Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #236: Install macOS Monterey on a 15-Year Old Mac

Josh has a 15-year old iMac that he wanted to be up to date with security updates, but it doesn’t support macOS Monterey. So he found a way to finagle the operating system on his old Mac. We also discuss how sharing your Netflix account might be dangerous, and how fake reviews will soon be illegal in the UK, and whether it can be enforced.

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The Next Track, Episode #233 – The End of the Sixties

No album better marks the transition from the sixties from the seventies than the Rolling Stones’ Let it Bleed.

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Compiling Your Scrivener Project: The Basics

Your Scrivener projects are meant to be temporary. You use them as you’re writing, but when you’ve finished, you need to export the text to use elsewhere. Whether you write articles, novels, non-fiction books, or screenplays, you eventually send your finished work – or your draft – to an agent or editor. This is when you use Scrivener’s compile feature, which takes the many elements in your Binder and combines them to make a single file.

Scrivener’s compile feature is complex, and in this article, I’m going to discuss the concept behind the feature, and explain how to use it in its simplest form. Future articles will go into more detail about compiling your Scrivener 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.

USB-C and Thunderbolt: Understanding Ports and Cables for Macs and iPads

The ports that you use to connect keyboards, mice, and hard drives to your Macs have changed over the years. Current Macs have USB-C, which provide standard USB speeds, along with faster Thunderbolt to compatible peripherals. But what’s the difference between USB-C and Thunderbolt ports, and how can you tell them apart? And which cables do you need to get the most out of them?

In this article, I’m going to explain what Thunderbolt and USB-C ports are, how to identify them, how they work, which features they offer, and how to choose the right cables for your needs.

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

PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 115: iPhone Camera Tips and Tricks

Millions of people take billions of photos using the built-in Camera app on their iPhones, so we wanted to do an episode all about the clever and sometimes hidden capabilities of this camera that’s always with you.

Find out more, and subscribe to the podcast, at the PhotoActive website. You can follow The PhotoActive on Twitter at @PhotoActiveCast to keep up to date with new episodes, and join our Facebook group to chat with other listeners and participate in photo challenges and more.

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #235: Everything About Your Apple ID

DuckDuckGo is beta testing a privacy-focused browser; Google is deprecating old apps in its Play Store; activation-locked AirPods are wreaking havoc on refurb companies. And we take a deep dive into managing your Apple ID, the key to all Apple services.

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Clean Up Your Texts with Scrivener

When you write your draft, you probably pay more attention to getting words on the page than to getting your texts just right. You may not pay attention to extra spaces, extra lines between paragraphs, whether headers are capitalized, and more.

Scrivener has some tools to help you fix little issues with texts. You may want to use these tools on your work as you near completion, and you may also need to use them to clean up texts you copy from other files or web pages, that may not be formatted correctly.

In this article, I’m going to tell you about two sets of Scrivener tools: Text Tidying and Transformations.

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 to Manage and Use Your Apple ID – The Complete Guide

Your Apple ID is the key that opens the door to all of Apple’s services. You use it to sign into iCloud, where you manage email, calendars, contacts, and more. You use it for purchases from Apple on the iTunes Store, or on App Stores. And you also use it to sign into Messages and FaceTime, to communicate with friends, family, and co-workers.

Since this single combination of a user name and password is so important to users of Apple devices, managing your Apple ID is important. In this article, I’ll discuss how to access settings for your Apple ID, how your Apple ID uses two-factor authentication to protect access to your device, how to set up account recovery contacts and legacy contacts, how to change your Apple ID, and much more.

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

Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #234: Apple’s Security Approach Endangers Users of macOS Big Sur & Catalina

Apple has issued new updates, but hasn’t patched two serious vulnerability for Big Sur and Catalina. We also look at a serious MailChimp data breach, and how AirTags are being used more for stalking.

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