Have you ever wanted to identify a plant, flower or pet breed, or find out what that famous painting is called? Us too. In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple added a new Artificial-Intelligence-driven feature called Visual Look Up. It provides information about photos of plants, flowers, pets, books, artworks and landmarks. You can impress your… Continue reading Use Visual Look Up to Impress Your Friends and Family
New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros Answer Customer Desires Apple’s professional MacBook Pro has been a workhorse of the Mac lineup for years, offering high-end performance in a portable package. Since 2016, however, customers have expressed irritation at Apple’s removal of ports other than Thunderbolt 3, the loss of MagSafe magnetic charging and the Touch Bar replacing traditional… Continue reading Should You Get the New MacBook Pro?
Apple unveiled the future of high-end Macs at its October 18th Unleashed event. They also released several other music-related products and services at the event. AirPods, HomePod mini and Apple Music In a quick set of announcements at the start of its event, Apple revealed an update to the popular AirPods, new colors of the HomePod mini and… Continue reading Apple Unveils Updates to AirPods, HomePod mini and Apple Music – And a Caution About Updating to Monterey
It’s easy, particularly when traveling, to end up connecting to a Wi-Fi network that doesn’t provide Internet access, requires credentials you don’t have or lacks access to the network’s printer. Unfortunately, once your iPhone, iPad or Mac connects to such a network, it may reconnect to it later, which is aggravating. The solution? Whenever you realize… Continue reading When It Comes to Wi-Fi Networks, Sometimes It’s Better to Forget
Mac Update Alert! In case you missed it, earlier this week, Apple released security updates for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac computers to close a vulnerability caused by invasive spyware. If you have not already updated your devices, be sure to do that right away! Learn more about Apple Security Updates on their security document. … Continue reading When Should You Upgrade to macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15?
It’s common to want to share files, photos and other data between your devices—or with friends and family. When the person or device isn’t nearby, it’s easiest to use Messages or Mail. But if you want to move a file between two of your Macs, from your iPhone to your Mac or to your friend who’s across… Continue reading How to Use AirDrop to Share Files, Photos and other Data between Apple Devices
Apple’s Child Protection Features Apple’s child protection features for iOS and iPadOS have been in the news lately. We’ve seen a lot of misinformation spreading on social media about how Apple is scanning photos, privacy related to user’s photos and about how Apple treats photos stored in iCloud. In this article, we explain what changes… Continue reading Apple’s Child Protection Features: Frequently Asked Questions
In cybercriminal circles, ransomware is all the rage. It bears repeating: if you have not thought about protecting your systems, it’s critical that you take steps to protect your data before it is too late. Once ransomware infects a computer, it encrypts all the files and then presents a ransom demand. You’d need to pay… Continue reading Ransomware Is On the Rise: Learn How to Protect Your Macs
It’s tempting to think that most external storage devices—whether simple hard drives or more complicated network-attached storage (NAS) units—are relatively similar because they all do roughly the same thing. However, a recent problem with older Western Digital My Book Live NAS devices highlighted that there can be large differences. In that case, hackers figured out… Continue reading How to Choose Safe External Storage
You’ve probably seen information about the dispute between Apple and Facebook about App Tracking Transparency (ATT). ATT is a technology Apple released in iOS 14.5. ATT helps protect your online privacy. Take Action for Online Privacy If you are concerned about your privacy, you’ll want to take action on this! ATT gives iPhone and iPad… Continue reading Apple Protects Your Online Privacy: Learn About App Tracking Transparency