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Penny wise and dollar foolish? Resist temptation and buy quality cables.

We all do it. We want to save a few cents on store-brand napkins, lick-it-yourself envelopes and birthday cards for distant uncles. But there are some items we buy that just aren’t worth risking a buck or two.We’re talking cables here — quality cables that can help avoid possible damage to your Apple® ecosystem.

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Read More Easily on the iPhone with Safari Reader

Do you sometimes find it difficult to read articles on your iPhone because of ads, banners, extraneous layout, social media icons, and too-small fonts? We certainly do, and there’s often a quick fix for the myriad ills of modern Web pages: Safari Reader.

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A Quick Way to Check Battery Levels on Your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods

Apple’s Batteries widget is a little known but highly useful tool for quickly assessing which of your small Apple devices is lowest on power. Find out how to access Apple's Batteries widget.

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Keep your tech cool this summer

Your technology can’t go it alone when it comes to keeping cool during hot months. Your devices need your help to continue to perform at optimum levels.

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iOS 13 and iPadOS: Apple announces an amicable split

One of the key announcements from the recent Worldwide Developer Conference focused on iOS 13. But with the emergence of iPadOS as an iPad®-dedicated operating system, the noise surrounding iOS 13 was more hum than buzz.

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Photos Not Syncing between Devices Properly via iCloud Photos?

iCloud Photos (whichApple previously called iCloud Photo Library) is wonderful when it's working properly. Photos in iOS and macOS can pause syncing for a variety of reasons, and sometimes it doesn't restart when it should. Check out how to find the sync status and how to resume syncing now.

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A Quick Trick to Turn Your iPhone into a Magnifying Glass

It's maddening to want to read a serial number or other bit of fine print that you can barely see. But fret no longer - your iPhone or iPad makes a fabulous magnifying glass!

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Use Emergency Bypass and You'll Never Miss a Call or Text from Important People

There's little worse than missing and important call or text because your iPhone was in Do Not Disturb mode or because the Mute switch was engaged. If there are certain people - a spouse, parent, or child - whose calls and texts you always want to break through the cone of silence, iOS has the solution: Emergency Bypass.

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Now every iPad points to the Pencil

Although Apple® recently revamped its iPad® product line with two new products, it’s the elevation of the Apple Pencil® that’s making news. While a new generation of Apple Pencil was introduced last November — and here’s where it gets confusing — the new 7.9-inch iPad mini® and new 10.5-inch iPad Air® products only support the first-generation Pencil. The news here is that they support it at all, making the new models infinitely more capable.

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Choose between Archiving and Deleting Messages in iOS Mail

What determines whether a message goes into the archives or gets deleted? iOS hides that option...read more to see how to choose where your messages go.

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Ignore Unsolicited Calls and Texts from Apple and Other Tech Companies

Mulitnational tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook will never call or text you out of the blue.

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Easily Save Drafts When Composing Messages in Mail on the iPhone

Need to check something in another message while composing a new one on your iPhone? Here's how...

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10 ways to solve quirks in Messages

Messages for iOS and macOS® devices generally works well, it does have its head-scratching quirks. Here are a few common solutions.

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iOS 12 makes password filling easier, faster and more secure

Password manager is a software app used to store and manage the passwords that a user has for various online accounts and security features. These apps store the passwords in an encrypted format and provide secure access to all information with the help of a single master password. For security reasons, CranstonIT always recommends you use a password manager...

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How new iOS 12 gestures can boost your productivity

Few iPad® owners have ever really taken advantage of the suite of gestures. But if you take the time to learn and understand their functionality, you’ll realize more productivity benefits than you might think.

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Introducing Screen Time, the family's new tech watchdog

It’s a constant refrain in many homes — a kid clamoring to use an iPad®, iPhone® or even an Apple Watch® to play games, watch videos or chat with friends. As a parent, you know when enough is enough, and that too much screen time can often affect homework, family dinners or socialization in general. With iOS 12, Apple® is doing its part to limit device addiction. Screen Time is a feature that not only monitors how much time your child is spending on his or her phone or tablet, but provides the tools and guidance on how to control that usage.

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Do Not Disturb smarter than ever in iOS 12

Now, with iOS 12, Do Not Disturb has gotten a lot smarter. Apple® claims the enhanced functionality is the result of six years of user feedback and pointed wish lists, along with a growing need for users to get more time away from their devices when necessary.

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Apple Watch Series 4 designed to motivate and protect

Apple Watch® Series 4 has been fundamentally redesigned and reengineered to help wearers stay active and healthy and certainly connected. The new models are 1.1mm thinner and the all-new displays are larger.

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Face it the new iPhone is all screen and all smarts

The next generation of iPhone® is here. Screens are bigger, technology is better and pricing is up, down and sideways, depending on your enthusiasm and budget.

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iOS 12 - improves performance, fosters family fun

iOS 12 enables new user experiences that just weren’t possible before, according to Apple, as well as makes everyday tasks faster, more responsive and just plain fun.

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Apple Watch bulks up, speaks up with watchOS 5

Apple’s preview of watchOS 5 demonstrated a significant update to the world’s most popular watch. And as most wearers focus on fitness and communication, Apple Watch® will become an even stronger companion to the healthy and connected with a host of new features.

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iOS 12 - addresses notifications, security, privacy and more

Getting too many notifications? With just a swipe, iOS 12 lets you group notifications from each app together and gives you the ability to manage notifications from the lock screen. Plus, a new feature called Instant Tuning helps you reduce the number of notifications you see, right from the Lock screen.

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