Prevent (or solve) problems with your Apple ID! Version 3.5, updated February 22, 2023 This book covers everything you need to know about configuring an Apple ID account, interactions with iCloud-based services, and troubleshooting account access. Your Apple ID is much more than a simple username. It's a key that unlocks a long list of Apple products and services on any of numerous devices. iCloud uses an Apple ID, as does Apple Music; the App Store; the Music, TV, and Books apps; and more. An Apple ID protects your personal information, including email and iOS/iPadOS backups; helps you find a lost iPhone; and can even unlock your Mac. So it goes without saying that if something goes wrong with your Apple ID, you could be in for a world of hurt. Unfortunately, things go wrong with Apple IDs all the time. Fortunately, Glenn Fleishman, a veteran technology journalist and the author of Macworld's "Mac 911" column, is ready to help with expert advice on how to manage your Apple ID—including how to prevent, solve, or work around most common problems! In this book, Glenn answers questions like: • What all is my Apple ID used for? • How does my iCloud account relate to my Apple ID? • What problems can two-factor authentication (2FA) solve, and how do I use it? • Are there other mechanisms I can use to ensure that I can recover an Apple ID in the event of a problem? (Spoiler: yes!) • What if I have a device that's too old to work with two-factor authentication? • What should I do if I have two or more Apple IDs or iCloud accounts? • Will I lose access to all my Apple media purchases if I move to another country? • Can I share an Apple ID with someone else? • What exactly should I do if I think someone is hacking my Apple ID account? • How can I recover a forgotten Apple ID password? • What steps should I take if Apple locks me out of my account? • If I lose access to an email address associated with my Apple ID, what can I do? • What Apple ID changes in recent versions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS do I need to know about? • How does "Sign in with Apple" work? • How can I use Family Sharing to share data and purchases within my family? • What types of subscriptions can I manage with my Apple ID, and how? • Which payment methods can I associate with my Apple ID, and how do I manage them? And that's just the beginning. Glenn has packed a remarkable amount of concise problem-solving information into this compact, 140-page book. Read it before you encounter Apple ID problems to minimize your risk, and if you've already encountered a problem, read it to find the best path to a rapid solution.
Overcome password frustration with Joe Kissell’s expert advice! Version 3.2, updated July 28, 2021 Password overload has driven many of us to take dangerous shortcuts. If you think ZombieCat12 is a secure password, that you can safely reuse a password, or that no one would try to steal your password, think again! Overcome password frustration with expert advice from Joe Kissell! Passwords have become a truly maddening aspect of modern life, but with this book, you can discover how the experts handle all manner of password situations, including multi-factor authentication that can protect you even if your password is hacked or stolen. The book explains what makes a password secure and helps you create a strategy that includes using a password manager, working with oddball security questions like “What is your pet’s favorite movie?”, and making sure your passwords are always available when needed. Joe helps you choose a password manager (or switch to a better one) in a chapter that discusses desirable features and describes a dozen different apps, with a focus on those that work in macOS, iOS, Windows, and Android. The book also looks at how you can audit your passwords to keep them in tip-top shape, use two-step verification and two-factor authentication, and deal with situations where a password manager can’t help. The book closes with an appendix on helping a relative set up a reasonable password strategy for those whose friends or relatives have distressing password strategies, and an extended explanation of password entropy for those who want to consider the math behind passwords. This book shows you exactly why: • 9-character passwords with upper- and lowercase letters, digits, and punctuation are not strong enough. • You cannot turn a so-so password into a great one by tacking a punctuation character and number on the end. • It is not safe to use the same password everywhere, even if it’s a great password. • A password is not immune to automated cracking because there’s a delay between login attempts. • Even if you’re an ordinary person without valuable data, your account may still be hacked, causing you problems. • You cannot manually devise “random” passwords that will defeat potential attackers. • Just because a password doesn’t appear in a dictionary, that does not necessarily mean that it’s adequate. • It is not a smart idea to change your passwords every month. • Truthfully answering security questions like “What is your mother’s maiden name?” does not keep your data more secure. • Adding a character to a 10-character password does not make it 10% stronger. • Easy-to-remember passwords like “correct horse battery staple” will not solve all your password problems. • All password managers are not pretty much the same. • Your passwords will not be safest if you never write them down and keep them only in your head. But don’t worry, the book also teaches you a straightforward strategy for handling your passwords that will keep your data safe without driving you batty.
