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

Increase Business Cybersecurity Awareness in Light of Russian Invasion of Ukraine

For several decades, Russia has targeted a wide variety of cyberattacks at countries with which it has had disputes. That includes the United States and other Western nations, which have recently levied unprecedented sanctions against Russia after it invaded Ukraine. President Biden has warned that “Russia could conduct malicious cyber activity against the United [...]

By |2022-04-07T14:12:48-04:00May 6th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Increase Business Cybersecurity Awareness in Light of Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Universal Control Arrives in macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4

With the recent release of macOS 12.3 Monterey and iPadOS 15.4, Apple shipped Universal Control, the last major technology promised in its 2021 operating system upgrades. Universal Control enables you to use the keyboard and mouse or trackpad attached to one Mac to control up to three other Macs or iPads—you can even copy [...]

By |2022-04-07T14:06:42-04:00April 15th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Universal Control Arrives in macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4

Use Face ID While Wearing a Mask in iOS 15.4

Shortly after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple made it so your Apple Watch could unlock your Face ID-enabled iPhone when you were wearing a mask. Starting in iOS 15.4, the company has taken the next step and enabled Face ID on the iPhone 12 and later to work even when you’re wearing a [...]

By |2022-04-07T13:59:39-04:00April 12th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Use Face ID While Wearing a Mask in iOS 15.4

Make Joining Your Wi-Fi Network as Easy as Scanning a QR Code

Whether you have guests who want to get on your home Wi-Fi network, customers who need to join your business network, or attendees who want to use your conference network, it’s always fussy to share the network name and password. If an iPhone user has your Apple ID email address in Contacts, their device [...]

By |2022-03-02T15:56:46-04:00April 8th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Make Joining Your Wi-Fi Network as Easy as Scanning a QR Code

Delete or Position iOS Apps from Search

In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple added a feature that would have been even more welcome before the advent of the App Library: the capability to manage apps from Search. But it’s still handy as a way to delete or position an app you can’t find on a Home screen page. Swipe down [...]

By |2022-03-02T15:45:09-04:00March 29th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Delete or Position iOS Apps from Search

Can’t Rotate the Screen on an iPad or iPhone? Fix the Problem in Control Center

Normally, when you rotate an iPad, the screen happily flips from portrait (vertical) to landscape (horizontal) orientation as appropriate. Rotating an iPhone has the same effect in some apps, though many are written to work only in one orientation. If you ever end up in a situation where your device’s screen doesn’t rotate when [...]

By |2022-03-02T15:41:18-04:00March 15th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Can’t Rotate the Screen on an iPad or iPhone? Fix the Problem in Control Center

The Hidden Controls in the iPhone’s Camera App

The beauty of the iPhone camera is that it combines the ease of use of a point-and-shoot camera with the image quality of a DSLR. To take a picture, you simply open the Camera app, frame your shot, and tap the shutter button. Simple, but what’s happening behind the scenes is anything but. The [...]

By |2022-02-03T13:14:58-04:00March 11th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on The Hidden Controls in the iPhone’s Camera App
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