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Increase Productivity With macOS

Increase Productivity With macOS

Series Three 

Continuity Camera for Pictures and Scanning

Take a photo

Open a supported application on your Mac. Control-click or right-click in the document or window where you want the photo to appear Then select Import or insert from iPhone or iPad

(see below for requirements and supported applications)

You will then be prompted by your Mac to take a picture with your phone. It will look like this: 

When you take the photo with your phone, it will appear in your document, window or if you’re currently on your desktop, it will be on your desktop/

Scan a document

Open a supported application on your Mac. Control-click or right-click in the document or window where you want the scan to appear. Then select Import or insert from iPhone or iPad. 

Select Scan Documents

You will then be prompted by your Mac to take a picture with your phone. It will look like this: 

On your iOS device (iPhone or iPad), you will see a screen to scan. 

When you want to capture the text on the screen, press the circle button

The iOS device will then give you a preview and ask if you want to retake or Keep Scan. It will also give you an option to crop.

Crop to the text and then select Keep Scan. The preview on the iOS device will then disappear.

Your scan will now appear in PDF format on your desktop as shown:

The scanned document will be in high definition. Sample below:

Requirements:

Mac and iOS device have both wifi and Bluetooth turned on,
Mac and iOS device must be signed in to iCloud and with the same Apple ID that is using Two-Factor Authentication.
Your Mac is using macOS Mojave (or later), your iOS device is using iOS 12 or later.

Supported applications

O365 Suite, Finder, Keynote, Mail, Messages, Notes, Numbers, Pages, and Text Edit.

MAC Corner

By Shannan Sutherland

Increase Productivity With macOS

Series One

Screen Sharing
Did you know that every Mac has a built-in screen-sharing function for Mac to Mac? It comes with the operating system. It’s a hidden feature so you will have to use Spotlight to find it.
Simply press Command + Space Bar to bring up the Spotlight search function.

It will look like this:

Select Screen Sharing and a box will come up that looks like this:

From here, you can put your AppleID, the person you’re trying to connect to’s AppleID or if you know the IP address, input the IP where it says Connect To.
And gets better: the Mac uses your iSight camera’s microphone to provide your audio to the recipient.
Picture-in-Picture
For those times that you need to work on that PowerPoint for that upcoming meeting but also need to watch the Webinar that’s starting in five minutes. Meet Picture-in-Picture!
Picture-in-Picture is a feature embedded in macOS that allows you to multitask with your work in one window while a floating, adjustable, sizable window appears to hover above your current work. And when you’re done, you just snap the window back in! It’s as simple as a click!

To activate, just double right-click over the video you want to pop-out. Select Picture-in-Picture.

As you can see here, the YouTube video has popped out and is now a floating adjustable window that hovers above while a Word document is in progress. To end the session, simply click the x in the corner.
Requirements: macOS Sierra and later