Improve Your Travels With These Tips

Text Flight Numbers to People You’re Visiting So They Can Track Your Flight Next time you’re flying to visit your Apple-using family or friends, send them your flight number using Messages when you leave. It’s easy! Just text them the flight number prefixed with the airline’s abbreviation, such as AA for American Airlines, AC for… Continue reading Improve Your Travels With These Tips

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

iCloud, Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange: Choosing a Personal Calendar Service

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

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

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