Voice Isolation Improves Calls and Avoid Phone Scams

iOS 16.4 Adds Voice Isolation Feature to Improve Cellular Calls Do you find yourself on calls or FaceTime conversations while you are stuck in a noisy area? You’ll want to know about a setting that will help the other person hear you better. In iOS 15, Apple added the Voice Isolation feature to FaceTime calls to filter… Continue reading Voice Isolation Improves Calls and Avoid Phone Scams

How to Back Up iPhone Photos on Your Mac

If your iPhone were to be stolen or suffer an unfortunate accident, would you lose all your precious photos? Those using iCloud Photos are probably shaking their heads smugly, thinking that all those baby and vacation photos are backed up securely in iCloud. iCloud Photos does store a copy of all your photos, but you… Continue reading How to Back Up iPhone Photos on Your Mac

Integrate Your Cloud Storage Service into the Finder

Many businesses, schools and other organizations have adopted cloud storage services like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive for excellent reasons. Cloud storage provides a centralized spot for shared data without the up-front cost or maintenance issues of a network-attached storage device. It also allows individuals to access the same files on multiple devices and significantly enhances collaboration by allowing multiple… Continue reading Integrate Your Cloud Storage Service into the Finder

Is Your Wi-Fi Network a Security Risk?

We all send sensitive data online, including passwords, financial information and personal details, all of which could be used for identity or outright theft. For those who work at home, this data may also include important corporate credentials and information. In addition, if your Wi-Fi network is open for everyone and has a bandwidth cap, you could… Continue reading Is Your Wi-Fi Network a Security Risk?

A Practical Guide to Identifying Phishing Emails

“Phishing” is any communication, usually an email, that tries to lure you into revealing login credentials, financial information or other confidential details. Unfortunately, it is becoming more and more common. A State of Phishing report from security firm SlashNext claims that there were more than 255 million phishing attacks in 2022, a 61% increase from the year before. Luckily,… Continue reading A Practical Guide to Identifying Phishing Emails

How to Protect Your iPhone Passcode

Although Apple keeps improving iCloud Keychain’s interface and capabilities, if someone surreptitiously observes an iPhone user entering their passcode and then steals the phone, it is shockingly easy for the thief to change the user’s Apple ID password. With the new password, they can disable Find My, which makes it impossible for the iPhone’s owner to… Continue reading How to Protect Your iPhone Passcode

You Can Now Upgrade to macOS 13 Ventura When You’re Ready

When upgrading to a new version of macOS, we err on the side of caution, at least in our recommendations. (We’ve been using macOS 13 Ventura for some time now and often install beta releases on secondary machines for testing purposes.) Upgrading is easy, but if you upgrade too soon, the new macOS version could… Continue reading You Can Now Upgrade to macOS 13 Ventura When You’re Ready

How to Use Safety Check

You definitely do not want to accidentally share information from your iPhone with an unauthorized person. Apple to the rescue with Safety Check! You should repeat this security check every so often to make sure your information is secure. Why Use Safety Check? Safety Check lets you easily see critical information you may be sharing,… Continue reading How to Use Safety Check

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