MacVoices Magazine

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

How to set a timer to stop playing music and movies on your iPhone and iPad

You can set a timer to turn off <i>anything</i> you're watching or listening to on your iPhone and iPad.The timer in the built-in Clock app on your iPhone …

iOS

The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of August 21: Rob Pegoraro, ChronoSync, Photos, and Girls Rule!

• August 20, 2017<br>• News<p>This week’s MUG Event Calendar features an appearance by journalist <b>Rob Pegoraro</b> at a Virginia group, a discussion of syncing with …

iOS

Enable YouTube's Secret Dark Theme the Easy Way

In most situations, YouTube’s white background is just fine. However, when you’re sitting in a dark room watching videos, that white background can …

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Using the iOS 11 iPad Dock to Work Smarter

In iOS 11, Apple has made considerable improvements to how the Dock works as a part of your daily workflow. You can add more items to it, easily …

How to Download a Webpage Archive with Safari for Mac

Have you ever wanted to download and save a particular web page as an archive for whatever reason? Maybe it’s an old simple personal home page you …

Web Design

How to Clean Your Apple Watch

Keeping your Apple Watch and its band clean is key to the longevity of both. It can prevent long-term damage and retain their comfort over time. This …

How to use Amazon Echo speakers and Alexa as intercoms

You can call your Echo device from within your house from another Echo device or the Alexa app.With Amazon's Echo speakers, you can set up multi-room …

Amazon

iOS 11 iPad Multitasking Explained

Well, now that I’m pretty sure iOS 11 is feature-locked, it’s time to walk you through the multitasking features of the mobile operating system. …

How to Type to Siri on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11

Siri has primarily been a voice based assistant. While other assistants like Microsoft’s Cortana and Google Assistant have the ability to text to the …

Director Jake Schumacher Discusses 'App: The Human Story'

<b>Jake Schumacher</b> is the Director of App: The Human Story, “a film exploring what it means to be human in a world of technology”. Jake talks about the …

Batman

How to photograph the eclipse with your iPhone (and how not to)

A total solar eclipse – the entire sun blocked by the passage of the moon – is one of the most awe-inspiring natural events you can experience. I travelled to Germany to view one in 1999, and I remember it vividly today. The light getting gradually dimmer and dimmer, a deep twilight and then the …

Total Solar Eclipse

Color Calibrating Your Mac’s Display

If you only use your Mac for browsing the Web, sending and receiving email, and working in a word processor, it's probably not all that important for …

iOS

How to build Scenes using Apple HomeKit

In HomeKit, one of my most used features is triggering scenes. Scenes are basically one click triggers that control multiple devices. For example, …

Home Automation

Legal Dates with TextExpander

Attorneys are weird.When we send pleadings to the court we format our date odd ways and typically sign things off with phrases like "Respectfully …

JavaScript

How to Automatically Remove Unused Apps to Free Up Storage Space on iPhone or iPad in iOS 11

The tragedy of the “you’re running low on storage” popup is that it often strikes at the worst possible time. Often when you’re trying to record a …

iOS: How to Duplicate a Live Photo as a Still One

I don’t like Live Photos. OK, OK, I’m sorry. I know I’ve gotta go spend some time in front of my Jony Ive shrine to atone for my sins. But still, …

The best read-it-later service

The world of software occasionally produces fruitful rivalries between applications that try to solve the same problem with different approaches: …

Evernote

A New iMessage Scam is Going Around. Here's How to Protect Yourself.

Reddit user u/Gh0sta shared a new iMessage scam that has been going around. The scammer sends a message with a URL, which is undoubtably a malicious …

MacVoices #17177: Five Questions with Peter Cohen

<b>Peter Cohen</b> answers questions about his choices for productivity and organization, media and entertainment services services, iPhone apps, and his …

Writing

The best remote access solution for Mac and iOS

Screens for Mac and iOS is the best remote access solution for accessing our Macs when away from home. It uses industry-standard technology for …

Software

iOS 10: Change Your AirPods' Behavior

Under iOS 10, you can change how your AirPods react when you double-tap on them, for example, or switch what happens when you shove ’em in your ears. …

How to set network connection priority on a Mac

With different networking options available—ethernet, Wi-Fi, iPhone tethering, etc.—you may find yourself in a situation where you want your Mac to …

Wi-Fi

All the keyboard shortcuts you can use when starting up your Mac

You can boot your Mac in different modes or reset different parameters with keyboard shortcuts.Sometimes your Mac isn't running properly, so you need …

iOS

How to Customize Safari Website Preferences in macOS High Sierra

The version of Safari included with macOS High Sierra brings new and significant abilities to customize how it works with each website you visit. You …

iOS

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Noteworthy Notes, Videocraft, Legend and More

Take better notes, edit videos like a pro, and put your words in motion with today’s collection of apps and games.<p><b>All app prices are subject to</b> …

Wi-Fi Assist and Wi-Fi Calling: What’s the difference?

Wi-Fi Assist is a feature in the iPhone to help with internet connections. The name is a little misleading, though as reader Bob Andres finds …

Wi-Fi

How to import notes and files to macOS Sierra’s Notes app

You can take the notes that you’ve created in other apps, and import them into the Notes app in macOS Sierra. When you import notes, you can add them …

iOS

Straighten Crooked Pictures in Apple Photos

The Apple Photos app lets you straighten crooked pictures easily.

Tutorials

macOS: Using Screen Sharing Within Messages

If your friend is having problems on his Mac, you’ve gotta know that Messages has a built-in screen-sharing feature that’ll let you help from afar.