Winter Weather Warning: Keep Your Tech Toasty!

When it’s cold out, you can always throw on a sweater to stay warm. But your electronics are more reptilian—they can get sluggish or even fail to work in freezing weather. (No, that’s not what iPod Socks were designed to fix.) Worse, charging batteries at low temperatures or moving tech gear between extreme temperature [...]

By |2019-02-08T11:43:51+00:00February 22nd, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Winter Weather Warning: Keep Your Tech Toasty!

Did You Know You Can Use Your Mac Laptop Closed with an External Screen and Keyboard?

Those of you who use a Mac laptop—a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro—probably know you can connect it to a large external display for more screen space. But sometimes it’s not convenient to have your Mac open on your desk next to the big screen. If you’d like to close your Mac’s screen [...]

By |2019-02-08T11:42:34+00:00February 19th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Did You Know You Can Use Your Mac Laptop Closed with an External Screen and Keyboard?

Stop Mailing Files Around and Use Collaborative Apps

Have you ever emailed a document to several colleagues for feedback, and then had to go through each of their changes in turn, merging everything into your master document? What if one of them needs to see the changes that another suggested? Plus, what if you need to make substantial changes after you’ve sent [...]

By |2019-02-08T11:41:26+00:00February 15th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Stop Mailing Files Around and Use Collaborative Apps

Ignore Unsolicited Calls and Texts from Apple and Other Tech Companies

We don’t want to belabor the point, but multinational tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google will never call or text you personally out of the blue. So if you get a call or text purporting to be from such a company, it’s 99.9% likely to be a scam, and you should ignore it [...]

By |2019-02-08T11:40:30+00:00February 12th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Ignore Unsolicited Calls and Texts from Apple and Other Tech Companies

Troubles with Messages? Read On for Ten Possible Solutions

Apple’s Messages app for iOS and macOS generally works well, but when it doesn’t, figuring out what’s wrong and how to fix it can take some doing. Here are a few of the most common solutions we’ve come across for problems with sending and receiving messages. Help Android-switcher friends turn off iMessage Do you [...]

By |2019-02-07T17:52:01+00:00February 8th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Troubles with Messages? Read On for Ten Possible Solutions

Have You Learned iOS 12’s New Gestures on the iPad?

When Apple released iOS 12 in September 2018, the main change for iPad users was a revamped collection of gestures similar to those used by the iPhone X. As it turned out, these new gestures were in preparation for the release of the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models that dropped the Home [...]

By |2019-01-07T19:00:58+00:00February 1st, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Have You Learned iOS 12’s New Gestures on the iPad?

Siri in Mojave Now Supports HomeKit and Find My iPhone

Siri on the Mac hasn’t been as useful as on iOS devices, but with macOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple enhanced the Mac version of Siri in a variety of ways. Apple says that Siri now knows about food, celebrities, and motorsports, but more interesting is how you can ask Siri to control your HomeKit devices [...]

By |2019-01-07T18:43:56+00:00January 29th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Siri in Mojave Now Supports HomeKit and Find My iPhone

Slow Mac? Here’s How to Figure Out If You Need More RAM

No matter how fast your Mac was when it was new, the time will come when apps launch slowly, the spinning beachball appears more often, and everything responds sluggishly. Such problems won’t happen all the time, and you can often fix them by quitting a piggy app or restarting your Mac. But if these [...]

By |2019-01-07T18:57:47+00:00January 25th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Slow Mac? Here’s How to Figure Out If You Need More RAM

The Secret Trick for Enabling Caps Lock When Typing in iOS

The Caps Lock key on Mac keyboards often feels extraneous, since it’s easy enough to hold the Shift key while typing multiple capital letters for acronyms like HIPPA or when you want to shout GET OFF MY LAWN! But if you need to do that on an iPhone or iPad, it’s annoying to keep [...]

By |2019-01-07T18:41:38+00:00January 22nd, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on The Secret Trick for Enabling Caps Lock When Typing in iOS