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Practice with the Emergency SOS via Satellite Demo, Just in Case

In mid-November, Apple launched its new Emergency SOS via satellite feature for the iPhone 14 lineup. If you have an iPhone 14 and find yourself in an emergency situation in the US or Canada without cellular or Wi-Fi service, you can still contact emergency services. Apple says the service will expand to France, Germany, [...]

By |2022-12-01T17:29:04-04:00December 2nd, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Practice with the Emergency SOS via Satellite Demo, Just in Case

View and Copy Saved Wi-Fi Passwords in iOS 16

The iPhone and iPad have long allowed you to share Wi-Fi passwords with other nearby devices and people as long as they were in your Contacts list. But you couldn’t see those passwords, which is handy for sharing with non-Apple users and devices. In iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, you can now view and [...]

By |2022-11-03T11:57:02-04:00November 29th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on View and Copy Saved Wi-Fi Passwords in iOS 16

What Your Organization Needs to Know About Email Blocklists

Spam remains one of the scourges of the Internet, although spam filters do a pretty good job of keeping most of it out of email inboxes. However, those spam filters can cause deliverability problems for organizations that send email for marketing or customer outreach. One way that happens is if the IP address—the unique [...]

By |2022-11-03T11:55:26-04:00November 25th, 2022|Mac Tips|Comments Off on What Your Organization Needs to Know About Email Blocklists

Share Airline Boarding Passes Using Wallet and AirDrop

It’s common for one person in a family to handle booking airline tickets and thus to be in charge of checking in for the flight online and downloading boarding passes. If that’s you, what’s the best way to send each iPhone-wielding person in your family their own boarding pass? Rather than tussle with sharing [...]

By |2022-11-03T11:53:30-04:00November 22nd, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Share Airline Boarding Passes Using Wallet and AirDrop

The Best Apple Gifts for 2022

It may seem early to think about holiday shopping, but even as the global supply chain recovers from pandemic-related slowdowns, ship dates remain unpredictable. If you want to make sure you have an Apple something for that special someone, we recommend buying it soon. Here are our recommendations. AirTag Do you know someone who’s [...]

By |2022-11-03T11:51:54-04:00November 18th, 2022|Products, Releases, Specials|Comments Off on The Best Apple Gifts for 2022

Check the Weather on Your Mac and iPad, Finally!

At long last, Apple has plugged one of the most inexplicable holes in its app library—the lack of a Weather app for the iPad and Mac. In iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura, you’ll now find a large-screen version of the iPhone’s iOS 16 Weather app. Locations you enter on one device automatically sync [...]

By |2022-11-03T11:49:53-04:00November 15th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Check the Weather on Your Mac and iPad, Finally!

Text Flight Numbers to People You’re Visiting So They Can Track Your Flight

Next time you’re flying to visit your Apple-using family or friends, send them your flight number using Messages when you leave. Then they can easily track your flight in the air and see when you’re arriving. Just text them the flight number prefixed with the airline’s abbreviation, like AA for American Airlines, AC for [...]

By |2022-11-03T11:27:23-04:00November 8th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Text Flight Numbers to People You’re Visiting So They Can Track Your Flight

Apple Is Driving the iPhone to eSIM: Here’s What You Need to Know

Perhaps the most surprising change in the iPhone 14 line, at least in the United States, was the shift from using removable SIM cards to eSIM. SIM cards—SIM stands for Subscriber Identity Module—have been a fixture in the mobile phone world for many years because they provide the unique identification necessary to connect a subscriber [...]

By |2022-11-03T11:24:59-04:00November 4th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Apple Is Driving the iPhone to eSIM: Here’s What You Need to Know

Five Best Practices for Organizing and Naming Computer Files

We’ve had decades to get used to organizing computer files, but it’s still hard for many people. Part of the problem is imagining how you—or your colleagues, if you’re in a workgroup—will need to find the files in the future. Another part of the problem is mustering enthusiasm for renaming and reorganizing existing files [...]

By |2022-10-04T11:26:16-04:00October 28th, 2022|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Five Best Practices for Organizing and Naming Computer Files
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