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How to Split Restaurant Checks with Apple Pay Cash

By | 2018-01-18T02:42:38+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Mac Tips|

You’re out on the town with all your tech-savvy friends, one of whom picks up the check and says, “Just send me your share via Apple Pay Cash.” Say what? Apple Pay Cash is Apple’s new person-to-person payment service, designed to make it easy for individuals to send and receive money. It’s perfect for repaying [...]

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Apple Lowers Battery-Replacement Pricing for iPhone 6 and Later

By | 2018-01-15T14:38:13+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Mac Tips|

Did you hear about the battery-related controversy swirling around Apple at the end of 2017? There has been much hue and cry about how, starting with iOS 10.2.1, iOS has been slowing down iPhones with old, weak batteries to avoid unexpected shutdowns. In response, Apple posted A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and [...]

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What you Need to Know about the Meltdown and Spectre Security Vulnerabilities

By | 2018-01-11T16:39:26+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Mac Tips|

You’ve no doubt heard in the news about the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities. While they are not to be taken lightly, once all is said and done we don’t believe there is a lot to worry about. The bad news is that every CPU chip designed since 1995 has these vulnerable design flaws due [...]

The New iMac Pro, You Get a Lot of Bang for Your Buck!

By | 2018-01-11T14:16:40+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Mac Tips|

Apple’s new iMac Pro has started shipping, and it’s an astonishing machine. Put simply, it’s the most powerful Mac ever, a title it will likely retain until Apple releases a new version of the Mac Pro, promised for sometime in 2018. But for now, what’s special about the iMac Pro, and should you buy one? [...]

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Safari’s Site-Specific Settings Allow You To Adjust Web Site Behavior

By | 2018-01-08T14:20:17+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Mac Tips|

Although macOS 10.13 High Sierra was light on new features, it did bring one welcome addition to Safari—site-specific settings. Imagine that you regularly visit a blog that you prefer to read using Safari’s Reader view. Rather than invoke it each time you visit, you can now set Safari to use Reader automatically on that site. [...]

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Amazon Prime Video Access Comes to the Apple TV!

By | 2018-01-06T19:37:40+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Mac Tips|

A $99-per-year Amazon Prime membership provides various perks, including free 2-day shipping from the Amazon online store and streaming access to Amazon’s media libraries. If you're a student you can get a student membership here, for 50% off your membership and a lot of great deals like discounts on your books. For Apple TV users, [...]

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Top Three Health App Picks For The Apple Watch!

By | 2018-01-05T02:20:47+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Mac Tips|

The Apple Watch and all the new HealthKit connected apps are adding a new level of geeky fashion to exercise. I think I spend at least as much time looking at all the data as it comes in as I do exercising now. Having such easy access to stats like heart rate, sleep patterns and [...]

Apple Pay Updates Your Credit Card Expiration Date and Other Details Automatically

By | 2017-12-30T19:19:24+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Mac Tips|

File this as another reason why Apple Pay is better than plastic. Let’s say your credit card expires and your bank sends you a new card with an updated expiration date. Or perhaps your bank replaces your card with one that has a new card number or security code. Either way, most credit card issuers [...]

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Some Cleaning Products Can Damage Your iPhone (Use Caution when Cleaning)

By | 2017-12-28T18:03:07+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Mac Tips|

If you have an iPhone, fingerprints are part of the experience and it’s all too easy to get your iPhone dirty with ink, hand lotions, makeup, dirt, food, or tanning lotion. If your iPhone needs cleaning, resist the urge to spray it with window cleaner, rubbing alcohol, or ammonia, or, even worse, to scrub it with [...]

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What You Need to Know about Face ID on the iPhone X

By | 2017-12-22T16:49:14+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Mac Tips|

Apple’s new iPhone X does away with the Home button, which has been a fixture since the original iPhone and has long served as the Touch ID sensor. To replace Touch ID, Apple developed a new facial recognition technology called Face ID. With Face ID, the iPhone X scans your face to authenticate you instead [...]

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