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    Join me tonight for the October 8, 2017 edition of the Mac-Forums video chat. As usual we'll have the forum roundup including a few thoughts / experiences our members have about upgrading to High Sierra. I'll have a few more IOS 11 and High Sierra tips as well a few thoughts about using iTunes 12.7 to push media content to your IOS devices. I'll let you know more about the specific tips a s we get closer to show time.

    See you there

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    If you have previously removed a recipient’s email address from Mail and it’s still appearing as an option check that contact card in Contacts. If there is an email address there Mail is probably trying to use that address. Either delete the entire contact card or clear all email addresses from the card. See here

    There’s an ongoing thread in the forums regarding issues some users are having after upgrading to High Sierra. Member Randy Singer points out that many of the issues reported seem to have come from users who used an upgrade install instead of doing a clean install. Users performing clean installs seem to be having fewer issues.

    Randy also reiterates how important it is not to use older disk utilities on a drive that has been converted to the newer APFS format. This has always been good advice since there are often minor changes to the underlying drive format but it vital to heed these words for this update because this is a signifi\can’t change to the underlying formatting.

    Member sandman has discovered that iTunes 12.7 has removed IOS app management. App installs and updates are now handled on the IOS device. Previously downloaded updates are still in your iTunes library but new app downloads / updates are not added to the library.

    Users may find that the High Sierra upgrade has defaulted to using iCloud for storing documents. If you find this is the case for you. Member chscag gave member etaf a solution. If you have this problem the procedure is fairly simple:
    1. Copy the files from iCloud drive documents onto a new folder on the Mac as suggested. Don’t try copying them to the Documents or Desktop folder on your drive or they will be overwritten in a later step. Choose a location where things will be easy to find.
    2. Turn OFF iCloud drive
    3. The Mac automatically adds the Desktop and Documents folders back onto the Mac -
    4. Copy all the files back into Documents to recover completely.

    Under IOS 11 the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth buttons in the Control Center do not turn these functions off/ They simply disconnect you from these services. See here and here.
    Last edited by Slydude; 10-08-2017 at 08:40 PM. Reason: Added Show Notes
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    Welcome to the weekly Mac-Forums video chat. As usual we'll meet at 7:00 p.m US Central time (Midnight GMT). We'll have the forum roundup (including threads on folders opening automatically on login, and the new version of iTunes which returns some of the functions / features removed from iTunes 12.7.

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    If you’re having issues with certain folders opening upon login this thread may give you some thoughts about possible causes and how to fix it. One possible culprit is the users Sharing settings. This is particularly true if the folders that are opening are on a NAS (network attached storage).

    Security / privacy concerns with the iPhone 8 facial recognition feature. Facial recognition data is stored securely on the IOS device and isn’t sent to Apple.

    Can you ever have too many wi-fi hotspots? How to tell if you have too many hotspots and how to get rid of a few you don’t need. Forum member MacInWin reports issues streaming music if his IOS device passes too many open wifi access points (hotspots). As the device jumps from one hotspot to another this causes breaks in the music. The solution is to check your wi-fi settings to make sure that there aren’t extraneous networks added there. Delete any that you don’t want to use.

    Unusual Dock behavior may be the result of a stuck modifier key. Member Doug Lassiter was experiencing an issue with icons in the Dock. Each time he clicked a Dock icon his Mac would open the Application folder and show the app in question. Doug traced the culprit for this behavior to a stuck modifier key.

    Your mac’s modifier keys perform a wide variety of useful, and sometimes not so useful, functions. A quick internet search will lead you to several lists of these functions. Here’s Apple’s current list of keyboard shortcuts.

    Apple has released another version of iTunes which can be used instead of the recently-released iTunes 12.7, The iTunes 12.6.3 version puts many features which had been removed back into the program. Kirk McElhearn looks at the pros and cons of using iTunes version 12.6.3.

    Rob Griffits, writing in the Robservatory, takes a look at a free utility called Configurator 2 which has some of the IOS device management functions previously included in iTunes. Originally designed to help businesses / other organizations deploy software and configurations to a variety of IOS devices as a group. It can perform a variety of actions and apply the settings to several IOS devices but does not provide access to the iTunes App Store. See here for details.

    Ever get too many tabs open in Safari under IOS 11? Quickly close all open tabs in Safari under IOS 11. This is easily done by pressing and holding the tabs button to bring up four choices including close all tabs.
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    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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    Join me at 7:00 p.m. Central Time (Midnight GMT) for the weekly Mac-Forums video chat. Our forum roundup includes wi-fi vulnerabilities, dealing with iPad malware warnings, and dealing with automatic login issues. Our IOS tip will hide the autocorrect suggestion bar, I might sneak in a few other things as well if time permits.Our you won't believe it moment: IOS 11 tries to give me a drivers license.

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    If you find that the auto correct suggestions which appear above the keyboard on your IOS device
    take up too much screen real estate you can turn those suggestions off. Post #2 in this Mac-Forums thread explains things a bit and has a link. The full directions can be found here but the short version involves opening your IOS device and doing the following:

    1. Go to Settings>General>Keyboard.
    2. The "Predictive" setting it probably green (on). If so, toggle it to off. If you want to leave it on but reduce the size of the suggestion bar have a look at
    these directions. I don't think this feature depends upon whether Siri is turned off or on. I tested this on IOS 11 but I think this feature works with at least IOS !0 and perhaps earlier versions.

    Another potential vulnerability has been found in the WPA 2 wi-fi security protocol. If you normally use only your home wi-fi network the risk is probably lower than for folks who routinely use public hotspots. See this article for more info. As a minimum it is probably a good idea to routinely do the following when it comes to wireless security:
    1. Make sure you have a strong network password in place.
    2. Keep the OS on your devices up to date. Apple has been known to include security updates in some OS updates.
    3. Check the firmware version for your home router to determine whether these is a firmware update available.
    4. If you routinely use public hotspots with your Mac consider turning on the built-in firewall on your Mac. This is done from the Security and Privacy preference pane. Click the Firewall tab and adjust things accordingly.

    If you are seeing notices on your IOS device asking you to call a phone number to clear problems with the device, do not call the number no mater how much it appears to be legit. Shutting down the device does not usually clear the problem. These directions explain how to clear the cache for the last several IOS versions of Safari.

    Setting up a second Apple ID for a family member while preserving access to items purchased under the first ID is possible through the use of Family Sharing. See this thread for a start.

    A few of Apple's thoughts about two factor authentication. This link includes the minimum requirements for this security feature. I'll discuss two-factor authentication in more detail next week.

    Resetting your user account password

    If you tune in at the end of the show you'll know why I say that IOS 11 insists that I have a driver's license.
    Last edited by Slydude; 10-22-2017 at 10:32 PM. Reason: Added Show notes
    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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    You are One Sly Dude Slydude. I'll do my best to join in later this Evening, if Available!
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    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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