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How to stream music to your stereo without an AirPort Express

How to stream music to your stereo without an AirPort Express

Apple’s old base station had a feature many loved: it was an AirPlay music streamer.

05/28/2020

How to use Zoom or FaceTime with an Apple TV (or any TV)

How to use Zoom or FaceTime with an Apple TV (or any TV)

Make other people’s faces larger, but watch out for the audio.

05/26/2020

The problem with Apple Mail’s junk filtering

The problem with Apple Mail’s junk filtering

If your email provider changes how it marks messages as spam, they have to provide controls, too.

05/25/2020

Tips for replacing an Apple AirPort network

Tips for replacing an Apple AirPort network

With Apple’s Wi-Fi base station units ever older in people’s homes, here’s how to replace them.

05/21/2020

Your iPhone unexpectedly says you’re trying to log in from far away. Time to change your password!

Your iPhone unexpectedly says you’re trying to log in from far away. Time to change your password!

With Apple’s two-factor authentication, any alert you get about a far-away log in should be heeded.

05/15/2020

Photos for macOS stops syncing? Here’s one way to fix it

Photos for macOS stops syncing? Here’s one way to fix it

You may need to force a full iCloud Photos resynchronization.

05/13/2020

Do you use Wi-Fi Calling? Here's how to check if it’s active on your iPhone

Do you use Wi-Fi Calling? Here's how to check if it’s active on your iPhone

Wi-Fi Calling is a helpful feature in improving call quality, but seems to turn itself off.

05/11/2020

How to share downloaded apps across users on a Mac

How to share downloaded apps across users on a Mac

Apple lets every user on a Mac launch apps available to all users, but the licensing may trip you up.

05/08/2020

Why you might have a different count of images in Photos in different places

Why you might have a different count of images in Photos in different places

Referencing images on your Mac will prevent their upload, among other factors.

05/05/2020

How to mute audio on your Mac browser when you don’t know where it’s coming from

How to mute audio on your Mac browser when you don’t know where it’s coming from

All major desktop browsers offer a simple way to see which tabs are playing sound and quickly mute them.

05/01/2020

Take safety seriously: Stop using bulgy batteries and smoking monitors

Take safety seriously: Stop using bulgy batteries and smoking monitors

Working from home may be leading people to making decisions that can endanger their health and safety.

04/30/2020

How to use a new monitor with an old Mac

How to use a new monitor with an old Mac

A lot of the focus has been plugging old Apple displays into newer Macs, but the reverse is possible, too, if it’s got enough ports.

04/29/2020

How to use iCloud to cope with a Mac that’s low on storage

How to use iCloud to cope with a Mac that’s low on storage

Before you try to migrate your data, you need to make changes and potentially change subscriptions.

04/27/2020

Having problems with Bluetooth audio quality on a Mac? Here are ways to fix it

Having problems with Bluetooth audio quality on a Mac? Here are ways to fix it

Some Bluetooth devices use a lower-quality audio method when acting as both a mic and a speaker or headphones.

04/24/2020

How to get bill-pay and financial sites to work in Safari

How to get bill-pay and financial sites to work in Safari

Is your bank, credit-union, or credit-card site not working? They may be using an insecure approach.

04/22/2020

How to use your Mac to get more info about your iCloud Drive storage

How to use your Mac to get more info about your iCloud Drive storage

Files for iOS and iPadOS omits nested information on folders. You need to use a Mac to get the information you need.

04/20/2020

How to export and delete attachments from Messages

How to export and delete attachments from Messages

Apple offers several ways to work with attachments, if you can find them.

04/16/2020

How to tell whether a USB-C cable can carry high-wattage power and Thunderbolt 3 data

How to tell whether a USB-C cable can carry high-wattage power and Thunderbolt 3 data

This many years into USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, it can still be confusing as what carries what.

04/14/2020

How to disable content blockers on a per-site basis in macOS Safari

How to disable content blockers on a per-site basis in macOS Safari

Websites have become more aggressive about anti-blocker technology. Here’s what you can do.

04/06/2020

macOS Catalina: How to delete images from manually-created albums in Photos

macOS Catalina: How to delete images from manually-created albums in Photos

Apple changed how you delete media within a manually created album in Photos for macOS 10.15. Here’s the trick.

04/03/2020

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