Centrify Enables Organizations to Stop Breaches that Start on Mobile and Mac Endpoints with Day One Support for New iOS11 and macOS High Sierra Operating System

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of
identity services, today announced that Centrify Identity Services
(which includes Application and Endpoint Services) delivers day one
support for the just-released iOS11 and day one support for macOS High
Sierra for Macs, which, according to Apple, will release next week on
September 25th. This continues Centrify’s long-standing track record of
delivering day one support for macOS and iOS releases, enabling
organizations to confidently adopt the latest Apple technology and
address enterprise mobility and BYOD challenges.

Continuous growth in the adoption of cloud contributes to the increasing
desire to access cloud apps from any Apple device — including Macs,
iPhones and iPads. Today, the onus is on IT to deliver secure access to
applications from any device. Centrify customers can rest assured that
as users upgrade to the new iOS11 and macOS High Sierra releases,
Centrify Identity Services will have them covered.

Today’s IT landscape is complex. As more employees rely on mobile
devices and Macs for work, companies need to authorize and manage these
devices with consistency. Smart Mac and mobile management — including
application provisioning, automated device configuration and
self-service enrollment — reduces user frustration, lowers helpdesk
calls and ensures uniform security. Centrify’s Mac
and mobile management
empowers mobile workers, supports BYOD
initiatives and provides secure access to cloud, mobile and on-premises
apps with integrated Mac, mobile and identity management.

“As Apple continues its rise in the enterprise, Centrify is proud to
deliver day one compatibility support for the latest macOS and iOS
releases, helping secure access to the boundaryless hybrid enterprise,”
said Bill Mann, chief product officer for Centrify. “With users
accessing data across a myriad of applications, organizations need to
completely rethink their security approach, and move away from a legacy
static perimeter-based approach to protecting millions of scattered
connections. Centrify’s
mobile-centric identity management solutions
let organizations
realize seamless, context-aware policy across all the applications,
endpoints and devices their users prefer — all from a single integrated
solution.”

About Centrify

Centrify redefines security from a legacy static perimeter-based
approach to protecting millions of scattered connections in a
boundaryless hybrid enterprise. As the only industry recognized leader
in both Privileged Identity Management and Identity-as-a-Service,
Centrify provides a single platform to secure each user’s access to apps
and infrastructure through the power of identity services. This is Next
Dimension Security in the Age of Access. Centrify is enabling over 5,000
customers, including over half the Fortune 50, to defend their
organizations. To learn more visit www.centrify.com.
The
Breach Stops Here.

Centrify is a registered trademark and Centrify Server Suite, Centrify
Privilege Service and Centrify Identity Service are trademarks of
Centrify Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

How to stream the 2017 Emmys live on iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV

The 69th annual Emmy Awards take place tonight at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show is sure to be packed full of controversial winners and acceptance speeches, skits, and much more. Read on for a full breakdown of how to stream the 2017 Emmys live on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV…

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The Emmys this year, for the first time ever, are hosted by late night personality Stephen Colbert. The event will showcase the best television networks, programs, and stars from the last year. HBO leads the way with 110 nominations, while Netflix has 93 nods and NBC has 61. Hulu also earned 18 nominations, with Amazon coming in at 16.

It’s clear that there’s a big focus on streaming platforms at this year’s Emmys, but how can you go about streaming the event on your Apple device?

How to stream the 2017 Emmys live on iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV

As with most CBS events, legal streaming options are a bit limited this year, but there are a few choices. The Emmys will be available to stream via CBS’ streaming service, CBS All Access. This is, of course, a paid streaming platform, but there’s a one-week free trial option.

You can head to the CBS All Access webpage for details on how to sign up. You’ll have to give them your credit card information, but as long as you cancel your subscription within one week, you won’t see any charges. You could simply just cancel as soon as tonight’s Emmys end.

CBS All Access is supported on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. On iOS and tvOS, simply head to the App Store and download the CBS All Access application. For Mac users, you can just visit the CBS All Access webpage. CBS All Access costs $5.99 per month with ads and $9.99 per month without ads.

Not interested in using CBS All Access? Well, CBS says you can log in with a cable login and stream the event via your browser, while the show will also be offered in “most major markets” via streaming TV platforms like Hulu, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, and Playstation Vue.

