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Update AirPort Express Base Stations to Add AirPlay 2

Apple may have discontinued its AirPort Wi-Fi base stations, but in a surprise parting gift, the company has released a firmware update to the AirPort Express that gives it AirPlay 2 capabilities like multi-room audio. If you have an AirPort Express connected to speakers through its audio jack, first use AirPort Utility on the Mac [...]

By |2018-09-04T15:07:02+00:00September 4th, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, Restricted Content, Tip|Comments Off on Update AirPort Express Base Stations to Add AirPlay 2

A Hidden Trick that Lets You Navigate Your iPhone with One Hand

Unless you can palm a basketball, you may not be able to use an iPhone single-handed. But sometimes one hand is all you can spare. If you find yourself in such a situation, give Reachability a try. On a Touch ID–based iPhone, tap (don’t press) the Home button twice to slide the iPhone’s interface halfway [...]

By |2018-09-04T15:06:24+00:00September 4th, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, customization, iPhone, Restricted Content, Tip|Comments Off on A Hidden Trick that Lets You Navigate Your iPhone with One Hand

Make More Space for Documents by Putting Your Dock on the Side of Your Mac’s Screen

By default, Apple locates the Dock at the bottom of the Mac’s screen. If that location interferes with you seeing as much of your document windows as you’d like, you can set it to appear only when you move the pointer to the bottom edge of the screen. But there’s a better way: put the [...]

By |2018-09-04T15:05:32+00:00September 4th, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, customization, Dock, Mac, Tip|Comments Off on Make More Space for Documents by Putting Your Dock on the Side of Your Mac’s Screen

When Should You Upgrade to macOS 10.14 Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12?

It’s that time of year again, when an Apple user’s thoughts drift to new versions of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Apple announced the new versions in June, and public betas have been available since. But once Apple makes macOS 10.14 Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 available for free download, you’ll need [...]

By |2018-09-04T15:04:41+00:00September 4th, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, Restricted Content, upgrade|Comments Off on When Should You Upgrade to macOS 10.14 Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12?

Back Up Before Upgrading to Mojave or iOS 12!

Poll a room of Apple experts about the one topic they can’t stop talking about and many will launch into frustrated rants about how too few people back up. Backups are always important, since you can never predict when your Mac or iPhone will be lost or stolen, melt in a fire, or just break. [...]

By |2018-09-04T15:03:08+00:00September 4th, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, iCloud, iTunes, Restricted Content, security|Comments Off on Back Up Before Upgrading to Mojave or iOS 12!

Top Features of iOS 12 to Take Advantage of Right Away

Feeling left behind because you don’t have the latest iPhone or iPad? Don’t, because Apple has a present for you in the form of iOS 12. The new operating system promises to increase performance, particularly for older devices as far back as the iPhone 5s and iPad Air. But iOS 12 offers more than just [...]

By |2018-09-04T15:02:52+00:00September 4th, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, customization, Do Not Disturb, News, Restricted Content|Comments Off on Top Features of iOS 12 to Take Advantage of Right Away

Seriously Cool Features of macOS 10.14 Mojave You Won’t Want to Miss

With last year’s macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple made no sweeping changes, instead focusing on refinements and bug fixes. In keeping with the company’s alternating cycle of releases, this year’s macOS 10.14 Mojave boasts plenty of new features. Dark Mode and Dynamic Desktop In a major visual change, Mojave features a new Dark mode that [...]

By |2018-09-04T15:01:18+00:00September 4th, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, iPhone, Mac, News, Restricted Content|Comments Off on Seriously Cool Features of macOS 10.14 Mojave You Won’t Want to Miss

Here’s the Fastest Way to Set Up a New iPhone

When you’re unboxing a new iPhone, it’s time to think about how you’ll move your digital life from your old iPhone to the new one. 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, set [...]

By |2017-12-01T14:08:03+00:00December 1st, 2017|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, iOS 11, iPad, iPhone, Restricted Content, Tip|Comments Off on Here’s the Fastest Way to Set Up a New iPhone

Did You Know that Apple Pay Updates Your Credit Card Details Automatically?

File this as reason number 17 why Apple Pay is better than plastic. Let’s say your credit card expires and your bank sends you a new card with a revised expiration date. Or perhaps your bank replaces your card with one that has a new number. Either way, most credit card issuers automatically update the [...]

By |2017-12-01T14:07:41+00:00December 1st, 2017|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, Restricted Content, Tip|Comments Off on Did You Know that Apple Pay Updates Your Credit Card Details Automatically?

Follow This Quick Tip to Put Calendar Events in the Right Place

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 [...]

By |2017-12-01T14:06:39+00:00December 1st, 2017|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, customization, iOS, Mac, Restricted Content, Tip|Comments Off on Follow This Quick Tip to Put Calendar Events in the Right Place