Unlock the power of Pages for Mac and iPad! Version 3.0, updated 01/12/2021 Apple’s Pages word processor is a big, rich app with hundreds of features tucked away in nooks and crannies, making Michael E. Cohen’s comprehensive book an essential resource for newbies and experts alike. Whether you prefer to dive into the details or get quick help with a particular feature, this book has got you covered. In this massively revised third edition, Michael expands his already extensive guide, detailing all the significant changes Apple has made to Pages since the last version of the book was released, including support for macOS 11 Big Sur and iPadOS 14. Among many other new and updated features, learn about adding drop caps to paragraphs, adding titles and captions to objects, using shared iCloud folders with Pages, and importing iBooks Author projects; and on an iPad, discover how to view two documents at once, use the new reading view, and enter handwritten text. Note: This edition of the book focuses primarily on the Mac and iPad versions of Pages, although it does cover the iPhone/iPod touch and web versions of the app to a limited extent. With Michael’s help, you can navigate Pages like a pro. You’ll also learn how to: • Find all the tools you need, whether on a Mac or an iPad • Do everyday word processing, including working with fonts, tabs, indents, rulers, search and replace, spell checking, and more • Format longer, more complex documents, with customized headers, footers, page numbers, tables of content, footnotes, and section breaks • Manage styles, including paragraph styles, character styles, list styles, and object styles • Create your own templates, complete with master objects • Master the many multi-touch gestures in iPadOS that give you pinpoint control over page elements • Include complex tables and charts and make them look exactly the way you want • Customize layout and manipulate graphics like a pro • Collaborate with others in real time using iCloud • Share your documents across devices, using Mac, iPad, iPhone/iPad touch, or almost any web browser
Everything you need to know about the Apple TV! Version 3.3, updated November 09, 2022 Whether you're considering an Apple TV, already own one, or have a smart TV or streaming device that supports AirPlay and/or the Apple TV app, you can more fully enjoy Apple’s ecosystem with this ultimate guide by TidBITS managing editor Josh Centers. You'll learn about the best TVs and sound equipment to buy, how to maximize your Apple TV's picture quality, get the most out of the Apple TV app, control your media with AirPlay, and so much more! Josh walks you through cables, ports, and setup, and explains how to use gestures and spoken commands with the Siri Remote—yes, you can talk to your TV! He helps you navigate and customize the Home screen, plus describes getting-started settings such as inputting your Apple ID and enabling parental controls. You'll learn how to use the TV app (whether on the Apple TV box itself, on a Mac running Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, or Catalina; on an iPhone or iPad; or on a third-party smart TV), and how you can best view home movies and TV shows. The book also looks at using an Apple TV to listen to your music or Apple Music, download and play podcasts from the Podcasts app, and browse your photos. In Take Control of Apple TV you'll also read about: • What's new in tvOS 16 • Which Apple TV model to buy—or whether you should get different hardware instead • Getting the most out of your the Siri Remote (either version) • Alternatives to the Siri Remote • Using a game controller with Apple TV • Controlling Apple TV with Shortcuts • Using AirPlay to beam the display of your Mac or iPhone screen to your TV • Making Mac or iOS/iPadOS audio play through your TV’s speakers • Running iTunes Home Sharing to play media from a local computer • What you can do with Conference Room Display mode • How to tell whether an iOS/iPadOS app includes a free copy of its Apple TV version • How to reset or restore an Apple TV—useful for troubleshooting or for handing your device to a new owner
Explore everything your Apple Watch can do in watchOS 9! Version 3.1, updated January 15, 2023 This book helps you pick out an Apple Watch, discusses what the watch is good for, covers the controls and navigation, and describes how to use the core apps.n The Apple Watch has become the world's best-selling watch, as well as the most popular wearable digital device. Since the device's introduction in 2015, Apple has developed numerous new watch product lines, vastly expanded the device's capabilities, and enabled developers to create entirely new apps and tools. The Apple Watch hides an enormous amount of technical complexity behind that unassuming touch screen, and with help from author Jeff Carlson, you'll unlock every last bit of its power. Take Control of Apple Watch covers all Apple Watch models through Series 8, the Apple Watch SE (2022), and Apple Watch Ultra, as well as all the new features introduced in watchOS 9. Jeff walks you through getting to know the Apple Watch (including how to pick one out if you haven’t already), along with topics that teach you how to navigate among the watch’s screens with the physical controls, taps on the screen, and Siri. You’ll also find advice on customizing watch faces and sharing them with others; taking advantage of the electrocardiogram (ECG) capability and blood oxygen sensor, plus the temperature sensors introduced in the Series 8 and Ultra; getting the notifications you want; handling text and voice communications; using Apple’s core apps; and monitoring your heart rate, hearing, and monthly cycle to improve your overall health. A final chapter discusses taking care of your Apple Watch, including recharging, restarting, resetting, and restoring. Among the many topics covered in the book are: • Picking out and setting up your own Apple Watch—covers models up through Series 8, Apple Watch SE (2022), and Apple Watch Ultra • Making watch face complications work for you • Using the Control Center and Dock • Understanding how the watch interacts with your iPhone (including how to control your watch with your iPhone) • Staying connected using a cellular-enabled Apple Watch model • Using Siri on your watch for a wide variety of tasks • Tracking your exercise, even when you leave your iPhone at home • Using your watch to monitor sleep data • Placing and receiving phone calls on the watch • Getting navigation directions (and using the redesigned Compass app, including waypoints and the Backtrack feature introduced in watchOS 9) • Using the Walkie-Talkie feature to chat with other Apple Watch owners • Sending default (and customized) text messages—and even sending money via Messages • Seeing email from only certain people • Adding calendar events and reminders • Loading your watch with photos and using them to create new watch faces • Doing workouts with Apple Fitness+ • Finding people, devices, and items • Controlling your home with HomeKit-compatible devices • Triggering the iPhone’s camera remotely using the watch • Paying at contactless terminals using Apple Pay • Putting tickets on your watch • Using health-related features such as the blood oxygen sensor and medication reminders, plus the ECG, Cycle Tracking, and Noise apps • Detecting falls and (with newer watch models) car crashes, and automatically calling for help • Controlling an Apple TV, or Music on a Mac with the Remote app • Unlocking a Mac (and authenticating certain actions) with your watch • Adding apps to the watch via your iPhone or the watch's built-in App Store • Resetting a messed-up Apple Watch and force-quitting an app
Master networking, privacy, and security for iOS and iPadOS! Version 3.2, updated March 8, 2023 This book describes how to securely use your iPhone and iPod touch with iOS 16 and iPad with iPadOS 16 on Wi-Fi and cellular/mobile networks, making connections with ease while protecting your data and your privacy.n Your iPhone and iPad have become the center of your digital identity, and it’s easy to lose track of all the ways in which Apple and other parties access your data legitimately—or without your full knowledge and consent. While Apple nearly always errs on the side of disclosure and permission, many other firms don’t. This book comprehensively explains how to configure iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and iCloud-based services to best protect your privacy with messaging, email, browsing, and much more. The book also shows you how to ensure your devices and data are secure from intrusion from attackers of all types. Take Control of iOS & iPadOS Privacy and Security covers how to configure the hundreds of privacy and data sharing settings Apple offers in iOS and iPadOS, and which it mediates for third-party apps. You’ll learn how Safari has been increasingly hardened to protect your web surfing habits, personal data, and identity—particularly with the addition of the iCloud Private Relay, an option for iCloud+ subscribers to anonymize their Safari browsing. In addition to privacy and security, this book also teaches you everything you need to know about networking, whether you’re using 3G, 4G LTE, or 5G cellular, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, or combinations of all of them; as well as about AirDrop, AirPlay, Airplane Mode, Personal Hotspot, and tethering. You’ll learn how to: • Master the options for a Personal Hotspot for yourself and in a Family Sharing group. • Troubleshoot problematic Wi-Fi connections. • Set up a device securely from the moment you power up a new or newly restored iPhone or iPad. • Manage Apple’s new built-in second factor verification code generator for extra-secure website and app logins. • Get to know Apple’s passkeys, a new high-security but easy-to-use website login system with industry-wide support. • Protect your email by using an address Apple manages and relays messages through for you. • Understand Safari’s blocking techniques and how to review websites’ attempts to track you. • Learn about Apple’s privacy-challenging changes designed to improve the safety of children, both those using Apple hardware and those who suffer