Did You Know Families Can Share Mac and iOS Apps Purchased from the App Store?

Have you ever looked over your spouse’s shoulder and thought, “Hey, that’s a cool app.”? If you set up Family Sharing (in System Preferences > iCloud on the Mac, and in Settings > Your Name in iOS), you can download almost any app that someone else in your family has purchased on either the Mac [...]

By |2019-03-02T14:17:02+00:00March 12th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Did You Know Families Can Share Mac and iOS Apps Purchased from the App Store?

Easily Save Drafts When Composing Messages in Mail on the iPhone

Need to check something in another email message while composing a message in Mail on an iPhone? Many people don’t realize that you can swipe down on the top of the draft to dock it at the bottom of the screen, look something up in another message, and then expand the draft again by [...]

By |2019-02-08T11:44:37+00:00February 26th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Easily Save Drafts When Composing Messages in Mail on the iPhone

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

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.