Five Best Practices to Name Computer Files

How should you name computer files so you can find them later? Let’s see if we can help! #1: Name Computer Files: Start Now and Catch Up Later Don’t let your old files prevent you from starting a new organizational approach. The best time to begin is now; you can reorganize old files later. An… Continue reading Five Best Practices to Name Computer Files

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

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?

New Apple Watches and AirPods Pro: What You Need to Know

New Apple Watches and AirPods Pro Did you already check out all the details about the four new iPhone 14 models Apple announced at its Far Out event last week? As promised, here is information about the three new or updated Apple Watch models, and the second-generation AirPods Pro. Apple said that iOS 16 and watchOS 9… Continue reading New Apple Watches and AirPods Pro: What You Need to Know

How to Prepare Your Mac for Repair

It’s never a good time for computer problems. Whether keys on your MacBook Pro aren’t responding, there’s a crack on the screen or the battery no longer holds enough of a charge to make it useful, one thing is for sure: a repair is in your future. This entails bringing the Mac to an Apple Store or Apple… Continue reading How to Prepare Your Mac for Repair

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

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