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This applies to Mac Mail, iPhone and iPad When I attach images to an email, they are always embedded into the page. When they are read in Outlook they are embedded. This is a disaster. It means that every image in an email has to be saved individually to a folder. This handling ... (1 Comment)
Just a quick question about TimeMachine. I have a 12GB HD connected to MacBook for my backup. Also I have a 12GB external also connected which has files I would want backed up. How do I check to see if this external drive (or any other smaller 2GB drives) are also being backed up ... (1 Comment)
A have a large text that’s already written in the Pages app: it’s about 50,000 words. The writer has used straight quotes throughout; I want to change these to curly quotes throughout. But how? Is there a find-and-paste solution? I’m an editor and this problem ... (2 Comments)
The Trailers app on my Apple TV says trailers have been moved to the Apple TV+ app, but I’ve browsed around that app, and I can’t find them. How do I get to them? I want to be able to watch trailers after the Trailers app is taken away. —– Cameron ... (1 Comment)
In settings/mobile data (on my iPhone) there in an entry “Uninstalled Apps” which is showing data usage how can I stop this? I am doing all I can to reduce data usage. —– Barry Rogers ... (3 Comments)
How can I lock the keyboard on my MacBook 15″ so I can clean it. Any key press wakes it up or restarts it even when turned off. How can I lock the keyboard on my MacBook 15″ so I can clean it. Any key press wakes it up or restarts it even when turned ... (10 Comments)
How to Search for a specific word or phrase between specific dates in Mac Mail. I have tried “date:01/06/23-01/01/23” but that fails. However if I just want to find an email on one specific date I succeed. “date:01/06/23”. But what I really want to do ... (2 Comments)
I was thinking of creating another photos Library on my iMac with photos off a flash drive. I would appreciate your input Gary. Thank you your great info videos. —– Ken ... (1 Comment)
There are different stops in the Tab section. The one that is not mentioned is the one with a | and on top of it a square. What is it called and how to delete it? I want to delete it because it changes the lay-out of my page.The symbol starts a numbered list and when I move the ... (4 Comments)
I bought a MacBook Air 2020 M1 chip back in November 2022. I keep my use at a minimal level. I do not have any significant applications running except for iMessages and Google Chrome. I noticed recently that my battery capacity has dropped down from 100% to 99% even though the ... (5 Comments)
I want to color correct old photos. Is there a reasonably priced app that will do that? I am scanning old photos and plan to save them to thumb drives so that files can be given family members. Some of the colored photos are over 50 years old and seriously ... (1 Comment)
Hi Gary, thanks for the great videos you put out. How do I make the flashing mouse pointer on my 2020 Mac pro disappear after I have clicked to insert the cursor? The flashing pointer stays and is mostly in the way when I wish to type. Thanks. To avoid having to move the mouse ... (2 Comments)
Is there a way to conditionally hide a row? I want to hide rows based on an answer in a cell in its row. I have a client list but want to hide the ones that are not active. So if o2 = ‘yes’ then I want row 2 to be hidden, and if o3 = ‘no’ or blank then I ... (1 Comment)
In the music industry we use a p in a circle to indicate the copyright of a recording. Is there one to be found on the Mac? Often I am reduced to copying and pasting or using (p). In entering metadata into recordings on Music or in preparing marketing documents for recordings, ... (3 Comments)
Is it possible to print a list of calendar entries WITHOUT ‘blank days’ appearing in the list. For example I’m monitoring a health issue that doesn’t happen every day. I want to print out a list of the days it does happen to give to my healthcare clinician. Is this ... (2 Comments)
For indie authors, Macs don’t have the ability to embed font, which is required by KDP/Amazon. I understand Word has that feature, but I prefer Pages. Any way to get Apple to include that feature? The only options for embedding font on a Mac (that I know of) is using Word or ... (1 Comment)
Is there a way to open a bookmarks folder in a seperate window? I’d like to be able to move a bookmark from one folder to another in a manner similar to moving a file from one folder to a seperate open folder as can be done in finder. It is very tedious to do it in a long ... (2 Comments)
I would like to stop carrying hard copies of key ID cards (e.g. Medicare card) in my wallet. What is the best way to store them on my iPhone. Ideally it would be in the iPhone wallet, however, I can’t figure out how to get my ids into that app. Is there a more efficient ... (4 Comments)
Apple just released an update to Pages for iPad that allows for insertion of date and time fields. Has anyone figured out how to do this? I could not find documentation on this from Apple. I assume that by inserting the field, date and time will automatically update every time ... (2 Comments)
I love the channel and recommend it to all of my friends! Thank you for the great content! I take dozens of photos for my job weekly. I also photograph every car I rent. I would love not to have these photos in my library with my personal pictures. I would like to be able to be ... (2 Comments)