December 7, 2020 - Hammondsport Mac Users Group

ATTENDING : Tom B, Bob G, Scott S, Al J, Jim W, John M, Sandi S, Russ C, Bill M



How can I find help quickly on my Mac for any issue or App?

Use the 'Help' in top Menu for a specific application.


How can I sort (alphabetize) a list of names in Pages?

Insert a Table into your Pages document (Pages>Insert>Table>Basic) - see how



How can I stop disruptive marketing calls on my iPhone?

Select option 'Silence Unknown Callers' in Settings>Phone>Silence Unknown Callers (see full Apple howto)



I cannot link to my favorite site. Is the connection problem in my computer or is it with the link I am trying to reach?

Check DownDetector for current status of major sites such as FaceBook, Zoom, Spectrum, etc.



How can I easily add text to a photograph for captioning or labeling purposes w/o buying an expensive app?

Use Apple's Preview - Tools > Annotate >Text



How can I listen to my favorite AM or FM radio stations if I live in a poor reception area?

Use an old Mac as a server to 'broadcast' in your home to any FM radios - one inexpensive gadget that works well is the Griffin RocketFM transmitter (found occasionally on eBay for under $25).


How can I speed up my Spectrum internet and save money at the same time?

Buy a Spectrum-approved used modem on eBay to replace your rented modem/router - save monthly rental charge. Tom recently bought a used modem on eBay for $22 to upgrade his old modem and increased his internet speed from 5mbps to 115mbps as well as saving a monthly rental fee of $5.



My new WiFi router provides a choice of two networks: 5GHz or 2.4GHz - is one better?

Either is fine. 5G network is faster but has shorter wireless range; 2G has longer range but a lower maximum speed - your PW works same for both.



Are there any other free conferencing apps similar to ZOOM?

Free Conference Call



Should I update my computer to Big Sur?

Read Apple's Get Ready for Big Sur 11

Preview - Watch 2min video

Compatibility System Requirements

Key New Features and Enhancements

Note: The startup chime is back by default in macOS 11 Big Sur! (video of classic tones)



How can I know if my older apps will work with the latest Apple system update?

Check out the user-generated app reports found on Roaring Apps for all compatibility issues with all Apple Operating Systems.



Why does my Mac cursor jump around to different locations in my document while I am typing?

Read 7 Fixes to Try



Is Caller ID coming to iPhone?

Read MacWorld article.


What is STIR and SHAKEN?

STIR (Secure Telephony Identity Revisited) and SHAKEN (Signature-based Handling of Asserted Information Using toKENs) - read more


Example of a Robo call blocker:



How can I prevent malware on my iPhone?

Try Malwarebytes for iPhone - free



How do I update my iPhone and iPad to iOS14?

iOS14 update available here for iPhone 6s and up - learn how to update - MacRumors iOS 14 Review here - How to Prepare Your iPhone or iPad for iOS 14 - read here



Apple to transition Mac computers to Apple-designed processors dubbed Apple Silicon by 2022, shifting away from the Intel CPUs that have been at the core of the Mac lineup since 2005. - read Apple announcement



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