Copy and Paste between Your Apple Devices with Universal Clipboard

Everyone is accustomed to using the Copy and Paste commands on the Mac, but fewer people know that you can also copy and paste between your Mac and your iPhone and iPad. Apple calls this feature Universal Clipboard, and it’s so deeply integrated into macOS, iOS, and iPadOS that it can be easy to [...]

By |2022-06-03T09:16:53-04:00July 1st, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Copy and Paste between Your Apple Devices with Universal Clipboard

Where to Find Lyrics in Apple’s Music Apps

It’s often tough to figure out exactly what a singer is saying (which can lead to some amusing mistakes), but for many songs in Apple Music, you can bring up full lyrics in the Music app, regardless of which device you’re using. On the Mac, click the speech balloon button in the upper-right corner [...]

By |2022-06-03T09:09:05-04:00June 28th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Where to Find Lyrics in Apple’s Music Apps

Use the iPhone Camera’s Zoom to Avoid Glare, Reflections, and Shadow

We increasingly need to take photos of documents—vaccination cards, driver licenses, passports, etc.—to submit for online verification. That’s often easier said than done, especially when taking a photo at night under lights that obscure the text with glare and shadows. Similarly, when photographing a screen to document a problem for tech support, it’s often [...]

By |2022-06-03T09:07:27-04:00June 21st, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Use the iPhone Camera’s Zoom to Avoid Glare, Reflections, and Shadow

Easily Share Wi-Fi Passwords with Other People and Devices

You’re on vacation with your family, staying in an Airbnb, with multiple Apple devices to connect to the apartment’s Wi-Fi. Typing the password repeatedly would be a pain, but happily, Apple has added a password-sharing feature to all its operating systems. Once you enter the password on your iPhone, whenever someone else—or another of [...]

By |2022-06-03T09:05:38-04:00June 14th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Easily Share Wi-Fi Passwords with Other People and Devices

Take Advantage of CarPlay in Rental Cars While Traveling

Renting a car has become more interesting in recent years due to changes automakers have been making to car electronics. For example, Apple’s CarPlay is becoming a common feature on rental cars. That lets you run Apple Maps or Google Maps on your iPhone while displaying the map on the car’s built-in screen and [...]

By |2022-06-03T09:10:57-04:00June 10th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Take Advantage of CarPlay in Rental Cars While Traveling

Block Malicious and Adult Web Sites with DNS Filtering

One of the best ways to keep malware from infecting your computers is to avoid visiting websites designed to do just that. No one intentionally visits loadmetogetinfected.com, but malware authors employ all sorts of tricks to lure unsuspecting users into viewing malicious sites. Various tools can help, but the easiest free technique is called [...]

By |2022-05-04T17:12:36-04:00June 3rd, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Block Malicious and Adult Web Sites with DNS Filtering

Don’t Miss the List Views in the iPhone’s Calendar App

The iPhone’s Calendar app defaults to graphical views for Day, Week (rotate to landscape), Month, and Year, but only the Day view shows information about your actual events, and even then, it’s easy to miss events that are outside the times that fit onscreen. If you find those views frustrating, you may have missed [...]

By |2022-05-04T17:09:49-04:00May 31st, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Don’t Miss the List Views in the iPhone’s Calendar App

Did You Know That You Can Run iPhone and iPad Apps on an M1-based Mac?

Much has been written about the performance benefits of Apple’s M1 family of chips, but you may not have realized that M1-based Macs can also run many iPhone and iPad apps. It makes sense, given that the M1 chip grew out of the work Apple did for the A-series processors in the iPhone and [...]

By |2022-05-04T17:08:19-04:00May 27th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Did You Know That You Can Run iPhone and iPad Apps on an M1-based Mac?

iOS 15 Brings Back the Text Magnifier, but Trackpad Mode Is Easier

Prior to iOS 13, when you were editing text on an iPhone or iPad, Apple provided a magnifying glass that showed the position of the insertion point. It worked, but was clumsier than just moving the insertion point directly, which is what Apple enabled in iOS 13 and iOS 14. The only problem? Your [...]

By |2022-05-04T17:03:57-04:00May 17th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on iOS 15 Brings Back the Text Magnifier, but Trackpad Mode Is Easier

Understanding What “Vintage” and “Obsolete” Mean for Apple Products

Macs—and Apple products in general—tend to last a long time. It’s not unusual to see someone happily using an 8-year-old MacBook Pro. As much as it’s environmentally responsible to use electronics as long as possible, doing so may reduce your productivity or leave your business in a precarious situation if a hardware failure forces [...]

By |2022-05-04T16:59:52-04:00May 13th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Understanding What “Vintage” and “Obsolete” Mean for Apple Products
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