What to Put at the End of Your Email Messages

Email has been around for decades, but there are no hard-and-fast rules for how you should close a message with either the signoff or the signature block. If you’ve always wondered about the best ways to finish off a message or are uncomfortable with what you’ve been doing, here’s our advice. Use the form [...]

By |2020-01-04T05:30:45-04:00January 24th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on What to Put at the End of Your Email Messages

Use Guided Access to Let Kids and Others Use Your iPhone Temporarily

Let’s get one thing straight. You know that you should never, ever share your iPhone or iPad passcode with anyone you don’t trust implicitly, like a spouse or adult child, right? That’s because, with your iOS passcode, someone could change your Apple ID password, and if you use iCloud for email, completely steal or [...]

By |2020-01-04T05:28:27-04:00January 17th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Use Guided Access to Let Kids and Others Use Your iPhone Temporarily

Did You Know You Can Drag the Scroll Bar in iOS 13?

In previous versions of iOS, a scroll bar would appear on the right edge of the screen while you were swiping through a long Web page, email message, or document. But the scroller was merely an indicator of where in the page you were and how much content there was (the bigger the scroller, [...]

By |2020-01-03T11:56:28-04:00January 14th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Did You Know You Can Drag the Scroll Bar in iOS 13?

In Case of Emergency, Create an iPhone Medical ID

Accidents, particularly those involving automobiles, are all too common, and while no one plans to be in one, you can prepare for the eventuality. If you end up in a state where you can’t speak with emergency responders or are too shaken up to share your details clearly, your iPhone can provide them with [...]

By |2019-12-08T16:22:44-04:00December 27th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on In Case of Emergency, Create an iPhone Medical ID

Don’t Succumb to iOS 13 Update Fatigue!

Does it seem like that red badge on the Settings app indicating that there’s a new iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 update pops up at least once per week? You’re not imagining things—Apple has been frantically squashing bugs in its mobile operating systems since their release in mid-September. If you haven’t yet upgraded from [...]

By |2019-12-08T16:20:05-04:00December 20th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Don’t Succumb to iOS 13 Update Fatigue!

New Organization and Editing in Photos in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Taking photos is a popular use of the iPhone, and Apple has said that the improved cameras gave this year’s iPhone 11 Pro models their “Pro” designation. But Apple continually works to improve the Photos app as well. Taking great photos is only half the job—you also have to be able to find, edit, [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:27:46-04:00December 6th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on New Organization and Editing in Photos in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Need to Charge Your iPhone or iPad More Quickly? Get a Higher Wattage Power Adapter

By default, most iPhones and iPads ship with Apple’s tiny 5-watt power adapters. They work, but not quickly. However, the iPhone 8 and later, all models of the iPad Pro, and the most recent iPad Air and iPad mini models support fast charging when connected to higher wattage power adapters. You may have an [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:25:41-04:00December 3rd, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Need to Charge Your iPhone or iPad More Quickly? Get a Higher Wattage Power Adapter

Use the Driving ETA Feature in iOS 13’s Maps App to Share Your Arrival Time

A small but welcome new feature of iOS 13 is Driving ETA, which helps you share your estimated time of arrival with a contact whenever you’re navigating with the Maps app. To use Driving ETA, start navigating to a destination in Maps, tap Share ETA at the bottom of the screen, and pick the [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:19:00-04:00November 26th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Use the Driving ETA Feature in iOS 13’s Maps App to Share Your Arrival Time

Be Careful in iOS 13’s Mail App—the Trash Button Is Where Reply Used to Be!

For unknown reasons, Apple redesigned the toolbar in the iOS 13 version of Mail. Such things happen, but this time, Apple made a big mistake and moved Mail’s Trash button to where its Reply button used to be. Lots of people who have become accustomed to tapping Reply are now finding themselves deleting messages [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:08:55-04:00November 12th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Be Careful in iOS 13’s Mail App—the Trash Button Is Where Reply Used to Be!

iOS 13 Makes Editing Text Easier

Let’s be honest—text editing in iOS has never been anywhere near as good as it is on the Mac. We may be more accustomed to our mice and keyboards, but the Multi-Touch interface has always been clumsy when it comes to text. Apple keeps trying to improve iOS’s text editing features, and iOS 13 [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:20:16-04:00October 11th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on iOS 13 Makes Editing Text Easier