abuse. • Optimize cellular data use to avoid throttling or overage charges, while always getting the best throughput. • Understand why Apple might ask for your iPhone, iPad, or Mac password when you log in on a new device using two-factor authentication. • Figure out whether an embedded SIM (eSIM) is right for you—or the only choice. • Share a Wi-Fi password with nearby contacts and via a QR Code. • Differentiate between encrypted data sessions and end-to-end encryption. • Stream music and video to other devices with AirPlay 2. • Deter brute-force cracking by relying on a USB Accessories timeout. • Engage Lockdown Mode when directly targeted by high-end attackers, such as government spies—from your or another nation—and criminal organizations. • Configure Bluetooth devices. • Transfer files between iOS and macOS with AirDrop. • Block creeps from iMessage, FaceTime, text messages, and phone calls. • Secure your data in transit with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. • Protect Apple ID account and iCloud data from unwanted access at a regular level and via the new Safety Check, designed to let you review or sever digital connections with people you know who may wish you harm.
Learn how to unleash your inner Unix geek! Version 3.2.1, updated December 23, 2022 This book introduces you to the Mac’s command line environment, teaching you how to use the Terminal utility to accomplish useful, interesting tasks that are either difficult or impossible to do in the graphical interface.n If you've ever thought you should learn to use the Unix command line that underlies macOS, or felt at sea when typing commands into Terminal, Joe Kissell is here to help! With this 228-page book, you'll become comfortable working on the Mac's command line, starting with the fundamentals and adding more advanced topics as your knowledge increases. Now includes complete coverage of Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, and zsh! Joe includes 66 real-life "recipes" for tasks that are best done from the command line, as well as directions for working with permissions, carrying out grep-based searches, creating shell scripts, and installing Unix software. The book begins by teaching you these core concepts: • The differences among Unix, a command line, a shell, and Terminal • Exactly how commands, arguments, and flags work • The basics of Terminal's interface and how to customize it Next, it's on to the command line, where you'll learn: • How to navigate your Mac's directory structure • Basic file management: creating, copying, moving, renaming, opening, viewing, and deleting files • Creating symbolic links • The types of command-line programs • How to start and stop a command-line program • How to edit a text file in nano • How to customize your prompt and other shell defaults • The importance of your PATH and how to change it, if you need to • How to get help (Joe goes way beyond telling you to read the man pages) You'll extend your skills as you discover how to: • Create basic shell scripts to automate repetitive tasks. • Make shell scripts that have variables, user input, conditional statements, loops, and math. • See which programs are running and what system resources they're consuming. • Quit programs that refuse to quit normally. • Enable the command line to interact with the Finder. • Control another Mac via its command line with ssh. • Understand and change an item's permissions, owner, and group. • Run commands as the root user using sudo. • Handle output with pipe (|) or redirect (> or <). • Use grep to search for text patterns in files and filter output. • Install new command-line software from scratch or with a package manager. • Use handy shortcuts in the Terminal app itself and in zsh. Questions answered include: • What changed on the command line in macOS 12 Monterey and macOS 11 Big Sur? (Not much, unless you have an M-series Mac!) • What changed on the command line in macOS 10.15 Catalina? (A lot!) • What are the differences between the zsh shell and the bash shell? • Which shell am I using, and how can I change my default shell? • How do I quickly figure out the path to an item on my Mac? • How can I customize my Terminal window so I can see man pages behind it? • How can I make a shortcut to avoid retyping the same long command? • Is there a trick for entering a long path quickly? • What should I say when someone asks if I know how to use vi? • How do I change my prompt to suit my mood or needs? • What is Command Line Tools for Xcode? • When it comes to package managers, which one should I use? Finally, to help you put it all together, the book showcases 66 real-world "recipes" that combine commands to perform useful tasks, such as listing users who've logged in recently, manipulating graphics, using a separate FileVault password, creating and editing user accounts, figuring out why a disk won't eject, copying the source code of a webpage, determining which apps have open connections to the internet, flushing the DNS cache, finding out why a Mac won't sleep, sending an SMS message, and deleting stubborn items from the Trash.
