Some May Like It Hot… But Your Technology Prefers to Stay Cool

When summer brings sunny days and rising temperatures, you may have ditched your business suit for shorts or skirts to stay comfortable, but your technological gear can’t do the same. And keeping your tech cool is about more than comfort—as temperatures rise, performance can suffer, charging may get slower or stop, various components might [...]

By |2019-07-18T11:50:32-04:00July 19th, 2019|Mac, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Some May Like It Hot… But Your Technology Prefers to Stay Cool

Read More Easily on the iPhone with Safari Reader

Do you sometimes find it difficult to read articles on your iPhone because of ads, banners, extraneous layout, social media icons, and too-small fonts? We certainly do, and there’s often a quick fix for the myriad ills of modern Web pages: Safari Reader. Whenever you see the Safari Reader icon to the left of [...]

By |2019-06-03T12:04:32-04:00July 2nd, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Read More Easily on the iPhone with Safari Reader

Clean Up Old Tabs in Safari in iOS with This Quick Trick

Every time you tap a link to open a Web page in Safari on your iPhone or iPad, it automatically opens a new tab. That’s fine until you realize that you have oodles of old tabs open, making it difficult to find any particular tab. To close all your old tabs in one fell [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:00:16-04:00May 21st, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Clean Up Old Tabs in Safari in iOS with This Quick Trick

What’s the Deal with AMBER and Other Emergency Alerts on Your iPhone?

Have you ever gotten an emergency alert on your iPhone, telling you about an abducted child or public safety emergency? That’s the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system, at least in the United States, although some other countries have similar systems. The WEA system enables authorized national, state, and local government authorities to send alerts [...]

By |2019-05-06T18:05:08-04:00May 17th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on What’s the Deal with AMBER and Other Emergency Alerts on Your iPhone?

Easier Ways to Move the Cursor When Editing Text on an iPad or iPhone

In theory, it should be easy to move the cursor in text on an iPad or iPhone—just tap where you want the cursor to go, or press and hold until the magnifying circle appears over the cursor and then slide it around. In reality, it’s often fussy and annoying because our fingers are a [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:40:52-04:00April 26th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Easier Ways to Move the Cursor When Editing Text on an iPad or iPhone

Look before You Leap with Safari’s Link Preview

When you follow a link in Safari, you generally don’t know where you’re going to end up. That’s fine most of the time, but what if you’re concerned that a site might be trying to trick you into going somewhere malicious? Safari provides an easy way to look at the URL under a link. [...]

By |2019-04-02T19:46:28-04:00April 16th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Look before You Leap with Safari’s Link Preview

Choose between Archiving and Deleting Messages in iOS Mail

When you’re viewing a message in Mail on an iPhone or iPad, you get five buttons: Flag, Move, Archive or Delete, Reply/Forward/Print, and New Message. But what determines whether that third button is Archive or Delete? iOS hides that option in Settings > Passwords & Accounts > YourEmailAccount—the details then vary by account type [...]

By |2019-03-02T14:21:35-04:00March 19th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Choose between Archiving and Deleting Messages in iOS Mail

Need to Clear Space on an iPhone or iPad? Here’s How to Do It in iOS 12

Little is more frustrating than running out of space your iPhone or iPad. You can’t take new photos, you can’t download new apps, some things may not work at all, and iOS will nag you repeatedly about how you can “manage” your storage in Settings. Luckily, over the past few versions of iOS, Apple [...]

By |2019-03-02T14:38:19-04:00March 15th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Need to Clear Space on an iPhone or iPad? Here’s How to Do It in iOS 12

A Hidden Trick that Lets You Navigate Your iPhone with One Hand

Unless you can palm a basketball, you may not be able to use an iPhone single-handed. But sometimes one hand is all you can spare. If you find yourself in such a situation, give Reachability a try. On a Touch ID–based iPhone, tap (don’t press) the Home button twice to slide the iPhone’s interface [...]

By |2018-09-06T18:54:44-04:00September 25th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on A Hidden Trick that Lets You Navigate Your iPhone with One Hand

Top Features of iOS 12 to Take Advantage of Right Away

Feeling left behind because you don’t have the latest iPhone or iPad? Don’t, because Apple has a present for you in the form of iOS 12. The new operating system promises to increase performance, particularly for older devices as far back as the iPhone 5s and iPad Air. But iOS 12 offers more than [...]

By |2018-09-06T19:03:22-04:00September 21st, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Top Features of iOS 12 to Take Advantage of Right Away