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Select Non-Contiguous Text in Pages, Keynote, and Numbers 14

By pwsadmin | May 23, 2024 |

The latest versions of the Mac and iPad apps in Apple’s iWork suite—Pages 14, Keynote 14, and Numbers 14—have gained a helpful feature: non-contiguous text selection. By holding down the Command key, you can select chunks of text that aren’t next to each other. For example, imagine you want to make the first part of […]

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Apple Introduces New iPad Air, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil Pro, and Magic Keyboard

By pwsadmin | May 8, 2024 | Comments Off on Apple Introduces New iPad Air, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil Pro, and Magic Keyboard

After no new iPads throughout 2023, Apple has unveiled new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Air and iPad Pro models, plus a more capable Apple Pencil Pro and a redesigned Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro. The company also refined the iPad lineup by dropping the ninth-generation iPad and reducing the price of the tenth-generation iPad to […]

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How to Search Directly in Your Favorite Websites from Safari’s Search Bar

By pwsadmin | Mar 7, 2024 | Comments Off on How to Search Directly in Your Favorite Websites from Safari’s Search Bar

We’re all accustomed to searching the Web generally in Safari by typing in the search field and pressing Return or tapping Go. Most of us are also familiar with the search suggestions that Safari shows below the search field as we type. But did you know that Safari has a feature that lets you use […]

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Help! My Account Has Been Hacked—What Should I Do?

By pwsadmin | Feb 29, 2024 | Comments Off on Help! My Account Has Been Hacked—What Should I Do?

How would you realize that one or more of your Internet accounts—email, social media, financial—have been hacked? (Some prefer the terms “compromised” or “breached”—you may hear them from support techs.) Unfortunately, there’s no telltale warning sign because “hacked” could mean any number of things. Here are some possible indications: People you trust report receiving email […]

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Annoyed by Inline Predictive Text Suggestions? Here’s How to Turn Them Off

By pwsadmin | Feb 27, 2024 | Comments Off on Annoyed by Inline Predictive Text Suggestions? Here’s How to Turn Them Off

In a slight nod to the hype surrounding generative AI, Apple added inline text prediction capabilities to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. They can be helpful, particularly on the iPhone and iPad, where it’s often much easier to tap the Space bar than to finish typing a word or sentence. But that’s less true on […]

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You Can Now Have Zoom Meetings on an Apple TV

By pwsadmin | Feb 22, 2024 | Comments Off on You Can Now Have Zoom Meetings on an Apple TV

When Apple introduced tvOS 17 last September, an eagerly awaited feature was its support for FaceTime calls, using Continuity Camera on an iPhone or iPad to equip an Apple TV with the necessary camera and microphone. FaceTime on the Apple TV requires a second-generation Apple TV 4K or later and an iPhone running iOS 17 […]

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How to Avoid Head-Tracked Spatial Audio for FaceTime Audio Calls

By pwsadmin | Feb 20, 2024 | Comments Off on How to Avoid Head-Tracked Spatial Audio for FaceTime Audio Calls

If you listen to a FaceTime Audio call using AirPods and hear the other person’s voice moving annoyingly from side to side as you turn your head, the problem is likely head-tracked spatial audio. In general, spatial audio attempts to make sounds seem to come from all around you, and its dynamic head-tracking option adjusts […]

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Use iOS 17.3’s Stolen Device Protection to Reduce Harm from iPhone Passcode Thefts

By pwsadmin | Feb 15, 2024 | Comments Off on Use iOS 17.3’s Stolen Device Protection to Reduce Harm from iPhone Passcode Thefts

Last year, a series of articles by Wall Street Journal reporters Joanna Stern and Nicole Nguyen highlighted a troubling form of crime targeting iPhone users. A thief would discover the victim’s iPhone passcode, swipe the iPhone, and run. With just the passcode, the thief could quickly change the victim’s Apple ID password, lock them out […]

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Too Many Windows Open? Close Them All Quickly with These Tricks

By pwsadmin | Feb 13, 2024 | Comments Off on Too Many Windows Open? Close Them All Quickly with These Tricks

Have you ever selected a bunch of files and accidentally opened them all by double-clicking one? Or perhaps inadvertently pressed Command-I to get info, ending up with oodles of open Info windows? Here’s a quick way to recover. You can close all the windows in any well-written app with judicious use of the Option key. […]

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If Mail Fails to Send, Try, Try Again (Instead of Changing Servers)

By pwsadmin | Feb 8, 2024 | Comments Off on If Mail Fails to Send, Try, Try Again (Instead of Changing Servers)

Sometimes, something goes wrong, causing Mail on the Mac to have trouble sending a message. When it does, you may see an error like the one below, encouraging you with a default button to try another configured server. Don’t do it! Always click Try Later. If that still doesn’t work, contact your favorite tech support […]

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