In this tip for the Mac, I show you a couple of different ways to force quit an app that is unresponsive on the Mac. You can force quit an app through the Mac’s Dock or through the Apple Menu on your Mac. I look at both of these methods in the tip for the Mac.
In this lesson for What’s New in macOS Catalina, I look at how you can use your iPad as a second display for your Mac with Sidecar. With Sidecar and macOS Catalina, you can mirror your display on the iPad, or use it as a second display. When used as a second display, you can move windows from your Mac to your iPad. With Sidecar, you also have access to your Touch Bar (if your Mac has a Touch Bar), and other features. You can set if you want to show these and where you want to show these features on the iPad.
In this tip for the iPad, I show you how to select multiple apps and then move them on your iPad. As an example, if you wanted to move multiple apps from your first home screen to another home screen, instead of moving one app at a time, with the iPad, in this video I show you how you can select multiple apps and move them all at once. This also works on the iPhone.
In this lesson for What’s New in macOS Catalina, I look at the new Reminders app. Apple redesigned the Reminders app, giving it a more flat design, as well as added new features. These new features include folder lists, where we can now group multiple lists into folders. Apple also added icons to lists, so we can easily identify a list by it’s icon, and we can add subtasks to reminders. If you want to learn more about what is new in the Reminders app with macOS Catalina, take a look at this video.
In this lesson for What’s New in macOS Catalina, I look at what’s new in the Mail app on the Mac. You can now easily block senders as a method for blocking unwanted messages, mute notifications from message threads, and view messages in a column view. The column view is an updated version of the old classic view Mail had many years ago. See what’s new in Mail with macOS Catalina in my video above.
In this tip for the Mac, I show you how you can change the clock in the menu bar from digital to analog. When you do this, it will take up less space on your menu bar, thereby leaking more room for other menu extras, or keeping your Mac a bit cleaner. See how this is done in my video on changing the clock from digital to analog in the menu bar.
In this lesson for What’s New in macOS Catalina, I look at what a Catalyst app is on the Mac. Basically a catalyst app is an app that was originally developed or the iPad and ported over to the Mac. This allows a developer who has an iPad to easily make it available for the Mac. Some of the elements you see on a catalyst app are Mac like, while some are more iPad like. I take a look at a catalyst app in this video to show you these different elements.
In this lesson for What’s New in macOS Catalina, I look at the all new app FindMy on the Mac. With the FindMy app, you can find your friends you are following, as well as find all your devices. With your devices, you can also play a sound, to make it easier to find, get directions to it, send notifications, and erase it. See how the new FindMy app can help you find your friends and devices on the Mac.
In this lesson for What’s New in macOS Catalina, I look at what’s new with security and privacy with macOS Catalina. Apple increased security by having app ask for permission to access your files and folders the first time you open them. In this video, I show you where you can see which apps have access to your files and folders, and how you can revoke access to an app once you grant it access.