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The MacMost Newsletter: Issue 724
November 17, 2022
Focus modes, also called Do Not Disturb, are useful to quiet notifications while in meetings or trying to concentrate. But it is hard to remember to turn them on and off. To make them more useful, you can set Focus modes to turn on automatically when using specific apps.
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What are the top 10 Mac keyboard shortcuts and how would you even determine such a thing? Gary from MacMost tackles this difficult task and reveals the to 10 Mac keyboard shortcuts with tips and tricks for using each.
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Here are some tips for those new to the Mac. Learn how to quickly switch to other apps and windows, launch apps, use Hot Corners, type Emoji and more.
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A new feature in iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and watchOS 9 allows you to control certain aspects of an iPhone or iPad from another iPhone or iPad, or the Apple Watch. Could be interesting if you have ever wanted to pause/play music or video from one device or another, or do various things with Siri.
In macOS Ventura you can change the look of your Mac's screen by using a new wallpaper, adjusting tinting and transparency settings, customizing the Dock and Stage Manager and much more.
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Apple has a page where they recommend some settings for your Wi-Fi network. If nothing else, some of the information provided gives insight as to why some settings are good for security or privacy.
The new Lift Subject feature in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura is a great quick way to grab a subject from an image. But for better, more customized results you need to use an app like Photoshop or Pixelmator Pro where you can modify the selection.
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You can quit twitter, but also, Twitter may quit you. Gary gets annoyed at online marketplaces and restaurants. Subscribe at iTunes...
I'm often asked about the software and gadgets I use to produce the MacMost videos and in my work as a developer. So I've compiled a list of the products I use and recommend. Check it out. -- Gary
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