Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #205: Apple’s Consistent Iteration

Apple has patched two in-the-wild vulnerabilities, and you should update your devices right away. We look at the dangers of “corrupt my file” websites. And we discuss Apple’s new product announcements.

Follow the The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

Customize the Scrivener Editor 3 – Use Styles to Format Your Scrivener Projects

In previous articles about customizing the Scrivener editor, I discussed setting up the Editor space, and customizing fonts in the Editor. This week I want to talk about using styles to format your Scrivener projects.

Styles are combinations of settings for text that you can use and re-use for consistency, and for ease of formatting, in your projects. Styles go beyond just customizing the Editor, and are one of the most powerful tools you can use to format projects.

Read the rest of the article on The L&L Blog.

To learn how to use Scrivener for Mac, Windows, and iOS, check out my book Take Control of Scrivener 3.

How Much RAM Is in an iPhone? Why Apple Doesn’t Give Specs

When you buy an iPhone, you have several options. You can choose from a few different models; you can pick a color; you can select how much storage you want. The Phone 12 starts at 128 GB, and you have two other options, 256 GB or 512 GB. This amount affects what you can put on the device: apps, photos, videos, music, etc.

But you never see any options for RAM.

If you look at specs for new Android phones however, you’ll see how much RAM the devices have. Take Google’s Pixel phones, for example. If you look at the specs for the phones, you’ll see that “Memory & Storage” is a section in the specs. The Pixel 5 has 8 GB RAM, and the Pixel 4 models only have 6 GB RAM. Might those two extra gigabytes of RAM sway a potential purchaser to opt for a more expensive phone?

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #204: CSAM, GDPR, and Android Updates

Apple pauses their new CSAM image scanning rollout, WhatsApp gets slapped with a big GDPR fine in Ireland, and Germany is mandating seven years of updates for all mobile phones. We also discuss new Mac malware, and Intego’s 100% virus detection rating.

Follow the The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

Customize the Scrivener Editor 2 – Adjusting Fonts in the Editor

In last week’s article, I explained how you can tweak the Editor to make it more comfortable to use. I discussed zooming to change the display, setting the Editor width, and adjusting margins, along with some other elements that you can change in Scrivener’s options.

This week, I want to discuss how you can work with fonts in the Editor: how to change the font, size, alignment, and more. Most writers want to set fonts once and for all, and never change them, and I’ll show you how to set the defaults for new projects.

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #203: Zero Click, Russian Fines, and Apple Wallet

A new zero-click exploit targets the iPhone, Russia fines internet companies for not storing user data in the country, and you’ll soon be able to put a driver’s license in Apple Wallet, but should you?

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Customize the Scrivener Editor 1 – Setting Up the Editor

The Editor is the section in the Scrivener window where you do your writing. While the Binder and Inspector are important, because the former helps you structure your projects, and the latter lets you store additional information about your texts, the Editor is where you probably spend the most time when working with Scrivener.

It’s important to be able to make the Editor fit your style of working, to help you forget its presence so you can just focus on the words you write. You do this by adjusting how the Editor and your text display.

In this article, I discuss adjusting the Editor view in general, and in future articles I’ll look at font settings, how to use styles, how to set up tabs and margins, and more.

Read the rest of the article on The L&L Blog.

To learn how to use Scrivener for Mac, Windows, and iOS, check out my book Take Control of Scrivener 3.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #202: How We’ve Changed Our Approach to Security and Privacy

Josh and Kirk look at some new iCloud features, and talk about how they’ve changed their security and privacy practices over the 200+ episodes of the Intego Mac Podcast.

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Write Now with Scrivener, Episode No. 4: Annik Lafarge, Author of Chasing Chopin

After a career in publishing, from being a publicist to senior editor, Annik Lafarge is now a consultant and advisor to authors. Her latest book is Chasing Chopin: A Musical Journey Across Three Centuries, Four Countries, and a Half-Dozen Revolutions. Annik talks about how important it is for authors to help market their books.

“I honestly don’t think I could have written this book without without Scrivener.”

Read more on the Scrivener Blog.

Learn more about Scrivener, and check out the ebook Take Control of Scrivener.

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How to Use Hide My Email

With the next versions of macOS, iOS, and iPadOS, due to be released in the fall, Apple is introducing Hide My Email, which allows you to create random email addresses that forward to your iCloud email address. You can use them to register for websites, apps, and services, and delete them if you don’t want to be contacted any more.

Here’s how Hide My email works.

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.