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How to track iPhone and Mac screen time separately

How to track iPhone, iPad and Mac Screen Time separately.

Apple's Screen Time feature launched with iOS 12 as a tool to help track and limit time spent on specific apps or app genres, basically offering a way to help parents deal with excessive smartphone use by their children (and themselves). Catalina, the latest version of macOS now offers Screen Time as well, letting you track total time spent on an app whether it is on your Mac, iPhone or iPad. Your iPhone and Mac will both be set to share Screen Time data with your other devices, but you can turn that off if you want.

How to stop Mac update reminders for Catalina

macOS Catalina update

Now that macOS Catalina has been released, Apple reminds everyone to upgrade. If you have a System Preferences app icon in the dock on your Mac, it will show a red notification badge until the update is installed. This goes for any updates, including security updates to the current version of macOS on your Mac. Some users are reluctant to update to Catalina, because of significant changes to macOS.

How to use Finder to share files between your Mac and iPhone

How to use Finder to share files between your Mac and iPhone or iPad.

With macOS Catalina, iTunes file sharing no longer exists, in fact iTunes is gone altogether. Instead, you can share and synch files with your iOS devices directly through Finder. Of course you can still use iCloud Drive and AirDrop for file sharing, and those options are probably what you will use most of the time since they are quicker and easier, but this option exists nonetheless. Here's how to do it on your Mac running macOS Catalina or later:

How to add a Dark Mode toggle to your Mac Dock

How to add a Dark Mode toggle to your Mac Dock.

Dark (or night) mode has become a must have feature for apps and devices over the past year or so. It is basically a display theme that is easier on the eyes in low light settings. A typical dark mode has some variation of a darker background with lighter text as opposed to the normal white background/black text, making it much more comfortable to read your phone in the dark.

How to use Continuity Camera with your iPhone and macOS Mojave

How to use Continuity Camera with your Mac, iPhone and iPad.

In the recently released macOS Mojave, Apple has added another feature to its Continuity suite called Continuity Camera. The feature lets you take a photo or scan a document with your iPhone's camera and have it instantly available on your Mac. Continuity Camera works with several native apps including Pages, TextEdit, Keynote and Notes, and basically bypasses several steps that you would normally take to get a photo from your iPhone into a document on your Mac.

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