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    The importance of Apple ID

    MacMentor wrote...


    I thought I'd take a page from my workshops, and blog about something I feel is quite important, that being your Apple ID. Todays blog covers the Apple Ecosystem, and the importance of your Apple Id...I hope you enjoy it!

    http://themacmentor.blogspot.com/

    Stay warm and read often!

    Best,

    Geoff Horwitz, Chief Mentor
    The MacMentor
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    Does your i Phone/ i Pad suffer from DCS (Duplicate Contact Syndrome)?

    MacMentor offers important information...


    If you are one of the millions that suffer DCS, or Duplicate Contact Syndrome on your iPhone/iPad, today is your lucky day!

    If you've upgraded to iOS 7, check out my latest blog as it tells you how to easily rid your iOS device of DCS and allow you to have a clean and healthy Contacts App...:).

    http://themacmentor.blogspot.com/

    Cheers!
    Geoff Horwitz, Chief Mentor
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    Communicating with your Apple devices

    The MacMentor says...

    I've had numerous clients come to me with questions about communicating with their kids while they are out of the country. So I figured I should blog about it, because this is something everyone needs to know.

    So check out my latest prose here: http://themacmentor.blogspot.com/ for help with your across countries communication questions...;)


    Until next time...Best to you and your devices!

    Geoff Horwitz
    Chief Mentor, The MacMentor
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    Cloud storage update

    The MacMentor speaks...

    "There has been quite a bit of change from the cloud storage providers, so I've updated my blog so you have the most recent info to help you make the best choices for yourself, your family, even your team at work!

    I hope you enjoy, and look forward to hearing back from you. You can check out the blog here:
    www.TheMacMentor.blogspot.com

    MacMentor is here to help for Apple users who "Don't know what they don't know".

    Best,

    Geoff Horwitz
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    35,000+ views on this thread???
     
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    The power of search engines

    This is a forum that is open to the public.

    By comparison this identical topic has only over 500 views on the private professional forum and over 200 views on the private paraprofessional forum

    Moral of the story...If you want to get a message out to the public our general forum is the place to go.
     
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    Considering new APPs

    Today's blog gives a bit more coverage to Camera+, AiO (for printing), Evernote, Document 5, and iTunes Festival apps.

    I hope you enjoy and the blog, and also hope you try the apps out as they will make your iPhone(s) and iPad(s) that much better! The link to the blog is below...enjoy!

    http://themacmentor.blogspot.com/2014/04/march-apps-of-week.html

    MacMentor is available to assist one on one to make your Mac use more enjoyable.

    Best,

    Geoff Horwitz

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    MacMentor and Anonymous Posting...

    I wanted to share my blog with you early, before the Social Networks get it tomorrow, as the subject of the email states, my latest blog covers Surfing the web anonymously! I give you a number of tips for things you should do to protect yourself online.


    Enjoy the blog, and please share it with those who may need it.


    http://themacmentor.blogspot.com/2014/07/how-to-browse-web-anonymously.html


    Have a great week!


    Best,

    Geoff Horwitz
    Chief Mentor, The MacMentor

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    MacMentor offers some insights on 9/6/14...

    In what will be an ongoing effort on my part, I'm working to keep you up to date on all the great new features coming in iOS 8. My latest blog is short and sweet, it simply covers the new Predictive keyboard.

    Have a read, let me know your thoughts, and as always, best to you and your devices!

    http://themacmentor.blogspot.com/2014/08/ios-8-predictive-typing-keyboard.html

    Geoff Horwitz
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    Pay bills with your iPhone as reported by the MacMentor...

    One of the most exciting things about last weeks Apple Press Conference, at least to me, was the release of information on Apple Pay, a new safe, secure way to pay for things with your iPhone. Check out my latest blog for all the details, please let me know your thoughts!

    http://themacmentor.blogspot.com/2014/09/apple-pay.html


    Until next time,
    Best,

    Geoff Horwitz
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    MacMentor reviews the iPhone6

    If you were one of the lucky ones, and got your hands on the iPhone 6 , I'm very interested to hear your thoughts! I happen to get my hands on one, and wrote a down my review in my latest blog...check it out here!

    http://themacmentor.blogspot.com/2014/09/iphone-6-first-review.html

    I hope you enjoy the review, and look for more to come about the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 in the coming weeks.

