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

It happens to the best of us, we become overwhelmed by notifications form your iPhone or iPad, particularly with chatty friends or apps. In iOS 12, Apple added a new feature and they are now grouping notifications into stacks so you no longer see an endless screen of alerts. To expand a stack of notifications […]

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

With the Dock on your Mac, you have quick access to frequently used apps, documents, and folders. It also 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. Icons for these recent apps […]

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

If you’ve been using iOS 11 or an earlier version of iOS on your iPad, you probably know that you need to swipe up from the bottom of your iPad to get to the Control Center. This works the same on the iPhone prior to iOS 12. But with the iPhone X introduced last year, […]

Make Safari Tabs Easier to Identify by Adding Icons

If you are like me, you probably end up with so many tabs in Safari that it becomes impossible to read the tab titles because they are cut oft. The good news is 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 […]

iOS 12 Lets You Use Google Maps or Waze in CarPlay

Prior to iOS 12, Apple Maps was the only mapping app you could run on the dashboard with CarPlay. This is nice if you use Apple Maps, but what if you use another map app such as Google Maps or Waze? The good news is with iOS 12 and the most recent updates to Google […]

Features of macOS 10.14 Mojave You Won’t Want to Miss

With last year’s macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple made no big changes to the Mac OS, instead, they focused on refining the OS and bug fixes. In keeping with their alternating cycle of releases, this year’s macOS 10.14 Mojave includes plenty of new features in addition to bug fixes. Let’s take a look at a […]

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

There is plenty of room on the side of the screen to put the Dock and it won’t get in the way of most document windows. To move your Dock, Open System Preferences > Dock, and select Right or Left from the Position on Screen radio buttons.

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

Depending on the size of your iPhone, you may not be able to reach an app or feature you need without using another hand. But sometimes one hand is all you can spare. If you find yourself in such a situation, give Reachability a try.

Top Features of iOS 12 to Take Advantage of Right Away

Are you feeling left behind because you don’t have the latest iPhone or iPad? Don’t, because Apple’s new operating system, iOS 12, promises to increase performance, particularly for older devices as far back as the iPhone 5s and iPad Air.

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

When you double-click a document, macOS will open that document in a default app. macOS uses the document’s file extension to figure out which app should open the file. As an example, by default, a PDF file called lighthouses.pdf opens in the Preview app because the Finder knows that everything with a .pdf extension should open in Preview.