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Mr Mac Update January 15

Hello There Macintosh User!

If you are getting this email you have sometime been a client of mine — Thank you for your past custom! Like the Mr Mac Facebook page for regular updates: Website/blog:

I am now able to accept payment via VISA or MasterCard Credit Cards, with no surcharge

1. Pocket Drive Turn your iPhone or iPad into a storage device – if you’ve any room left on it! This freebie (with in-app purchases) lets you store stuff on the free area of your device sort of like a USB thumb drive.

2. Battery Doctor This popular freebie is for monitoring your battery, it’s charging specifics and what is going on with the apps as to how the battery is used. Fun.

3. Translate Languages In Real Time Speak and this app speaks what you have said in any of 66 languages! A bit like Star Trek for free. The $5 paid version has no ads and can switch between the Google and Microsoft translation engines. All in all pretty awesome.

4. Recover Deleted iPhone Photos We’ve all deleted photos and regretted it later. Actually within a month they can be recovered…

5. iPhone Camera Tips While we’re on the iPhone, this short video shows some clever things to make your camera even more awesome.

6. Desktop Images Wallpapers Wide have thousands of free images that you can download, pop into a folder somewhere then tell System Preferences/Desktop & Screensaver/Desktop to use it for your Desktop. Click the Folders icon and choose the folder where you stored the images and tell it how often to change them.

7. Google Remote Desktop As usual with Google it’s free. Control your computer at home remotely with your iPhone or iPad

8. Duet Display to Use Your iPad As 2nd Display A very clever solution for an extra screen: use your iPad! For $15 from the App Store their software lets your regular Lightning cable for iPhone or iPad link it to your computer and give you 2 screens. Great for smaller computers like laptops.

9. Set Up Family Sharing Although it a bit of a fiddle to work through the screens to set it up, family sharing is great if there are several members of your mob who need to share an Apple ID and credit card. They can access all the content across up to 6 devices and keep tabs on the location of the members! For free…

10. Audio Hijack 3 Long popular as a means to capture audio on your Mac from any source: a Skype conversation, the sound from a DVD, sound from your browser or also to sweeten the sound you have. Audio HiJack Pro has become Audio Hijack 3 with a welcome overhaul of the previously difficult to use interface. At $50 its a handy tool if you do any of these things.

11. A Reminder of My rates I charge $110 per hour including GST. No call-out fee or travel charge in the Byron Shire. Half hour minimum. Telephone support costs the same in 15 minute increments. Email support is still free! Please include plenty of detail in your email inquiries. Serving the Byron Macintosh community for Over 14 Years Until next time, Thank you Tommi ;>) 0418 408 869

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