The iPhone enables certain government alerts — emergency alerts and AMBER alerts — by default. These alerts can be critically important, but they override the user’s silent or Do Not Disturb settings and therefore aren’t appropriate for all users or all situations. Here’s how to disable emergency and AMBER alerts if necessary.
The Weather widget in macOS Notification Center is a great, free way to quickly check the weather, either right outside or on the other side of the world. Here’s how to add, manage, and remove cities from your Weather widget, and how to sync your favorite locations to your iPhone via iCloud.
Apple’s Weather app in iOS provides all of the basic info that most iPhone users need to plan their day, but it lacks advanced information such as historical weather trends, snow and pollen alerts, and weather radar maps. Here’s a little-known trick to quickly pull this advanced info on-demand with a Weather app shortcut.
After seeing our tip on how to show the degree symbol on the iPhone, a reader recently asked about how to use the degree symbol in OS X. Thankfully, typing a degree symbol on your Mac in OS X is just as easy as iOS, letting you appropriately express both mathematics and the increasingly erratic weather.