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Night Mode Photography With the iPhone 11
9/27/19
A new feature of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro is the ability to take better photos at night and in low light using a combination of techniques. Multiple cameras and used and many images are taken over a period of time, and then pieced together to create a brighter image with much more detail than can be done with a regular photo. Moving objects are handled without trails or streaking.
New Safari Features In iPadOS
9/26/19
The new version of Safari in iPadOS (iOS 13) is now a desktop browser rather than a mobile browser. This means sites should look and work like they do on a Mac, not an iPhone. With this comes new features such as a download manager, zoom buttons, per-site settings, and one new feature that even Safari for Mac is missing.
How To Use a Mouse With Your iPad
9/25/19
A new feature of iPadOS is the ability to control your iPad using a Bluetooth mouse. You can add a mouse as an assistive touch device in the accessibility settings and then you get a round cursor on the screen that you can mose with the mouse. You can click to simulate a tap at that location. You also get a menu that you can bring up to access things like Home and volume. There are a variety of ways to customize this feature.
9/24/19
The new major update for iPad, known as iPadOS or iOS 13.1 for iPad is now available. This major release includes changes to the home screens, new features and switches Safari to a default-desktop browser instead of a mobile one. Version 13.1 is the first version of iPadOS, corresponding to iOS 13.1. iOS 13.0 was a short-lived iPhone-only release.
A Look At New Features iPadOS Adds To Your iPad
9/24/19

iPadOS (AKA iOS 13) brings a ton of new features to your iPad and makes it behave more like a Mac. You can now switch between multiple slideover windows and have windows from the same app in a slideover. You can select, copy, paste and undo more easily when typing text. The Home screen can include both app icons and the Today widgets at the same time. You can swipe-type in a floating single-finger keyboard, add fonts, and use a column view and other new functions in the Files app.

New Video Adjustment Tools In iOS 13 and iPadOS
9/23/19

A little-mentioned feature of iOS 13 and iPadOS is the ability to apply the same effects to videos as you can to photos. You can easily adjust light, colors, cropping, rotation and apply filters to entire videos, right in the Camera and Photos apps.

9/20/19
New iPhones arrived directly by mail or for in-store pickup today across the world. The Apple Watch series 5 also debuted in stores. Even with a time-slotted reservations system, lines formed at many Apple Store locations.
10 New iPhone Features In iOS 13 To Try Out Right Away
9/20/19

Whether you just got a new iPhone 11, or you updated your old iPhone to iOS 13, you should take a look at these 10 new features. Several are settings you should turn on, such as low data mode for cellular, silence unknown callers and one that removes old Safari tabs automatically. You can also use video filters, swipe typing, new text gestures, Dark Mode and more.

9/19/19
Apple will release iOS 13 for the iPhone today. Recipients of new iPhones tomorrow will have it preinstalled, but anyone with an iPhone X-model, 8, 7, 6s, SE or 7th-generation iPod touch can update to it later today.
A First Look At Apple Arcade
9/19/19

Apple Arcade is the new subscription service where you can download and play a collection of games on your iPad, iPhone, Apple TV and Mac. The service has a wide variety of games, from arcade to puzzle to strategy and more. Learn about the basics of the service and take a look at four games available today: Sayonara Wild Hearts, Mini Motorways, Sneaky Sasquatch and Red Reign. You can play using the touch screen on your device, keyboard on your Mac or a game controller on any device.

Creating Custom Finder Quick Actions With Automator
9/18/19

Quick Actions allow you to do thing with files in the Finder by just clicking on a single button. You can use some preset Quick Actions or build your own in Automator. In this video, we'll look at two examples. The first will create a backup archive of a file. The second will speak the contents of a text file.

6 Keyboard Shortcuts You Can Use In Mac Open And Save Dialogs
9/17/19

When you save or open a file in an app on the Mac, you get a dialog box with several buttons. You can use keyboard shortcuts inside that dialog to cancel, perform the default action, and do other things. You can choose a location using the keyboard, either with a single shortcut or by specifying a path. You can also navigate to any of the buttons using the tab key and spacebar.

How To Make Multi-Column Documents In Pages
9/16/19

You can create multi-column documents in Pages in either word processing or page layout mode. Using multiple columns in word processing is just a matter of a single setting, but you can adjust the columns as you wish. You can even have sections that use different numbers of columns. Page layout documents use individual text boxes that can be linked to form versatile columns. There are many reasons to use columns, such as to create a newspaper-style layout, wrap text around images, or fit long lists on to few pages.

Use These 5 Techniques To Become a Mac Pro
9/13/19

Experienced Mac users know how to unleash the power of macOS and apps by using a variety of basic techniques. Learn how to master a new app by exploring the menu. Interact with objects using context menus. Customize your toolbars to reveal hidden buttons.

Two Ways To Password-Protect Files On Your Mac
9/12/19

If you need to encrypt some files so the only way to acess them would be with a password, you can use one of two methods. By using Disk Utility you can create read/write disk images that can be opened on any Mac. But if you need to send some files to another person, you may want to instead use the Terminal to create an encrypted ZIP achive that will work on Windows as well.

9/10/19
At today’s announcement Apple gave us release dates and prices for their two highly-anticipated services. Apple Arcade, which brings exclusive games to Macs, iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs will launch on September 19 with a free one-month trial and a price of $4.99/month.
9/10/19
As expected, Apple announced new iPhone models today with the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. The new models add more cameras, a faster processor, battery battery life and durability. The price of the iPhone 11 is also better than the pervious generation at $699. These new models can be ordered on Friday and will be available new week.
New iPhone 11, Apple Watch, iPad, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+
9/10/19

Apple announced new iPhone models today, plus a new Apple Watch, iPad and release dates for the upcoming Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade services. The new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max bring new cameras, new video capabilities, a new A13 processor, and new colors. The new Apple Watch Series 5 has an always-on display and new finishes. The new 7th generation iPad has a 10.2-inch display. The Apple Arcade service launches next week for $4.99/month. Apple TV+ launches on November 1 and is free if you recently bought an Apple device.

At Look Back After 2000 Episodes
9/10/19

Over the course of the last 12 years, I've given a lot of advice to Mac users. Take a look at some of the best advice that still holds up after all these years. Do you shut down your Mac or sleep? Should you get anto-virus software? Should you stress about batteries or rumors or new Macs? Do you need a cleaning app?

A Look At the Apple Music Web Beta
9/9/19

You can now log on to your Apple Music account in a web browser, access your music library and playlists and play your music. This gives you another way to access Apple Music and is handy if you are using a non-Apple computer or have to be logged in to a work or school Apple ID.