Monday, March 13, 2017

How do I know if I'm being watched too?

All this talk about wiretapping, wikileaks, hacking and such makes some of us, very edgy. 

How can you tell when your camera is active on your Macbook Air?

Next to the camera at the top, middle of your screen is a very small led indicator that comes on when your camera is active. It is pretty hard to see this hole when not active.

To see the green light - try running PhotoBooth application and you should see it.

If you fear someone might be watching you, try putting a post-it-note over the camera.




Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Using Airdrop

I use airdrop as a convenient way to transfer photos from my iphone to my Mac laptop and to transfer files from one Mac to another Mac.  If you haven't tried airdrop, you should.

There are some excellent articles on the Apple support pages:

Share content with AirDrop on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204144

Use AirDrop to send content from your Mac

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203106

Key to successfully using Airdrop is making sure your Mac and devices support Airdrop and that the user you are wanting to share with also has a Mac or device that supports Airdrop and that they are set up to receive and send.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Staying up-to-date with Twitter App for Mac

Today, I decided to try out the  Twitter app for Mac.  I installed the app from the Mac App Store.

It constantly updates to latest tweets I am following.  I also opted to keep in my dock.  The app also installs a tweet icon in the top menu bar for easy access.