Handoff Tips

Handoff Tips

Many of the key features announced by Apple in Yosemite actually need a little bit of tinkering before you can get the show on the road. For example, Handoff doesn’t work by default if your settings aren’t tweaked just right. Handoff is Apple’s all-new Continuity function that allows you to begin an activity on your(…)

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Continuity Tips

Continuity Tips

Continuity features include Handoff, Phone Calling, Instant Hotspot, and SMS. You can start an email or document on iPhone, for example, and then pick up where you left off on your iPad. You can use your iPad or Mac to make and receive phone calls through your iPhone. Before you get started Check that the(…)

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Answer Calls

Answer Calls

Apple is putting quite a bit of emphasis on Yosemite’s ability to make and receive calls thanks to the magic behind Continuity, a set of new features that tie iDevices and Macs together, enabling one device to take over from where the other has left off. One of these new capabilities involves receiving calls on(…)

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Personal Hotspot

Personal Hotspot

Connecting to the web has never been easier and more flexible than with Yosemite. It may sound like a textbook marketing quote, but it’s true. OS X 10.10 is a haven for people who often crave Wi-Fi on their Macs. With the release of Yosemite, Apple advertised a bunch of features under the name Continuity.(…)

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Automatic Updates

Automatic Updates

Your Mac notifies you when updates are available for OS X or software you’ve purchased from the Mac App Store.Always Update In OS X Yosemite, you can tell your Mac to automatically install updates as needed. The first time updates are ready, Yosemite gives you the option to always update automatically. If you click Turn(…)

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Scanner Tips

Scanner Tips

Learn about using a scanner in OS X so that you can scan text documents, photographs, and so forth into files on your Mac. Note: Your scanner may be part of a multi-function printer; see Printing for details about managing printers.Tips for scanning in OS X Check the list of supported scanners for the model of scanner you are about to connect(…)

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AirPrint Tips

AirPrint Tips

With AirPrint, it’s easy to deliver full quality photo and document printing from your iOS and OS X apps. Just select an AirPrint printer on your local network to print from your favorite iOS or OS X app. AirPrint is built into most popular printer models. AirPrint features include easy discovery, automatic media selection, and(…)

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Printing in OS X

Printing in OS X

Adding A Printer For most USB printers, all you have to do is connect the printer to your Mac. OS X automatically sees the printer, and downloads any drivers if necessary. Then, you’re ready to print. Before you begin Before adding a printer to your Mac, check the following: Choose Software Update from the Apple menu to(…)

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About This Mac

About This Mac

You can find your Mac’s serial number in the About This Mac window and in System Information. Finding your Serial Number Use these steps to locate the serial number of your Mac. OS X Yosemite Choose About This Mac from the Apple Menu. Look at the Serial Number field above the System Report button. OS(…)

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MacBook Pro: Find the serial number

MacBook Pro: Find the serial number

In OS X On most computers with OS X, you can find the serial number in the About This Mac window. Note: A limited number of MacBook Pro computers shipped with a different serial number on the computer label than the one that appears in the About This Mac window. If the About This Mac window(…)

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MacBook Pro Models

MacBook Pro Models

Identify your MacBook Pro by serial number On most computers with Mac OS X, you can find the serial number in the About This Mac window. Otherwise, see MacBook Pro: How to find the serial number to learn where to find the serial number on the surface of your computer. When you have the serial number from your computer,(…)

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MacBook Pro: Remove or install memory

MacBook Pro: Remove or install memory

Once you’re sure which model you have, find it in the list below to go to the instructions for that model. Note: Apple notebooks not listed in this table have non-removable memory. 13-inch MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) MacBook Pro(…)

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Menu Bar Tips

Menu Bar Tips

The menu bar at the top of your Mac’s display acts as a convenient tray on which Apple serves you menus of your current app to the left along with more static status icons to the right. In addition, many third-party apps — Dropbox and Skip Tunes to name but two — install icons in(…)

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FaceTime Tips

FaceTime Tips

FaceTime for Mac makes it easy to talk, smile and laugh with friends and family on their iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod touch or Mac. Getting started is quick and easy — simply enter your Apple ID and you’re ready to go. Whether you’re talking to someone on an iPhone or on another Mac, video calls(…)

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Messages Tips

Messages Tips

Message is the built-in chat client included with OS X. You can use it to send messages using iMessage, or one of many third party messaging services. Setting up accounts If you have an Apple ID, you already have an iMessage account you can use to send and receive messages. Your Apple ID is usually(…)

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Continuity Tips

Continuity Tips

Connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac using Continuity Continuity lets you seamlessly move between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, or use them together. Continuity features include Handoff, Phone Calling, Instant Hotspot, and SMS. You can start an email or document on iPhone, for example, and then pick up where you left off on(…)

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Apple Pay Tips

Apple Pay Tips

Set up and use Apple Pay Setup is simple. Get started by adding the credit or debit card on file from your iTunes account to Passbook by simply entering the card security code. Set up Apple Pay You can start using Apple Pay as soon as you add a credit or debit card to Passbook.(…)

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Apple Pay FAQ

Apple Pay FAQ

Apple Pay offers an easy, secure, and private way to pay using Touch ID on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3. What do I need to use Apple Pay? Apple Pay will be available in the United States with iOS 8.1. Here’s what you need to use Apple Pay:(…)

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QuickTime Tips

QuickTime Tips

Installing QuickTime Player 7 If you work with older media types or have a legacy media workflow, then you can install the QuickTime Player 7 application on Mac OS X Snow Leopard and later. Compatibility OS X includes QuickTime Player (version 10.x) which handles most media playback needs. Only Install QuickTime Player 7 if you work(…)

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Spotlight Tips

Spotlight Tips

Search with Spotlight Spotlight helps you quickly find anything on your Mac, including documents, emails, apps, songs, contacts, and more. It also provides Spotlight Suggestions from sources like Wikipedia, Bing, Maps, news, and iTunes so you can get more information right in Spotlight. Search results have rich, interactive previews so you can play song previews, get directions,(…)

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iBooks Tips

iBooks Tips

About iBooks With the latest version of iTunes, you can browse and buy books from the iBooks Store on your computer and on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Browsing the iBooks Store on your computer Follow these steps to install the latest version of iTunes. To read purchased books on your computer, you will need a(…)

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iTunes Store Tips

iTunes Store Tips

Buy or download items from the iTunes Store Buy or download an item To go to the store, click iTunes Store near the top center of the iTunes window. When you find the item you want, click the button to download it (depending on the item, the button might say Buy, Free, Subscribe, a specific(…)

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Mac App Store Tips

Mac App Store Tips

Troubleshooting the Mac App Store If an app purchased on one Mac does not open after being copied to another Mac On the other Mac (where the app was copied, not purchased): Delete the app that will not open. Open the Mac App Store. Ensure that you are logged in to the Mac App Store(…)

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Share files, folders, and other services

Share files, folders, and other services

You can set up your Mac to share files, folders, and other services with users on your network. You can also share your screen, or share a printer connected to your Mac. Use the information on this page to help you choose which services to share, and whom to share with. DVD or CD sharing(…)

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Finder Tips

Finder Tips

Represented by the blue icon with the smiling face, the Finder is the home base for your Mac. You use it to organize and access almost everything on your Mac, including documents, images, movies, and any other files you have. To open a Finder window, click the Finder icon in the Dock. To go to(…)

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