How to Record your Screen on a Mac

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit. In this video, we will show you how to record your screen on a Mac. Guys if you are new to the channel we do tech related videos that can help you with any questions you might have. So please don’t forget the hit the subscribe button and smash the bell icon.

Let’s Get Started!

To record your screen on a Mac you will need to bring up the Screen Recording menu by pressing Command + Shift + 5.

record your screen on a mac
The different options when record your screen on a Mac.

So that’s buttons command shift and 5 all at the same time. You will see the Screen Recording menu pop up. I am going to go through each part and show you what they all do. The first option is capture screen shot. This will basically take a screen shot of you screen as it is. Once its selected click on Capture and you will see a preview pop up. It will also save this image to your desktop.

Command + Shift + 5 keys

Double click on it and you be able to preview it. Press Command + Shift + 5 again and click Capture selected window. This will allow you to select a part of your window to screen shot. This allows you to screen shot a window that is currently open. If I select the background it will screen shot that only. See the preview in the bottom right. If I do it a again and select the 123myIT website it will screen shot that only.

Capture Selected Portion

And again I can double click it to preview it. Next up is capture selected portion. This allows you to capture a exact part of the screen. Just move the guidelines to where you want them and click on capture.

Alright the next part of the menu is called Record Entire screen. This will allow you to record a video of your entire screen. So click that and then click record and move something on your screen. Once your are done click the stop button in the menu bar. If you want to look what you have recorded click the preview and play the video.

Record Selected Portion

Next up is record selected portion. This allows you to record a video of only the part of the screen that you move the grid lines too. Click record and move your video and then click stop when you are finished. Now there is some other cool options you can choose. If you click on the options menu you can choose where you want the files to be saved. The default is to the desktop but if you want you can change this.

Other Helpful Tips

Next it’s a timer count down which gives you 5 or 10 seconds before its starts to record. Handy if you need to clear your throat or something before you start.

Under Microphone, if you want to record your voice or sound to the video you can select Microphone. Lets test it.  Cool so the sound came through.

The last option I want to show you is mouse clicks. This is handy if you want to highlight where your mouse is clicking in your video. So turn it on in options record you video and I am going to click on the link on the 123myIT website. No if I stop the recording and play the video you should see a circle highlighting a click around the mouse cursor. And there it is.

One last thing, if you want to quickly trim a video simply click on the preview and then click the Trim button. Move the yellow sliders to select the part you want to keep. And then click done to save your recording. Let say I want to move that click to the beginning of the video. Double click your video and it will play you the video you Trimmed.  

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How to use Apple Reality Composer on your iPhone or iPad

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit, in this video we will show you, how to use Apple’s Reality Composer. Apple’s Reality Composer allows you to create and interact with Augmented Reality on your iPhone and iPad. This allows you to blend virtual content with the world around you.

In this video, we will show you how to download Reality composer.

  • Create a project
  • Select an Object
  • Add Looks and Behaviors
  • Place your Object in AR
  • Before you start make sure that the iOS version of your iPhone or iPad is 13.2 or later.
  • Lets get started.

To download Reality Composer go into the App store and search for Reality Composer. Download and open it to get started. Once you have it open tap the plus start a new Project. Next, you need to choose and Anchor.

Reality composer
Choosing and Anchor

You use an Anchor to place an Object in the real world. There are a few anchors to choose from. Want your Object to be placed on a table or floor choose Horizontal. If you want to place it on a wall use Vertical. Are using a movie poster, book, brochure or packaging choose image anchor. If you want a selfie effects such as virtual hats and glasses use the face anchor.

Content Library

I am going to choose Horizontal. A square is the default Object lets delete it an add something more exciting. To delete tap and hold and then select delete. Cool, once that’s gone tap the Plus to open the Content library. Now you can select anything in here, but I am going to choose the rocket.

Adding Objects

If you want to change the look of your Object. Tap your Object and select the Cog. You have heaps of options in here, go ahead and select whatever you like. I am going to go with the realistic version. To close it press the cog again.

Lets add some action to the Object. Tap the Object and then tap the more icon. Then select Behaviours. To create a new behaviour tap the plus icon. 

Add Behaviours

A behaviour allows you to move, scale or add emphasis to your Objects. You can also create proximity triggers and other cool stuff. To make our rocket shoot upwards lets scroll down to custom. Make sure you select the Object first and then select the Trigger called Tap. Next select move rotate scale by to move the rocket upwards.

