […]

How to Customize Your Stationery in Apple Mail

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Want to tone up your outgoing email? Do you want to have custom stationery for different classes of recipients? Maybe an email with a business header and footer for clients? Apple Mail lets you use and customize your email stationery. We’ll show you how to use email stationery and two ways to customize it. Using […]

Backup Your Mac using Time Machine

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Unlike Windows, OS X has a great built-in tool for backing up your entire operating system to a backup drive. Windows has an option to create a system image, but it’s a relic of Windows 7 and it’s not terribly easy to use, especially when you  have to do a full restore. The best way […]

How to Partition an External or Internal Hard Drive in OS X

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Partitioning your hard drive can be a frustrating and daunting task. However, once you understand how the process works, it’s a lot less scary. So why would you want to partition a drive? Back when I was in college, like many other students, I had a MacBook Pro for ease of use and its minimalist […]

iOS Shortcuts: Using 3D Touch in Control Center

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Apple first brought Force Touch, a pressure sensitive touch technology, to the Apple Watch. But soon after Android phone maker Huawei released this feature in its new smartphones, Apple released and popularized its use on iPhone, first with the iPhone 6s. Apple calls this multi-touch capability 3D Touch. This adds an innovative way to open […]