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

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

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

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

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

Don’t Use These Products to Clean Your iPhone (Or You’ll Wish You Hadn’t)

All iPhones pick up fingerprints, and it’s all too easy to get your iPhone dirty with ink, lotion, makeup, dirt, food, and oil. If you’re faced with an iPhone that needs cleaning, resist the urge to spray it with window cleaner, rubbing alcohol, or ammonia, or, even worse, to scrub it with baking soda or [...]

By |2017-12-01T14:05:51+00:00December 1st, 2017|Apple Pros, APros Archive, ASMC, ASMC Archive, iPhone, maintenance, Restricted Content, Tip|Comments Off on Don’t Use These Products to Clean Your iPhone (Or You’ll Wish You Hadn’t)

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

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