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How to Split Restaurant Checks with Apple Pay Cash

By | 2018-01-18T02:42:38+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Mac Tips|

You’re out on the town with all your tech-savvy friends, one of whom picks up the check and says, “Just send me your share via Apple Pay Cash.” Say what? Apple Pay Cash is Apple’s new person-to-person payment service, designed to make it easy for individuals to send and receive money. It’s perfect for repaying [...]

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The Fastest Way to Set Up Your New iPhone

By | 2017-12-15T15:10:32+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Mac Tips|

When you’re unboxing your shiny new iPhone, it’s time to think about how you’ll move all your digital information from your old iPhone to the new. If your old iPhone is running iOS 11, you can use Quick Start, a new iOS 11 feature that makes the transfer easy. Just turn on the new iPhone, [...]

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Stop Paying Too Much for a Family’s iCloud Drive Storage

By | 2017-11-03T02:40:49+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Mac Tips|

Apple gives iCloud users 5 GB of free storage, but that fills up fast with iCloud Photo Library, iOS backups, iBooks, and more. Until iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra, each person in a family had to buy extra iCloud space separately. Happily, Apple has now made it so everyone in a Family Sharing [...]

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Please, Please, Use iOS 11’s Do Not Disturb While Driving Feature

By | 2017-11-03T02:49:20+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Mac Tips|

Distracted driving may not make headlines, but it’s a huge problem. In the United States in 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 391,000 people were injured and 3477 killed in accidents caused by distracted driving. Many things can distract drivers, but the most concerning—and the most avoidable—is texting. Given that the iPhone [...]

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You Can Now Scan QR Codes with the Camera in iOS 11

By | 2017-11-03T02:41:29+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Mac Tips|

You’ve undoubtedly seen those odd-looking square QR codes on product packaging, a business card, or a flyer. In the past, you needed a special app to scan a QR code to see what Web URL, contact card, Wi-Fi network, or other piece of information it held. In iOS 11, though, you can just point your [...]

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Merge Recognized Faces in Photos in Both iOS and macOS

By | 2017-11-03T02:42:21+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Mac Tips|

An extremely welcome under-the-hood change in iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra is that Photos facial recognition syncs across iCloud Photo Library. Previously, people you identified on one of your devices remained unidentified on others. But what if Photos now identifies the same person twice, such that they have two separate entries in the [...]

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The Swipes You Need to Know to Multitask in iOS 11 on an iPad

By | 2017-11-05T14:22:22+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Mac Tips|

With iOS 11, the iPhone and iPad interfaces continue to diverge, which makes sense, since the iPad is not merely an overgrown iPhone. Particularly when you pair an iPad Pro with a Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, you can now get real work done on an iPad more fluidly than ever before. The “hard” part [...]

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Siri Learned Five Languages over the Summer So You Didn’t Have To

By | 2017-10-03T02:56:06+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Mac Tips|

While you were basking at the beach this summer, Apple kept Siri busy taking intensive language classes. In iOS 11, Siri can now translate English words and phrases into Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. So if your next vacation takes you to Paris, you can now ask Siri for help you with commands [...]

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The New Two-Swipe Shortcut for the Camera in iOS 11

By | 2017-10-03T02:50:27+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Mac Tips|

When you want to capture that perfect action shot or incriminating video, it’s a mad rush to open the Camera app as quickly as possible. That’s why Apple lets you get to the camera in multiple ways: by swiping left on the Lock screen, using the Camera button in Control Center, and tapping the Camera [...]

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The Top Features You’ll Want to Try in iOS 11

By | 2017-09-18T19:18:02+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Mac Tips|

Even if you’re not buying a new iPhone this year, you can still enjoy a hefty dose of “New and Improved!” with Apple’s iOS 11, which provides a host of new capabilities. Hold on tight, there’s a lot to cover, and we have another article coming about the iPad-specific changes in iOS 11.   Getting [...]

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