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?

The Best Apple-Related Gifts for 2018

Black Friday and the start of the holiday shopping seasons are nearly upon us. If you’re looking for gift ideas for your Apple-using loved ones, we have a few suggestions that are guaranteed to be popular. Apple Watch The new Apple Watch Series 4 may be the gift hit of the season as adult [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:49:15+00:00December 7th, 2018|Products|Comments Off on The Best Apple-Related Gifts for 2018

Here’s How to Make Screenshots and Screen Recordings with Mojave’s New Interface

You probably fall into one of two camps: people who haven’t the foggiest idea what pressing Command-Shift-3 or Command-Shift-4 do on the Mac, and those who use those keyboard shortcuts regularly to take screenshots. Either way, macOS 10.14 Mojave makes it easier than ever to create a still image of what’s on your Mac’s [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:43:57+00:00November 30th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Here’s How to Make Screenshots and Screen Recordings with Mojave’s New Interface

To Update macOS 10.14 Mojave, Use This New System Preferences Pane

For years, you’ve used the App Store app to install operating system and app updates on your Mac. That’s still true for apps, but with macOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple moved operating system updates to the new Software Update preference pane, which replaces the old App Store preference pane. Open System Preferences > Software Update [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:41:44+00:00November 27th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on To Update macOS 10.14 Mojave, Use This New System Preferences Pane

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

What Are All These New Privacy Request Dialogs in Mojave?

With macOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple has beefed up the Mac’s privacy so it more closely resembles privacy in iOS. You’ve noticed that when you launch a new app on your iPhone or iPad, it often prompts for access to your photos or contacts, the camera or microphone, and more. The idea behind those prompts is [...]

By |2018-11-20T14:10:13+00:00November 16th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on What Are All These New Privacy Request Dialogs in Mojave?

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?

Apple Finally Updates the MacBook Air and Mac mini, and Revamps the iPad Pro

At a special event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Apple threw back the curtains on significant updates to the long-ignored MacBook Air and even longer-ignored Mac mini. Then Tim Cook and company followed up with revamped 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, complete with an enhanced Smart Keyboard Folio and redesigned Apple Pencil. You [...]

By |2018-10-31T19:59:03+00:00October 31st, 2018|iPad, Mac, MacBook, Products, Releases|Comments Off on Apple Finally Updates the MacBook Air and Mac mini, and Revamps the iPad Pro