In my latest lesson for the iPhone, I look at managing your App Store subscriptions. As you may have notice, more apps are not using the subscription model. In the past, Apple buried the settings where you manage your subscription, making it difficult to manage or even cancel a subscription. Well, the good news is Apple has now made it easier to find any subscriptions you have, including seeing when they renew as well as canceling a subscription – all in the App Store under your account.
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Join me this Thursday, July 2, for another AMA (Ask Me Anything). In addition to taking your questions, I’ll also show you a few of my favorite new features to iOS 14 on the iPhone. This includes widgets, back tap, and the new library. I’v eons dug into iOS 14 for a few days, but so far, I like what I see. I hope to see you this Thursday!
I had my semi-annual checkup today, and all came out good! My doctor told Beth and myself that my white cell blood count was good, my tumor markers were good, and overall my blood work looked “excellent.” My blood pressure was great, and I didn’t gain any weight. It was everything my wife and I wanted to hear!
In this lesson for the iPhone, I look at how you can save battery life on your iPhone with Low Power Mode. Low Power Mode reduces the amount of power that your iPhone uses by reducing and affecting email fetch, “Hey Siri”, background app refresh, automatic downloads, reducing visual affects, turning on Auto-Lock after 30 seconds, and pausing iCloud Photos. By refusing these features and affect, the battery life on your iPhone is significantly prolonged. It is a far more effective way to save battery life on the iPhone than by force quitting open apps, which is thought of as a way of saving battery life. See the different ways to turn on Low Power mode on your iPhone in this lesson.
In this lesson for Mail on the Mac, I show you how to create mailboxes for your. mail messages, including how you can create a mailbox on your Mac only. I also show you how to move a mailbox from one account to another in the Mail app on the Mac. See how to create and move mailboxes in Mail on the Mac in this lesson.
In this lesson for Messages on the iPhone, I show you how you can set the Messages app to alert you multiple times when you receive a notification. You can set it to repeat alerts for up to 10 times in two minute intervals to make sure you know when a message is received. See how to set how many times the Messages app alerts you on the iPhone when you receive a message.
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In this lesson for Pages on the Mac, I show you how to do a data merge with your contacts on the Mac. The Contacts app does not export the proper format for merging data, so you have to download an app that can get your contacts into Numbers, so then you can do a data merge. I look at how this works with DoctorContact. See how to do a data merge with your contacts and Pages in this lesson for Pages on the Mac.
In this lesson for Pages on the Mac, I show you how to actually do a data merge between Numbers and Pages with an AppleScript app. There are six simple steps, once you prepare your Numbers document and Pages document, covered in earlier lessons. See how to do a data merge between Numbers and Pages with AppleScript in this lesson for Pages on the Mac.
In this lesson for iMovie on the Mac, I show you how you can markup a photo and add it to an iMovie project. We do this by exporting the photo out of the Photos app, then marking it up with text and shapes with the Preview app. From there we add it to an iMovie project where we can zoom into where we marked it up with the Ken Burns effect. See how to markup a photo and add it to iMovie on the Mac.
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In this lesson for Pages on the Mac, I show you how to prepare a Pages document for data merges. You first need to define text as a placeholder in Pages, then you need to define the field name. I show you this by first creating an envelope document in Pages and how to prepare it for a data merge, and then I show you an estimate document in Pages that is all set for a data merge. See how to prepare your Pages document for data merges in this lesson for Pages on the Mac.
In this video for Mail on the Mac, I show you how you can set the number of lines of preview you see when looking at all your mail messages in a list. You can set Mail to show none or now preview. This will then show more mail messages in your list. But you can also show up to 5 lines of preview text for each mail message in your inbox. See how to change how much of a mail message is shown as a preview in this lesson for Mail on the Mac.
In this lesson for Pages on the Mac, I show you how to prepare a Numbers document for data merges with Pages. I look at where you see the field as well as how the data is placed in a Numbers table. Once you setup your Numbers table, you can then data merge that with a Pages document. See how to prepare your Numbers table for data merges with Pages in this lesson for Pages on the Mac.
In this lesson for Pages on the Mac, I show you where you can download the helper AppleScript application that is needed for data merges in Pages. I also take a quick look a the files includes with the download. See where to download the help AppleScript app for performing data merges, or mail merges, in Pages on the Mac.
In this lesson for Pages on the Mac, I talk about what a data merge is and why you would want to perform on with Numbers and Pages on the Mac. Data merges, sometimes called mail merges, merge your data between two applications. In this case, we are merging contact data from a Numbers spreadsheet to a Pages document. See what a data merge is and why you would want to merge your data between Numbers and Pages in this first lesson on Data Merges in pages on the Mac.
In this video for the Mac, I show you how you can keep your folders on top of all your other files when viewing them in a window or on the Desktop. When you turn this feature on, the Mac will keep your files grouped together, as well as your folders, with your folders on top of your files. See how this works in my lesson on keeping folders on top with viewing files and folders on the Mac.
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In this lesson for Messages on the iPad, I look at how you can set a message notification to repeat. When you set a notification to repeat, when you get a message and do not respond, the iPad will repeat the notification after two minutes. You can set it to repeat twice, three times, and more. See how this all works in my lesson on repeating Messages notifications on the iPad.
In this lesson for the iPhone, I show you how you can change the specific sound an app’s notification makes when you receive an alert. With some apps, you can change the sound it makes altogether, while with others, you can just turn the sound on and off. With a few apps, you can’t make any changes to the sound. See how this works in my lesson on changing notification sounds on the iPhone.
I’ve added captions and transcriptions to my lessons on working with the Dock on the Mac. These lessons are part …
I’ve added captions and transcriptions to my lessons on working with the menu bar on the Mac. These lessons are part of my Tutor for Mac, and they are designed to help you get acquainted with the Menu Bar on the Mac. With these lessons, I look at the Apple Menu and the different features it offers, how the Mac works with an application’s menu, menu extras and how you manage them, as well as the secondary menu. These lessons now include captions and transcriptions.
In this lesson for the iPhone, I look at the Wallet app and how it works with Apple Pay. With the Wallet app, we can store our credit and debit cards on your iPhone, and use them with Apple Pay. We can also store passes, such as event tickets, gift cards, and membership cards, within the Wallet app. See how this works in my lesson on the Wallet app and Apple Pay on the iPhone.
In this lesson for the iPhone, I look at how you add parental controls to an iPhone. This includes setting the Downtime, time limits, and privacy restrictions. With Downtime, you can schedule what time apps are accessible or not. Time limits put restrictions on how long someone cause an app on a daily basis, and privacy restrictions allow you to set which app have access to certain data and well as restrict explicit content in movies and music. See how this works in my lesson on adding parental controls to the iPhone.
In this video, I look at how you can add a virtual background while in a meeting with Zoom on the iPad. I go over how you can use an image as your background, including how you select it from you photos in the Photos app. I also show you how you can use a green screen with the iPad. See how this all works in my lesson on adding virtual backgrounds in meeting with Zoom on the iPad.