Siri in Mojave Now Supports HomeKit and Find My iPhone

Siri on the Mac hasn’t been as useful as on iOS devices, but with macOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple enhanced the Mac version of Siri in a variety of ways. Apple says that Siri now knows about food, celebrities, and motorsports, but more interesting is how you can ask Siri to control your HomeKit devices [...]

By |2019-01-07T18:43:56+00:00January 29th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Siri in Mojave Now Supports HomeKit and Find My iPhone

Don’t Use Rules in Apple’s Mail to Send “Out of Office” Replies

It’s helpful to unplug occasionally and ignore email while on vacation or otherwise away from your work routine. And it’s a good idea to set up a vacation auto-responder to tell correspondents what to do in your absence. It might be tempting to create such an auto-reply with a rule in Mail on the [...]

By |2019-01-07T18:39:20+00:00January 15th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Don’t Use Rules in Apple’s Mail to Send “Out of Office” Replies

Getting Rid of an Old Mac? Follow These Steps to Prep It for Its Next Life

If a new Mac has recently arrived in your life, it may be time to hand your old Mac down to a friend or family member, pass it on to a coworker, or send it back to Apple for recycling. Here’s what to do. Backup Before anything else, make a backup, just in case. [...]

By |2019-01-07T18:50:23+00:00January 11th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Getting Rid of an Old Mac? Follow These Steps to Prep It for Its Next Life

Use This Hidden Feature in Safari to Access Tabs on Your Other Apple Devices

Browser tabs. They breed like bunnies, and if you’re like us, you have oodles of tabs open on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad. But you may not know that Safari has a great tab-management feature that lets you access all the open tabs on all your devices. (Make sure to enable the Safari switch [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:41:28+00:00January 2nd, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Use This Hidden Feature in Safari to Access Tabs on Your Other Apple Devices

Get Stacked: Reduce Icon Clutter in Mojave with New Desktop Stacks

There are three types of people in this world: those who keep their Mac Desktop organized, those who don’t and don’t care, and those who don’t but wish they could. If you’re sitting on the Group #3 bench–you have oodles of icons scattered willy-nilly`around your Desktop, and it bugs the bejeebers out of you—macOS [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:31:36+00:00December 21st, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Get Stacked: Reduce Icon Clutter in Mojave with New Desktop Stacks

File Messages Faster in Mail in Mojave

In macOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple exposed a feature of Mail that was useful, but hard to find and use. For several versions of Mail, you’ve been able to select a message and choose Message > Move To Predicted Mailbox to file the email in the suggested mailbox. (If the Move To command is disabled, [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:28:19+00:00December 18th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on File Messages Faster in Mail in Mojave

Here’s How to Make Screenshots and Screen Recordings with Mojave’s New Interface

You probably fall into one of two camps: people who haven’t the foggiest idea what pressing Command-Shift-3 or Command-Shift-4 do on the Mac, and those who use those keyboard shortcuts regularly to take screenshots. Either way, macOS 10.14 Mojave makes it easier than ever to create a still image of what’s on your Mac’s [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:43:57+00:00November 30th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Here’s How to Make Screenshots and Screen Recordings with Mojave’s New Interface

To Update macOS 10.14 Mojave, Use This New System Preferences Pane

For years, you’ve used the App Store app to install operating system and app updates on your Mac. That’s still true for apps, but with macOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple moved operating system updates to the new Software Update preference pane, which replaces the old App Store preference pane. Open System Preferences > Software Update [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:41:44+00:00November 27th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on To Update macOS 10.14 Mojave, Use This New System Preferences Pane

What Are All These New Privacy Request Dialogs in Mojave?

With macOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple has beefed up the Mac’s privacy so it more closely resembles privacy in iOS. You’ve noticed that when you launch a new app on your iPhone or iPad, it often prompts for access to your photos or contacts, the camera or microphone, and more. The idea behind those prompts is [...]

By |2018-11-20T14:10:13+00:00November 16th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on What Are All These New Privacy Request Dialogs in Mojave?

Have You Noticed That Mojave’s Dock Shows Recent Applications?

The Mac’s Dock gives you quick access to frequently used apps, documents, and folders, and makes it easy to switch to a running app. In macOS 10.14 Mojave, the Dock has another feature: a list of apps you’ve used recently that aren’t on your default Dock. Icons for these apps appear between your Dock’s [...]

By |2018-10-01T14:08:40+00:00November 6th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Have You Noticed That Mojave’s Dock Shows Recent Applications?