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Wondering Where Your Past Events in the iOS Calendar App Have Gone?

By | 2018-04-23T13:17:13+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Mac Tips|

When it comes to calendars, we’re mostly concerned with the future. But sometimes you want to travel back in time too, to see when you had that doctor appointment or last went to the gym. If you scroll back in the Calendar app in iOS, you might discover, to your consternation, that after 2 weeks [...]

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Solving the Mystery of Missing Messages Notifications

By | 2018-04-09T12:42:42+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Mac Tips|

A client got in touch recently with a maddening problem. When he received texts on his iPhone, Messages displayed notifications for messages from everyone…except his wife! Needless to say, this was a problem. Since notifications appeared correctly for other people, it wasn’t related to overall settings. It turned out that he—or someone else, or iOS [...]

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Apple’s Family Sharing Simplifies Sharing Purchases and Managing Kid Capabilities

By | 2018-03-27T13:42:07+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Mac Tips|

Family life is all about togetherness, but keeping track of who’s doing what when can be tough. Apple’s Family Sharing service makes it easy to share apps, media, and more within a family of up to six members, and it provides a few helpful digital housekeeping capabilities, such as locating your kid’s misplaced iPad. Here’s [...]

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

By | 2018-03-23T00:23:06+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Mac Tips|

If you’re reading this, chances are good that you’re not in elementary school, but it’s still easy to end up with a bunch of numbers you need to calculate. Perhaps you’re trying to total receipts for an expense report, average your kid’s report card grades, or split a restaurant bill. Either way, instead of launching [...]

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Block Telemarketing Calls Automatically on Your iPhone

By | 2018-03-13T02:06:02+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Mac Tips|

Junk calls are one of the great annoyances of the modern world. You’re minding your own business when your iPhone vibrates in your pocket. You pull it out, curious as to who’s calling, but don’t recognize the number. You may notice that it’s in the same exchange as your phone number, suggesting that it’s a [...]

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Install Minor Operating System Updates to Maintain Herd Immunity

By | 2018-02-26T21:13:13+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Mac Tips|

It seems like Apple releases updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS nearly every week these days. It has been only a few months since iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra launched, and we’ve already seen ten updates to iOS and seven updates to macOS. Some of these have been to fix bugs, which [...]

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Create and Name Reminders Lists to Use Them Via Siri

By | 2018-02-21T03:32:21+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Mac Tips|

Do you create reminders with Siri on the iPhone? Those reminders are automatically added to your default list, which you set in Settings > Reminders > Default List. That’s great generally—“Hey Siri, remind me to update watchOS tonight at 11 PM”—but less good when you want to maintain different shopping lists. For instance, create a [...]

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Some Cleaning Products Can Damage Your iPhone (Use Caution when Cleaning)

By | 2017-12-28T18:03:07+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Mac Tips|

If you have an iPhone, fingerprints are part of the experience and it’s all too easy to get your iPhone dirty with ink, hand lotions, makeup, dirt, food, or tanning lotion. If your iPhone needs cleaning, resist the urge to spray it with window cleaner, rubbing alcohol, or ammonia, or, even worse, to scrub it with [...]

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Quick Tip, Getting Calendar Events in the Right Place

By | 2017-12-18T13:23:59+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Mac Tips|

Apple’s Calendar apps in both macOS and iOS let you manage multiple calendars, some of which may be private and others may be shared with family or colleagues. That’s great, but if you create a new event on the wrong calendar, you may end up oversharing with colleagues (who don’t need to know about your [...]

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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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