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TextExpander for iPhone and iPad: How To Set Up Snippet Keys

How to connect iPhone and iPad to a TV

Connecting an iPhone or iPad to a TV is a great way share to content with friends and family (or have them share with you when visiting) and can also be useful in business settings. Follow along to see which of the two ways to connect your iPhone or iPad to a TV is best for you.<p>When it comes to …

Apple TV

Tech 101: How to Troubleshoot a Slow Mac

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 | Author: Steve Sande<p>New Macs are a joy to work with, since everything seems so <i>speedy</i>! Give that new computer a year or …

Apps

Tech 101: How to Clear Cache and Temp Files from Mac OS

You’ve no doubt heard the term cache and temp files, at least as it relates to your Mac. There are numerous times when removing a cache or temp file …

Linux

5 Things Every Smart Home Owner Should Have

Putting together a smart home takes time, money, patience, and a little elbow grease.<p>I've been building out my smart home (I'm <i>still</i> not entirely sold …

Home Automation

How to Secure Your Online Accounts By Revoking Access From Third-Party Apps

Every once in a while, an app like Unroll.me pops into the spotlight to remind us that we all tend to authorize a lot of apps to access our email and …

Apps

How to set up your AirPort Base Station and Guest Network on Mac

How do you quickly and easily set up an Apple AirPort Extreme router? With the AirPort Utility!<p>Need to setup a secure no-nonsense Wi-Fi Access point? …

Wi-Fi

How TextExpander rescued me from inbox hell and could save you too

At the start of the month, I went on a much-deserved vacation that took me to Belgium and the Netherlands. But as I quaffed gallons of fabulous Belgian beer, and ate mountains of delicious fried bitterballen, a perfect storm was gathering.<p>A perfect storm of email, that is.<p>Every day I was on …

Yahoo

AirPort Utility: Adjusting Basestation Preferences (And Why You Might Want To!)

“My AirPort’s light is orange instead of green. What do I do?”<p>I’ll take “questions I get a lot” for $1000, Alex.<p>I’d like to point out right from the …

A Simple Trick to Silently Plug-In iPhone to Charge Without Buzzing or Chiming Sound

Every time you plug an iPhone or iPad in to charge, it sounds a fairly loud chiming sound effect (unless it’s not charging anyway). One strategy to …

iPhone

Road to Macstock: Wally Cherwinski On The Thrill of Making Great Videos

We are back on the <b>Road to</b> Macstock in a conversation with <b>Wally Cherwinski</b> about video-making and why it can be so much fun. Wally shares some of his …

History

The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of April 24: Apple Mail, Browsers, and Mac on Windows Networks

• April 23, 2017<br>• News<p>A German group’s discussion of using Macs in a Windows network is the highlight of this week’s MUG Event Calendar, which has more …

April 24

Join Movie Clips Together with QuickTime Player for Mac

Did you now that QuickTime on the Mac can join movie clips together into a single combined movie file? The same QuickTime that is used for viewing …

OS X

macOS: Automatically Format Reminders With Date And Time

If you use the Reminders app on macOS, there is a way to automatically format reminders with the date and time. This saves you several clicks by …

Three Ways to Remotely Access and Control a Mac

Have you ever been away from your home or office Mac and suddenly realized that you <b>a)</b> left it on when you meant to shut it down,<b> b)</b> tried to run a …

Apple TV

Joe Kissell Revises Take Control of Your Online Privacy

<b>Joe Kissell</b> is back with an important new edition of <b>Take Control of Your Online Privacy</b>, and an important discussion about the rapidly-changing …

iOS

Rocket Yard Guide: Uncovering the Secrets of Safari Sidebar

Safari is one of the most popular web browsers for the Mac. Some may argue that its popularity is dependent on its status as the default browser in …

WordPress

Now Apple's Live Photos can work on any website

Apple first introduced Live Photos in the iPhone 6S series back in 2015, but the odd photo/video-clip hybrid has taken its time coming to the internet. While Tumblr was the first to integrate Live Photos into its site last September, Apple is finally introducing an official JavaScript API to get …

iOS

Ask the iTunes Guy: What to do when iTunes goes wild

Some of the questions I get about iTunes issues are relatively easy to solve, but others require a lot of time and exploration. In this week’s …

iOS

How to set up Back to my Mac on macOS Sierra

iOS

How to Enable Private Browsing Mode in Safari on Your Mac

When you’re browsing the web in Safari on your Mac the browser tracks quite a bit about your browsing habits. Such as which websites you visit, what …

Apple

Logitech Harmony paired with an iPhone is the ultimate universal remote

If you spend a lot of time in the living room with a lot of entertainment devices, the Logitech Harmony system is a worthy investment.<p>I once owned a …

Home Automation

Here’s How I Complete My To-Do List Every Day

I had been doing to-dos wrong for 15 years.<p>I’m a big to-do list person. I’ve probably been making daily to-do lists on yellow Post-its for close to 15 years now. Every night before I go to bed I pen a bulleted list of all the things I need to accomplish the next day. However, inevitably, at the end …

Time Management

macOS: How to Roll Back the Firmware on Your AirPort

If you do an update on one of your Apple network devices, like a Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme, and then you find that you’re having problems …

The Beginner's Guide to 1Password

Using a password manager is basically internet security 101 these days, but that doesn’t make them any less intimidating. If you’ve never used a …

How-To's

Set Up Your Own VPN Server in the Cloud for Free or Cheap

We’ve talked recently about what our favorite Virtual Private Network (VPN) services were. I kept quiet on that one, because I hadn’t decided on my …

How to use Home Sharing to import items from another iTunes library

Apple

macOS: How to Copy Files as Pathnames

I spend a lot of my time sending out emails with instructions on how to do stuff. Tons of my time. An astonishing amount. Sheesh, you’d almost think …

How to fix an uncopyable iPhoto or Photos Library

Martha Helena writes in with a problem that may have a few different angles. Her startup drive started to fill. Her Photos Library file is 12.5GB, …

iCloud