Posts tagged hints

15 essential tips to transform your Apple Watch

Watch IconApple made the Apple Watch faster with the September release of two new models, the Series 1 and Series 2, which both have powerful dual-core processors. But if you bought an Apple Watch when it launched last year and don’t feel like buying a new one, installing watchOS 3 will go a long way toward making your old device feel new.

Tips on Customizing Your Dock, Using the Control Center, Sharing Activity with Friends, Scribble and more.



How to Fix iOS 10’s Biggest Annoyances

Lifehacker nameplate“With every launch of a new operating system comes a handful of quirks and annoyances. iOS 10 is no different, but thankfully, most of those quirks are pretty easy to correct.”

Items that Lifehacker says can be annoying to some people:

  • Make Touch ID’s Unlock Work Like it Did in iOS 9
  • Turn Off the Ability to Reply to Messages from the Lock Screen
  • Clear Out Spotlight Search Results
  • Prevent Apps From Automatically Adding Themselves to Messages
  • Turn Off Safari’s Autofill for Contact Info and Email Addresses
  • Disable Reduce Motion If Message Effects Aren’t Working
  • Remove the Dictation Button (Again)

See the details here:

Macintosh OS X Slowdown Solutions

 Apple Solutions
Randy B. Singer has been on a number of mailing lists that I subscribe to for a long time. I’ve never seen him steer a member wrong.

He states that ” It seems like barely a week goes by without me hearing about a user whose Macintosh has suddenly slowed to a crawl. I’ve helped a number of users troubleshoot the problem, and it turns out that the problem isn’t caused by just one thing. To help users whose Macs have suddenly slowed down, I’ve created a Web page that lists a number of troubleshooting steps that they can take to address the most likely causes of their slowdown.”

GO  See his hints here:

86 Amazing Mac OS X Tips And Tricks

I haven’t done a list like this in awhile. This list is on the MeraBheja blog.  Continue reading »

Dan Rodney

Dan Rodney has a blog with a number of good hints & tips for Mac and iOS users.  Continue reading »

Mac Yourself (Again!)

I have listed a number of Mac Hint and Tip sites over the years. This is one that I ‘Stumble’ on tonight. One of the great problems with using Stumble for looking for web sites is that you can spend a lot of time without good results, even if you enjoy it.
In this case, the time was worth it. Continue reading »

50 OS X Yosemite Tips & Tricks

This article on the Mac|Life website is written by Michael Simon.  It is another of those great lists that I like so much.   Continue reading »

Find out about iOS 8

  Apple of course wants us to know all about iOS 8.  There number of ways to get the information.   Continue reading »

15 Secretly Hidden Features of Mac

  In another LIfehack article we have 15 features that they say are hidden from users.   Continue reading »

10 Mac OS X Productivity Hacks

  This article was posted on Lifehacks by Triss Husey.   Continue reading »

Change the default search engine on iOS and OS X

Since the first iPhone, the default search engine has been Google.  But it doesn’t have to be.  Continue reading »

18 ways you’re unknowingly killing your iPhone battery

This story on by Elissa Loi talks about ways that you could be burning the battery on your iPhone ahead of time.  The battery is rated for up to 10 hours of life.  But many of us don’t get that.   Continue reading »

9 Things everyone should know how to do with a presentation app

This article by Macworld’s Franklin Tessler tells us how to do 9 things in each of the presentation programs for Office (Powerpoint), iWork (Keynote) and Google Docs (Slide).   Continue reading »

5 Tips for Better Passwords

Peter Cohen has written this article on iMore about how to provide better security though your passwords.   Continue reading »

Make Your iPhone’s Battery Last

Business Insider has this article by Lisa Eadicico and it covers several ideas on how to lengthen battery life on your iPhone.   Continue reading »