Latest Tips and Free Lessons for the Mac, iPad, and iPhone

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How to Create a Custom Vibration in an Alarm

Did you know you could create a custom vibration for an alarm on your iPhone? Why would you want to do this? Let’s say you created an alarm for dinner tonight. When that alarm goes off, you would pull out your phone to see what it is for. If you set a custom vibration for […]

Automatically Open your Apps on your Mac

Have you ever wanted to automatically open an app when you start your Mac? In the past this was, and still can be, done through the Mac’s System Preferences. But there is an easier way – through the Dock. All you need to do is make sure the app you want to automatically open is […]

How to Forget a Network on the iPad

When you connect your iPad (and iPhone) to a wi-fi network, your iPad will remember that network and connect to it in the future if it is available. It’s a great feature that most people don’t think about, and why should you? Well, wonder if you connect to the wrong network and now the iPad […]

Viewing YouTube Videos using Picture-in-Picture on your Mac

You may know that with some videos you can view them in picture-in-picture mode on your Mac. A video from vimeo, as an example, will have a small icon representing picture-in-picture. When you click on it, the video will float above all your windows and move to a corner on your Mac, thereby allowing you […]

Re-organize your Preference Panes on a Mac

Did you know you could re-organize your preference panes in the System Preferences on a Mac? If you don’t like them grouped or organized by category, you can also organize them or sort them alphabetically. It’s easy – just open your System Preferences and go to the Menu Bar. From there select View. You’ll see […]

Sneek Peek: Scanning Documents in the Notes App on the iPad

Did you know you could scan documents into a note on the iPad? All you need to do is open a note, tap on the ‘+’ and select Scan Documents. Now just aim your iPad at your document and the iPad will automatically scan it! It’s that easy. You can also apply filters and crop […]

Automatically Straighten Photos in the Photos App on your iPhone

We’ve all taken photos where the horizon was crooked. I seem to do it more often than I want in all honesty. Well did you know that the Photos app on the iPhone (and iPad) can straighten these automatically? All you need to do is open the photo in the Photos app. From their tap […]

Need to Do Some Simple Math? Get Siri to Do It!

Chances are you’ve ended up somewhere where you needed to do some quick calculations. Perhaps you’re trying to total receipts for an expense report, figure out a tip on your restaurant bill, average your kid’s report card grades, or split a restaurant bill. Either way, instead of launching the Calculator app on your iPhone (this […]

iCloud Photo Library Users: Do Not Turn Off iCloud

You can file this warning under “unless it’s absolutely necessary.” If you use iCloud Photo Library on your Mac, which I personally think is great, I recommend you don’t sign out from iCloud. Also, don’t deselect the iCloud Photo Library checkbox in either the Photos options of the iCloud pane of System Preferences or in […]

Why you want to Install Minor Operating System Updates

You’ve probably noticed that Apple releases updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS nearly every week these days. iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra launched only a few months ago, and we’ve already seen ten updates to iOS and seven updates to macOS. Some of these have been to fix bugs, which is great, […]