iOS 10: How to Disable (Some) Haptic Feedback on iPhone 7

· Bryan Chaffin · Quick Tip

Settings > Sounds & Haptics

iPhone 7 includes more haptic feedback than previous iPhones, including vibrations for buttons and wheels. You can turn some of these vibrations off. Bryan Chaffin shows you how.

iOS 10: Apps are Gaining 3D Touch Widgets and They're Freakin Sweet

· David Chartier · Quick Tip

3D Touch is pretty useful, though you might need to spend some time learning new muscle memory for it. In iOS 10, it gets even more useful with a new trick when strong pressing an app’s icon: 3D Touch widgets.

Use a Password Manager to Store Your Driver's License and Passport

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

Store a photo of your drivers license in 1Password

Storing your driver’s license or passport information on your computer in a text file or as a photograph may be convenient, but it also makes it easier for anyone with access to your hard drive—including hackers—to steal your identity. Modern password managers, like 1Password and LastPass, solve that problem by encrypting your sensitive data and keeping it away from prying eyes.

Save Bandwidth with iMessage Images Using Low Quality Mode

· Bryan Chaffin · Quick Tip

iMessage Low Quality Mode

iOS 10 has something called Low Quality Mode for images you send out in iMessage. When active, Low Quality Mode reduces any images you are sending out to approximately 100K. This can save you a lot of cellular data usage, especially if you’re sending out photographs you take on your iPhone.

Where Did Music Controls in iOS 10 Control Center Go? - Swipe Left, Dude

· Bryan Chaffin · Quick Tip

iOS 10 Control Center Music

One of the many changes in iOS 10 is Control Center. The most striking change is that controls for music are gone. Well, it turns out they aren’t gone, they’ve just been moved. To access them, swipe left in Control Center.  Bryan Chaffin has pictures, with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one.

iOS 10: How to Use Your iPhone as a Magnifying Lens

· Jeff Gamet · How-To

iOS 10 magnifying lens feature in action

If you really stretch the whole “the best camera is the one you have with you” thing, you can say the same about magnifying lenses, too. Since your iPhone is always with you—hence, the best camera line—why not use it as a magnifying lens, too? That’s exactly what you can do in iOS 10.

macOS Sierra: Using Picture-in-Picture

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Today’s Quick Tip is all about the new macOS Sierra picture-in-picture feature, which’ll let you pop out a player in which to watch your iTunes media or supported Web content. It’s new and it’s neat, so come check it out!

iOS 10 Music Player: Where Are the Shuffle and Repeat Buttons?

· John Martellaro · Tips

iOS 10 makes some nice changes to the music player app. Unfortunately, the Repeat and Shuffle buttons no longer appear at the bottom of the Now Playing screen.  Where’d they go?  It’s easy, and John explains.

macOS Sierra: How to Use Tabbed Windows

· Jeff Gamet · How-To

macOS Sierra tabbed windows

Now that macOS Sierra is out, you can use the tabbed window goodness you’re familiar with in Safari and the Finder in pretty much any app. Tabbed app windows are a system-level thing, so there’s a good chance the apps you use every day already support the feature. Read on to see how it works.

iOS 10: Replying to Messages from the Lock Screen

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

With iOS 10, you can reply to texts right from your lock screen! Neat! Unless…well, unless you really don’t want just anyone to be able to do that, in which case you’ll want to turn this feature off. We’ll tell you both how to do this and how not to in today’s Quick Tip.

How-to Change Haptic Feedback on iPhone 7 Home Button

· Bryan Chaffin · Quick Tip

iPhone 7 Home Button Choose Your Click

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus comes with a buttonless Home Button. It features haptic feedback courtesy of Apple’s Taptic Engine. When you set up a new iPhone 7/Plus, you’re asked to choose between three levels of haptic feedback. You can change this whenever you want. Bryan Chaffin shows you how.

The Big iOS 10 Features That Aren't Available on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c

· Jim Tanous · Quick Tip

ios 10 iphone 5c

You don’t need to be running the latest and greatest hardware to upgrade to iOS 10, but that doesn’t mean you’ll get all of iOS 10’s great new features, either. Here are some of the big features you’ll miss out on if you’re running an iPhone 5 or 5c, and why you should still upgrade anyway.

watchOS 3: Three Cool New Features

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Today’s Quick Tip is about watchOS 3 and some neat stuff you can do with it, including using the new Breathe feature, sharing your activity with others, and pausing workouts. We’re pretty excited!

Understanding 'Press Home to Open' and 'Press Home to Unlock' in iOS 10

· Jim Tanous · Quick Tip

iOS 10 kills the famous “slide to unlock” and introduces a whole new way of accessing your iPhone. Here’s how Raise to Wake, TouchID, and the lock screen all now work, and how you can (mostly) change it back to the old unlock method if you want.

Disable 'Reduce Motion' to See New iOS 10 Message Effects

· Jim Tanous · Quick Tip

iphone imessage effects

Having trouble creating or seeing the new Bubble and Screen Effects in the iOS 10 Messages app? The culprit may be an iOS Accessibility setting. Check out our quick tip for a possible solution as to why your iMessages suddenly seem so dull compared to everyone else.

macOS Sierra: Configuring Siri

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

macOS Sierra Siri

With the upcoming release of macOS Sierra, Siri’s finally available on our computers! In this Quick Tip, we’ll show you how to use it and tell you what you’ll do if you need to make changes to how it works (such as switching which keyboard shortcut invokes it).

Quick Tip: iCloud Can Now Backup and Restore Health Data

· David Chartier · Quick Tip

In the past, switching to a new iPhone meant your options were limited if you wanted to bring along your Health data. Fortunately, Apple recently gave us a new option, but there are still some caveats.

Mail: Using "Erase Deleted Items"

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Mail on the Mac is the subject of this Quick Tip, and we’re gonna discuss how to clear out your trash in moments. We’ll also go over setting how long each of your accounts waits before it empties its own trash automatically. That’ll help you keep stuff neat and clean, too!

iPhone 6s/6s Plus: Quickly Go to Important Settings

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Today’s Quick Tip is about a…well, quick way you can access some options, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, within the Settings app on your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. Need to join a network? This’ll make it fast!