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Want to Push Some Buttons? Make the Most of Control Center in iOS

Starting back in iOS 11, Apple made Control Center significantly more useful by letting you customize it more to your liking by adding and rearranging buttons. You can even remove a few of the default buttons if they’re just taking up space. Opening and Closing Control Center To open Control Center in iOS 11 [...]

By |2020-05-06T17:37:57-04:00June 12th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Want to Push Some Buttons? Make the Most of Control Center in iOS

Ever Wondered Which Words to Capitalize in a Title? Use Capitalize My Title!

When you’re writing a blog post or email newsletter, you’ll eventually hit the question of how to capitalize words in a title. There is no one right way, but just as with poor spelling and grammar, randomly capitalized titles can reduce reader trust in your knowledge, competence, and expertise. The trick is to pick [...]

By |2020-05-06T17:28:46-04:00June 9th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Ever Wondered Which Words to Capitalize in a Title? Use Capitalize My Title!

Forrester Research and IBM Studies Show Macs Are Cheaper than PCs

It’s taken as gospel that Macs are more expensive than PCs. A quick look at the Dell Web site reveals laptops for as low as $300. Sure, we can say that the configurations aren’t comparable, that macOS is better than Windows, or that Apple’s hardware quality is superior. Still, our friendly local bean counters [...]

By |2020-05-06T17:35:30-04:00June 5th, 2020|Mac Tips, News|Comments Off on Forrester Research and IBM Studies Show Macs Are Cheaper than PCs

Customize What Appears in New Finder Windows with This Tip

When you’re in the Finder, choosing File > New Finder Window does, as you’d expect, open a new Finder window. But what folder appears in that window? By default, new Finder windows open to Recents, which is a built-in smart folder showing recently opened documents. If you’d prefer to see items in a fixed [...]

By |2020-05-06T17:18:15-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Customize What Appears in New Finder Windows with This Tip

iPhone Not Charging Reliably? Clean Its Lightning Port with a Toothpick

If you’re plugging your iPhone in regularly but getting low-battery warnings when you shouldn’t, consider the possibility that something is preventing your iPhone from charging successfully while plugged in. If there’s no lightning bolt badge on the battery icon when the iPhone is plugged in, that’s a sure sign that no power is reaching [...]

By |2020-05-06T17:10:12-04:00May 26th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on iPhone Not Charging Reliably? Clean Its Lightning Port with a Toothpick

Having Mac Troubles? Running Apple Diagnostics May Help Identify the Problem

If your Mac is acting up and you suspect a hardware problem, there’s an easy first step that you can—and should—try before calling for tech support: Apple Diagnostics. (On Mac models released before June 2013, Apple instead included a similar set of diagnostics called Apple Hardware Test.) Apple Diagnostics is a set of hardware [...]

By |2020-04-25T16:29:13-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Having Mac Troubles? Running Apple Diagnostics May Help Identify the Problem

Try Using a Magic Trackpad 2 with Your iPad Running iPadOS 13.4

When Apple released iPadOS 13.4 recently, it came with an unexpected feature: trackpad and mouse support. Apple plans to release a Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro that has a built-in trackpad in May as well, but in the meantime, you can control an iPad entirely via a Magic Trackpad 2 (the wedge-like one that [...]

By |2020-04-25T16:26:23-04:00May 19th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Try Using a Magic Trackpad 2 with Your iPad Running iPadOS 13.4

You Can Now Export and Download Apple Card Statements

Apple’s credit card, the Apple Card, offers a nice mix of integration with Apple Pay, daily cash back, and an elegant interface in the Wallet app on your iPhone. Until recently, however, it was impossible to get your transaction data out of Wallet except in PDF form. Apple has now added exports in either [...]

By |2020-04-25T16:20:46-04:00May 12th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on You Can Now Export and Download Apple Card Statements

Need to Stay in Touch? Try One of These Videoconferencing Apps

With many people under stay-at-home orders, videoconferencing is going mainstream. If you work in a sufficiently large organization, you probably have already been indoctrinated into a recommended solution, whether it’s the built-in videoconferencing features of Slack or Microsoft Teams, or a dedicated videoconferencing system like Zoom or Webex. But what if you’re in a [...]

By |2020-04-25T16:18:08-04:00May 8th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Need to Stay in Touch? Try One of These Videoconferencing Apps

Apple Updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard and Twice the Storage

In a move that completes the transition of the MacBook line from the troubled butterfly keyboard to the Magic Keyboard, Apple has released a new 13-inch MacBook Pro. The company also doubled the amount of storage in each of the standard configurations while keeping prices the same, and it ramped up the specs in [...]

By |2020-05-06T17:06:12-04:00May 5th, 2020|News, Products, Releases|Comments Off on Apple Updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard and Twice the Storage