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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.
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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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    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.
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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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  5. #545

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    Glad to have you. Hopefully I won't bork something up when you try to join.
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  7. #547

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    Join me at 7:00 p.m. Central Time (Midnight GMT) for the weekly Mac-Forum Video Chat. We'll have a forum roundup that looks at updating Flash, a few brief thought on two factor authentication, and whatever else comes to mind. The two-factor authentication tip is not the extensive discussion I had planned. I had to put that on the back burner for this week.

    I'll also use one of our graphics threads to talk a bit about using apps in ways one might not think of and how this can save new Mac users some cash. In our IOS tip this week I'll link you to 13 IOS settings you might want to check and possibly change.

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    If you are running macOS 10.13, a.k.a High Sierra, and you have converted your drive to the new Apple File System (APFS) make sure you don’t use a disk utility to modify that drive until you are sure that the utility you want to use has been updated to the changes brought about by APFS. If you are not sure about the drive formatting single click your boot drive and choose Get Info. Click the first disclosure triangle and look to see if Format reads APFS.

    Forum member Cr00zng asked about the process of adding trusted devices in Apple’s two factor authentication process. The settings, particularly the opportunity to make changes, are not where one might expect them to appear. Forum member lclev reminds us that under IOS 11 the settings/controls for two factor authentication can be found by doing the following:
    1. Go to your iPhone's Settings
    2. Tap your name at the top - it says under it: Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes & App store
    3. Tap Password & Security
    4. Here you can turn on two-factor authentication and add a trusted phone number.

    Some of our forum members choose to avoid Adobe Flash entirely, or use it as little as possible due to security and performance concerns. If you are using Flash, make sure you keep it up to date. Member Randy B. Singer has some thoughts on the proper way to update Flash. This is important because there are a number of sites that have potentially dodgy / compromised versions of Flash.

    Apple recently changed where you look for recent upgrades when you are ready to upgrade the OS.

    Maybe it’s time to upgrade your Mac. If your Mac’s fans are going berserk and you’ve already tried cleaning your Mac’s air vents it might be time for a new Mac. This thread might present you with some additional ideas. I wrote about this a decade ago for About This Particular Macintosh and I still think that subjective speed is the basis upon which most people make their upgrade decisions.

    This thread starts out asking about graphic editing software but member RadDave figured out a way to do the task at hand using the Preview program already on your Mac (post #17). Situations like these get me thinking about the software I use on a daily basis. I often alternate between wanting to use software I already have but also have more than one option available to mr. Sometimes, although not often, one app will not fully handle a file while a second application handles the same file.

    The Kirkville site comes through this week with a tip on how to zoom (enlarge) the text on a website by website basis. I used to enlarge all site text using a css stylesheet setting suggested by our own Chscag. I stopped using that method under High Sierra because it conflicted with some forum operations (perhaps this only affected administration/moderation functions). Kirk suggests going to Safari’s preferences an clicking the website tab. From there you can control a wide array of features including text zooming and audio /video autoplay. See here

    If you have ever shipped a computer somewhere and needed packing boxes / materials you might find this post hilarious. Not sure but I can almost guarantee Charlie didn’t pay that much for boxes and bubble wrap. lol

    IOS settings you might want to change depending upon how you use your phone. All the settings in this video are pretty self-explanatory.




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  8. #548

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    Join me at 7:00 p.m.(1:00 a.m. Monday GMT) for the weekly Mac-Forums Video Chat. I'll have a forum roundup, we'll review some quick tips for those considering their drives to Apple's APFS file system, and some iPone X tips for those lucky enough to have their hands on one. I'll also give you some tips that may improve your search skills on the Internet.

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    For some reason the video of tonights chat did not upload properly tonight. I tried to edit the backup copy on my Mac and upload that but QuickTime Player is having issues saving the resulting file. Even uploading the unedited video has failed. I'll try to upload a new video later this week. In the meantime here are the links to everything discussed tonight.

    Forum users need to be sure they keep the email address that the forum has on file current. This is also important now that the forum asks for passwords to be changed periodically. Changing your email address is simple:
    1. Log into the forums
    2. At the top right side of the plate click Settings
    3. In the new page that appears
    4. look on the left side and choose either Edit Profile then choose Email and Password in the next page or scroll down to Edit Email.

    If your utilities are identifying S.M.A.R.T errors it’s probably time for a new drive. It’s hard to predict when the drive will fail since different utilities test different aspects of drive functioning. For a general overview of S.M.A.R.T and what it means give this a read. For a comparison of various utilities with some form of S.M.A.R.t status see this chart. The focus of the chart is mainly on other operating systems but there are a few OS X utilities mentioned.

