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Sort Your Lists Differently in Reminders in iOS 14 and Big Sur

For many years, Apple’s Reminders app let you sort your lists, but in just one way that applied to all lists equally. That was a problem if you had a to-do list that you wanted to sort by Due Date and a list of foods in your freezer that you wanted to sort by [...]

By |2021-09-02T11:09:15-04:00September 21st, 2021|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Sort Your Lists Differently in Reminders in iOS 14 and Big Sur

Ransomware Is on the Rise: Learn How to Protect Your Macs

In cybercriminal circles, ransomware is all the rage. Once it has infected a computer, it encrypts all the files and then presents a ransom demand—pay up to get the decryption software necessary to recover the data. Ransomware has been in the news all year, with the Colonial Pipeline attack in particular spending weeks in [...]

By |2021-08-02T16:06:47-04:00September 17th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Ransomware Is on the Rise: Learn How to Protect Your Macs

Apple’s 2021 Crop: Four iPhones, Two iPads, and an Apple Watch

September is traditionally when new iPhones are ripe for the picking, and this year’s crop is no exception. At its California Streaming event on September 14th, Apple unveiled four iPhone 13 models. Apple also announced the expected Apple Watch Series 7, but entirely unanticipated were an upgrade to the iPad and a redesigned iPad [...]

By |2021-09-16T20:51:06-04:00September 15th, 2021|News, Products, Releases|Comments Off on Apple’s 2021 Crop: Four iPhones, Two iPads, and an Apple Watch

Filter What’s Showing in Photos to Focus on Specific Types

You know you can make albums and smart albums in Photos, and do searches to find photos that contain particular objects. But what if you want to separate photos from videos, identify which images in an album have been edited, or pick out just the ones you’ve favorited? For that, use Photos’ filters. On [...]

By |2021-08-02T16:05:21-04:00September 14th, 2021|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Filter What’s Showing in Photos to Focus on Specific Types

When Should You Upgrade to macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15?

September is here, which means that Apple will soon start releasing major upgrades for all its operating systems. Apple previewed these releases at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, and many people have been testing the public betas since. Once Apple judges macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 [...]

By |2021-09-02T11:06:53-04:00September 10th, 2021|iOS Tips, Mac Tips, Releases|Comments Off on When Should You Upgrade to macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15?

The Mac’s Magic Shortcut to Trashing Files and Photos Quickly

Sure, you could select a file in the Finder and choose File > Move to Trash or drag it to the Trash in the Dock. Similarly, you can trash selected photos in Apple’s Photos app by choosing Image > Delete X Photos, or by pressing the Delete key, but both of those methods result [...]

By |2021-08-02T16:01:45-04:00September 7th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on The Mac’s Magic Shortcut to Trashing Files and Photos Quickly

How to Take the Annoyance Out of Your Key Passwords and Passcodes

We constantly say, “Use a password manager!” for good reason. Password managers make it easy to generate, store, and enter strong passwords. You don’t have to decide whether or not your password is strong or weak, remember it, and type it accurately every time you log in to a website. Seriously, just get 1Password [...]

By |2021-08-02T15:59:59-04:00September 3rd, 2021|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on How to Take the Annoyance Out of Your Key Passwords and Passcodes

Nightstand Mode Makes Your Apple Watch a Helpful Bedroom Companion

Most Apple Watch users charge their watch every night, putting it on a charger as part of a bedtime routine. If that’s you, make sure you’re not missing one of the Apple Watch’s best features: nightstand mode. When you enable it in the iPhone’s Watch app, in General > Nightstand Mode, a charging Apple [...]

By |2021-08-02T15:57:54-04:00August 31st, 2021|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Nightstand Mode Makes Your Apple Watch a Helpful Bedroom Companion

Picking the Best Mac for a College-Bound Student

Do you have a child heading off to college soon? As you’re undoubtedly aware from high school, a computer is essential for a college student. If you haven’t been paying close attention to Apple’s Mac lineup, you might wonder which model makes the most sense. First, don’t buy anything without first checking with the [...]

By |2021-08-02T15:56:10-04:00August 27th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Picking the Best Mac for a College-Bound Student

Ever Have Trouble Printing? Try a Different Printer Driver

Some clients have reported problems with HP laser printers failing to print. Sometimes there’s an error. Other times, the print job just disappears into the ether. It’s unclear why this is happening or how widespread it is, but here’s a workaround that can help. Create a new printer configuration by clicking the + button in [...]

By |2021-08-02T15:54:02-04:00August 24th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Ever Have Trouble Printing? Try a Different Printer Driver
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