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How to recover lost data from iCloud

Accidentally delete an important event or scrap the wrong file? Here’s how you can recover your lost data from iCloud.

How to recover lost data from iCloud

Many Apple customers use iCloud as the central repository for their digital lives, including everything from calendars to photos. Just like any kind of storage system, accidents happen. Maybe you accidentally deleted a document from iCloud Drive, or maybe even a favorite photo. But not to worry! iCloud actually backs up a lot of your data, and in cases where it doesn’t, it keeps deleted items for a limited time in case you need to recover them.

Here’s how you can recover lost data from iCloud.

  • How to recover deleted files from iCloud
  • How to recover contacts from iCloud
  • How to recover calendars and reminders from iCloud
  • How to recover Safari bookmarks from iCloud
  • How to recover photos and videos from iCloud

How to recover deleted files from iCloud

You might think that the file you just deleted is gone forever. However, there’s still time to recover it using iCloud.com.

  1. Go to iCloud.com in any web browser (you might need to sign in).
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Restore Files under Advanced all the way at the bottom left.

    Open Settings, click Restore

  4. Click to check off the boxes to the left of the files you want to restore.
  5. Or click Select All if you really need to restore everything.
  6. Click Restore Files.

Note that you’ll only have 30 days to recover any files that you’ve deleted. After that, they’re gone for good.

How to recover contacts from iCloud

You can’t restore individual contacts from iCloud but you can restore one of the backup archives that iCloud makes periodically. Restoring an older backup will remove any contacts added since the snapshot was taken (iCloud will, however, snapshot the current database before it restores the old one). It’s best used if your contacts are corrupted or you somehow lose a large number of them.

If you really need to restore, but also really need to save recently added contacts, export them first on your Mac so you can import them after the restore is completed.

  1. Go to iCloud.com in any web browser (you might need to sign in).
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Restore Contacts under Advanced all the way at the bottom left.

    Open Settings, click Restore

  4. Click the Restore button the right of the archive you want to restore.
  5. Click Restore to confirm.

How to recover calendars and reminders from iCloud

Just like your contacts, your calendars and reminders are also backed up every now and then. Calendars and reminders are backed up together, though, so if you’re restoring one, you have to restore the other.

  1. Go to iCloud.com in any web browser (you might need to sign in).
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Restore Calendars and Reminders under Advanced all the way at the bottom left.

    Open Settings, click Restore Calendars and Reminders

  4. Click the Restore button the right of the archive you want to restore.
  5. Click Restore to confirm.

Also note, all sharing information will be lost if you restore, so you’ll need to re-share afterward. Anyone invited to an event will get a cancellation and then a new invitation.

How to recover Safari bookmarks from iCloud

Your Safari bookmarks also get backed up in iCloud and can be restored as well.

  1. Go to iCloud.com in any web browser (you might need to sign in).
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Restore Bookmarks under Advanced all the way at the bottom left.

    Click on Settings in iCloud, then click on Restore Bookmarks

  4. Click the Restore button the right of the archive you want to restore.
  5. Click Restore to confirm.

    Click on a backup to restore, then click restore

How to recover photos and videos from iCloud

iCloud.com has the same Recently Deleted album in Photos that your iPhone, iPad, and Mac do. You can use it to recover photos to your iCloud Photo Library that have been deleted within the last 40 days.

  1. Go to iCloud.com in any web browser (you might need to sign in).
  2. Click on Photos.
  3. Click on Albums at the top.

  4. Click the Recently Deleted album.
  5. Click on the photos you want to restore.
  6. Click on Recover.

    Click on the Recently Deleted album, then select a photo to recover, then click on Recover

Questions?

If you’ve got any more questions about using iCloud.com, be sure to let us know in the comments.

Updated March 2019: Updated for macOS Mojave.

How to speed up your Time Machine backups | iMore


How to speed up your Time Machine backups

Time Machine on Mac

Apple’s built-in Time Machine app makes it simple to back up Mac data. However, the longer you go between doing backups, the longer the process takes. Luckily, there’s a solution for this.