Master Apple’s Photos app in macOS, iOS, and iPadOS! Version 3.1, updated November 24, 2022 This book introduces you to the many features of Apple’s Photos app on Mac, iPad, and iPhone, with advice on navigating the interface, editing your images, searching your library like a pro, syncing with iCloud Photos, sharing photos with others, and creating photo books.n Get to know Apple’s Photos app and how best to use it to import, manage, edit, sync, and share your photos in Ventura and iOS 16/iPadOS 16! As the successor to Apple’s iPhoto and Aperture apps, Photos has a more refined interface and deeper connections to iCloud, and it runs faster. Following the expert advice of Jason Snell, publisher of Six Colors and former lead editor at Macworld, you’ll learn how to navigate Photos like a pro! In this book, you’ll learn how to: • Import photos from cameras, mobile devices, or memory cards • Navigate the Photos interface, including the sidebar and icons • View, edit, or disable Live Photos • Organize your library by using enhanced search features, adding metadata, building albums, and creating smart albums • Locate and remove duplicate photos • Search for text, faces, and other objects in photos • Edit your photos using quick fixes like cropping, applying filters, and fixing red-eye and rotation problems • Use advanced editing techniques within Photos and edit using external apps like Photoshop • Manage your photo collection using the Memories and People features, and get summary views • Sync and share individual photos and videos with iCloud • Use iCloud Shared Photos to share a separate library with up to five other people • Work with multiple Photos libraries • Show off your photos on an iPhone or iPad, including customizing your lock screen • Use the Camera app in iOS/iPadOS to capture photos and videos • View your photos on an Apple TV • Share your photos via social media, export them out of Photos, or turn them into slideshows • Create printed objects (such as books and calendars) from your photos using third-party services
Edit and enhance your PDFs easily with PDFpen 13! Version 3.0, updated May 3, 2021 This book tells you how create, edit, and enhance PDF documents on your Mac with PDFpen 13 and PDFpenPro 13, and on the go with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.n These days, an ever-increasing amount of “paper”—contracts, tax forms, bills, reports, and more—comes into our lives as PDF files. We generate this virtual paper too, since it’s so much easier to save a document as a PDF and send it to a colleague via email than it is to print and send via fax or email. To read, edit, and manipulate all these PDFs, you need the appropriate tools and skills. Given the high price of Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, many Mac users have turned to Smile’s affordable PDFpen apps to help them sign PDF forms, handle scanned documents, make changes in existing PDFs, create new PDFs from a variety of sources, and to export PDFs to other file formats (including Word and Excel). With Take Control of PDFpen, you’ll learn how to do all these tasks and more on your Mac with PDFpen or PDFpenPro or on the go with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone. If you haven’t used PDFpen before, this free book is an excellent way to find out what it has to offer. TidBITS members can save 20% on all Smile products purchased through the Smile cart, including PDFpen 13 and PDFpenPro 13. To learn more, visit the Membership Benefits page. To access the coupon code, make sure you've logged in and click through from the Your Member Benefits page. Take Control of PDFpen begins with a guide to purchasing options: PDFpen versus PDFpenPro, from Smile versus the Mac App Store, and the advantages of the iOS/iPadOS version. Next, you’ll meet PDFpen with an overview of the PDF format and a tour of the interface. With the basics out of the way, highlights of what you’ll learn to do include: • Add and remove pages, and combine pages from multiple files into one PDF. • Mark up a PDF with highlights, comments, editing marks, and more. • Compare two different parts of a PDF with the Split View. • Edit a PDF by fixing typos, adding text, formatting text, and redacting confidential text. • Scan a document into a PDF, and make the text editable with OCR—with single or multiple documents. • Add photos or scans to a PDF quickly with Continuity Camera and an iOS/iPadOS device. • View and work with OCRed text in the OCR layer (PDFpenPro only) • Add clickable links, headers, footers, page numbers, and images. • Annotate a document with lines, shapes, text, and callouts. • Make a clickable table of contents (PDFpenPro only). • Add a watermark to each page of a PDF. • Password-protect a PDF. And (PDFpenPro only), prevent others from printing or editing a PDF. • Turn a PDF into a formatted