MacVoices Magazine

By Chuck Joiner | The TALK of The Apple Community

Portrait Retouching with Luminar - Free Video

Luminar is an excellent portrait retouching tool thanks to its variety of adjustment filers and easy to use layer control. Here's a free video …

Photography

Road to Macstock - David Ginsburg on Being Efficient with iOS

<b>The Road to Macstock 2017</b> takes us to <b>David Ginsburg</b> of the <b>Suburban Chicago Apple Users</b>. David’s topic will be, “iOS: What you can do to be more …

How to Use Text Replacement on the Mac

kkolosov / Adobe Stock<p>Need to frequently type the same phrase or text snippet? If so, you can save a <i>ton</i> of time by using the Mac’s little-known …

How to Use the Status Bar in Safari for macOS

Safari is a great browser in macOS, but it includes one extremely handy feature that, for some reason, Apple has disabled by default: the Status Bar. …

How to manage multiple family members' media within a single Photos library

Heather Dowdee would like to see less of her daughter—her daughter’s selfies, at least. She and four other people in her family share a single Mac to …

Media Industry

How to force empty Trash on your Mac using Terminal

Launch the <b>Terminal app</b> on your Mac by either searching for it in Spotlight or locating it in the <b>Utilities folder</b> under <b>Applications</b>.<p>Type in the …

Apple

The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of February 27: Adam Christianson, iPhone Camera, and Time Lapse Photography

• February 26, 2017<br>• News<br>• No comments yet<p>This week’s MUG Event Calendar is heavy on iPhone photography in particular and photography in general.<p>Groups in …

How to type less and communicate smarter

TextExpander is a flexible tool that can help everyone work faster, type less, and communicate smarter. Some of our customers have been sharing how …

Productivity

Can iTunes do...? Sometimes the answer is no

In this column, I generally present questions from readers and offer solutions or workarounds to resolve their problem. But this isn’t always …

Google

How to Shoot a 360 Video

Unlike traditional video cameras, which capture whatever is happening in front of them, 360 cameras capture everything happening in every direction, …

Cameras

Mac 101: How to take a screenshot with the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

One of the things that I’ve always loved about macOS is how easy it is to take a variety of screenshots with just a keyboard shortcut. Yet, with the release of the Touch Bar-adorned MacBook Pro, some may find that taking screenshots is easier than ever. In this brief tutorial, we’ll show you …

Apple

New Mac Ransomware Leaves Your Files Permanently Encrypted

Mac users hoping to score Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Microsoft Office for free through BitTorrent sites are in for an ugly surprise thanks to a new …

How to Restore Data from iCloud

“What is truth?” This question has bedeviled philosophers and theologians for centuries, but in an age of distributed digital data storage you also …

How-To's

How to Start Purging Your Digital Life

How to Start Purging Your Digital Life<p>Bogged down with digital clutter? Start purging junk from your digital life with these tips.<p>A few times during …

macOS: How to See the Hierarchy of Your File Locations

Have you ever paid attention to the title bar while you’re working on a file on your Mac? The title bar is where the name of what you’re currently …

Understand iTunes Library Files

iTunes uses a number of library files to store metadata and manage your media. By default, they are store in the iTunes folder inside your Music …

How to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone or Mac

Learn how you can save those FaceTime calls for later viewing using your Mac.<p>FaceTime calls are a great way to stay in touch with people you care …

iOS

How to save and back up your Health data on Apple Watch

If you're looking to move your health data from an old Apple Watch to a new one, you've got some choices to make.<p>When you're moving to a new new …

How to Change the “Wake” Word on the Amazon Echo, Dot, and Tap

The Amazon Echo, Dot, and Tap have all proven to be more popular than even Amazon ever dreamed. While they are convenient, some folks may find their …

iOS

How to move your iPhone or iPad backups to an external hard drive

If you have iOS backups taking space on your internal drive, you can relocate them to an external hard drive to clear out some space.<p>If you do now, …

5 iMazing Tricks Make Syncing Your iOS Device Fun

Synchronizing your iPad or iPhone to your Mac or Windows PC isn’t usually a fun time. The software that Apple provides us for the task, iTunes, is …

How to quickly add multiple songs to a playlist in iTunes

Want to add a bunch of songs to a new playlist? We've got a few shortcuts for you.<p>I love making new playlists to groove out to, but the last thing I …

iOS

How to Open the User’s Library Folder on macOS Sierra

Sometimes, you need to access the /Library folder that’s in your home folder (the one with the house icon and your user name). For a while now, this …

iOS

Keyboard Cases for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Not everyone is sold on the iPad for mobile productivity, but I am. The iPad Pro in particular has been a revelation for getting a lot done while on …

Gear & Gadgets

iOS: Use "Vibrate Only" for Specific Event Alerts

On your iOS devices, there are settings that control which sounds play for which events, like when an email comes in or you get a text. If you’re …

23 Apple TV tips you'll thank us for

The Apple TV is a seriously easy device to use and adds tons of value to your entertainment system. Below are 20 tips and tricks which will make navigating and using your Apple TV even easier.<p>The latest generation of the Apple TV has a lot to offer that its predecessors don't. It's a casual gaming …

Apple TV

15 Essential Safari Tips & Tricks for iPhone in GIFs

It’s incredible how much Safari has evolved since the inception of iOS, known back then as iPhone OS. We’re 10 major releases in and what was once a …

How to rip DVDs with Handbrake

[<i>Editor’s note: The MPAA and most media companies argue that you can’t legally copy or convert commercial DVDs for any reason. We (and others) think</i> …

Be More Productive by Typing Faster

Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves<br>Episode #215<p><i>If you’re not typing at least 40 words per minute, you’re wasting time. Possibly the easiest way to get more done</i> …