If you work with Pages and Word files across platforms, say on a Mac and Windows PC, you may occasionally run into file compatibility issues between the computers and software. For example, maybe you’re having trouble opening a Pages document within Word, or you passed a document along to a friend or colleague who is having issues opening the document. In these situations, it can be favorable to convert a pages file to a Word document, which you can do right from a Mac.
Do you want to use an external webcam for video calls on your Mac? It’s pretty easy to switch a webcam in macOS, but the procedure may slightly vary depending on the software you use. We’ll cover switching the webcam used by the Mac with FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom.
Did you know that you can store photos and view them on your Apple Watch? This is a feature that can be handy if you want quick access to your favorite album, or if you like to set photos as custom watch faces. Thankfully, this can be done within seconds.
Want to remove a phone number used by iMessage or FaceTime on iPhone or iPad? If you use iMessage and FaceTime, you might be interested in updating or removing the phone number you used with your account at some point – perhaps you had a second line you are no longer using, or maybe you no longer use a particular phone number for example. So let’s go over the process of updating and removing phone numbers used by iMessage and FaceTime in iOS and ipadOS.
Have you ever wanted to use a separate Apple ID for FaceTime on the Mac? Maybe for privacy reasons, or because you have another Apple ID from a job, that you want to use to communicate on your Mac, or some other unique situation. Apple allows you to change the Apple ID you use specifically for FaceTime, so this is technically possible.
Did you pre-order something but now you’re having second thoughts? Changed your mind on a movie or music album that you pre-ordered on the iTunes Store? Don’t worry, because you haven’t wasted your money just yet. All you need to do is cancel your pre-order and this is something that can be done within a matter of seconds.
Wondering if a Mac is still under warranty? Do you want to check the warranty status of your Mac? In that case, you’ll be excited to learn about the method that we’ll be covering here as it doesn’t require you to get your Mac’s serial number to check a Macs Apple Care status.
Did you manage to accidentally lose or forget your Apple Watch passcode? Don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world. You can get back full access to your Apple Watch by simply resetting it and you can do this right from your paired iPhone.
Do you want to store a lot of photos on your Apple Watch? In that case, you may want to change how many photos can be stored on your watch. If you’re interested in learning how to increase or decrease the photo storage limit on Apple Watch, read along.
If you have plenty of unused iCloud storage space, then you may be interested in sharing your allocated space with family or even friends. Thanks to Apple’s Family Sharing feature, it doesn’t cost the other person a penny and you can share your storage right from your iOS and iPadOS devices.
Are you bored of using the ringtones that came preinstalled on your iPhone? Or perhaps, you want to use one of your favorite songs as your default ringtone? In that case, you might want to take a look at all the available offerings on Apple’s Tone Store.
Apple has released new public beta versions of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, MacOS Monterey, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15. The beta updates are available now to all users participating in the public beta testing programs.
Do you want to know how to contact emergency services for any reason? In that case, you’ll be pleased to know that all iPhone models offer an emergency SOS feature that’s very easy to access at the press of a button.
Apple has released the fourth beta version of MacOS Monterey to Mac users participating in the beta testing program for Mac system software. The developer beta is available now and is typically soon followed by the same build for public beta testers.
MacOS Monterey will include new features and improvements to the Mac operating system, including FaceTime Screen Sharing, Live Text which allows for selecting text in images, Universal Control which allows for sharing a mouse and keyboard across a Mac and iPad, changes to Safari tabs and Safari appearance, Quick Notes which allow for app specific notes, Shortcuts for Mac, Low Power Mode for Mac laptops, changes to Photos, Maps, Messages, and many other smaller improvements and adjustments.
Apple has released the fourth beta versions of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to users enrolled in the iPhone and iPad system software beta testing programs. Typically the developer beta rolls out first and is soon followed by the same build for public beta testers.
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 include various new features and improvements, including FaceTime screen sharing and a grid view of FaceTime participants, Focus feature for Do Not Disturb, redesigned Notifications, redesigned Safari tabs and tab grouping experience, Safari extensions, Live Text allowing for text selection within images, changes to Maps and Health app, changes to Photos and Music app, improvements to Spotlight, a redesigned Weather app for iPhone, and much more. iPadOS 15 also includes iPad specific features, like the ability to move widgets anywhere on the Home Screen, and some changes to how multitasking works.
Do you want to change the desktop background on your Mac? Perhaps, you don’t like the default macOS wallpaper or you just want to use a custom image of your choice as the background? Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do on a macOS machine.
Apple has released iOS 14.7.1 for iPhone and iPadOS 14.7.1 for iPad, the updates include “important security updates” and are therefore recommended for all users to install onto their compatible devices.
For iPhone users, the iOS 14.7.1 update also resolves an issue with Touch ID iPhone models being unable to unlock an Apple Watch.
Apple has released MacOS Big Sur 11.5.1 update for Mac users running Big Sur. The update “provides important security updates” for an apparently actively exploited issue, and is therefore recommended by Apple to install for all eligible Mac users.
Despite being a single security update, the download for Macs is nearly 3GB.