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What Are Those Orange and Green Dots in Your iPhone’s Status Bar?

2021-04-22T09:05:22-04:00

In iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple added two new status indicators to the right side of the status bar at the top of the screen. They’re designed to give you feedback about what an app is doing. An orange dot indicates that an app is using the microphone, and a green dot means that […]

What Are Those Orange and Green Dots in Your iPhone’s Status Bar?2021-04-22T09:05:22-04:00

Try iCloud Drive Folder Sharing Instead of Paying More for a File Sharing Service

2021-04-22T08:44:10-04:00

Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive all have their place, but as of March 2020, Apple users no longer have to venture outside the Apple ecosystem for online folder sharing. Before then, you could share a single file in iCloud with another iCloud user, but nothing more. With iCloud Drive Folder Sharing, you can […]

Try iCloud Drive Folder Sharing Instead of Paying More for a File Sharing Service2021-04-22T08:44:10-04:00

Getting Started with 1Password

2021-04-22T09:03:11-04:00

We’ve long recommended that everyone use a password manager like 1Password instead of attempting to memorize or write down passwords. Although there are other password managers, 1Password is the leading solution for Apple users, thanks to a focus on macOS and iOS from its earliest days. 1Password offers numerous benefits, including: Automatic generation of strong […]

Getting Started with 1Password2021-04-22T09:03:11-04:00

Apple Announces New M1-Based 24-inch iMac, iPad Pro, AirTag, Apple TV 4K, and More

2021-04-22T08:42:20-04:00

On April 20th, Apple took to the Internet to stream its “Spring Loaded” event. Pundits had been unable to figure out a theme based on the name, but Apple was being blunt: the event was taking place in the spring, and it was loaded with announcements. With Apple CEO Tim Cook bookending the presentation—and doing […]

Apple Announces New M1-Based 24-inch iMac, iPad Pro, AirTag, Apple TV 4K, and More2021-04-22T08:42:20-04:00

Apple Hid the Proxy Icon in Big Sur’s Finder. Here’s How to Reveal It

2021-04-22T08:50:37-04:00

This is a twofer tip. You may not have known that every document window in macOS has long had a proxy icon in the title bar, next to the filename. The proxy icon is not just cosmetic. You can drag it to Mail to attach the document to a message, to a Web browser to […]

Apple Hid the Proxy Icon in Big Sur’s Finder. Here’s How to Reveal It2021-04-22T08:50:37-04:00

8 Ways Apple Improved the Camera App in iOS 14

2021-01-13T08:41:43-05:00

Our phones may seem to be cameras, but they’re really computers, and software updates like iOS 14 can provide new camera capabilities, even with existing iPhone hardware. Here’s what to look for:

8 Ways Apple Improved the Camera App in iOS 142021-01-13T08:41:43-05:00

Need to Save Bandwidth on Your iPhone? Try Low Data Mode

2021-01-13T08:37:06-05:00

Even as we get 5G cellular connectivity and high-speed Wi-Fi networks, there are plenty of times when you might want to reduce your data usage. Perhaps you’re trying to avoid running over a data cap while traveling, or maybe you’re sharing a Wi-Fi network with a very slow Internet connection. Either way, you can prevent […]

Need to Save Bandwidth on Your iPhone? Try Low Data Mode2021-01-13T08:37:06-05:00

Apple Provides Sensible Device and Data Access Safety Advice

2021-01-13T08:36:47-05:00

Our iPhones are the keys to our digital lives, holding our most private photos, conversations, and financial data, among much else. That’s why Apple goes to such lengths to help us protect our privacy and security. But we all have people with whom we share some level of access, whether that means shared photo albums, […]

Apple Provides Sensible Device and Data Access Safety Advice2021-01-13T08:36:47-05:00
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