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How to Make the Most of Apple’s New AirPlay 2

If you aren’t familiar with Apple’s AirPlay feature, Airplay makes it possible to stream audio from an iOS device or Mac to an AirPlay-enabled speaker, AirPort Express base station, or most recently, a HomePod. Because AirPlay transfers sound over a Wi-Fi network, it eliminates the need for stereo wires and lets you put your speakers […]

Search for Nearly Anything in Your Photos Library

Apple’s Photos app on the Mac can identify thousands of different objects in your photos. This makes it easy to find photos based on their content. Some of what you can find include objects (cars and trains), scenery (beaches and forests), location, and even some events (weddings and parades). This is both big fun and […]

What’s Apple’s New Messages in iCloud Feature all about?

One of the promised features when Apple first announced macOS 10.13 High Sierra and iOS 11, was Messages in iCloud, a way of syncing your conversations in Messages via your iCloud account. Despite the fact that Messages already tries to sync its conversations between your devices, this feature proved difficult for Apple to deliver, and […]

How to use the Camera App’s Hidden Level.

Have you ever taken a photo of a sheet of paper or some other rectangular object and the image comes out skewed because you inadvertently tilted the camera. I have good news for you, the iOS 11 Camera app has a level feature to help you avoid this problem. It’s so subtle that you may […]

All about Find My Friends

As iPhones have become ever more popular, one of Apple’s bundled apps — Find My Friends — has become significantly more useful. Don’t get me wrong, there are legitimate concerns about sharing your location to anonymous people and organizations, but Find My Friends gives everyone full control over what they share, making it truly helpful […]

What OS Version Are You Running? Here’s How to Find Out.

When troubleshooting your Mac, one of the first questions is always, “What version of the operating system are you running?” There’s a big difference between Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and the solution to any particular problem will likely revolve around knowing what operating system you have installed. The […]

Look Up All Sorts of Information with a Quick Click or Tap on the Mac

Were you ever reading anything on your Mac and you came across a word you wanted to look up? Happens to me for often than I like to admit. Well Apple makes it easy to look up information about any word you can see on your Mac, in nearly any app. To access this information, […]

Did You Know Your EarPods Work as a Remote Shutter Button for Photos?

Have you ever wanted to compose the perfect photo with the Camera app on the iPhone and then been unable to tap the shutter button without jiggling the iPhone and blurring your photo? This happens to me when I try to take a selfie more than not (I’m new at the selfie game). One solution […]

Offloading Unused Apps in iOS 11 and Recover Space on your iPhone or iPad

Are you running low on space on your iPhone or iPad and you are you using iOS 11? Apple has added a quick way to free up storage space by removing unneeded apps making this problem easier to deal with than you may think. All you need to do is go to Settings > General […]

Use Copy as Pathname on the Mac to Help Someone Find a File

Have you ever needed to show someone where to find a file on the Mac? Maybe you want to write it out in an email? As an example, I want to share where to find the Quickbooks backup files. Well rather than write out instructions like “Look in the Backup Files in the Quickbooks folder […]