Family Sharing On iTunes

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Family Sharing

Would you like to share or control your iTunes purchases when you have children .

Then turn on Family Sharing.

Family sharing makes it easy for up to six people in your family to share each other’s iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases without sharing accounts.

This ideal when you have younger children.

You can then pay for family purchases with the same credit card and approve your childrens’ spending right from your device. 

This article from Apple will help you set up family sharing.

Set Up Family Sharing

Have A Domain Name & Website - Here Are Some Things You Need To Know

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We Exist On An A Need To Know Basis And In Business Here Are Some Things You Need To Know

I have seen 2 businesses grind to a halt over not knowing details about their online

  • Who hosts your domain ? / Can you login and see your details
  • Do you own your domain or does your website developer ( this can be a legal minefield) - check the details at WhoIs
  • Can you access your emails online / Who has my email account / What's my email password?
  • What if the person who designed my website and has all this information , disappears , goes broke?
  • If you are listed on Google ( and you should be , check that your details are correct ) , location , contact and hours need to be correct , remember Google is the new white and yellow pages

All About iCloud Drive - Your Storage In The Cloud

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iCloud drive is Apples online storage for your devices - your Mac , iPad , iPhone 

Using iCloud Drive, you can store all your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, and any other kind of document in iCloud.

What you store in iCloud Drive will be kept up to date across all of your devices, and you can access them from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.

Here's what you can do with iCloud Drive:

  • Store and access all of your documents in one place from any of your devices
  • Keep files and folders up to date across all your devices
  • Create new files and folders from iCloud-enabled apps
  • Work on the same file across multiple apps

Apple will give you 5GB of storage in the cloud for free but additional storage above the 5GB does come at a monthly cost listed below:

  • 20 GB: $1.29
  • 200 GB: $4.99
  • 500 GB: $12.99
  • 1 TB: $24.99

Here are some links to help explain iCloud Drive and what you can do with it:

Manage Your iCloud Storage 

iCloud Drive FAQ

How To Use iCloud Drive 


Goodbye iPhoto - Hello Photos For Mac

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Photos for mac is a replacement for iPhoto which enables you to see and access all your photos from all your devices whether you are on a Mac , iPad or an iPhone.

Photos was part of an update to Yosemite and is less of a resource hog than iPhoto was and will require you to upload your photos to iCloud Drive.

Here are some links to assist you with learning about Photos and maximising its use.

Lifehacker : How To Setup And Use Apple New Photos App In OS X Yosemite 

Photos For OS X

How to delete, recover, and eradicate pictures and videos in Photos for OS X

Format Your Mac & Reinstall The Operating System

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A clean install is a great thing to do to your mac computer , especially if you have just installed / updated one operating system on top of another , such as a move to Yosemite 

First backup by using Time Machine : Time Machine Guide 

Make sure you can access your backup !

Collect your programs if you need to reinstall them

Make sure you know your Apple ID and password

Erase the hard drive and reinstall the operating system : Format Guide 

Check for updates at the App store ( sign in )

Open Migration Assistant from Utilities and recover your system : Recover Guide