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    SOLVED iOS maps, voices

    You’re right, Cory. As usual. Thank you.
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    SOLVED iOS maps, voices

    I have been using the Direction (navigation) feature on i-phone for some years, latterly on an i-Phone XR. I have 13.2 software, fully up-dated. I am sure that in previous software versions I had options for choosing the voice working through Carplay (male/female, national accents [English...
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    Notepad Alternative

    I updated to Catalina this morning. [MacBook Pro 2016]. Did you mean 'Notes'? No probs with Notes. Your question is unclear anyway. Did you mean 'supported' rather than 'supposed'?
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    New to iMac.....reassurance needed.

    External storage is pretty cheap. I believe Apple have stopped selling their own Time Capsule but any computer outlet, real shop or Amazon etc, ought to be able to supply. Since you have a large on-board disc storage you ought to choose a capacity well above that for your external storage -...
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    New to iMac.....reassurance needed.

    First, GET THAT BOX OPENED! Setting up is straightforward and the system will take you through the steps. Once you are set up, go to the little Apple symbol in the top left of the screen & click on it; go to 'About this Mac". There you will find the details of your Device incl the OPS (probably...
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    New to iMac.....reassurance needed.

    Fonzo, Welcome to the world (or should it be universe) of Apple Mac. I made the jump in 2010. I found Dummies books a little limited. There are others published by Peachpit and Minute Help Guides. It is worth reading several. My preferences for more than a few years have been the Missing...
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    Speeding up older Macs

    Thank you, Cory. To concentrate on my 2011 i-Mac, there is 12Gb memory and about half of the 500Gb storage available. As to Norton, I suppose I am always worried by 'invaders' so I keep that running with auto updates. Could I do something with the start up routine? The 2009 MacBook was...
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    Speeding up older Macs

    Apart from my MacBook Pro (2016), I use a mid-2011 i-Mac (High Sierra 10.13.6) and a white 2009 MacBook (Sierra 10.12.6). Neither can take any more OS updates and both are slow in reacting to almost all inputs, keyboard & Magic Mouse. I run ONYX (to suit each version of the OS) and Norton...
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    Upgrade iMac storage

    You might like to know that I have a USB Type C memory stick which has a USB1 connector at the other end. This means I can use it in either of my Macs and even with a Windows machine. Available capacities 32Gb up to 256Gb. Manufacturer seems to be YIF. Others available thro' Amazon .
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    SOLVED Automatically select best account

    After more than 3 hours this afternoon talking to Apple Support, both by telephone and online, I think we have cracked this. All my iCloud account and email details on my Mojave MacBook Pro (2016) have been rebuilt. So far the sending e-mail address selection is being obeyed. For most of the...
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    SOLVED Automatically select best account

    Thanks, Cory. I think I may float this one by the Mac help-line [to see if I can get a bite!] as it seems wrong to have to keep going back to Mail Preferences to reset the outgoing mail address.
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    SOLVED Automatically select best account

    I use Mail as provided in OS, without any modifications in macOS Mojave 10.14.3 on my MacBook Pro and the equivalent on my iMac in High Sierra 10.13.6. Under 'Mail>preferences>composing' I am offered a choice as to which address my message(s) is to be sent from. Unless I select a specific...
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    Updates Released to Fix Group FaceTime "Bug"

    How good to hear of someone willingly (and effectively) accepting iOS & MacOS updates as they arise. Allowing for some people committed to using aged and otherwise grumpy apps who cannot get them up to date, it is generally a good idea to make use of the support for the highly priced Apple...
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    macOS Mojave: The Missing Manual

    ;) Now a puzzle. Yesterday, forecast delivery for this book was weeks (Amazon US) and 1 to 3 months (Amazon UK). Today, I can order it from Amazon UK for free delivery tomorrow. Perhaps my posting last night was redundant.
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    macOS Mojave: The Missing Manual

    I've had the update to 10:14:2 for a couple of months now. Works fine - no problems at all on my 2016 MacBook Pro. BUT - what has happened to David Pogue's latest, "macOS Mojave: the Missing Manual"? I have depended upon and enjoyed his earlier macOS books going back to Snow Leopard but this...
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