Stage Manager is the intriguing multitasking interface that allows for multiple app windows to be open at the same time on iPad. It’s an optional multitasking experience that some iPad users may really like and appreciate, but to make that determination you will need to turn Stage Manager on and see if you like it.
The Holiday shopping season is upon us, and Cyber Monday deals are here from Amazon on tons of great Apple products. With nice discounts on AirTags, AirPods, MacBook Air, iPad, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, and more, you’ll find something you like for either yourself or someone special on your list.
AirPods 2nd gen starting at $79.99 (down from $129)
The entry level AirPods 2nd generation are fantastic wireless earbuds, even if they don’t include fancier features like water resistance or active noise cancellation hwich are parts of the Pro and 3rd gen models.
The iPad Magic Keyboard transforms your iPad Pro or iPad Air into a laptop of sorts, complete with an excellent keyboard and great trackpad. These are rarely discounted by right now Amazon is offering both with a nice price cut:
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Do you remember the lovely space-themed galaxy and nebula wallpapers from Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, and Leopard? We covered them when they were released roughly a decade(!) ago, but those images are all now considered lower resolution thanks to todays high-res displays.
Well, now you can enjoy those all over again but resampled at 6K resolution, fitting for large retina display Macs (or iPads, iPhones, PC’s).
Black Friday shopping season is here as it has extended beyond the day itself and into basically the entire Thanksgiving holiday period, and that’s great news for shoppers seeking out discounts on Apple products.
Apple Watch Series 8 starting at $349 (Discounted from $399)
The latest generation of Apple Watch is available at a solid $50 discount:
Apple Card is a fancy credit card that has some nice perks and cash-back bonuses, but it’s still a credit card, which means paying it on time is critical. For this reason, setting up auto-pay is convenient, and can guarantee that you’re not missing payments or getting unnecessary fees.
To avoid interest charges and accruing more debt, the best way to use a credit card is to auto-pay the balance in full at the end of the billing period, so that you never carry a balance that is then charged usury interest.
If you have Apple Card, you may be interested in setting up auto-pay scheduled payments, and you’ll find it’s pretty easy to do though not particularly obvious within the Wallet app.
Any modern web browser can now run the retro System 7 Macintosh operating system on just about any device, thanks to the Infinite Mac project.
Infinite Mac offers a browser based 68k Macintosh Quadra emulator that runs impressively well in a browser, allowing you to play old games, run old Macintosh applications, and just have a little fun in a retro operating system.
And perhaps best of all, System 7 running in Infinite Mac allows for persistent storage as well as data transfer to and from the emulated Mac, all by using the shared volume “The Outside World”.
The shopping holiday of Black Friday has sort of morphed into a shopping week of discounts and deals from Amazon, and they’re offering some really great discounts on various Apple products. From AirPods, AirTags, MacBook Airs, and iPads, you’re sure to find something for yourself or someone else on your shopping list.
AirTags 4 Pack for $79.99
A four pack of AirTags personal tracking devices are offered at a solid discount from Amazon for $79.99, down 19% from the regular price of $99. These are rarely discounted so if you’ve been on the fence, perhaps now is the time to try out the personal trackers that work with the Find My network.
AirPods 2nd gen starting at $89.99 (down from $129)
The entry level AirPods 2nd generation are fantastic wireless earbuds, even if they lack some of the fancier features like active noise cancellation or water resistance of the Pro models and 3rd gen models.
Mac users may need to occasionally clear out and flush DNS cache in MacOS, perhaps because they modified their hosts file, or for troubleshooting purposes.
Resetting DNS cache on the Mac is generally only needed by advanced users, but even novice Mac users should find the process to be pretty easy, though it is achieved through the use of the command line.
Installing MacOS Ventura onto a Mac is pretty simple, but if you’re unfamiliar with the process of installing major system software updates, it may seem a little intimidating to jump into. Not to worry, we’ll walk through the process, and soon you’ll have macOS Ventura 13 running on the Mac in no time.
Amazon is back with some great deals on Apple accessories, including big discounts on AirTags, AirPods Pro, and AirPods. Whether you’re gift shopping or just want to treat yourself, enjoy these hefty discounts while you can.
AirTags are personal tracking devices that can function as key finders, luggage trackers, pet locators, and much more, helping people to find personal objects they are attached to. You can locate your AirTagged items with the Find My app, and you can make the AirTags play a sound to help you find whatever the item is you’re looking for. And because AirTags use the Find My network of basically every Apple device out in the world, you can more easily locate AirTagged items that are out and about, or misplaced when you’re on the road.
The base model AirPods use a lightning cable to charge the case and don’t have the same fancy active noise cancellation, water resistance, or head tracking features that AirPods Pro do, but they’re still perfectly great wireless earbuds for the vast majority of users.
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The Focus Modes feature arrives with a few default Focus’s that include things like Work, Driving, Sleep, and of course users can add their own for anything under the sun. If you don’t want to have a bunch of Focus modes available, either because you’re accidentally enabling them, can’t figure out how to turn them off easily, or you just don’t use them, you can delete Focus Modes on iPhone or iPad rather easily.
Let’s learn how to delete Focus modes from iPhone or iPad. You can delete any and all of them, except for the primary Do Not Disturb mode.
Amazon is at it again, with great discounts on all sorts of Apple hardware. From the all new M2 MacBook Air, to the M1 Pro MacBook Pro series, to iPad, iPad Mini, and iPad Pro, if you’re shopping for new devices, enjoy these discounted prices while they last!
M2 iPad Pro 11″ – $729 (Discounted 9% from $799)
You can save $70 with the biggest discount yet for the all new M2 iPad Pro in 11″ and with 128GB of storage:
Want to explore a smart-home accessory? Amazon’s latest Echo Dot offers an improved speaker, the Alexa personal assistant for voice commands, Compatibility with all major music services including Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Spotify, and much more. You can also connect to the Echo Dot via Bluetooth to use it as a general speaker.
Wondering how you can allow apps to be downloaded and opened from anywhere on MacOS Ventura? You may have noticed the ability to select “Allow applications downloaded from anywhere” has been removed by default in macOS Ventura and other modern versions of MacOS. This does not mean it’s impossible to download and open apps from elsewhere however, and advanced users can enable this feature within System Settings if they need to on their Mac.
Your iPhone keeps track of ‘Significant Locations’, which are typically places that you frequent often, like your home, a partners house, office, school, favorite restaurant, frequented hotels, and similar other places.
If you’re interested, you can view all the Significant Locations on your iPhone to see where your iPhone has determined is significant to you. This can be interesting data for many reasons to see, and also some users rely on the feature for work purposes to show where they have gone or frequent.
Many Mac users who have updated to macOS Ventura have discovered an active login item called “OSMessageTracer” that is an “item from unidentified developer.”
Given that the OSMessageTracer task is allowed to run in the background on your Mac, and it claims to be from an unidentified developer, it’s understandable why some users would be concerned about finding this in System Settings on their Mac. So, what is OSMessageTracer, is it necessary, and do you need to have it enabled as a Login Item on your Mac?