Don’t Freak Out If You Get Blackmail Spam Containing an Old Password

Have you gotten an email message whose Subject line says something like “Change your password immediately! Your account has been hacked.”? If not, it may be only a matter of time before you do. It’s a scary message, especially because it contains one of your passwords, some threats, and a demand for money. Worse, [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:22:28+00:00December 14th, 2018|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Don’t Freak Out If You Get Blackmail Spam Containing an Old Password

Did You Know iOS 12 Lets You Add a Second Person to Face ID?

Touch ID lets users register up to five fingers that can unlock an iPhone, which has long been a boon for those who share access to their iPhone with trusted family members. However, users of the iPhone X haven’t been able to give a second person Face ID-based access, forcing those people to wait [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:13:43+00:00December 11th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Did You Know iOS 12 Lets You Add a Second Person to Face ID?

Three Ways to Tell If You Should Get a New iPhone Battery before 2019

Are you happy with your iPhone’s battery life? If your iPhone regularly ends up in Low Power Mode or doesn’t always make it to the end of the day without extra juice, read on to learn how to determine when it’s time for a new battery.It may be important to get to this soon because [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:19:26+00:00December 4th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Three Ways to Tell If You Should Get a New iPhone Battery before 2019

Need to Limit How Much Your Kids Use Their Devices? Use Screen Time in iOS 12

It’s a constant refrain in many homes—a kid clamoring to use an iPad or iPhone to play games, watch videos, or chat with friends. As a parent, you know too much screen time is bad, especially when it affects homework or family dinners. At the same time, an iOS device may be essential for [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:39:11+00:00November 23rd, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Need to Limit How Much Your Kids Use Their Devices? Use Screen Time in iOS 12

Here’s How Apple Changed Sending a Photo in Messages in iOS 12

Before iOS 12, you’d tap the camera button in a Messages chat in order to share either a brand-new photo or a photo that had already been taken. In iOS 12, Apple changed things so tapping the camera button only lets you take a fresh photo. To find and send a photo that’s already [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:36:37+00:00November 20th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Here’s How Apple Changed Sending a Photo in Messages in iOS 12

So What Are All Those Stacks of Notifications in iOS 12?

It can be easy to become overwhelmed by iOS notifications, particularly if you have chatty friends or apps. In iOS 12, Apple corralled notifications by grouping them into stacks so you no longer see an endless screen of alerts. To expand a stack of notifications on either the Lock screen or in Notification Center [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:31:37+00:00November 13th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on So What Are All Those Stacks of Notifications in iOS 12?

In iOS 12, Do Not Disturb Can Turn Itself Off—No More Missed Alerts!

We love the Do Not Disturb feature in iOS—it’s essential for keeping notifications from waking us up at night or causing embarrassing light and noise in dark movie theater. But it’s long had a problem. When you invoked Do Not Disturb manually for a movie or doctor’s appointment, you had to remember to turn [...]

By |2018-10-01T14:20:23+00:00November 9th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on In iOS 12, Do Not Disturb Can Turn Itself Off—No More Missed Alerts!

Apple Moved Control Center in iOS 12 on the iPad—Here’s Where to Find It

Although most of what’s new in iOS 12 are new features, one change for change’s sake may throw you. In iOS 11 on an iPad, you would bring up Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, just like on all iPhones other than the iPhone X. With iOS 12, however, [...]

By |2018-10-01T14:05:55+00:00October 30th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Apple Moved Control Center in iOS 12 on the iPad—Here’s Where to Find It

iOS 12’s Screen Time Feature Helps You Manage Your iPhone Usage

Do you frequently reach for your iPhone for a quick check of Facebook or Messages? It’s all too easy to let social media, the latest hot game, or even your work email intrude on your real life. If you’re uncomfortable with how much—and when—you use your iPhone or iPad, iOS 12’s new Screen Time [...]

By |2018-10-01T14:13:58+00:00October 26th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on iOS 12’s Screen Time Feature Helps You Manage Your iPhone Usage

Finally! iOS 12 Lets You Use Google Maps or Waze in CarPlay

Before iOS 12, Apple Maps was the only mapping app you could run on the dashboard in a CarPlay-equipped automobile. But Maps doesn’t always work well, and some people prefer directions from Google Maps or the Google-owned Waze. Once you upgrade your iPhone to iOS 12 and update to the latest version of Google [...]

By |2018-10-01T14:00:40+00:00October 16th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Finally! iOS 12 Lets You Use Google Maps or Waze in CarPlay