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You know, it is getting hard to keep up with all the new options available on our iOS devices. My advice to beginners is to just learn the ones you want or need and learn additional ones as desired. Of course, to do that you have to know which ones you want. I’ve gathered a few that readers might find helpful or just fun.
Keychain is a great option for your Mac and has been for some time. Now, through iCloud, you can have access to your Keychain entries on your iOS device.
Apple users can add personal signatures to their emails on both their Macs and their iOS devices. They can promote a cause or a product. Let everyone know how they feel about a particular topic, or just make the recipient smile. It's easy to set up, and Nancy Carroll Gravley shows you how.
Satechi’s Premium Aluminum Monitor Stand (Amazon - $69.99) is just the thing for the organized, busy Mac professional. The style and design complement Apple’s aesthetic designs. It holds a Mac, iMac, or Macbook. It sits four inches off the desk surface and is 9.5 inches long. It has four USB 3.0 ports on the front and a USB 3.0 connector (with cable) tucked inside. There is a large hole in the back to thread cables out of the way, and it holds up to 200 pounds.
The AluFrame Leather iPhone 6 case from Just Mobile is attractive, sophisticated, and it proved to be easy to use in every aspect of testing. The leather is Nappa, and it comes in five color options.
Amazon has instituted a new service called PrimeNow that is available in some parts of the country. Austin, Texas being one of them. PrimeNow allows you to order products for delivery within the hour or in selected time slots. It was a bit rough setting it up, but the results were surprisingly good.
If you take photos, you should check out Noiseless, the brand new Mac app from Macphun. It requires Yosemite. It eliminates noise from your pictures, those little dots that make them fuzzy-looking. Most frequently they show up in photos taken inside where there is no adequate light source. I love using this. I just drag and drop my photo and it appears on the screen showing my photo cleaned up on one side and the original version on the other. If I like it, I just save it and it is a new, clean photo. You can also crop or share your photo from the application. Now for the very best part, right now you can download an early preview version for free.
Pages 5.5.2 for the Mac is a very capable word processor, and it's full of all sorts of abilities you might not have thought about. In the following tutorial Nancy Carroll Gravley will show you how you can control the number of rows and columns in a table, create a formula, and share your documents within Pages.
Penclic has released a mini wireless keyboard with normal size keys that can be used with either battery power or connected to your Mac via USB for continuous use. There are a lot of really good things to say about this keyboard, however there are also a couple of important issues that Penclic could have addressed to make it much easier to use.
The Satechi 10 Port Premium Aluminum Hub has seven USB 3.0 ports and three USB charger ports, one of which provides 2.1 amps. It is compact and sleek and its aluminum finish matches Macs beautifully. Best of all, each port is clearly labelled and there is ample space between the ports.