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  • Technical Terms: CAPTCHA (#1725)

    Aug 17 2018

    View in HD at http://macmost.com/e-1725. When you sign up or log in to a web site, or fill out a form, you will often be asked to complete a task such as typing some random characters from an image or selecting images from a group. This is called a CAPTCHA. These are used to protect web sites from automatic systems that try to log into accounts or create new ones.

  • Understanding Pages Image Placement (#1724)

    Aug 16 2018

    View in HD at http://macmost.com/e-1724. When you place an image in a Pages document, the image will either move with the text around it, or it will stay put on the page at the exact location where you placed it. Which rule it follows depends on one setting. If you set an image to follow the text, you need to be careful about the exact placement of the image to make sure it is anchored with the paragraph you want.

  • Stop Cloning Your Hard Drive As a Backup (#1723)

    Aug 15 2018

    View in HD at http://macmost.com/e-1723. Many people still use cloning as a method of backing up a Mac. However, this method is not nearly as useful or robust as a standard Time Machine backup. Files you may think are safely backed up to a clone can actually be completely missing. If you use a clone as a secondary backup, better solutions exist such as online backups, cloud storage, or simply a second Time Machine backup.

  • Common Windows Keyboard Shortcuts On Mac (#1722)

    Aug 14 2018

    View in HD at http://macmost.com/e-1722. If you are new to Mac, learn how some of the most common keyboard shortcuts differ from what you may have learned to use on Windows. Realizing that the primary keyboard modifier on the Mac is Command, not Control, is the first step. But there are other differences and some shortcuts that are completely different.

  • How To Control YouTube Video Playback With Keyboard Shortcuts (#1721)

    Aug 13 2018

    View in HD at http://macmost.com/e-1721. When you play a YouTube video on your Mac in a web browser you can use keyboard shortcuts to jump around in the video, control volume, go to full screen and turn on or off captions. Make sure you have the YouTube video selected as the keyboard focus by clicking on it before you try to use shortcuts.

  • Technical Terms: JavaScript (#1720)

    Aug 10 2018

    View in HD at http://macmost.com/e-1720. JavaScript is a programming language commonly used for making web pages interactive. Almost every web page on every major site uses JavaScript as it is one of the three fundamental web technologies along with HTML and CSS. JavaScript should not be confused with Java, which is a different programming language entirely. Using the term Java when you mean JavaScript could lead to misunderstandings that cause problems.

  • How To Use Location Services On Your Mac Without Wi-Fi (#1719)

    Aug 09 2018

    View in HD at http://macmost.com/e-1719. If you want to use Location Services on your Mac in the Maps app, web pages and elsewhere, you need to have Wi-Fi turned on. But if you use a wire connection, you may not want to have Wi-Fi enabled. You can, however, turn on Wi-Fi and tell your Mac not to connect to your home network. This leaves Wi-Fi on, but not connected, which is just fine for using Location Services.

  • How To Replace Fonts In Pages (#1718)

    Aug 08 2018

    View in HD at http://macmost.com/e-1718. There are two main methods for replacing a font in Pages. Typically, you would want to update some text and then apply that font change to the rest of the text that uses that same style. You can do that with a simple press of a button. But if you want to quickly replace a font that is used in multiple styles, you can use a special Replace Fonts function. This not only changes the text, but also updates all styles.

  • How To Order Prints From Photos After Apple's Print Service Is Gone (#1717)

    Aug 07 2018

    View in HD at http://macmost.com/e-1717. With Apple's Print service being retired after September 30, many people are wondering how to order prints, photo books, calendars and other products. Apple opened up Photos to allow third-party printing services last year. Already, several companies offer ordered prints and products directly from Photos. More will probably appear after first-party competition from Apple is gone.

  • How To Share a Numbers Spreadsheet With a Non-Apple User (#1716)

    Aug 06 2018

    View in HD at http://macmost.com/e-1716. Many people share Numbers spreadsheets with others by exporting to Excel. This creates a cumbersome process where the spreadsheet is exported and imported multiple times and rules out using some of the best features of Numbers. But you can use the Collaborate feature to share a document with another users regardless of whether they are on Mac or Windows and what software they have installed or whether they have an iCloud account. You can password-protect ...more