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»

File Messages Faster in Mail in Mojave

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2018
In macOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple exposed a feature of Mail that was useful, but hard to find and use. For several versions of Mail, you’ve been able to select a message and choose Message > Move To Predicted Mailbox to file the email in the suggested mailbox. more»

Here’s How Apple Changed Sending a Photo in Messages in iOS 12

Published Friday, December 7, 2018
Before iOS 12, you’d tap the camera button in a Messages chat in order to share either a brand-new photo or a photo that had already been taken. more»

So What Are All Those Stacks of Notifications in iOS 12?

Published Friday, November 30, 2018
It can be easy to become overwhelmed by iOS notifications, particularly if you have chatty friends or apps. In iOS 12, Apple corralled notifications by grouping them into stacks so you no longer see an endless screen of alerts. more»

To Update macOS 10.14 Mojave, Use This New System Preferences Pane

Published Friday, November 23, 2018
For years, you’ve used the App Store app to install operating system and app updates on your Mac. That’s still true for apps, but with macOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple moved operating system updates to the new Software Update preference pane, which replaces the old App Store preference pane. more»

Make Safari Tabs Easier to Identify by Adding Icons

Published Friday, October 26, 2018
Do you end up with so many tabs in Safari that it becomes impossible to read the truncated tab titles? There’s no shame in that, and Safari 12—which comes with macOS 10.14 Mojave and is a free update for 10.12 Sierra and 10.13 High Sierra—now offers an option to add an icon representing the Web site to each open tab. more»

Finally! iOS 12 Lets You Use Google Maps or Waze in CarPlay

Published Friday, October 19, 2018
Before iOS 12, Apple Maps was the only mapping app you could run on the dashboard in a CarPlay-equipped automobile. But Maps doesn’t always work well, and some people prefer directions from Google Maps or the Google-owned Waze. more»