I just noticed than if you ‘forward’ an email containing photos Apple mail will reduce the quality and size of the photos. I noticed this when I forwarded some photos to myself from one computer to another and they shrank to about 1/10 of the size! Thankfully there is a way to change this to make sure your images forward at full size.
My MacBook Air is running a 120GB SSD drive so I don’t want my hard drive full of excess things I don’t need. I just noticed after El Capitan that I lost a lot of space. I only had 10GB free. To run well a mac hard disk needs at least 20% free. Here’s how I recovered it.
On October 16 Apple released Keynote 6.6. I got caught out today because Keynote version 6.5 can’t read Keynote 6.6 documents. Just be warned that the Keynote 6.6 causes incompatibility problems both ways. This is a big blunder from Apple.
Have you ever had the problem in the mail app on the iPhone that when you start to type a person’s name all their past (obsolete) email addresses come up! Even after you have deleted someone from your ‘Contacts’ they can appear in the ‘To’ field of Mail app when you are writing a new email. This is because the mail app remembers the email address of anyone that you have sent an email to . This is very handy if you have someone that you want to send an email to who is not in your contacts. But it can get annoying when someone’s old disused email address keeps appearing instead of the new one.
I have already written about how to solve this problem on the desktop version of mail app in OS X here.
How do you solve the problem on the iPhone though? Here’s how.
Today I discovered a whole pile of messages in my “On my Mac: Outbox” and no matter what I tried I couldn’t get them to send. I use gmail as my mail server. The emails looked like they were sending – there was no error message – but they didn’t actually send. They were still in the outbox. When people started to complain about my slow email replies, I looked and discovered all the emails over the past three days were just sitting there in my outbox!
Today Dragon Dictate Version 5 (renamed “Dragon for Mac”) was released. It’s a major upgrade from Nuance who are the creators of Dragon Naturally Speaking. They have flagged the importance of this release with the name change from ‘Dragon Dictate’ to simply ‘Dragon for Mac’. It looks different and it feels different, My overall my initial response is… it’s got a lot of bugs, but I love the improvements!