Winter Weather Warning: Keep Your Tech Toasty!

When it’s cold out, you can always throw on a sweater to stay warm. But your electronics are more reptilian—they can get sluggish or even fail to work in freezing weather. (No, that’s not what iPod Socks were designed to fix.) Worse, charging batteries at low temperatures or moving tech gear between extreme temperature [...]

By |2019-02-08T11:43:51+00:00February 22nd, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Winter Weather Warning: Keep Your Tech Toasty!

Stop Mailing Files Around and Use Collaborative Apps

Have you ever emailed a document to several colleagues for feedback, and then had to go through each of their changes in turn, merging everything into your master document? What if one of them needs to see the changes that another suggested? Plus, what if you need to make substantial changes after you’ve sent [...]

By |2019-02-08T11:41:26+00:00February 15th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Stop Mailing Files Around and Use Collaborative Apps

Ignore Unsolicited Calls and Texts from Apple and Other Tech Companies

We don’t want to belabor the point, but multinational tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google will never call or text you personally out of the blue. So if you get a call or text purporting to be from such a company, it’s 99.9% likely to be a scam, and you should ignore it [...]

By |2019-02-08T11:40:30+00:00February 12th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Ignore Unsolicited Calls and Texts from Apple and Other Tech Companies

Troubles with Messages? Read On for Ten Possible Solutions

Apple’s Messages app for iOS and macOS generally works well, but when it doesn’t, figuring out what’s wrong and how to fix it can take some doing. Here are a few of the most common solutions we’ve come across for problems with sending and receiving messages. Help Android-switcher friends turn off iMessage Do you [...]

By |2019-02-07T17:52:01+00:00February 8th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Troubles with Messages? Read On for Ten Possible Solutions

Have You Learned iOS 12’s New Gestures on the iPad?

When Apple released iOS 12 in September 2018, the main change for iPad users was a revamped collection of gestures similar to those used by the iPhone X. As it turned out, these new gestures were in preparation for the release of the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models that dropped the Home [...]

By |2019-01-07T19:00:58+00:00February 1st, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Have You Learned iOS 12’s New Gestures on the iPad?

Apple Has Disabled Group FaceTime to Prevent Pre-call Eavesdropping

A serious bug has been discovered in Apple’s Group FaceTime multi-person video chat technology. It allows someone to call you via FaceTime and then, with just a few simple steps, listen in on audio from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac while the call is ringing, before you have accepted or rejected it. To prevent [...]

By |2019-01-29T17:56:22+00:00January 30th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Apple Has Disabled Group FaceTime to Prevent Pre-call Eavesdropping

The Secret Trick for Enabling Caps Lock When Typing in iOS

The Caps Lock key on Mac keyboards often feels extraneous, since it’s easy enough to hold the Shift key while typing multiple capital letters for acronyms like HIPPA or when you want to shout GET OFF MY LAWN! But if you need to do that on an iPhone or iPad, it’s annoying to keep [...]

By |2019-01-07T18:41:38+00:00January 22nd, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on The Secret Trick for Enabling Caps Lock When Typing in iOS

iOS 12 Supports Password Managers for Faster Password Filling

For security reasons, we always recommend that you use a password manager like 1Password or LastPass to generate, store, and enter strong passwords in your Web browser. We hope you’ve been doing that because iOS 12 has a fabulous new feature that lets you enter passwords from third-party password managers in addition to iCloud [...]

By |2019-01-07T18:53:14+00:00January 18th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on iOS 12 Supports Password Managers for Faster Password Filling

Two Ways to Convince a Wedged iPhone to Connect to the Internet Again

Every now and then, we’ve seen iPhones stop being able to access the Internet, either via Wi-Fi or a cellular data connection. Assuming that the Internet connection is working for other devices, there are two easy ways to reset your iPhone’s connection and get it working again. First, enable Airplane mode to shut off the [...]

By |2019-01-07T18:36:37+00:00January 8th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Two Ways to Convince a Wedged iPhone to Connect to the Internet Again

This Is Hands-Down the Easiest Way to Give Someone Your Wi-Fi Network Password

You know the drill—a friend comes to visit and wants to get on your Wi-Fi network. You’ve written the password down somewhere, but where? Even if you have it handy, it’s a pain for your friend to type in. Since macOS 10.13 High Sierra and iOS 11, Apple’s operating systems can make connecting a [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:44:01+00:00January 4th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on This Is Hands-Down the Easiest Way to Give Someone Your Wi-Fi Network Password