This Is Hands-Down the Easiest Way to Give Someone Your Wi-Fi Network Password

You know the drill—a friend comes to visit and wants to get on your Wi-Fi network. You’ve written the password down somewhere, but where? Even if you have it handy, it’s a pain for your friend to type in. Since macOS 10.13 High Sierra and iOS 11, Apple’s operating systems can make connecting a [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:44:01+00:00January 4th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on This Is Hands-Down the Easiest Way to Give Someone Your Wi-Fi Network Password

Apple Unveils New iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, and the Apple Watch Series 4

Apple has thrown back the curtain on its latest batch of iPhones and a new model of the Apple Watch. The company also announced plans to release iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 on September 17th. macOS 10.14 Mojave will follow a week later on September 24th. X Appeal: The New iPhone XS, [...]

By |2018-09-13T16:24:40+00:00September 13th, 2018|News, Releases|Comments Off on Apple Unveils New iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, and the Apple Watch Series 4

Tired of “Sent from my iPhone” as Your Email Signature?

When you use Apple’s Mail app on your iPhone to send email, the default signature is “Sent from my iPhone.” If you’d rather not advertise that fact with every email, or would prefer to change it to something more personal, don’t bother poking around in the Mail app itself. Instead, go to Settings > [...]

By |2018-07-07T11:40:35+00:00July 31st, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Tired of “Sent from my iPhone” as Your Email Signature?

How to Make the Most of Apple’s New AirPlay 2

For many years now, Apple’s AirPlay feature has made it possible to stream audio from an iOS device or Mac to an AirPlay-enabled speaker, AirPort Express base station, or most recently, a HomePod. Because AirPlay transfers sound over a Wi-Fi network, it eliminates the need for stereo wires and lets you put your speakers [...]

By |2018-07-07T11:49:03+00:00July 27th, 2018|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on How to Make the Most of Apple’s New AirPlay 2

What’s the Deal with Apple’s New Messages in iCloud Feature?

When Apple first announced macOS 10.13 High Sierra and iOS 11, one of the promised features was Messages in iCloud, a way of syncing your conversations in Messages via your iCloud account. Despite the fact that Messages already tries to sync its conversations between your devices, this feature proved difficult for Apple to deliver, [...]

By |2018-07-07T11:46:20+00:00July 20th, 2018|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on What’s the Deal with Apple’s New Messages in iCloud Feature?

Have Your Online Passwords Been Stolen? Here’s How to Find Out.

Data breaches have become commonplace, with online thieves constantly breaking into corporate and government servers and making off with millions—or even hundreds of millions!—of email addresses, often along with other personal information like names, physical address, and passwords. It would be nice to think that all companies properly encrypt their password databases, but the [...]

By |2018-07-07T11:43:36+00:00July 13th, 2018|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Have Your Online Passwords Been Stolen? Here’s How to Find Out.

Tired of Skewed Lines in Your Photos? Use the Camera App’s Hidden Level.

If you’ve ever photographed a sheet of paper or some other rectangular object, the image may have come out skewed because you inadvertently tilted the camera. The iOS 11 Camera app has a level feature to help you avoid this problem, but it’s so subtle that you may not have noticed it. To use it, [...]

By |2018-07-07T11:33:22+00:00July 10th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Tired of Skewed Lines in Your Photos? Use the Camera App’s Hidden Level.

All about Find My Friends

As iPhones have become ever more prevalent, one of Apple’s bundled apps—Find My Friends—has become significantly more useful. Although there are legitimate concerns about sharing your location willy-nilly, Find My Friends gives everyone full control over what they share, making it truly helpful for families and close friends. So if you’ve ever thought it would [...]

By |2018-06-07T13:20:09+00:00June 29th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on All about Find My Friends

Moment Helps You Gauge Your iPhone Use and Offers Parental Oversight Option

Smartphone addiction is real. Do you check your iPhone before you get out of bed? During family dinners? Right before you go to sleep? Constantly during the day even when you’re on vacation? If you—or your family members—feel that you’re disappearing into your phone too often or at inappropriate times, it may be time [...]

By |2018-05-02T18:20:19+00:00May 4th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Moment Helps You Gauge Your iPhone Use and Offers Parental Oversight Option

Here’s How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Settings—to the Extent Possible

Facebook has dominated the news headlines of late, but not for good reasons. There were the 50 million Facebook profiles gathered for Cambridge Analytica and used in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook has long been scraping call and text message data from Android phones. And within the Facebook iOS app, the company pushes the [...]

By |2018-04-02T23:00:13+00:00April 20th, 2018|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Here’s How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Settings—to the Extent Possible