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Hands-On Mac explores and explains the Mac — and beyond! From clever Terminal commands to little-known iOS settings, Mikah Sargent shares all the best tips and tricks for your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch. You'll get all the details on Apple's apps and the best apps in the App Store, you'll learn about awesome accessories for your Apple devices, and you'll explore updates to Apple's operating systems — including iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and watchOS. Hands-On Mac is your one-stop shop for Apple know-how. You can join Club TWiT for $7 a month and get ad-free audio and video feeds for all our shows plus everything else the club offers...or get just this podcast ad-free for $2.99 a month.

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Hands-On Mac (Audio‪)‬ Hands-On Mac

    • Technology
    • 4.5 • 10 Ratings

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Hands-On Mac explores and explains the Mac — and beyond! From clever Terminal commands to little-known iOS settings, Mikah Sargent shares all the best tips and tricks for your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch. You'll get all the details on Apple's apps and the best apps in the App Store, you'll learn about awesome accessories for your Apple devices, and you'll explore updates to Apple's operating systems — including iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and watchOS. Hands-On Mac is your one-stop shop for Apple know-how. You can join Club TWiT for $7 a month and get ad-free audio and video feeds for all our shows plus everything else the club offers...or get just this podcast ad-free for $2.99 a month.

New episodes every Thursday.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    How To Use Safari Extensions

    How To Use Safari Extensions

    Safari, like any modern web browser, offers support for third-party extensions. In this episode of Hands on Mac, Mikah Sargent walks you through the process of discovering, managing, installing, and using extensions in the Safari browser on macOS Sonoma.

    Use Safari extensions on your Mac - https://support.apple.com/en-us/102343

    Host: Mikah Sargent

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    Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord.

    • 12 min
    Assistive Access for iPhone & iPad

    Assistive Access for iPhone & iPad

    Assistive Access, a feature added in iOS 17, introduces a specialized version of iOS that simplifies the user experience. Built for those with cognitive disabilities, Assistive Access makes using an iPhone or iPad a much more focused experience. Mikah Sargent walks you through the process of enabling, configuring, and disabling Assistive Access on an iPhone running iOS 17.

    Assistive Access User Guide - https://support.apple.com/guide/assistive-access-iphone/welcome/17.0/ios

    Host: Mikah Sargent

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    • 18 min
    Using Guided Access on iPhone

    Using Guided Access on iPhone

    If you've ever worried about handing over your phone to another person (a child, in particular), you might want to try Guided Access. The Accessibility feature allows you to lock down the functionality of your iPhone and limit its use to just one app. Mikah Sargent walks you through the process of setting up, using, and disabling Guided Access on your iPhone.

    Use Guided Access with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch - https://support.apple.com/en-us/111795

    Host: Mikah Sargent

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    • 11 min
    Using Apple Podcasts

    Using Apple Podcasts

    Apple on March 5 introduced transcripts to Apple Podcasts. Mikah Sargent shows you how to view and interact with transcripts while explaining how they're created and when they'll be available. This episode also covers Apple Podcasts settings, including how to manage epiosode downloads and local storage.

    Apple introduces transcripts for Apple Podcasts - https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2024/03/apple-introduces-transcripts-for-apple-podcasts/

    Host: Mikah Sargent

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    • 14 min
    Setting Up iMessage Contact Key Verification

    Setting Up iMessage Contact Key Verification

    With iMessage Contact Key Verification, you can add an extra layer of security to your iMessage conversations. The feature gives you the ability to confirm to whom you're speaking in an iMessage conversation. In this episode, Mikah Sargent walks you through the process of enabling and using iMessage Contact Key Verification.

    About iMessage Contact Key Verification - https://support.apple.com/en-us/118246

    Host: Mikah Sargent

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    • 10 min
    Login Items: Launch Agents & Launch Daemons

    Login Items: Launch Agents & Launch Daemons

    Some apps you install on your Mac will run programs in the background. Mikah Sargent explains the difference between Launch Agents and Launch Daemons and shows you how to manage these services on your macOS devices.

    Host: Mikah Sargent

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    • 15 min

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