(This article was initially published in April 2017 and has been updated in August 2022 with further information about adding music to a slideshow when you are on an iPad or iPhone.)
When preparing a slideshow of photos last week, using the Photos app on the Mac, we were wanting to play a particular music track with that slideshow. This slideshow was just going to be shown to family as part of the celebration of the life of a loved one.
It seemed that this should be an easy thing to do. We had completed the selection of photos for the slideshow and it was time to add the finishing touch - the music, a beautiful song by Ed Sheeran.
Frustratingly, we found that when we tried choosing the iTunes track that we wanted to use, it was 'greyed' and not able to be selected
I just had a new client pose the question about whether she should upgrade to Windows 11 - or whether she should get a new computer.
This client's laptop is still running Windows 7, so is definitely in need of an upgrade, as Microsoft will soon stop supporting Windows 7 and Windows 8.
But whether you are on Windows 7, 8 or 10, what are the considerations around whether to upgrade to Windows 11?
This morning I was looking for a video file on my Mac, and I know there are several versions of the video that I have recorded over time. I wanted the latest version, and decided to use the Search function to get to it quickly.
When Searching in Finder, I popped in a word from the name of the file and then added some extra search criteria, to limit the search results to files that have that word in the filename, and to only find video files. I then used various techniques (sorting by date, viewing the file's metadata, finding the file's location) to fine the file that I needed.
I figured it worth recording how I did this, for those of you interested in learning about Searching in Finder.
If you have an Android phone and a Mac, you will need an App if you want to transfer those photos to your Mac. (Note. If you use Google Photos, you can download your photos from there as another option. We'll just cover transferring using the app in this article.)
Here are the details of the app and the steps involved in transferring photos from your Android device to your Mac.
Are you a fan of Podcasts on the iPad and iPhone?
If you download your podcasts - perhaps so that you can listen to them on a walk - you may find that, over time, your podcast files end up chewing a large amount of valuable space on your device.
Here's how to find out how much space your Podcasts are using, and then do a quick cleanup of any you no longer need to store.
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If you have an Excel spreadsheet that you use over an over - perhaps using the Save As function to save as a new version each time you need to re-use it - it's really worth considering saving it as a Template instead.
My sister was visiting today and complained about a problem with her iPhone 12, where the iPhone would not charge on the MagSafe wireless charger. When she picked up her iPhone at the start of the day, it was flat. Very frustrating.
Co-incidentally, I had EXACTLY the same problem with my own iPhone 12 last week. I would put it on the charger, it would initially register that it was charging. But when I looked at it again a minute later, it was no longer charging.
Here's how we both resolved this problem.
At the last Technology User Group, one of the questions was about how to use the Wallet app on the iPhone - specifically, how do you get things into that Wallet.
I found myself adding some tickets to the Wallet just today, for a show that I am going to see this afternoon - and so I have recorded how I did this, for those who has never made use of this iPhone app/feature.
Yesterday, a client asked if there was a way to quickly take a screen shot of her Chrome screen - but just the part of the screen that she wanted. Unfortunately, this part of the screen would not fit on a single screen.
There is an easy way to quickly zoom the content of your Chrome or Safari screen, so that you can see more of it on the screen - and then take your screen shot.
And on an iPad or iPhone, there is a REALLY handy feature for capturing an entire web page as a single page.
If you find your Mac filling up - or perhaps have just done an upgrade and have found some Apps no longer work under the new operating system - it is worth doing of cleanup of apps that are no longer needed.
But how do you 'uninstall' apps on a Mac?
If you are familiar with Windows, you may have previously used the Add or Remove Programs option of Windows Settings. But what is the equivalent on the Mac?
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