• April 20, 2023

    Classical Music Fans Take Note: Apple Music Classical Is Now Available

    Apple has at long last released the promised Apple Music Classical app. It’s a free iPhone app for Apple Music subscribers that looks and works much like the standard Music app. However, Apple has adjusted it extensively under the hood to work better with classical music, where there are many recor... Read more
  • April 18, 2023

    Reveal Your Desktop Quickly with a Keyboard Shortcut

    The Mac’s Desktop is a remarkably useful place. It’s a good spot for in-progress documents, screenshots, images dragged out of Web pages, and more. However, app windows tend to obscure the Desktop, making it harder to use. There are two quick ways you can temporarily hide windows, making it easy to access icons on the Desktop. In macOS 13 Ventura, in System Settings > Desktop & Dock, cli... Read more
  • April 13, 2023

    How Often Should Macs Be Replaced?

    It’s a question as old as the personal computer. When should you replace your current Mac with a new model that’s faster and more capable? If money were no object, the answer would be easy—whenever you feel like it. For the rest of us, and particularly for organizations with multiple Macs and limited budgets, the question is harder to answer. But answer it we must because most of us can’t do ou... Read more
  • April 11, 2023

    What to Do If Your iPhone Takes a Plunge

    No one intends to drop their iPhone in a pool or fall off a boat with their iPhone in a pocket. But accidents happen. Happily, Apple has designed the iPhone with significant levels of splash and water resistance, so brief exposure to rain or even a quick dunk might not cause any problems. If your iPhone does get wet, follow our advice below to dry it out before calling for more help.

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  • April 6, 2023

    Integrate Your Cloud Storage Service into the Finder

    Many businesses, schools, and other organizations have adopted cloud storage services like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Read more
  • April 4, 2023

    ChatGPT and Generative AI Will Be an Increasingly Large Part of Our Future

    Have you heard of ChatGPT? It’s likely—the service was launched in November 2022 and gathered 1 million users in the first week. It now has over 100 million users. However, many people are still unaware of it. If you haven’t heard of ChatGPT—or have heard of it but are unclear on what it is or what effect it and simila... Read more
  • March 28, 2023

    A Practical Guide to Identifying Phishing Emails

    Phishing is becoming an ever more common way for people to get in trouble when using the Internet. A phishing attack is some communication, usually an email, that tries to lure you into revealing login credentials, financial information, or other confidential details. A Read more
  • March 23, 2023

    Protect Your iPhone Passcode by Using Face ID or Touch ID

    This is troubling. Joanna Stern and Nicole Nguyen of the Wall Street Journal have published an article (paywalled) and Read more
  • March 21, 2023

    FAQs about Apple’s Messages App and What Can Go Wrong When Using It

    Most of us rely on Messages every day to text with family, friends, and colleagues. Not surprisingly, we’ve fielded numerous questions surrounding common confusions with this popular app. We hope our answers here will help you use Messages more effectively and work around problems.

    What’s the difference between blue and green bubble conversations?

    A common question is why some conver... Read more
  • March 16, 2023

    Is Your Wi-Fi Network a Security Risk?

    With Wi-Fi security, it’s easy to fall into the “out of sight, out of mind” trap. Your Wi-Fi router probably lives in a corner or closet, and of course, Wi-Fi’s radio waves are invisible. But the ease of connecting your devices to your Wi-Fi network means it’s equally as easy for a hacker to connect to your network and eavesdrop on your traffic. Or rather, it’s easy unless you take advantage of... Read more