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Set Your Preferred Name and Photo for Messages in iOS 13

Published Friday, March 27, 2020

In your list of conversations in Messages, you probably have lots of people who have generic icons next to their names or numbers. You likely look like that to other people as well, but a new feature in iOS 13 lets you share your preferred name and avatar picture with other iMessage users (blue-bubble friends). 

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Invoke Split View More Easily in Catalina

Published Friday, March 20, 2020

Split View on the Mac helps you focus on your work in one app—perhaps a word processor—while providing access to one other app, like a Web browser. 

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Is Your iPhone Reporting “No Service” When You Know There’s a Signal?

Published Friday, March 13, 2020

Have you ever seen the dreaded “No Service” label at the top of your iPhone’s screen, even when you’re pretty sure there should be cellular reception? It’s not common, but the iPhone’s cellular radio can occasionally get confused.

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The Fastest Way to Change Wi-Fi Networks in iOS 13

Published Friday, March 6, 2020

Historically, picking a new Wi-Fi network has required you to open the Settings app and tap Wi-Fi, forcing you to unlock your iPhone or switch away from what you were doing. In iOS 13, however, Apple added a better way to connect to a new Wi-Fi network.

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Make Your Mac More Useful by Managing Menu Bar Icons

Published Friday, February 28, 2020

If your Mac is anything like ours, it’s suffering from an infestation of menu bar icons. Sure, the Wi-Fi menu is essential, and many others can be helpful. But if you have too many, or they’re in random order, finding one when you need it can be frustrating. 

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Make Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts on the Mac

Published Friday, February 21, 2020

Make Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts on the Mac

Power users like keyboard shortcuts because it’s faster to press a couple of keys than to navigate lengthy menus. If you have trouble remembering shortcuts, check out KeyCue, which displays a concise table of all currently available shortcuts. But what about menu items that lack shortcuts?

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Did You Know You Can Save and Share Voicemail Files from Your iPhone?

Published Friday, February 14, 2020

For many of us, voicemail replaced answering machines, so we don't think of voicemail messages as being something we can save or share. But on the iPhone, every voicemail message is just an audio file.

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Migrate to a New Mac Right Away, Rather Than Waiting

Published Friday, February 7, 2020

Migrate to a New Mac Right Away, Rather Than Waiting

The next time you buy and set up a new Mac, make sure to migrate data and apps from your previous Mac to it right away during the initial setup. It can be tempting to see what it’s like to use it fresh from the factory or to delay migrating because doing so would force a macOS upgrade, but waiting is a mistake.

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