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Make Safari Tabs Easier to Identify by Adding Icons

Published Friday, October 26, 2018
Do you end up with so many tabs in Safari that it becomes impossible to read the truncated tab titles? There’s no shame in that, and Safari 12—which comes with macOS 10.14 Mojave and is a free update for 10.12 Sierra and 10.13 High Sierra—now offers an option to add an icon representing the Web site to each open tab. more»

Finally! iOS 12 Lets You Use Google Maps or Waze in CarPlay

Published Friday, October 19, 2018
Before iOS 12, Apple Maps was the only mapping app you could run on the dashboard in a CarPlay-equipped automobile. But Maps doesn’t always work well, and some people prefer directions from Google Maps or the Google-owned Waze. more»

Apple Moved Control Center in iOS 12 on the iPad—Here’s Where to Find It

Published Friday, October 12, 2018
Although most of what’s new in iOS 12 are new features, one change for change’s sake may throw you. In iOS 11 on an iPad, you would bring up Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, just like on all iPhones other than the iPhone X. more»

Have You Noticed That Mojave’s Dock Shows Recent Applications?

Published Friday, October 5, 2018
The Mac’s Dock gives you quick access to frequently used apps, documents, and folders, and makes it easy to switch to a running app. In macOS 10.14 Mojave, the Dock has another feature: a list of apps you’ve used recently that aren’t on your default Dock. more»

Make More Space for Documents by Putting Your Dock on the Side of Your Mac’s Screen

Published Friday, September 28, 2018
By default, Apple locates the Dock at the bottom of the Mac’s screen. If that location interferes with you seeing as much of your document windows as you’d like, you can set it to appear only when you move the pointer to the bottom edge of the screen. more»

Tired of PDFs or Other Documents Opening in the Wrong App?

Published Friday, September 21, 2018
When you double-click a document, macOS uses the document’s file extension to figure out which app should open the file. So, by default, a PDF file called laser-squid.pdf opens in Preview because the Finder knows that everything with a .pdf extension should open in Preview. more»

A Hidden Trick that Lets You Navigate Your iPhone with One Hand

Published Friday, September 14, 2018
Unless you can palm a basketball, you may not be able to use an iPhone single-handed. But sometimes one hand is all you can spare. If you find yourself in such a situation, give Reachability a try. more»

Update AirPort Express Base Stations to Add AirPlay 2

Published Friday, September 7, 2018
Apple may have discontinued its AirPort Wi-Fi base stations, but in a surprise parting gift, the company has released a firmware update to the AirPort Express that gives it AirPlay 2 capabilities like multi-room audio. more»