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How it’s done

Reddit user villiansv discovered a Terminal trick that will disable the disk operation throttling mechanism, so Time Machine uses more CPU and backs up faster. Here’s how.

What it means to speed up Time Machine and slow down other operations

The Terminal command used to speed up Time Machine essentially disables the program’s throttling mechanism. It frees it up to gobble up CPU, and subsequently slow down the rest of your computer. If you were to forget to revert back to your original settings, you could really screw up your Mac’s performance. It is essential that you follow the steps to revert back to your normal CPU activity.

To do this:

A quote from Reddit user spasewalkr explains it better:

it’s making a fundamental change to the way the kernel schedules disk operations, and prevents processes that are supposed to have low I/O priority from being properly throttled. Forgetting to undo this setting could have serious implications for battery life, could impact the performance of games or other high-demand processes since they’re now competing for resources, or could have other non-obvious negative consequences.

How to speed up Time Machine so it backs up your data faster

If you are a constant-on Time Machine user, you won’t even notice when a scheduled backup is taking place. That’s because Time Machine is designed to work quietly and slowly in the background. Most of your regular backups are incremental and therefore don’t need much power. If you only back up your Mac once per week (or longer), Time Machine has a lot more work to do, but still runs quietly and slowly in the background. Using this Terminal command, you will disable the disk operation throttling so Time Machine will run faster.

  1. Click on the Spotlight Search icon at the top right of your computer.
  2. In the box, type in Terminal.
  3. Hit Return on your keyboard to activate Terminal.

    terminal

  4. Type sudo sysctl debug.lowpri\_throttle_enabled=0 or copy and paste the command.
  5. Hit Enter.
  6. Enter your Mac’s password.
  7. Close Terminal.

Disabling the throttling feature of disk operations

How to revert to your normal CPU activity

While it may be super awesome to speed up your Time Machine backup, it is doing so at the expense of everything else. You don’t want the throttle disabled at all times. After you’ve finished backing up your data, you’ll want to revert to having Time Machine run quietly and slowly in the background (or not at all if you’re not running it constantly). Use this Terminal command to reenable the CPU throttle.

  1. Click on the Spotlight Search icon at the top right of your computer.
  2. In the box, type in Terminal.
  3. Hit Return on your keyboard to activate Terminal.

    terminal

  4. Type sudo sysctl debug.lowpri\_throttle_enabled=1 or copy and paste the command.
  5. Hit Enter.
  6. Enter your Mac’s password.
  7. Close Terminal.

terminal command enable throttle

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How to stop iCloud calendar spam and junk mail


How to stop iCloud calendar spam and junk mail

If you’re suddenly being bothered by iCloud calendar spam invitations, here are the steps you need to take to get rid of it all in Apple Mail on Mac and iOS.

Spam is always misspelt


Spam is always misspelt



Apple generally does such a good job of cutting out spam that we don’t even have to think about it. Yet, sometimes there will suddenly be a new tidal wave of the stuff that breaks through. While Apple did seem to have dealt with the biggest one some years ago, attacks are on the rise again.

Here’s what to do about it —both to rid yourself of the events today and hopefully never get any again.

Calendar invitation spam



This type of spam will come in two flavors. One is when you get some junk email and it includes an invitation alongside the usual Accept, Decline, or Maybe buttons. The problem here is that whichever of these buttons you click, it sends a notification back to the sender.

Which means that sender now knows your email address is a real and active one. Accept, Decline or Maybe are each just the same way of telling that spammer to target you more.

So you can’t press any of the buttons. You could just delete the email, but there is a better way —and it’s provided by Apple.

When that happens, and it’s an iCloud invitation, Apple has you covered. In the email, right under those buttons, there will be a line that offers you a way out.

“Do not recognize this sender? Report Junk,” it says.

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Click on Report Junk and then delete the email.

