Pinned Tabs in Safari

Pinned tabs in Safari with  El Capitan allows you to Permanently Pin tabs that you refer to frequently.  It’s simple to do and it can be unpinned with little effort.

As we’ve seen there are many ways to add tabs for future reference, my favorite is is the Reading List (Shift+⌘+D). Now with El Capitan you can use Pinned tabs.  Rather than a list it gives you a permanent tab that is easily accessible.

Notice the tab bar it has tabs for open website and addresses.  Let’s add reference tabs that we might use frequently. Let’s add a Tab for Apple and one for Amazon..  To Pin a tab, open the Apple tab and select Window>Pin Tab and you’ll notice the Apple icon appears on the left side of the Tab row. Go to the Amazon Tab and this time Control+Click on it and select Pin Tab, again the icon for Amazon appears next to Apple.

So what we’ve done is created permanent tabs for each of sites. They are not loaded, but probably are preloaded for easy reference.  Let’s check out how they work. Close out all the tabs except one unrelated tab, then click on one of the pinned tabs.  You’ll notice that the unrelated tab is still open and now pinned tab page is displayed, you can go back and forth between your pinned tabs.

What’s even more interesting is that if you open a new Window in Safari and click on a pinned tab and scroll through it.  When you go back to the original window you’ll see both windows tabs are synched.

My new Favorite Grocery Shopping App

My old Shopping app seems to be failing, so that sent me on a search to find a suitable replacement.

After testing about 5 apps, I’ve settled on AnyList, by Purple Cover Inc.

Items can be added to the list from my iPad or iPhone, and my wife can add items also from her iOS devices, we share a log on ID.

It has a free version and so far this level works for me.  An Upgrade is offered at $7.99 for an individual and $11.99 for Family Per Year.

The Upgrade offers to allow you to use Any List from your Computer, import Recipes from the web, Recipe scaling, and Cloud backup among a list of features.  So far, I’m using the Free version.

AnyList can create new lists so I can create special lists for items, (i.e. Home Depot, Office Depot, etc.).

Adding items is easy, simply tap the ‘+Add item’ icon and type or speak the item.  When you’re shopping and pick up an item, you can tap the item on the list to cross it off as complete.   You can tap the clock icon to see recent items or the ☆ to see Favorites. If you tap the 👁  you’ll hide all crossed off items.

Encrypted eMail



“ProtonMail offers encrypted email, which makes it virtually impossible for anyone to read it except the sender and the recipient.” Wall Street Journal

ProtonMail is the world’s largest encrypted email service with over 1 million users. The ProtonMail secure email app for iPhone and iPad brings easy-to-use email encryption to your mobile device by seamlessly integrating PGP end-to-end encryption. ProtonMail also provides a modern user interface with a full set of innovative features such as customizable swipe gestures and the ability to send expiring emails.

Since we were founded by CERN scientists in 2013, we have been joined by citizens from around the globe who have supported our mission to protect online privacy. Our mobile app was made possible by a record-breaking $550,000 donation campaign. With the ProtonMail app, you can now create your own free ProtonMail email account and start experiencing the secure email of the future.

Why use ProtonMail?

• Ensure your emails stay private and cannot be intercepted or disclosed to third parties
• End-to-end encryption, OpenPGP compatible
• Easy-to-use: encryption is done automatically and is completely invisible to the user
• Zero-access: all messages are stored in encrypted format—not even ProtonMail can read your messages
• Open source: ProtonMail’s encryption is open to inspection by security experts from around the world
• Free: ProtonMail is 100% free, no catches. If you like our project, you can donate or upgrade to a premium account
• Swiss privacy and neutrality: ProtonMail is hosted entirely in Switzerland, under the protection of the world’s strongest privacy laws

With the ProtonMail app, you can:

• Create a new email address with automatic PGP key creation and management
• Send and receive encrypted emails and attachments automatically
• Set timers for messages to self-destruct after sending
• Quickly organize emails with customizable swipe gestures and labels
• Get push notification of new emails
• Send password protected encrypted emails to non-ProtonMail email addresses

How to add a font to your Mac

When you find a font you want to add to your Mac, use a browser to find the font on line and download it to your downloads folders. It will probably be in a zipped file, if so open it by clicking on the Zip file.

