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

By | 2018-02-12T16:01:54+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Mac Tips|

Have you ever needed to call emergency services from your or someone else’s iPhone? Almost by definition, such calls take place at stressful times, and it can be hard to remember what to do. Or, if you’ve been in an accident, it might be difficult or impossible to navigate the iPhone’s interface. In iOS 10.2 [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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