Insidious



The harder, more intensely irritating spam event, is when this invitation is not sent over email but is instead pushed out by an assailant. If an event has appeared in your calendar without you adding it, that’s what has happened.

When that’s the case, though, this event hasn’t just been added to your overall Calendar, it’s actually been added to one calendar in your set of them. If you’ve never tried dividing work and home events into different calendars that get displayed together, you may not even have known that you can do this.

As well as, for instance, “home” or “work” calendars, though, you can create as many as you like and name them in any way you want.

So create one called Spam.

You can create a new calendar and move all spam into it. Then either don’t display that calendar, or delete it entirely —along with those events



On the Mac, you do this by:

  • Open Calendar

  • Choose File/New Calendar

  • In the Calendar sidebar, click to name this new calendar



On iOS devices, you instead:

  • Tap Calendars at the bottom of the screen

  • Tap Add Calendar

  • Name it

  • Tap Done



In either case, you now have a new calendar and by default, it’s always displayed alongside your regular one. You could choose to stop it being displayed by just unticking it, on the Mac or iOS, and so never see anything in there.

To get of these errant events, though, click on one and assign it to your Spam calendar. Do that to as many as you have, and then do delete the calendar.



On the Mac:

  • Right click on the calendar

  • Choose Delete

  • From the dialog that appears, choose Delete again



On iOS:

  • Tap Calendars

  • Tap on the i button next to your Spam calendar

  • Scroll to the bottom

  • Tap Delete Calendar



In either case, you have removed that calendar —and also all of the spam events in it. And you didn’t send the junk mailer any notification.

Stop it from happening again



Apple changed its systems specifically to help stop you getting any more of this, and it did so by altering Calendar’s preferences —on iCloud.com. There’s nothing you can do, not officially, on a Mac app outside of Safari, or on iOS device, but you can set a preference online.

It’d be good if this were a setting in Mail on iOS or Mac, but at least here in iCloud it should catch spam events before you see them



  • Log in to iCloud.com

  • Click on Calendar

  • Click on the cog icon at bottom left

  • Choose Preferences

  • Click Advanced

  • Select Receive event invitations as and Email



Now if someone wants to spam you, they’ll have to try to call you and hassle you that way —and we’ve details on how to reduce those calls, too.

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How to resize videos on iPhone or iPad


How to resize videos on iPhone or iPad

Compress videos on iPhone

The photo and video editor on your iPhone and iPad has come a long way but it’s still lacking some very basic features, such as the ability to resize or compress a video directly from the device. 

There are various reasons why you would want to shrink a video. It might be in order to reduce the overall size of the video to save space on your device, or it could be because you are trying to upload a video to a social media site that requires specific dimensions for your video. Whatever the reason may be, and despite the stock Photos app not letting you edit the dimensions and file size of a video, there are multiple options in the App Store that will do the job for you.

The difference between compressing and resizing

First, we need to agree on some basic terms.

Compressing a video means making its file size smaller. This can usually be done in a couple of ways. You can compress the file size of a video by changing its frame rate (how many frames the video displays per second), or by reducing its dimensions. The result is a video that may not be as crisp as the original, but can take much less storage space on your device. For those interested, we do have a tutorial available on how to compress videos on iPhone and iPad.

Resizing a video means changing its dimensions, usually to make it smaller. When resizing a video, the quality of the image can stay the same, but the total file size will likely be decreased as the video is effectively smaller in size.

In this post, we will use Compress Videos, a free app that will allow you to resize a video on your iPhone or iPad.

How to resize videos on iOS

If all you want to do is to change the dimensions of a video without affecting its image quality at all, the app will do that, and more if necessary.

1) Download Compress Videos for free from the App Store and launch the app.

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2) Select one or more videos you want to resize, then tap on Next.

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3) On the Compression Settings screen, make sure you leave the frame rate as high as possible. Then use the Video Dimensions slider to resize the video to your liking.

