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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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    Getting the Most From the iPhone Weather App (MacMost #2622)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022

    View in HD at . The iPhone Weather app in iOS 15 puts a ton of information at your fingertips. You can dig even deeper by looking closely at the 10-day forecast, bringing up maps and searching for other locations.

    10 Tips For Writing In Pages (MacMost #2621)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022

    View in HD at . Before worrying about how your finished document should look, concentrate on writing first. Use zoom, fonts, highlights and other writing tools in Pages to write a good book, report, memo or other document and then format it for reading later.

    The Right Way To Ask For Tech Support Help (MacMost #2615)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022

    View in HD at . When asking a question online it is important to have a good title for your post and include details in the body of your question but also leave out irrelevant information. Be sure to not just asking how to accomplish something, but also state why you need to do it so the question can be answered properly. Also be sure to follow up and state what worked when your problem is solved.

    How To Remove a Photo Background With Preview (MacMost #2620)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022

    View in HD at . Here's how to remove the background from an image using the Preview app that comes with macOS. The Smart Lasso tool does a so-so job, but it is useful to know how to use it in case you only occasionally need to do this and don't wish to purchase another app to edit images.

    How To Remove a Photo Background With Affinity Photo (MacMost #2619)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022

    View in HD at . Here's how to remove the background from an image using Affinity Photo. You can use this to blur the background or replace it.

    How To Remove a Photo Background With Pixelmator Pro (MacMost #2618)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022

    View in HD at . The Mac app Pixelmator Pro has a variety of tools for removing the background of a photo. The best method is combining the Select Subject tool and then refining the selection with Quick Selection. You can use this to blur the background or replace it.

    How To Use Screen Zoom On a Mac (MacMost #2617)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022

    View in HD at . Screen Zoom allows you to zoom in on a portion of the screen to see the images or text there when they are too small otherwise.

    Setting Reminders Using Shortcuts On a Mac (MacMost #2613)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022

    View in HD at . You can use the Shortcuts app to make it easy to add new Reminders. This could come in handy if you often find yourself recreating the same reminders every day or week.

    Which MacBook To Buy In Early 2022? (MacMost #2616)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022

    View in HD at . If you are looking to buy a MacBook soon, here's a rundown of the current models and the differences between them.

    How To Merge Two Folders On a Mac (MacMost #2612)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022

    View in HD at . Merging two folders can seem difficult or impossible until you learn this trick. While it is easy to drag and drop new files into an existing folder, you'll need to decide which ones to keep and which to replace on a file-by-file basis. However, a hidden feature of the macOS Finder lets you merge the files in folders, keeping the newest versions.

    Using Bookmarks In Safari On a Mac (MacMost #2611)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022

    View in HD at . You can use bookmarks in Safari to store the locations of web pages so you can return to them easily. You can access bookmarks several ways, search for them, edit them and organize them. Plus many tips and tricks for using bookmarks.

    What's To Come From Apple in 2022? (MacMost #2614)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021

    View in HD at . We'll most likely see a new larger iMac, MacBook Air, Mac Pro and iPhone 14 in 2022. What else will Apple release? Will we see a new MacBook Pro? iPads? Mac mini? AR glasses?

    The Many Uses For the Delete Key On a Mac (MacMost #2609)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021

    View in HD at . You can use the Delete key on yoru Mac's keyboard to delete text in both directions, delete selections, objects, files and more. Sometimes you need to add modifier keys to delete or access special functions.

    13 Creative Ways To Use Shapes In Mac Apps (MacMost #2608)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021

    View in HD at . Apple provides a wide variety of shapes in Pages, Numbers and Keynote. You can go way beyond just filling them with a solid color. You can edit the lines of a shape, combine shapes, use gradient fills, creative borders, shadows and much more.

    How To Use Hide My Email On Mac and iOS (MacMost #2606)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021

    View in HD at . Hide My Email is a new privacy feature of macOS and iOS that allows you to create forwarding email addresses to give to sites, services or anyone you send email. The recipient never sees your real email address. You can use this to manage future spam email or just maintain a level of privacy by not sharing your real email address.

    Things You Can Do With PDF Selections in Preview (MacMost #2603)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021

    View in HD at . In Preview you can select just a portion of a PDF document. Then you can paste that into a new PDF document, another type of document, email message and more. This can be used in a variety of useful ways.

    How To Secure Your iPhone Before Handing It To Someone (MacMost #2610)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021

    View in HD at . If you need to hand your iPhone to a ticket checker, cashier, security guard, or police officer to show a document or your ID, be sure to use Guided Access first, to lock the iPhone into that one app and restrict access. You can also use Guided Access to allow children to play games on your iPhone or iPad.

