Finally! iOS 12 Lets You Use Google Maps or Waze in CarPlay

Before iOS 12, Apple Maps was the only mapping app you could run on the dashboard in a CarPlay-equipped automobile. But Maps doesn’t always work well, and some people prefer directions from Google Maps or the Google-owned Waze. Once you upgrade your iPhone to iOS 12 and update to the latest version of Google Maps [...]

By |2018-10-01T11:08:51+00:00October 1st, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, iOS, iPhone, Restricted Content, Tip|Comments Off on Finally! iOS 12 Lets You Use Google Maps or Waze in CarPlay

Make Safari Tabs Easier to Identify by Adding Icons

Do you end up with so many tabs in Safari that it becomes impossible to read the truncated tab titles? There’s no shame in that, and Safari 12—which comes with macOS 10.14 Mojave and is a free update for 10.12 Sierra and 10.13 High Sierra—now offers an option to add an icon representing the Web [...]

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Apple Moved Control Center in iOS 12 on the iPad—Here’s Where to Find It

Although most of what’s new in iOS 12 are new features, one change for change’s sake may throw you. In iOS 11 on an iPad, you would bring up Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, just like on all iPhones other than the iPhone X. With iOS 12, however, Apple [...]

By |2018-10-01T11:06:50+00:00October 1st, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, Control Center, iPad, Restricted Content, Tip|Comments Off on Apple Moved Control Center in iOS 12 on the iPad—Here’s Where to Find It

Have You Noticed That Mojave’s Dock Shows Recent Applications?

The Mac’s Dock gives you quick access to frequently used apps, documents, and folders, and makes it easy to switch to a running app. In macOS 10.14 Mojave, the Dock has another feature: a list of apps you’ve used recently that aren’t on your default Dock. Icons for these apps appear between your Dock’s default [...]

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Understanding Dark Mode in macOS 10.14 Mojave

The feature Apple is promoting most heavily with macOS 10.14 Mojave is Dark mode, which the company advertises as “a dramatic new look that helps you focus on your work… as toolbars and menus recede into the background.” Let’s look at what Apple has done with Dark mode, after which you’ll have a better idea [...]

By |2018-10-01T11:04:35+00:00October 1st, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, customization, Mac, Mail, Maps, Restricted Content|Comments Off on Understanding Dark Mode in macOS 10.14 Mojave

iOS 12’s Screen Time Feature Helps You Manage Your iPhone Usage

Do you frequently reach for your iPhone for a quick check of Facebook or Messages? It’s all too easy to let social media, the latest hot game, or even your work email intrude on your real life. If you’re uncomfortable with how much—and when—you use your iPhone or iPad, iOS 12’s new Screen Time feature [...]

By |2018-10-01T11:03:21+00:00October 1st, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, iOS, Restricted Content|Comments Off on iOS 12’s Screen Time Feature Helps You Manage Your iPhone Usage

Use Continuity Camera to Scan Documents and Take Photos Right into Mac Documents

Have you found yourself composing an email message on your Mac while staring glumly at the receipt or document you need to scan and attach to the message? Adding that scan to the message isn’t impossible, but until macOS 10.14 Mojave, it hasn’t necessarily been easy. It’s super simple now, thanks to a new Mojave [...]

By |2018-10-01T11:02:39+00:00October 1st, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Restricted Content|Comments Off on Use Continuity Camera to Scan Documents and Take Photos Right into Mac Documents

In iOS 12, Do Not Disturb Can Turn Itself Off—No More Missed Alerts!

We love the Do Not Disturb feature in iOS—it’s essential for keeping notifications from waking us up at night or causing embarrassing light and noise in dark movie theater. But it’s long had a problem. When you invoked Do Not Disturb manually for a movie or doctor’s appointment, you had to remember to turn it [...]

By |2018-10-01T11:01:00+00:00October 1st, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, customization, Do Not Disturb, iOS, Restricted Content|Comments Off on In iOS 12, Do Not Disturb Can Turn Itself Off—No More Missed Alerts!

Apple Unveils New iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, and the Apple Watch Series 4

Apple has thrown back the curtain on its latest batch of iPhones and a new model of the Apple Watch. The company also announced plans to release iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 on September 17th. macOS 10.14 Mojave will follow a week later on September 24th. X Appeal: The New iPhone XS, iPhone [...]

By |2018-09-13T15:25:03+00:00September 13th, 2018|Apple Pros, Apple Watch, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, iPhone, News, Restricted Content, SimplyMac, SimplyMac Archive|Comments Off on Apple Unveils New iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, and the Apple Watch Series 4

Tired of PDFs or Other Documents Opening in the Wrong App?

When you double-click a document, macOS uses the document’s file extension to figure out which app should open the file. So, by default, a PDF file called laser-squid.pdf opens in Preview because the Finder knows that everything with a .pdf extension should open in Preview. But what if you would prefer to open .pdf files [...]

By |2018-09-04T15:08:07+00:00September 4th, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, customization, Mac, Restricted Content, Tip|Comments Off on Tired of PDFs or Other Documents Opening in the Wrong App?