Issue #441 for June 15, 2017
The MacMost Newsletter: Issue #548
July 4, 2019
You can use the Ken Burns cropping effect to zoom in to a portion of your video in iMovie. However, this cropping effect will continue over the entire length of your clip. To zoom in starting at a certain point and then to stay at the same zoom level for a while afterwards, you need to split the clip at the right places and use a trick to keep the video zoomed out at the end. Read More...
Catalina is the name for the next version of macOS. Learn about the new features, features that will be removed from macOS, and other commonly asked questions. With iTunes being broken up into three apps, what will happen to your music library, TV shows and iPhone syncing? Can you run iOS apps on Catalina? When will it come out and how much will it cost? Read More...
Apple has produced a lot of different Macs with odd and interesting designs since 1984. Take a look at some of the most interesting, coolest and weirdest vintage Macs from 1984-2002. While some were commercial failures, most containted innovations that we still see as features in Macs today. Included are the Macinotsh XL, the Mac Portable, the Twentieth Anniversary Mac, the G4 Cube, the Titanium PowerBook and more. Read More...
You can use the Mac Photos app adjustment tools to make a blue sky in your pictures deeper and bluer. You can adjust pure blue, or select a color in the sky to make fine adjustments. You can also limit the range of the changes to keep other parts of your photo the same. Read More...
AFter updating to macOS Catalina, old 32-bit apps will not longer work. If you have an old 32-bit app, then before updating, you should update your app or switch to a new one. Most apps have newer versions that professionals should consider buying. If you are using the app for casual purposes, then consider getting a modern alternative to apps like Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop. These will be cheaper or free, and will probably be much better than using an old outdated pro app. You can also keep an old Mac around to run 32-bit apps. Experts can partition their drive, use an external drive, or a virtual machine to run Mojave or earlier in some situations. Read More...
Mac versus PC detente. The TV in Gary's bathroom, driven by Raspberry Pi. Living off the grid. Conspiracies live! Backing up the podcast. News sources. Sony Walkman is 40 years old. CrescentCore malware is new and trying to hide. Take precautions before crossing the street, and before downloading anything. Subscribe at iTunes...
You can lock your Mac with a quick menu choice or keyboard shortcut. Starting with High Sierra, if you choose the Apple menu you will see Lock Screen as an option. The keyboard shortcut is Control+Command+Q. This is handy if you need to step away from your desk at a moment's notice.
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