Latest Tutorials and Tips for the Mac, iPad, and iPhone

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Latest Tips

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]