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Add Accounts, including Gmail and iCloud Accounts, to Spark

In this video, I show you how to add multiple email accounts to Spark. This includes creating an app-specific password for your Apple account (such as iCloud or .mac accounts). I also show you how to can streamline the account adding process by adding a gmail account before you add your Apple account. Learn about adding email accounts to Spark on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone in this video for Spark.

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Getting Started with an iPad Class

Some of you know that I made a commitment to use my iPad more back in 2021. Prior to this commitment, I was thinking the iPad is just a big iPhone. Fast forward to a year later, my iPad (it is an iPad Pro) is not my go to device! I can do the majority of my work on it, and it is great for reading! I am now even using my Mac more like an iPad by opening apps up in full screen. But the biggest thing may be that I am starting to recommend the iPad as a replacement to a Mac for people! Don’t get me wrong, a Mac can do more than an iPad, but also, an iPad can do more than a Mac.

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Why I Like to use Spark Mail as my Default Mail App on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone

Spark is a mail client that you can use alongside of Apple Mail. You can connect your iCloud mail, google mail, yahoo mail, and most other mail accounts. Spark is the default mail client I use on my Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Why? It offers a number of additional features than Apple’s Mail app including a Smart View for your Mail, Quick Replies, and mail templates. It also can snooze your email, set follow-up notifications, and it can schedule emails when to be sent. See why I like to use Spark as my default mail app in this video for Spark.

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Add Dynamic Backgrounds in Keynote on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone

In the summer of 2022, Apple add a new features to Keynote – Dynamic Backgrounds. With Dynamic Backgrounds, you can have the background of your slide change colors or shapes. Apple included a number of dynamic background types and you can customize them! They also includes a number of new themes with Dynamic Backgrounds. This feature is available on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone versions of Keynote. Learn how to add and customize Dynamic Backgrounds in this video for Keynote.

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Cursor Pro for the Mac – A Favorite App

With Cursor Pro for the Mac, you can easily find your cursor. But not only can you easily find it, you can also highlight what your cursor is over top of! You can set how it and when it highlights your cursor, as well as what the magnification size and level are. See why I use Cursor Pro on a daily basis in this video series on my favorite apps.

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Ask Me Anything (AMA) Webinar from July 28, 2022

Watch my AMA Webinar from July 28, 2022. What is an AMA? Ask Me Anything. If you have a question about your Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, or Apple TV – this is a great place to ask. When you register on the Early Bird Registration, there will be a place where you can ask your question. I’ll try my best to answer it during the AMA Webinar.

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Using Spark as a Mail Client Class

Apple’s Mail client is good, but there are other apps out there that offer more features. The one I use on a daily basis is Spark. With Spark, not only can I check all my mail, like I can in Apple’s Mail, but I can also snooze mail, use templates, send quick replies, and the best part… Spark will automatically categorize my mail for me! It separates my newsletters from mail I receive from people. Oh, did I mention it is available on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone? And, of course, you can still use Mail along with it.

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Add, Combine, and Save Shapes and Clip Art in a Pages Document

Did you know that Pages has a built in Clip Art library in addition to standard shapes? You can change the color and add a border to these shapes. You can also combine multiple shapes into a new shape and save them to the library. Learn about shapes in this video for Pages on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

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Create an App-Specific Password with your Apple ID

If you are using another service or app with your Apple ID, such as your iCloud account, what you’ll need to do is create an app-specific password for the service or app. This process add security for your Apple ID. In this video, I show you how you create an app-specific ID with your Apple ID and use it in a 3rd party app (Spark Mail App).

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Print Envelopes from a Numbers Spreadsheet with Mail Merge

With Pages not only can your merge your contacts from the Contacts app into a document, you can also merge contacts from a Numbers Spreadsheet! In this video I show you how you setup the Numbers document to prepare it for merging into Pages. I also show you how to map the fields form your spreadsheet to your Pages documents. I primarily show you the steps on the Mac, but I also show you how it works on the iPad and iPhone. See how Mail Merge works with Numbers in this video for Pages for the Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

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Manage Read Receipts in Messages on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone

When you receive a message from someone in the Messages app, they will see when you read it or opened it. This is called a Read Receipt. You can set if you want the Messages app to notify the sender that you’ve read their message. You can set it for every conversation or for individual conversations. See how to manage your Read Receipts in this video for the Messages app on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

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Automate Low Power Mode on the iPhone

By default, your iPhone will ask you to go into low power mode once the batter level drops below 20%. If you have an older battery that does not keep a charge, you may want to change this, have it turn on low power mode when the battery level drops below 50% as an example. You can do this with a Personal Automation in the Shortcuts app. learn how to create a Personal Automation to turn on low power mode in this video for Shortcuts.

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