Record Your Screen on iPhone or iPad

Hi Guys Matt from 123myit here. In this video, we will show you how to record the screen on your iPhone or iPad. First, up, you need to add Screen Recording to the Control Centre. To do this go into Setting and then Control Centre. Scroll down and then tap the green plus next to Screen Recording. Scroll backup and should see that Screen Recording has been added to the Included Controls menu.

Record Your Screen on iPhone

All right, let us show you how it works. Go back out of Settings and swipe down from the top right corner to access Control Centre. Here you can see the new Screen Recording button has been added. Tap and Hold to turn on your microphone if you want it to record your voice.

Capturing the action – Record Your Screen on iPhone

Let us capture some action. To start the Screen Recording swipe down from the top right hand corner and tap the screen-recording button. It will start Screen Recording when the three-second countdown ends. Next, close the control centre to pick up where you left off. Great Shot! When you want to stop recording. Go back to the Control Centre and tap the Screen Recording again. You Screen Recording will be saved to Photos. Tap edit to edit your Screen Recording and cut out the parts you do not want. When you finished tap done and you can save it as a new clip. When you are finished, editing you can share it with friends by tapping the Share button.

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Turn on Speak Screen on your iPhone or iPad

IF you want to know how to get your iPhone or iPad to read certain text that appears on your screen. You need to use Speak Screen. To turn it on go to Settings > Accessibility and tap spoken content. Then toggle on Speak Screen. To start it up, just swipe down with two fingers from the top of the screen.

Turn on Speak Screen

Getting your iPhone to read text to you is easy.

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Scan a QR code on iPhone iPad or iPod Touch

IF you did not know already, scanning a QR code with your camera app is super easy. Just open up your Camera. Then point your iPhone or iPad at the QR code so it appears in the view finder.

Notification – QR code on iPhone

Then you should see the notification at the top of the screen. Just tap it and then it will forward you to the website you are after. See Super easy!

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Apple iMac 24 Inch 2021

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you everything you need to know about the Apple iMac 24 Inch in 2021.

This is the Apple iMac 24 inch, which is the direct successor to the 21.5 inch Intel based 4K iMac. The iMac range has not had a complete redesign since 2012, which is almost a 10 years. So it’s been a long time coming.

The 2021 iMac gets the new Apple Silicon M1 chip and we get an extremely compact internal design. This allowed the designers to reduce the overall size and volume of the iMac while giving us a much larger screen.

Pricing – Apple iMac 24

Pricing for the iMac starts around $1299 USD for the 256 GB base model and goes up to $1699 USD for the 512BG model. Things to note the Base model only has a 7 core GPU while the other models have 8. And the other model come with an extra two USB 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and Magic Keyboard with Touch ID. The new iMac is very colourful and come in the colour Blue Green Pink Silver Yellow Orange and Purple.

Apple iMac 24

In the box, you will get Warranty and setup documentation. Along with Apple stickers. Also included is a 143 watt power adapter which is external to the iMac. This is better design for cooling and allows you to replace the power supply without opening the iMac. The cable is also colour matched to the colour of iMac. In the upgraded model, you will have an integrated Ethernet port as well.

Magic Mouse – Apple iMac 24

Next up is the magic mouse 2 which didn’t get any update apart from the colour. So, you get the mulitouch gesture service on the top which also has a mechanical click. And you have the lighting port on the bottom of the mouse which means you cannot charge the mouse and use it at the same time. Which remains quite controversial.

The keyboard is a Magic keyboard and has a really nice lock button in the top right hand corner. The upgraded model will come with Touch ID sensor, which will do the same functions it did on the older iPad.  The only drawback I see with my model is it you pick up the keyboard you might bump the button and lock your screen when you don’t want to. Both the mouse and keyboard are changed with a colour matched USB-C to Lighting Cable. You only get one cable so you would probably need to charge the keyboard and mouse individually. Last accessory is the power supply cable. Thankfully, this makes the total length of the cable long enough for most desks. This is the Australia version but if you were in the US, you would have the US version.

24 Inch Screen

Next, you will have the Apple iMac 24 itself. The biggest upgrade on this iMac is the larger display. You get a 24-inch 4.5K screen instead of a 4K and that allows you to get the pixel density of 218 ppi which is what makes it a Retina Display. It has a resolution of 4480 x 2520 and 500 nits of brightness which is pretty standard on the M1 Macs. True Tone technology also adds a warmer more realistic colour to the display.

In Terms of how heavy the iMac is its 9.83 pounds or 4 kgs which is slightly lighter than the 2012 iMac on 12.5 pounds or 5.68 kgs. And in regards to Dimensions it stands 18.1 inches high and 21.5 inches wide.