Launch Speed

Now if you want to set the Rockets launch speed move the Duration slider to the left or right. Next select the ease type. Selecting this will make the rocket go faster as it lifts off. Select Ease in. Under Position tap clear and type in how high you want the rocket to go. I am going to type 500 as its in centimetres. Make sure you press Return. To give your Behaviour a new name tap more and name your Behaviour.

Ok let place our Rocket in the real world. I want to launch it off my wireless charger. Tap the AR button and move your iPhone or iPad side to side. If its too big pinch it to make it smaller and tap and drag to move it to the right spot. Sweet now hit the play icon to set it. And tap the Rocket to launch it!  Houston we have lift off!

If you get stuck and your Rocket doesn’t fly. Go back into Behaviours and make sure you select your rocket and then choose Tap.

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Schedule Do Not Disturb on your iPhone iPad or iPod Touch

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit, in this video we will show you, how to schedule Do Not Disturb on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. So let’s say you have to do some study or you just want to concentrate on something without interruptions. Scheduling Do Not Disturb will silence calls and notifications during a period that suits you.

Setting Up – Schedule Do Not Disturb

Let us take a look. Go into Settings and tap on Do Not Disturb. Go ahead and toggle on the scheduled button. Tap on the Times and you can use the dial to change the Start and End times. I am going to change mine to 9am to 10am. So this means I won’t receive any calls or notifications from my phone during this time. Just tap back when you are done.

Schedule Do Not Disturb
Schedule Do Not Disturb – Quite hours

Next, up just tap always so you don’t get alerts while you are using your device.

If you need to see your alerts and the Do Not Disturb is on you can still check them in the Notifications centre. Nope no notifications for me! Time to Study now I guess.

Thanks for taking the time to look at this video. Please feel free to leave some feedback on any of the articles on 123myIT. We are here to help you where we can with your IT related issues.

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Copy Data iPhone to Android with iCloud 2020

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to Copy data from iPhone to Android with iCloud 2020. Ok Guys so we are going to copy the data from your iPhone to iCloud and then download that data to your Android device. This will copy data such as Contacts, Messages, Free apps, Photos, Videos and Documents. We will use WIFI so make sure both devices are on WIFI.

This video & article will help you copy data iPhone to Android via iCloud in 2020.
Choose what you can copy.

Also this should with most Android phones, the process will be simular but you might have to work out which copy software to use. Ok let us start.

On your iPhone go into settings scroll to the top and sing into iCloud with your Apple id.

Sign into iCloud – Copy data iPhone to Android

Once you are signed into iCloud the next step is to do a Backup to iCloud. To do this tap iCloud and then scroll to the bottom and tap on iCloud Backup. This is where you would tap backup now to start the backup. However before you do this lets go back and select what we want to backup remember you will be copying this to your Android device.

Ok I am going to go in and turn off anything that I don’t want to backup. Ok once finished there is a few more options to turn off.

Things to turn off before you get started.

You need to turn off Turn off two-factor authentication if you have that turned on. To do this go out of settings and into Safari and browse to appleid.apple.com. Once there sign in with your Apple ID and password. Log into your account tap on Security, then scroll to the bottom, and turn off two-factor authentication. As you can see, I do not have it turned on.

The next step is to Turn off find my iPhone. This is helpful if you want to sell your iPhone afterwards. Go Back into settings, Tap Apple ID and then tap on Find my. Find my iPhone is turn on tap to turn it off. Enter your apple id and then turn it off.

The last step is to Turn off iMessages. This will stop your phone number from being linked to your Apple ID. Tap on find my, tap on Apple ID, tap on Settings. Scroll down and find messages. And then just toggle off iMessages. Go back into settings and back into iCloud again. Tap iCloud. Again go down to iCloud backup. Tap backup now to start the iCloud backup. Depending on how much data you have this might take a while. Head over to your Android device and start up the restore software. This is a Samsung S20 so the software is called Smart switch.

Smart Switch App

You can find it in the menu or if you are on other Android devices look under Settings and then Accounts and Backup or the Backup area of your Android device. Always Tap update.

Tap on Receive data and then Tap iPhone since we want receive the Data from the iPhone. You want to connect wirelessly to iCloud. The backup has finished on the iPhone now so you can close out of it. Tap done to log into your iCloud on your Android device.

Awesome it should now show you a list of data that you can copy across to your Android device. Just deselect anything that you don’t want. Great it will give you other options to copy data to your Android device. Tap next down the bottom. Its give you a warning about turning off iMessage which we already did. And then tap go to the Home screen and check if you data copied across by going into your Android device.

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iPhone SE 2 🙂

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you everything you need to know about the iPhone SE in three minutes. The iPhone SE is basically an iPhone 8 with the A13 Bionic processor from the iPhone 11. Pricing for the iPhone SE 2 starts at $399 USD and it comes in three different colours, Black, White and Product Red.

