Apple Powers Mac mini and MacBook Pro with New M2 Chips, Releases New HomePod

With a handful of press releases buttressed by a 19-minute video, Apple pulled back the curtains on its new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips and announced updated Mac mini and MacBook Pro models that rely on the new chips. There are no significant design or feature changes with these updated models. They are offering faster performance, enhanced… Continue reading Apple Powers Mac mini and MacBook Pro with New M2 Chips, Releases New HomePod

LastPass Security Breach: Here’s What to Do

Password management company LastPass has announced that it suffered a security breach in which attackers stole both encrypted customer account data (which is bad) and customer vaults containing encrypted usernames and passwords (which is much, much worse). On the positive side, the data of users who abided by LastPass’s defaults and created master passwords of at least… Continue reading LastPass Security Breach: Here’s What to Do

Delete Contacts More Easily, Stop Getting Paste Permissions and Use Siri to Reboot iPhone or iPad

Delete Contacts More Easily in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Deleting contacts on the iPhone and iPad used to be a pain, especially if you wanted to trash multiple contacts. You had to open the contact, tap Edit, scroll to the bottom, and tap Delete Contact. Although you still can’t swipe left on a contact… Continue reading Delete Contacts More Easily, Stop Getting Paste Permissions and Use Siri to Reboot iPhone or iPad

Fun Holiday Activity: Use Slo-Mo on Your iPhone or iPad

If you find yourself at a family gathering with bored children – or – let’s face it – bored adults –  over the holidays, allow us to recommend an activity that can keep everyone engaged. Figure out something to do that involves motion. For example, knocking down a tower of blocks, rolling a ball or toy car… Continue reading Fun Holiday Activity: Use Slo-Mo on Your iPhone or iPad

Best Apple Gifts in 2022

Have you already started your holiday shopping? As the global supply chain recovers from pandemic-related slowdowns, ship dates remain unpredictable. If you want to make sure you have an Apple something for that special someone, we recommend buying it soon. Here are our recommendations. AirTag Do you know someone who’s always misplacing their keys, purse… Continue reading Best Apple Gifts in 2022

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

Tips to Enjoy & Keep Your iPhone & Apple Watch Powered Up

The iPhone has long been able to play clicking sounds when you tap the keys on the virtual keyboard, but that feedback, while sometimes welcome, can become annoying when you’re trying to be quiet. A new feature in iOS 16 provides haptic feedback—tiny taps you can feel in your fingertips as you tap keys on… Continue reading Tips to Enjoy & Keep Your iPhone & Apple Watch Powered Up

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?