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Apple’s 2021 Crop: Four iPhones, Two iPads, and an Apple Watch

September is traditionally when new iPhones are ripe for the picking, and this year’s crop is no exception. At its California Streaming event on September 14th, Apple unveiled four iPhone 13 models. Apple also announced the expected Apple Watch Series 7, but entirely unanticipated were an upgrade to the iPad and a redesigned iPad [...]

By |2021-09-16T20:51:06-04:00September 15th, 2021|News, Products, Releases|Comments Off on Apple’s 2021 Crop: Four iPhones, Two iPads, and an Apple Watch

Filter What’s Showing in Photos to Focus on Specific Types

You know you can make albums and smart albums in Photos, and do searches to find photos that contain particular objects. But what if you want to separate photos from videos, identify which images in an album have been edited, or pick out just the ones you’ve favorited? For that, use Photos’ filters. On [...]

By |2021-08-02T16:05:21-04:00September 14th, 2021|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Filter What’s Showing in Photos to Focus on Specific Types

When Should You Upgrade to macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15?

September is here, which means that Apple will soon start releasing major upgrades for all its operating systems. Apple previewed these releases at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, and many people have been testing the public betas since. Once Apple judges macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 [...]

By |2021-09-02T11:06:53-04:00September 10th, 2021|iOS Tips, Mac Tips, Releases|Comments Off on When Should You Upgrade to macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15?

The Mac’s Magic Shortcut to Trashing Files and Photos Quickly

Sure, you could select a file in the Finder and choose File > Move to Trash or drag it to the Trash in the Dock. Similarly, you can trash selected photos in Apple’s Photos app by choosing Image > Delete X Photos, or by pressing the Delete key, but both of those methods result [...]

By |2021-08-02T16:01:45-04:00September 7th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on The Mac’s Magic Shortcut to Trashing Files and Photos Quickly

How to Take the Annoyance Out of Your Key Passwords and Passcodes

We constantly say, “Use a password manager!” for good reason. Password managers make it easy to generate, store, and enter strong passwords. You don’t have to decide whether or not your password is strong or weak, remember it, and type it accurately every time you log in to a website. Seriously, just get 1Password [...]

By |2021-08-02T15:59:59-04:00September 3rd, 2021|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on How to Take the Annoyance Out of Your Key Passwords and Passcodes

Nightstand Mode Makes Your Apple Watch a Helpful Bedroom Companion

Most Apple Watch users charge their watch every night, putting it on a charger as part of a bedtime routine. If that’s you, make sure you’re not missing one of the Apple Watch’s best features: nightstand mode. When you enable it in the iPhone’s Watch app, in General > Nightstand Mode, a charging Apple [...]

By |2021-08-02T15:57:54-04:00August 31st, 2021|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Nightstand Mode Makes Your Apple Watch a Helpful Bedroom Companion

Picking the Best Mac for a College-Bound Student

Do you have a child heading off to college soon? As you’re undoubtedly aware from high school, a computer is essential for a college student. If you haven’t been paying close attention to Apple’s Mac lineup, you might wonder which model makes the most sense. First, don’t buy anything without first checking with the [...]

By |2021-08-02T15:56:10-04:00August 27th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Picking the Best Mac for a College-Bound Student

Ever Have Trouble Printing? Try a Different Printer Driver

Some clients have reported problems with HP laser printers failing to print. Sometimes there’s an error. Other times, the print job just disappears into the ether. It’s unclear why this is happening or how widespread it is, but here’s a workaround that can help. Create a new printer configuration by clicking the + button in [...]

By |2021-08-02T15:54:02-04:00August 24th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Ever Have Trouble Printing? Try a Different Printer Driver

Reduce Your Email Load with Three Features in Apple’s Mail: Mute, Block, and Unsubscribe

Complaining about getting too much email is like complaining about bad traffic—we brought it upon ourselves, and while it’s impossible to escape entirely, it’s worth knowing how to reduce it. Apple is fully cognizant of the issue, too, and has built features into the last couple versions of Mail—on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad—to [...]

By |2021-07-06T11:48:01-04:00August 20th, 2021|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Reduce Your Email Load with Three Features in Apple’s Mail: Mute, Block, and Unsubscribe

Disable Unused Sharing Options on Your Mac If You’re Not Using Them

Many security breaches—even high-profile ones—stem from simple oversight. There’s one spot in macOS that has long been particularly susceptible to such lapse: the Sharing pane of System Preferences. In it, you can enable a wide variety of sharing services, some of which could allow another user to access your Mac remotely. They all let [...]

By |2021-07-06T11:41:19-04:00August 17th, 2021|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Disable Unused Sharing Options on Your Mac If You’re Not Using Them
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