What you get inside the box iPhone SE 2

First up in the box you will find the documentation, Quick start guide, SIM card eject tool, Warranty information and Apple stickers. Next you have the iPhone SE itself. Other accessories are Earpods with lighting connector. Lighting USB cable a five watt USB charger which will take 2 hours and 45 minutes to charge to full. Not to forget that the SE supports wireless charging and is IP67 water and dust resistant.

The SE has a 4.7-inch widescreen LCD multi touch retina HD display with IPS technology. It has a 1334 by 750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi. If you compare it with the iPhone 11 Pro on the left, you can see the Pro has allot more screen real-estate on its 5.8-inch OLED display. In reality though they are almost the same body size with the Pro being 6 mm taller and 4 mm wider and only a mm thicker.

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iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone SE 2 side by side.

No Face Unlock, but you get Touch ID.

There is no face unlock just the all too familiar home button which has the Touch ID fingerprint scanner built in. On the front top of the SE we have a 7 megapixel FaceTime HD camera compared with 12 megapixel on the Pro. Both have a F2.2 aperture. On the back of the SE you have a single 12megapixel Wide camera, however the Pro also has a Triple Camera setup which features a Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras.

Don’t worry out of the box the SE will still take amazing photos. Here are some comparisons between the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone SE. Can you spot the difference?

On the right side you have Sleep Wake power button and SIM card slot. Looking at the left you have the Ring Silent and Volume up and down buttons. On the bottom you have the lighting connector, microphone and stereo speakers.

A13 Processor

The SE has the same A13 processor as the iPhone 11 Pro and here is the benchmark. Single core and Multi core score are almost the so not allot of difference in terms of performance. A fast processor is important when playing games and videos or when generally moving around the iPhone.

Battery life is the same as the iPhone 8 and you can expect about 27 hours between charges. This will get you about 8 hours or streamed video playback.

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Fix Mac by Resetting NVRAM PRAM

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to fix your Mac by resetting NVRAM.

Before we get started, what is NVRAM? NVRAM is a small amount of memory that your Mac uses to store certain settings. Therefore, if you are having issues with Sound Volume, Display Resolution, Start-up disk selection, Time zone and Kernel Panic then resetting NVRAM might help. 

Ok to reset the NVRAM you need to hold down Option, Command, P and R buttons on your keyboard as your Mac restarts.

Resetting NVRAM
Hold down the ALT Command and P R keys will help you in resetting NVRAM.

Go up to the Apple menu and restart your Mac now and you see your Mac restarting. Quickly, hold down the Option, Command, P and R buttons. Because you will hear the first Apple chime continue to hold down the Buttons and you should hear a second Apple chime. Great job the NVRAM has been reset now let go of your buttons now.

You can log back into your Mac and hopefully your issues have been resolved! Other helpful reset videos are fix MacBook Air with T2 chip. The T2 chip is that funny looking power button on some of the Mac computers.

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Install Windows 10 on Mac 2020

Hi, Guys Welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to install Windows 10 on a Mac in 2020.

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I get allot people asking me. Why would you want to install Windows 10 on a Mac? Moreover, my reply is always. You have nice Apple hardware; why not put the best OS software on that hardware? People, if you disagree leave a comment in the comments section below.

Get Windows 10 for FREE

Ok let us get started. You will need a Mac a USB stick and a copy of Windows 10. To get a FREE copy of Windows 10 you can get it from the 123myit.com website under downloads. However, you will need a Windows computer to download that copy onto your USB drive. In the Downloads section scroll down to where it says Windows 10 Media Creator tool and run that. Select create installation media for another Pc. For language, I select English US, Edition Windows 10 Pro and Architecture 64 bit.

Next we want to select ISO file. This is the Windows 10 file that we will copy to the USB and then from that USB we will copy it to your Macs Desktop.

SanDisk USB C and USB 3

Ok so I have already copied the Windows 10 ISO file to my Macs Desktop from the USB stick. The USB stick I am using is a SanDisk Dual drive USB. It has both USB C and the older USB 3 so I don’t get stuck when using USBs on my new MACs. They are helpful I will leave a link here. Once the Windows 10 ISO file is copied to your Macs desktop. Go ahead an open Boot Camp assistant. Just click on finder and search Boot Camp.

Ok if Boot camp does not select your Windows 10 ISO file Automatically go ahead and select it manually. Mine has detected so all is ok.

