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Get the most from your Mac! The show features news, tips, tricks, techniques, tutorials and reviews geared toward the casual, home and business Apple user. Covers the Mac, iPad, iPhone and other Apple products.

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Get the most from your Mac! The show features news, tips, tricks, techniques, tutorials and reviews geared toward the casual, home and business Apple user. Covers the Mac, iPad, iPhone and other Apple products.

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Very Useful, Practical Info for Apple Users

By Vetx2 - Mar 24 2019
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Great source for getting very useful information on Apple products.

Always learn something I didn’t know

By llauzon - Feb 23 2019
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Look forward to more episodes. Always explaining both new versions of software and processes.

iTunes Ratings

421 Ratings
Average Ratings
326
59
15
10
11

Very Useful, Practical Info for Apple Users

By Vetx2 - Mar 24 2019
Read more
Great source for getting very useful information on Apple products.

Always learn something I didn’t know

By llauzon - Feb 23 2019
Read more
Look forward to more episodes. Always explaining both new versions of software and processes.

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MacMost - Mac, iPhone and iPad How-To Videos

Updated 9 days ago

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Get the most from your Mac! The show features news, tips, tricks, techniques, tutorials and reviews geared toward the casual, home and business Apple user. Covers the Mac, iPad, iPhone and other Apple products.

New HomePod Ambient Sounds and Sleep Timer Features (MacMost #2053)

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View in HD at . Version 13.2 of audioOS for the HomePod included two new features that could be useful if your HomePod is in the bedroom. You can now ask Siri to play a collection of endlessly looping ambient sounds, such as Forest, Stream, Fireplace, Night, Ocean, Rain and White Noise. This effectively makes your HomePod a white noise machine, one with amazing speakers. You can also ask Siri to set a sleep timer for these sounds, or any music you are playing.

Nov 25 2019

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Use Conditional Highlighting Across a Whole Row In Numbers (MacMost #2051)

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View in HD at . Conditional highlighting in Numbers is simply a way to change the style of a cell based on the contents of that same cell. However, by using a trick you can have conditional highlighting affect other cells or an entire row.

Nov 22 2019

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How To Scan Documents With Your iPhone (MacMost #2048)

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View in HD at . With iOS 13 it is easy to use your iPhone as a scanner and scan single or multi-page documents. You can scan directly to iCloud Drive and then your documentd would be on your Mac without any additional steps. You can even scan while away from your home or office and they documents will end up in the same place with no extra effort. Your iPhone will flatten the pages and make adjustments automatically.

Nov 18 2019

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21 Actually Useful Finder Tips And Tricks (MacMost #2035)

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View in HD at . Learn some useful everyday tips, tricks and techniques to make it easier to manage your files and folders in the macOS Catalina Finder. See how you can use things like Undo, Copy and Paste, the Path Bar, keyboard shortcuts and more to navigate around in the Finder and work with your files.

Oct 24 2019

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10 Hidden iPhone Camera Tips To Help You Take Better Photos (MacMost #2036)

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View in HD at . While we all use our iPhone cameras to take pictures all the time, there is a lot of functionality hidden in the Camera app that many people don't know about. You can take long exposure photos, use a grid and level, get in the shot with a timer, take vertical panos and more.

Oct 30 2019

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Share a Name and Profile Picture or Animoji With Others in iOS 13 Messages (MacMost #2031)

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View in HD at . A new feature in iOS 13 allows you to send a name and photo to someone you are messaging with, and they can choose to use that to create a new contact. You can use a photo, your initials, take a new picture, an Apple Animoji or your own Memoji for this image.

Oct 25 2019

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How To Manage an Audiobook Collection In macOS Catalina (MacMost #2034)

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View in HD at . With the Books app taking over audiobooks in macOS Catalina, a lot of Mac users are upset that it doesn't handle large collections very well. You have no option to store your audiobooks on an external drive. However, you can still keep a large audiobook collection by managing the files yourself outside of Books, and only brining in the books you wish to listen to at the moment. Audible users may find it better to simply use the Auible iPhone app instead.

Oct 23 2019

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Using Terminal Commands As An Alternative To The Mac Finder (MacMost #2049)

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View in HD at . If you prefer to type instead of using the mouse and cursor you can manage your files and folders with the Terminal. You can use commands to list, open, rename, move and delete files. You can do nearly everything that you can do in the Finder, and some commands are even more powerful.

Nov 20 2019

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How To Manage Your Apple Subscriptions On Your Mac, iPhone And iPad (MacMost #2050)

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View in HD at . There is a place on your Mac and on your iOS device where you can view almost all of your subscriptions, including Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Music and subscriptions from any third-party apps you may have. You'll find your iCloud storage subscription in a different location. You can view, modify or cancel any of these subscriptions.

