Apple Software

Programs written for the Apple operating systems are distinguished from software created for other operating systems in that it must be approved by Apple for use on its devices, whether it is from Apple (Final Cut, iWork, Keynote, Logic Pro and GarageBand are popular titles), or is a third party application from Parallels, Nuance, Microsoft and Amazon, among many others.

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How to delay (timer) screen shot with iPadOS

I want to take screen shot of Afffinity Photo screen which requires holding down key to reveal Help text.

How do I delay (using timer) screen shot with iPadOS while pressing ? icon to preserve Help text on screen.
Python 3 Fundamentals
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Python 3 Fundamentals

This course will teach participants about installing and configuring Python, syntax, importing, statements, types, strings, booleans, files, lists, tuples, comprehensions, functions, and classes.

Hello all,
I had double auth. using Microsoft authticator on my iPhone.
upon replacing my iPhone, I love my authenticator app, as I noticed I was supposed to enable icloud backup within the app settings itself.

anyways, I tried logging into Microsoft account, to notice I forgot my password, and I lost my authenticator app.
I can try guessing my password, but it would take the too many attempts.
I tried using the authentication with my alternate email address, but it wasn't enough, I had to use the app still as dual authentication.
I am unable to reach out to Microsoft for support.
although I still have access to my emails from outlook and ios mail.
any ideas?
I've got all my music backed up on a separate hard drive, so I can blow it and still be OK. That said, here's a screenshot of what has my perplexed:

iTunes screenshot
I want to delete my music from my computer, not the cloud. Not sure how that works or if it can work, but I need to streamline the amount of space my tunes are taking up and I don't want to upset what's on the cloud.

How do I do that?
Dell Inspiron 1500 (3000 series), OS Windows 10.  Ipad (3)

I followed the instructions but seem to have made a mistake. I clicked on File Sharing in Itunes and when given the list of APPS I selected the Word App which must be wrong because they are not Word Files. What App should I select  so as to transfer these JPG files successfully.  I dont see one clearly on the list.
I am looking for an 'AutoHotKey'-type program for Mac.  I have to type the same/similar sentences very frequently, and I need to find a reliable short cut.  AutoHotKey was perfect, but I have moved (back) over to Mac, so it doesn't work.  I'm hoping to find a free download, and If automator or appleScript are capable of doing this I am all ears...

Here would be an example of a desired outcome:
Press [Shift + Cmnd + Delete] and the sentence 'Thank you very much for your time today' would appear in whatever app I am working with

Thanks all!
So I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I'm trying to create a bootable Mac OSX USB drive.  I'm creating it from a Windows 10 machine.  I downloaded TransMac, formatted my thumb drive and then restored an image of 10.8 DMG file to the thumb drive.  Then when I try to use it by booting to the USB drive on the Mac, it does not show up as one of the drives I can boot to.  Has anyone tried this before and what am I doing wrong?
Need Hotkeys for Mac startup

I left my MacBook (2013) Mojave to go to sleep last night. This morning, I forgot that and started up. But, the cursor stopped moving when I tried to log in.

I hard rebooted by pressing and holding the start button. On restart, it went into the mode where I am prompted to se the language. It was like the hard disk crashed.

So, I took it to MicroCenter where a restart brought up that same language selection window. But the guy press four keys on startup and the Password window came up, and it functioned like normal.

What keys did he hold down?

It seems like that would be a smart thing.

He said I let the PC go to sleep and that causes lots of temp files to be created, which overwhelmed the system.

First, what are those key strokes?

Second, is his explanation making sense to you?

Hi!  I have a super problem and hope it's something I am overlooking!  This morning I installed in my iPhone X IOS13.  All seems ok, but for some reason I lost my tasks.  After installed I went to checkup on my data, including the Task to see if all ok and all were present.  

I just went to make a task and there is no TASKS only Reminder - all my Tasks GONE!

I check my iCloud account , Outlook and iPhone and no evidence of the Tasks ever being there - even no "Completed" tasks - see image belos:
no tasks
Help please! Did I lose them? Is the Task option (if any) set Off? Help!!! How can I have mys tasks back!
(very stupidly I did't do a backup of my iPhone - I always do a backup but since all my previous IOS installs has been seamless with no problem, I just didn't do it)
Can anyone give me an idea what would it take to develop an app (IoS, Android) for a small liquor store deli?  Owner wants to put an app for pre-ordering and deliveries.  I think its too much tho.  
Any other ideas?  Thanks!!
My icloud task are not appearing in my startup page of Outlook.  I have iCloud add-in and apps installed, I have Task selected in my iPhone (iPhone >> Setting >> Reminders >> Default list =  Tasks).  I do get my iphone reminder in my outlook  reminders window (they pop up as expected), but now that I want to havce my Outlook Startup screen appear when I open Outlook, the reminders are not there.  The curious thing is that if I go to Tasks (Outlook >> Tasks), iCloud reminders & tasks are ther and my task items are all there.

What am I missing to fix this?
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Is there any software out there (preferrably free, maybe garage band)  that I could use to put together some acoustic guitar chords to go along with singning?  I am using a MAC
I am unable to download an 8 meg file from icloud onto my Windows7 pc.  Here's the error message I get:
Transferring all iTunes Music and Video from a Windows 10 64 bit computer to a new Windows 10 64 bit computer
How is this best accomplished so that any items are not lost in the transfer?
How do I transfer photos from iphone to an external drive and also prevent
those photos from being synchronized back to the iphone from itunes.
My goal is to free up space on the iphone.  I do not want to incur charges
associated with the icloud and also no space left on the iphone.
Is it possible to share iCloud contacts with different Apple ID users?

