MacVoices Magazine

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

How to Send Invisible Ink Messages from iPhone and iPad

iOS Messages includes the Invisible Ink feature which allows people to send obfuscated messages to and from iPhone and iPad. The invisible messages …

OS X

The clueless parent's guide to understanding Snapchat

Confused about Snapchat? You’re not the only parent. Snapchat is perhaps the most misunderstood of all social media apps. Is it a social network? A photo platform? A means for frustrated millennial expression? The short answer is yes, to all of those things. The longer answer, well…<p><b>What is Snapchat</b> …

Social Media

How to follow friends (and find new ones) in Apple Music

Here's how you'll be able to find friends in Apple Music in iOS 11.<p><i>Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS as closed</i> …

iOS

How to Set a New Default Search Engine in Safari on Your Mac

While Google and Bing do a great job of delivering great search results on your Mac, they also track every search query you make, so they can target …

iOS

The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of June 26: Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus, Adobe, HDR, and a Billion Dollar Camera

The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of June 26: Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, Adobe, HDR, and a Billion Dollar Camera<p>June 25, 2017<br>• News<br>• No comments yet<p>A …

Adobe

How to increase your Wi-Fi coverage with an extra AirPort Base Station!

Do you have spotty Wi-Fi coverage in some parts of your home or office? You can do something about it by extending your current Wi-Fi network with an …

Wi-Fi

MacVoices #17154: Joe Kissell Updates Take Control of The Cloud

The latest effort from <b>Joe Kissell</b> is the second edition of <b>Take Control of The Cloud</b>, a topic that has become more expansive and involved since the …

Apps

CarPlay in iOS 11: Lane guidance, interface tweaks, and more

When iOS 11 for iPhone ships later this fall, CarPlay users will gain new features like lane guidance in Apple Maps, new route recommendations, and other new features. Below we’ll take a look at some of the new changes coming to CarPlay in iOS 11.<p>iOS 11 brings lane guidance to Apple Maps for iPhone …

iOS

How to set iPhone to automatically answer calls

Before iPhone came along, certain Nokia handsets and some feature phones by other vendors had had the option to automatically answer an incoming …

iOS

What Is Airdrop & How to Use It to Share Media on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Airdrop on iPhone is one of the easiest ways to quickly share files, photos, and more between devices. You can Airdrop photos from your iPad to your friend’s iPhone or Airdrop photos from your iPhone to your Mac computer for an easy transfer. You can also Airdrop from iPhone to iPhone. As long as …

OS X

You can quickly select multiple items in Photos with a swipe [GIF]

When managing your media in Photos, you can quickly select multiple items simply by dragging your finger across them.To start, tap the Select button …

iOS

Taking screenshots in iOS 11: hands-on with 10+ handy tips

It’s no secret that taking screenshots in iOS 11 is now a lot more robust than it’s been in previous versions of iOS. No longer is it just about pressing Home + Sleep; in iOS 11, taking screenshots goes much deeper. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough for a look at 10+ handy screenshot tips for …

iOS

Calendar: Contacting Event Invitees

I have a confession to make: I’m not the biggest fan of calendar invites. An event that I can’t delete or adjust without notifying other people?! …

RAW iPhone Photography on the Road

Recently I wrote about ACDSee Pro for iOS and how easy it is to shoot in RAW with an iPhone.<p><i>"Clouds Over Aurora" captured with an iPhone 6S and</i> …

Photography

Should you get AppleCare+ or insurance for your iPad?

AppleCare+, insurance, or something else — how to pick the perfect protection plan for your iPad!If you're getting a new iPad Pro, iPad, or iPad …

Apple

How to Check iCloud Drive File Upload Progress on a Mac

Whether you’re moving a file over to iCloud Drive or copying a file to iCloud Drive from the Mac, you may want to know the upload progress as the …

OS X

How to switch Home screen of your Apple Watch between list and grid view

Prior to watchOS 4, Apple Watch presented apps arranged in the default hexagonal grid, always focused on the Clock app in the center of the Home …

iOS

How to review your passwords in 1Password using sort options

1Password, the best password manager for macOS and iOS, has some great search and sort options for managing your database of passwords. The following …

iOS

MacVoices #17152: Briefing - Five Things About The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

<b>Other World Computing</b> has a new way to expand and adapt the ports on your new Macs! The <b>OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock</b> brings a total of 13 ports to the …

Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features

One of my favorite Mac features is the ease at which you can take and edit screenshots using Apple’s default tools. Using one of several keyboard shortcuts, I can take a screenshot of exactly what I want to capture, and edit it all (or not) in Preview.<p>Here are those keyboard shortcuts I was talking …

iOS

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard vs. Logitech Slim Combo: Which iPad Pro keyboard should you buy?

If you’re buying the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, you’re probably going to want a keyboard to go with it. But right now, you’ve only got two options that …

Tablets

Road to Macstock - Bryan Chaffin On Apple's Changing Times

On the <b>Road to</b> Macstock, <b>Bryan Chaffin</b> of <b>The Mac Observer</b> gives us a taste of the kind of timely analysis of events that he will deliver to the …

Apple

iCloud Photo Library vs. My Photo Stream: What's the difference?

iCloud Photo Library lets you access your photos across all your devices, and so does My Photo Stream, so why use one or the other?<p>Apple's iCloud …

iOS

Apple Music adds $99 annual subscription option, saving users $20/year

Apple Music today has quietly added another subscription option for users. Seemingly with no official announcement from Apple itself, a new annual subscription option is now available that offers users 12 months of Apple Music for $99…<p>As noted by TechCrunch, the new option is a bit buried and not …

Apple

How To Save Photos in the iOS Messages App

Have you ever received a photo you really liked in an Messages conversation, but didn’t know how to save it to your device’s Photos Album? You’ll be …

iOS

How to Create a Bootable macOS High Sierra USB Installer

Installing macOS High Sierra from the Mac App Store is easy, but sometimes you need a dedicated offline installer. Here's how to create your own …

High Sierra

Business Travelers' Tips on Flying Laptop Free

Laptop bans are forcing business travelers to get creative about how they work on the go. Learn their tricks and tips here.

Laptops

The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of June 19: Joe Kissell, Bob LeVitus, Apple TV, and WWDC

• June 18, 2017<br>• News<br>• No comments yet<p>Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference continues to dominate MUG Meetings, this week in groups in California, …

How to manage your digital music library

The music industry is racing towards streamed distribution, but many of us have built up sizeable music collections. I certainly have, and I spent …

Music