Collaborate with Colleagues in Google Docs

Collaboration is what all the cool kids—well, all the competitive businesses—are doing these days because it’s efficient and effective. See “Stop Mailing Files Around and Use Collaborative Apps” and for users of Apple’s iWork, “Collaborate with Colleagues in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.” Today we’re going to look at collaborating using Google’s Web-based productivity suite, [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:37:39+00:00April 19th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Collaborate with Colleagues in Google Docs

Look before You Leap with Safari’s Link Preview

When you follow a link in Safari, you generally don’t know where you’re going to end up. That’s fine most of the time, but what if you’re concerned that a site might be trying to trick you into going somewhere malicious? Safari provides an easy way to look at the URL under a link. [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:46:28+00:00April 16th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Look before You Leap with Safari’s Link Preview

Photos Not Syncing between Devices Properly via iCloud Photos?

iCloud Photos (which Apple previously called iCloud Photo Library) is wonderful when it’s working. Take some photos on your iPhone, and they appear on your Mac and iPad a minute later. Delete unnecessary shots and edit the others on your Mac, and your iPhone and iPad reflect those changes almost immediately. But what if [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:43:41+00:00April 9th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Photos Not Syncing between Devices Properly via iCloud Photos?

Apple Music Can Be Your Personal DJ

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, you probably know that it can play music that’s related to a particular artist or track—just tell Siri, “Play a radio station based on the Beatles” to get a bunch of songs from the likes of the Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, and Elton John. That radio station [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:16:24+00:00April 2nd, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Apple Music Can Be Your Personal DJ

Gone Phishing: Five Signs That Identify Scam Email Messages

A significant danger to businesses today is phishing—the act of forging email to fool someone into revealing login credentials, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information. Of course, phishing is a problem for individuals too, but attackers more frequently target businesses for the same reason as bank robber Willie Sutton’s apocryphal quote about why [...]

By |2019-03-02T14:44:12+00:00March 29th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Gone Phishing: Five Signs That Identify Scam Email Messages

Choose between Archiving and Deleting Messages in iOS Mail

When you’re viewing a message in Mail on an iPhone or iPad, you get five buttons: Flag, Move, Archive or Delete, Reply/Forward/Print, and New Message. But what determines whether that third button is Archive or Delete? iOS hides that option in Settings > Passwords & Accounts > YourEmailAccount—the details then vary by account type [...]

By |2019-03-02T14:21:35+00:00March 19th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Choose between Archiving and Deleting Messages in iOS Mail

Need to Clear Space on an iPhone or iPad? Here’s How to Do It in iOS 12

Little is more frustrating than running out of space your iPhone or iPad. You can’t take new photos, you can’t download new apps, some things may not work at all, and iOS will nag you repeatedly about how you can “manage” your storage in Settings. Luckily, over the past few versions of iOS, Apple [...]

By |2019-03-02T14:38:19+00:00March 15th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Need to Clear Space on an iPhone or iPad? Here’s How to Do It in iOS 12

Did You Know Families Can Share Mac and iOS Apps Purchased from the App Store?

Have you ever looked over your spouse’s shoulder and thought, “Hey, that’s a cool app.”? If you set up Family Sharing (in System Preferences > iCloud on the Mac, and in Settings > Your Name in iOS), you can download almost any app that someone else in your family has purchased on either the Mac [...]

By |2019-03-02T14:17:02+00:00March 12th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Did You Know Families Can Share Mac and iOS Apps Purchased from the App Store?

iCloud Services Being Wonky? Check Apple’s System Status Page

Many Apple users rely on mac.com, me.com, or icloud.com email addresses, along with plenty of other iCloud-related services. So if you can’t send or receive email, if photos aren’t transferring via iCloud Photo Library, or if some other iCloud-related service isn’t responding, the first thing to do is check Apple’s System Status page. It’s [...]

By |2019-02-08T11:46:50+00:00March 5th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on iCloud Services Being Wonky? Check Apple’s System Status Page

Easily Save Drafts When Composing Messages in Mail on the iPhone

Need to check something in another email message while composing a message in Mail on an iPhone? Many people don’t realize that you can swipe down on the top of the draft to dock it at the bottom of the screen, look something up in another message, and then expand the draft again by [...]

By |2019-02-08T11:44:37+00:00February 26th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Easily Save Drafts When Composing Messages in Mail on the iPhone