iOS 12: New Control Center Gesture for iPad

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

iOS 12 Notifications, Control Center, and App Switcher gestures on iPad

iOS 12 improves gesture consistency, at least a little, and one of the places you’ll see that is in Control Center on the iPad. Here’s how the new gesture works.

iOS 11 Control Center Needs a VPN Button

· Jeff Gamet · Editorial

iPhone X Control Center with a VPN button

You can’t enable your VPN service from Control Center in iOS 11. That seems like a feature begging to happen.

iOS 11: How to Take Notes from the iPhone's Lock Screen

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

iOS 11

If you use the built-in Notes app on your iPhone, then this Quick Tip will be right up your alley. With iOS 11, you can access your notes right from your lock screen, eliminating the need to unlock your device to start jotting down your thoughts. We’ve got the details!

How to Flash Your iPhone's LED from Your Apple Watch

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE

You may know that you can use your Apple Watch to locate your iPhone, but did you know that you can make your phone flash its LED, too? In today’s Quick Tip, we’ve got the details on just how you can do so!

iPhone X: Using Reachability to Get to Control Center

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

iPhone X Reachability gesture - swipe down from the bottom of the screen

With Reachability on the iPhone X, accessing Control Center is easier than you think. Come read this Quick Tip and find out how to use this one-handed Accessibility feature to bring everything closer to you!

iPhone X: How to Access Control Center

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

iPhone X Control Center gesture: swipe down from the right horn

Apple jumbled up gestures for the iPhone X, so now there’s a new way to access Control Center.

iOS 11: Adding the Magnifier to Control Center

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

iOS 11

The “Magnifier” feature on iOS has been around for a while, but now you can add it to Control Center for quick access. We’ll show you how to do that (and why you’d want to!) in today’s Quick Tip.

Dow Jones Fake News, Cook’s Barnstorm Tour, iOS 11 Control Center - ACM 432

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Logo

Tim Cook continues to raise his profile, tweeting more publicity photos of his visits to lots of places, including a Normandy war cemetery. Bryan and Jeff reexamine the idea that Mr. Cook may be thinking of political office. They also talk about Dow Jones’s brief flirtation with publishing fake news about Apple, and how Apple has changed the way on/off buttons work in iOS.

Customizing the iOS 11 Control Center

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

iOS 11 Control Center

This is probably one of Jeff Butts’s favorite new features in iOS 11, since it lets him set up Control Center exactly the way that best suits how he uses his iPhone.

How to Use the iOS 11 Control Center

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

How to Use the iOS 11 Control Center Lead

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.