Catalina

How to mark up documents on your Mac with iPhone or iPad using your Apple Pencil or finger

Continuity Markup in iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina 10.15 or later lets you annotate documents on your Mac using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It works like magic. In this short step-by-step tutorial, you're going to learn how to use this feature to mark up Mac documents such as PDFs and images on your nearby iOS device with your Apple Pencil or finger, zero setup needed.

How to get rid of the Mac’s Catalina upgrade reminder

Getting tired of seeing that persistent notification in your Mac dock to remind you to upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina? It's possible to turn off that notification permanently without having to upgrade. All it requires is a little command-line tinkering, if you're up for it. Read on for details.

How to use Finder instead of iTunes on Mac to manage your devices

Manage Devices in Finder Mac

If you’ve updated your Mac to macOS Catalina, then you’ll notice a specific app missing; iTunes. You’ve probably heard that iTunes was going away, but now that it’s truly gone, you’ll have to manage your devices differently.

You might have used iTunes to back up or restore your iPhone, sync specific items with your iPad, or simply manage your devices.

The bad news is that you can’t use iTunes on Mac to do this anymore. But the good news is that there is another way and it’s super easy.

Here’s how to use Finder instead of iTunes on Mac to manage your devices.

How to enable and use picture-in-picture in Safari on Mac

Safari Picture-in-picture window on Mac

If you are watching a video in Safari on a site like YouTube, you can enable Picture in Picture (PiP) for that video with a simple click. This means you can keep doing what you’re doing on your Mac while still checking out that video.

Here’s how to enable and use Picture in Picture in Safari on your Mac.

Catalina’s Screen Time problems show an Apple stretched too thin

Screen Time is coming to macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina introduces new features and functionality for the Mac. Among them is Screen Time, the tool that enables users to see what apps and services they're spending time using. Screen Time follows the convention of features that make their debut on iOS later migrating to the Mac. Unfortunately, Screen Time's Mac implementation leaves something to be desired.

Screen Time's intent is to make you more aware of where you're spending your time – reading news, surfing the web, using social media apps, playing games. Just as important, Screen Time can provide essential details for parents concerned about their kids' device usage. The app also provides parents with lock-out and limitings features to help reign in their kids' use.