Overwhelmed by Apps? Use iOS 14’s App Library to Manage Your Home Screens

Many of us have been using iPhones for years, and apps we bought or downloaded long ago molder in corners of our Home screens. Even if you haven’t played Flappy Bird in years, its pixelated icon still stares glumly at you every time you peer at its Home screen, and it’s far from alone. [...]

By |2020-12-23T16:06:51-04:00January 15th, 2021|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Overwhelmed by Apps? Use iOS 14’s App Library to Manage Your Home Screens

Pinch to Zoom in All Photos View in iOS 14

Photos in iOS 14 provides four views of your library: Years, Months, Days, and All Photos. For the first three, Photos picks representative images that may not include particular shots you’re looking for. The All Photos view shows everything, but it can be overwhelming. What’s not apparent is that you can navigate All Photos [...]

By |2020-12-23T15:49:03-04:00December 29th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Pinch to Zoom in All Photos View in iOS 14

New Back Tap Feature in iOS 14 Provides Two Customizable Shortcuts

We all have things we do regularly on our iPhones, whether it’s checking the weather, searching Google, or invoking the magnifier. Apple has long provided ways of making your most common actions easier to access. You might put an app on your Dock, open Control Center, or take advantage of the triple-press Accessibility shortcut. [...]

By |2020-11-13T19:06:15-04:00December 11th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on New Back Tap Feature in iOS 14 Provides Two Customizable Shortcuts

Home Screen Widgets Take Center Stage in iOS 14

A significant new feature in iOS 14 is Home screen widgets, information-rich tiles that share space on a Home screen with app icons. iPhone users familiar with Google’s Android smartphone operating system have long clamored for widgets because they provide quick information at a glance, without having to launch an app or swipe right [...]

By |2020-11-13T19:00:52-04:00December 4th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Home Screen Widgets Take Center Stage in iOS 14

Our Four Favorite Features of iOS 14

Harvest season is here again, and Apple has deemed iOS 14 (along with iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14) ready for the picking. Although the betas have been pretty stable and no major problems have appeared in the first few days, we still recommend waiting at least a few weeks before installing via [...]

By |2020-09-22T07:28:38-04:00September 22nd, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Our Four Favorite Features of iOS 14

When Should You Upgrade to macOS 11 Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14?

As we get into September, it’s a good bet that Apple will soon—either this month or next—be pushing out major upgrades for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Apple previewed these new versions at its Worldwide Developers Conference back in June, and they’ve been in public beta for a few months. Once Apple makes [...]

By |2020-09-04T08:52:28-04:00September 18th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on When Should You Upgrade to macOS 11 Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14?

What We Can Expect from macOS 11.0 Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7

Every year at its Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple lays out its roadmap for the next releases of each of its operating systems. The COVID-19 pandemic forced Apple to record its keynote presentation ahead of time rather than having it live, but the company doesn’t seem to have tempered its ambitions for macOS 11.0 Big [...]

By |2020-06-29T14:38:33-04:00July 1st, 2020|News, Releases|Comments Off on What We Can Expect from macOS 11.0 Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7
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