Is Your Apple Watch Out to Lunch? Check These Settings

Published Friday, May 24, 2019

Is your Apple Watch failing to turn on its screen when you raise it, display notifications from your iPhone, or even update the time zone? watchOS has four modes accessible from Control Center (swipe up from the bottom of the screen) that are useful but can cause confusion if you forget to turn them off:


Look before You Leap with Safariís Link Preview

Published Friday, May 10, 2019
When you follow a link in Safari, you generally don’t know where you’re going to end up. That’s fine most of the time, but what if you’re concerned that a site might be trying to trick you into going somewhere malicious? more»

Beware Microsoft Office 365 Phishing Attacks!

Published Friday, May 10, 2019
We’re seeing an uptick in email phishing attacks purporting to come from Microsoft about Office 365. They’re quite convincing messages that tell users that their credit card payment has failed, that an account needs renewing, or that a password needs to be confirmed. more»

Photos Not Syncing between Devices Properly via iCloud Photos?

Published Sunday, May 5, 2019
iCloud Photos (which Apple previously called iCloud Photo Library) is wonderful when it’s working. Take some photos on your iPhone, and they appear on your Mac and iPad a minute later. more»

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 Youíll 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»