Apple Moved Control Center in iOS 12 on the iPad—Here’s Where to Find It

Published Friday, October 12, 2018
Although most of what’s new in iOS 12 are new features, one change for change’s sake may throw you. In iOS 11 on an iPad, you would bring up Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, just like on all iPhones other than the iPhone X. more»

Have You Noticed That Mojave’s Dock Shows Recent Applications?

Published Friday, October 5, 2018
The Mac’s Dock gives you quick access to frequently used apps, documents, and folders, and makes it easy to switch to a running app. In macOS 10.14 Mojave, the Dock has another feature: a list of apps you’ve used recently that aren’t on your default Dock. more»

Make More Space for Documents by Putting Your Dock on the Side of Your Mac’s Screen

Published Friday, September 28, 2018
By default, Apple locates the Dock at the bottom of the Mac’s screen. If that location interferes with you seeing as much of your document windows as you’d like, you can set it to appear only when you move the pointer to the bottom edge of the screen. more»

Tired of PDFs or Other Documents Opening in the Wrong App?

Published Friday, September 21, 2018
When you double-click a document, macOS uses the document’s file extension to figure out which app should open the file. So, by default, a PDF file called laser-squid.pdf opens in Preview because the Finder knows that everything with a .pdf extension should open in Preview. more»

A Hidden Trick that Lets You Navigate Your iPhone with One Hand

Published Friday, September 14, 2018
Unless you can palm a basketball, you may not be able to use an iPhone single-handed. But sometimes one hand is all you can spare. If you find yourself in such a situation, give Reachability a try. more»

Update AirPort Express Base Stations to Add AirPlay 2

Published Friday, September 7, 2018
Apple may have discontinued its AirPort Wi-Fi base stations, but in a surprise parting gift, the company has released a firmware update to the AirPort Express that gives it AirPlay 2 capabilities like multi-room audio. more»

Did You Know This Hidden Trick for Opening System Preferences Panes Directly?

Published Friday, August 31, 2018
The System Preferences app on the Mac contains about 30 icons, each leading to additional settings panes. Rather than opening System Preferences, scanning the collection of icons, and clicking the one you want, you can jump directly to the desired pane. more»

Remember That You Can Search for Nearly Anything in Your Photos Library

Published Friday, August 24, 2018

Apple’s Photos app on the Mac can identify thousands of different objects in your photos, so it’s easy to find photos based on their content. You can find objects (cars and trains), scenery (beaches and forests), and even some events (weddings and parades). more»