On the back of the iMac you have the stunning deep blue colour with a two tone effect. However, for the most part you won’t see this. The glossy Apple logo on the back is colour matched to same colour on the front chin of the iMac. So when you pick your iMac maybe note you wont see much of the colour on the back.

Ports

On the back left side of this base iMac, you have two Thunderbolt, USB 4 ports. I would have like to see three as one could be taken up when charging the keyboard. There is no Ethernet on the base model, so this model is WIFI only. And you will be prompted for WIFI password on setup.The USB 4 doubles as a display port so if you have a USB 4 to HDMI adapter you can plug in an external display.

If you are plugging in an external display. Make sure you set the main display to be optimised in the display settings. This should give your main display the best clarity as you can see here.

On the back right side,  you have the power button which is concaved so you can feel it when turning  the iMac on. Along the side you have an 3.5 Headphone Jack. And there is no SD card reader which I get it, you can buy an Apple Adapter if you need that. However, it does feel limited in terms of connectivity.

The Stand

The design of the stand is a thing of beauty, however it only tilts back and forth. If you want to raise the height you would need to put a book under it and if you want to mount the screens on a different VESA stand you need to buy the iMac without the stand included.

The iMac comes with a six-speaker system and force-cancelling subwoofers. This improves the performance of the subwoofers without distortion. They sit in the chin of the iMac and there’s a speaker grill along the bottom. Lets take a listen.

The magic keyboard does have a lock computer button which is really handy. Just tap it and the iMac locks itself instantly. Great if you work in an office. The power cable is colour matched and magnetic so it clicks into the power socket on the iMac but isn’t designed to pop out like it does on the MacBook range.

FaceTime HD Camera

Along the top, you will find an integrated 1080p FaceTime HD camera with an indicator light. This replaces the 720p version from the last generation. The improvement here is the image signal processor which is on the M1 chip and it makes a huge difference. Another big upgrade is the microphone on the back of the iMac. Apple calls these Studio grade microphones however that might ne be a bit of a stretch. They are still quite good.

Cool, lets run the benchmarks real quick and I will show you the fan noise. Starting the benchmark software really works the iMac hard. And you can hear the fan spinning its quite loud. To see where all the heat is heres a capture of the heat on the iMac. You can see the bottom right part of the chin is the hottest at 42 degrees. This heat is probably the M1 chip doing it thing.

The Cinebench multicore score on the iMac was 6126. This is better than the MacBook Air M1 we tested which had a score of 5324, but not as good as the MacBook Pro M1 which was 7780. So the 24 inch iMac won’t perform as good as the MacBook Pro M1 laptop.

Here is the benchmark for the disk read and write speeds.

The iMac might seem like is just home desktop PC for the family. However, in Reality it is extremely powerful and can edit multiple streams of 4K video. As well as drive, a 6K external display and edit 100 megapixel photographs. The only drawbacks might be if you want to play games or you need more than 2 USB C ports.

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Sound Recognition on your iPhone or iPad

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit. In this video, we will show you how to use the Accessibility feature called Sound Recognition on your iPhone. This feature will allow your iPhone or iPad to listen out for certain sounds and notify you when it recognizes them.

Here is the Door Knock Notification. Let’s try it again.

Cool, lets go ahead and set it up. You can find it under Settings, Accessibility and Sound Recognition.

Sound Recognition on your iPhone

Just toggle the Sound Recognition button on at the top and then to select sounds tap sounds below.

My Favorites – Sound Recognition on your iPhone

In here, you have a whole heap of Sounds to try. My Favourites are Door Bell, Door Knock, Baby Crying, Shouting and Coughing. The idea is, let’s say you have a friend coming around to your house but don’t always hear the knock at the door. You could put your iPhone or iPad near the door and when they knock you would be notified on your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.

Once you turn on Sound Recognition for the first time. You can access it quickly from the Control Panel. So swipe down from the top on your device and then Tap to turn it on or off.

In your control panel you will see the new Sound Recognition button. Just tap it to turn it off and on. And then if you tap and hold you will be able to change which sounds you want your device to listen for.

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5 Start-up Modes for M1 Macs

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you all the Mac M1 Start-up Modes. These are helpful if you need to troubleshoot or work on your Mac for any reason.

This video will show you how to open Startup Options. Start the Mac with Diagnostics, Recovery and Safe Mode. Also show you how to set a default Startup Volume.

Lets get started. I am using a MacBook Pro M1 computer. First step is to shut down the Mac.

