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Read Without Distractions on the iPhone with Safari Reader

Do you sometimes find it hard to read articles on your iPhone due to ads, banners, extraneous layout, social media icons, and too-small fonts? We often do, and there’s a quick fix! Reader view. Tap at the left of the site’s domain name in the address bar, then tap Show Reader View to switch to […]

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For Faster, Easier Photo Sharing, Try an iCloud Link

It’s easy to share a single photo from your iPhone or iPad with a friend, but if you want to share a bunch of photos or lengthy videos, sending them in Messages or Mail might not work or could impact your (and your recipients’) data caps. In iOS 12, Apple added a clever feature that […]

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Apple Updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard and Twice the Storage

In a move that completes the transition of the MacBook line from the troubled butterfly keyboard to the Magic Keyboard, Apple has released a new 13-inch MacBook Pro. The company also doubled the amount of storage in each of the standard configurations while keeping prices the same, and it ramped up the specs in the […]

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Strategies for Moving from Mojave to Catalina

For most people, it’s time to upgrade to Catalina. Most software now works with Catalina’s bifurcated drive approach that puts the system on a separate, read-only volume from your data and apps. We’ve all had several months to come to terms with the fact that old 32-bit apps won’t even launch in Catalina. And Apple […]

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Open for Business!

Ask Adam will continue providing friendly, expert Apple-focused tech support using phone, videoconferencing, and screen sharing during the spread of COVID-19. Remote checkups are free through June for new clients! COVID-19 Precautions We are taking the presence of COVID-19 in our community extremely seriously. Effective immediately, all Ask Adam support will be remote-only until the […]

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Preparing Your Organization for a Possible COVID-19 Quarantine

As of this writing, the respiratory disease COVID-19 has caused nearly 3000 deaths and infected over 80,000 people worldwide. There are relatively few known cases in North America currently, but that could change quickly. For high-quality information about COVID-19, turn to the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For […]

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When should I upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina?

Apple’s new macOS 10.15 Catalina is upon us! Like all major operating system releases, Apple has been talking it up since it was introduced at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference in June. It will feature new Music, TV, and Podcasts apps to replace iTunes. Photos, Reminders, and Notes all get major upgrades. A new Mac […]

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iOS 13 Replaces 3D Touch with Tap-and-Hold

Do you use 3D Touch on your iPhone? From 2015 through 2018, every iPhone from the iPhone 6s through the iPhone XS supported 3D Touch, other than the iPhone SE and iPhone XR. With 3D Touch, you could (sometimes) press a control, and then press a little harder to make additional options appear. But because […]

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Transfer Everything from Your Old iPhone to Your New One with Quick Start

Apple is making the migration from an old phone to a new one even easier this time around with Quick Start. All you have to do is turn on the new iPhone and place it next to a current iPhone running iOS 12.4 or later. When you see the prompt asking if you want to […]

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1Password

Ask Adam loves 1Password. Everybody needs a password manager — whether we like it or not, we all have dozens (and some of us have hundreds) of passwords to keep track of. Without a secure place to write them down, most people do very dangerous things like using the same password again and again, or […]