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

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

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

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

When Should You Upgrade to macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15?

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?