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Another day, another Apple Watch Quick Tip! Today's article is about the "Cover to Mute" feature, which will let you shush your Watch without having to fiddle with controls or even interact with the display. Keeping people from staring at you because your wrist is making odd noises is a good goal, isn't it?
For today's Quick Tip, we're going to go over how to use your Apple Watch to control music, both where the songs are coming from and where they're sending to. You can choose to either play tunes that are living on your Watch or ones from your iPhone's library, all from the convenience of your wrist! Speaking of convenience, it's a really good thing this device has us stand up every once in a while, isn't it? We're just saying.
Are you directionally challenged? The Apple Watch can help! There's a hidden feature within the Maps program that'll let you mark your current position, meaning you can save the location of a trailhead or your parked car (for example) to make getting back easy. That's what we've got for you in today's Quick Tip!
More Apple Watch tips? Don't mind if we do! In this article, we'll go over some ideas for stretching the battery life on your fancy new device, including how to see the time you've spent actually interacting with the Watch since you last charged it. Keeping your tech alive and well is what we're all about in this Quick Tip.
Were you one of the lucky few able to snag an Apple Watch over the last few days? Then Melissa Holt's got a few tricks for you on how to use it in this Quick Tip. If you haven't been so lucky, feel free to read this article anyway (while you're refreshing your order status page for the thirtieth time today, of course).
Wondering where the trick of holding down Shift in iPhoto to compare edits went with the new Photos app? Hey, this Quick Tip has you covered. Not sure what we mean about the thing that holding down Shift used to do? Hey, this has you covered on that, too, and you may just find that it's your favorite "new" ability with the Photos program.
With today's Quick Tip, we're going to learn how iOS 8.3 can help us identify and report potential spam iMessages (hint: it's really, really simple). As a bonus, Melissa Holt will cover how to report any spam SMS texts you get to your wireless carrier, so you'll be all set to clean the junk out of your Messages app!
If you've tried deleting an image from Yosemite's new Photos application, you may have wondered where it went. Where's the trash folder? How do you empty it? Should you sell all your belongings and move to Hawaii? Answers to these questions (except for that last one) can be found in today's Quick Tip!
There's a brand-new feature in 10.10.3 Yosemite that may just blow your mind a tiny bit and make your browsing easier: you can now preview links in Safari before you click them. Today's Quick Tip is all about how to use this very handy trick!
Ever wondered how you could see which of your mailboxes take up the most space and clean them out accordingly? That's the purpose of today's Quick Tip! Melissa Holt will go over the ins and outs of this feature, so if you've got a very bloated Mail program, now's your chance to…let some air out of it? We're not sure where we were going with that analogy.