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This chapter from OS X Support Essentials 10.11 - Apple Pro Training Series: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X El Capitan shows you how to configure automatic software update settings, automatically update Apple-sourced software, and manually update Apple software.
iCloud Photo Library is Apple’s grand attempt at making all your photos and videos available on any device, at any time. Jeff Carlson shows you how to work with it in this chapter from Photos for OS X and iOS: Take, edit, and share photos in the Apple photography ecosystem.
This chapter from The Apple Watch Book: Master the most personal computer in your life covers the communication abilities of Apple Watch, including calling, texting, and using Digital Touch to reach your contacts. This section also covers how to set up and use Apple Pay on your watch, and more.
In this chapter from Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.2: Professional Post-Production, Brendan Boykin walks you through the first edit, or rough cut, of a project.
My sister is currently living overseas. Last month, her Mac was stolen. Unfortunately, she didn't have Find My Mac enabled, as she was running an older version of OS X, which didn't support it. The police did manage to recover the Mac after a few days, but this situation got me thinking... how could you track down a stolen Mac without Find My Mac enabled? Certainly, there are commercial third-party apps that could help. But, what about something a typical Mac user might have installed? What about Dropbox?
AirPrint was introduced with iOS 4.2, and lets you to print right from your iOS device. Now you can be super productive, right? Only if you have an AirPrint enabled printer at your disposal. Although there are hundreds of printers available that support AirPrint these days, what if you're like me, and have older printers that iOS doesn't recognize? Your Mac can help.
If you're a Mountain Lion user, then you've probably encountered GateKeeper. This is Apple's latest security mechanism, which restricts the apps that can be launched on your Mac. By default, GateKeeper only allows apps to run that are from the Mac App Store, or digitally signed by official developers who have registered with Apple. Try and launch an app from an unknown developer, and GateKeeper shuts it right down. What if you need to use the app, though? Can you launch it without disabling GateKeeper entirely? Sure you can.
Your ability to accomplish things while on the go is key to your mobile productivity. You've got tons of great apps on your iPhone or iPad, and probably have some level of access to your important files too, maybe through Dropbox or iCloud. You can do almost anything, but every now and then, you hit a wall. Maybe you need to make some emergency changes in an InDesign layout back home, check on the status of your Mac's backup, or dig up tax returns you filed away on your external drive. If only you could connect to your Mac remotely, take control, and do what you need. With LogMeIn, you can do exactly that.
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