In iOS 15, You Can Now Open an App from the Lock Screen

2022-03-02T13:26:15-05:00

Most of the time, when you unlock your iPhone or iPad, you want to launch an app. In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, you no longer have to unlock the device, find the app on a Home screen page, and tap it. Instead, you can open an app directly from the Lock screen, assuming Settings […]

In iOS 15, You Can Now Open an App from the Lock Screen2022-03-02T13:26:15-05:00

Looking for a New Email Provider? Try These Services

2022-03-02T13:25:13-05:00

If you’re completely happy with your email provider, move on, there’s nothing to see here. But if you’re unhappy with your provider’s reliability, spam filtering, or stability as a business, or if you’re tired of having a 1990s-style address from aol.com or hotmail.com, you can switch. There are innumerable email providers, and many are undoubtedly […]

Looking for a New Email Provider? Try These Services2022-03-02T13:25:13-05:00

The Hidden Controls in the iPhone’s Camera App

2022-03-02T13:23:37-05:00

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 iPhone […]

The Hidden Controls in the iPhone’s Camera App2022-03-02T13:23:37-05:00

Delete or Position iOS Apps from Search

2022-03-02T13:19:45-05:00

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 from […]

Delete or Position iOS Apps from Search2022-03-02T13:19:45-05:00

Extend Your Battery Life in macOS 12 Monterey with Low Power Mode

2022-03-02T13:21:46-05:00

We’ve become accustomed to our iPhones and iPads switching into Low Power Mode to preserve battery life, and you can enable it manually if you want to reduce power usage for a day. New in macOS 12 Monterey for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro is a similar feature, though you must enable it manually. […]

Extend Your Battery Life in macOS 12 Monterey with Low Power Mode2022-03-02T13:21:46-05:00

Apple Works to Improve Safety in the Wake of AirTag Stalking Reports

2022-03-02T13:18:38-05:00

Over the past few months, there has been a spate of media reports about how people may have been tracked without their knowledge using AirTags, Apple’s elegant location trackers. Like many mainstream media forays into the tech world, the reports are often short on detail and sometimes unclear on the reality of how the AirTags […]

Apple Works to Improve Safety in the Wake of AirTag Stalking Reports2022-03-02T13:18:38-05:00

Use Reduce Transparency for a Consistently Colored macOS Interface

2022-03-02T13:19:10-05:00

For years now, Apple has made transparency a part of the macOS interface, which has the effect of blending the menu bar into the background and making menus and some windows take on the background hue, as you can see on the left side of the illustration below. For many people, transparency blurs the interface, […]

Use Reduce Transparency for a Consistently Colored macOS Interface2022-03-02T13:19:10-05:00

How to Use Change Tracking Effectively When Collaborating on Documents

2022-03-02T13:17:28-05:00

Long gone are the days of printing a document, marking it up with a red pencil, and sending it back to the author to input the changes. In the modern world, we use comments and change tracking to collaborate in word processors like Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Apple’s Pages, and Nisus Writer Pro. The specifics […]

How to Use Change Tracking Effectively When Collaborating on Documents2022-03-02T13:17:28-05:00

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

2022-03-02T13:16:00-05:00

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 should […]

Make Joining Your Wi-Fi Network as Easy as Scanning a QR Code2022-03-02T13:16:00-05:00

Keep the Menu Bar Showing in Full Screen in macOS 12 Monterey

2021-12-10T09:09:15-05:00

Do you like using full-screen mode on your new M1-based MacBook Pro but hate having the menu bar disappear unless you move the pointer to the top of the screen? Happily, in macOS 12 Monterey, Apple has at long last added a setting to keep the menu bar visible at all times. Open System Preferences […]

Keep the Menu Bar Showing in Full Screen in macOS 12 Monterey2021-12-10T09:09:15-05:00
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