Articles by Matt Cone

Matt Cone is a technical writer at Fastly. He has experience creating documentation for organizations like Linode and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Matt’s first book, Master Your Mac, was published by No Starch Press. To get in touch with Matt, visit https://www.mattcone.com.


How to Turn On Sound Check in Apple Music for Mac

  February 15, 2022

Apple Music for Mac provides a sound check feature that automatically adjusts the playback volume of all your songs to the same level. The sound check feature makes the volume more consistent as you play through a variety of songs, meaning that the music will automatically be adjusted so it won’t play too loud or soft. This is a useful feature for people who are tired of adjusting the volume every time a new song starts playing.

How to Turn Off Sound Check in Apple Music for Mac

  February 14, 2022

Apple Music for Mac provides a sound check feature that automatically adjusts the playback volume of all your songs to the same level. This setting is enabled by default on some Macs. While the sound check feature has benefits, like making the volume more consistent as you play through a variety of songs, it can also have drawbacks. For example, sound check might make the volume of some songs abnormally soft while making others too loud.

How to Use the Back of Your iPhone as a Button

  February 12, 2022

Did you know you can use the back of your iPhone as a button? By enabling an accessibility feature called Back Tap on your iPhone, you can! You can specify actions you’d like to occur when you double and triple-tap the back of your iPhone. This can be handy if you need a shortcut to an app or action you commonly perform on your iPhone. For example, you can use Back Tap to use your camera, turn the flashlight on and off, and open the app switcher.

How to Add Another Fingerprint to Touch ID on Your iPad

  February 10, 2022

Newer iPads use Touch ID, a feature that allows you to use your fingerprint for authentication. Instead of typing a password to log in, you can press your finger on the home button to verify your identity. Did you know that you can add another fingerprint to Touch ID? There are several reasons you might want to do this. Maybe you want to start authenticating with your pointer finger instead of your thumb.

Prioritize Wireless Networks for Your Mac

  February 9, 2022

When you connect your Mac to a wi-fi network, your Mac remembers that network and will automatically attempt to connect to it in the future. This is a great feature for wi-fi networks you trust and use frequently. But sometimes your Mac will connect to the wrong wireless network. This is because your Mac maintains a prioritized list of wi-fi networks and tries to connect to networks that have a higher priority.

How to Add Another Fingerprint to Touch ID on Your Mac

  February 8, 2022

Newer MacBooks and Apple keyboards have a button in the top-right corner referred to as Touch ID. This feature allows you to use your fingerprint for authentication. Instead of typing a password to log in, you can press your finger on Touch ID to verify your identity. Did you know that you can add another fingerprint to Touch ID? There are several reasons you might want to do this. Maybe you want to start authenticating with your pointer finger instead of your thumb.

How to Sync Contacts Across Your Apple Devices

  February 3, 2022

The Contacts application that comes with Macs, iPads, and iPhones is useful for keeping track of friends and family. We previously discussed how to add contacts to your iPhone, add contacts to your iPad, and add contacts to your Mac. Now you’re ready for the final step: Using iCloud to sync contacts across all of your Apple devices. When you use iCloud to sync contacts, all of the contacts you’ve saved on one device automatically become available on all of your devices.

How to Add a Contact to Your Mac

  February 2, 2022

Your Mac is a power computer capable of doing all sorts of stuff — surfing the web, playing games, and even creating websites and applications. But your Mac can also help with the little things, like staying in contact with friends and family. By using the Contacts application, you can save the phone number and address of a friend or family member by adding them as a contact to your Mac.

How to Add a Contact to Your iPad

  February 1, 2022

iPads are handy for all sorts of stuff — surfing the web, playing games, and staying in contact with friends and family. You can save the phone number and address of a friend or family member by adding them as a contact to your iPad. Adding a person as a contact has many advantages. You’ll be able to call or message your contact quickly, and you’ll also be able to keep track of their personal information, like their birthday.

How to Enable Touch ID on Your Mac

  January 30, 2022

Newer MacBooks and Apple keyboards have a button in the top-right corner referred to as Touch ID. This feature allows you to use your fingerprint for authentication. Instead of typing a password to log in, you can press your finger on Touch ID to verify your identity. Most people want to use Touch ID on their Mac. If you’d prefer to use your fingerprint to authenticate, follow the steps in this tutorial to enable Touch ID on your Mac.



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