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10 Things You Need to Know about Apple’s New HomePod Speaker

By | 2018-03-16T04:13:17+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Mac Tips|

After months of anticipation, Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker finally shipped in mid-February. Reviews of its audio quality have been positive, and for the most part, it works both as advertised and as you’d expect. However, there were some surprises, most good but some bad. Whether you have a HomePod on your credenza (which may [...]

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Install Minor Operating System Updates to Maintain Herd Immunity

By | 2018-02-26T21:13:13+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Mac Tips|

It seems like Apple releases updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS nearly every week these days. It has been only a few months since iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra launched, and we’ve already seen ten updates to iOS and seven updates to macOS. Some of these have been to fix bugs, which [...]

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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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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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The Top Features You’ll Want to Try in iOS 11

By | 2017-09-18T19:18:02+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Mac Tips|

Even if you’re not buying a new iPhone this year, you can still enjoy a hefty dose of “New and Improved!” with Apple’s iOS 11, which provides a host of new capabilities. Hold on tight, there’s a lot to cover, and we have another article coming about the iPad-specific changes in iOS 11.   Getting [...]

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Make Sure to Get Sierra before High Sierra Ships

By | 2017-09-18T19:24:23+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Mac Tips|

Assuming Apple continues its previous practices, once macOS 10.13 High Sierra comes out, it will become impossible to download macOS 10.12 Sierra unless you have already downloaded it. That could be awkward if you want to upgrade an older Mac to Sierra at any point after High Sierra ships, since you won’t be able to [...]

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