With Storms Increasing, Protect Your Tech Gear from Damaging Power Fluctuations

It has been a tough year for extreme weather events. While the connection between weather and technology may seem tenuous, heat waves, high winds, and lightning strikes can play havoc with all sorts of powered and networked electronic devices. […]

Tips for Getting Back to Work Faster After Restarting Your Mac

Do you avoid updates because you’ll have to start all over and reassemble your workspace? Take a moment to adjust these settings and never lose your place again.

Learn to Identify and Eliminate Phishing Notifications

Don’t let websites send you spammy and fraudulent notifications

Apple Is Shutting Down My Photo Stream — Switch to iCloud Photos

Apple is shutting down the My Photo Stream service, the company’s first iCloud-based effort at helping users sync photos between devices.

At WWDC23, Apple Releases New Macs, Previews New OS Features, and Unveils Vision Pro

The hugely anticipated event delivered previews of iOS and iPadOS 17 & macOS Sonoma, new Mac hardware, and the unveiling of the mixed-reality Apple Vision Pro headset, due next year.

Apple Starts Releasing Rapid Security Responses for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac

By now, you’ve probably seen a new form of update for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS: the Rapid Security Response. Early in May, Apple released the first instances of these updates, which the company had promised for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS 13 Ventura when those operating systems were first announced. Let’s answer some of the questions we’ve been hearing.

Understanding Apple’s First Rapid Security Response

How to Turn Mail’s Rich Website Previews into Plain Links

Sometimes apps can be too helpful. Apple’s Mail on the Mac likes to turn pasted URLs into graphically rich previews, and sometimes that’s OK. But you may want to send a plain link, so the recipient can see its text.

Set Your Apple Watch Clock Ahead a Few Minutes to Avoid Being Late

Those who tend to cut things tight have a time-honored tradition of setting their watches ahead by a few minutes. You can do this with your Apple Watch, too.

What to Do If Your iPhone Takes a Plunge

No one intends to drop their iPhone in a pool or fall off a boat with their iPhone in a pocket. But accidents happen. Happily, Apple has designed the iPhone with significant levels of splash and water resistance, so brief exposure to rain or even a quick dunk might not cause any problems.