3 iPhone 7 Plus Tips to Help Make Your Flight More Productive

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

Stay more productive even on long flights when you can't have your MacBook or iPad

The Trump administration appears set to ban MacBooks, iPads, and other large electronics from even more flights to the United States. Jeff Butts has some tips for how you can make the most of your iPhone to be more productive during those long flights home.

How to Prevent Photos and iTunes from Opening Automatically

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you’re getting sick of watching programs bounce in your Dock just because you plugged your iPhone into your Mac to charge it, then boy, have we got a Quick Tip for you! Melissa Holt’s going to tell us how to stop Photos and iTunes from opening automatically.

iOS: What To Do When Your Public Wi-Fi Won't Connect All the Way

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi hotspots are terrific, when they work. Unfortunately, sometimes they get hung up and won’t deliver the proper login page. Jeff Butts shows you what to do when your favorite public Wi-Fi hotspot won’t connect to the internet, and you really want to get back to surfing the web.

There's a Bug in File Sharing Between Windows and iOS 10.3 - Here's a Workaround

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

File Sharing between Windows and iOS 10.3 is borked

Here’s a fun bug if you regularly deal with file names that include non-English characters. You can transfer such files to your iOS 10.3 device from Windows, but they won’t actually appear in your app. Fortunately, Jeff Butts has located a workaround that you can use until Apple squishes the bug.

iOS: If You 3D Touch Call from Phone App, Fun Stuff Happens

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

3D Touch Call

Jeff Butts found a cool new trick his iPhone could do this weekend. From the Phone app, you can 3D Touch call a number to bring up quick and useful actions. Check out how it works and decide whether it’s useful for you or not.

iOS 10: Get Started with iCloud Keychain

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

iCloud Keychain

If you’re smart with login information, you set a different, highly complex password for every site you use. Remembering all of them can be a real pain, though. Jeff Butts shows you how iCloud Keychain can help with that struggle.

macOS: Finding the Hidden Advanced Display Preferences

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Display Preferences

When you look at Display Preferences in macOS and remember what choices you used to have, you may wonder what happened to things like Detect Displays. Jeff Butts has found that a simple keypress is all it takes to get that option, and more, for advanced tweaking of your Mac’s display.

macOS: How To Use Apple Watch to Auto Unlock Your Mac

· Andrew Orr · How-To

Andrew Orr recently bought his first Apple Watch, and wanted to set up auto unlock for his MacBook. He shows us how to do it so you can have a password on your Mac without having to type it in.

iOS: How To Back Up Voice Memos To iCloud

· Andrew Orr · How-To

Andrew Orr found that voice memos aren’t backed up to ICloud Drive. Instead, it’s something you have to do manually. There are multiple locations to choose from, and Andrew shows us how to back up voice memos to iCloud.

iCloud: Uploading Files from a Browser

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Want to grab some photos off of your work machine and send them to your Mac at home? Need to get some files from a friend’s computer? If so, check out this Quick Tip from Melissa Holt. She’s going to tell us how to use the upload feature of iCloud.com to sync files and pictures right from any browser!

iOS: Assisted GPS and Why iPhone GPS Can't Be Perfect All the Time

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

iPhone GPS doesn't just rely on satellites

It’s great being able to use your iPhone to find out where you are or where a picture came from, but why isn’t the information always right? Jeff Butts explains how Assisted GPS works and why it leads sometimes to less-than-perfect results.

watchOS: Don't Automatically Install Apple Watch Apps

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Don't automatically install Apple Watch apps

When first setting up an Apple Watch, you have to decide whether or not to install all apps or not. If you configured your iPhone to automatically install Apple Watch apps, you might have learned you don’t like that option. Jeff Butts provides you quick instructions to stop your iPhone from automatically cluttering your Apple Watch with every available app.

Unsubscribe, Unsubscribe Again, and then Unsubscribe Some More

· Bob LeVitus · Quick Tip

Unsubscribe from Email Lists

In this excerpt from Working Smarter for Mac Users, a new eBook by Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, he says It takes time to read the subject line of a message, and it takes more time to open a message and scan its contents. So when you get mail from a commercial entity, a list, store, or group, you should ask yourself, “do I ever read these?” If the answer is “no,” or even “maybe,” look for the unsubscribe link (usually at or near the end of the message) and click it.


macOS: Recover Lost Tabs and Windows in Safari

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

In this Quick Tip, Melissa Holt’s gonna go over how to restore tabs or windows you accidentally closed in Safari. So if you’re one of those folks who keeps 75 tabs open and would be devastated if they went away, this trick’s for you!

macOS: Make Your Spotlight Searches Better with the Kind Operator

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Spotlight search using the Kind operator

When you are looking for something specific on your Mac with Spotlight, you might get overwhelmed with the search results. Jeff Butts has become a Spotlight search pro thanks to a simple operator. Read along as he shows you how it works and some of what you can do with it.

A Network Scanner Helps You Secure Your Wi-Fi Router

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Network scanner

When you secure your Wi-Fi or wired router, a network scanner is an essential utility you should have on your Mac and iOS device. Jeff Butts has explored several options for letting you know what devices are connected to your network, and gives you an overview of what they can and cannot do.