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

Apple Announces New iPhones, Watches and iPad Mini

The new iPhones are ripe for the picking! Apple unveiled four iPhone 13 models at its California Streaming event on September 14th. Apple also announced the expected Apple Watch Series 7. As an unexpected bonus, they also showcased an upgraded iPad and a redesigned iPad mini. iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8 are available to… Continue reading Apple Announces New iPhones, Watches and iPad Mini

How to Use AirDrop to Share Files, Photos and other Data between Apple Devices

It’s common to want to share files, photos and other data between your devices—or with friends and family. When the person or device isn’t nearby, it’s easiest to use Messages or Mail. But if you want to move a file between two of your Macs, from your iPhone to your Mac or to your friend who’s across… Continue reading How to Use AirDrop to Share Files, Photos and other Data between Apple Devices

Ransomware Is On the Rise: Learn How to Protect Your Macs

In cybercriminal circles, ransomware is all the rage. It bears repeating: if you have not thought about protecting your systems, it’s critical that you take steps to protect your data before it is too late. Once ransomware infects a computer, it encrypts all the files and then presents a ransom demand. You’d need to pay… Continue reading Ransomware Is On the Rise: Learn How to Protect Your Macs

How to Choose Safe External Storage

It’s tempting to think that most external storage devices—whether simple hard drives or more complicated network-attached storage (NAS) units—are relatively similar because they all do roughly the same thing. However, a recent problem with older Western Digital My Book Live NAS devices highlighted that there can be large differences. In that case, hackers figured out… Continue reading How to Choose Safe External Storage

Apple Protects Your Online Privacy: Learn About App Tracking Transparency

You’ve probably seen information about the dispute between Apple and Facebook about App Tracking Transparency (ATT). ATT is a technology Apple released in iOS 14.5. ATT helps protect your online privacy. Take Action for Online Privacy If you are concerned about your privacy, you’ll want to take action on this! ATT gives iPhone and iPad… Continue reading Apple Protects Your Online Privacy: Learn About App Tracking Transparency

Apple Worldwide Developer Conference: New Apple Features for macOS 12, iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Updates

Apple Worldwide Developer Conference Updates and New Apple Features At its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on June 7th, Apple shared details about what we can expect to see later this year in macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15 and HomePod Software 15. It was a firehose of announcements and information about new Apple features, but one… Continue reading Apple Worldwide Developer Conference: New Apple Features for macOS 12, iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Updates