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Saturday, December 4, 2021
Here Are All the Ways to ‘Ping’ a Lost iPhone

Here Are All the Ways to ‘Ping’ a Lost iPhone

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Photo: Jakkrit Kongsudee (Shutterstock)Losing your iPhone is no fun. Immediately, thoughts race through your head: “Did I leave it at the restaurant?” “Did somebody steal it?” “What am I supposed to do without Twitter?” Don’t panic! Instead, close your eyes, take a deep breath...and ping it.What does it mean to “ping” an iPhoneDepending on how…
12 Hidden Features in macOS Monterey Worth Finding

12 Hidden Features in macOS Monterey Worth Finding

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Screenshot: Khamosh PathakApple has massively improved the “Go to Finder” feature in the Finder app. You can get there using the Go > Go to Finder feature from the menu bar, or using the Shift + Command + G keyboard shortcut.Here, you can paste in the path like you’re used to, or you can type…
What Happens When You Block Someone on Your iPhone?

What Happens When You Block Someone on Your iPhone?

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Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock)Have you ever wanted to block someone on your iPhone but wondered what actually happens when you do? You can block contacts through your Messages, FaceTime, and Phone apps, and blocking a contact in one app will block them across the board. However, blocking doesn’t prevent someone from trying to reach you—and they…
How to Import and Export Passwords From iCloud Keychain to Other Password Managers

How to Import and Export Passwords From iCloud Keychain to Other...

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Photo: Girts Ragelis (Shutterstock)iCloud Keychain has always been a bit of an island: A hidden, secure nirvana, so long as you stayed within Apple’s strict ecosystem. To access and add passwords, you had to use Safari, and there was no reliable way to export passwords. But slowly, iCloud Keychain (or iCloud Passwords) is becoming less…
Your iPhone Apps Know Way Too Much About You

Your iPhone Apps Know Way Too Much About You

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Photo: Marian Weyo (Shutterstock)Some of you have just upgraded to a shiny new iPhone. More of you probably thought nah, my old iPhone works just fine. Whichever camp you belong to, there is one thing you absolutely must do with your iPhone right now—a comprehensive privacy audit. Each time you open a new app on…
Every Cool iOS 15.1 Feature Update Worth Knowing About

Every Cool iOS 15.1 Feature Update Worth Knowing About

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Photo: nikkimeel (Shutterstock)Apple tends to update their devices at the same time, so in addition to its massive macOS Monterey update, the company also released iOS 15.1. The iPhone already had its macOS Monterey moment with iOS 15, but that doesn’t mean iOS 15.1 is an update to sneeze at. In fact, there are some…
10 Helpful Apple Watch Health Notifications Everyone Should Enable

10 Helpful Apple Watch Health Notifications Everyone Should Enable

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Screenshot: Pranay ParabIf you have a hard fall and are unresponsive for a few minutes, your Apple Watch can alert people close to you and request emergency services for help. The feature, fall detection, is available only for those above 18, and enabled by default for those over 55 years old. Before continuing, you should…
iOS 15.1 brings delayed SharePlay feature to iPhones and iPads

iOS 15.1 brings delayed SharePlay feature to iPhones and iPads

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Enlarge / The back of the iPhone 13.Samuel Axon Apple today pushed out new versions of iOS, watchOS, and tvOS to coincide with the launch of macOS Monterey. iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 most notably add SharePlay, a flagship feature intended for iOS 15 that didn't make the annual release's launch last month. SharePlay is…
31 New macOS Monterey Features You’ll Actually Want to Use

31 New macOS Monterey Features You’ll Actually Want to Use

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Another big Apple feature this year, Focus, helps you home in on what you need to be doing by letting you set up different Do Not Disturb “modes.” These modes will mute notifications from certain apps and contacts, while allowing others through. For example, you can create a Work Focus, that only lets in notifications…
Your iPhone Has Secret Codes

Your iPhone Has Secret Codes

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Photo: DenPhotos (Shutterstock)I love hidden features on my devices. It’s fun to learn something new about the tech you use every day, to discover the little features that aren’t advertised. And unless you spend a lot of time messing around in the Phone app, dialer codes are likely among those hidden features for you as…

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