Understanding What “Vintage” and “Obsolete” Mean for Apple Products

2022-05-17T16:49:16-04:00

Macs—and Apple products in general—tend to last a long time. It’s not unusual to see someone happily using an 8-year-old MacBook Pro. As much as it’s environmentally responsible to use electronics as long as possible, doing so may reduce your productivity or leave your business in a precarious situation if a hardware failure forces an […]

Understanding What “Vintage” and “Obsolete” Mean for Apple Products2022-05-17T16:49:16-04:00

Did You Know That You Can Run iPhone and iPad Apps on an M1-based Mac?

2022-05-17T16:48:13-04:00

Much has been written about the performance benefits of Apple’s M1 family of chips, but you may not have realized that M1-based Macs can also run many iPhone and iPad apps. It makes sense, given that the M1 chip grew out of the work Apple did for the A-series processors in the iPhone and iPad, […]

Did You Know That You Can Run iPhone and iPad Apps on an M1-based Mac?2022-05-17T16:48:13-04:00

Put Files in the Mac’s Trash Using the Keyboard

2022-05-17T16:49:43-04:00

You know that you can drag files or folders to the Trash icon in the Dock for later deletion. And you probably know that you can select multiple items on the Desktop or in a Finder window by Command-clicking each one in turn (Shift-click to select a sequential range of items in a list view), […]

Put Files in the Mac’s Trash Using the Keyboard2022-05-17T16:49:43-04:00

Block Malicious and Adult Web Sites with DNS Filtering

2022-05-17T16:47:21-04:00

One of the best ways to keep malware from infecting your computers is to avoid visiting websites designed to do just that. No one intentionally visits loadmetogetinfected.com, but malware authors employ all sorts of tricks to lure unsuspecting users into viewing malicious sites. Various tools can help, but the easiest free technique is called DNS […]

Block Malicious and Adult Web Sites with DNS Filtering2022-05-17T16:47:21-04:00

Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Red Badges (On Our iPhone Apps)

2022-03-02T13:31:49-05:00

Quick quiz: what does a red number badge on the Phone icon on your iPhone mean? You’d be right if you said that it indicates the number of missed calls or voicemail messages. The Mail and Messages apps also use a red badge to display the number of unread messages; Settings uses one to indicate […]

Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Red Badges (On Our iPhone Apps)2022-03-02T13:31:49-05:00

Apple Wows with Mac Studio and Studio Display, Updates iPhone SE and iPad Air

2022-03-09T15:22:50-05:00

At its March 8th Peek Performance event, Apple freshened its iPhone and iPad product lines with a new third-generation iPhone SE and fifth-generation iPad Air, along with new green hues for the iPhone 13 line. Then Apple focused on the big announcements of the day: the entirely new Mac Studio, powered by the insanely fast […]

Apple Wows with Mac Studio and Studio Display, Updates iPhone SE and iPad Air2022-03-09T15:22:50-05:00

In iOS 15, You Can Now Open an App from the Lock Screen

2022-03-02T13:26:15-05:00

Most of the time, when you unlock your iPhone or iPad, you want to launch an app. In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, you no longer have to unlock the device, find the app on a Home screen page, and tap it. Instead, you can open an app directly from the Lock screen, assuming Settings […]

In iOS 15, You Can Now Open an App from the Lock Screen2022-03-02T13:26:15-05:00

Looking for a New Email Provider? Try These Services

2022-03-02T13:25:13-05:00

If you’re completely happy with your email provider, move on, there’s nothing to see here. But if you’re unhappy with your provider’s reliability, spam filtering, or stability as a business, or if you’re tired of having a 1990s-style address from aol.com or hotmail.com, you can switch. There are innumerable email providers, and many are undoubtedly […]

Looking for a New Email Provider? Try These Services2022-03-02T13:25:13-05:00

The Hidden Controls in the iPhone’s Camera App

2022-03-02T13:23:37-05:00

The beauty of the iPhone camera is that it combines the ease of use of a point-and-shoot camera with the image quality of a DSLR. To take a picture, you simply open the Camera app, frame your shot, and tap the shutter button. Simple, but what’s happening behind the scenes is anything but. The iPhone […]

The Hidden Controls in the iPhone’s Camera App2022-03-02T13:23:37-05:00

Delete or Position iOS Apps from Search

2022-03-02T13:19:45-05:00

In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple added a feature that would have been even more welcome before the advent of the App Library: the capability to manage apps from Search. But it’s still handy as a way to delete or position an app you can’t find on a Home screen page. Swipe down from […]

Delete or Position iOS Apps from Search2022-03-02T13:19:45-05:00
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