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Apple Pay Is Faster, Easier, More Secure, and More Private Than Using Credit Cards

By | 2018-04-17T12:13:40+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Mac Tips|

You’ve probably heard of Apple Pay, but have you set it up so you can use it to pay for purchases at checkout? If not, give it a try, since it’s one of those living-in-the future Apple technologies that feels like science fiction every time you use it. Simply put your iPhone, iPad, or Apple [...]

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There’s a Hidden Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet in Your iPad

By | 2018-04-12T18:47:04+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Mac Tips|

If you’re working on an iPad with a physical keyboard—either a Bluetooth keyboard or an iPad Pro with Apple’s Smart Keyboard—there are quite a few keyboard shortcuts you can use to work faster. Many are what you’d guess if you have Mac experience; for instance, Command-F generally maps to Find. But to see a list [...]

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Apple Introduces New iPad with Apple Pencil Support, Updates iWork

By | 2018-03-28T15:48:39+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Mac Tips|

At a special education event on March 27th, Apple introduced a new 9.7-inch iPad that offers faster performance, support for the Apple Pencil, and a few new camera-related features. The company also released new versions of the iWork apps—Pages, Numbers, and Keynote—that let users draw, sketch, and write with the Apple Pencil. Sixth-generation iPad For [...]

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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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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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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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The Best Apple-Related Gifts for 2017

By | 2017-11-03T02:39:14+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Mac Tips|

It’s that time of year again, when many of us start wracking our brains for gift ideas for our loved ones—or for our own wish lists. If your special someone is an Apple user, we have a few suggestions. Chargers, Cables, and Adapters, Oh My! We know that giving someone a cable feels a bit [...]

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How to Get Back to Siri’s Web Results Quickly

By | 2017-11-03T02:43:14+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Mac Tips|

Ask Siri to search the Web and you’ll get five results back from Google (not Bing anymore!). Tap one and it opens in Safari. But what if that page doesn’t contain the information you want? How do you get back to Siri’s results? The easy way is to tap the little Siri button that appears in [...]

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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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Try This Easier Method of Flipping between iPhone Camera Modes

By | 2017-09-18T19:34:40+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Mac Tips|

The Camera app on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch can take three kinds of video and three types of photos, and the interface suggests that you switch between them by tapping or swiping on the labels below the viewfinder. Unfortunately, those labels are small and can be difficult to swipe accurately. If you’ve found [...]

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