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,, or 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»

Recover Drive Space by Deleting Old and Unnecessary iOS Device Backups

Published Friday, December 28, 2018
If you’ve been good about backing up your iOS devices to iTunes on your Mac or to iCloud, give yourself a gold star! Both backup destinations are fine, but there’s one potential downside to iTunes backups: they can consume a lot of space on your Mac’s drive. more»

This Is Hands-Down the Easiest Way to Give Someone Your Wi-Fi Network Password

Published Sunday, December 16, 2018
You know the drill—a friend comes to visit and wants to get on your Wi-Fi network. You’ve written the password down somewhere, but where? Even if you have it handy, it’s a pain for your friend to type in. Since macOS 10.13 High Sierra and iOS 11, Apple’s operating systems can make connecting a lot easier. more»

Did You Know iOS 12 Lets You Add a Second Person to Face ID?

Published Friday, December 14, 2018
Touch ID lets users register up to five fingers that can unlock an iPhone, which has long been a boon for those who share access to their iPhone with trusted family members. more»