How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive for Apple Computer

This procedure is for Apple users using Apple MacOS High Sierra (Version 10.13) Operating System

  1. Get a USB Flash Drive with capacity 32GB or more.
  2. Insert the USB drive and go to Disk Utility
  3. Ensure you highlighted the right (USB) drive and select “Erase”
  4. Fill in the details as follows:
    4.1 Name: HighSierraInstall (no spacing)
    4.2 Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    4.3 Scheme: GUID Partition Map
  5. Once successfully formatted, a “✓ ” will appear.
  6. Leaving the USB flash drive in the computer, go to the Apps Store and download the “Install MacOS High Sierra” program
  7. Once the downloading is completed, continue to install the “Install MacOS High Sierra” onto the USB Flash drive
  8. After completion, you can test the bootable USB Flash Drive as follows:
    8.1 Shut down the computer completely
    8.2 When switching ON again, permanently hold down the “Option” key until the booting information appears
    8.3 You can normalise back your computer by “booting” back from the original hard drive belonging to the computer (not the USB flash drive you have just installed the bootable program
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Friends of the Library

From young during school days, library is like my second home, and still is. Library has come a long way from just going in to borrow a book or go to the reference section and go home.

We can see and feel the great change in the manner how our libraries are operating now. To me, it is like a Community, where patrons are encouraged to get engaged either to attend the variety of activities & events or better still be a volunteer as Friends of the Library to conduct and/or assist in running activities and events the libraries have organised for the general public, young and old.

I am one of the Friends of the Library recently being featured in our local papers. To read more, please go to the web link …

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/age-is-no-barrier-for-tech-tutor

How to convert a RAW file to JPEG without a program

How to convert a RAW (NEF) image file to JPEG without using a program. Here I am using an Apple MacPro laptop computer.

1) Open up the RAW image file with “Preview”
2) Click “File” and “save”
3) When a menu pop up, select “Duplicate as TIFF”
4) Now you have a TIFF copy of the same image
5) Using this TIFF copy, click “save” and another menu pop up allowing you to select alternative file format including JPEG.

This is just a simple way to get the picture you wanted for other uses but is not intended for professional editing.

 

Cashless Payments and Mobile Apps

A smartphone is more than just a telephone. Come and learn to use mobile Apps for cashless payments and to find what you want to know, to see or to hear from your smartphone.

For this session, we will focus on the following useful Apps:

1) Cashless Payment Apps
2) NLB Mobile
3) OverDrive
4) WhatsApp
5) SG Buses
6) Youtube
7) OneService
8) Spotify
9) HealthBuddy

Topic: Cashless Payments and Mobile Apps
Date: 13th Jan 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Public Library
Course fee: Free (no charge)
Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

Registration with NLB is required. Registration is normally opened around the last week of Dec 2017.

IT Talk on Internet Security (Saturday, 9th Dec)

What is Internet Security? Internet Security is the online ways and methods to prevent your data, your identity, etc. being stolen by hackers. Come and learn the proper ways to minimise your risk of getting into trouble when connected to the Internet.

Topic: Internet Security
Date: 9th Dec 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Course Fee: Free (no charge)
Venue: Bukit Merah Library

Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

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IT Talk on Internet Security (Saturday, 4-11-2017)

What is Internet Security? Internet Security is the online ways and methods to prevent your data, your identity, etc. being stolen by hackers. Come and learn the proper ways to minimise your risk of getting into trouble when connected to the Internet.

Topic: Internet Security
Date: 4th Nov 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Course Fee: Free (no charge)
Venue: Jurong Regional Library

Direction: Nearest MRT: Jurong East

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Talk on Cloud Storage and Sharing (11-11-17, Saturday)

Cloud storage is about storage and sharing of information. Be it a document, a movie or just images. Six storage (computing) methods will be discussed. They include 1) Apple iCloud, 2) Google Drive, 3) Microsoft OneDrive, 4) Dropbox, and 5) Youtube.

Topic: Cloud Storage and Sharing

Date: 11th Nov 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Course Fee: Free (no charge)
Venue: Bukit Merah Library

Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

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