Saturday, November 4, 2017

How to Get Bcc Field or Blind Carbon Copy Field on Mac Mail

One common frustration regarding Apple design are the choices they make for default tasks in their software. Many times they change the default configurations in software upgrades.

You might ask, what the heck happened to Bcc? In the default configuration, Apple currently has the Bcc field configuration turned off, and only the cc field configuration turned on.

To turn Bcc on, you can simultaneously  type/press the Command-Option-B keys.

You can also go the VIEW menu and look for the option to check the Bcc Address Field. It will stay on in subsequent emails, unless you deselect it from the menu or press Command-Option-B again.

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cc means carbon copy, and bcc means blind carbon copy. The terms originate from old-fashioned paper letter when carbon paper was used to type a second letter underneath the original letter in a typewriter.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Apple Magic Keyboard Brings the Connected Numeric Keypad to the Table or Lap


Apple Magic Keyboard With Number Pad Review from zollotech.

The new Apple Magic Keyboard now offers a numeric keypad on a wireless keyboard from Apple.

The keyboard also offers recharging with a Lightning cable.

Users can use the keyboard wirelessly or directly connected with the Lightning cable.




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

How to See Phone Numbers and Unblock Numbers that Have Been Blocked on on iPhone

Touch the Settings icon on the Home Screen of your Apple iPhone.

Touch the listing for Phone, or Messages, or or FaceTime.

If "Phone" is touched, then touch Call Blocking and Identification, and a list of phone numbers blocked will appear.

If you want to unblock a phone number, touch "Edit" in the upper right corner of the phone, and red circles enclosing a minus sign will appear before each number listing.

Touch the red circle/minus sign, and the number will disappear from the list and the number will be unblocked.

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If "Messages" touched, scroll down to "Blocked" under the SMS/MMS heading, then touch Blocked, and a list of phone numbers blocked will appear.

If you want to unblock messaging from a phone number, touch "Edit" in the upper right corner of the phone, and red circles enclosing a minus sign will appear before each number listing.

Touch the red circle/minus sign, and the number will disappear from the list and the number will be unblocked.

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If "Facetime" is touched, scroll down to "Blocked" under the CALLS heading, then touch Blocked, and a list of phone numbers blocked will appear.

If you want to unblock FaceTime blocking from a phone number, touch "Edit" in the upper right corner of the phone, and red circles enclosing a minus sign will appear before each number listing.

Touch the red circle/minus sign, and the number will disappear from the list and the number will be unblocked.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Apple iPhone Reviews from WIRED and The Verge


WIRED's David Pierce reviews the new iPhone 8: No you can't unlock it with your face, but it's still a very nice phone with a great camera.

New features include ...

Wireless charging is slow, but convenient.

Battery life is about the same as Apple iPhone 7.

A new processor A11 Bionic with custom GPU and a separate chip for neural networks is reported to be fast.

Automatic white balance.

The camera and processor combined provide great capabilities for photography.



The Verge: The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are pretty much the same as their predecessors, but with wireless charging capability, rear dual-camera system (on the iPhone 8 Plus) and Apple's new powerful A11 Bionic processor. 

The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are similar to recent predecessors iPhones, but with wireless charging capability, rear dual-camera system (on the iPhone 8 Plus) and Apple's new powerful A11 Bionic processor.

Though the iPhone 8 basically has the same software as Apple’s new iPhone X, but lacks the futuristic edge-edge design of the iPhone X and Apple’s new Face ID.

The Apple iPhone 8 will start at $699 for a 64GB model, while the 8 Plus will start at $799 for 64GB of storage. Both phones will be available for preorder starting Friday, September 15th, with a release date a week later on September 22, 2017.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Stop Your Mac from Inserting a Period When the Space Bar Is Pressed Twice -- Mac Assuming End of Sentence

In Mac OS Sierra, you may have become annoyed that your Mac inserts a period, as if it assumes a user is at the end of a sentence when pressing the spacebar twice. Users may be working with data or other formatting, an often don't want the period inserted.

This is another example where Apple changes behavior of the Mac operating system without notification for end users.

Fortunately the automatic insertion of a period can be disabled.

Go to ...

Apple Menu >> System Preferences ...

If necessary, select the LEFT ARROW or ICON for the front panel for preferences.

Select Keyboard

Select the Text tab

Uncheck "Add period with double-space"

Close System Preferences

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ten Apple iPhone and Apple iPad Gestures You Might Not Know

Zollotech shows 10 gestures that you may not be aware of and can speed up using your iPhone or iPad every day.

Monday, January 2, 2017

How to Reset Apple Magic Trackpad or Apple Magic Keyboard; Connecting to a New or Different Computer

If you connected your Magic Trackpad or Magic Keyboard with one Mac and want to use it with a different Mac, you have to reset each one of the input devices.

First, confirm that Bluetooth is activated on the Mac. Go to System Preferences => Bluetooth. Check "On

Turn off the Trackpad. Hold down the Power Button on the trackpad or keyboard. A green light will go on, and then will go off as you hold down the button.

From the Bluetooth menu in the menu bar, click Set Up Bluetooth Device... or Open Bluetooth Preferences...

A panel will open with a list of nearby discoverable Bluetooth devices. A Pair Button might appear at the right of each listing.

Next turn on the trackpad or keyboard ...

Hold the Power Button on the Magic Trackpad down for five seconds until the green light starts flashing.

As soon as the trackpad or keyboard appears, click on the Pair button for the appropriate listing. You might not see a user-friendly name listed. Instead, you might see an address number for the trackpad or keyboard appear on the list. Your clue is the icon on the left, which will show a trackpad or keyboard.

Sometimes timing the green light flashes with the clicking of the Pair button are a little tricky. You might get a message that reports the trackpad or keyboard failed to connect.

If the input device (trackpad or keyboard) fails to connect with the computer, power it down by holding the power button for about 5 seconds. The green light will activate and then turn off.

Next power on again by pressing the power button for 5 seconds, and be ready to click the Pair button for the respective device while the green light flashes. The trackpad or keyboard should connect by the second or third attempt.

When the keyboard connects, the user is prompted to enter a series of characters (letters and numbers) to further confirm the connection or pairing between the computer and the keyboard.

On newer versions of MacOS, battery power is indicated for each device. Battery life for the Apple products is not the greatest. Rechargeable batteries are recommended. Changing the batteries does not require a repeat pair process.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Siri Can't Hear Me, or Webcam Doesn't Have Sound Input on Mac Mini

If you have a Mac Mini and Siri doesn't work on MacOS Sierra, the first reason might be that there is no built-in microphone on the Mac Mini. The easiest way to capture audio is by using a webcam attached to a USB port.

You have to make sure your audio input is set for the webcam, and not "Line-in" when you are using a webcam ...

Go to System Prefs -> Sound. Click the "Input" tab. Then select your webcam. The webcam might show as "unknown audio device" in the preferences panel.

If you attach a webcam after the Mac Mini has booted, there is a possibility that audio input from the webcam won't work until the Mac Mini is booted while webcam is connected.

Simply reboot the Mac Mini with the webcam attached. Check for success by testing with Siri.

If the audio still doesn't work, there is probably a problem with the webcam. Try another webcam.