Now double click the new font and Font Book will open. On the bottom right click the install font button and the font will be added.

The next time you open pages the new font will be in the font list.

Location Services & Privacy 

Location Services allows Apple and third-party apps and websites to gather and use information based on the current location of your iPhone or Apple Watch to provide a variety of location-based services. For example, an app might use your location data and location search query to help you find nearby coffee shops or theaters, or your device may set its time zone automatically based on your current location. To use features such as these, you must enable Location Services on your iPhone and give your permission to each app or website before it can use your location data. Apps may request limited access to your location data (only when you are using the app) or full access (even when you are not using the app). For safety purposes, however, your iPhone’s location information may be used for emergency calls to aid response efforts regardless of whether you enable Location Services.
Location Services uses GPS and Bluetooth (where those are available) along with crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations to determine your device’s approximate location. Your Apple Watch may use the location of your paired iPhone if it is nearby. If Location Services is on, your iPhone will periodically send the geo-tagged locations of nearby Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers in an anonymous and encrypted form to Apple, to be used for augmenting this crowd-sourced database of Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations. By enabling Location Services, location-based system services such as these will also be enabled:
Traffic. If you are physically moving (for example, traveling in a car), your iPhone will periodically send GPS locations and travel speed information in an anonymous and encrypted form to Apple, to be used for augmenting a crowd-sourced road traffic database.

Popular Near Me. Your iPhone will periodically send locations of where, and when, you have purchased or used Apps in an anonymous and encrypted form to Apple, to improve a crowd-sourced database that may be used to offer geographically-relevant Apps and other Apple products and services.

Frequent Locations. Your iPhone will keep track of places you have recently been, as well as how often and when you visited them, in order to learn places that are significant to you. This data is kept solely on your device and will not be sent to Apple without your consent. It will be used to provide you with personalized services, such as predictive traffic routing.

Location-Based iAds. Your iPhone will send your location, including its travel speed and direction, to Apple in order to provide you with geographically relevant iAds.

Safari & Spotlight Suggestions. When you use Spotlight or Spotlight Suggestions in Safari, the location of your iPhone at the time you open Spotlight or submit a search query to Spotlight or Safari will be sent to Apple to make Spotlight Suggestions more relevant and to improve other Apple products and services. If you turn off Location Services for Safari & Spotlight Suggestions, your precise location will not be sent to Apple. To deliver relevant search suggestions and news, Apple may use the IP address of your internet connection to approximate your location by matching it to a geographic region.

Location-Based Alerts. Your iPhone and Apple Watch will use your location in order to provide you with geographically-relevant alerts, such as a reminder to call someone when you get to a specific place, when to leave for your next appointment, or an app recommendation based on where you currently are.

Share My Location. You can choose to share your current location with others, on a temporary or ongoing basis, from within certain apps such as Messages and Find My Friends.

HomeKit. Your iPhone will use your location to enable accessories to turn on or off when you arrive or leave a specific location, such as turning on your lights when you get home.

The crowd-sourced location data gathered by Apple does not personally identify you.
By enabling Location Services for your devices, you agree and consent to the transmission, collection, maintenance, processing, and use of your location data and location search queries by Apple and its partners and licensees to provide and improve location-based and road traffic-based products and services.
You may choose to disable Location Services at any time. To do so, open Settings on your iPhone, tap Privacy, tap Location Services, and either turn off the global Location Services switch or turn off the individual location switch of each location-aware app or feature by setting it to “Never”. To disable Location Services for all websites, set the Location Services setting for Safari to “Never”. You may also disable location-based system services by tapping on System Services and turning off the switch for each location-based system service.
If you allow third-party apps or websites to use your current location, you are subject to their terms and privacy policy and practices. You should review the terms, privacy policies, and practices of such apps and websites to understand how they use your location and other information.
Information collected by Apple will be treated in accordance with Apple’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at