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

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

Make Your Holiday Cards with Apple’s Photos App This Year

It’s that time of year again, when we realize that if we’re going to do holiday cards, we should get started. You can take the easy way out and buy a few packs of generic reindeer cards at the drugstore, but with a little work in Apple’s Photos app on the Mac, you can instead [...]

By |2017-12-01T14:04:57+00:00December 1st, 2017|Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, Mac, Photos, Restricted Content|Comments Off on Make Your Holiday Cards with Apple’s Photos App This Year