Aside from the actual show tonight, there is loads of backstage and red carpet content. All of that can be streamed relatively easily from E!’s YouTube channel. Pre-show and backstage content will also be available via the official Emmys Facebook page beginning at 7:30 PM ET.

The 2017 Emmys officially kick off at 8PM ET this evening, Sunday, September 17th. The pre-show shenanigans begin at 6PM ET on E!.

Will you be tuning in to the 2017 Emmys? Let us know down in the comments.

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
House of Cards
Stranger Things
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
This Is Us
Westworld

Outstanding Comedy Series
Atlanta
Black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder
Claire Foy – The Crown
Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
Keri Russell – The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld
Robin Wright – House of Cards

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us
Anthony Hopkins – Westworld
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys – The Americans
Live Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us

iTunes 12.7 for Mac removes iOS app store

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iTunes 12.7 for Mac was released on Tuesday with a major change in the app. Apple has redesign iTunes so that it focuses on sales of music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and podcasts. It no longer has an App Store for buying apps for your iPhone or iPad.

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One last look of the App Store in iTunes 12.6.

This means that in order to buy an iOS app, you must do it on the iOS device itself. You no longer can buy an iOS app within iTunes, and then load the app to your device when you perform a sync.

Apple announced last month that iTunes U content can now be found in the iTunes’ podcasts section.

If you purchased ringtones through iTunes, Apple says that you can download them through your iPhone using the App Store app, or through Settings > Sounds > Ringtone > Store.

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Apple’s release notes on iTunes 12.7.

How to upgrade to iTunes 12.7

  1. On your Mac, launch the App Store app in your Applications folder.
  2. Click on the Update button at the top of the app.
  3. The app will use the internet to look for new updates. If you don’t see the iTunes 12.7 update, try reloading the page by pressing Command-R.
  4. When you’re ready, click the Update button next to the section about the iTunes 12.7 update. If the iTunes app is open, your Mac will tell you that the installation cannot proceed until you close iTunes. Click Continue to have your Mac close iTunes and continue with the upgrade.
  5. The installation will take a few minutes. You should not need to restart your Mac, unless you also decided to click the Update All button, which installs any other OS updates available.
  6. When you launch iTunes 12.7 you’ll see a disclaimer about the changes.
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How to Disable Handoff on Mac OS

How to disable Handoff on a Mac

Not every Mac user will use the Handoff feature or want to keep it enabled, particularly if you share a Mac with a single login with other devices in the same household, then you may find Handoff to be unnecessary or unwanted as the little Handoff app resume icon appears in the Dock.

Modern versions of Mac OS default to having Handoff enabled as part of the iCloud and Continuity suite, but if you’re not interested in using Handoff or don’t want it on for some other reason, then you will find it’s very easy to disable Handoff on the Mac. When you disable Handoff on Mac OS, you will no longer see any Handoff icons showing up in the far left side of the Dock when other iCloud devices have app sessions to resume or send to the Mac. Additionally, turning off Handoff on the Mac will lose a few other Continuity features too, but if you’re not using them then you likely won’t miss that.

How to Disable Handoff on a Mac

  1. Go to the  Apple menu and choose “System Preferences” and then go to the “General” preference panel
  2. Near the bottom of the General preferences in Mac OS, look for “Allow Handoff between this Mac and other iCloud devices” and uncheck the box to disable Handoff

Disabling Handoff on Mac

That’s it, there is no need to disable Handoff on other iOS devices or Macs if you simply don’t want them sharing Handoff app sessions with that particular Mac, though if you want to stop the feature completely then you’d want to repeat the disable process on other devices too.

While Handoff is excellent in that it lets users transfer and resume sessions within applications between one Mac and other Macs or iOS devices connected through iCloud, if you don’t use it then you might just want to disable the feature. It’s also really easy to turn back on again, so if you change your mind you can simply reverse the setting and use Handoff as you normally would.

Keep in mind that by disabling Handoff you will also lose access to Universal Clipboard between a Mac and iOS device and obviously the ability to resume Handoff sessions in iOS as well.

If you’re simply disabling Handoff because you aren’t sure how to use it with your Mac and another Mac, iPhone, or iPad, you might want to take the time to learn how to enable and use Handoff on a Mac and iOS, you will find that it’s a great feature that can get a lot of usage, making transitions between working on an iPhone and iPad devices and a Mac much more seamless.

