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iOS 17.5.1 & iPadOS 17.5.1 Update Released to Fix Reappearing Deleted Photos Bug

May 21, 2024 - Leave a Comment
iOS 17.5.1 update fixes a peculiar bug where deleted photos would reappear

Apple has released a small bug fix update for iPhone and iPad versioned as iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1. The update specifically aims to fix a very strange bug where deleted photos would randomly reappear on some users devices. Sometimes the photos that reappeared on user devices were deleted many years prior, raising serious questions … Read More

MacOS Ventura 13.6.7 & macOS Monterey 12.7.5 Updates Available

May 14, 2024 - 1 Comment
MacOS Ventura 13.6 and macOS Monterey 12.7

macOS Ventura 13.6.7, macOS Monterey 12.7.5, and Safari 17.5 are now available as software updates for Mac users who are not running the macOS Sonoma operating system and the just released MacOS Sonoma 14.5 update. macOS Ventura 13.6.7, macOS Monterey 12.7.5, and Safari 17.5 focus on security fixes and are not expected to include any … Read More

iOS 16.7.8 & iPadOS 16.7.8 Updates for Older iPhones & iPads Available

May 14, 2024 - Leave a Comment

Alongside iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5, Apple has also released iOS 16.7.8 and iPadOS 16.7.8 updates for older model iPhone and iPads. iOS 16.7.8 and iPadOS 16.7.8 include security fixes and do not appear to have any other changes. iOS 16.7.8 and iPadOS 16.7.8 are available for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad … Read More

iOS 17.5 & iPadOS 17.5 Updates Released with Bug Fixes

May 13, 2024 - Leave a Comment
iOS 17.5 update and iPadOS 17.5 update

iOS 17.5 for iPhone, and iPadOS 17.5 for iPad, have been released by Apple. The new software updates are available with bug fixes, security enhancements, enhancements to Apple News, and a new Pride Radiance wallpaper from Apple to celebrate the LGBTQIA2S++ communities for Pride month. Separately, updates are also available for watchOS 10.5, tvOS 17.5, … Read More

MacOS Sonoma 14.5 Update Released with Security Fixes

May 13, 2024 - 3 Comments
MacOS Sonoma 14.5

Apple has released MacOS Sonoma 14.5 for Mac users running the Sonoma operating system. The MacOS 14.5 update includes bug fixes, security enhancements, and some changes and improvements to add various word games to the paid Apple News+ service. Mac users running earlier versions of system software will find MacOS Ventura 13.6.7 and MacOS Monterey … Read More

Release Candidate of iOS 17.5 & iPadOS 17.5 Available for Testing

May 8, 2024 - 1 Comment

Apple has issued release candidate builds for iOS 17.5, iPadOS 17.5, watchOS 10.5, tvOS 17.5, and visionOS 1.2. MacOS Sonoma 14.5 release candidate is not yet available. The release candidate versions arrived right after the new M4 iPad Pro debuted, and the final version of iPadOS 17.5 will almost certainly ship on that device.

New M4 iPad Pro, M2 iPad Air, Apple Pencil Pro, & Magic Keyboard Released by Apple

May 7, 2024 - 2 Comments
M4 iPad Pro

Apple unveiled updates to their iPad lineup today, featuring newly redesigned iPad Pro models with M4 chips, and updates to the iPad Air which now include the M2 chip and a 13″ display size option. Additionally, Apple introduced a new Apple Pencil Pro for iPad Pro, and a redesigned Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro.

The Apple Pirate Flag – A Fun Story from Apple History, and a Free Wallpaper

May 4, 2024 - 1 Comment
Apple Pirate Flag or Apple Jolly Roger recreated

“It’s better to be a pirate than join the navy.” – Steve Jobs Have you ever seen the Apple Pirate Flag, sometimes called the Apple Jolly Roger, and wondered what the story was around that? I did too, so I dug into a bit to uncover a fun little part of Apple history.

