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+00:00June 14th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a Password Manager

Is Your Apple Watch Out to Lunch? Check These Settings

Is your Apple Watch failing to turn on its screen when you raise it, display notifications from your iPhone, or even update the time zone? watchOS has four modes accessible from Control Center (swipe up from the bottom of the screen) that are useful but can cause confusion if you forget to turn them [...]

By |2019-05-06T17:53:37+00:00May 28th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Is Your Apple Watch Out to Lunch? Check These Settings

Clean Up Old Tabs in Safari in iOS with This Quick Trick

Every time you tap a link to open a Web page in Safari on your iPhone or iPad, it automatically opens a new tab. That’s fine until you realize that you have oodles of old tabs open, making it difficult to find any particular tab. To close all your old tabs in one fell [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:00:16+00:00May 21st, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Clean Up Old Tabs in Safari in iOS with This Quick Trick

What’s the Deal with AMBER and Other Emergency Alerts on Your iPhone?

Have you ever gotten an emergency alert on your iPhone, telling you about an abducted child or public safety emergency? That’s the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system, at least in the United States, although some other countries have similar systems. The WEA system enables authorized national, state, and local government authorities to send alerts [...]

By |2019-05-06T18:05:08+00:00May 17th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on What’s the Deal with AMBER and Other Emergency Alerts on Your iPhone?

Beware Microsoft Office 365 Phishing Attacks!

We’re seeing an uptick in email phishing attacks purporting to come from Microsoft about Office 365. They’re quite convincing messages that tell users that their credit card payment has failed, that an account needs renewing, or that a password needs to be confirmed. Needless to say, they’re all complete scams, and clicking a link [...]

By |2019-05-06T17:47:27+00:00May 14th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Beware Microsoft Office 365 Phishing Attacks!

Can’t Remember When Your Warranty Expires? iOS 12.2 Lays It Out

With luck, you should never need to check your iPhone’s or iPad’s warranty status. But bad things do happen to good devices. In iOS 12.2, Apple has just made it easier to figure out if your device is still under warranty or covered by AppleCare+. Go to Settings > General > About, where you’ll find [...]

By |2019-05-06T17:42:46+00:00May 7th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Can’t Remember When Your Warranty Expires? iOS 12.2 Lays It Out

A Quick Trick to Turn Your iPhone into a Magnifying Glass

It’s maddening to want to read a serial number or other bit of fine print that you can barely see. But fret no longer—your iPhone or iPad makes a fabulous magnifying glass! Assuming Magnifier is enabled in Settings > General > Accessibility > Magnifier, you can bring it up by pressing the Home button [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:53:39+00:00April 30th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on A Quick Trick to Turn Your iPhone into a Magnifying Glass

Easier Ways to Move the Cursor When Editing Text on an iPad or iPhone

In theory, it should be easy to move the cursor in text on an iPad or iPhone—just tap where you want the cursor to go, or press and hold until the magnifying circle appears over the cursor and then slide it around. In reality, it’s often fussy and annoying because our fingers are a [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:40:52+00:00April 26th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Easier Ways to Move the Cursor When Editing Text on an iPad or iPhone

Use Emergency Bypass and You’ll Never Miss a Call or Text from Important People

There’s little worse than missing an important call or text because your iPhone was in Do Not Disturb mode or because the Mute switch was engaged. If there are certain people—a spouse, parent, or child—whose calls and texts you always want to break through the cone of silence, iOS has a solution: Emergency Bypass. [...]

By |2019-05-09T10:30:09+00:00April 23rd, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Use Emergency Bypass and You’ll Never Miss a Call or Text from Important People

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