<img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/export-passwords-from-safari-to-ease-the-move-to-a-password-manager.jpg">Although Apple has improved the built-in password management features in macOS and iOS (you can now add notes to password entries!), third-party password managers like 1Password and LastPass are still more capable. For those still getting started using a password manager, another new capability will ease the transition: Safari password export. To export a CSV […]
<img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/use-face-id-while-wearing-a-mask-in-ios-15-4.jpg">Shortly after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple made it so your Apple Watch could unlock your Face ID-enabled iPhone when you were wearing a mask. Starting in iOS 15.4, the company has taken the next step and enabled Face ID on the iPhone 12 and later to work even when you’re wearing a […]
<img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/extend-your-battery-life-in-macos-12-monterey-with-low-power-mode.jpg">We’ve become accustomed to our iPhones and iPads switching into Low Power Mode to preserve battery life, and you can enable it manually if you want to reduce power usage for a day. New in macOS 12 Monterey for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro is a similar feature, though you must enable it manually. […]
<img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/where-to-check-macos-ios-ipados-and-icloud-storage-status.jpg">There’s little more frustrating than running out of space, which always seems to happen at just the wrong time. Luckily, Apple makes it easy to check any time, before it becomes a problem. On the Mac, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu and click Storage. On an iPhone or iPad, navigate to Settings […]
<img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/shrink-apps-to-prevent-the-macbook-pro-notch-from-obscuring-app-controls.jpg">The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models feature a camera housing built into the screen, resulting in a notch like that on the iPhone. Most developers are updating their apps to ensure that no controls or menu bar items appear blocked or hidden by the notch, but if you use an older app that […]
<img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/after-upgrading-to-ios-15-check-do-not-disturb-in-focus-settings.jpg">In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple expanded the concept of Do Not Disturb to what it calls Focus. You can create a Focus for different types of activities, so only specific people and apps can break through your cone of silence at appropriate times. Focus subsumes the old Do Not Disturb functionality, and your […]
<img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/about-that-worrying-message-saying-your-password-has-been-breached.jpg">In iOS 14, Apple added a feature that warns you when one of your website passwords stored in iCloud Keychain has appeared in a data breach. We’ve fielded some questions of late from people worrying if the message is legitimate, and if so, what they should do. What has happened is that online criminals have […]
Although extremely uncommon, it’s not unheard of for a Mac, particularly an older model, to restart unexpectedly. If it happens once, chalk it up to cosmic rays and move on. But if it happens multiple times, try these two things.