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Use Messages to Share Your Current Location Quickly

We’ve all gotten that panicked “Where are you?!?” text message at some point. Sometimes it’s an easy question to answer, but at other times, the answer is “Well, right here, wherever that is.” That’s unsatisfying, of course, but using Messages on your iPhone, you can do better. Tap the person’s name at the top [...]

By |2021-05-04T08:44:20-04:00June 22nd, 2021|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Use Messages to Share Your Current Location Quickly

Nine Reasons to Put Your Mac’s Pointer in a Corner

Nine Reasons to Put Your Mac’s Pointer in a Corner If your Mac is like ours, it’s a busy place, with oodles of open windows and lots of icons lying around. If you want to display the Desktop or see a single app’s windows, you may find yourself clicking around or using keyboard shortcuts, [...]

By |2021-05-04T08:40:47-04:00June 18th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Nine Reasons to Put Your Mac’s Pointer in a Corner

Learn How to Paste Text So Its Style Matches the Surrounding Text

When you copy text from a Web page, PDF, or word processing document, macOS usually includes the associated formatting, so the words you paste may end up in 68-point blue italic if that was what the source text looked like. That’s often undesirable. More commonly, you want the text to take on the styling [...]

By |2021-05-04T08:37:31-04:00June 15th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Learn How to Paste Text So Its Style Matches the Surrounding Text

What Is This “App Tracking Transparency” Apple Added to iOS 14.5?

You’ve likely seen mention of the dispute between Apple and Facebook. It revolves around App Tracking Transparency (ATT), a technology Apple released in iOS 14.5. The goal of ATT is to give iPhone and iPad users more control over the extent to which app makers can track their data and activities across apps and [...]

By |2021-06-07T11:52:22-04:00June 11th, 2021|iOS Tips|Comments Off on What Is This “App Tracking Transparency” Apple Added to iOS 14.5?

The Ten Upcoming Mac/iPhone/iPad Features We Think You’ll Most Like

At its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on June 7th, Apple shared details about what we can expect to see later this year in macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and HomePod Software 15. It was a firehose of announcements, but one thing became clear: Apple wants to spread its [...]

By |2021-06-09T09:21:44-04:00June 8th, 2021|News, Releases|Comments Off on The Ten Upcoming Mac/iPhone/iPad Features We Think You’ll Most Like

Work with iOS App Updates in Your Account in the App Store

If you’ve turned on automatic App Updates in Settings > App Store on your iPhone or iPad, you might wonder how you’d know if an app was updated or what changed. To find that information, open the App Store app and tap your avatar icon in the upper-right corner. Scroll down and you’ll see [...]

By |2021-05-04T08:49:26-04:00June 8th, 2021|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Work with iOS App Updates in Your Account in the App Store

How to Avoid Embarrassment During Online Presentations or Screen Sharing

Along with the now-ubiquitous videoconferencing, screen sharing and online presentations have become vastly more common during the pandemic. This isn’t yet another article about how to give a better presentation or feel more confident. (Although those might happen too.) The goal of this article is to help you avoid situations that could embarrass you [...]

By |2021-05-04T08:49:08-04:00June 4th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on How to Avoid Embarrassment During Online Presentations or Screen Sharing

Not a Fan of Big Sur’s Translucent Menu Bar? Here’s How to Disable It

In macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple went back to a design direction from the earliest days of Mac OS X: a translucent menu bar. Since its color changes depending on the desktop picture, many people aren’t enamored of it (left, below). Luckily, reverting to the traditional opaque menu bar is simple. Open System Preferences [...]

By |2021-05-04T08:47:09-04:00June 1st, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Not a Fan of Big Sur’s Translucent Menu Bar? Here’s How to Disable It

Try iCloud Drive Folder Sharing Instead of Paying More for a File Sharing Service

Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive all have their place, but as of March 2020, Apple users no longer have to venture outside the Apple ecosystem for online folder sharing. Before then, you could share a single file in iCloud with another iCloud user, but nothing more. With iCloud Drive Folder Sharing, you [...]

By |2021-04-05T16:33:28-04:00May 28th, 2021|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Try iCloud Drive Folder Sharing Instead of Paying More for a File Sharing Service

Apple Hid the Proxy Icon in Big Sur’s Finder. Here’s How to Reveal It

This is a twofer tip. You may not have known that every document window in macOS has long had a proxy icon in the title bar, next to the filename. The proxy icon is not just cosmetic. You can drag it to Mail to attach the document to a message, to a Web browser [...]

By |2021-04-05T16:24:23-04:00May 25th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Apple Hid the Proxy Icon in Big Sur’s Finder. Here’s How to Reveal It
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