Reduce Arrival Time Anxiety by Sharing Your Location Temporarily

If you’re flying, driving, or biking to visit an iPhone-using friend or family member, you can reduce anxiety related to arrival time or pickup plans (and perhaps provide amusement) by sharing your location temporarily so they can watch your progress. The easiest way to do this is to go into a Messages conversation with [...]

By |2020-09-22T07:27:59-04:00September 23rd, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Reduce Arrival Time Anxiety by Sharing Your Location Temporarily

Our Four Favorite Features of iOS 14

Harvest season is here again, and Apple has deemed iOS 14 (along with iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14) ready for the picking. Although the betas have been pretty stable and no major problems have appeared in the first few days, we still recommend waiting at least a few weeks before installing via [...]

By |2020-09-22T07:28:38-04:00September 22nd, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Our Four Favorite Features of iOS 14

When Should You Upgrade to macOS 11 Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14?

As we get into September, it’s a good bet that Apple will soon—either this month or next—be pushing out major upgrades for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Apple previewed these new versions at its Worldwide Developers Conference back in June, and they’ve been in public beta for a few months. Once Apple makes [...]

By |2020-09-04T08:52:28-04:00September 18th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on When Should You Upgrade to macOS 11 Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14?

Beware iCloud Phishing Phone Calls!

We’ve been hearing reports of an uptick in the scam phone calls that claim to be from Apple. If you answer, an automated message tells you that your iCloud account has been breached and asks you to call a provided 1-866 number. Do not do this! Apple will never call you unprompted. Unfortunately, the [...]

By |2020-09-04T08:35:24-04:00September 15th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Beware iCloud Phishing Phone Calls!

Advice for Successful Online Schooling

In a normal year, most kids would be back in school by now. But the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many schools to offer online instruction, and many families are now settling into a remote back-to-school arrangement. We’ve provided some advice on working from home in previous posts, but what about schooling from home? Here [...]

By |2020-09-04T08:48:09-04:00September 11th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Advice for Successful Online Schooling

Want to Make Your iPhone and Apple Watch Easier to Read?

If you have 20/20 vision or are still wondering why your parents have reading glasses, count yourself lucky. But if you’re like many people—over 60 percent of the population by some estimates, including most people over 45—reading the tiny text on your iPhone or Apple Watch might be impossible if you don’t happen to [...]

By |2020-08-05T16:09:07-04:00September 4th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Want to Make Your iPhone and Apple Watch Easier to Read?

Two Quick Tricks You Can Use with the iOS Space Bar

Sure, you know that the Space bar in the iOS virtual keyboard types a space character. But did you realize that if you tap it twice, it inserts a period? (Probably, but if not, now you do.) That’s to make it easier to provide proper punctuation, which will have the added benefit of irritating [...]

By |2020-08-05T15:57:16-04:00September 1st, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Two Quick Tricks You Can Use with the iOS Space Bar

Use This New Setting to Prevent iOS Updates from Consuming Precious Space

People whose iPhones or iPads have relatively little free space have long struggled with the fact that iOS likes to download updates so they’ll be ready for installation. “Who wants to wait for a long download?” Apple thought. Unfortunately, lots of people do. The problem is that if you don’t want to update right [...]

By |2020-08-05T15:52:05-04:00August 18th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Use This New Setting to Prevent iOS Updates from Consuming Precious Space

Rearrange Icons on Your iPhone or iPad Home Screens More Easily

If you have lots of apps on your iPhone or iPad, rearranging their icons on your Home screens by dragging from page to page is tedious. Although the new App Library promised for iOS 14 later this year will help you find apps, rearranging them will still be a manual process. To make organizing [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:16:03-04:00August 11th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Rearrange Icons on Your iPhone or iPad Home Screens More Easily

Three Connectivity Problems Remote Workers Are Having During the Pandemic

The pandemic has forced large numbers of those who are still employed—nearly half the American workforce, by some estimates—to work from home. And while that has actually improved productivity for many people, partly due to eliminating time-consuming commutes, remote work comes with its own challenges. Here are three of the top problems we’ve been [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:13:52-04:00August 7th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Three Connectivity Problems Remote Workers Are Having During the Pandemic