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New Organization and Editing in Photos in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

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New Organization and Editing in Photos in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Taking photos is a popular use of the iPhone, and Apple has said that the improved cameras gave this year’s iPhone 11 Pro models their “Pro” designation. But Apple continually works to improve the Photos app as well. Taking great photos is only half the job—you also have to be able to find, edit, and enjoy your photos, and that’s where the company focused its efforts in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 (which we’ll refer to collectively as iOS 13 from now on). Here’s what’s new.Years, Months, Days, All PhotosPreviously, Photos grouped photos first by years, then by “collections,” and...

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Use the Driving ETA Feature in iOS 13’s Maps App to Share Your Arrival Time

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Use the Driving ETA Feature in iOS 13’s Maps App to Share Your Arrival Time

Use the Driving ETA Feature in iOS 13’s Maps App to Share Your Arrival TimeA small but welcome new feature of iOS 13 is Driving ETA, which helps you share your estimated time of arrival with a contact whenever you’re navigating with the Maps app. To use Driving ETA, start navigating to a destination in Maps, tap Share ETA at the bottom of the screen, and pick the person with whom you want to share your location and arrival time. (You’ll share in Maps with iOS 13 users and via Messages with everyone else.) The other person will receive a...

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How to Get Custom Alerts for Email from Your VIPs

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How to Get Custom Alerts for Email from Your VIPs

  Few people get so little email that they want an iPhone notification for every message that rolls in. But many of us have just a couple of people—our personal VIPs—whose messages are important enough to warrant an alert. If that’s true for you, and you want to know right away when your boss or your spouse or your child sends you a message, set up VIP Alerts. In Mail in iOS, in your Mailboxes list, tap the i button next to the VIP mailbox. If necessary, use the Add VIP link to pick your VIPs from your contacts, and...

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Some of Our Favorite Features of macOS 10.15 Catalina

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Some of Our Favorite Features of macOS 10.15 Catalina

  In a break from Apple’s pattern of alternating cycle of releases, macOS 10.15 Catalina is not a refinement of 10.14 Mojave like 10.13 High Sierra was for 10.12 Sierra. Instead, Catalina boasts significant changes, both obvious things like new apps and less-obvious things like under-the-hood improvements. Here are some of our favorites.iTunes Is Dead! Long Live Music, TV, and PodcastsAfter 18 years of being a fixture on the Mac, the increasingly bloated iTunes has been replaced with a trio of independent apps: Music, TV, and Podcasts. Note that the iOS device syncing features of iTunes have moved to the...

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Learn How to Autofill SMS Login Codes in iOS 12 and Mojave

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Learn How to Autofill SMS Login Codes in iOS 12 and Mojave

An ever-increasing number of Web sites boost their security via two-factor authentication (2FA), which requires you to type in a short numeric code to complete a login after entering your username and password. It’s a big win because that code is generated on the fly and is good for only a short time (often 30 seconds). So even if your username and password were revealed in a data breach, your account is safe if you use 2FA. We recommend using it whenever possible.You get these codes—usually six digits—in one of two ways. The most common is via an SMS text...

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