Nov 21 2019

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How To Copy Reminders In macOS Catalina With a Script (MacMost #2055)

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View in HD at . You can't copy and paste or print Reminders in macOS Catalina. However, with the help of a script you can get a Reminders list as text to be pasted into any app, printed, or sent as email. Learn how to create a Mac script in JavaScript (JXA) using Script Editor or Automator to get this important function back and have it available as an easy-access menu command.

Nov 19 2019

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13 iPhone Keyboard Tips (MacMost #2042)

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View in HD at . While most iPhone users use the virtual on-screen keyboard to type all day long, many don't know about some important techniques that can make typing easier. Learn how to type punctuation easier, slide-to-type, use the one-handed keyboard, add more keyboards, search for emoji and access hidden characters.

Nov 04 2019

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Questions New Mac Users Have When Switching From Windows (MacMost #2065)

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View in HD at . When a new Windows user switches to Mac, they can be frustrated by the differences. Here are some of the most common questions and problems that new Mac users face and the solutions. There are some great tips here to get your transition moving forward quickly. Welcome to the world of Mac!

Dec 11 2019

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Stop Using Albums To Organize Your Photos (MacMost #2064)

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View in HD at . Most people use albums to organize their photos in the Mac Photos app. However, it makes more sense to use Keywords instead of albums. You can create a Smart Album with any Keyword. But instead of Smart Albums, which can't be seen on iOS, you can simply search for a Keyword to view those photos just as if they were an album. You can also search for words in titles and descriptions, making them useful for organizing as well.

Dec 10 2019

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Cheaper Alternatives To the New Mac Pro (MacMost #2068)

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View in HD at . The new Mac Pro is the most powerful Mac ever, but it comes with a huge price tag. But if you are looking for a pro-level Mac, you have other choices. You can get the iMac Pro, which is cheaper and comes with its own 5K screen. You can also get an upgraded regular iMac or MacBook Pro. A budget option is to get an upgraded Mac mini with an external GPU.

Dec 09 2019

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Filling In a Web Page Form Using Automator (MacMost #2063)

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View in HD at . You can use JavaScript in Automator to fill in a web page form. If you make this a Quick Action you can access it from the menu bar or as a keyboard shortcut. This can help speed up situations where you need to fill in the same form every day.

Dec 06 2019

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Stop Doing These 8 Things On Your Mac (MacMost #2062)

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View in HD at . As someone who has been helping people with their Macs for a long time, I see lots of things people do with their Macs that if they stopped it would solve a lot of problems. Learn from my past experience and years of teaching to prevent current and future problems.

Dec 05 2019

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Using Handoff To Copy Text, Images and Files Between Your Apple Devices (MacMost #2061)

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View in HD at . The handoff feature of macOS and iOS allows you to use a Universal Clipboard to copy text, images, files or just about anything between your devices. You can use this to copy and paste text and images between documents while working with two or more devices. You can also transfer entire files this way, which is actually easier than using AirDrop in many situations.

Dec 04 2019

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Understanding the Function And Special Features Keys On the Mac Keyboard (MacMost #2060)

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View in HD at . New Mac users sometimes don't understand why the top row of keys on the keyboard don't work as expected. These keys are both the function keys and the special features keys, also knows as f-keys and media control keys. You toggle how these keys behave with the fn key. But a setting in System Preferences determines which mode is the default one and which requires the fn key.

Dec 03 2019

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How To Control Your Mac With Your Voice in macOS Catalina (MacMost #2059)

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View in HD at . With the new Voice Control feature in macOS Catalina you can control almost anything on your Mac with your voice. You can access menu commands, dictate text, click buttons and even click a specific point on the screen using grids. This functionality is critical for some, but for others it can also offer a nice hands-free alternative to using your Mac.

Dec 02 2019

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Make the Mac Dock More Powerful By Adding Special Folders (MacMost #2057)

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View in HD at . If you only use the Dock to launch apps, you missing out on one of the Mac's most powerful features. By adding folders to the right side of the Dock, you can have quick access to downloads, applications, files and more. You can create Smart Folders to view recent documents or documents from a single app. You can create folders full of aliases to get quick access to groups of applications or files.

