Hands-on info about Apple’s new Magsafe Battery Pack

Am going to refer you below to an article from CNN, but my favorite is one from The Verge that refers to the new Magsafe Battery Pack as a "chonk," a term I've only seen used for cats who are a bit on the hefty side. https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2021/7/19/22583859/apple-magsafe-battery-pack-thickness-size-shape-plasticSo above, the citation to that article, and below … Continue reading Hands-on info about Apple’s new Magsafe Battery Pack

Two different update paths beginning with iOS 16

https://9to5mac.com/2021/06/16/ios-15-update-choice/ iOS 15 update choice could mean big changes in iOS 16 – Macworld Ben Lovejoy - Jun. 16th 2021 4:12 am PT @benlovejoy 29 Comments One of the benefits of an iPhone is that you get iOS updates for five or more years. But when it comes to the iOS 15 update, Apple is for the first … Continue reading Two different update paths beginning with iOS 16

If your iPhone doesn’t automatically update, you should update to iOS 14.7 now

Late news: Apple confirms Wi-Fi name bug fixed in iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/07/21/apple-confirms-wi-fi-name-bug-fixed-in-ios-147-ipados-147? https://9to5mac.com/2021/07/19/ios-14-7-why-you-should-update/ JULY 19 iOS 14.7 is now available, here’s why you should update José Adorno - Jul. 19th 2021 5:00 pm PT Apple has officially released iOS 14.7 to the general public. This update comes as iOS 14 beta testing begins to … Continue reading If your iPhone doesn’t automatically update, you should update to iOS 14.7 now

Novel material that’s making 5G possible (among other things)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-novel-material-thats-shrinking-phone-chargers-powering-up-electric-cars-and-making-5g-possible-11626494445? The Novel Material That’s Shrinking Phone Chargers, Powering Up Electric Cars, and Making 5G Possible Gallium, once an industrial-waste product, is transforming our increasingly electrified world By Christopher MimsJuly 17, 2021 12:00 am ET If you’re reading this on a screen, it’s likely you’re literally staring at the future. Present in most LED screens, as … Continue reading Novel material that’s making 5G possible (among other things)

How to change audio quality on your iPhone

https://screenrant.com/apple-music-audio-quality-change-iphone-how/ How To Change Apple Music Audio Quality On iPhone Want to get the most out of Apple Music? Learn how to take full control over streaming and download quality when using the app on an iPhone.BY JOSEPH MARINGPUBLISHED JUL 04, 2021 Apple Music offers instant access to over 75 million songs, and when used on iPhone, users can … Continue reading How to change audio quality on your iPhone

Users of the Notes App, read before you install iOS 15 or macOS 12

https://9to5mac.com/2021/07/05/psa-notes-created-with-ios-15-and-macos-12-might-be-unavailable-in-previous-os-versions/ PSA: Notes created with iOS 15 and macOS 12 might be unavailable in previous OS versions Filipe Espósito - Jul. 5th 2021 4:23 pm PT @filipeesposito Among all the new features in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, Apple has introduced some great changes to its Notes app. However, if you have already installed the … Continue reading Users of the Notes App, read before you install iOS 15 or macOS 12

How do Apple’s and Google’s free passport managers compare with paid services?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-google-and-apples-free-password-managers-compare-with-1password-dashlane-and-others-11626012003? How Google and Apple’s Free Password Managers Compare With 1Password, Dashlane and Others Free password managers built into popular browsers may work for some, including kids and less tech-savvy loved ones, but they come with some downsides—mainly, where you can or can’t use them By Nicole NguyenJuly 11, 2021 10:00 am ET With ransomware attacks … Continue reading How do Apple’s and Google’s free passport managers compare with paid services?

New iOS 15 will allow identifying content in photos — here’s how

https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/use-visual-lookup-photos-ios/ iOS 15: How to Use Visual Lookup in Photos to Identify Landmarks, Plants, and Pets Thursday July 8, 2021 10:55 AM PDT by Tim Hardwick In iOS 15, Apple made further advancements in on-device machine learning and integrated them into the Photos app to make your iPhone more intelligent at recognizing the contents of pictures. In other words, the ‌Photos‌ app … Continue reading New iOS 15 will allow identifying content in photos — here’s how

Turn off automatic updates for HomePods connected to Apple TV

https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/07/07/users-report-some-original-homepods-bricking-with-software-version-146-update? Users report some original HomePods 'bricking' with software version 14.6 update  By Wesley Hilliard | Jul 07, 2021   32 CommentsFacebook Twitter Reddit The release version 14.6 of HomePod's operating system is reportedly "bricking" some devices in certain configurations — especially when paired with an Apple TV. The user reports follow similar issues being caused by the beta version 15.0 software. Only the original … Continue reading Turn off automatic updates for HomePods connected to Apple TV

Two paths allow those with older iPhones to update only security

https://9to5mac.com/2021/06/16/ios-15-update-choice/ JUNE 16 iOS 15 update choice could mean big changes in iOS 16 – Macworld Ben Lovejoy - Jun. 16th 2021 4:12 am PT @benlovejoy One of the benefits of an iPhone is that you get iOS updates for five or more years. But when it comes to the iOS 15 update, Apple is for the first … Continue reading Two paths allow those with older iPhones to update only security

Windows 11 won’t be officially supported by any Intel Mac – why?

9to5mac.com/2021/06/25/windows-11-wont-be-officially-supported-by-any-intel-mac-heres-why/ Windows 11 won’t be officially supported by any Intel Mac — here’s why Filipe Espósito - Jun. 25th 2021 2:49 pm PT @filipeesposito Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Windows 11, the next major update to its PC operating system. While it comes with a refreshed design and even the ability to run emulated Android apps, not … Continue reading Windows 11 won’t be officially supported by any Intel Mac – why?