Apple World Today Video Tip: Recovering Deleted iCloud Drive Files

Apple World Today Video Tip: Recovering Deleted iCloud Drive Files

In today's Apple World Today Video Tip, we show you how you can recover deleted files from iCloud Drive, which is especially useful if you accidentally delete them from your Mac desktop or documents folder. This trick also works for files you may have inadvertently deleted from iCloud Drive on your iPhone or iPad.

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Apple World Today Video Tip: How to find contacts with Spotlight

Apple World Today Video Tip: How to find contacts with Spotlight

Tired of having to scroll through hundreds of names in contacts if you’re looking for someone’s phone number or email address? In today’s Apple World Today short video tip, we’ll show you how to use Spotlight on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad to make quick work of getting contact information.

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Apple World Today Video Tip: How To Watermark Documents in Pages for Mac and iOS

Apple World Today Video Tip: How To Watermark Documents in Pages for Mac and iOS

Watermarking a Pages document can be useful if you're distributing something that is confidential or a draft copy. In this Apple World Today tutorial video, we show you how to add watermarks to Pages documents in both the Mac and iOS versions of the popular word processing and page layout application.

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Mojave's Quick Actions: How they work and how to create a custom action

Mojave's Quick Actions: How they work and how to create a custom action

Before you know it, macOS 10.14 "Mojave" will be available and you may want to install it on your Mac. I've been testing Mojave on my MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for about a month, and it's not only stable, but I'm already using some of the new features to increase my productivity. Today I'll give you a look at Finder Quick Actions in Mojave, which provides a new way to quickly edit files without needing to launch an app to do so.

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Alternatives to Safari: How to switch to other Mac web browsers

Alternatives to Safari: How to switch to other Mac web browsers

Most Mac users are happy to use the built-in web browser, Safari. It's fast, it's compatible and it is secure. Occasionally you may find a website that just doesn't "play well" with Safari, at which time it's not a bad idea to consider a second backup browser. Today I'll take a look at how to move your settings and bookmarks to alternative web browser.

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How to schedule Time Machine backups

How to schedule Time Machine backups

Time Machine is one of the unsung heroes of macOS, automating the process of backing up your primary data drive to an external drive. It's easy to use; just plugging in an external drive displays a dialog asking whether or not you'd like to use that drive for Time Machine backups. Restoring a failed drive from Time Machine is simple, too -- just restart your Mac in Recovery mode (press Command-R during a reboot), then select "Restore from Time Machine Backup". There's only one problem with Time Machine; it runs hourly by default, and it can monopolize disk I/O and CPU cycles, bringing even fast Macs to a crawl. That's why I'll demonstrate a couple of utilities that adjust Time Machine's backup schedule.

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AWT TV Episode 34: January 16, 2018

AWT TV Episode 34: January 16, 2018

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software.  

Starting with the last show (Episode 33), we're now going to a twice-monthly schedule. You can enjoy AWT TV on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM ET.

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Marty's Messages Tips

Marty's Messages Tips

The other night on AWT TV, Marty Edwards and I were discussing Apple's iMessages service and the Messages app. Now, Marty and his wife use Messages frequently, and Marty's had the opportunity to find some little hints and tricks that make texting both fun and useful. In this 22 minute excerpt from the AWT TV episode, Marty takes you through a number of things that he's found in the app, including using stickers and apps, and whether you're new to Messages or an old hand, you're sure to learn something new.

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Apple posts 16 succinct "How to shoot on iPhone 7" videos

Apple posts 16 succinct "How to shoot on iPhone 7" videos

The cameras on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are phenomenal, but many techniques needed to take professional-looking photos are beyond the skills of most iPhoneographers. Apple has posted a new web page that uses 16 short and to-the-point videos to give iPhone shooters a quick tutorial in how to master some common pro techniques. The "How to shoot on iPhone 7" page and videos can be viewed on iPhone -- many of the videos are in portrait orientation -- and they show just how easy it can be to achieve professional results.

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AWT Video Tip: Enabling low-power mode and tracking battery usage in iOS 10

AWT Video Tip: Enabling low-power mode and tracking battery usage in iOS 10

Nothing is more irritating than to run out of battery power on your iPhone when you're away from a power outlet and don't have an external battery pack. Today, I'll show you how to enable low-power mode to give your iPhone extra battery life, as well as how to monitor battery usage to see which apps are using the most.

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Video tip: How to password-protect zip files in macOS Sierra

Video tip: How to password-protect zip files in macOS Sierra

In today's video tip, we'll show you how to use the macOS Sierra Terminal app (found in Applications > Utilities) to password-protect zip files. Zip files can be easily created without password protection in macOS Sierra by simply right-clicking a file or folder, then selecting "Compress". However, if you want to make sure that only people with the correct password can open a zip file, follow the instructions in this video:

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iOS 10 tip: "Deleting" those Apple apps you never wanted

iOS 10 tip: "Deleting" those Apple apps you never wanted

iOS 10 has one feature that people have been asking for since 2007 when the first iPhone appeared on the scene -- a way to "delete" the apps that Apple automatically installs on each and every iPhone or iPad. You'll notice I'm using quotes around the word "delete", and that's because Apple doesn't really let you delete the apps to save storage space -- instead, you're now able to delete the app icon so it's not bothering you.

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Easily duplicate calendar events on your iPhone

Easily duplicate calendar events on your iPhone

Last week, we asked our readers, "What's bugging you?", and many of you responded. Now, we're addressing your frustrations! In this post, I'll address easy duplication of calendar events. 

Reader George Jetson expresses his frustration with Calendar's ability to copy and paste whole events. But I've got a fix that I'm sure he'll like. 

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