Learn How to Autofill SMS Login Codes in iOS 12 and Mojave

An ever-increasing number of Web sites boost their security via two-factor authentication (2FA), which requires you to type in a short numeric code to complete a login after entering your username and password. It’s a big win because that code is generated on the fly and is good for only a short time (often [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:58:08-04:00August 23rd, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Learn How to Autofill SMS Login Codes in iOS 12 and Mojave

What Can You Store in Apple’s Wallet App? Credit Cards, Boarding Passes, Tickets, and More!

Have you wondered what you can do with the Wallet app on your iPhone? Although it started out life called Passbook, Apple soon realized that the only sensible name was Wallet. That’s because it stores digital versions of roughly the same sort of things you might put in a physical wallet: credit and debit [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:54:48-04:00August 16th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on What Can You Store in Apple’s Wallet App? Credit Cards, Boarding Passes, Tickets, and More!

The Secret Trick That Lets You Paste Phone Numbers into the Phone App

Most iOS apps and many Web sites make phone numbers “hot” so you can tap them to call. But it’s not uncommon to run across a number that’s formatted oddly or broken across a line of text such that it can’t be recognized. Just because iOS can’t recognize it doesn’t mean you have to [...]

By |2019-07-18T11:48:37-04:00August 13th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on The Secret Trick That Lets You Paste Phone Numbers into the Phone App

Buy Quality Cables to Avoid Possible Device Damage or Even Fires

Apple’s prices for Lightning, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3 cables often seem high—$19 for a USB-C to Lightning cable or $29 if you want a 2-meter version? Unfortunately, when it comes to cables, you often get what you pay for. Happily, other reputable hardware manufacturers like Anker and Belkin make quality cables and often charge [...]

By |2019-07-18T11:57:04-04:00August 9th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Buy Quality Cables to Avoid Possible Device Damage or Even Fires

Did You Know You Can Make a Video of Anything on Your iPhone or iPad Screen?

You know how to use the Camera app on your iPhone or iPad to take a video, but did you know that you can also record a video of what happens on the screen of your device? That’s useful if you’re trying to explain the steps of some technical process to a friend or [...]

By |2019-07-18T11:55:01-04:00August 2nd, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Did You Know You Can Make a Video of Anything on Your iPhone or iPad Screen?

Never Send Someone a Password in Mail or Messages: Do This Instead!

One of the big no-nos with passwords is sending them to other people as plain text in email or a text message conversation. You presumably trust your recipient with the password, but what if their email was hacked or phone stolen? Instead, always use a site like 1ty.me or One-Time Secret, which lets you [...]

By |2019-07-18T11:43:18-04:00July 30th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Never Send Someone a Password in Mail or Messages: Do This Instead!

Read More Easily on the iPhone with Safari Reader

Do you sometimes find it difficult to read articles on your iPhone because of ads, banners, extraneous layout, social media icons, and too-small fonts? We certainly do, and there’s often a quick fix for the myriad ills of modern Web pages: Safari Reader. Whenever you see the Safari Reader icon to the left of [...]

By |2019-06-03T12:04:32-04:00July 2nd, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Read More Easily on the iPhone with Safari Reader

For Faster, Easier Photo Sharing, Try an iCloud Link

It’s easy to share a single photo from your iPhone or iPad with a friend, but if you want to share a bunch of photos or lengthy videos, sending them in Messages or Mail might not work or could impact your (and your recipients’) data caps. In iOS 12, Apple added a clever feature [...]

By |2019-06-03T12:01:39-04:00June 28th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on For Faster, Easier Photo Sharing, Try an iCloud Link

A Quick Way to Check Battery Levels on Your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods

Apple’s Batteries widget is a little known but highly useful tool for quickly assessing which of your small Apple devices is lowest on power—something you may wish to do when traveling with only one charging cable. To access it, switch to Today view on the iPhone, accessible by swiping right on the Home screen [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:50:30-04:00June 25th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on A Quick Way to Check Battery Levels on Your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a Password Manager

We often recommend using a password manager like 1Password or LastPass, but we’ve gotten a few questions asking why we’re so adamant about this. Lots of people think that all they need to do to keep their online accounts secure is create a single password with some numbers, often switching a lowercase L with [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:41:38-04:00June 14th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a Password Manager