Windows 10 on Mac
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Partition your Macintosh HD

The next step is to Partition your drive so that you can fit Windows 10 onto you Mac. If you are unsure about this just move your slider to halfway. Click install and then your Mac will download the Windows support software. This may take a while so let the Mac do its thing. Next, it will partition the disk and just follow the prompts it will restart.

If everything has gone ok you should see the Windows 10 setup screen. Just go ahead and select the options for Language and Click do not activate Windows now.

Ok select your country and follow the prompts to setup Windows 10.

So setup for personal use, click that and I always just use offline account. However, feel free to setup Windows whatever way you want. Click limited experience and then type in your user name. I just create 123myIT as a user. Add in a password and click next. I always click no and decline. Up to you, what you want to select for Privacy settings I just click no.

Installed Windows 10!

Awesome you have just installed Windows 10 on a Mac. The last step here is to make sure the Boot Camp drivers are installed. It is an important step so do not skip this. Otherwise, things like your sound buttons on your Mac will not work properly.

You should see a Boot Camp Window on your screen just click next and follow the prompts. If you didn’t get this screen go back into your Boot Camp folder on your hard disk and run the boot camp setup.exe file again. If you want to check your drivers are installing properly go into device manager and you should see all the devices install properly.

Sweet that is finished now check your devices and you can do a restart and test if your Sound and Volume buttons work ok.

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How to Clean & Disinfect your iPhone & Case

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How to Clean & Disinfect your iPhone & Case

Hi Guys Welcome to 123myIT.

Let me ask you this, when was the last time you cleaned and disinfect your iPhone? If your answer is never or rarely then now is probably a good time to start.

Apple has just recently updated their website on  what you can do to clean or disinfect your device. So I wanted to show you guys how to do that.

Disinfect your iPhone

To disinfect your device Apple says you can use a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfectant Wipes. They also recommend warm soapy water and apply these with a soft lint free micro fibre cloth.

Disinfect your iPhone
Disinfect your iPhone

I would recommend warm soapy water over the a disinfectant alcohol for three reasons. The first reason is you don’t know what chemicals are in the wipes so do you research especially if you have Asthma. Seriously, it only takes a Google search to find out. Second, those chemicals could burn certain parts of your phone and the last reason wipes are just not good for the environment.

If you don’t have soap then warm clean water is the next best option and if you don’t have a microfiber cloth any lint free soft cloth will do.

Don’t press hard on your phone when cleaning

Now to clean your phone if you have a case just remove it. Here I have an iPhone case from Element I will put a product link in the description below. I will show you how to disinfect and clean your case as well.

When cleaning your device what you don’t want to do is wipe to hard or excessively. Use a soft lint free cloth. Don’t use paper towels. Make sure your device is unplugged from any cables and don’t use sprays or anything that can get into the ports.

Alright so just take your disinfectant wipe an gently wipe the device over. You just need to apply enough so its moist not wet. And you should be able to see that moisture that I have applied on the screen and cameras. Make sure you lightly do the sides of the device as well. If I turn the screen off you should be able to see the disinfectant on the screen.

Ok once you’re finished just sit your device down for 4 to 5 mins. This will give the disinfectant some time to dry and kill any Viruses or Bacteria on your phone.

Soapy warm water – Disinfect your iPhone

If you have soapy warm water and a cloth the process is the same again just apply some soapy warm water to your cloth and start wiping your device over. Again you should see that the phone is moist not wet and you should make sure you do the back and sides as well.

If you have lint or dust in the power, speaker, camera or ear piece ports you can very gently try to clean these with the SIM eject tool or a paper clip. Just be very careful not to touch or put any force on the inside of the ports. Very gently dislodge the lint or dust and then you can use a moist cotton tip to help remove the dust from the port.

The process is the same for your case. However, be careful when use alcohol wipes on your case, as some cases might not like the Alcohol wipes. I suggest just spot testing the alcohol wipes first in a part of the case you won’t see. If it works fine just wipe your case over the same way you did with your phone. With soapy warm water you should be fine to use it on your case. No issues there. Don’t forget you can use the SIM eject tool and cotton tips to get into the harder places. Once disinfected put your case down for 4 mins to dry.

Cover your phone with plastic sleve

The last idea I had might seem extreme. However, if you are working in an extreme environment like a health care worker, it might be helpful. If you are going into an area where you know there might be the potential for infection you could also try putting your phone in an airtight zip lock back. So disinfect your phone first. Once its dry pop it inside a zip lock back and seal it up. You can still use the device from inside the bag. Then when you leave the hospital or infected zone you can remove it from the bag. If you are in this situation, it might be a good idea to disinfect the device again after you remove the bag.

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