Start-up Modes

Once your Mac is shutdown to get into Startup Options press and hold the power button until you see the Apple logo with Continue holding for Startup Options menu. When you see the Options cog you can let go of the power button. This is the Startup Options menu and you can do things like select bootable disks.

start-up modes M1 Macs
Diagnostics modes and other modes

Diagnostics Mode

To get into Diagnostics Mode we want to press and hold Command and D keys until your Mac Restarts and you will see the Diagnostics Menu load. Now you might need to connect the Mac to your WIFI to start the diagnostics. Once you have connected to WIFI the Diagnostics will download and you can use the Diagnostics to see if you have a hardware problem with your Mac.

Just click Run Offline and the Mac will check all your hardware to see if its ok. I get an error with my power adapter because its not plugged in. If you click get started it will show you a list of error codes. So if you have faulty hardware you can contact Apple for help.

If I plug my cable back in and run the test again I don’t get any error codes. This means that the Mac hardware is fine and working correctly.

Start-up Disks

If you want to check startup disk, reinstall MacOS, restore from backup or change security settings go into Recovery mode by pressing the Options Cog. So in Recovery menu you have Restore from Time Machine. Reinstall Mac OS. Disk Utility and Browse Apple support.

Safe Mode allows you to Flush user cashes and disable third-party extensions. TO get into Safe Mode go back into Startup Menu and press and hold the Shift key. Then click continue in Safe Mode underneath it. You Mac will restart and then you should be able to see the top right hand menu. Simply logon and your Mac will be in safe mode.

If you want to set a default startup disk go back into the Startup Menu and press and hold the Option key. Under the Disks it will show Always Use option. This allows you to set the default Startup disk. Helpful if you have multiple disks.

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Fix Broken Bricked Mac with Restore Revive

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to fix a bricked mac or broken MacBook with revive or restore.

Guys if you are like me and you have bricked your new Mac M1 or other MacBook’s then you can try to do a restore or revive process to get it working again. You might be getting the black screen with exclamation mark and the restore URL on it. This video will show you how to fix it.

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Fixing Bricked Macs with DFU mode, Like and iPhone.

Restore Revive Bricked Mac

To do a restore or revive you will need another Mac or MacBook. This Mac will push the restore to software to the broken Mac. IF you are like me and did not have a second Mac try borrowing one from a friend or you might have to go to an Apple store.

Let us get started. I am using two MacBook Pro M1 computers. You need to plug the power cable into the working MacBook on the right USB C port. In addition, plug the second USB C cable from the second MacBook to the left port. Then plug the cable from the left port into the left port of the broken Mac. Here’s a picture you might find helpful for the different Macs.

Apple Configurator

Next up download and app called Apple Configurator 2 from the App Store. Go ahead and open Apple configurator 2. Once that is done, you will need to put the MacBook in DFU mode. This can be a bit tricky.

You need to:

1. Press the power button.

2. While holding down the power button, at the same time press all three of the following keys for about 10 seconds:

The right Shift key

The left Option key

The left Control key

Other things to know are revive will revive the firmware and reinstall the latest version of recoveryOS.

Restore Firmware

Restore will restore the firmware, erase all data, and reinstall the latest version of recoveryOS and MacOS. Bricked Mac.

Therefore, if you do it wrong it will come up like this. It has the padlock there and you cannot revive or restore this Mac. Ok so let try again. Press and hold the Power button then press and hold the Right shift, Left Option and Control keys.

3. After 10 seconds, immediately release the three keys but continue to hold down the power button until it appears in Apple Configurator 2.

Your Mac in DFU mode – Bricked Mac

Awesome, you have now just put your Mac in DFU mode. Just like an iPhone. Now depending on how you broke your Mac you will need the Revive option or the restore option. To find these menus right click on the DFU sign on the first Mac and go to Advanced. Under Advanced you will have the revive option otherwise I will use the restore option.

Ok the restore revive will start and may take some time so go ahead and hit the like button and subscribe guys!

Cool, if everything goes well then you should see the DFU replaced with a padlock. Moreover, your broken Mac should now be fixed. You can go ahead and setup your Mac again.

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Set a Live Photo as your Wallpaper on your iPhone

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. Do you have a favourite live photo that you show people all the time? You can set you live photo as your wallpaper. Let us show you how.

Tap on Photos, then Albums and scroll down to Live Photos. Select the photo you want to save as your wall paper. Touch and hold the live photo to see it play.

Next, Tap Share and then scroll down and tap on the Use as Wallpaper button. You can drag and pinch the photo if needed and once done tap on Set.

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Live Photos

Once done you can set it for Lock screen only or Home screen only or just set both. Alright here it is on our lock screen now. Ok here it is again.

If you want to remove it and put your old wallpaper back go to Settings Scroll down to wallpaper. Tap choose a new wallpaper. Select your wallpaper. Tap Set and your old wallpaper is back.

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