November 2019

Consider USB Peripherals When Troubleshooting Mac Problems

By |November 19th, 2019|Categories: Mac Tips|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

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

By |November 15th, 2019|Categories: Mac Tips|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Products, Releases|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

Be Careful in iOS 13’s Mail App—the Trash Button Is Where Reply Used to Be!

By |November 12th, 2019|Categories: iOS Tips|Tags: , , , |

For unknown reasons, Apple redesigned the toolbar in the iOS 13 version of Mail. Such things happen, but this time, Apple made a big mistake and moved Mail’s Trash button to where its Reply [...]

Which Precise Mac Model Do You Have? Here’s How to Find Out

By |November 5th, 2019|Categories: Mac Tips|Tags: , , , |

Apple likes to keep Mac names simple, but that’s not always helpful. For instance, if you want to add RAM to your Mac, it’s not good enough to know that it’s an iMac. You’ll [...]

Everything You Need to Know about Multitasking in iPadOS 13

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: iOS Tips|Tags: , , , |

With this year’s operating system updates, Apple has formally acknowledged that the iPhone and iPad have different uses and different needs. To that end, Apple has given the iPad version of iOS 13 its [...]