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Note that the slider automatically keeps the correct dimension proportions so you don’t end up with a video of a different aspect ratio from the original one.

4) Once you have selected the right video dimensions, hit the Compress button. The app will process your videos and save a copy of it to your library. Resized videos will also be saved to a new album called Compressed videos in your Photos app.

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As you can tell, the process is very simple. So much so that one might wonder why Apple didn’t bake this feature into the stock Photos app.

How to use iMovie fade features on Mac and iOS


How to use iMovie fade features on Mac and iOS

Fade to black iMovie iPad

Just like with movies you watch on TV or at the theater, you can add transitions to your own show in iMovie. You can fade to black between clips or at the end of your movie. In addition, you can fade in from black or fade in and out using white.

Whether you’re editing your movie on Mac or iOS, we’ll show you how to use the iMovie fade features.

Fade features in iMovie on Mac

Fade at the beginning or end of your movie

If you want to fade in or fade out using black at the beginning and/or end of your movie, it’s just simple setting on Mac.

Open your movie for editing in iMovie and then follow these steps.

1) Click the Settings button on the top right of your movie Timeline.

2) Check the box for Fade in from black (beginning of movie), Fade out to black (end of movie), or both.

3) You’ll then see a small indicator in your movie Timeline.

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Fade between clips

Move the playhead in the Timeline between the clips where you want the fade transition and then do the following.

1) Click Transitions in the Browser at the top.

2) Double-click one of the transitions for Fade to Black or Fade to White. You can also drag one of these transitions to the spot in your Timeline.

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Fade features in iMovie on iOS

Fade at the beginning or end of your movie

Like on Mac, you can easily add a fade in or fade out effect to the beginning and/or end of your movie on iOS.

Open your movie for editing in iMovie on iPhone or iPad and then follow these steps.

1) Tap the gear icon. On iPhone, it’s on the bottom right and on iPad, it’s on the top right.

2) Turn on the toggle for Fade in from black (beginning of movie), Fade out to black (end of movie), or both.

3) You’ll then see a small indicator in your movie timeline.

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Fade between clips

Go to your Timeline between the clips where you want the fade transition and then do the following.

1) Tap the spot between clips where you want the fade.

2) In the Transitions pop-up at the bottom, tap Fade.

If you tap once, it will fade to black and if you tap again, it will fade to white.

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Wrapping it up

Using fade transitions in your movies in iMovie adds a nice effect, whether at the beginning or end, or in between scenes.

For more iMovie tutorials, check out how to work with other types of transitions or rotate and flip videos.

Do you have iMovie tips of your own you’d like to share? If so, feel free to comment below or message us on Twitter!

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Det nytter ikke at flytte bilopladningen til natten

»Hvis man når målet (det norske mål, red.) om, at alle nye biler solgt fra 2025 skal være elektriske, vil distributionsnettet få store problemer inden for få år, hvis ikke man får lavet en smart løsning,« siger Eilert Bjerkan fra det norske selskab Kongsberg Digital.

Sammen med BKK Nett har de brugt digital tvilling-teknologi for at simulere virkningen af en elektrisk andel på 40 procent af den samlede bilpark i dele af BKK’s område i Hordaland. Simuleringerne viste, at der var udfordringer.

»Mange siger, at elbiler vil blive uproblematiske, men jeg tror, det er, fordi de har set på transformerstationerne. Problemet kommer i ledningsnettet,« siger Eilert Bjerkan.

At lade om natten kan gøre ondt værre
Løsningen, som ofte er blevet foreslået, er at bruge data fra AMS-måleren til at styre opladningen hen mod tidspunkter, hvor prisen er lavest, typisk om natten.

Eilert Bjerkan tror, at det vil gøre ondt værre:

»Vi tror, at det vil gøre problemet større, fordi du samler spidslasten på de billige tidspunkter. Også varmtvandstanke er blevet udpeget som en kilde til fleksibilitet. Hvis de ligeledes styres efter spotprisen, altså den laveste pris, og slår til samtidig, vil store områder få for lav spænding i de timer,« siger Eilert Bjerkan til Teknisk Ukeblad.