Mac OS High Sierra available this fall

Get psyched, Mac fans! It’s that time of year again, and a new, free upgrade to your operating system is on its way from Apple (AAPL).

Yes, Apple will unveil new machines this season, including the iMac Pro: the most powerful Mac ever made. Dark gray metal, 5K screen, an Intel Xeon chip with up to 18 cores, 128 GB RAM, 4 terabytes of solid-state storage, and a 10 GB Ethernet jack. $5,000 and up. A truly monster machine—and yet it’s not the long-awaited update to the Mac Pro; that’s coming, too, Apple says.

No, the Mac OS High Sierra is coming to all of us, even with older Macs. The name suggests exactly what it is: a set of refinements to the current Mac OS, called Sierra.

What you’ll soon discover is that (a) it’s a whole lot of miscellaneous, and (b) it’s a lot of stuff that’s also coming to iOS 11 on the iPhone next week.

Still, there’s a lot of useful stuff. Here’s what you can look forward to.

Safari

Apple has continued to work on Safari, its web browser—and says that the new version will be the fastest desktop web browser in the world.

It will also use less power. Apple claims that you’ll be able to watch Netflix (NFLX) for two hours longer in Safari than other browsers.

Maybe even more thrilling to the world’s internet surfers (and less thrilling to advertisers), Safari will be able to auto-block auto-play videos. Now, no video will begin playing unless you click it. (You can grant certain sites permission to autoplay every time, if you like.)

That’s not the only way Safari will frustrate advertisers. Apple says that “Safari now uses machine learning to identify advertisers and others who track your online behavior, and removes the cross‑site tracking data they leave behind.”

This is cool, too: You can create different viewing settings for different sites. You might like the New York Times site to appear with larger text, ad blocking turned on for Dilbert.com, and so on. (Page zoom, location services, notifications, and ad blockers are among the settings memorized for each site.)

And if you like the Reader view—which hides all ads, navigation stuff, blinking stuff, competing colors and fonts—you can now tell Safari to use it for everything. Every time you open an article that works with Reader, it pops into that format automatically. You end up with far fewer migraines from just trying to surf the web.

Apple File System

The file system is the underlying software that organizes all your documents, photos, mail, and so on. The one driving the Mac is now 33 years old.

So the big-ticket item underneath Mac OS High Sierra is the Apple File System, developed for the new era of solid-state drives and increased security threats.

All of this is probably very satisfying to programmers. But you, the average person, will probably notice only a couple of changes: First, when you duplicate a file or folder, it happens instantly.There’s no progress bar, no wait. Second, getting the size of a folder is also instantaneous.

Photos

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="You can now filter your view by Favorites, photos you’ve edited, only movies, only stills, and so on. The Faces feature, which knows who’s in each photo, has been improved, and the face-categorizing you’ve done on the Mac gets auto-synced to your phone.” data-reactid=”33″>You can now filter your view by Favorites, photos you’ve edited, only movies, only stills, and so on. The Faces feature, which knows who’s in each photo, has been improved, and the face-categorizing you’ve done on the Mac gets auto-synced to your phone.

New editing tools bring Photos ever closer to Photoshop. You can now manipulate the Curves of a photo’s histogram, or edit only the reds (for example) in a photo. And, inevitably, there are now Instagram-style filters.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Better yet, you can now send a photo to Photoshop (or any other external program) for editing, just as you could in iPhoto. Better yet yet, the changes you make in that app are non-destructive—you can undo them at any time. In other words, you can use Photos for its superior organizational and sharing tools, but Photoshop for editing.” data-reactid=”51″>Better yet, you can now send a photo to Photoshop (or any other external program) for editing, just as you could in iPhoto. Better yet yet, the changes you make in that app are non-destructive—you can undo them at any time. In other words, you can use Photos for its superior organizational and sharing tools, but Photoshop for editing.

The Photos feature called Memories (automatically grouped and curated slideshows with music) are much smarter now. Instead of grouping photos only by event or location, they now auto-recognize and auto-build slideshows of your pets, babies, outdoor activities, performances, weddings, birthdays, and sports games.

