October 2021

After Upgrading to iOS 15, Check Do Not Disturb in Focus Settings

By |October 19th, 2021|Categories: iOS Tips|Tags: , , , |

In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple expanded the concept of Do Not Disturb to what it calls Focus. You can create a Focus for different types of activities, so only specific people and [...]

Need to Share Files Securely? Try Password-Protected ZIP Archives

By |October 15th, 2021|Categories: iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Tags: , , , |

Imagine you’re staring at a file or folder—perhaps confidential employee information that you need to send to your accountant. If attaching it to an email message makes you think, “That doesn’t seem like a [...]

The Plug Is Mightier Than the Puck: Wireless Charging Is Wildly Inefficient

By |October 12th, 2021|Categories: iOS Tips|Tags: , , |

In 2017, Apple added support for Qi wireless charging to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and with the iPhone 12 lineup, it introduced its own MagSafe wireless charging technology. There’s no denying the [...]

Solve Networking Puzzles with Powerline Networking and MoCA

By |October 8th, 2021|Categories: Mac Tips|Tags: , , , |

For most homes and offices, a standard or mesh Wi-Fi network works fine for providing Internet access throughout the building. And when higher throughput is necessary, it’s usually not that difficult to pull Ethernet [...]

About That Worrying Message Saying Your Password Has Been Breached…

By |October 5th, 2021|Categories: iOS Tips|Tags: , , |

In iOS 14, Apple added a feature that warns you when one of your website passwords stored in iCloud Keychain has appeared in a data breach. We’ve fielded some questions of late from people [...]

Share Files, Photos, and other Data between Apple Devices with AirDrop

By |October 1st, 2021|Categories: iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Tags: , , , , |

It’s common to want to share files, photos, and other data between your devices—or with friends and family. When the desired person or device isn’t nearby, it’s easiest to use Messages or Mail. But [...]

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