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?
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?