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How to Use Siri to Set iOS Alarms

How to Use Siri to Set iOS Alarms Jason Whittaker – Aug 22, 2017 Has your iPhone replaced your alarm clock? Would you like it to? Using an iPhone as an alarm clock has a lot of benefits. You can choose from a wide variety of non-obnoxious sounds or even pick your favorite song. It’s…

No glasses?

Four Ways to Make the iPhone Easier to Read without Glasses Jason Whittaker | Aug 10, 2017 If you have 20/20 vision or are still wondering why your parents have reading glasses, count yourself lucky. But if you’re like many people—over 60 percent of the population by some estimates, including most people over 45—reading the…

Let your Apple Watch unlock your Mac

How to Unlock Your Mac with a Wave of Your Hand (well, Apple Watch) Jason Whittaker | Jun 1, 2017 It’s magic. You walk up to your Mac, touch a key to wake it up, and upon noticing that you’re wearing your Apple Watch, it unlocks without making you enter a password. Brilliant! For some…

You don’t have to put up with annoying alerts on your iPhone!

Make It Stop! How You Can Control Notifications on Your iPhone by Jason Whittaker | May 1, 2017 Is every app on your iPhone or iPad constantly nagging you with notifications? It’s like a three-year-old saying “Look at me!” every few minutes, but on the plus side, a little work in the Settings app can…

Track Down Rogue Apps That Are Slowing Your Mac

Track Down Rogue Apps That Are Slowing Your Mac by Jason Whittaker | Apr 18, 2017 Does it seem like your Mac is running slowly? It’s always possible that you need more RAM, a speedy SSD to replace a slow hard drive, or even a new Mac. But you might just have a rogue app…

Can’t Find an App on Your iPhone?

It’s easy to find the apps you use regularly on your iPhone or iPad, but there’s little more frustrating than needing an app you seldom launch and not being able to find it. You could scroll through all the home screens on your device and hope you recognize the icon, but here’s a faster approach….

3 Shortcuts for Teleporting Web Links between Your Apple Devices

3 Shortcuts for Teleporting Web Links between Your Apple Devices by Jason Whittaker | Apr 6, 2017 The iPhone is great for quickly viewing a Web page on the go, but what if you later want to work with it on a bigger screen? Or, what if you come across an interesting article on your Mac…

How to Use Airline Boarding Passes on Your iPhone

How to Use Airline Boarding Passes on Your iPhone Jason Whittaker | Apr 4, 2017   Are you still using paper boarding passes when you fly? Sure, they work, but if you’ve ever panicked after accidentally putting a boarding pass in the wrong pocket, or if you’ve been embarrassed by holding up the line as…

4 New Apple OS Features You Can Use Today

Apple just released new versions of all its operating systems—iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS—fixing bugs, plugging security holes, and, best of all, adding a few new features. Here are four things you can do once you’ve updated. (If you’re concerned that installing the updates may cause other problems, check with us first, but it’s best…

Pin Frequently Used Web Sites in Safari Tabs Jason Whittaker | Mar 16, 2017                           Everyone has a few Web sites that they check every day, or even multiple times throughout the day: a social network, a Web-based email app, a go-to news…

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