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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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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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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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Startup Key Combinations

Startup Key Combinations

Startup key combinations are invoked immediately following the startup chime, and before the grey Apple logo appears in the middle of the screen, when you power-on your Mac. The object of these key combinations is to perform different functions, many of which are useful in the maintenance of Macs. The key combinations listed in this(…)

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Manually Migrating Data

Manually Migrating Data

If your computer is too old to work with Migration Assistant, you can manually copy your data from one computer to another using these steps. Migration Assistant is the easiest way to move users, documents, computer settings and other items from an older computer to your new Mac. You can use it to migrate data from(…)

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Finding your OS

Finding your OS

To get the latest enhancements and security updates, you should use the latest version of OS X. You can install updates you can install updates from the Mac App Store, from Software Update, or from the Apple Support website. To find build numbers for the version of OS X that came with your computer, refer to OS X versions (builds)(…)

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Wirelessly Mirror

Wirelessly Mirror

AirPlay Mirroring lets you send what’s on your Mac to an HDTV wirelessly with Apple TV. If your Mac supports AirPlay Mirroring, an AirPlay Mirroring status icon appears in the menu bar when an Apple TV is on the same network as your Mac. For information about Mac and Apple TV requirements to use AirPlay(…)

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The Dock on Multiple Displays

The Dock on Multiple Displays

The Dock can automatically appear on a secondary display if you drag your mouse to the bottom of the screen on the secondary monitor (this will cause the Dock to switch displays from the primary display). Unfortunately, this can get annoying if you’re not used to this behavior. A simple fix is to move your(…)

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Quickly Turn Off Notifications

Quickly Turn Off Notifications

Notifications are great, but sometimes they can really be annoying. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to ensure that you get no notifications for the entire day. All you have to do is hold down the Option key on your keyboard while you click the Notification Center icon in your Menubar. Optionally, you can open the(…)

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Turn off Away Notifications

Turn off Away Notifications

Notifications in Mavericks now appear on your lock screen to show you items that happened while you were away. This new feature can be annoying, especially when you open your MacBook in a meeting, only to see multiple Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus notifications appear on your screen. Fortunately, you can correct this by opening(…)

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Turn off App Nap

Turn off App Nap

App Nap is a brand-new feature of Mavericks that reduces resources for apps in the background, in hopes that they will reduce power consumption. However, some apps may behave poorly with this new feature. If you notice erratic behavior from your backgrounded apps, you can turn off App Nap on a per-app basis by opening(…)

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Fixing Multiple Menubars and Spaces

Fixing Multiple Menubars and Spaces

One of the biggest potential annoyances with Mavericks and a second connected display is that the OS X Menubar is available on all displays, and not just the primary one. Fortunately, Apple has included a way to turn this off, and it fixes a second annoyance. To do this, visit System Preferences > Mission Control,(…)

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Speed Up Your Mac

Speed Up Your Mac

1. Clearing Your Desktop Your desktop plays a part in how long it takes for you to boot the system because it’s the first screen that it has to load up. As much as possible, try to keep it simple by minimizing the number of icons from the dock and clearing up the amount of files you can see. You(…)

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Disable Startup Sound

Disable Startup Sound

OS X users can name a hundred features off the bat that they love about the operating system, but the startup chime isn’t likely to be on that list. It’s hard to say just how many versions of OS X have gone by with consistent hate for its startup sound, but it remains a problem(…)

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Check Service and Support Coverage

Check Service and Support Coverage

Your Service and Support Coverage. Review your Apple warranty status and eligibility for support and extended

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About This Mac window

About This Mac window

You can use the About This Mac window to find your computer’s serial number when started up from Mac OS X. Follow these steps: Choose About This Mac from the Apple Menu. Double-click the version text, for example “Version 10.11”. Your computer’s serial number now appears where the version text had been. Note: Some earlier(…)

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How to find the serial number ?

How to find the serial number ?

If the product is with you and can start up Depending on the product, you can find your serial number: On the surface of the product Within the product’s software (such as from the About This Mac window) In iTunes (for products that sync with iTunes) If the product is not with you or won’t(…)

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