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Ransomware: Should You Be Worried, and What Protective Steps Should You Take?

On February 1, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Ransomware: Should You Be Worried, and What Protective Steps Should You Take?

Malware makes headlines regularly these days, and although Macs are targeted far less than Windows PCs, Mac users still need to remain vigilant. A particularly serious type of malware is called “ransomware” because once it infects your computer, it encrypts all your files and holds them for ransom. Luckily, despite…

Fusion drive defined & Is it a good fit in your iMac for business use?

On January 12, 2018, Posted by , In News, By , With Comments Off on Fusion drive defined & Is it a good fit in your iMac for business use?

Fusion drive defined & Is it a good fit in your iMac for business use? There are two basic types of storage devices available today: hard disk drives and solid-state drives. For the lowest cost per gigabyte, you can’t go wrong with a hard drive, and they come in truly…

Having Trouble Switching Apps on the iPhone X? Try This.

On January 2, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Having Trouble Switching Apps on the iPhone X? Try This.

Since the iPhone X lacks a Home button to press twice for the app switcher, you’ll need to switch apps in a new way. To bring up the app switcher, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to about halfway, and then pause until the app thumbnails appear. Then…

Looking for More Image Editing Power than Photos Can Provide?

On January 2, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Looking for More Image Editing Power than Photos Can Provide?

In macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple significantly enhanced the editing capabilities of Photos, adding tools for adjusting specific colors, fine-tuning color and contrast via curves, and even focusing an image with vignetting. But it still lacks many features found in other image editors, including applying a filter to an arbitrary…

Who Should Buy the New iMac Pro?

On January 2, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Who Should Buy the New iMac Pro?

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,…

Five Things You Should Never Do with Passwords (and Three You Should)

On January 2, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Five Things You Should Never Do with Passwords (and Three You Should)

Passwords are the bane of our modern existence. Nearly anything you want to do, it seems, calls for a password. As the Internet’s reach extends beyond computers and into phones, TVs, appliances, and even toys, we have to enter passwords with increasing frequency and in ever more annoying ways. To…

Apple Introduces CarPlay

On March 19, 2014, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Apple Introduces CarPlay

Apple recently announced that leading auto manufacturers are rolling out CarPlay.  CarPlay is a simple and safe way to use an  iPhone in the car.  CarPlay gives iPhone users a way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. Users…

Your iPhone will know who you are!

On December 3, 2013, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Your iPhone will know who you are!

Apple was granted a patent that uses facial recognition technology to control a computing device, like an iPhone, iPad or Mac.  The hope is that this will allow for a more secure and productive operating environment.  Apple’s patent comprises three separate systems: a face detection decision application; a face recognition…

Apple Tops Wish List

On November 14, 2013, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Apple Tops Wish List

CNET recently reported on a survey that looked at what 12-17 year old kids wanted most for the holidays. Not surprisingly, Apple products topped the list.  Eighty-eight percent of them said they wanted a gadget. The most desired item was an iPhone and the second most desired item was an iPad. Click below to…

Some more features of iOS7

On November 7, 2013, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Some more features of iOS7

If you have been using iOS7 for the past few weeks, you have gotten used to some of the updates.  Below are a few features you may not be aware of. Messages have time stamps:  Swipe from the right side of any conversation and you’ll see when the message came in. Siri can…