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Why Apple Business Manager Is a Win for Apple-Using Firms

If you run a company, you know how much work onboarding a new employee can be. Beyond teaching them the ropes of your business, they’ll need a Mac and potentially an iPhone or iPad as well. Setting those devices up with all the right apps, settings, and logins can take days or even weeks. [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:30:22-04:00December 13th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Why Apple Business Manager Is a Win for Apple-Using Firms

Make Sure to Test Your Backup System with Occasional Restores

Did you know that the word for the irrational fear of Friday the 13th is paraskevidekatriaphobia? Neither did we, but what that supposedly unlucky day is good for—whenever it rolls around—is reminding us to test our backup systems. If something does go wrong, backups can save your bacon, but only if they’re actually working. [...]

By |2019-12-03T15:40:49-04:00December 10th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Make Sure to Test Your Backup System with Occasional Restores

New Organization and Editing in Photos in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Taking photos is a popular use of the iPhone, and Apple has said that the improved cameras gave this year’s iPhone 11 Pro models their “Pro” designation. But Apple continually works to improve the Photos app as well. Taking great photos is only half the job—you also have to be able to find, edit, [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:27:46-04:00December 6th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on New Organization and Editing in Photos in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Need to Charge Your iPhone or iPad More Quickly? Get a Higher Wattage Power Adapter

By default, most iPhones and iPads ship with Apple’s tiny 5-watt power adapters. They work, but not quickly. However, the iPhone 8 and later, all models of the iPad Pro, and the most recent iPad Air and iPad mini models support fast charging when connected to higher wattage power adapters. You may have an [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:25:41-04:00December 3rd, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Need to Charge Your iPhone or iPad More Quickly? Get a Higher Wattage Power Adapter

Use the Driving ETA Feature in iOS 13’s Maps App to Share Your Arrival Time

A small but welcome new feature of iOS 13 is Driving ETA, which helps you share your estimated time of arrival with a contact whenever you’re navigating with the Maps app. To use Driving ETA, start navigating to a destination in Maps, tap Share ETA at the bottom of the screen, and pick the [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:19:00-04:00November 26th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Use the Driving ETA Feature in iOS 13’s Maps App to Share Your Arrival Time

Apple’s New AirPods Pro Offer Active Noise Cancellation and Better Fit

Are you a fan of Apple’s AirPods, or have you had trouble with them staying in your ears? Either way, you might like the just-released AirPods Pro, which offer a new design with three sizes of soft, flexible, silicone ear tips and welcome new capabilities. The ear tips should make the AirPods Pro fit [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:16:36-04:00November 22nd, 2019|Products, Releases|Comments Off on Apple’s New AirPods Pro Offer Active Noise Cancellation and Better Fit

Consider USB Peripherals When Troubleshooting Mac Problems

If you’re experiencing a sporadic problem with your Mac, the sort of thing that happens often enough to be annoying but not so frequently as to be reproducible, allow us to suggest one little-known troubleshooting tip. Malfunctioning USB devices—keyboards, mice, hubs, printers, etc.—can sometimes cause truly inscrutable problems ranging from startup issues to kernel [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:13:44-04:00November 19th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Consider USB Peripherals When Troubleshooting Mac Problems

Data Backup Strategies Go Only So Far—What’s Your Plan If Your Mac Dies?

We assume you have a backup strategy. Hopefully, it includes a bootable duplicate to minimize downtime in the event of a drive failure, a Time Machine or other versioned backup to address the problem of a deleted or corrupted file, and offsite backup to ensure that you don’t lose everything in the event of [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:11:42-04:00November 15th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Data Backup Strategies Go Only So Far—What’s Your Plan If Your Mac Dies?

New 16-inch MacBook Pro Sports a Redesigned Scissor-Switch Keyboard

Responding to customer complaints and media mocking, Apple has introduced a new 16-inch MacBook Pro that features improves on its predecessor in several ways, most notably with a scissor-switch keyboard in place of the flaky butterfly-key keyboard. The 16-inch MacBook Pro replaces the previous 15-inch MacBook Pro at the top of Apple’s notebook line [...]

By |2019-11-21T11:26:09-04:00November 14th, 2019|Products, Releases|Comments Off on New 16-inch MacBook Pro Sports a Redesigned Scissor-Switch Keyboard