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 [...]

By |2018-10-01T11:07:21+00:00October 1st, 2018|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, customization, Restricted Content, Safari, Tip|Comments Off on Make Safari Tabs Easier to Identify by Adding Icons

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 [...]

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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!

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?

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

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

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

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 [...]