Apple recently released system updates for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. If you have automatic updates turned on (as I recommended here), then your devices will automatically install these updates over the next few days. Here’s a quick overview.
It is said that “the best camera is the one you have with you.” These days we carry our smart phones, with their amazing cameras, with us most of the time. It’s so easy to snap a picture anywhere, at any time, that we end up with a huge number of photos on our phones.
Have you ever struggled to find a particular photo that you just know is there? There is an easy way to find almost any picture in your photo library.
Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. This means that after that date they will no longer issue security and feature updates nor will they provide support. While it may seem that there is plenty of time to worry about this, if you’re using a PC that is running Windows 7, doing some planning and preparation now will help make the transition smoother.
Entering text is probably the most common thing we do on our devices, whether it’s sending a message, writing an email, or jotting down a note. How often do you mistype something and need to correct it? There is a relatively new, and much easier way to go back and change text you’ve already typed.
We all have become familiar with using a search engine, such as Google, to find things on the internet. Our devices have a similar feature that makes it very easy to find things both on our devices and online. It’s surprisingly powerful and useful.
I’ve written previously about how using strong, unique passwords and also ensuring that your devices are always up-to-date are important ways to stay secure online. In this article, I’m going to cover how to ensure that you are the only one that can sign in to your account. It’s called two-factor authentication, which is quite a mouthful, but is simple to set up, simple to use, and is a big improvement over just using a password.
I do a lot of reading on my iPad and iPhone. Often, when reading a news article, book, or web page, there is something I see that I want more information about. I might want to see the definition of a word, or get more details about a phrase. If you find yourself in the same situation, there is a very easy way to look up definitions and get more information when using your iPhone and iPad.
Computer scams, privacy concerns, and security issues are in the news almost every day. Staying safe and secure online takes a little bit of diligence but it’s worth the effort because the amount of work you’ll have if you are hacked is much, much worse. Previously, I talked about how using strong passwords is one key to staying secure. Another important way to stay secure is to make sure you keep your devices up to date. Luckily, this is easier than it has been in the past.