Dette er en forkortet version af en artikel bragt hos GridTech. I den oprindelige artikel kan du blandt andet læse mere om, hvordan norske Kongsberg Digital og Tibber samarbejder om at finde løsninger, der vil motivere de norske kunder til at sprede opladningen ud over hele døgnet, da en total udbygning af elnettet – så det kan klare, at alle oplader bilen, når de kommer hjem fra arbejde om eftermiddagen – vil koste op mod 11 milliarder NOK.

How to create a bootable macOS Catalina installer on a USB drive


How to create a bootable macOS Catalina installer on a USB drive

If you have more than one Mac you want to upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina but don’t want to waste so much bandwidth downloading it for each machine, one option is to create a bootable installer on a spare USB flash drive. Here’s how to do it with the Terminal.




One of the problems with the release of a major operating system update like macOS Catalina is the amount of times it has to be downloaded. As Apple usually intends each Mac or MacBook needing to be updated to download it, the process isn’t really efficient enough for instances where many Mac desktops need the upgrade, like in a school or business if there isn’t device management or macOS Content Caching for whatever the reason.

The strain could also be felt by users who own multiple Macs but also have a limited data allowance from their Internet provider, or a small amount of bandwidth that could make updating multiple machines take a very long time and saturate the available connection.

While in the olden days it was possible to get the software update on physical media, Apple doesn’t offer that option anymore. However, it is still possible to create your own media, such as a spare USB thumb drive, that can do the same job.

Acquiring the Installer



The first hurdle is to actually get the macOS Catalina installer onto a Mac. This is an unavoidable part of the process and will require just over 8 gigabytes of drive capacity to store.

Go to the Mac App Store and search for Catalina using the search bar, then click on View next to the macOS Catalina listing. Alternately, open the Mac App Store Preview page for macOS Catalina here then select View in Mac App Store.



Click on Get. This will load up the Software Update utility, which will ask if you want to download macOS Catalina. Click Download.



After the download has finished, macOS will automatically start the installer. Press Command-Q to quit the installer before it continues, as the update will be deleted upon installation.



Creating the Bootable Drive



You need an external drive to turn into a bootable version, and since it needs to be portable, your best choice is a USB thumb drive with a capacity of 16GB or more. Be aware that the drive will be wiped as part of the process, so ensure there isn’t any precious data on the drive that could be lost if it isn’t backed up elsewhere.

Connect the external drive to your Mac, and make a note of the external drive’s name as it appears within macOS. This is important, as using the wrong name could lead to another connected drive being wiped by mistake.

Open Terminal within the Utilities folder within the Applications folder and enter in the following command by copying and pasting it directly into the window. Make sure to change the element titled “USBdrive” for the name of the drive you intend to become the bootable installer.



sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia—volume /Volumes/USBdrive —/Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app





Once pasted and corrected, press enter, then enter your password for macOS and press enter again.



Terminal will then warn of the USB drive being wiped as part of the process. Type “Y” and press enter. Leave the Mac alone as it formats and copies over the installer.



Once Terminal says “Install media now available,” it is safe to right-click the removable drive on the desktop renamed “Install macOS Catalina” and select the “Eject” command. It is now safe to remove the drive from the Mac.



Upgrading another Mac



Before proceeding, ensure there are adequate backups available for the Mac you are about to upgrade before the process starts.

With the target Mac you want to upgrade turned off, connect your external drive. When turning on the Mac, hold down the Option key on the connected keyboard to bring up the Startup Manager.

The Startup Manager is used to boot from a different drive from the default. In this case, select “Install macOS Catalina.”

The Mac will then bring up a macOS Utilities window. To perform a straight update, select “Install macOS” and follow the prompts.

The macOS Utilities menu also allows you to erase the Mac’s drive, which you can optionally do if you do not wish to save any of the data and want a completely clean slate for the installation. 

