Apple held a virtual event on September 14, 2021, during which they announced new iPhones, iPads, and an updated Apple Watch. Many of you have likely read about what they covered, but I thought I’d give a quick rundown of what’s new along with some of my thoughts.Continue reading “New Apple Devices”
It seems as if we read about data leaks and security issues in the news almost daily. I’ve written in the past (here) about how important strong, unique passwords are to staying safe and secure online. It’s difficult to keep track of which companies have had issues and if we have accounts there. Luckily, there is an easy way to know if our accounts are at risk and to make changes to improve our security.Continue reading “Password Review”
Apple recently announced new devices and released updates to their various operating systems: iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. These system updates are not the major system updates we usually get near the end of the year, but a smaller collection of features and tweaks. As with every release, there are also a set of bug fixes and security and privacy updates. Here’s a quick overview of the updates.Continue reading “Apple Updates”
When I was in school I carried several notebooks with me. I kept track of everything in them: class notes, assignments, project research, bits of random information, and even doodles. In our digital world, keeping track of information is much easier than the old days, with the added benefit of being able to easily find and share things as well as having access on all our devices. In this post I cover more ways to keep records and store information.Continue reading “Taking Notes”
Many activities that once were done with a telephone call and paper documents are now handled on websites or through email. While printing emails and web pages is a fine way to keep track of things, your iPhone and iPad allow you to store these digitally. This has the added benefit of easy search and backup, as well as availability across your devices.Continue reading “Keeping Records”
While the new year is already well underway, there is one more area that I think is important to consider for a fresh start to the year: privacy. We use our devices for so much of our daily lives and they not only contain a lot of our information, but they also store data about us. Reviewing what apps are able to access on our devices is an important part of controlling your information.Continue reading “Privacy Review”
Apple System Updates
Apple updated its operating systems today, including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. An update for Macs is expected soon. These updates are fairly minor but contain bug fixes and important security improvements. As I’ve written about before, it’s important to stay current with these updates.Continue reading “Apple System Updates”
Apple’s Update Season
It’s that time of year when Apple releases new devices and software updates. You’ve probably seen this mentioned in the news quite a bit over the past couple of weeks. Now that the dust has settled (a little), I thought I’d give a quick overview of what’s new and help to answer that all-Important question: should you get a new device.
iPhones and Hurricanes
I’ve written several times about how our iPhones have become an indispensable part of our lives. When emergencies and natural disasters are looming, they become even more important as a way to get information, stay in touch with loved-ones, and even summon help if needed.
I have many family members that live in Florida and I’m worried about them as hurricane Dorian approaches. Here are some tips that will hopefully help them, and others, get the most out of their iPhones during the storm.
Safari: Open a Tab From Another Device
I often use my iPhone to look things up on the web while I’m out and about. If I want to pick up where I left off later using my iPad, I don’t have to remember how to get back to that page. There is a very simple way to jump right to it.