Track Down Apps that are Slowing Down Your Mac

Published Thursday, April 13, 2017
Does it seem like your Mac is running slowly? It’s always possible that you need more RAM, a speedy SSD to replace a slow hard drive, or even a new Mac. But you might just have a rogue app that’s hogging your Mac’s CPU. Here’s how to figure out if that’s the problem. more»

4 New Apple OS Features You Can Use Today

Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
Curious about the changes made in the new Apple OS's? Check out this article to learn about helpful new features for your MacBook, iPhone, Apple Watch, and more. more»

How to Install Fonts into Font Book

Published Thursday, March 9, 2017
If you’ve ever wanted to use a sci-fi or Old West font in a card or flyer, check out our article for font installation instructions. more»

How to Clear Space on a Nearly Full iPhone or iPad

Published Thursday, February 16, 2017
Has iOS been nagging you with the dread Storage Almost Full message on your iPhone or iPad? You’ll need to clear some space before you can take many photos or download new music or videos, so click "more" to learn how you can free up some room. more»

Customize the Finder Window Toolbar for Supercharged Features

Published Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The toolbar that appears in every Finder window has a default set of controls that may or may not be useful to you, but with just a few clicks and drags you can customize that toolbar—and even add your most-used documents and apps!—to make your Mac life easier. more»

Use Trackpad Mode When Editing Text on an iPad or iPhone

Published Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Editing text on an iPad or iPhone is often clumsy and annoying, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Spend a few minutes learning to move the cursor and select text in trackpad mode and you’ll be flying through edits in no time. more»

Stop Unwanted Notifications with Do Not Disturb

Published Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Don’t be embarrassed by a phone call in the theater, constant text messages while at the doctor, or email notifications during a presentation—in both iOS and macOS, you can use Do Not Disturb to drop a cone of silence manually or on a schedule. Learn more... more»

Understanding Two-Step Verification

Published Thursday, December 1, 2016
For your most important accounts, things like email, social media, cloud services, and banking, you should go beyond a password and protect them with two-step verification. more»

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04/13/17: Use Siri or Spotlight to Open Apps You Can't Find
It’s easy to find the apps you use regularly on your iPhone or iPad, but there’s little more frustrating than needing an app you seldom launch and not being able to find it. You could scroll through all the home screens on your device and hope you recognize the icon, but here’s a faster approach. Search in Spotlight by swiping down on the home screen and entering the first few letters of the app’s name. That’s especially handy if you can’t remember exactly what the app is called. If you can remember the app’s name, another quick approach is to hold down the Home button, wait for Siri to activate, and then ask Siri to “open” the app’s name, as in “Open Runkeeper.”

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