Finally, Apple introduces some editing options to Live Photos: weird, three-second video clips that the iPhone can capture. In Mac OS High Sierra, you can shorten a Live Photo, mute its audio, or extract a single frame to use as a still photo. Photos can also suggest a “boomerang” segment (bounces back and forth) or a loop (repeats over and over). And it has a new Slow Shutter filter, which (for example) blurs a babbling brook or stars moving across the sky, as though taken with a long exposure.

Notes

The Notes app continues to develop:

  • Pin your best Notes. In the Notes app, you can now pin your most used notes (to do lists, grocery lists, etc.) to the top of the list, so they don’t get sorted down chronologically as they do now.
  • Tables. Yes! You can now add a table to a Note. Great for bake-sale assignments, sports scores, and so on.

Misc

  • Smaller multimedia. Apple is adopting new file formats for photos (HEVC) and videos (H265), which look the same as they did before but consume only the half the space. (When you export to someone else, they convert to standard formats.)
  • Mail enhancements. When you search in Mail, a Top Hits section presents the messages Mail thinks are the best matches (based on Read status, senders you’ve replied to, your VIPs, and so on). Mail also offers a split-screen view when composing new messages in full-screen mode. And it stores your messages in 35% less disk space. More space is always welcome.
  • A new voice for Siri. The new male and female voices sound much more like actual people.
  • iCloud file sharing. Finally, you can share files you’ve stored on your iCloud Drive with other people, just as you’ve been able to do with Dropbox for years.
  • Capture a FaceTime moment as a Live Photo. You can snap a 3-second snippet of a video chat—a Live Photo—for later sharing. (You can’t do so secretly, however; the other person knows.)
  • Messages in iCloud. When you sign into any new Mac, iPhone, or iPad with your iCloud credentials, your entire texting history gets downloaded automatically. (As it is now, on a new machine, you can’t see your chat histories.) Saving the Messages history online also saves disk space on your Mac.
  • Family storage sharing. You can now share an iCloud storage plan with family members.
  • More Spotlight wisdom. The Spotlight search feature can now provide flight arrival and departure times, terminals, gates, delays, and flight maps. It can also return multiple Wikipedia results on a single screen.
  • Developer goodies. Apple now offers development kits for virtual reality and augmented reality, hoping to jump-start new apps in an area where Apple is now way behind. There’s a new version of Metal, too, the Mac software that addresses your graphics card.

Hi, High Sierra!

This is one of those off years, where Apple takes a breather (and gives us a breather). Instead of piling on new stuff to find and learn, it cleans up what it’s already got.

There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, the world probably wouldn’t mind if more companies adopted that schedule.

Head over to Yahoo Finance on Tuesday to check out our coverage of Apple’s “special event,” during which it’s expected to unveil its 10th-anniversary iPhone.

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The 5 best new features of this week’s YouTube redesign

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant is ambitious, powerful, and half-baked

Is through-the-air charging a hoax?

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How to open Microsoft PowerPoint presentations in Apple Keynote on a Mac

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If you use Microsoft PowerPoint on your Mac, you can save the presentations you create and open them in Keynote, Apple’s presentation app. It’s a handy feature to use in case you can’t access Microsoft’s apps.

Every Mac comes with Apple’s iWork apps: Pages (word processor), Numbers (spreadsheet), and Keynote (presentations). And these apps can import Office documents. Here’s how you can open Word documents in Pages, as well as export Pages documents for use in Word.

How to import Microsoft PowerPoint presentation into Apple Keynote

This procedure works with .pptx and .ppt file formats.

  1. Launch Keynote (it’s in the Applications folder of your Mac).
  2. In the window that automatically opens when you launch the app, navigate to the location of your PowerPoint file. For example, if it’s in Documents, click on the Documents folder in the left sidebar. (You can also click on the File menu and select Open, then navigate to your presentation.)
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  3. Once you’ve located your file, select it and click Open.
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  4. A window may appear, explaining any changes that were made during the import process. The more complicate your PowerPoint presentation (formatting, fonts, images, etc.), the higher the possibility that a change had to be made. The simpler the document, the more your file will resemble what you created in PowerPoint.
  5. That’s it. The PowerPoint file should open in Keynote.

Before you start working on your presentation, look it over carefully. Formatting may have changed and you may have to fix it. There’s always a chance that so much happened during the import that you can’t use your presentation.

