LastPass Security Breach: Here’s What to Do

Password management company LastPass has announced that it suffered a security breach in which attackers stole both encrypted customer account data (which is bad) and customer vaults containing encrypted usernames and passwords (which is much, much worse). On the positive side, the data of users who abided by LastPass’s defaults and created master passwords of at least… Continue reading LastPass Security Breach: Here’s What to Do

Fun Holiday Activity: Use Slo-Mo on Your iPhone or iPad

If you find yourself at a family gathering with bored children – or – let’s face it – bored adults –  over the holidays, allow us to recommend an activity that can keep everyone engaged. Figure out something to do that involves motion. For example, knocking down a tower of blocks, rolling a ball or toy car… Continue reading Fun Holiday Activity: Use Slo-Mo on Your iPhone or iPad

Improve Your Travels With These Tips

Text Flight Numbers to People You’re Visiting So They Can Track Your Flight Next time you’re flying to visit your Apple-using family or friends, send them your flight number using Messages when you leave. It’s easy! Just text them the flight number prefixed with the airline’s abbreviation, such as AA for American Airlines, AC for… Continue reading Improve Your Travels With These Tips

Apple Releases New iPad, iPad Pro and Apple TV

In a series of press releases, Apple announced upgrades to the iPad, iPad Pro and Apple TV. The new models are largely evolutionary, with changes that are welcome but unlikely to change your iPad or Apple TV experience. All are available to order now. New iPads arrived on October 26th and the new Apple TV… Continue reading Apple Releases New iPad, iPad Pro and Apple TV

Tips to Enjoy & Keep Your iPhone & Apple Watch Powered Up

The iPhone has long been able to play clicking sounds when you tap the keys on the virtual keyboard, but that feedback, while sometimes welcome, can become annoying when you’re trying to be quiet. A new feature in iOS 16 provides haptic feedback—tiny taps you can feel in your fingertips as you tap keys on… Continue reading Tips to Enjoy & Keep Your iPhone & Apple Watch Powered Up

When Should You Upgrade to macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16?

Apple previewed new releases of iOS 16 and watchOS 9 alongside new iPhones and Apple Watch models in September. iPadOS 16 will ship later in October—as version 16.1, likely in conjunction with iOS 16.1 and possibly alongside macOS 13 Ventura. tvOS 16 isn’t interesting enough to worry about much either way. Many people have been testing the… Continue reading When Should You Upgrade to macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16?

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

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 

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