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

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

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!

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

How to Get Back to Siri’s Web Results Quickly

Ask Siri to search the Web and you’ll get five results back from Google (not Bing anymore!). Tap one and it opens in Safari. But what if that page doesn’t contain the information you want? How do you get back to Siri’s results? The easy way is to tap the little Siri button that appears in [...]

By |2017-11-01T17:08:37+00:00November 1st, 2017|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Restricted Content, Safari, Siri, Tip|Comments Off on How to Get Back to Siri’s Web Results Quickly

Merge Recognized Faces in Photos in Both iOS and macOS

An extremely welcome under-the-hood change in iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra is that Photos facial recognition syncs across iCloud Photo Library. Previously, people you identified on one of your devices remained unidentified on others. But what if Photos now identifies the same person twice, such that they have two separate entries in the [...]

By |2017-11-01T17:07:18+00:00November 1st, 2017|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, High Sierra, iOS, iOS 11, Mac, Photos, Restricted Content, Tip|Comments Off on Merge Recognized Faces in Photos in Both iOS and macOS

You Can Now Scan QR Codes with the Camera in iOS 11

You’ve undoubtedly seen those odd-looking square QR codes on product packaging, a business card, or a flyer. In the past, you needed a special app to scan a QR code to see what Web URL, contact card, Wi-Fi network, or other piece of information it held. In iOS 11, though, you can just point your [...]

By |2017-11-01T17:06:15+00:00November 1st, 2017|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, camera, iOS, iOS 11, iPad, iPhone, Restricted Content, Tip|Comments Off on You Can Now Scan QR Codes with the Camera in iOS 11

Please, Please, Use iOS 11’s Do Not Disturb While Driving Feature

Distracted driving may not make headlines, but it’s a huge problem. In the United States in 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 391,000 people were injured and 3477 killed in accidents caused by distracted driving. Many things can distract drivers, but the most concerning—and the most avoidable—is texting. Given that the iPhone [...]

By |2017-11-01T17:03:11+00:00November 1st, 2017|Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, Do Not Disturb, Do Not Disturb While Driving, iOS, iOS 11, iPhone, Maps, Restricted Content, Siri|Comments Off on Please, Please, Use iOS 11’s Do Not Disturb While Driving Feature

The Swipes You Need to Know to Multitask in iOS 11 on an iPad

With iOS 11, the iPhone and iPad interfaces continue to diverge, which makes sense, since the iPad is not merely an overgrown iPhone. Particularly when you pair an iPad Pro with a Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, you can now get real work done on an iPad more fluidly than ever before. The “hard” part [...]

By |2017-11-01T17:01:02+00:00November 1st, 2017|App Switcher, Apple Pros, APros Archive, Article, ASMC, ASMC Archive, Dock, Home screen, iOS, iOS 11, iPad, Restricted Content, Slide Over, Split View|Comments Off on The Swipes You Need to Know to Multitask in iOS 11 on an iPad

The New Two-Swipe Shortcut for the Camera in iOS 11

When you want to capture that perfect action shot or incriminating video, it’s a mad rush to open the Camera app as quickly as possible. That’s why Apple lets you get to the camera in multiple ways: by swiping left on the Lock screen, using the Camera button in Control Center, and tapping the Camera [...]

By |2017-10-02T16:02:23+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Apple Pros, APros Archive, camera, Home screen, iOS, iOS 11, Lock screen, Restricted Content, swipe, Tip|Comments Off on The New Two-Swipe Shortcut for the Camera in iOS 11