Nov 23

Apple TV

Apple sometimes offer a free 3 month or 1 year Apple TV+ subscription when you buy a new device (phone or computer). Here’s the catch, it’s only available once in your lifetime per family. I was on support with Apple today and they confirmed this. If one family member uses the free subscription, it doesn’t matter how many computers or phones you purchase. It’s literally a once in a lifetime offer!

We used our free trial 2 years ago, so my new MacBook Pro does not get a trial. So my tip would be don’t waste your free Apple TV on a 3 month trial. Wait until Apple have a 1 year trial. (It varies what they offer). Also, you have up to 3 months after purchasing a new computer to activate your free Apple TV trial.

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Nov 13

Our Church is developing a phone app and as part of the process we needed to get a DUNS number. We were taken to a site called “dun&bradstreet” but there was no place to get a DUNS number if you are not from the USA or Canada. Do you need a DUNS number? Chances are, you already have one!

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Oct 13

You can’t directly edit the details of a contact in the WhatsApp application. You need to make any changes in your ‘Contacts’ app on OSX and Whatsapp automatically syncs any changes that are made. But sometimes it takes a while to sync across.

To speed it up you can change the contact details on your iPhone which seems to sync faster.

If they are not syncing it could be a privacy setting on you phone. Check out this link:

https://faq.whatsapp.com/195231088335525/?helpref=faq_content

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Sep 29

I have an iPhone 13 and a new model 14inch m1 MacBook Pro. I’d love to copy the photo’s from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro. I can’t find a way to do it easily. The only option seems to be using a lightning to USB cable, but even then the processes painfully slow. There are some paid apps on the App Store that claim to allow transfer over wifi, which reinforces to me the idea that it can’t be done over wifi without extra software. I’ve done a lot of searching and can’t see that anyone has an answer yet. If you do find a solution, please let me know in a comment below.

wifi sync

There is an option from finder to do a wifi sync of a phone, but even I you select ‘Sync’ for photos it doesn’t’ copy the photos from the iPhone to the computer.

iCloud

iCloud is obviously Apple’s preferred way of doing it but it requires you to pay for extra iCloud storage space. I just want to transfer the photos directly form my iPhone to my laptop Photos library.

Plug-in lightning cable

Apple offer the ability to copy photos from an iPhone directly to Photos app. But to do so requires a physical connection, you can’t do it over wifi. I found the copy process to be tediously slow. I connected my iPhone to my laptop before I started writing this article half an hour ago and it’s still sitting at ‘Preparing to import from “Wayne’s iPhone”‘

Airdrop

Airdrop is an option that works, but you need to select the photos one by one, and it drops them into the downloads folder of you MacBook (not into the Photos app).

If anyone has found a way to do this, drop a comment below!

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Sep 27

Sometimes when I’m in a Zoom meeting I am a little far from my camera and wish that I could zoom in closer to my face without having to move the computer. I haven’t found a way to zoom or pan the built-in MacBook camera when you are using it as a camera in the Zoom meeting app. There are no settings in Zoom itself to control the level of zoom on your MacBook built-in camera. The good news is that there is a way to do it. You can zoom your camera by using a ‘virtual camera’. Here’s how.

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Aug 26

I have a list of contacts in a numbers document that contains their first name, last name, phone and email. This will also work for an excel file, or a CSV file. I wanted to import them into my Apple Contacts on my iPhone so I can email and ring them. This process was much more complex than I expected!

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Aug 13

There is no simple built-in way to change the folder colour in OSX. But this free app does it. Drag a folder onto it and it will change it’s colour!

Colourful Folder

You can download it form the Apple App Store here:

https://apps.apple.com/au/app/colorful-folder/id1576476152?mt=12

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Jul 18

The Apple refurbished store is a great way to buy as new Apple computers for 10% off. But sometimes it can be hard to get the computer you are after. My tip is to use ‘Changetower’ which monitors websites for changes and get it to email you an alert when your items appears.

Here’s a changetower alert letting me know when a 14 inch MacBook pro appears:

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