How to transfer iCloud photos and videos to Google Photos

Google Photos Ready to Add

Apple introduced a new feature that allows you transfer your iCloud photos and videos to Google Photos. The service doesn’t remove any of your photos or videos from iCloud, it simply copies them over to Google Photos.

So if you’re interested in a third-party backup of your items or are planning to make a switch away from iCloud, this could make it easy. Here, we’ll show you how to get the ball rolling to transfer your photos and videos, the limitations you may run into, and a few other things you need to know.

How to always automatically BCC (blind copy) yourself in Mail

You can add yourself to any email you send in the CC (copy) or BCC (blind copy) field. This lets you get a copy of the message to your inbox as just as your recipient does. But if you prefer to use the BCC feature to keep your address hidden and would like to use it on all of your outgoing emails, you can enable a simple setting. With this setting, you’ll be blind copied automatically whenever you send an email in the Mail app.

Here’s where and how to enable the automatic BCC feature in Mail on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Control iOS clipboard access on a per-app basis with NoClipboardForYou

I have a hard time trusting apps with my privacy as it is, but my worries run deeper when they’re realized by app makers that seemingly have zero interest in conserving user privacy, but rather harvesting user data for the sake of profit or surveillance.

Examples that struck irritating chords with me included learning that popular apps like LinkedIn and TikTok snooped on users’ clipboards without their permission. Apple’s upcoming iOS 14 update makes users more aware of app-centric clipboard access, but if you don’t plan to update because you’re jailbroken, then you can use a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called NoClipboardForYou by iOS developer shiftcmdk instead.

How to get a direct link to text on a webpage in Chrome on Mac

Copy Link to Selected Text Chrome

Have you ever wanted to reference specific text on a webpage? Sure, you can copy the link and save it or share it, but that doesn’t help later when you have to search for that text on the page. If you’re looking for a way to do this and happen to be a Chrome user, then you’re in luck!

An extension for Chrome called Link to Text Fragment solves the problem we just described. You can select text on a page and get a direct link to it. So if you’re ready to make life a bit easier when it comes to referencing webpage text, here’s how to use Link to Text Fragment in Chrome.

New to Mac? 3 ways to copy and paste text on your Mac

Copy Paste Context Menu Mac Word

Lately iDB has been trying a little more to help out those who are completely new to Mac. For instance, we’ve recently shown you how to right-click on your Mac as well as provided a guide with the differences you’ll notice if you’re switching from Windows to Mac.

This is another article to help you if you’re new to Mac. After all, we want you to enjoy your experience and appreciate using macOS with all it has to offer.

This tutorial shows you three different ways to copy and paste text on Mac. So, you can use the one that’s most comfortable for you or switch it up depending on the situation.