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How To Customize Page Numbers In Mac Pages
6/12/20
It is easy to turn on page numbering for all pages in a Mac Pages document. But if you need to skip a few pages, start with page 1 after a cover or title page, or not have the page number appear on some pages, you'll need to learn how to use sections and the page numbering options.
How To Draw Attention To Text In Keynote
6/11/20
In Keynote most transition and animation effects involve whole text boxes and other objects. If you want to emphasize a single word or phrase inside a text box, you need to get creative. Here are some techniques that you can use to draw attention to pieces of text during your presentation.
Using Voice Control To Click and Drag With Speech Commands
6/10/20
Voice Control can do more than just activate menu items and buttons. You can also use grids to pick a specific spot on the screen and click it, or even drag from one spot to another. Other commands allow you to add modifier keys or move the cusor by precise amounts.
Get Organized By Cleaning Up Your Mac
6/9/20
Let's face it, most of us have mess hard drives with files in all sorts of places. It is time to get organized by coming up with your own system of where files should go. Here are some suggestions to get you thinking about the best way to clean up your Mac.
Create Customizable Text Inserts Using Automator
6/8/20
While you can use text replacements to insert reusable blocks of text, it is sometimes necessary to customize the text for various situations. You can build an Automator service to trigger a series of prompts and then create a block of text based on your responses. In this example, we'll build a way to quickly respond to support email messages.
Tips and Tricks To Master the Mac Save Dialog
6/5/20
As a Mac user, you'll often have to use the Save Dialog to save documents and contents in applications. With the Save Dialog you can enter a file name and choose a location for the file. But there is a lot of functionality hidden in this simple tool to help you.
6/4/20

My default you’ll see “Yesterday” and “Today” used as a dates in Finder List View. If you’d rather always see the date, you can go to View, Show View Options. Then uncheck “Use relative dates.” Then you usually need to switch views, such as to Column View and back to List View to see the change take effect.

How To Edit and Export Vertical Video In iMovie On a Mac
6/4/20
If you have vertical video shot on an iPhone that you wish to edit on a Mac in iMovie, usually this means cropping the video into horizontal format. But by using a trick in iMovie, you can both edit and export true vertical video.
How To Upload Photos To Instagram From Your Mac
6/3/20
It seems that uploading to Instagram is something you can only really do from your phone. But by tricking the site into thinking your Mac is a phone, you can easily upload photos and viddos to Instagram in Safari on your Mac.
10 Creative Uses For The Clips App On Your iPhone
6/2/20
The Clips App from Apple is an often-overlooked free creative tool that you can use to build images and videos to share with others. Here are 10 ideas for you to try that use the tools in the Clips app.
Understanding Cell Value Types In Mac Numbers
6/1/20
Anyone using Numbers should have a good understanding of different cell value types, such as numbers, text, dates, durations and boolean values.
How To Use the New macOS Catalina Battery Health Management Setting
5/29/20
The new macOS 10.15.5 features a battery health management switch in System Preferences. With it on, your battery will charge to a point that is best for longevity. With it off, it charges for maximum capacity.
10 Ways To Speed Up a Slow Mac
5/28/20
Here are 10 ways you can speed up a slow Mac. There's no reason to put up with your Mac being slow. Often this is caused by an app or background process using too many resources, the lack of free hard drive space, a failing drive, or many other reasons.
5/28/20
A minor update to macOS this week includes a new Battery Health Management feature that can prolong the lifespan of MacBook batteries by reducing the maximum charge of the battery based on your usage. You can choose to switch this feature off in System Preferences, Energy Saver, Battery Health.
How To Do a Live Broadcast Of Your Mac's Screen Over YouTube Or Facebook Using OBS Studio
5/27/20

While it is fairly easy to do a YouTube or Facebook live broadcast from your camera, combining your screen and camera takes additional work. You can use the free OBS Studio to combine things and add additional graphics and text to create a professional live broadcast without much work.

Creating An Information Notification With Shell Scripts And Automator
5/26/20

You can go to the Terminal and use simple one-line shell scripts to get various pieces of information such as the date and time, your Internet IP address and your Wi-Fi network name. Using Automator, you can incorporate these bits of information into a simple notification that appears whenever you press a keyboard shortcut.

How To Use the AssistiveTouch Button On Your iPhone or iPad
5/25/20

The AssistiveTouch button is a feature of your iPhone or iPad that gives you another way to access features usually available through a gesture, physical button or complex set of steps. You can use it to simply replace the old Home button, or access other functions when a physical control on an iPhone is inaccessible or broken.

10 Ways To Quickly Access Your Most Important Folders On a Mac
5/22/20

If you are working on a project and using one folder to open and save documents all the time, you can quickly access that folder a variety of ways. You can add it to the Dock, Finder sidebar and toolbar, create keyboard shortcuts, and much more.

Creating Bar Charts and Line Graphs In Mac Numbers
5/21/20

Learn how to create simple bar charts and line graphs from a table of data in Mac Numbers. There are many options to choose from, with all sorts of customiations you can make to the charts.

Create the Double Exposure Effect Without Photoshop
5/20/20

The double exposure effect is an interesting way to combine two ideas in the same image. You can create this by using tools like Photoshop. But on your Mac, there is also a way to do it using Apple's Keynote app. You can cut out an image using Instant Alpha and place another image in that space. You can then blend it with the original image.