Mac Tip: Preparing your Mac for Mountain Lion

Posted on 08. Nov, 2012 by in MAC Tip, VirtualConnections Newsletter

With the recent release of the new operating system Mountain Lion, it is good to do a little investigating before you install this new operating system. First in order to install Mountain Lion, you need to be sure you are using a MAC that is compatible and is running either OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) […]

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Mac Tip: How to Restore from iTunes

Posted on 30. Oct, 2012 by in MAC Tip, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Last issue we went through the steps for backing up your iOS device. This time we will review the steps that you will need to take in case you need to do a Restore from iTunes. To restore information from a backup, use one of the following methods after connecting your iOS device to the […]

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Mac Tip: Back up your iPhone or iPad using iTunes

Posted on 12. Oct, 2012 by in MAC Tip, VirtualConnections Newsletter

You are probably syncing your iPad and iPhone to iTunes but you may only be syncing music. What about all those contacts on your phone as well as notes, documents, and so much more. There is a back-up function built in to iTunes which makes the process pretty simple. Use these steps to manually back […]

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Mac Tip: Mail Field Customization

Posted on 14. Sep, 2012 by in MAC Tip, VirtualConnections Newsletter

If you find you never use the bcc field, there is a way that you can customize the New Message window. When you select New Message, you will see a box with a drop down arrow towards the left of the from field. Click on the Dropdown arrow and select Customize. Uncheck those fields that […]

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Mac Tip: Recent Document Settings

Posted on 29. Aug, 2012 by in MAC Tip, VirtualConnections Newsletter

If you are using MS Word for Mac you also have the option to adjust the Recent Document settings. Select Word and select Preferences Under the Authoring and Proofing Tools, select General Under Settings – scroll down and you will see ‘Track recently opened documents’ Click on the up and down arrow to adjust how […]

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Mac Tip: Find Duplicates in your iTunes Library

Posted on 07. Aug, 2012 by in MAC Tip, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Since it’s summer and we’re all spending some time at the beach or lake or even lounging on the deck relaxing and enjoying some music, here’s another iTunes tip for you. If you have added music from various sources, it’s possible you have some duplicates in your library – I know I do. To find […]

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Mac Tip: Built-In Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted on 26. Jul, 2012 by in MAC Tip, VirtualConnections Newsletter

I have been working on creating system processes over the last several months and my new favorite tool is Sticky Notes. To get started documenting a process, I simply create a Sticky Note for each step in the process. Once I have the flow documented, I can then easily create the detail for that individual […]

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Mac Tip: iTunes Library View

Posted on 13. Jul, 2012 by in MAC Tip, VirtualConnections Newsletter

When viewing your music collection in iTunes, you can specify which columns you would like to see appear on your screen. All you do is right click anywhere inside the horizontal bar where your column titles are located and uncheck those columns you do not need or perhaps there is a column you wish to […]

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Mac Tip: Undo on the iPhone and iPad

Posted on 28. Jun, 2012 by in MAC Tip, VirtualConnections Newsletter

I know I am not alone when you are trying to respond to an email or even composing an email on your iPhone and sometimes your fingers just aren’t hitting the right keys. There is a simple way to undo – just shake your iOS device and a small box will appear asking if you […]

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Mac Tip: Save Battery Life on Your iPad

Posted on 14. Jun, 2012 by in MAC Tip, VirtualConnections Newsletter

If you are traveling and need to conserve your iPad battery until you are able to charge it up, a quick fix is to adjust the brightness of your screen which is a huge drain on your battery. To adjust the setting: Select Settings Select Brightness & Wallpaper To lower the auto-brightness, drag the scroll […]

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