• May 28, 2024

    Apple’s iCloud Keychain Password Management Is All Many People Need

    Apple’s iCloud Keychain Password Management Is All Many People Need

    We constantly recommend using a password manager like 1Password, BitWarden, or Dashlane. But many people resist ... Read more
  • May 23, 2024

    How to Display the Battery Percentage in Your Mac’s Menu Bar

    By default, the battery icon in your Mac laptop’s menu bar shows how full your battery is. Clicking it reveals the exact percentage, but you can also set macOS to display the battery percentage next to the icon. The setting isn’t where you might expect in System Settings > Battery. Instead, you’ll find it in System Settings > Control Center, where you need to turn on both “Show in Menu Ba... Read more
  • May 21, 2024

    Where Can You Control Automatic Smart Quotes and Dashes in macOS?

    Most people like smart quotes and dashes, at least most of the time. Your Mac is probably set up to turn the single (') and double (") hash marks and double hyphens (--) that you type into the apostrophes (’) and single smart quotes (‘’), double smart quotes (“”), and em dashes (—) used in professional publications. However, in some situations, like programming, smart quotes and dashes are prob... Read more
  • May 16, 2024

    Display an Album of Photos on Your iPhone or iPad Lock Screen

    A popular feature of iOS 16 was the Photo Shuffle option for customizing the iPhone Lock Screen. It used machine learning to select photos in four categories—People, Pets, Nature, and Cities—and rotated through them when you tapped, on lock, hourly, or daily. If you didn’t like the automatic selection, you could pick photos manually, but it was clumsy. In iOS 17 (and iPadOS 17, which also added... Read more
  • May 14, 2024

    Select Non-Contiguous Text in Pages, Keynote, and Numbers 14

    The latest versions of the Mac and iPad apps in Apple’s iWork suite—Pages 14, Keynote 14, and Numbers 14—have gained a helpful feature: non-contiguous text selection. By holding down the Command key, you can select chunks of text that aren’t next to each other. For example, imagine you want to make the first part of each item in a bullet list bold. Instead of bolding each one separately, hold d... Read more
  • May 9, 2024

    Apple Introduces New iPad Air, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil Pro, and Magic Keyboard

    After no new iPads throughout 2023, Apple has unveiled new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Air and iPad Pro models, plus a more capable Apple Pencil Pro and a redesigned Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro. The company also refined the iPad lineup by dropping the ninth-generation iPad and reducing the price of the tenth-generation iPad to $349. Only the iPad mini was left untouched. We wouldn’t be surprised t... Read more
  • May 7, 2024

    Did You Know Most Mac Apps Keep Versions of Your Documents as You Work?

    We all make mistakes, which is why Undo exists. Immediately choose Edit > Undo or press Command-Z to undo your last change. Most Mac apps support multiple levels of Undo, so you can keep pressing Command-Z to revert change after change. However, suppose you delete a table in your Pages document, but 30 minutes and many changes later, you decide you want it back. Undo won’t help because you w... Read more
  • May 2, 2024

    Audit Your Trusted Device Lists for Greater Security

    One of the ways companies protect critical account information is by remembering the devices you use to log in as “trusted devices” or “authorized devices.” Those logins will usually have been protected by two-factor authentication or another mechanism that guarantees the device is being used by you, its owner. Subsequent logins from those devices may be more convenient for you due to requiring... Read more