How to Make Outlook your Default Email

Dilemma: I want to share items from the internet via email, but my Apple mail opens instead of Outlook. Directions In order to email articles directly from your internet browser, you must first have the Outlook app set up on your Mac. Open the Apple Mail  application. On the Mail menu at the top of the screen, […]

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How to use Air Drop to Transfer Files between Apple Devices

With AirDrop, you can wirelessly send photos, videos, websites, locations, and more to a nearby iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Turn on AirDrop iPad or iPhone Use Control Center to turn AirDrop on or off and control whom you can share content with. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open Control […]

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Mac Starter Guide By Apple

This is a free, interactive iBook for teachers or students new to the Mac. Click on the book image above or here to download a copy in iBooks. “Mac gives teachers and students new ways to create, learn, collaborate, and be more  productive.This guide is designed for educators who are new to Mac, and shows them how to personalize […]

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How to update the software on your Mac

Apple continuously remedies security holes that could allow hackers to attack cellphones, iPads or laptops, so it’s very important that you keep you computer updated with the latest software updates. Even in the latest operating system from Apple, Sierra, security holes have been discovered that allow hackers to listen in to FaceTime conversations that seem to have […]

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How to Use Text to Speech on a Mac for World Languages

Your Macbook Air or iPad will read a selection to you in your chosen world language. Directions to select the speaker and language for the Mac are below. Click here for directions for the iPad. How to Setup Text to Speech Click on the Apple icon > System Preferences > Dictation & Speech (4th row). See Figure 1 below. […]

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Free up space on your laptop

Read first: It is highly recommended that you create a backup of your MacBook Air before deleting files on your computer. Instructions for how to backup your computer with TimeMachine can be found here: Backup your laptop with Time Machine. A full startup disk is something that every Mac user will experience. And luckily, it’s a […]

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How to Add a Background Picture in Word 2016 for Mac

Source: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Add-a-picture-as-a-background-watermark-in-Word-2016-for-Mac-877d5700-b156-4346-bdbc-dee32fdb3a40?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US To insert a background picture quickly, add it as a watermark. If you want more options for adjusting the background picture, insert it as a header instead. Add a background picture as a custom watermark This method is fast, but it doesn’t give you many options for formatting the image. Click Design > […]

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How to Subscribe to a MyGPS School Calendar

Teachers, parents, and students can subscribe to a MyGPS calendar (RSS feed) which will sync to your personal Outlook or Apple calendar. Calendar feeds can include your daily schedule (students & faculty), games & practices, school events, employees, or the entire US or MS calendars. Whenever there are changes to calendar events in MyGPS, the calendar feeds that […]

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How to Install, Use, & Export Audio Files with Audacity

Audacity is used to record the speaking section of World Languages AP Exams and is an excellent in-school recorder. Install Audacity from the GPS Self-Service app If you do not have the Self-Service app, click here for installation directions. In self-service, click the install button under the Audacity icon. If you are not able to […]

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