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

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?

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

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

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

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

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