    Find the Difference Between Two Tables In Mac Numbers (MacMost #2600)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021

    View in HD at . Here's how to compare two tables to see which rows are missing from one or the other. You can also compare two tables using multiple columns. Conditional highlighting can show you which rows don't match.

    Using Image Capture To Scan Documents (MacMost #2599)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021

    View in HD at . Instead of trying to use the software provided by your scanner's manufacturer, use the built-in Image Capture app on your Mac instead. You can scan documents and photos with a variety of settings and options.

    20 Ways To Free Up Disk Space On Your Mac (MacMost #2607)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021

    View in HD at . If your hard disk is full and you need to clear out some space fast, here are 20 places to look. In macOS Monterey you can use the Storage Manager to clear out a lot of unneeded files, plus I'll show you some places to look in your Library folder, Applications, Photos, Documents, iCloud and more.

    7 Steps To Edit Your Photos In the Mac Photos App (MacMost #2605)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021

    View in HD at . There are a lot of adjustments you can make to photos in the Mac Photos app, but to get started learn these 7 simple steps.

    Microsoft Excel For Absolute Beginners (MacMost #2602)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021

    View in HD at . Need to learn Excel fast? This video starts from scratch with no prior experience needed. Learn how to create a basic spreadsheet, add calculations and functions, summarize data and create charts. For Mac users, but good for Windows people too.

    How To Take a Screenshot On an iPhone or iPad (MacMost #2601)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021

    View in HD at . To capture your iPhone's screen you must use two physical buttons at the same time. Then you can let it save to the Photos library, or preview it and make changes like cropping, adding text and shapes and more. You can send the result directly to another app or save it as a file instead of to Photos. You can also capture the entire length of a document or web page.

    10 Advanced File Search Techniques (MacMost #2598)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021

    View in HD at . The search feature in macOS is very deep, including the ability to search metadata in media files, dimensions of images, fonts used, file origins, and much more.

    What's New in macOS Monterey 12.1 (MacMost #2604)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021

    View in HD at . The first major update to macOS Momnterey include new features like SharePlay, new sections in the TV app, the ability to rename and delete tags in Notes and Reminders, and more new features and bug fixes.

    10 Ways To Personalize Your Mac (MacMost #2597)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021

    View in HD at . Here are some ways you can make yoru Mac look different than everyone else's. You can change the way icons look on the Desktop, customize the Dock and Menu Bar, set the accent colors and much more.

    Ways To Make an Item Stand Out On a Keynote Slide (MacMost #2591)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021

    View in HD at . Instead of using an arrow or circle to point out an item in a photo, use shapes to mask out the rest of the image, or create an image mask from a shape for even more options. Different techniques can be animated in different ways.

    Using Quick Notes Linked To Safari Web Pages (MacMost #2595)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021

    View in HD at . When you create Quick Note in Safari in macOS Monterey it should maintain a link to that web page and allow you to return to that note the next time you visit that page. This could be useful, but the feature is a bit buggy.

    How To Create a Photo Collage On a Mac (MacMost #2594)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021

    View in HD at . You can use either Pages or Keynote to build a photo collage. Pages is better suited to printing and exporting PDFs. Keynote is best for creating collages to be shared online or viewed on your screen. Both apps have the same tools so building a collage is similar in either app.

    200 Mac Tips And Tricks (MacMost #2596)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021

    View in HD at . Lots of Mac tips for using macOS Monterey. Tips on using the Finder, Menu Bar, Dock, System Preferences, Safari, Mail and much more including keyboard shortcuts and gestures. Something for everyone.

    Mac Basics: Simple Documents With TextEdit (MacMost #2592)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021

    View in HD at . TextEdit is an app that comes with your Mac and allows you to create and edit simple text and word processing documents. You can use it to create notes that exist as files, to record information, to start writing, edit code, or open Word documents.

    6 Ways To Sort a List On a Mac (MacMost #2593)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021

    View in HD at . If you have a list of items you need to sort, you can do it using what you have on your Mac or some free apps. Learn how to sort in Pages, Numbers, the Terminal, VIM, CotEditor and using a Shortcut.

    Functions For Working With Text In Mac Numbers (MacMost #2590)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021

    View in HD at . Learn how to test and manipulate text in cells in Mac Numbers. You can search for characters, replace them, grab parts of text and more.

