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iCloud, Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange: Choosing a Personal Calendar Service

Mac, iPhone and iPad users have a lot of choice when it comes to choosing a calendar. Apple provides free calendar services via iCloud. Plus, the Calendar app lets you add calendar accounts from a wide variety of providers. Most notable among them are Microsoft Exchange and Google Calendar, which are common go-to tools in… Continue reading iCloud, Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange: Choosing a Personal Calendar Service ...
Apple’s 2022 Operating Systems

What Hardware You’ll Need to Run Apple’s 2022 Operating Systems

At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in June, the company threw back the curtains on macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and watchOS 9. These operating systems won’t be available until September or October of 2022, and we usually recommend waiting some time to upgrade—particularly for macOS. Even so, it’s not too early to think about… Continue reading What Hardware You’ll Need to Run Apple’s 2022 Operating Systems ...

Vacation Navigation with Favorite Addresses in Maps & Back Up Your iCloud Photos 

Vacation Navigation July is a big month for traveling! Be sure you use your technology to make your trips easier! For example, imagine you’re on vacation, staying at an Airbnb and collecting tourist points in the surrounding area throughout the day. Since you’ll be heading back to your Airbnb regularly but may not remember its… Continue reading Vacation Navigation with Favorite Addresses in Maps & Back Up Your iCloud Photos  ...

More New Features of Apple’s 2022 Operating Systems

In our last message, we showcased some of the highlights of Apple’s 2022 Operating Systems updates. Here are some additional features to watch for. Apple 2022 Operating System Feature: Passkeys Aims to Replace Passwords Eventually, Apple’s new Passkeys technology, which is associated with the work of an industry consortium called the FIDO Alliance to ensure cross-platform… Continue reading More New Features of Apple’s 2022 Operating Systems ...

New Features in Apple’s 2022 Operating Systems

It’s that time of year again. Apple CEO Tim Cook and numerous Apple employees took the virtual stage again at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote to share what we can expect to see later this year in macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and watchOS 9. (They barely mentioned tvOS or the HomePod, but Apple will undoubtedly move them… Continue reading New Features in Apple’s 2022 Operating Systems ...

How to Safely Recycle Electronics

We all have old electronics squirreled away in our drawers and closets. It’s hard to admit that a computer, phone or peripheral that cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars years ago has little or no value. That’s doubly true if it doesn’t work anymore. Once you’ve decided to get rid of that PowerBook 520… Continue reading How to Safely Recycle Electronics ...

Understanding What “Vintage” and “Obsolete” Mean for Apple Products

Is Your Mac or Apple Product Considered Vintage or Obsolete? Macs—and Apple products in general—tend to last a long time. It’s not unusual to see someone happily using an eight-year-old MacBook Pro. As much as it’s environmentally responsible to use electronics as long as possible, doing so may reduce your productivity or leave your business… Continue reading Understanding What “Vintage” and “Obsolete” Mean for Apple Products ...

Universal Control Arrives in macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4

With the recent release of macOS 12.3 Monterey and iPadOS 15.4, Apple shipped Universal Control, the last major technology promised in its 2021 operating system upgrades. Universal Control enables you to use the keyboard and mouse or trackpad attached to one Mac to control up to three other Macs or iPads—you can even copy and paste… Continue reading Universal Control Arrives in macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4 ...

Use a Password Manager: Export Passwords from Safari

Are you using a password manager? Although Apple has improved the built-in password management features in macOS and iOS (you can now add notes to password entries!), third-party password managers like 1Password and LastPass are still more capable. For those still getting started using a password manager, another new capability will ease the transition: Safari… Continue reading Use a Password Manager: Export Passwords from Safari ...

How to Solve a Slow Internet Connection

As pandemic-related restrictions ebb and flow, many people continue to work from home at least some of the time. A slow Internet connection can make working from home miserable. Unfortunately, it’s all too common for Internet connections to degrade over time as cables endure a variety of insults ranging from water seeping into connectors to… Continue reading How to Solve a Slow Internet Connection ...

Apple’s New Products: Wowing with Mac Studio and Studio Display, Updated iPad Air

At its March 8th Peek Performance event, the biggest announcement was about an entirely new Mac Studio, powered by the insanely fast M1 Ultra chip and accompanied by the stunning 27-inch Studio Display. Apple’s New Products: Mac Studio with M1 Ultra and Studio Display Redefine the Mac Lineup In 2020, Apple started to transition Macs away from… Continue reading Apple’s New Products: Wowing with Mac Studio and Studio Display, Updated iPad Air ...

Apple Plans Updates to Enhance AirTag Security

A few weeks ago, we shared information about AirTag and the fact that some bad actors have been using the Find My technology that allows users to keep track of personal items to try to track individuals without their knowledge. The article noted that unwanted tracking has long been a societal problem and that Apple… Continue reading Apple Plans Updates to Enhance AirTag Security ...