Sådan tager du livet af dine kolleger på under 40 minutter: Syv uundværlige tips til dræber-powerpoints – Computerworld


Sådan tager du livet af dine kolleger på under 40 minutter: Syv uundværlige tips til dræber-powerpoints

Det kan være noget bøvl at gå på arbejde. Der er kolleger, der har meninger. Din chef har ikke sans for dine kvaliteter og har hovedet et andet sted. Dine omgivelser forstår dig ikke… I sådan en situation er powerpointen din allerbedste ven.

Det kan være noget bøvl at gå på arbejde. Der er kolleger, der har meninger. Din chef har ikke sans for dine kvaliteter og har hovedet et andet sted. Dine omgivelser forstår dig ikke… I sådan en situation er powerpointen din allerbedste ven.

Så her kommer en hurtig guide til, hvordan du laver de bedste dræberpræsentationer – med størst effekt. Præsentationer, der får dig til at shine og sætter resten af organisationen skakmat.

Råd #1: Først og fremmest: Vær omhyggelig med at få skrevet alle de ord, du har tænkt dig at sige, ned på selve powerpointen. Det er en stor hjælp, hvis du ikke kan huske, hvad du skal sige. Så kan du bare læse op. Især hvis du ikke har så mange pointer til dagen, er det godt med noget solid tekst at støtte sig til.

Råd #2: Hvis du vælger at bruge bullets – det giver et professionelt touch – er det vigtigt, at du fylder hele sliden med bullets. Ellers ser den tom ud. Det indikerer også, at du ikke er gået ordentligt ned i detaljen, hvis du har for få bullets: Det er vigtigt at få det HELE med, når man har nye tilhørere, der skal ind i stoffet.

Råd #3: Hvis du har svært ved at få plads til det hele på en slide, sætter du bare fontstørrelsen ned. Hvis det er skrevet med små bogstaver, indikerer det, at det er vigtigt. Du ved: Ligesom det med små bogstaver i en kontrakt.

Råd #4: Pas på med at bruge for mange billeder. Det aktiverer hjernen, hvis der både er tekst og billeder. Hvis du er den kreative type, der insisterer på, at der også skal billeder med, kan du med fordel vælge billeder, der ikke overstimulerer din modtagers frontallapper: Vælg f.eks. gerne et billede med et vejskilt, hvor der står u-turn, eller et vejskilt, hvor der står Innovation. Og ellers er der altid nogle sjove små blå hoppemænd, du kan bruge. De falder i god jord og viser, at du har gjort dig umage.

Råd #5: Du kan også med fordel tjekke, om du har husket at få de vigtigste ord med i din præsentation: Agile processer, Best Practice, Brændende platform, CSR, Digitalisering, Disruption, Fail Fast, Forandringsledelse, Innovation, Kunden i centrum, Must win battles, Proaktiv, Strategisk fokus, Transformation, U-turn, Vinderstrategi. Du kender dem garanteret allerede. Især ordet agil er ret vigtigt at have med – så put det gerne på flere slides.

Råd #6: Hellere en slide for meget end en slide for lidt. Generelt er det en god tommelfingerregel aldrig at slette tekst eller hele slides fra en præsentation. En præsentation er altid bedst i fuld længde. Så er du sikker på, du får det hele med. Og at der er fokus på det, der er vigtigt.

Råd #7: Du skal endelig ikke øve præsentationen igennem. Det virker mere autentisk, hvis det er første gang du overvejer, hvad der skal siges til den enkelte slide.

Så nu handler det om at komme ud over stepperne og få booket et mødelokale. Få leveret din præsentation og nyde, at du er i kontrol. Nyd at du har styr på situationen: Dine kollegaer er i zombiemode – der hvor de er bedst.

Der er ingen spørgsmål. Og dvaletilstanden varer resten af dagen. Og dig selv: Du shiner. Du er on top. Du er dig, når du er bedst.