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7 Great New Features in watchOS 4

7 Great New Features in watchOS 4

With watchOS 4 now arriving on Apple Watch users’ wrists, it’s time to make sure you aren’t missing out on any of the important features—and to share a few tips for how to use them. watchOS 4 works on all Apple Watch models, even the original Apple Watch. It does require iOS 11, so if…

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

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

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…

When Should You Upgrade to macOS 10.13 High Sierra, iOS 11, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11?

To every thing there is a season, and we’re fast approaching the time when Apple harvests the fruit of the last year and releases new versions of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. There are no major surprises here, since Apple announced the new versions in June and public betas have been available since that announcement….

What the %&#@& Is Draining My MacBook Battery?

What the %&#@& Is Draining My MacBook Battery?

  If your MacBook’s battery charge is dropping faster than you think is reasonable, it’s time to look for the culprit.   Click the Battery icon in the menu bar and wait a few seconds for the Battery menu to display power information, including which apps are using significant energy. Obviously, you can’t quit apps…

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…

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…

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…

11 Steps to Ultimate iPhone Battery Life

11 Steps to Ultimate iPhone Battery Life by Jason Whittaker | July 1, 2016 11 Steps to Ultimate iPhone Battery Life It’s inevitable. At some point, you’ll need your iPhone, but its battery will be dead. And as an iPhone ages, its battery becomes weaker, to the point where it may have trouble making it…

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