Join Christopher Breen for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use AirDrop between your Mac and iOS device, part of Mac OS X Yosemite Tips and Tricks.
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- With Yosemite, Apple has tried to make it easier…for you to move files between devices.…This is something we've been able to do…with File Sharing between Macs and PCs,…but now we have the option to move files…between Macs and iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches…that are running iOS 8.…The means for doing this is AirDrop…and this is how it works.…On your iOS device running iOS 8 or later…swipe up from the bottom of the screen,…you'll see an AirDrop entry so tap on that…and you'll see three options:…"Off", "Contacts Only" and "Everyone".…
"Off" means, of course, that this device…will be invisible to others using AirDrop.…If someone who you've added as a contact…on your iOS device would like to transfer a file,…they can when you select "Contacts Only".…And then, the "Everyone" option lets anyone use it.…We're gonna choose "Everyone".…Now, let's move to the Mac.…On your Mac open a Finder window…and select AirDrop.…Anyone around you using the same WiFi network…that has AirDrop enabled for everyone,…or if you're in their contacts, will appear.…
The course also covers automating repetitive tasks with Automator and recording your Mac or iOS device's screen with QuickTime. Need help with basic housekeeping tasks? Chris dives into the utilities that help you resize disk partitions, create encrypted images, recover passwords, and more. The course concludes with great tips on efficiently using email and iCloud.
- Cleaning up the Mac OS X interface
- Using AirDrop to move files between your Mac and iOS device
- Extending Spotlight's reach
- Converting imported images with Automator
- Controlling your Mac with your voice
- Capturing screenshots and recording your screen with QuickTime
- Creating encrypted images
- Recovering passwords
- Archiving email
- Sending large email attachments with Mail Drop
- Working with iCloud