How to export Apple Keynote presentations as Microsoft PowerPoint documents

If you’ve been working in Pages and will eventually return to Word, you can export your document as a Word file. Here’s how.

  1. In Keynote, click on the File menu and move your cursor to “Export to”.
  2. A pop-up menu will appear. Select PowerPoint.
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  3. In the Export Your Presentation window that appears next, you can opt to require a password. Click on the Advanced Options, and you can select between .pptx and .ppt file formats. Click Next when you have finished selecting your options.
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  4. Choose where you want to save the file and name it.
  5. When you click Export, this will save the file.





How to open Microsoft Excel spreadsheets in Apple Numbers on a Mac

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If you use Microsoft Excel on your Mac, you can save the spreadsheets you create and open them in Numbers, Apple’s spreadsheet app. It’s a handy feature to use in case you can’t access Microsoft’s apps—not to mention that Microsoft recently announced that its Office apps won’t have “formal” support for Apple macOS High Sierra operating system.

Every Mac comes with Apple’s iWork apps: Pages (word processor), Numbers (spreadsheet), and Keynote (presentations). And these apps can import Office documents. Here’s how you can open Excel spreadsheets in Numbers, as well as export Numbers spreadsheets for use in Excel.

How to import Microsoft Excel spreadsheets into Apple Numbers

This procedure works with .xlsx and .xls file formats. You can also import .csv and tab-delimited files.

  1. Launch Numbers (it’s in the Applications folder of your Mac).
  2. In the window that automatically opens when you launch the app, navigate to the location of your Excel file. For example, if it’s in Documents, click on the Documents folder in the left sidebar. (You can also click on the File menu and select Open, then navigate to your spreadsheet.)
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  3. Once you’ve located your file, select it and click Open. A progress window will appear.
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  4. A window may appear, explaining any changes that were made during the import process. The more complicate your Excel spreadsheet (lots of formulas, charts, etc.), the higher the possibility that a change had to be made. The simpler the spreadsheet, the more your file will resemble what you created in Excel.
  5. That’s it. The Excel file should open in Numbers.

Before you start working on your spreadsheet, look it over carefully. Formatting may have changed, especially with charts. Check to make sure the formulas you are using are intact. There’s always a chance that so much happened during the import that you can’t use your spreadsheet.

How to export Apple Numbers files as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets

If you’ve been working in Numbers and will eventually return to Excel, you can export your spreadsheet as an Excel file. Here’s how.

  1. In Numbers, click on the File menu and move your cursor to “Export to”.
  2. A pop-up menu will appear. Select Excel.
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  3. In the Export Your Spreadsheet window that appears next, you can opt to include a summary worksheet and require a password. Click on the Advanced Options, and you can select between .xlsx and .xls file formats. Click Next when you have finished selecting your options.
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  4. Choose where you want to save the file and name it.
  5. When you click Export, this will save the file.
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Microsoft Office and macOS High Sierra

Here are some key points to know about running Office apps on macOS High Sierra.

  • Version 15.35 or later of Office 2016 for Mac will install and run on macOS High Sierra, but the apps may not be fully functional and you might run into stability issues (in other words the app might crash).
  • Version 15.34 and earlier of Office 2016 for Mac may not run at all on macOS High Sierra. Chances are you’ll see the error message below. You need to update to version 15.35 or later.
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  • Office 2011 for Mac apps will no longer be supported by Microsoft on October 10th, 2017. You need to upgrade to Office 2016.





How to open Microsoft Word documents in Apple Pages on a Mac

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If you use Microsoft Word on your Mac, you can save the documents you create and open them in Pages, Apple’s word processor. It’s a handy feature to use in case you can’t access Microsoft’s apps—not to mention that Microsoft recently announced that its Office apps won’t have “formal” support for Apple macOS High Sierra operating system.

Every Mac comes with Apple’s iWork apps: Pages (word processor), Numbers (spreadsheet), and Keynote (presentations). And these apps can import Office documents. Here’s how you can open Word documents in Pages, as well as export Pages documents for use in Word.

How to import Microsoft Word documents into Apple Pages

This procedure works with .docx and .doc file formats. You can also import .rtf and .txt files.

