How to Setup a VPN on iPhone with iOS 10

· Andrew Orr · Tips

Your VPN Is Ready

You might (or might not) know about using a VPN to keep your Mac secure. But did you know you can also use a VPN on your iPhone? Here’s how to set one up.

Some Users Don't Have Star Ratings in iOS 10.2: Here's a Workaround

· Bryan Chaffin · Quick Tip

iOS 10.2 Music settings

iOS 10.2 brought the return of star ratings to the Music app, but not everyone is seeing the option. TMO’s staff had a mix of devices where some had the Star Ratings option and some didn’t. We found a workaround that forces the option to show.

Time for a Mac Security Checkup!

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

The end of the year is a good time to think through your security practices and especially what types of passwords you use (and how you store them). In today’s Quick Tip, Melissa Holt will walk us through a few of her favorite ways you can stay safe, both online and at home.

Preview: How to Create Encrypted PDFs

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you need to send a PDF with sensitive information on it through email, then encrypt it first! Please? OK, so calling someone to give him a password isn’t the most convenient thing on earth, but it’s better than having your data compromised. Especially if said data is your social security number. Come on in to read Melissa Holt’s Quick Tip on how to protect your PDFs!

Here's How to Set the Apple TV Remote to Not Launch the TV App

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

The Home button on the Apple TV remote now launches the TV app

Apple released iOS 10.2 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Monday with support for the new TV app, and a matching update rolled out for the fourth generation Apple TV, too. That’s pretty cool, unless you aren’t watching any channels the TV app supports. If that’s you, then tapping the Home button on your Apple TV remote doesn’t need to take you right to the TV app. If that’s you, here’s how to change the remote back so it takes you to the Home screen.

Apple Watch: Editing Your Workout Screen

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Today’s Quick Tip is about working out with your Apple Watch. You can make your workout view look any way you’d like, so whether you’re a statistics person or a “one thing at a time” type, you’ll get what you want. We’ll also show you how to customize each kind of workout!

macOS: Archiving a Time Capsule

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

This Quick Tip is about making a backup…of your backup. So if you’re super-paranoid about your file archives, you can make sure that your Time Capsule’s historical data is saved in multiple locations. Hey, where backups are concerned, we think paranoia is good, so come read all about it!

macOS: Saving Out Messages Conversations

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Got some incriminating text messages you’d like to save? Or maybe you don’t want to blackmail your friends and would just like to keep a certain conversation forever and ever? This Quick Tip is for you in either case. We’ll discuss how to save out a single Messages conversation on your Mac!

How to Show the User Library Folder in macOS Sierra

· Jim Tanous · Quick Tip

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Can’t find your user Library folder in macOS Sierra? There are workarounds to temporarily reveal it, but here’s a quick tip to make the user Library folder show up in Finder, and stay there.

macOS: Four Quick Ways to Find and Open Files

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Today’s Quick Tip will give you tricks on finding and opening files within macOS. If you’ve ever wondered what the fastest ways are to do that, then this article’s for you! (Or heck, if you just want to tell us in the comments that we forgot your favorite method, then that’s fine too.)

macOS Sierra: Launching Apps from Unidentified Developers

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

macOS Sierra blocks apps it doesn't trust from launching

macOS Sierra wants to keep you safe from apps that might not have your best interests at heart, say like, ransomware that locks you out of your files until you pay out a couple bitcoin. But what about the apps Sierra won’t let you launch that you know are safe? There’s a fix for that once you know where to look.

iOS 10 Mail: New "Organize by Thread" Options

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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If you like organizing the emails on your iPad or iPhone by thread, then iOS 10’s got a couple of handy new choices for you. In this Quick Tip, we’ll go over them (and we’ll also cover what threading looks like if you’re unfamiliar with it!).

iOS and watchOS: Seeing Historical Heart Rate Data

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Today’s Quick Tip is all about using the iPhone’s Health app to view collected heart rate data from your Apple Watch. If you’ve never looked through that info, then boy, are you gonna be surprised at how much you can see! It’s a little nuts, to be honest.

iOS 10: Deleting Previous Handwritten Messages

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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If you haven’t tried out iOS 10’s new handwriting mode in Messages, you’re gonna want to check out today’s Quick Tip. We’ll cover not only how to use this feature but how to erase the (potentially embarrassing) things you’ve drawn!

iOS: Shake to Undo on iPhone and iPad, and How to Turn it Off

· Bryan Chaffin · Quick Tip

Did you know you can shake your iPhone to undo many of your most-recent tasks? The reality is that many of us do know this, but everyone I’ve talked to—including me—forgets it. Some people will find it handy, though, so let’s take a look at it. For those who don’t like it, Bryan Chaffin will show you how to turn it off.

iOS 10: Drawing on Your Pictures in Messages

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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If you liked Melissa Holt’s Quick Tip about using Photos on the Mac to mark up images, then you’re gonna need to check out this one too. Wanna annoy your friends and family by drawing on the pictures you send them through Messages? Sure you do, and we’ll tell you how!

macOS Sierra: Using Markup in Photos

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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With macOS Sierra, the markup tools we’ve been able to use in Mail and Preview to annotate images have come to Photos, as well, but they’re a bit hidden. Wanna find out how to use them? Then come read this Quick Tip!

iOS 10 Maps: Adding Pit Stops Along Your Route

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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Today’s Quick Tip is about how to use the redesigned Maps app to get directions along your route, so you can stop at a gas station or grab coffee when you’re already navigating somewhere. This feature will even help you figure out how much time making a pit stop will add to your trip, so come find out how to use it!

How to Turn Off Music Auto-Shuffle in iOS 10

· Bryan Chaffin · Quick Tip

Up Next Sheet in Music App in iOS 10.1.1 with Shuffle

Did the Music app in iOS 10 start auto-shuffling your albums? It’s easy to fix, but you have to know where to look. Bryan Chaffin walks you through it.