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Never Send Someone a Password in Mail or Messages: Do This Instead!

Published Friday, July 19, 2019
One of the big no-nos with passwords is sending them to other people as plain text in email or a text message conversation. You presumably trust your recipient with the password, but what if their email was hacked or phone stolen? more»

Use macOSís Guest Account to Protect Your Privacy from Temporary Users

Published Friday, July 12, 2019
We’ve all had it happen. “Can I use your Mac for a minute to check my email?” The answer can be “Yes,” but to keep people from poking around on your Mac, have your visitor log in as Guest. more»

A Quick Way to Check Battery Levels on Your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods

Published Friday, July 5, 2019
Apple’s Batteries widget is a little known but highly useful tool for quickly assessing which of your small Apple devices is lowest on power—something you may wish to do particularly when traveling with only one charging cable. To access it, switch to Today view on the iPhone, accessible by swiping right on the Home screen or Lock screen. If the more»

Customize Your Macís Dock for Increased Productivity

Published Friday, June 28, 2019
By default, Apple populates your Mac’s Dock with all sorts of apps and arranges them in a particular order. But there’s no rhyme or reason to the defaults, and you shouldn’t be afraid to add, remove, and rearrange apps on your Dock. more»

Read More Easily on the iPhone with Safari Reader

Published Friday, June 21, 2019
Do you sometimes find it difficult to read articles on your iPhone because of ads, banners, extraneous layout, social media icons, and too-small fonts? We certainly do, and there’s often a quick fix for the myriad ills of modern Web pages: Safari Reader. more»

Use Dropboxís Selective Sync to Save Space on Small Drives

Published Friday, June 14, 2019
If you’re like many of our clients who use Dropbox intensively, you have a desktop Mac with a large drive and a MacBook with much less drive space. How do you prevent your large Dropbox account from overwhelming the laptop Mac’s available storage? The answer is Dropbox’s Selective Sync feature. more»

Clean Up Old Tabs in Safari in iOS with This Quick Trick

Published Friday, June 7, 2019
Every time you tap a link to open a Web page in Safari on your iPhone or iPad, it automatically opens a new tab. That’s fine until you realize that you have oodles of old tabs open, making it difficult to find any particular tab. more»

Canít Remember When Your Warranty Expires? iOS 12.2 Lays It Out

Published Friday, May 31, 2019
With luck, you should never need to check your iPhone’s or iPad’s warranty status. But bad things do happen to good devices. In iOS 12.2, Apple has just made it easier to figure out if your device is still under warranty or covered by AppleCare+. Go to Settings > General > About, where you’ll find a new entry that’s either called Limited Warranty (the basic Apple warranty) or AppleCare+ (the extended warranty you can buy). more»