    Having trouble creating bookmarks in Safari? Try the steps in this thread

    Normally I turn to Kirk McElhearn for iTunes information but this month he has a lot to say about Apple’s switch to the APFS file system. There can be millions of files on your Mac and you never interact with most of these files because the file system handles things for you. As storage capacity, file sizes and types, and the number of files on a typical Mac have increased dramatically, the 30-year-old HFS+ file system has started to show its age. By the time APFS was in made it to your Mac running High Sierra it was already in use on IOS devices running IOS 10. If you haven’t already made the switch here are some things to consider:
    1. When you install High Sierra SSDs or typical hard drives are converted to the new file system. Fusion drives are not currently supported under HFS+.
    2. No significant advantage to updating hard drives to APFS but the benefits are noticeable with SSDa.
    3. Don’t update drives to APFS if you are going to share them with Macs not running Sierra.
    4. Macs with APFS drives can read the same drive formats they could read before.
    5. Encryption, if enabled, occurs a the system level rather than at disk level which should make it more robust.
    6. Data can be copied from APFS drives to other drives.
    7. Disk utilities that perform maintenance operations will need to be updated to handle APFS disks. I’ve said it before don’t use your existing disk utilities on APFS drives unless you know they have been updated to work with the new file system.

    The release of watchOS 4.1 adds features for streaming music to the watch from Apple Music or your iTunes Library to your watch. Go to the Music app then Library and select an album, artist, or playlist to start the music. Streaming music will affect your battery life and uses some data so keep an eye on that data plan. The article contains battery life estimates.

    If you’re among the lucky folks with new iPhone X the Cult Of Mac site has some tips for getting ti set up properly.

    New gestures introduced with iPhone X.

    Using the Notes app in IOS 11 as a document scanner I touched on this in the July 30, 2017 video chat and mentioned using a scanning app. If you don’t need a lot fo fancy features you can use the Notes app in IOS 11 to scan a document as described in the first article.

    Sane steps for avoiding malware on your Apple Gear

    If you’re just getting into streaming or simply want to stay on top of what’s available you might find this article and the links it contains helpful, When looking for streamed content half the battle is finding content you want to watch. This article’s comments about Reelgood JusrtWatch and Can I Stream It.Check them out to see if any are right for you.

    15 useful Google search tips

    Bonus: I don’t normally go to the KimKomando site for information but you might find these security tips helpful. I had intended to discuss this during the show but I think I missed it.
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    No show this week folks. I've got a ton of things going on today. We'll be back on schedule next week with an assortment of tips, tricks, and useful info.
    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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    Hey Sly.....

    You better keep the little woman happy and catch up on all those "Honey Do's". LOL! Been there, done that.

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    Much of the Honey Do's can be put off till next Saturday which will be the start of your school's Thanksgiving break. There are a few things that can't be avoided though.
    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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    Join me at 7:00 pm Central Time tonight (1:00 Tuesday GMT) for the weekly Mac-Forums video chat. We'll have the usual forum roundup, Apple-related news, and the usual macOS and IOS tips. If Siri consistently mispronounces names in your contact list tune in to find a possible fix.

    The exact content for tonight i8s still being developed. I'll try to jam in some extra stuff to make up for missing last weeks show.

    Update Sorry for the holdup guys. My brother called just before showtime to wish me a Happy Birthday. I've set the show to go live tomorrow (11/20/17). The link above should take you there when the show starts.

    Show Notes

    From the Admin Team
    If you get a chance during your video chat time, to remind everyone to please keep up with their profile data. Also thank them for their patience during our outage. You might also tell them that Penton has been purchased by a UK firm called "Informa" so we really have no idea of who or what will be running these forums in the future.

    Forum users need to be sure they keep the email address that the forum has on file current. This is also important now that the forum asks for passwords to be changed periodically. Changing your email address is simple:
    1. Log into the forums
    2. At the top right side of the plate click Settings
    3. In the new page that appears
    4. look on the left side and choose either Edit Profile then choose Email and Password in the next page or scroll down to Edit Email.

    It’s never too late to start a good backup plan. Many of our members use cloning software such as SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to create bootable clones of their systems. Contrary to popular believe a Time Machine backup can also be “bootable under the right circumstance. See this thread for additional information.

    If you’re a switcher looking for a means of viewing a folder full of files check out this forum thread, The methods covers include Quick Look, Cover Flow, and use of Preview,

    If, like me, you regularly use Quick Look, check out these tips. If you have a filetype that you work with that Quick Look can’t read there are plug ins available which enhance Quick Loo’s file handling capabilities. See here for example.

    If you are having issues with an overheating MacBook these suggestions may help

    Teach Siri to correct names that it mispronounces

    Potentially useful tips Most of the tips in this video apply to both IOS and Android. A few are specific to either IOS or Android.

    12 Ways to open files on a Mac
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    Hey Sly:

    If you get a chance during your video chat time, to remind everyone to please keep up with their profile data. Also thank them for their patience during our outage. You might also tell them that Penton has been purchased by a UK firm called "Informa" so we really have no idea of who or what will be running these forums in the future.

    Thanks, Charlie

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    Will do. I'll put those things in the show notes now. Hadn't really noticed that Penton had been purchased by Informa but I will pass that on as we'll.
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