Beta 3 of iOS 17.5, macOS Sonoma 14.5, iPadOS 17.5, Available for Testing

Apr 24, 2024 - Leave a Comment

Apple has issued the third beta versions of iOS 17.5, macOS Sonoma 14.5, iPadOS 17.5, watchOS 10.5, visionOS 1.2, and tvOS 17.5, to all users participating in the beta testing programs for Apple system software. The new beta builds are available to both developer beta and public beta testers on any actively enrolled device, though … Read More

Apple Event Set for May 7, New iPads Expected

Apr 23, 2024 - 2 Comments
Apple Event set for May 7

Apple has set an online event for 7:00AM PST on Tuesday, May 7, for the early birds on the west coast, or mid-morning east coast folks. While Apple offers only a vague hint of what’s to come with the event artwork, the rumor mill speculates that updated iPad models will be revealed that feature the … Read More

Beta 2 of iOS 17.5, iPadOS 17.5, macOS Sonoma 14.5, Available for Testing

Apr 18, 2024 - Leave a Comment
New betas for iOS 17, macOS Sonoma 14, and iPadOS 17

The second beta versions of iOS 17.5, iPadOS 17.5, MacOS Sonoma 14.5, tvOS 17.5, watchOS 10.5, and visionOS 1.2, have been made available by Apple to participants in the beta testing programs for Apple system software. Both developer and public beta testers are able to access the new builds on any enrolled device that is … Read More

Opinion: Shiny Keys on MacBook Air & Pro Are Ugly and Shouldn’t Happen

Apr 11, 2024 - 22 Comments
Shiny keys on a MacBook Air 15-inch model looking cheap and gross

One of the worst things about the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro is the shiny key issue. If you’re unfamiliar, the image above demonstrates the beginning stages of the shiny key development on my otherwise beautiful six month old MacBook Air, visible mostly on the shift key, but “A” and “S” are also beginning to … Read More

MacOS Ventura 13.6.6 & Safari 17.4.1 Update Available

Apr 3, 2024 - 3 Comments
MacOS Ventura update

Apple has released macOS Ventura 13.6.6 for Mac users running Ventura, along with Safari 17.4.1 for Mac users running Ventura and Monterey. These software updates include some of the same critical security fixes that came with macOS Sonoma 14.4.1, and are aimed at users who are not running the Sonoma operating system on their Macs. … Read More

Using M3 MacBook Air in Clamshell Mode May Reduce Performance

Apr 3, 2024 - 1 Comment
M3 MacBook Air open vs clamshell performance

If you’re interested in getting a brand new M3 MacBook Air and running in clamshell mode to take advantage of the dual external display support, be aware that system performance may be reduced when the MacBook Air is run in clamshell mode (clamshell mode, meaning the lid is closed but the MacBook is powered on).

First Beta of iOS 17.5, macOS Sonoma 14.5, iPadOS 17.5 Released for Testing

Apr 2, 2024 - Leave a Comment

Apple has released the first beta versions of a round of upcoming future software updates, versioned as iOS 17.5 for iPhone, macOS Sonoma 14.5 for Mac, iPadOS 17.5 for iPad, tvOS 17.5 for Apple TV, watchOS 10.5 for Apple Watch, and visionOS 1.2 for Apple Vision Pro. The betas are available now to users enrolled … Read More

iOS 16.7.7 & iPadOS 16.7.7 Released for Older iPhone & iPad Models

Apr 1, 2024 - Leave a Comment
iOS 16.6 update

Apple has released iOS 16.7.7 and iPadOS 16.7.7 for select older model iPhone and iPads. The updates seem to include the same essential and applicable security fixes that iOS 17.4.1 and iPadOS 17.4.1 included. Specifically, iOS 16.7.7 is available for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, while iPadOS 16.7.7 is available for iPad 5th … Read More

WWDC 2024 Set for June 10-14, Expect iOS 18, macOS 15, visionOS 2, etc

Mar 26, 2024 - 2 Comments
WWDC 2024

Apple has announced their annual developer conference, WWDC, will take place from June 10 to June 14 of this year. The majority of WWDC 2024 will be online, however there will be an in-person event and keynote speech on June 10, at Apple’s Cupertino California headquarters. Apple typically unveils new versions of upcoming system software … Read More

MacOS Sonoma 14.4.1 Update Released with Bug Fixes & Security Updates

Mar 25, 2024 - Leave a Comment
macOS Sonoma 14.4.1 update

Apple has released macOS Sonoma 14.4.1 as an update for Mac users running the Sonoma operating system. The software update includes bug fixes and security enhancements, and appears to resolve the USB hub and external monitor issues that some Mac users were experiencing with macOS Sonoma 14.4 update. Separately, macOS Ventura 13.6.6 is also available … Read More

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