  1. Launch Pages (it’s in the Applications folder of your Mac).
  2. In the window that automatically opens when you launch the app, navigate to the location of your Word file. For example, if it’s in Documents, click on the Documents folder in the left sidebar. (You can also click on the File menu and select Open, then navigate to your document.)
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  3. Once you’ve located your file, select it and click Open.
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  4. A window may appear, explaining any changes that were made during the import process. The more complicate your Word document (formatting, tables, image placement, etc.), the higher the possibility that a change had to be made. The simpler the document, the more your file will resemble what you created in Word.
  5. That’s it. The Word file should open in Pages.

Before you start working on your document, look it over carefully. Formatting may have changed and you may have to fix it. There’s always a chance that so much happened during the import that you can’t use your document.

How to export Apple Pages files as Microsoft Word documents

If you’ve been working in Pages and will eventually return to Word, you can export your document as a Word file. Here’s how.

  1. In Pages, click on the File menu and move your cursor to “Export to”.
  2. A pop-up menu will appear. Select Word.
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  3. In the Export Your Document window that appears next, you can opt to include a summary worksheet and require a password. Click on the Advanced Options, and you can select between .docx and .doc file formats. Click Next when you have finished selecting your options.
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  4. Choose where you want to save the file and name it.
  5. When you click Export, this will save the file.

Microsoft Office and macOS High Sierra

Here are some key points to know about running Office apps on macOS High Sierra.

  • Version 15.35 or later of Office 2016 for Mac will install and run on macOS High Sierra, but the apps may not be fully functional and you might run into stability issues (in other words the app might crash).
  • Version 15.34 and earlier of Office 2016 for Mac may not run at all on macOS High Sierra. Chances are you’ll see the error message below. You need to update to version 15.35 or later.
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  • Office 2011 for Mac apps will no longer be supported by Microsoft on October 10th, 2017. You need to upgrade to Office 2016.





How to Identify a Song Playing on a Mac with Siri

Listen to identify what song is playing on a Mac

Have you ever been watching a movie or video, or maybe you’re in a coffee shop or restaurant, and you hear a song or some music that you want to identify? If you’re on your Mac, your computer can recognize what songs are playing by using Siri. This is essentially the feature that also works to identify what song is playing by using iPhone or iPad, but it’s on the Mac, and allows for identifying songs playing from the same hardware.


This obviously requires a Mac with a modern Mac OS release with Siri support as well as a microphone, so if you don’t have Siri on the Mac you won’t have this capability on your computer. And yes, the internal microphone works fine for picking up songs that are playing out of the computers own built-in speakers.

Recognize Songs and Music Playing on a Mac with Siri

  1. Either play a song or wait for a song to be playing somewhere…
  2. Click on the Siri button in the upper right corner of the Mac
  3. Siri icon

  4. Ask Siri “what song is playing”, Siri will listen for a moment and then respond with the song if identified
  5. Identify what song is playing on Mac with Siri

  6. When Siri identifies a song on the Mac, iTunes will also open automatically, but often do nothing
  7. Identifying what song is playing on a Mac with Siri

This works great to identify songs or music when watching a show or movie on Netflix or Amazon Prime, or even something you hear in a YouTube video, elsewhere on the web, or on Facebook or Instagram.

Find what song is playing on a Mac with Siri

That iTunes automatically opens after Siri has identified a song is a little strange and annoying, but there does not appear to be a way to disable that from happening so you’ll either have to quit iTunes or just ignore it.

Oh and by the way, if you have Windows 10 on a PC, Mac, or Virtual Machine, and have Cortana, Cortana can also identify music playing too on request. Or you can pickup and use an iPhone or iPad to ask Siri to tell you what song is playing as well.

This is just one of may abilities available with Siri, check out the Siri commands list for Mac and the Siri commands list for iPhone and iPad too, there is some overlap between the two but because Mac OS and iOS are different each has unique Siri functions available to their respective host operating systems too.

How to AirDrop from Mac to iPhone or iPad

AirDrop from Mac to iOS

Did you know you can use AirDrop to send pictures, videos, and files from a Mac to an iPhone or iPad? AirDrop between the Mac and an iOS device is fast and works very well, and it’s quite easy to use for wireless transmission of images, documents, and other data between different devices.

