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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 ...

You Can Now Upgrade to macOS 12 Monterey When You’re Ready

When it comes to upgrading to a new version of macOS, we always err on the side of caution. (We often install even beta releases on secondary machines for testing purposes.) Upgrading is easy, but if you upgrade too soon, the new version of macOS could render favorite apps inoperable, create workflow interruptions and may… Continue reading You Can Now Upgrade to macOS 12 Monterey When You’re Ready ...

Are You Being Tracked by an AirTag? Learn How to Keep Yourself Safe!

You may have heard news reports about people finding AirTags attached to their cars or other property that did not belong to them. You definitely do not want to be followed or tracked without you knowing! Luckily, you have nothing to fear! As you know, AirTags are small devices that you can add and manag… Continue reading Are You Being Tracked by an AirTag? Learn How to Keep Yourself Safe! ...

How to Stop Forgetting Your Apple Gear with “Notify When Left Behind”

Apple’s Find My technology is a lifesaver when it works, enabling you to locate and potentially retrieve lost or stolen devices. It’s not perfect, even with the addition of the Find My Network, which drafts other nearby Apple devices to relay the location of a lost device. Part of the problem is that you have… Continue reading How to Stop Forgetting Your Apple Gear with “Notify When Left Behind” ...

New FaceTime Features Features in Apple’s Latest Operating Systems

It’s no exaggeration to say that videoconferencing went mainstream during the pandemic. However, Apple’s FaceTime didn’t stack up well against Zoom for a number of reasons. For example, initiating a FaceTime call emulated a telephone call experience; there was no option to send a link to begin the conversation. In addition, FaceTime’s interface wasn’t always convenient and there… Continue reading New FaceTime Features Features in Apple’s Latest Operating Systems ...

iPhone Tricks to Save the Day

iPhone Trick: Emergency SOS Auto Call Feature Did you know that pressing and holding the side button and one of the volume buttons on an iPhone 8 or later brings up a screen that lets you power your iPhone off, show your medical ID and invoke Emergency SOS? (On earlier iPhones, press the side or… Continue reading iPhone Tricks to Save the Day ...

Use Visual Look Up to Impress Your Friends and Family

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 ...

Should You Get the New MacBook Pro?

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 Unveils Updates to AirPods, HomePod mini and Apple Music – And a Caution About Updating to Monterey

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 ...

When It Comes to Wi-Fi Networks, Sometimes It’s Better to Forget

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 ...