How to Send a Starbucks Gift Card Through Messages

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

For today’s Quick Tip, we’re going over how to use Messages to send your pal a Starbucks gift card (if you’re into that sort of thing). This uses Apple Pay to charge you, too, so you don’t have to pass your payment info through Starbucks. Neat!

iOS 12: Manage Notifications with Instant Tuning

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

Notification Center Instant Tuning in iOS 12 on iPhone

Notifications in iOS 12 has a feature called Instant Tuning that lets you set specific notifications so they appear only when you look in Notification Center. Here’s how it works.

How to Use Siri to Get Betting Odds

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Hey Siri

This is a bit weird. Okay, very weird. Siri can actually get you the odds on sports matchups, and though we’ve got the details in this Quick Tip, we’re still shaking our heads a bit at this strange feature.

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.

Reclaim iCloud Storage Space by Deleting Old Backups

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Running out of iCloud space? Check your device backups! Depending on how you migrated to any new devices, you may have old info stuck on Apple’s servers, and cleaning it out could save you money from not having to upgrade your storage plan.

iOS 12: How to Set Up Your Bedtime Alarm

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

Do Not Disturb During Bedtime settings in iOS 12 Clock app

iOS 12 has a new feature called Do Not Disturb at Bedtime to help keep you from having your sleep disturbed. Here’s how to set it up.

iOS 12: How to Add a Second Person to Face ID

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

Face ID Alternate Appearance settings for Face ID in iOS 12

iOS 12 lets you add a second person to Face ID so you and someone else can unlock your iPhone without having to enter the passcode. Here’s how to set it up.

iOS 11: How to Wake Up to Your Own Music

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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For today’s Quick Tip, we’re going over how to set your own music on an alarm…so if waking up to the joyous sounds of heavy metal is your thing, we’ve got you covered.

How to Enable Instagram Two-factor Authentication

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

Instagram two-factor authentication setup on iPhone

Instagram accounts are getting hacked in big numbers right now so you should enable two-factor authentication on your account. Read on to learn how.

Here's How to Stop Google from Tracking Your Location

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

Google stop tracking location

Google loves collecting as much data on our activities as it can, and that includes your location—even if you thought you disabled the “feature.” Here’s how to really stop Google from logging where you are.

How to Use 1Password's Demo Mode

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

For today’s Quick Tip, we’re going over a little-known feature of AgileBits’ 1Password—the so-called demo vault that you can use to show off the iOS app without revealing your own data. We love 1Password for features like this one!

macOS: Creating Templates in Pages and Word

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Both Apple’s Pages program and Microsoft Word have a way to create and save a custom template, so if you need a letterhead for your business, for example, you can do that without having to use “Save As” every time (and without the risk of overwriting your original file). Today’s Quick Tip has all of the details!

macOS: Changing How Mail Saves Attachments

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Apple’s Mail program has a nifty way of handling certain attachment types, so if your Mac’s storage is at a premium, you can change how this works to save space. We’ve got the details in today’s Quick Tip!

macOS: Show All of the Passwords for an AirPort Base Station

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

CIA's Cherry Blossom WiFi router hack list doesn't include AirPort Basestation

If you’re using a Time Capsule or an AirPort Express or Extreme, then you should know that there’s a way to pull together all of the passwords associated with one of those devices for easy safekeeping. Screenshot this and put it in your password manager or print it out and throw it in your safe, and you’ll have all of your network info secured!

How to Fix the "Date and Time" macOS High Sierra Bug

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

15-inch and 13-inch MacBook Pro owners say there's a weird clicking sound coming from their laptop

Over the last couple of weeks, Melissa Holt has come across a weird date and time bug that’s affecting users after updating to macOS High Sierra (or migrating to a new machine). In this Quick Tip, she’s got the details on how to squash this bug (and what you might look for if your problem persists).

iOS 11: How to Delete Incorrect Website Passwords

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

In today’s Quick Tip, we’ve got instructions for how to find, edit, and delete website passwords under iOS 11…including how you can see what passwords are stored for any particular site. This is handy if your device is autofilling the wrong information!