Microsoft Word document, or (PDFpenPro only) export it in Excel or PowerPoint format. • Reduce the size of your PDFs. • Create blank PDFs with stationery. • Add a digital signature with DocuSign (PDFpenPro only). And, you’ll find directions for working with PDF forms: • Fill out forms with ease. • Add a handwritten signature. • Apply a digital signing certificate. • Print just form entries on a pre-printed form. • Create an interactive PDF form (PDFpenPro only) that can collect data and send it to you via email or the web. You can add an interactive signature field, which makes it easy for the form to be signed online. An appendix describes the useful AppleScripts that ship with PDFpen. This ebook was created in collaboration with Smile, with PDFpen's developers tech editing the book.
Zoom your videoconferencing skills to a new level! Version 3.0, updated July 22, 2022 This book explains how to use the Zoom videoconferencing service from start to finish. It offers detailed instructions, warnings, and tips from installing and configuration of Zoom software, through setup and participation, and how to host meetings.n The pandemic introduced hundreds of millions of people to videoconferencing, and many of us still videoconference frequently as part of our work, school, and socializing—we’ve gone from zero to Zoom and stayed there! Even if you’ve been using Zoom for years, you may still find regular frustrations as you attempt to share a screen, control audio and video options, interact in a meeting, or act as a meeting host. Zoom’s makers constantly tweak the app and system, adding major features with no warning and modifying existing ones. You don’t have to stay on top of that to get the most out of Zoom, because this book is here to help you. Experienced users will discover hundreds of tips to improve meetings, whether as a participant or a host. Find out how to look and sound your best in a meeting, share app windows or screens, arrange video panels, and work with multiple displays. Become a nuanced presenter in Zoom using Keynote, PowerPoint, or Zoom’s built-in Slides as Virtual Background feature. Record sessions normally or capture multiple audio tracks and video streams in Zoom for later editing. Those new to Zoom will learn which Zoom app fits your purpose best, how to configure your account and app, how to chat in a meeting, and how to create and manage your own meetings. If you host meetings, you’ll find this book invaluable in teaching you how to plan a meeting, start it up, and manage it safely, as you appoint co-hosts, run polls, create breakout rooms, and moderate participants. And for those involved in or interested in livestreaming Zoom to services like YouTube Live or Twitch, this book has all the information you need. The book also includes a chapter on Zoom whiteboards, a feature added in April 2022. This book covers the current state of Zoom privacy and security, including the difference between Zoom’s standard meeting security and its enhanced end-to-end encryption (E2EE), and how to manage your own privacy and—for hosts—that of meeting participants. Topics include: • How to install and configure Zoom • Choosing whether or when to use the Zoom web app • Configuring your physical setup and hardware for best audio and video quality • Mastering meeting participation, including the various methods of “speaking up” • Zoom’s many mobile and desktop views for seeing other people and shared screens • Navigating limitations to access presenter’s controls and notes with PowerPoint and Keynote • Finding the best combination of screens and devices to manage each of your presentations • Becoming a host and starting meetings with one other person or 1,000 • Livestreaming meetings to services run by Facebook, Twitch, Vimeo, and YouTube • Conducting polls and managing breakout rooms • Using Zoom’s free, built-in transcription and captioning • How to preserve your privacy when sharing apps, presentations, or other parts of your screen • Collaborating inside or outside meetings using the new whiteboard features in Zoom desktop apps • Recording a meeting, and managing multiple audio tracks and video streams for later editing • Deciding whether to upgrade to a paid Zoom tier for meetings you host • Taking advantage of Apple-specific audio and video features • Zoom’s security options, including end-to-end encryption • How co-host and alternate host roles work in managing a meeting
