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Our Four Favorite Features of watchOS 7

The small screen of the Apple Watch prevents new watchOS features from being as obvious or splashy as those in iOS and iPadOS. But watchOS 7, now available for the Apple Watch Series 3 and later when paired with an iPhone 6s or later running iOS 14, has quite a few notable changes. Here [...]

By |2020-10-10T17:41:39-04:00October 9th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Our Four Favorite Features of watchOS 7

Rename Bluetooth Devices for Easy Management

It’s all too easy to end up with a boatload of Bluetooth devices connected to your Mac. Apple devices will likely have sensible names, like Magic Mouse 2, but what if someone has given you a device with their name in it? Or you’ve ended up with a device called something really random like [...]

By |2020-09-04T08:44:12-04:00October 6th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Rename Bluetooth Devices for Easy Management

Are You Making the Most of the Touch Bar on Your MacBook Pro?

In 2016, Apple introduced the Touch Bar with the MacBook Pro. It’s a long, thin display above the number keys on the keyboard that shows a variety of buttons and controls. By default, it changes depending on which app you’re in, and it also displays the Control Strip, a collection of controls that roughly [...]

By |2020-10-10T17:31:57-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Are You Making the Most of the Touch Bar on Your MacBook Pro?

Did You Know You Can Close a Mac Laptop When It Has an External Display?

We wanted to make sure that those of you who work on a Mac laptop with an external display know that you can close your laptop’s screen and keep working. Apple calls this closed-clamshell or closed-display mode. Of course, it requires that you connect an external keyboard and mouse or trackpad, via either USB [...]

By |2020-09-04T08:41:12-04:00September 29th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Did You Know You Can Close a Mac Laptop When It Has an External Display?

What’s the Deal with All the Privacy Requests in Catalina?

Over the last few releases of macOS, Apple has been beefing up the Mac’s privacy controls so they more closely resemble what the company has done in iOS. You’ve undoubtedly noticed that when you first launch a new app on your iPhone or iPad, it often prompts for access to your contacts or your [...]

By |2020-09-04T14:13:29-04:00September 25th, 2020|Mac Tips|Comments Off on What’s the Deal with All the Privacy Requests in Catalina?

Reduce Arrival Time Anxiety by Sharing Your Location Temporarily

If you’re flying, driving, or biking to visit an iPhone-using friend or family member, you can reduce anxiety related to arrival time or pickup plans (and perhaps provide amusement) by sharing your location temporarily so they can watch your progress. The easiest way to do this is to go into a Messages conversation with [...]

By |2020-09-22T07:27:59-04:00September 23rd, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Reduce Arrival Time Anxiety by Sharing Your Location Temporarily

Our Four Favorite Features of iOS 14

Harvest season is here again, and Apple has deemed iOS 14 (along with iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14) ready for the picking. Although the betas have been pretty stable and no major problems have appeared in the first few days, we still recommend waiting at least a few weeks before installing via [...]

By |2020-09-22T07:28:38-04:00September 22nd, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Our Four Favorite Features of iOS 14

When Should You Upgrade to macOS 11 Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14?

As we get into September, it’s a good bet that Apple will soon—either this month or next—be pushing out major upgrades for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Apple previewed these new versions at its Worldwide Developers Conference back in June, and they’ve been in public beta for a few months. Once Apple makes [...]

By |2020-09-04T08:52:28-04:00September 18th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on When Should You Upgrade to macOS 11 Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14?

Apple Releases Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, new iPad Air, and Subscription Services

In its “Time Flies” special event on September 15th, Apple cleared the decks of some secondary releases to make room for the anticipated unveiling of the iPhone 12 in a few weeks. Secondary though these products may be compared to the iPhone, the new Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, fourth-generation iPad Air, [...]

By |2020-09-22T07:26:51-04:00September 17th, 2020|News, Products, Releases|Comments Off on Apple Releases Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, new iPad Air, and Subscription Services

Beware iCloud Phishing Phone Calls!

We’ve been hearing reports of an uptick in the scam phone calls that claim to be from Apple. If you answer, an automated message tells you that your iCloud account has been breached and asks you to call a provided 1-866 number. Do not do this! Apple will never call you unprompted. Unfortunately, the [...]

By |2020-09-04T08:35:24-04:00September 15th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Beware iCloud Phishing Phone Calls!
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