iOS 9: See Extra Battery Details

8:58 AM, Aug. 14th, 2015 · · Tips

iOS 9 battery features

Let's talk about the beta of iOS 9! And let's specifically go over a new setting that'll let us determine more precisely how our battery life is being used. If you've ever been curious to see which apps are eating up your battery in the background, now you beta testers can know for sure. We've got energy-saving happiness for you in today's Quick Tip.

How To Reset A HomeKit Device

8:57 AM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · Tips

How to reset HomeKit from our iPhone or iPad

If you're lucky you have some HomeKit compatible hardware in your home. If you're less lucky, you might need to troubleshoot it. Kelly helps you reset your devices and get back to living in The Future.

How to Schedule Do Not Disturb Times on iPhone

3:03 PM, Aug. 12th, 2015 · · Tips

Do Not Disturb can come in really handy when you need your iPhone to be quiet for a little while. It gets even more useful when you can also schedule periods of full ninja. Kelly explains how to set things up.

OS X El Capitan Beta: Muting Safari Tabs

8:55 AM, Aug. 12th, 2015 · · Tips

OS X El Capitan

For today's Quick Tip, Melissa Holt's got some El Capitan awesomeness for those of you who are testing out the beta. Within El Cap's version of Safari, we can now easily find and mute tabs that have audio playing, and we don't even have to search around to figure out which is the noisy offender! Come on in and read about this nifty new feature.

How to Make Custom iPhone Vibration Alerts

11:27 AM, Aug. 11th, 2015 · · Tips

Make your own custom vibration alert  patters on your iPhone

Adding new ringtones and alert tones to your iPhone isn't a bid deal, but what if you want custom vibration alerts? That's easy, too, and everything you need is already on your iPhone.

iTunes: How to tell if Your Songs are Matched or Apple Music Downloads

2:20 PM, Aug. 7th, 2015 · · Tips

iTunes Match icons

If you've finally sorted out what happens to your music when you cancel your iTunes Match or Apple Music subscription—like maybe from TMO's infographic explaining it all—but have no idea which songs in your iTunes library are yours and which come from Apple Music, we've got you covered. Read on to learn how to see which songs in your iTunes library are streaming, stored locally, or downloaded from Apple Music.

How to Buy Stuff on Apple’s Redesigned Website

10:16 AM, Aug. 7th, 2015 · · Tips

Apple's website without a dedicated online store

Apple gave its website a major overhaul that does away with the distinct online store we've known for years. That means you can't use the store.apple.com subdomain and browse products; instead, you'll now find buy buttons scattered around the Apple site that let you add products to your shopping bag. Read on to see how Apple's new shopping experience works.

OS X Safari: Wiping Your History, on Schedule

8:58 AM, Aug. 6th, 2015 · · Tips

Safari browser history

You just can't depend on your friends having the good sense to delete your browsing history if you die, can you? No, you can't. Because of that, Melissa Holt's latest Quick Tip is about how you can tell Safari to clear your history on a schedule, so at least your ghost won't have to worry too much about that one time you searched for that thing you like.