Digitize your documents while reducing incoming and outgoing paper! Updated 03/21/2017 Join Joe Kissell as he helps you clear the chaos of an office overflowing with paper. With Joe’s guidance you can develop a personal clean-up strategy and choose your Mac-compatible tools—a scanner and the software you need to perform OCR (optical character recognition)—plus devices and services for storing your digitized documents and tools to categorize, locate, and view your digital document collections. Once you have your gear in hand, Joe shows you how to convert your paper documents to digitized files and gives you ideas for how to organize your office workflow, explaining how to develop day-to-day techniques that reduce the amount of time you spend pressing buttons, launching software, and managing documents. Bonus! The book also comes with downloadable “folder action” AppleScripts that simplify the process of OCR-ing PDFs in Adobe Acrobat, ABBYY FineReader Express, PDFpen/PDFpenPro, and Readiris. Save or move a PDF in the appropriate folder, and the script does the rest! You’ll master these paper-reducing skills: • Scanning or photographing documents you find while out and about—business cards, receipts, menus, flyers, and more—so you keep only digitized versions. Joe discusses a variety of mobile scanning options, with an emphasis on using a camera-equipped iOS device, but with mention of a few options for Android smartphones. • Creating a digitized image of your signature so you can sign and share documents digitally, rather than printing them for the sole purpose of signing them with a pen. • Setting up your computer to send and receive faxes so you can avoid using a physical fax machine with paper input and output. Joe describes online fax services and using a fax modem (note that fax modem support is not available in macOS 10.12 Sierra). Joe also discusses standard techniques for reducing paper—paperless billing, online bank statements, reducing unwanted catalogs and junk mail, and more, as well as less common practices, such as paperless postal mail services and check depositing services. You’ll find answers to numerous questions, including: • What is a searchable PDF, and why is it key to a paperless office? • What differentiates document scanners from other types of scanners? • What’s a book scanner? • What if I need a mobile, portable scanner? • What does TWAIN stand for, and should my scanner support it? • Why do I need OCR software, and what features should I look for? • What scanners and OCR products does Joe recommend? • How can I automate my workflow for scanning documents? • How should I name and file my digitized documents? • What paper documents should I keep in physical form? • How do I use common tools to add a signature to a PDF? • How can I access my digital documents remotely? • How should I back up my important digital documents?
In full colour and straightforward, jargon-free language, iPhone for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd edition, gives you all the information you need to get up and running with your new iPhone and quickly feel you are in control of it. iPhone for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd edition covers everything you need to know to keep fully connected. With your iPhone in your pocket you are only ever a couple of taps away from friends and family. Learn how to: Make and receive phone calls Text with the Messages app, including a variety of new fun features Make video calls with FaceTime Set up and use email accounts Use Settings to customise your iPhone exactly to your style and requirement Use Apple Pay on your iPhone to pay securely – no need to carry your wallet all the time Master the Control Center Explore the entire iTunes Music library, share music, videos, apps, calendars and photos with family members – stay in the loop with children and grandchildren! Apps are at the heart of the iPhone and iPhone for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd edition gives a comprehensive introduction to using the preinstalled apps. It then shows how to find and download apps from the Apple App Store for: Going on vacation Online shopping Social networking Hobbies Music and videos Books Photos Keeping up-to-date with everyday tasks, through the use of the Notes, Calendar, Contacts and Reminders apps Health and wellbeing, using the Health app that is designed to collate a range of health and fitness information An in-depth chapter on iCloud, Apple's online storage, sharing and backup service, explains how iCloud works and shows how it can automatically store your data and share your photos so you don’t have to worry about losing information should anything happen to your iPhone. This 3rd edition of this popular title is updated to cover the latest operating system, iOS 10, and its array of new features. It is illustrated using the iPhone 7, but is suitable for all iPhones with iOS 10. It is written in larger type, for easier reading, and with the Senior reader in mind. iPhone for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd edition takes the mystery out of using your iPhone and shows how it can become your most useful digital companion, ready to help keep you in touch, up-to-date and entertained.