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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, […]

Ransomware: What is it, Should You Be Worried, and What Protective Steps Should You Take?

You’ve probably heard of the term Malware. Unfortunately it makes headlines regularly these days. The good news is Macs are targeted far less than Windows PCs, but Mac users still need to remain vigilant. A particularly serious type of malware is called “ransomware” because once it infects your computer, it encrypts all your files and […]

Where is the Battery Percentage Indicator on the iPhone X?

Do you have an iPhone X? Are you wondering how you can see the how much battery you have as a percentage? On other iPhones, you can have this always show in the upper right hand corner of the iPhone display, but this setting is missing on the iPhone X. The notch at the top […]

Call 911! Or, with an iPhone or Apple Watch, Invoke Emergency SOS

If you have ever needed to call emergency services from your iPhone, or someone else’s iPhone, you know by almost by definition, such calls take place at stressful times. In all honesty, it can be hard to remember what to do. What if you’ve been in an accident? It might be difficult or impossible to […]

Easily Create and Name Reminders Lists to Use Them Via Siri

My wife and I have a shared list in the Reminders app called Groceries. To add an item, such as eggs, all we do is say “Hey Siri, add eggs to my grocery list.” and Siri adds it to the list. We can go a step further and set the grocery list as the default […]

For Easier Navigation Swipe Back and Forth between Web Pages

For navigation between web pages you’ve visited, Safari offers back and forward buttons, these are represented by arrows in the upper left of Safari’s toolbar. You can also navigate by choosing menu commands and typing keyboard shortcuts — did you know that Command-Left arrow and Command-Right arrow work too? But my favorite was of navigating […]

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Amazon Prime Video Finally Comes to the Apple TV

If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you’ll like this! Amazon Prime membership provides various perks, including free 2-day shipping from the Amazon online store and streaming access to Amazon’s vast media libraries. Unfortunately for Apple TV users, accessing Prime Video content has been frustrating. Why? There was no Amazon app for the Apple TV. […]

How to Switch Apps on the iPhone X

Since the iPhone X lacks a Home button, how do you now switch between open apps? You used to press twice for the app switcher, now you’ll need to switch apps in a new way. To bring up the app switcher, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to about halfway, and then pause […]

Watch Out for Phishing Attacks Hidden in Your Email

One of the most important things you can do to stay safe on the Internet is to be careful while reading email. This can’t be stressed enough. Online criminals know that we’re all busy, and we often don’t pay enough attention to what we’re reading or where we’re clicking. To take advantage of our inattention, […]