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Some of Our Favorite Features of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

It’s hard to sum up iOS 13’s benefits succinctly because Apple has made so many improvements (we’ll get to what’s cool about iPadOS 13 later in the article). That means there’s something for just about everyone. Here are some of the changes we think you’ll most appreciate. Better Text Handling An area in iOS [...]

By |2019-09-03T17:13:40-04:00September 20th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Some of Our Favorite Features of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Make a Backup before Upgrading to Catalina or iOS 13!

Confession time. If there’s one topic we can’t stop talking about, it’s backups. Backups are essential, since no one can guarantee that your Mac or iPhone won’t be lost or stolen, be caught in a flood from a broken pipe, or just fail silently. It happens. You should have a good backup strategy that [...]

By |2019-09-03T17:11:44-04:00September 13th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Make a Backup before Upgrading to Catalina or iOS 13!

The Scoop on the New iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, 7th-gen iPad, and Apple Services

At its September 10th special event, Apple unveiled a slew of new products and services, including the iPhone 11, the Apple Watch Series 5, the seventh-generation iPad, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+. The company also said that iOS 13 and watchOS 6 would ship on September 19th, with iPadOS 13 appearing on September 30th [...]

By |2019-09-11T17:51:26-04:00September 11th, 2019|Apple, AppleCare+, iOS, iPad, News, Products, Releases|Comments Off on The Scoop on the New iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, 7th-gen iPad, and Apple Services

Need to Restart a Mac That Has Frozen? Here’s How

It’s extremely uncommon for a Mac to freeze or crash these days, but it can happen. What should you do if your Mac locks up and becomes completely unresponsive to the mouse and keyboard? The trick is to press and hold the power button until the Mac turns off. Wait 5 or 10 seconds, [...]

By |2019-08-28T23:58:30-04:00September 10th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Need to Restart a Mac That Has Frozen? Here’s How

Use AirPods to Improve Your Hearing

An ever-increasing number of people have hearing loss due to exposure to loud noise and age. If you’re in that group, but don’t yet need hearing aids, try using your AirPods to help you hear better in certain situations. iOS’s Live Listen feature uses your iPhone’s mic to pick up specific sounds and then [...]

By |2019-08-28T23:57:27-04:00September 3rd, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Use AirPods to Improve Your Hearing

Six Tips for Writing Better Email

Apple has put a lot of effort into Mail, providing lots of features you can employ to get through your email more quickly. But one of the most effective ways to improve your email productivity has nothing to do with an app. Instead, train yourself to write better email and you’ll cut down on [...]

By |2019-08-28T23:56:50-04:00August 30th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Six Tips for Writing Better Email

Migrate Your Data from an Old iPhone to a New One with iOS 12.4’s New Feature

Most people are probably waiting until September to buy a new iPhone, but Apple is laying the groundwork for making the migration from an old phone to a new one even easier this time around. In iOS 12.4, Apple introduced a new way to migrate your data directly from one iPhone to another. This [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:47:09-04:00August 27th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Migrate Your Data from an Old iPhone to a New One with iOS 12.4’s New Feature

Learn How to Autofill SMS Login Codes in iOS 12 and Mojave

An ever-increasing number of Web sites boost their security via two-factor authentication (2FA), which requires you to type in a short numeric code to complete a login after entering your username and password. It’s a big win because that code is generated on the fly and is good for only a short time (often [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:58:08-04:00August 23rd, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Learn How to Autofill SMS Login Codes in iOS 12 and Mojave

Annoyed by Your Holiday Music Playing out of Season? Stop It with This Tip

“Winter Wonderland” may be a great song to listen to when the snow flies, but if you’re sweltering in the summer heat, having it pop up while iTunes is shuffling through your music feels wrong. Happily, there’s a way to prevent holiday music from playing out of season—this trick is also useful for keeping [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:44:32-04:00August 20th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Annoyed by Your Holiday Music Playing out of Season? Stop It with This Tip