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 default [...]

By |2018-10-01T11:05:51+00:00October 1st, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, Dock, Mac, Restricted Content, Tip|Comments Off on Have You Noticed That Mojave’s Dock Shows Recent Applications?

Understanding Dark Mode in macOS 10.14 Mojave

The feature Apple is promoting most heavily with macOS 10.14 Mojave is Dark mode, which the company advertises as “a dramatic new look that helps you focus on your work… as toolbars and menus recede into the background.” Let’s look at what Apple has done with Dark mode, after which you’ll have a better idea [...]

By |2018-10-01T11:04:35+00:00October 1st, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, customization, Mac, Mail, Maps, Restricted Content|Comments Off on Understanding Dark Mode in macOS 10.14 Mojave

Use Continuity Camera to Scan Documents and Take Photos Right into Mac Documents

Have you found yourself composing an email message on your Mac while staring glumly at the receipt or document you need to scan and attach to the message? Adding that scan to the message isn’t impossible, but until macOS 10.14 Mojave, it hasn’t necessarily been easy. It’s super simple now, thanks to a new Mojave [...]

By |2018-10-01T11:02:39+00:00October 1st, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Restricted Content|Comments Off on Use Continuity Camera to Scan Documents and Take Photos Right into Mac Documents

Tired of PDFs or Other Documents Opening in the Wrong App?

When you double-click a document, macOS uses the document’s file extension to figure out which app should open the file. So, by default, a PDF file called laser-squid.pdf opens in Preview because the Finder knows that everything with a .pdf extension should open in Preview. But what if you would prefer to open .pdf files [...]

By |2018-09-04T15:08:07+00:00September 4th, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, customization, Mac, Restricted Content, Tip|Comments Off on Tired of PDFs or Other Documents Opening in the Wrong App?

Make More Space for Documents by Putting Your Dock on the Side of Your Mac’s Screen

By default, Apple locates the Dock at the bottom of the Mac’s screen. If that location interferes with you seeing as much of your document windows as you’d like, you can set it to appear only when you move the pointer to the bottom edge of the screen. But there’s a better way: put the [...]

By |2018-09-04T15:05:32+00:00September 4th, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, customization, Dock, Mac, Tip|Comments Off on Make More Space for Documents by Putting Your Dock on the Side of Your Mac’s Screen

Seriously Cool Features of macOS 10.14 Mojave You Won’t Want to Miss

With last year’s macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple made no sweeping changes, instead focusing on refinements and bug fixes. In keeping with the company’s alternating cycle of releases, this year’s macOS 10.14 Mojave boasts plenty of new features. Dark Mode and Dynamic Desktop In a major visual change, Mojave features a new Dark mode that [...]

By |2018-09-04T15:01:18+00:00September 4th, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, iPhone, Mac, News, Restricted Content|Comments Off on Seriously Cool Features of macOS 10.14 Mojave You Won’t Want to Miss

Follow This Quick Tip to Put Calendar Events in the Right Place

Apple’s Calendar apps in both macOS and iOS let you manage multiple calendars, some of which may be private and others may be shared with family or colleagues. That’s great, but if you create a new event on the wrong calendar, you may end up oversharing with colleagues (who don’t need to know about your [...]

By |2017-12-01T14:06:39+00:00December 1st, 2017|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, customization, iOS, Mac, Restricted Content, Tip|Comments Off on Follow This Quick Tip to Put Calendar Events in the Right Place

Make Your Holiday Cards with Apple’s Photos App This Year

It’s that time of year again, when we realize that if we’re going to do holiday cards, we should get started. You can take the easy way out and buy a few packs of generic reindeer cards at the drugstore, but with a little work in Apple’s Photos app on the Mac, you can instead [...]

By |2017-12-01T14:04:57+00:00December 1st, 2017|Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, Mac, Photos, Restricted Content|Comments Off on Make Your Holiday Cards with Apple’s Photos App This Year

Print Labels for Your Holiday Cards with Apple’s Contacts App

If mailing your holiday cards (which you printed from Photos, right?) is made harder by having to write addresses on envelopes, you can skip the handwriting step this year with mailing labels. Although many people don’t realize this, it’s easy to print mailing labels on standard label stock using the Contacts app on the Mac. [...]

By |2017-12-01T14:03:07+00:00December 1st, 2017|Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, Mac, Restricted Content|Comments Off on Print Labels for Your Holiday Cards with Apple’s Contacts App

Merge Recognized Faces in Photos in Both iOS and macOS

An extremely welcome under-the-hood change in iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra is that Photos facial recognition syncs across iCloud Photo Library. Previously, people you identified on one of your devices remained unidentified on others. But what if Photos now identifies the same person twice, such that they have two separate entries in the [...]

By |2017-11-01T17:07:18+00:00November 1st, 2017|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, High Sierra, iOS, iOS 11, Mac, Photos, Restricted Content, Tip|Comments Off on Merge Recognized Faces in Photos in Both iOS and macOS