Apple Updates

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.

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Taking Notes

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.

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Keeping Messages In Sync

We all use text messaging to stay in touch with friends and family, and also to interact with many businesses. If you have more than one Apple device, it’s a great convenience to be able to send and receive messages on all of them, but keeping your message list synchronized across your devices can be a challenge. There are a few settings that will ensure that everything stays in sync automatically.

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Time To Leave Windows 7

Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. This means that after that date they will no longer issue security and feature updates nor will they provide support. While it may seem that there is plenty of time to worry about this, if you’re using a PC that is running Windows 7, doing some planning and preparation now will help make the transition smoother.

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