How to rename your Magic Mouse?

Strangely enough, the System Preference mouse menu does not allow to rename your Magic Mouse, typically called “John Smith’s Magic Mouse”. In order to rename it, go to the Bluetooth menu in System Preference. Right clicking your Magic Mouse in the list of Bluetooth devices, opens a contextual menu where your can select “Rename”.

That’s it. As simple as that.

Comment renommer sa souris Magic Mouse?

Etonnament, le menu de gestion de la souris dans les préférences systèmes ne permet pas de renommer la souris, typiquement appelée “Magic Mouse de Jean Dupont”.

Pour la renommer, passer par les préférences système Bluetooth. Un clic droit sur la souris dans la liste des appareils Bluetooth disponibles, offre la possibilité de renommer la souris.

Et le tour est joué.

How to print from your iPhone or iPad?

Apple AirPrint is a handy feature for printing a document, image or more from an iPhone or iPad.

What you obviously need is an AirPrint compatible printer and a WiFi network to which the printer is connected, as well as your iPhone or iPad.

Apple provides a list of compatible printers on its About AirPrint page. On my side the printer I use is a Brother DCP-9020CDW.

On your iPhone or iPad, open the document or web page you want to print. In the example a PDF document.

Document to print

Click on the “share” icon. If the icon isn’t visible, tap anywhere in the document and it should appear along with other document-related options.

Scroll the next screen up if necessary to bring up the option “Print” .

The next screen allows you to select printing options such as double-sided printing (if the printer supports it), color or black and white printing, number of copies, etc.

Usually the mentioned printer is your printer, in my case the “Brother DCP-9020CDW”. If not, tap “Select Printer” to display the list of printers available on your network and then choose the desired one.

When you are ready to print, finally click on “Print” at the top right. And your print should come out of the printer. That’s it, very simple.

If your printer did not appear in the list of available printers, it may require to run a setup application on your computer (PC or Mac) in order to configure it for AirPrint. In this case, refer to your printer’s user manual.

Comment imprimer depuis son iPhone ou iPad?

Apple AirPrint est une fonctionnalité bien pratique pour imprimer un document, une image ou autre depuis un iPhone ou un iPad.

Ce qu’il vous faut évidemment c’est une imprimante compatible AirPrint et un réseau Wifi sur laquelle l’imprimante est connectée, de même que votre iPhone ou iPad.

Apple fournit la liste des imprimantes compatibles sur sa page About AirPrint. Pour ma part, l’imprimante utilisée est une Brother DCP-9020CDW.

Sur votre iPhone ou iPad, ouvrez le document ou la page web que vous désirez imprimer. Dans l’exemple un document PDF.

Document à imprimer

Cliquez sur l’icône “partager”. Si l’icône n’est pas visible, taper n’importe où dans le document et elle devrait apparaître ainsi que d’autres options liées au document.

Faites défiler l’écran suivant vers le haut si besoin afin de faire apparaître l’option “Print” (mon iPhone est en anglais) ou “Imprimer”.

L’écran suivant vous permet de sélectionner des options d’impression telles que l’impression recto-verso (si l’imprimante le permet), l’impression en couleur ou noir et blanc, le nombre de copies, etc.

En principe l’imprimante mentionnée est votre imprimante, dans mon cas la “Brother DCP-9020CDW”. Si ce n’est pas le cas, tapez sur “Select Printer” ou “Choisir l’imprimante” pour afficher la liste des imprimantes disponibles sur votre réseau et ensuite choisir la bonne imprimante.

Quand vous être prêts à imprimer, cliquez finalement sur “Print” en haut à droite (ou “Imprimer” si votre appareil est en français). Et votre impression devrait sortir de l’imprimante. Voilà, c’est tout, c’est très simple.

Si votre imprimante n’apparaissait pas dans la liste de imprimantes disponibles, il est possible qu’elle nécessite d’exécuter une application de configuration sur votre ordinateur (PC ou Mac) afin de la configurer pour AirPrint. Dans ce cas, référez-vous au manuel de votre imprimante.

Apple Music: how to quit properly

Apple Music is fantastic, but if you decide to quit the service, you might lose everything! Unless you were prepared.

If you have synced your iTunes library with Apple Music, when you quit Apple Music, Apple will delete all playlists from your iTunes and even your pre-existing music before subscription! You end up with an empty library 😱.

Knowing that, before subscribing to Apple Music, make a backup of your iTunes library. The most efficient way is to copy your Music folder to an external drive.

If, like me, you’ve spent a lot of time ripping your CDs and creating neatly organized playlists, your best bet is still not to sync your library with Apple Music. So you keep your library intact while having access to Apple’s endless library. You will lose synchronization between your Mac library and iPhone, but that may not be a problem. After all, Apple Music will notify you of recently played music and other suggestions on all of your devices. Only what you add to the offline library will remain on this device only.

Better not click this option.

Quit Apple Music

When you decide to leave Apple Music (I opted for Spotify), at the end of your subscription, your iTunes library (not synchronized in this case) remains intact as before you subscribed. On your iPhone, on the other hand, nothing. You will need to re-sync the phone with the Mac (via cable or wifi) as before, and thus find back your songs and playlists, as before, on the phone.

If, on the other hand, you had synchronized your libraries, there is only one option to recover your songs (these used to be your CDs, so they really belong to you): restore the library from your previous external backup on the Mac. Do not rely on Time Machine, because after a long period of time you might not be able to go back in time so far.

Better be safe than sorry …