What to Put at the End of Your Email Messages

Email has been around for decades, but there are no hard-and-fast rules for how you should close a message with either the signoff or the signature block. If you’ve always wondered about the best ways to finish off a message or are uncomfortable with what you’ve been doing, here’s our advice. Use the form [...]

By |2020-01-04T05:30:45-04:00January 24th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on What to Put at the End of Your Email Messages

Use Guided Access to Let Kids and Others Use Your iPhone Temporarily

Let’s get one thing straight. You know that you should never, ever share your iPhone or iPad passcode with anyone you don’t trust implicitly, like a spouse or adult child, right? That’s because, with your iOS passcode, someone could change your Apple ID password, and if you use iCloud for email, completely steal or [...]

By |2020-01-04T05:28:27-04:00January 17th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Use Guided Access to Let Kids and Others Use Your iPhone Temporarily

Did You Know You Can Drag the Scroll Bar in iOS 13?

In previous versions of iOS, a scroll bar would appear on the right edge of the screen while you were swiping through a long Web page, email message, or document. But the scroller was merely an indicator of where in the page you were and how much content there was (the bigger the scroller, [...]

By |2020-01-03T11:56:28-04:00January 14th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Did You Know You Can Drag the Scroll Bar in iOS 13?

Need to Import Photos from a non-iPhone or Want to Keep Images out of Photos?

Most Mac users rely on iPhones and iPads to take photos and store them in the Photos app, which happens automatically for those who use Apple’s iCloud Photos syncing service. But what if you want to import photos from a device other than an iPhone or iPad—say a Samsung smartphone running Android—and what if [...]

By |2020-01-03T11:55:33-04:00January 7th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Need to Import Photos from a non-iPhone or Want to Keep Images out of Photos?

Need to Move Lots of Data Between Macs? Try Target Disk Mode

We have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the number of ways we can move data between Macs. You can send files via AirDrop, attach them to an email message, put them in a Messages conversation, turn on and connect via File Sharing, or use Dropbox or Google Drive as an intermediary, [...]

By |2019-12-08T16:26:15-04:00January 3rd, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Need to Move Lots of Data Between Macs? Try Target Disk Mode

In Case of Emergency, Create an iPhone Medical ID

Accidents, particularly those involving automobiles, are all too common, and while no one plans to be in one, you can prepare for the eventuality. If you end up in a state where you can’t speak with emergency responders or are too shaken up to share your details clearly, your iPhone can provide them with [...]

By |2019-12-08T16:22:44-04:00December 27th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on In Case of Emergency, Create an iPhone Medical ID

Don’t Succumb to iOS 13 Update Fatigue!

Does it seem like that red badge on the Settings app indicating that there’s a new iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 update pops up at least once per week? You’re not imagining things—Apple has been frantically squashing bugs in its mobile operating systems since their release in mid-September. If you haven’t yet upgraded from [...]

By |2019-12-08T16:20:05-04:00December 20th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Don’t Succumb to iOS 13 Update Fatigue!

The iPhone 11 Camera App’s Shutter Button Works Differently—Here’s How

With the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple changed the way the Camera app’s shutter button works in ways that could cause confusion. Tapping it once still takes a single still photo, but if you press and hold on the shutter button, it now captures a quick video. (Previously, [...]

By |2019-12-08T16:12:18-04:00December 17th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on The iPhone 11 Camera App’s Shutter Button Works Differently—Here’s How

Why Apple Business Manager Is a Win for Apple-Using Firms

If you run a company, you know how much work onboarding a new employee can be. Beyond teaching them the ropes of your business, they’ll need a Mac and potentially an iPhone or iPad as well. Setting those devices up with all the right apps, settings, and logins can take days or even weeks. [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:30:22-04:00December 13th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Why Apple Business Manager Is a Win for Apple-Using Firms

Make Sure to Test Your Backup System with Occasional Restores

Did you know that the word for the irrational fear of Friday the 13th is paraskevidekatriaphobia? Neither did we, but what that supposedly unlucky day is good for—whenever it rolls around—is reminding us to test our backup systems. If something does go wrong, backups can save your bacon, but only if they’re actually working. [...]

By |2019-12-03T15:40:49-04:00December 10th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Make Sure to Test Your Backup System with Occasional Restores