How To: Safely Use CarPlay in Rental Cars
<img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/take-advantage-of-carplay-in-rental-cars-while-traveling.jpg">Renting a car has become more interesting in recent years due to changes automakers have been making to car electronics. For example, Apple’s CarPlay is becoming a common feature on rental cars. That lets you run Apple Maps or Google Maps on your iPhone while displaying the map on the car’s built-in screen and routing […]
Struggling With Glare and Reflections With Your Document Photos? Take a Step Back
<img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/use-the-iphone-cameras-zoom-to-avoid-glare-reflections-and-shadow.jpg">We increasingly need to take photos of documents—vaccination cards, driver licenses, passports, etc.—to submit for online verification. That’s often easier said than done, especially when taking a photo at night under lights that obscure the text with glare and shadows. Similarly, when photographing a screen to document a problem for tech support, it’s often difficult […]
Fix Those Damn Overzealous Auto-Correct Curly Quotes
<img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/how-to-recover-from-overzealous-auto-correct-curly-quotes.jpg">Most of the time, it’s appropriate when an auto-correct feature turns single and double hash marks into single and double curly quotes. However, there are times when the curly quotes are awkward for some reason or actively wrong. For instance, hash marks indicate feet and inches, as in 5′ 6″. You could attempt to disable […]
Would My Team Benefit From Using a Font Management Tool?
For many creative teams, effective font management can make all the difference. To help determine if this is the case for you, we’ve created the following checklist.
Three Tricks for Dealing with Duplicated Contacts
<img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/three-tricks-for-dealing-with-duplicated-contacts.jpg">In today’s world, there’s no reason to remember our contacts’ phone numbers or email addresses—that’s a job for our Macs, iPhones, and iPads. This sort of data is so core to using digital devices that Apple has long provided an ecosystem-wide solution in the form of Contacts and syncing through iCloud. Unfortunately, it’s all too […]
New Feature: Export Passwords from Safari Makes it Easy to Move to a Password Manager
<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 […]
How To: Use Face ID While Wearing a Mask in iOS 15.4
<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 […]
Keep Focused On Your Teams Cybersecurity Awareness in Light of Russian Invasion of Ukraine
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is horrific, but the economic sanctions and other responses from Western nations mean that businesses of all sizes need to be more vigilant about cybersecurity. Read on for suggestions:
Stretch It Out: How-To Lengthen Your Battery Life in macOS 12 Monterey
<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. […]
Don’t Just Trash Your Old Gear. RECYCLE IT!
<img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/please-dispose-of-old-electronics-responsibly-not-in-the-trash-or-standard-recycling.jpg">We all have old electronics squirreled away in our drawers and closets. It’s hard to admit that a computer, phone, or peripheral that cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars years ago has little or no value. That’s doubly true if it doesn’t work anymore. Once you’ve decided to get rid of that PowerBook 520 […]