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the newest iPhone as well as iOS 8.

    Have a great week!

    Geoff Horwitz
    Chief Mentor, The MacMentor

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    iCloud information from the MacMentor...


    I know iCloud is confusing to many, so my latest blog post covers iCloud (at a very high level) and its functionality…Please have a read, and let me know your thoughts…:)
    Have a great week, and please be on the look out for more info on iCloud in the coming weeks…

    http://themacmentor.blogspot.com/2015/02/icloud-basics.html
    Best,
    Geoff Horwitz
    Chief Mentor, The MacMentor

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    MacMentor writes offers very useful help...

    Hi Everyone!
    Looking for a great, free and easy way to share pictures and videos with your iPhone, iPad and Mac using friends? Well look no further! Check out my latest blog and be sure to share with friends, family and colleagues!http://ow.ly/ZTiou

    I look forward to seeing you soon.

    Best,

    Geoff Horwitz
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    Important message from MacMentor...


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    Apple release macOS Sierra...







    Yesterday Apple released macOS Sierra, the follow up to OS X El Capitan, and the newest operating system for your Mac, below is a key point to help you avoid some potential iCloud pain.








    Files within Documents and Desktop files now available in iCloud...







    Prior to upgrading, make sure you've backed up your Mac (either using Time Machine, or some cloud service). After downloading macOS Sierra pay close attention to the workflow once the install begins. One of the new features in Sierra is the ability to put all your Desktop and Document files into iCloud. This is a feature you can enable or disable during the install workflow. If you have Gigabytes worth of files between your Desktop and Document folders, you'll need to ensure you have enough iCloud storage to enable this feature. It's one of the many great features of the new OS, but it's the one feature you need to be very aware of prior to doing the upgrade.






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    For help with the new download, or prior to the download, please call to schedule a session to ensure you have the proper amount of iCloud storage to enable this great feature.

    You can reach me at 847.902.6681.
     
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    The MacMentor discusses Siri...

    The MacMentor


    The MacMentor, helping you become an extraordinary Apple technology user, one device at a time.


    Similar to how you use Siri on an iPhone or iPad, you can now use Siri for tasks like searching for movie times, calling and messaging people, even toggling settings like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on and off! One of my favorite features in Siri for Mac is being able to search for files using Siri by saying "Show me the document I was working on last night" or "Find photos I took last month at Wrigley Field." You can even use Siri to search for information and pin the search right into a document you are currently working on!
    Siri for Apple TV

    Finally, I'd like to discuss Siri for the Apple TV (4th Generation). If you've purchased a new Apple TV (one with 32GB or 64GB of Storage), it now comes with Siri support that is accessed using the brand new remote control.

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    Apple has done a great job integrating its virtual assistant into the Apple TV. You can use Siri for things as mundane as asking Siri to play your most recent iTunes playlist, to asking Siri to search for movies staring Marlon Brando. If you are not sure what the source for a movie or TV show is, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Showtime, you can simply ask Siri to search for a title like "I want to watch Field of Dreams", and Siri will show you the Apps that have that particular movie and you can choose the source to play it! If you are not sure what you'd like to watch, say something like this: "Show me something Funny", or "Show me the new releases", and Siri will create a list of Comedies and new releases for you to choose from. And hows this for cool? You can say things like "Turn on Closed Captioning", or "Fast Forward 3 minutes" and Siri can do those for you as well! Siri can search YouTube for videos, search the App Store for games, and if you have HomeKit running through your Apple TV, you can tell Siri to set the home temperature by saying "Set home temperature to 70 degrees".

    Wow, Siri sure has come a long way since it's inception. Yes it's not perfect, and yes it can and still is getting better, but Apple has given you a wonderful tool in Siri, and I highly recommend you take advantage of all it has to offer.

    Those are just a few of the ways that Siri can assist you. I hope you found this blog helpful, if so, please share. Until next time, best to you and your devices!
     
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