MacMost: Question and Answer Forum

The MacMost Question and Answer Forum is a place where you can ask how-to questions about your Mac, iPhone, iPad and other Apple products. MacMost specializes in tutorials, tips and techniques of the “how-to” variety, as opposed to “fix-it” questions that are more about something not working as expected.


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8/26/19
I’m taking an international trip in two days. I want to top up my iPad Pro with some documentaries to watch during the transatlantic flight. Problem is, I don’t know how to get them from iTunes on my Mac to the TV app on my iPad. I don’t have the right cable ... (2 Comments)
8/26/19
Hi Mac friends! I have an old Macbook that sadly become a bit slow. After some Google research I found a tool called CleanMyMac. However, it does have some bad reviews and some ppl even says it install bloatware and make the problem even worse. Have someone used it before and ... (1 Comment)
8/25/19
I checked the video archives, but didn’t find an answer. I want to get about 100 images and around 10 short videos currently on my iMac Photos sent to my iPad Pro. I have adequate storage on the iPad and I don’t use iCloud for photos. What is your suggestion for a direct ... (10 Comments)
8/24/19
Does anybody know how to help Apple Mail suggest correct/better locations when selecting “Move to” (right-clicking) a mail message? From what I’ve read, Mail will eventually learn from what you’ve chosen when manually selecting a folder to move a message to, ... (4 Comments)
8/24/19
I watched your video on setting a text message, i.e., name and tel. #, on the lock screen of a laptop. But how do I set a text on the lock screen of an iPhone and iPad, since there is, in my experience, more probability of these being lost? —– Dick Cournoyer ... (1 Comment)
8/24/19
I need more tag colours, there are not enough there for my purposes. How can I add more? I’m on a Mac computer but I believe they would transfer to my iPad/iPhone. —– Helen Squires ... (1 Comment)
8/23/19
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210399 says… – Store your titanium Apple Card in a wallet, pocket, or bag made of soft materials. – Some fabrics, like leather and denim, might cause permanent discoloration that will not wash off. I have a leather wallet that I do ... (5 Comments)
8/22/19
One of my mp4 files that I’ve marked to be secured by iCloud, has the usual white cloud icon next to “Date Modified”, but a downward arrow before “Size” (in this case 11.36 GB). If I select “Get Info”, everything seems OK, aside from ... (2 Comments)
8/22/19
Trying to open two different documents that were made in Pages, with different names. When I open the first one I can see the information. I want to copy and paste a portion of that page to another document and I would like to see them side by side. But when I open the second ... (2 Comments)
8/21/19
I would like to convert some of my cassettes into digital so I can put them on CD and/or flash drives to use in my new car. I have been researching this and I know it isn’t easy, but I would like step by step directions. I know it is possible to use garageband but how? I ... (3 Comments)
8/20/19
I’m assigned to give senior citizens a presentation on clouds in general using iCloud (in Mojave) as the working example in early fall. Do you think it wise that I proceed with material I’ve learned from your Udemy iCloud course or should I stand by for new Catalina ... (2 Comments)
8/20/19
My mid 2011 iMac is running like a slug. Yuck. It might be time for a new one. Do you know if Apple has plans for a new updated iMac? I don’t want to buy a new one and then have them come out with an updated one in the near future. —– Marcia Christ ... (2 Comments)
8/20/19
I’m looking for a program that will create charts for me using shapes to drag and drop that can fill in with text. Simple! —– Carolyn Molder ... (2 Comments)
8/20/19
Gary, I have a 2017 iMac, plus and older 2013/15 iMac. Can I use that as a second screen when Catalina arrives, and how do I prepare that older iMac, which will have older applications and operating system? —– Steven (Steve) T Morgan ... (1 Comment)
8/16/19
Apple’s invisible files cause havoc with real world (Windows) players. When trying to use a video, audio or MIDI file, players respond with “Unknown Format” then shut stop. Do I need to go back to a Windows PC? —– Harold ... (3 Comments)
8/15/19
Some messages and newsletters from known senders are marked as Junk Mail and there is no way to create a rule in Mail to change that before sending it to my inbox. I don’t want to add all of these senders to my contacts. What can I do? —– Dennis D Olson ... (2 Comments)
8/15/19
I always use my initials in lower case (ddo) for signing letters, messages, etc. I have taught my computer (Macbook Pro running Mojave) to accept it as a word, but after the end of a sentence, it always capitalized and comes up as “Ddo” and I have to hit Escape to ... (1 Comment)
8/12/19
Should i clone my current drive OR install new applications and then copy the files to my new drive for a fresh install. My current drive is from a 2011 MacBook Pro 13in…I just don’t want to copy any bad sectors or junk from old to new. Thanks! —– Demeji ... (2 Comments)
8/12/19
on Apple related things. Just curious…. thank you. I really enjoy your articles. Cheers… Doug Brandt —– Doug Brandt ... (3 Comments)
8/12/19
I would like to know if it is possible to use a short voice recording to play instead of the listed sounds to pick from? Receiving An iPhone 7 Plus tomorrow – same question. I have memory problems, and text Reminders or a pretty sound often doesn’t help me. I searched ... (2 Comments)