iPhone 13 & iPhone 13 Pro Announced, Release Date September 24

Sep 14, 2021 - 2 Comments

iPhone 13 Pro series

Apple has announced the iPhone 13 series, including iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

The new iPhones offer incremental improvements over the prior models, with faster performance, better cameras, better screen brightness and refresh rate, new color options, water resistance, better battery life, and more.

All new iPhone models will be available to pre-order starting at 5am PDT on Friday September 17, with a release date set the week after on September 24.

Additionally, Apple released updates to the Apple Watch, iPad, and iPad Mini devices.

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iOS 15 RC Released for Beta Testers

Sep 14, 2021 - Leave a Comment

iOS 15 GM and iPadOS 15 GM beta

Apple has released iOS 15 RC and iPadOS 15 RC to users enrolled in the beta testing programs for the iPhone and iPad system software.

RC stands for Release Candidate, but given that Apple announced iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 will be released to everyone on September 20, it’s likely the RC build is also the GM.

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Apple Watch Series 7 Announced

Sep 14, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Apple Watch Series 7

Apple announced the updated Apple Watch Series 7 today, along with the iPhone 13 lineup.

As you’d expect, the updated Apple Watch line includes all the health features of existing Apple Watch models, along with some new cosmetic changes and other improvements.

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iPad Mini 6 & iPad 9 Released

Sep 14, 2021 - Leave a Comment

iPad Mini 6

Apple has announced an all new redesigned iPad Mini, along with a revamped entry-level iPad 9.

The new iPad models were announced alongside the iPhone 13 series at the September 14 online Apple event.

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How to Delete a Child Account from Family Sharing

Sep 14, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Delete an Apple Child Account from Family Sharing

Are you trying to remove a child from your Family Group? If so, you may have noticed that the option to remove a child account isn’t available in the Family Sharing settings menu. However, there are a couple of workarounds if you really want to get the child account user removed.

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iOS 14.8 & iPadOS 14.8 Update Released for iPhone & iPad with Security Fixes

Sep 13, 2021 - Leave a Comment

iOS 14.8 updates

Apple has released iOS 14.8 and ipadOS 14.8 for iPhone and iPad users, the software update includes an important security fix and is therefore recommended for all users to install onto their devices.

Similarly, macOS Big Sur 11.6 update is available, along with security updates for Catalina and Mojave, for Mac users to receive the same security update.

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MacOS Big Sur 11.6 Released for Mac with Security Fixes

Sep 13, 2021 - 7 Comments

macOS Big Sur 11.6

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.6 for all Mac users running the Big Sur operating system, the update includes important security fixes for Mac, and is therefore recommended for all users to install.

Additionally, Mac users running Catalina and Mojave will find security updates available for their Macs, labeled as Safari 14.1.2 and Security Update 2021-005 Catalina.

Separately, Apple has also released iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 for iPhone and iPad, which apparently contain the same security updates for those devices.

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How to Add & Remove People in Family Sharing Groups from Mac

Sep 13, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Add & Remove People to Family Group on Mac

Did you know that you can share your purchases and subscriptions with other Apple users? As long as you’re on a supported plan, Apple will allow you to share your subscriptions with up to five people at the same time. This is made possible with the help of Family Sharing. You can easily add and remove people from Family Groups from the Mac, as we’ll cover here (and yes you can also do this from iPhone or iPad).

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Run ChromeOS on Older Macs and PCs with CloudReady

Sep 12, 2021 - 5 Comments

Chrome OS on old Mac or PC hardware

If you have an old Mac or PC laying around and you’re bored with running something like Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Windows XP, you might consider putting Chrome OS on it, which is freely available thanks to CloudReady.

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How to Delete Translation History in Apple Translate App on iPhone

Sep 12, 2021 - 4 Comments

How to Delete Translation History in Apple Translate App

Are you a frequent user of the native Translate app on your iPhone? Perhaps, you travel a lot or reside in a foreign country where you’ll need to translate your first language? If so, you may want to clear your translation history every now and then, similar to why anyone would want to clear their browsing history. Or perhaps you just want to clear the translation history for privacy reasons.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Automatically Download Songs from iCloud to Windows PC

Sep 12, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Automatically Download Songs from iCloud to PC

Do you use iTunes as the primary software to listen to music on your Windows computer? In that case, it’s possible that you prefer your songs to be downloaded and stored locally on your system rather than being streamed from the cloud. This can be done easily with iTunes for Windows.

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How to Change Apple One Subscription Plan

Sep 11, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Change Apple One Subscription Plan

Are you taking advantage of Apple One subscription bundle to save money on Apple’s services? Perhaps, you’re on the trial subscription but you want to switch to a different plan once the trial period expires? In that case, you may be interested in learning how to change your Apple One subscription tier.

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How to Stereo Pair HomePod Mini Speakers

Sep 11, 2021 - Leave a Comment

HomePod mini paired speakers

If you have two HomePod speakers and you wish to use them as a stereo pair together, you can easily set that up via the Home app on iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Stereo pairing HomePod together will create a richer and fuller sound environment, and they can be selected as the audio output for any of your Apple devices as well.

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Summon an Overlay Web Browser by Keystroke with Bonsai for Mac

Sep 10, 2021 - 1 Comment

Bonsai Browser on Mac

Bonsai is an interesting free app that allows you to summon a web browser anywhere on the Mac by keystroke. It’s intended for researchers and programmers, but due to the convenience of an instant web browser accessible from anywhere, it may have utility for other users too.

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How to Mirror Front Camera Photos on iPhone

Sep 10, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Mirror Front Camera on iPhone & iPad

If you take a lot of selfies on your iPhone or iPad, you already know how the final image is not the same as the one you saw in the camera preview. This is because the preview is flipped to make it seem like you’re looking in the mirror, but the final image you get is what the camera actually sees, which is also what someone looking at you would see.

But what if you want the final image snapped with the iPhone camera to stay flipped and mirrored? Of course, there’s a setting for that.

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How to Check if Your iPhone is Still in Warranty

Sep 10, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Check if Your iPhone is Still in Warranty

Need to determine if your iPhone is still under warranty? What if we told you that there’s no need to grab your iPhone’s serial number and head over to Apple’s website to check warranty status anymore? It turns out that you can check warranty status, right from iPhone.

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How to Add Captions to Photos on iPhone & iPad

Sep 9, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Add Captions to Photos on iPhone & iPad

Adding captions to photos can help you to add context or a note to a picture or video, and this is now easily done on iPhone and iPad.

Captions are a useful feature for cataloging images and adding notes about a photo too, for example maybe you took a photo of people and you wanted to add a caption with each of their names, or perhaps you took a photo or video of an event and you want to add a caption to specify what it was and help add some context to the image, or for future reference. Captions could also be helpful when someone else goes through some of the photos on your iPhone and they want the context. Another benefit to captions? They can be searched by keyword. So whatever the use case, adding captions to photos is easy on iPhone and iPad.

To be clear, adding captions this way is entirely different from adding text to photos, which literally overlays text atop an image.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Use Speak Selection on Mac

Sep 9, 2021 - 2 Comments

How to Use Speak Selection on Mac

Did you know that your Mac is capable of reading highlighted text out loud? This is a feature that could come in handy for many reasons, whether you prefer to have some particular text read, for accessibility reasons, if you’re focusing on something else, for dramatic effect, or myriad other purposes.

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By Hamlin Rozario - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

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