This tutorial will detail how to AirDrop between a Mac and an iPhone or iPad. Of course you can go the other direction as well, as we have previously discussed using AirDrop from an iPhone to a Mac and also how to AirDrop between two Macs to transfer data wirelessly, so you may be interested in reviewing those articles too for a thorough understanding of how this great feature works.

Requirements for using AirDrop from a Mac to iOS device are as follows: all of the devices must be within close proximity to one another, they must support AirDrop (all somewhat modern hardware does), and for best results you’ll probably want to update the iOS versions and Mac OS versions to the latest available. Bluetooth and wi-fi must also be enabled on all involved Mac, iPhone, and iPad too, but when you turn on AirDrop those features are enabled as well.

How to AirDrop from Mac to an iOS Device

Using AirDrop to send data between a Mac and an iOS device is a two step process. First you must enable AirDrop on the device that will receive the files or images, in this case that would be an iPhone or iPad. Then, from the Mac, you choose the file(s) or data that you wish to send and access AirDrop to send it over to the receiving iOS device. We’ll split the receiving and sending parts into two different sections for clarity:

Part 1: How to Ready AirDrop to Receive on iPhone or iPad

First, start with the iPhone or iPad that wishes to receive data over AirDrop.

  1. On the iOS device, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access Control Center then tap on the AirDrop icon (it looks like a set of concentric circles with the slice cut out of the bottom)
  2. Enable AirDrop

  3. Choose to accept AirDrop Receiving from either “Contacts Only” or “Everyone” depending on who/what Mac you plan to receive AirDrop data from
  4. Enabling AirDrop in iOS

  5. AirDrop icon will turn blue highlighted to indicate the feature is enabled in iOS
  6. AirDrop enabled in iOS

Part 2: How to Send AirDrop Files from Mac to iPhone or iPad

Next, go to the Mac which has the data to send via AirDrop to the target receiving iPad or iPhone.

  1. Go to the Finder in Mac OS and choose “AirDrop” from the sidebar, in a moment the receiving iPhone or iPad will show up in the AirDrop list on the Mac
  2. Access AirDrop on Mac

  3. In a new Finder window, locate the files on the Mac you wish to send over AirDrop
  4. Now drag and drop the file(s) you wish to send from the Mac to the receiving iPhone or iPad as seen in the AirDrop window
  5. Drag and drop files in AirDrop to the iOS device to send AirDrop

Part 3: Receiving and Accessing AirDropped Data in iOS

Back to the iPhone or iPad receiving the AirDropped data, you will find one of a few things happen regarding where the AirDropped files go:

  • If the AirDropped data is a picture, image, video, or movie, it will appear in the Photos app in the Camera Roll, as you can see here with an amazing Windows 95 photo
  • AirDrop picture in iOS Photos app

  • If the AirDropped data is a different file type like a PDF, text document, archive, word doc, pages file, or similar, a pop-up will appear asking what you wish to open the AirDrop data with, or alternatively you can choose “Save to iCloud Drive” to store the AirDropped data in iCloud Drive
  • Receiving AirDrop files from Mac to iPad and iPhone as files

That’s it! As you can see AirDrop is super easy to use and very convenient, it’s one of the easiest ways to get data from Mac to Mac, from a Mac to an iPhone or iPad as described here, as well as AirDropping from iPhone to Mac too.

Once you’re finished using AirDrop, remember to turn off AirDrop again so that you aren’t leaving your AirDrop receiving open to anyone else, and also to prevent any unnecessary battery drain.

* Generally speaking, using AirDrop with “Contacts Only” is safer and recommended, but you must have the sender in your contacts list of the iOS device in order for them to see your AirDrop signal. Using ‘Everyone’ can be more compatible and a bit easier, but note that literally anyone can send you AirDrop data at that point if you leave that enabled, thus it’s best to turn off AirDrop after you are finished using it.

If you’re having any difficulty getting this working, remember to update iOS and Mac OS to new versions, enable BlueTooth and Wi-Fi, and be sure the devices are close together. Beyond that you can follow some AirDrop troubleshooting tips for iPhone and iPad, use AirDrop compatibility mode on the Mac, and be sure AirDrop is enabled in iOS so that it shows up.

Do you have any other AirDrop tips or tricks? Let us know in the comments below!