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Apple Music Can Be Your Personal DJ

Published Friday, March 22, 2019
If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, you probably know that it can play music that’s related to a particular artist or track—just tell Siri, “Play a radio station based on the Beatles” to get a bunch of songs from the likes of the Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, and Elton John. more»

Did You Know You Can Use Your Mac Laptop Closed with an External Screen and Keyboard?

Published Friday, March 15, 2019
Those of you who use a Mac laptop—a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro—probably know you can connect it to a large external display for more screen space. But sometimes it’s not convenient to have your Mac open on your desk next to the big screen more»

Easily Save Drafts When Composing Messages in Mail on the iPhone

Published Friday, March 8, 2019
Need to check something in another email message while composing a message in Mail on an iPhone? more»

Ignore Unsolicited Calls and Texts from Apple and Other Tech Companies

Published Friday, March 1, 2019
We don’t want to belabor the point, but multinational tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google will never call or text you personally out of the blue. more»

iCloud Services Being Wonky? Check Apple’s System Status Page

Published Friday, February 22, 2019
Many Apple users rely on mac.com, me.com, or icloud.com email addresses, along with plenty of other iCloud-related services. So if you can’t send or receive email, if photos aren’t transferring via iCloud Photo Library, or if some other iCloud-related service isn’t responding. more»

Siri in Mojave Now Supports HomeKit and Find My iPhone

Published Friday, February 1, 2019
Siri on the Mac hasn’t been as useful as on iOS devices, but with macOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple enhanced the Mac version of Siri in a variety of ways. more»

Don’t Use Rules in Apple’s Mail to Send “Out of Office” Replies

Published Friday, January 25, 2019
It’s helpful to unplug occasionally and ignore email while on vacation or otherwise away from your work routine. And it’s a good idea to set up a vacation auto-responder to tell correspondents what to do in your absence. more»

Use This Hidden Feature in Safari to Access Tabs on Your Other Apple Devices

Published Friday, January 4, 2019
Browser tabs. They breed like bunnies, and if you’re like us, you have oodles of tabs open on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad. But you may not know that Safari has a great tab-management feature that lets you access all the open tabs on all your devices. more»