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How to Sync iMessages Across Your Apple Devices

  Matt Cone       September 8, 2021

iMessage is Apple’s end-to-end encrypted instant messaging service that you can use to send text messages, photos, and more to other people who own Apple devices. You can turn on an iCloud feature to synchronize your iMessages across all of your devices. That way, when you send or receive an iMessage, that message will be viewable on all of your Apple devices. Here’s how to set up your iPhone or iPad to sync iMessages across your other Apple devices:

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Protecting Your Privacy While Using Apple Devices

  Matt Cone       September 5, 2021

Macinstruct has been a strong advocate of Apple and its products for over twenty years. Unfortunately, some of Apple’s recent design decisions have undermined our faith in Apple’s commitment to privacy. We’re now encouraging readers to protect their privacy by disabling certain Apple features. In situations where privacy is a hard requirement, it may be necessary to consider using non-Apple hardware and software. This article provides an overview of our recommendations and your options.

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See How Much RAM is Installed in Your Mac

  Matt Cone       September 4, 2021

Do you know how much RAM is installed in your Mac? You should. RAM, or random access memory, stores the code and instructions for macOS and any applications open on your Mac. The more RAM you have, the more applications you can have open at once. Knowing how much RAM you have installed in your Mac is an important piece of information that could change how you use your computer.

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How to Read Kindle Books on a Mac

  Matt Cone       September 4, 2021

Amazon’s Kindle devices have become synonymous with ebooks. But did you know that there’s also a way to read Kindle books on a Mac? With the free Kindle application for Mac, you can read all of your Kindle books on your Mac — for free. Here’s how to read Kindle books on a Mac: Download and install the free Kindle app for Mac. It’s available from Apple’s App Store.

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How to Check Which Version of iPadOS Your iPad is Using

  Matt Cone       September 3, 2021

All iPads come with the iPadOS operating system preinstalled, but depending on how you have your settings configured, your iPad may have an older version of iPadOS installed. Fortunately, it’s quick and easy to check which version of iPadOS is installed on your iPad. Here’s how to check which version of iPadOS your iPad is using: From the home screen, tap Settings. Tap General. Tap About, as shown below.

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How to Save PDF Files on an iPad

  Matt Cone       September 2, 2021

You probably know that you can read PDF documents on your iPad, but did you know that you can also save PDF files to the Books app on your iPad? This is useful for saving free ebooks in PDF file format from websites like Open Library. You also can save anything from bank statements and college course syllabi to scanned documents and tenant agreements. It’s not a stretch to say that your iPad could become a portable document management system!

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How to Read Kindle Books on an iPhone

  Matt Cone       September 1, 2021

Amazon’s Kindle devices have become synonymous with ebooks. But did you know that there’s also a way to read Kindle books on an iPhone? With the free Kindle application for iPhone, you can read all of your Kindle books on your iPhone — for free. Here’s how to read Kindle books on an iPhone: Download and install the free Kindle app for iPhone. It’s available from Apple’s App Store.

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How to Check Which Version of iOS Your iPhone is Using

  Matt Cone       August 31, 2021

All iPhones come with the iOS operating system preinstalled, but depending on how you have your settings configured, your iPhone may have an older version of iOS installed. Fortunately, it’s quick and easy to check which version of iOS is installed on your iPhone. Here’s how to check which version of iOS your iPhone is using: From the home screen, tap Settings. Tap General, as shown below.

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How to Right Click on a Mac

  Matt Cone       August 30, 2021

Think you can’t right click while using a Mac? Let’s dispel that common rumor right away: You can right click on a Mac! Don’t let the single trackpad and mouse button fool you. Both the MacBook trackpad and Apple mouse can be configured to right click. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to right click on a Mac. What Right Clicking on a Mac Does If you have a Mac and you haven’t been right clicking, you’ve been missing out on a lot of cool functionality.

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How to Check Which Version of macOS Your Mac is Using

  Matt Cone       August 29, 2021

All Macs come with the macOS operating system preinstalled, but depending on how you have your system settings configured, your Mac may have an older version of macOS installed. Fortunately, it’s quick and easy to check which version of macOS is installed on your Mac. Here’s how to check which version of macOS your Mac is using: From the Apple menu, select About This Mac, as shown below.



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