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How to Sync iMessages Across Your Apple Devices

  Matt Cone       September 8, 2021

iMessage is Apple’s end-to-end encrypted instant messaging service that you can use to send text messages, photos, and more to other people who own Apple devices. You can turn on an iCloud feature to synchronize your iMessages across all of your devices. That way, when you send or receive an iMessage, that message will be viewable on all of your Apple devices. Here’s how to set up your iPhone or iPad to sync iMessages across your other Apple devices:

Protecting Your Privacy While Using Apple Devices

  Matt Cone       September 5, 2021

Macinstruct has been a strong advocate of Apple and its products for over twenty years. Unfortunately, some of Apple’s recent design decisions have undermined our faith in Apple’s commitment to privacy. We’re now encouraging readers to protect their privacy by disabling certain Apple features. In situations where privacy is a hard requirement, it may be necessary to consider using non-Apple hardware and software. This article provides an overview of our recommendations and your options.

How to Change the Default Search Engine on Safari on Mac

  Matt Cone       April 20, 2021

If you use the Safari web browser on your Mac, you can quickly and easily change your Mac’s default search engine from Google to another search engine like DuckDuckGo or Ecosia. Here’s how to change the default search engine on your Mac: Open the Safari web browser. From the Safari menu, select Preferences. Click Search. The Safari search preferences appear, as shown below. From the Search engine menu, select the search engine you want use.

How to Change the Default Web Browser on iPad

  Matt Cone       February 16, 2021

All iPads are set to use the Safari web browser by default. If you’d prefer to use Chrome or Firefox as your default web browser, you can change the default web browser on your iPad in a few easy steps. Setting the default web browser tells your iPad which web browser to open when you click links in other applications, like the Mail or Calendar application. Here’s how to change the default web browser on your iPad:

How to Change the Default Web Browser on Mac

  Matt Cone       February 12, 2021

All new Macs are set to use the Safari web browser by default. If you’d prefer to use Chrome or Firefox as your default web browser, you can change the default web browser on your Mac in a few easy steps. Setting the default web browser tells your Mac which web browser to open when you click links in other applications, like the Mail or Calendar application. Here’s how to change the default web browser on your Mac:

How to Change the Default Web Browser on iPhone

  Matt Cone       February 12, 2021

All iPhones are set to use the Safari web browser by default. If you’d prefer to use Chrome or Firefox as your default web browser, you can change the default web browser on your iPhone in a few easy steps. Setting the default web browser tells your iPHone which web browser to open when you click links in other applications, like the Mail or Calendar application. Here’s how to change the default web browser on your iPhone:

How to Change the Default Search Engine on iPad

  Matt Cone       January 19, 2021

By default, your iPad’s search engine is set to Google when using the Safari web browser. Fortunately, there’s a quick way to change your iPad’s default search engine from Google to another search engine like DuckDuckGo or Ecosia. Here’s how to change the default search engine on your iPad: From the iPad’s home screen, tap Settings. Tap Safari. Tap Search Engine. Tap the name of the search engine you want to use on your iPad.

How to Change the Default Search Engine on iPhone

  Matt Cone       January 18, 2021

By default, your iPhone’s search engine is set to Google when using the Safari web browser. Fortunately, there’s a quick way to change your iPhone’s default search engine from Google to another search engine like DuckDuckGo or Ecosia. Here’s how to change the default search engine on your iPhone: From the iPhone’s home screen, tap Settings. Tap Safari. Tap Search Engine. Tap the name of the search engine you want to use on your iPhone.

Block Internet Ads with Safari AdBlock

  Matt Cone       December 13, 2007

It seems we here at Macinstruct discuss blocking pesky Internet ads at least every couple months. There’s a good reason for our ad-blocking articles: Advertising is more distracting and pervasive than ever before. Flashing banners and animated graphics can prevent you from focusing on what’s really important – the content. Fortunately, there are ways to block the nasties. Several months ago, we talked about how to use Privoxy to block ads.

Change Your Default Web Browser and Email Client

  Matt Cone       August 7, 2007

You can come across links to web pages and email addresses in everything from Word files to PDFs these days. When you click the links, your Mac opens the website or email message in your default web browser and email client, which by default is set to Safari and Apple’s Mail. But what if you use Firefox or another web browser? What happens if you use another email client to send and receive email messages?



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