Nov 29 2019

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2019 Apple Gift Guide (MacMost #2058)

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View in HD at . Even if you don't have the bucks to buy someone a new MacBook Pro or iPhone, there are still plenty of greate gifts for Apple fans that are much cheaper. You may want to consider an Apple Battery Case, an Apple Pencil or a Series 3 Apple Watch, all which run under $200. You can also get gifts that aren't directly related to Apple but will run Apple services, such as an Amazon Echo to play Apple Music or a Roku TV box that plays Apple TV+. Other ideas include game controllers for Apple Arcade and two different types of Apple gift cards.

Nov 28 2019

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How To Set Up a Default Template In Pages (MacMost #2056)

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View in HD at . If you find yourself always changing the font and other styles in Pages after starting a new document, you may want to set up your own custom template to use as the default for new documents. This will save you time as every new document will begin with things set just as you like them. You can also set things like paragraph spacing and even headers and footers. While there is a new default font setting in Pages, creating your own blank template gives you far more control.

Nov 27 2019

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How To Convert JPEG Image Files To a PDF On Mac (MacMost #2054)

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View in HD at . If you want to convert a group of JPG image files to a single PDF, you can use a variety of methods. Most people will tell you to use Preview. But there are other ways that are either simpler or more versatile. You can use a Quick Action to do it without even opening up an app. You can also use Pages and Keynote to create richer PDFs with border, text and other features. The best way may be to use Photos which offers a variety of printing options that can be used to create PDFs.

Nov 26 2019

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New HomePod Ambient Sounds and Sleep Timer Features (MacMost #2053)

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View in HD at . Version 13.2 of audioOS for the HomePod included two new features that could be useful if your HomePod is in the bedroom. You can now ask Siri to play a collection of endlessly looping ambient sounds, such as Forest, Stream, Fireplace, Night, Ocean, Rain and White Noise. This effectively makes your HomePod a white noise machine, one with amazing speakers. You can also ask Siri to set a sleep timer for these sounds, or any music you are playing.

Nov 25 2019

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Use Conditional Highlighting Across a Whole Row In Numbers (MacMost #2051)

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View in HD at . Conditional highlighting in Numbers is simply a way to change the style of a cell based on the contents of that same cell. However, by using a trick you can have conditional highlighting affect other cells or an entire row.

Nov 22 2019

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How To Manage Your Apple Subscriptions On Your Mac, iPhone And iPad (MacMost #2050)

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View in HD at . There is a place on your Mac and on your iOS device where you can view almost all of your subscriptions, including Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Music and subscriptions from any third-party apps you may have. You'll find your iCloud storage subscription in a different location. You can view, modify or cancel any of these subscriptions.

Nov 21 2019

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Using Terminal Commands As An Alternative To The Mac Finder (MacMost #2049)

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View in HD at . If you prefer to type instead of using the mouse and cursor you can manage your files and folders with the Terminal. You can use commands to list, open, rename, move and delete files. You can do nearly everything that you can do in the Finder, and some commands are even more powerful.

Nov 20 2019

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How To Copy Reminders In macOS Catalina With a Script (MacMost #2055)

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View in HD at . You can't copy and paste or print Reminders in macOS Catalina. However, with the help of a script you can get a Reminders list as text to be pasted into any app, printed, or sent as email. Learn how to create a Mac script in JavaScript (JXA) using Script Editor or Automator to get this important function back and have it available as an easy-access menu command.

Nov 19 2019

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How To Scan Documents With Your iPhone (MacMost #2048)

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View in HD at . With iOS 13 it is easy to use your iPhone as a scanner and scan single or multi-page documents. You can scan directly to iCloud Drive and then your documentd would be on your Mac without any additional steps. You can even scan while away from your home or office and they documents will end up in the same place with no extra effort. Your iPhone will flatten the pages and make adjustments automatically.

Nov 18 2019

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8 Ways To Handle Microsoft Word Documents On Your Mac (MacMost #2049)

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View in HD at . If you need to open, edit, create, save or collaborate using Microsoft Word .doc or .docx files, there are several ways to do it on your Mac. The best way, but one that will cost some money, is to simply get Word for Mac from the Mac App Store and pay for a Microsoft subscription. But many Mac users simply using Pages instead. You can also get a couple of good third-party free office apps that will handle Word. There are even more options that don't require downloading anythng at all.

Nov 15 2019

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Choosing the Right MacBook For You (MacMost #2052)

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View in HD at . Apple announced the new 16-Inch MacBook Pro today. This replaces the 15-Inch model. You can now choose between the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13-Inch and MacBook Pro 16-Inch. For most people the choice will be clear with the MacBook Air being the cheapest and lightest, the 16-inch MacBook Pro being large and expensive but much more powerful, and the 13-inch MacBook Pro filling lots of needs in between. Watch as I break down the differences between these models.

Nov 13 2019

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