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By Chuck Joiner | Do more with YOUR Apple tech...

Quick Tip: How to set up your Medical ID on your iPhone

Inside the iPhone’s Health App, the app that counts your steps and hooks up with other apps to monitor your activity and health, lives your Medical ID. This is a page containing everything important that you might want a doctor or first responder to know in an emergency, and is accessible from your …

iOS

16 essential iOS typing tips for iPad and iPhone

How much time do you spend typing on your iPad or iPhone? I imagine you spend quite a lot of your time doing just that – so here are 16 tips I’ve …

iOS

Cool Mac Tip: In QuickTime Player on a Mac with a Force Touch trackpad, when fast forwarding a movie, increase pressure to control speed. https://t.co/2xvFaCEt0w

Ray Robertson on the CMD-D Conference Scripting Bootcamp

AppleScript expert <b>Ray Robertson</b> gives us an introduction to scripting in its various forms, and discusses kinds of things he will be teaching at the</b> …

Programming

Macstock After Party

After the doors of <b>Macstock 2017</b> closed, those still in town gathered at an undisclosed location for dinner and good times.<p>Somewhere along the way, it …

iTunes

PDFpen: Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

YouTube

8 Useful Apple Maps For iOS Tips

Apple Maps had a pretty rough start, but it’s no longer the junior partner to Google Maps – both services are becoming more evenly matched and with …

10 Tips to Improve Productivity on the Mac with TextExpander

Currently, TextExpander is hands down the best third party text expansion tool available for the Mac. Yes, there’s a built in Text Replacement …

Are You Taking Siri-on-your-Mac Siri-ously?

Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves<br>Episode #237<p>I was surprised to discover that many Mac users have no idea that Siri—Apple’s intelligent personal assistant—has …

macOS: Use Terminal to Send Help Viewer to the Back

You know what’s annoying? This.<p>No, not the Help Viewer itself! I love the Mac’s built-in support info, actually, which you can get to by choosing …

6 handy GIF-making apps you need in 2017

GIFs are fun to share. It feels like there’s one for almost every different set of circumstances. But did you know that it’s not particularly difficult to create your own moving pictures? This is equally true for mobile devices, as there’s a wealth of GIF-making apps for Android and iOS.<p>Giphy GIF …

Apps

Chrome plays nicely with your MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

If you have one of the more recent MacBook Pro laptops with a Touch Bar, Google Chrome has long played second fiddle. Despite early hints of support, you've had to spend months surfing the old-fashioned way where Safari had the fancy (if sometimes gimmicky) context-specific commands. At last, …

MacBook Pro

Macstock - Elle Newman On Her First Macstock Experience

At Macstock 2017, <b>Elle Newman</b> gives us a first-time attendee look at the conference. Elle talks about why she same, her impressions of the topics, the …

iTunes

Best USB-C memory card readers

The lack of an SD card slot on the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro is an inconvenience for photographers of all stripes who shoot with cameras other than …

MacBook Pro

When you can’t type a certain character on your Mac, here’s how to troubleshoot it

It must be frustrating to find that a key on your keyboard sometimes doesn't work. As reader W.D. Snyder explains:In macOS 10.12.5, the lower case y …

iOS

Hands on with iOS 11 CarPlay: lane guidance, speed limit, DND While Driving & more

iOS 11’s CarPlay has gained a multitude of new Maps capabilities for safer driving while bringing slight design changes to some of the stock apps and …

iOS

10 Must Have iPhone Apps for Music Fans

The iPhone is a great music player. Or at least, with the right combination of apps and services, it can be. You’ll find the spiritual successor to …

Adobe is finally killing Flash

For years internet users (including Steve Jobs!) have said it's time to get rid of Flash. Finally Adobe agrees and will end support for the Flash …

Software

Macstock - Event Sponsor Other World Computing Shows Off Some Hardware

At Macstock 2017, <b>Rich Gertgen</b> of event sponsor <b>Other World Computing</b> took some time to show us a few of their products that were getting the most …

Networking

How to better control the size of video exports on your Mac

When you export a video file in Apple’s QuickTIme Player or iMovie, does the resulting file size leave you confused? Maybe you have had the same …

iOS

15 Quick Tips to Boost iOS Productivity

A recent study showed that the average person spends <i>almost 3 hours per day</i> on their smartphone. And if you are a mobile veteran watching someone poke …

iOS

Macstock - Guy Serle on What Makes Macstock Great

At Macstock 2017, <b>Guy Serle</b> of the <b>MyMac Podcast</b> provides some examples and thoughts on how Macstock reflects the larger Apple user community, and how …

macOS: Turning on Your Firmware Password

For personal data security in case your Mac gets lost or stolen, nothing beats FileVault. Seriously, nothing. In fact, if you don’t have this nifty …

How to Search for a Reminder on iPhone and iPad

If you’re frequently adding Reminders to your iPhone or iPad through Siri or to return phone calls, you may quickly arrive at having dozens if not …

OS X

The Best USB-C Battery Packs and Power Banks

Our pick<p>The Presto is small enough to carry every day, capable of charging most smartphones two or three times, compliant with the USB-C power …

Universal Clipboard helps you to Copy Images and Text between your iPhone and Mac

If you have installed iOS 10 or macOS Sierra on your Apple devices, you may have noticed a new Continuity feature called Universal Clipboard. So, …

iOS

A Look at New Features in Apple Photos for High Sierra

Apple’s macOS High Sierra is due out in a couple of months, and beta versions, both to the public and for developers, have been circulating for a …

iOS

Ten expert tips for successful macro photography

Thomas Shahan's tips for successful macro photography<p>Thomas Shahan is a macro photographer and artist from Tulsa Oklahoma who specializes in …

Photography

Macstock - Jeff Gamet On Learning From Attendees

At <b>Macstock 2017,</b> <b>Jeff Gamet</b> of The Mac Observer and host Chuck Joiner discuss some of the surprising things they learned from one Macstock attendee, …