Learning Mac Computers -
Solving Problems & Getting Answers

http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Mac_Computers/Week8.html   or   index.html

Update/Upgrade your macOS

  Problems/Bugs continue to be found in hardware, operating
  systems, applications software, networks, and technology.
  There is an ongoing battle between the good guys finding and
  fixing the problems and the bad guys finding and exploiting
  the problems. Your role is important in this ongoing drama!

  Mantra: Always do the updates/upgrades.
  System Preferences > Software Update

Turn on Private Relay 

  System Preferences > Apple ID > Check Private Relay (Beta)

  Normally when you browse the web, information contained in
  your web traffic, such as your DNS records and IP address,
  can be seen by your network provider and the websites you
  visit. This information could be used to determine your
  identity and build a profile of your location and browsing
  history over time. iCloud Private Relay is designed to
  protect your privacy by ensuring that when you browse the
  web in Safari, no single party-not even Apple-can see both
  who you are and what sites you're visiting.

  When Private Relay is enabled, your requests are sent
  through two separate, secure internet relays. Your IP
  address is visible to your network provider and to the first
  relay, which is operated by Apple. Your DNS records are
  encrypted, so neither party can see the address of the
  website you're trying to visit. The second relay, which is
  operated by a third-party content provider, generates a
  temporary IP address, decrypts the name of the website you
  requested and connects you to the site. All of this is done
  using the latest internet standards to maintain a
  high-performance browsing experience while protecting your

Resources Right on your Mac Choose About This Mac from the Apple menu in the upper-left corner of your screen. About This Mac shows an overview of your Mac, including the name and version of its operating system, its model name, and its serial number: Click the Support link and you'll find several helpful links. For example, you might easily spend dozens of minutes digging around Apple's site trying to find the user manual for your Mac. Click the User Manual link under Support, and you'll never dig again. And... Every App has a Help Manual (changes with each App) Online Resources from Apple https://www.apple.com https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/if-your-mac-runs-slowly-mchlp1731/mac https://www.apple.com/contact/ https://www.apple.com/privacy/ https://www.apple.com/recycling/ https://www.apple.com/sitemap/ https://www.apple.com/support/ <== https://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/ https://www.apple.com/today/ https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222 https://support.apple.com/manuals https://support.apple.com/macos When I need a Guru, I often ask my question in a Search Engine such as DuckDuckGo:

Local Help Ames Public Library's Apple Users Group - Fridays 10-Noon Apple users helping Apple users. This group was started by OLLI members Greg Vitale, Gail Wiebke and Sam Wormley in January of 2017. There are many knowledgeable contributors. Since Covid-19 we meet via Zoom. Ask your instructor for the link. Share screens using Messages (or Screen Sharing app) on Mac https://support.apple.com/guide/messages/screen-sharing-icht11883/mac When you're having a conversation with someone in Messages, you can share your screen with them, or they can share theirs with you. It's a great way to work together on a project or help a friend solve an issue on their computer.

Apple Jordan Creek https://www.apple.com/retail/jordancreek/ Contacting Apple https://www.apple.com/contact/ Online Apple Support: (800) MY-APPLE (800-692-7753) HomeTown Tech (Macs and Windows PCs) http://hometowntech.com/locations/ames-computer-repair/ 305 Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010 Call the shop at (515) 233-8324 see what we can do to help. Ames@HomeTownTech.com iTech Gurus - Urbandale https://itechgurus.com 8475 Hickman Rd., Urbandale, IA 50322 Phone: (515) 897-0006 CW Smith Computer Services & Repair (Macs and Windows PCs) cwpcmac@gmail.com https://facebook.com/cwsmithpcmac 2620 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316 Shop: (515) 897-7670 Mobile: (515) 577-1716 Linked Resources for Mac Users http://edu-observatory.org/mac/ Apple Blogosphere Links http://edu-observatory.org/media/News_Apple/index.html Security Media & Podcasts Links http://edu-observatory.org/media/Security_Media/index.html sam.wormley@gmail.com <== One more resource