This Quick Tip is all about adding a custom image to your iOS playlists, so if you don’t like the look of the default album artwork Apple uses, you can switch it up! We’ve got the music-picture-changin’ details inside.
It isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do yet, but it’s definitely possible as of the latest macOS High Sierra beta.
You can scan documents in Apple Notes with an iPhone or iPad. On an iPad with Apple Pencil, you can even sign a document after you scan it.
While quite a few folks bemoaned yet another change to the Control Center in iOS 11, Jeff Butts has grown to love its flexibility, modularity, and ability to make life with the iPhone or iPad even more productive.
This can be particularly useful when you’re generating a password for a website or service that (inexplicably) limits which special characters you can use.
You can store more than passwords securely in Keychain Access, and Melissa Holt shows you how.
It was easier than Jeff Butts thought, except for a couple of fairly major, but solvable, issues.
This was an incredibly fun project that turned out better than I expected.
You’ll be pleased to learn how easy this feature is to use, if you haven’t already discovered it.
You may not like it at first, because it’s different, but once you get used to it you’ll wonder why Apple didn’t do it this way in the first place.
The Mac’s Help Viewer window always floats on top of other apps, unless you know Melissa Holt’s trick for making it behave.
Bryan Chaffin recently found this incredibly helpful in recovering a Bitcoin wallet he thought permanently lost, and wants to show others where it is. [Updated with more info.]
FileVault protects your Mac’s data from prying eyes, and a firmware password helps protect your computer. Melissa Holt shows how the feature works.
You can quickly and easily find out which apps you need to respond to.
It’s amazing what the cameras in our iPhones are capable of.
John Gruber penned a piece at Daring Fireball with this premise: iOS is so good at managing background apps that you never need to force quit them. He is 100% correct that this is true about iOS and most apps. Unfortunately, as with most general advice, there are exceptions. We’ll show you how to find them.
Just like the Mac, the iPhone and iPad have a Print Center where you can see and cancel what you’re printing—if you know where to look.
Luckily, there’s a way to make that much more difficult.