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What Should I Do If I Get an “AirTag Found Moving With You” Message?

First, don’t panic. Most likely, you’re borrowing something with an Apple AirTag location tracker attached to it, or someone left something with an attached AirTag in your car. Second, tap the alert to open the Find My app, which displays a map showing where the AirTag has been with you, which might shed some [...]

By |2022-08-03T14:33:59-04:00August 16th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on What Should I Do If I Get an “AirTag Found Moving With You” Message?

Follow These Steps before Bringing Your Mac in for Repair

It has finally happened. Keys on your MacBook Pro aren’t responding, there’s a crack on the screen, or the battery no longer holds enough of a charge to make it useful. A repair is in your future, which entails bringing the Mac to an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider or shipping it [...]

By |2022-08-03T14:32:18-04:00August 12th, 2022|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Follow These Steps before Bringing Your Mac in for Repair

What’s That Little Orange Dot by Control Center in macOS 12 Monterey?

Have you noticed a little orange dot next to the icon for Control Center on the menu bar in macOS 12 Monterey? (And if not, you can’t miss it now.) Apple added that dot to alert you that something is using the Mac’s microphone to listen to the room. Click the Control Center icon [...]

By |2022-08-03T14:30:14-04:00August 9th, 2022|Mac Tips|Comments Off on What’s That Little Orange Dot by Control Center in macOS 12 Monterey?

Choosing the Best Mac for a College-Bound Student in 2022

Do you have a child starting college soon? It’s likely that your kid has been relying heavily on a computer throughout high school, but if it was a school-provided laptop or shared family computer, now’s the time to get them something of their own. And even if they had their own laptop throughout high [...]

By |2022-08-03T14:28:04-04:00August 5th, 2022|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Choosing the Best Mac for a College-Bound Student in 2022

How to Restore Missing SMS Two-Factor Authentication Codes

Many websites, from Adobe to Zendesk, let you receive two-factor authentication codes via SMS text messages. That’s good—any form of two-factor authentication is better than none—but you’re often effectively locked out of your accounts if those text messages don’t arrive. A simple fix is to call your cellular carrier and ask to have any blocks [...]

By |2022-08-01T16:55:01-04:00August 2nd, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on How to Restore Missing SMS Two-Factor Authentication Codes

Manage Email Faster in Mail by Swiping

We all get too much email, and while Mail can’t help you get less (other than by making it easy to unsubscribe from mailing lists), it does provide shortcuts for processing your mail more quickly. Regardless of whether you’re using iOS, iPadOS, or macOS, you can swipe on messages in the message list to [...]

By |2022-07-01T18:56:03-04:00July 29th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Manage Email Faster in Mail by Swiping

Do You Keep Losing Your Pointer on a Large Screen? Try This Tip for Finding It

A large screen—or several screens!—increases productivity by helping you see more content at once. It’s a big help to refer to a Web page in one window while writing in another, for instance, or to check your calendar while composing an email. But the more screen real estate you have, the easier it is [...]

By |2022-07-01T18:51:11-04:00July 26th, 2022|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Do You Keep Losing Your Pointer on a Large Screen? Try This Tip for Finding It

Get Some Color (On Your Mac) This Summer with the Color Picker

If you’re over 40, you probably remember the point in The Wizard of Oz where the movie switches from black-and-white to Technicolor (and if not, go see it!). It wasn’t the first color film, but the vibrant images of Dorothy’s ruby slippers, the yellow brick road, and the Emerald City helped make the movie [...]

By |2022-07-01T18:54:40-04:00July 22nd, 2022|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Get Some Color (On Your Mac) This Summer with the Color Picker

Find Apple Watch Apps Faster in List View

Every so often, we encounter someone struggling to find and launch an app on their Apple Watch because they have trouble seeing and interacting with the icon-centric grid view layout. If you’re in that camp, there’s a better way. In the iPhone’s Watch app, tap My Watch at the bottom, and then tap App [...]

By |2022-07-01T18:47:09-04:00July 19th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Find Apple Watch Apps Faster in List View
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