    Creating Regular Repeating Reminders (MacMost #2589)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021

    View in HD at . You can create reminders on your iPhone or Mac that will repeat on a regular schedule. Reminders can repeat hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and with all kinds of patterns such as specific days of the week or the nth day of every month.

    macOS Shortcuts: Add a Watermark To an Image (MacMost #2588)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021

    View in HD at . Learn more about creating your own Shortcuts by following along with this watermark tutorial. Build a Shortcut that will add an overlay to an image file and save the file to the same location with a new name. This can be the basis for all sorts of image modification Shortcuts.

    Mac Notification Center Widgets Tips and Tricks (MacMost #2587)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021

    View in HD at . The key to getting use out of macOS widgets is to customize them to fit your needs. You can create multiple clocks, stock price and other widgets if those are more useful to you then others. Use notes and third-party photo widgets to add things you want to see.

    Rating Apple Gift Ideas 2021 (MacMost #2586)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021

    View in HD at . Here are some gift ideas from Apple and other sources for Apple fans. I'll talk about each idea and rate them depending on how good of a gift i think each one really is.

    How To Take and Mark Up a Screenshot On a Mac (MacMost #2585)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021

    View in HD at . Taking a screenshot on your Mac is easy, and if you want to annotate it with arrows, shapes, text and other indicators you can do it right after taking the screenshot or later in Mail or Preview.

    Using Drag and Drop On Your iPhone or iPad (MacMost #2584)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021

    View in HD at . Drag-and-drop on the iPhone is greatly improved in iOS 15. You can now drag images, files, text and other items between apps. To do this you'll need to master use multiple fingers to drag at the same time as you switch apps.

    Using Full Keyboard Access On Your Mac (MacMost #2583)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021

    View in HD at . Full Keyboard Access is a new Accessibility feature that aims to give you access to everything on your Mac using only the keyboard. In addition to buttons, links and other controls, you can work with Control Center, Notifications, the Menu Bar and Dock.

    Using the Redesigned Mac Finder Go To Folder Function (MacMost #2581)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021

    View in HD at . The Go To Folder function in the Mac Finder got a face lift in macOS Monterey. Go To Folder makes it easy to navigate in Finder windows using only your keyboard with some knowledge of your folder structure.

    Creating Map Charts In Mac Numbers (MacMost #2580)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021

    View in HD at . Sometimes it is useful to have bar charts where each bar is placed at a spot on a map or graphic. You can do that in Numbers, even though there is no special chart type for it. You just need to get creative.

    17 Google Search Techniques You Need To Master (MacMost #2579)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021

    View in HD at . Here are some techniques you can use when searching the web with Google. You can specify one or more sites to search, or exclude sites, terms and more. You can add date ranges, use boolean operators and even a special advanced search page.

    Showing a Screen Pointer Indicator On an iPhone Or iPad (MacMost #2578)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021

    View in HD at . I'm often asked how I manage to show a red circle in my iPhone and iPad tutorials. This is just the pointer you get when you connect a mouse to your device. I'll show you what I use and how to modify it.

    The New Quick Look Finder Path Bar (MacMost #2576)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021

    View in HD at . Starting with macOS Monterey, you can now bring up the path bar temporarily using the Option key. You can also click it to view sibling folders and use the context menu to access other functions.

    Managing Your Home Screen App Icons On iOS 15 (MacMost #2544)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021

    View in HD at . Here are the basics and some advanced tips for arranging the icons on your iPhone's Home screen. Also learn how to create folders, change the order of the screens, and only show a small selection of apps on your Home screens instead of all of them.

    Productivity Series: Paperless Filing System (MacMost #2582)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021

    View in HD at . In this last episode of my productivity series, learn how to switched to a paperless office and how I continue to minimize the amount of paper I receive and generate no new paper myself.

    Using the New Convert Image Quick Action On a Mac (MacMost #2572)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021

    View in HD at . macOS Monterey includes a new Quick Action to convert images to other file types and resize them without launching an app.

    10 Mac Tips From MacMost's Patreon Supporters (MacMost #2573)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021

    View in HD at . Here are 10 useful Mac tips from suggestions from MacMost's Patreon supporters. Hide apps, use the App Switcher, get a UPS, save as a PDF from anywhere, use Accessibility Panel buttons and much more.

    macOS Shortcuts: Capture Text From Your Screen (MacMost #2576)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021

    View in HD at . You can create a Shortcut that will allow you to capture a portion of your screen, and then the text from that image will be extracted and placed in the clipboard. This is useful where you can't normally select and copy text from websites and apps.

    9 Ways To Create Contacts Pictures On a Mac (MacMost #2571)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021

    View in HD at . There are now many different ways to create pictures for the people in your Contacts. In addition to photos and custom images, you can create memoji, use emoji characters, or use any two standard letters.

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