Chuck Joiner

6,735 Added | 4 Magazines | 1 Like | 2 Following | 2,468 Followers | @ChuckJoiner | Producer, host and voice of MacVoices

Photoshop Without Photoshop: The Best Online Image Editors

Save yourself beaucoup bucks by running an almost-as-good image editor for free in your web browser.<p>A bare-bones subscription to Adobe Photoshop will …

Tutorials

How to transfer iPhone calls to your HomePod

HomePod has Bluetooth 5.0 for things like proximity-based device discovery that’s used during Apple’s Automatic Setup feature. While HomePod doesn’t …

iOS

macOS: Some Useful Mac Menu Bar Shortcuts You Can Do With the Option Key

A while ago I wrote a tip where you can Option-click the Wi-Fi icon on the Mac for diagnostic details. But there are many more Mac menu bar shortcuts …

An APFS Bug in macOS High Sierra Can Cause Data Loss in Disk Images

There’s a bug in the APFS file system on macOS High Sierra that can cause data loss in disk images formatted in APFS. A blog post by Mike Bombich, …

Briefing - A HomePod Stand To Prevent White Rings

Chuck offers his take on the HomePod white ring controversy, and a simple, very affordable stand that solves the problem.<p><b>MacVoices Magazine</b>, our free …

Tip: the fastest way to toggle AirPlay as an output on iPhone & iPad

iOS 11 brought a customizable Control Center and also moved AirPlay options around.<p>While the new Control Center is a lot better and more customizable …

iOS

The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of February 19: HomePod, Mail Butler, Digital Security

• February 18, 2018<br>• News<p>This week’s MUG Event Calendar finds groups in Maine and Oregon focused on Apple’s new HomePod, a group in Arizona discussing …

High Sierra

Everything You Need to Know about HomePod as a HomeKit Hub

Your HomePod is also a HomeKit hub, so what does that mean, especially if you already have an Apple TV. Read on to learn what that means for your …

20+ must-know HomePod Tips [Video]

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber who’s all in on the Apple ecosystem, then the HomePod is a compelling smart speaker. Not only does it sound excellent, but it has Siri built in, which can do things like control your music and control smart home accessories.<p>HomePod isn’t yet as “smart” as Google …

Tech Trends

Episode #92 – How They Listen to Music: Chuck Joiner, Podcaster

Podcaster Chuck Joiner talks to us about how he listens to music: which sources he uses, how he chooses what to listen to, and what equipment he uses.<p>…

Music Industry

How to Use Siri to Set Alarms on HomePod

Just your iPhone and iPad, you can set alarms on HomePod. However, it’s controlled separately from your alarms on your iPhone, so using Siri is the …

Ginger-scallion magic sauce is 100 percent boss

Photo: Kevin Pang<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i> This is …

Food & Dining

iOS: 8 Ways to Enhance Your Privacy & Security in Safari

Apple provides several settings in iOS that enable better privacy and security in the Safari browser. I’ll show how set these up and provide some …

The Best Powerline Networking Kit

After a total of 36 hours of testing nearly every kit released since 2014, we’ve determined that the best powerline networking adapter set for most …

Wi-Fi

How to change Siri's voice

Siri sounds great. It’s one of the more natural-sounding virtual assistants, and she’s full of personality, too.She? Is Siri a “she?” It doesn’t have …

iOS

What to Do When Your HomePod Stops Responding

It had only been five days, but I already had a problem with the HomePod not responding. I wanted to listen to some music in the bedroom yesterday, …

HomePod

How to Hard Reset HomePod without an iPhone

You can reset your HomePod from the Home app on your iPhone or iPad, but there’s also a way to reset it without your iPhone. This will be important …

Beware “Protect” In Facebook’s iOS App

In case you ever doubted Facebook’s commitment to hoovering up as much information about you as it can, the company has come under fire for a change …

Apps

How to stop HomePod from leaving white rings on wood furniture

Apple's HomePod has a silicone base, which can stain certain wood furniture. Here's how to keep that from happening.<p>But forget the disclaimer for a …

Tech Trends

How to Set Up Family Sharing on iOS 11

If everyone in your household is in the ecosystem, it makes sense to set up Family Sharing. It lets your family members (up to six people) share …

Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba Discusses Their New Farrago Audio Utility, and Apple's HomePod

<b>Rogue Amoeba</b> has a new audio product, <b>Farrago</b>, that has obvious uses for podcasters, and some not-so-obvious uses for anyone who needs sounds at their …

Music Production

Security Researchers Expose Skype Security Flaw Microsoft isn't Fixing

Microsoft-owned Skype has a big security flaw that could let an attacker gain control of Mac, Windows, and Linux computers. What’s worse is that …

15 awesome tips and tricks to master Apple's HomePod

HomePod is primarily a music playback machine. And it’s got Siri, which means it can do obvious things like set timers, take notes, and tell you what …

Tech Trends

How to clean your HomePod

This is what you need to know about cleaning your HomePod.<p>When it comes to cleaning your HomePod, Apple is pretty clear on what you should and …

HomePod

How to Control iTunes on Your Mac from Your Apple Watch

Controlling your Mac’s iTunes playback from your Apple Watch is incredibly easy, but you’ve gotta set it up first! In today’s Quick Tip, we’re going …

4 Mac Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator for Vector Graphic Design

Creating vector-based graphics on the Mac isn’t just Adobe Illustrator’s purview. We rounded up a few great alternatives that let you make your own …

Quick tip: How to change device icons in the Home app

The Home app gives all your HomeKit accessories a default icon whenever you add them. Did you know, there are other icons you can choose from?... …

Home Automation

Enable Grayscale on Apple Devices to Save Battery and Your Eyesight

Using grayscale on Apple devices can have several benefits. First, if you have an OLED screen like on the iPhone X, it could help you save battery …

HomeKit Automation #002: How to properly group accessories

In the second entry to our HomeKit automation series, we take a look at the different grouping methods for accessories. This is especially helpful in …

Home Automation

How to use AirFoil to create a stereo HomePod pair right now

The HomePod may have officially launched to consumers on Friday, but there are still some features users are waiting on, including stereo support and multi-room support. However, there are third-party applications that bring those features to HomePod users today…<p>AirFoil is an incredibly powerful …

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