Protect Your Hidden and Recently Deleted Albums in Photos

Photos has long provided a hidden album you could use to hold images you wanted to keep a little more private. Until this year, however, it was security through obscurity: anyone who knew to reveal the album in Settings > Photos on an iPhone or iPad or by choosing View > Show Hidden Album [...]

By |2023-01-06T17:26:34-04:00January 24th, 2023|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Protect Your Hidden and Recently Deleted Albums in Photos

Remember to Enable Text Message Forwarding When You Get a New Mac or iPad

You’ve long had text messages forwarding from your iPhone to your Mac and iPad, but after you get a new device, it might be a while before you realize that it’s not receiving texts sent to your iPhone. It turns out that, when you get a new Apple device, you must manually enable it [...]

By |2020-10-10T17:49:01-04:00October 20th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Remember to Enable Text Message Forwarding When You Get a New Mac or iPad

Prevent Unsightly Tab Buildup in Safari on Your iPhone and iPad

Whenever you tap a link to open a Web page on your iPhone or iPad, it automatically opens a new tab. Having hundreds of tabs open won’t cause any problems but can make working with tabs clumsy. You can close all tabs—touch and hold the tab button and then tap Close All X Tabs—but [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:05:53-04:00July 28th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Prevent Unsightly Tab Buildup in Safari on Your iPhone and iPad

Try Using a Magic Trackpad 2 with Your iPad Running iPadOS 13.4

When Apple released iPadOS 13.4 recently, it came with an unexpected feature: trackpad and mouse support. Apple plans to release a Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro that has a built-in trackpad in May as well, but in the meantime, you can control an iPad entirely via a Magic Trackpad 2 (the wedge-like one that [...]

By |2020-04-25T16:26:23-04:00May 19th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Try Using a Magic Trackpad 2 with Your iPad Running iPadOS 13.4

Here’s How to Mark Up Photos and Screenshots with Text and Graphics in iOS 13

Ever wanted to take a photo of a receipt and circle the item for which you should be reimbursed? Or perhaps you’d like to put some text or a speech balloon on a photo? You can do all that and much more using iOS 13’s Markup tools. They’re available when you take a screenshot, [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:20:57-04:00February 28th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Here’s How to Mark Up Photos and Screenshots with Text and Graphics in iOS 13
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