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

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

How to Solve a Slow Internet Connection

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

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

Should You Get the New MacBook Pro?

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?

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