Getting the link for an Apple Mail Message

This post by David Sparks aka MacSparky from a couple of days ago provides an Apple Script that he uses to get links to Apple Mail messages anywhere using TextExpander. It’s easy to understand and there’s also a video that shows you how and why you would want to use it. After reading the post … Continue reading Getting the link for an Apple Mail Message

Setting up an iPad for an elderly user before gifting

I saw this timely article on AppleToolBox today and thought it would be worth sharing. This article is specific to the iPad but it’s also good advice if you’re gifting an iPhone or Mac to an elderly user. Sandy Writtenhouse, Writing for AppleToolBox How To Setup an iPad for Elderly User Before Gifting If you’re … Continue reading Setting up an iPad for an elderly user before gifting

Conserve your MacBook’s battery with this keyboard setting

Did you know the MacBook has a setting to power off the keyboard backlight after a period of inactivity? I didn’t. This is the same concept as the Energy Saver feature for your display. The setting is here: System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard > Turn keyboard backlight off after X secs of inactivity. This … Continue reading Conserve your MacBook’s battery with this keyboard setting

Web Finds for October 26, 2018

Web Finds are from my web surfing travels. You’ll find some unique and informative news, apps and websites that you may have never known existed. Enjoy! Apple's Privacy Website Updated to Reflect Latest Measures Taken in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave - Mac Rumors Apple updated its privacy website to reflect the latest measures it has … Continue reading Web Finds for October 26, 2018

How to close other tabs in Safari on Mac

Sometimes I have several tabs open in Safari when I’m searching for something to write about. When I’ve settled on something I often want to close all the other open tabs. Rather than closing each tab individually, I do the following: Right-click (or Control+Click) on the tab I want to keep open Choose “Close Other … Continue reading How to close other tabs in Safari on Mac

Bear turns off Markdown compatibly mode with today’s update on Mac and iOS

I was ticked off this morning after updating Bear on all my devices. All my notes were looking a little strange. I first noticed it in my todo lists. The checkboxes didn’t look right and bold was no longer bold. Here’s the solution. Go into Settings > General and turn Markdown compatibly mode back on … Continue reading Bear turns off Markdown compatibly mode with today’s update on Mac and iOS