If not I have a client using GDocs business account and it's working great. The streamline process is nice. The one area that I need to resolve is how to share her contacts in iCloud with staff. Can these be shared with Gmail (not exported - this is not sharing). It's easier to leave them in iCloud so her iPhone is updated as well.
Since I stated using macbook i'm trying to find and automate few keystrokes when using iTerm2

In windows, I use MobaXterm, where I can create macros. Looks for some guidance on how to acheive in Mac iTerm2 please

some cmds which I would ike to execute wtih key combinations

alias ll='ls ltr'

which will allow me to use "ll"

thanks in advance
iPhone X
ITunes for Windows
Problem: When the iPhone is being backed up, it  creates about 70 GB.
The older iPhone back up, were removed.
For some reason, the iPhone X back up to the cloud is not working 100% and the Apple cloud storage is about 100 GB.
Any ideas?
My daughter has a mac book and I use windows based machines. I purchased a new mac book for her for college, but I do not know how to migrate her data to the new machine. I would assume that it can be backed up to iCloud like my iPhone, but I have no idea how to do this. I would appreciate some guidance from the tech community so I do not lose any of her data.
I am a PC guy, but need to use Apple for my iPhone interactions.  I thought I knew my Apple ID Password, but when I tried to login Apple said the password was incorrect.  I went to "forgot my password", and Apple asked for the phone number I use for my account (my cell phone).  After typing it in, Apple gave me the following message:

Apple Message
But nothing ever appeared on my phone.  I tried it twice.  Any help you can offer on how to get in to change my password would be appreciated.


Amazon Web Services
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Amazon Web Services

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Apple Airpods microphone is not working with Windows 10 Pro.

After some research I found this response saying the microphone will not work.  This is from two years ago.

Are there any new updates that will allow me to use my Airpods microphone on Windows 10?  

Why do I need this ability?
I use Slack, Skype, Zoom daily and this would be nice to use and not have to resort to plugging in my earbuds to use those apps just so the microphone works.

Additional info:
When I use my Airpods with Zoom I've noticed that I can hear everyone talking through the Airpods, but I believe my laptop mic is still the one being used when I talk.  This is fine.  I can hear people talking in the Airpods and I can still use the laptop microphone.

When I use my Airpods with Slack or Skype I've noticed that as soon as I join a call all audio/mic is killed on the Airpods and I have to stop using the Airpods and plug in my earbuds to be able to talk/hear others on a call.  It would be awesome if Slack and Skype would allow me to do the same as I do with Zoom!

Eg Slack interface when I make or receive a phone call > Settings

No matter what option I choose here in the drop down I cannot get audio in the Airpods, but I have had success getting the laptop microphone to work.
Thank you for reading.
User has a Canon Inkjet with AirPrint enabled.  They have an iPhone.
When they print to the Canon from the iPhone, whatever they are printing is resized to fill the entire 8.5 x 11 paper.

Is there a way to have the iPhone print without it resizing?

I am a Windows guy, plain and simple.  I interact with Apple only as much as I need to (e.g. iPhone and iTunes for phone syncing).  I do use my phone for photos, but not a lot, and use a handful of apps.  I don't knowingly use iCloud, but all of a sudden I started getting a message on my phone that my iCloud storage method of payment needs updating.  I did change credit cards when my wallet was lost, so I assume that's the issue.  But I don't know what I'm being charged, what exactly I'm being charged for, whether I need it, etc.  How do I locate  my iCloud "subscription" details?  I don't want to update the credit card on my phone until I know what they'll be charging.


We are starting to roll out Maas360 through Verizon at our company.  I have everything setup correctly i think as per this youtube video:

The Apple DEP is working and my devices show up in the Maas360 Portal after registering them in the Apple Business Portal.  I have one security policy setup that should lock the phone down for public use.  I want to remove all app's but for a select few Apple ones and then add 3-4 apps from the App Store like Verizon Push to Talk and Google Maps.

I have a policy setup that locks the phone down and i see in settings that MaaS360 is installed and the restrictions are in place.  When i start the phone and activate it the Remote Management screen comes up and configures the device, allows me to set the passcode and AppleID and then releases to the home screen when it downloads the MaaS360 app.

One thing i have noticed off the bat is i don't have to put the passcode in during setup (It should be enforced) and if i do not the phone shows in the portal as not having a passcode but the MaaS360 is not enforcing it or requesting one to be setup.

The other more pressing issue is its not downloading the additional apps that i have specified in the policy and added to the app catalog.  It also does not download the app MaaS360 catalog app to allow me to manually install them and since the Apple App Store is restricted i have no way of adding the apps.  Has anyone seen this …
MacOS Disk Eject Hanging

I did not pull out my hard disk after an overnight backup with Time Machine. But this window popped up and shows the spinning wheel when I cursor over Cancel and Force Eject...

I tried relaunching Finder and can not Restart MacOS, since this hangs.

I hate doing a hard restart of my MacBook.

What are my options?

IPhone 8
Scenario: The phone is locked, due to the appleid password enter incorrectly.
Plan of action: Connection the iPhone to a laptop, or MAC with the charging cable, then force the iPhone to connect with iTunes.
I know in the previous version of the iPhone, you had to hold down the power button and sleep wake button to force the device to connect with iTune. So I believe that if you hold down the volume down button and the sleep wake button, you can force the iPhone to connect with Apple iTune.
How do you force an iPhone 8 to connect with iTune?

Apple Software

Programs written for the Apple operating systems are distinguished from software created for other operating systems in that it must be approved by Apple for use on its devices, whether it is from Apple (Final Cut, iWork, Keynote, Logic Pro and GarageBand are popular titles), or is a third party application from Parallels, Nuance, Microsoft and Amazon, among many others.