iOS 9.2: Using Mail Drop to Share Large Files

9:05 AM, Dec. 15th, 2015 · · Tips

How to share large files from your iPhone with Mail Drop

Today's article by Melissa Holt is about iOS 9.2's new Mail Drop ability. Since Yosemite, we've been able to use this fine feature on the Mac, but with the latest version of iOS, we can now send large attachments through email quickly and simply from our mobile devices, too. Come find out how in this Quick Tip.

Check Your Email Settings with Apple’s Mail Settings Lookup

6:10 PM, Dec. 14th, 2015 · · Tips

Mail Settings Lookup

Did you know Apple offered a service where you can check the settings on an email account? I didn't either, but I stumbled on it this past weekend when fiddling with email issues on a new iMac. It's called simply "Mail Settings Lookup," and it can greatly help when setting up an account in Mail.app (or other email clients).

tvOS: 5 Favorite Siri Commands for Apple TV

9:05 AM, Dec. 11th, 2015 · · Tips

How to control your Apple TV with Siri

Today, Melissa Holt's gonna give us some suggestions on how to use Siri with the new Apple TV, including how to repeat a bit of dialogue you missed, skip ahead in your current show or movie, and find out where to watch something you've searched for. Everything's waiting for you in this Quick Tip!

How to Set Up and Use AT&T’s NumberSync

7:36 PM, Dec. 10th, 2015 · · Tips

NumberSync lets you use your iPad and iPod touch like your iPhone

iOS 9.2 added support for AT&T's NumberSync feature, which is pretty cool because it lets you send and receive calls to your AT&T phone number on your iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch even when your iPhone is on a different Wi-Fi network or shut off. Setting it up takes a few steps, but don't worry because The Mac Observer worked through the process for you.

Tips for Traveling with your Tech Toys

12:50 PM, Dec. 7th, 2015 · · Tips

this 16,000mAh battery makes an excellent travel companion

Dr. Mac's trip to Florida last week for Thanksgiving reminded him that traveling with today’s technology isn’t always easy. This week in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves  he offers tips for making your travels more pleasant.