A Quick Trick to Turn Your iPhone into a Magnifying Glass

Published Friday, April 26, 2019
It’s maddening to want to read a serial number or other bit of fine print that you can barely see. But fret no longer—your iPhone or iPad makes a fabulous magnifying glass! Assuming Magnifier is enabled in Settings > General > Accessibility > Magnifier, you can bring it up by pressing the Home button (for Touch ID devices) or side button (for Face ID devices) three times quickly. more»

Use Emergency Bypass and You’ll Never Miss a Call or Text from Important People

Published Friday, April 19, 2019
There’s little worse than missing an important call or text because your iPhone was in Do Not Disturb mode or because the Mute switch was engaged. If there are certain people—a spouse, parent, or child—whose calls and texts you always want to break through the cone of silence, iOS has a solution: Emergency Bypass. more»

Choose between Archiving and Deleting Messages in iOS Mail

Published Friday, April 12, 2019
When you’re viewing a message in Mail on an iPhone or iPad, you get five buttons: Flag, Move, Archive or Delete, Reply/Forward/Print, and New Message. But what determines whether that third button is Archive or Delete? more»

Did You Know Families Can Share Mac and iOS Apps Purchased from the App Store?

Published Friday, April 5, 2019
Have you ever looked over your spouse’s shoulder and thought, “Hey, that’s a cool app.”? If you set up Family Sharing (in System Preferences > iCloud on the Mac, and in Settings > Your Name in iOS), you can download almost any app that someone else in your family has purchased on either the Mac App Store or the iOS App Store. more»

Here’s How to Capture a Full-Screen Screenshot of a Web Page

Published Friday, March 29, 2019
You know that Command-Shift-3 takes a screenshot of the entire screen and Command-Shift-4 lets you pick a window, menu, or arbitrary selection for your screenshot. And Mojave introduced Command-Shift-5 to give you an interface to screenshots and screen recordings. But how would you capture a screenshot of a long Web page that requires scrolling? more»

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»