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Apple Powers Mac mini and MacBook Pro with New M2 Chips, Releases New HomePod

By pwsadmin | Jan 18, 2023 |

With a handful of press releases buttressed by a 19-minute video, Apple pulled back the curtains on its new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips and announced updated Mac mini and MacBook Pro models that rely on the new chips. There are no significant design or feature changes with these updated models, just faster performance, […]

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Merge Duplicate Photos and Videos in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and Ventura

By pwsadmin | Dec 27, 2022 | Comments Off on Merge Duplicate Photos and Videos in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and Ventura

It’s all too easy to end up with duplicate photos and videos in your Photos library. The most common way is to use the Duplicate command, but we’ve seen duplicates appear due to accidentally repeated actions in other apps, repeated screenshots, multiple imports that include the same image (much as Photos tries to prevent this […]

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Delete Contacts More Easily in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16

By pwsadmin | Dec 20, 2022 | Comments Off on Delete Contacts More Easily in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16

Deleting contacts on the iPhone and iPad used to be a pain, especially if you wanted to trash multiple contacts. You had to open the contact, tap Edit, scroll to the bottom, and tap Delete Contact. Although you still can’t swipe left on a contact in a list, as you do when deleting in Mail […]

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Two Ways to Manage Your Email So You Can Find It Later

By pwsadmin | Dec 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Two Ways to Manage Your Email So You Can Find It Later

We recently wrote about different ways to organize your files, which prompted some people to ask us about the best ways to manage email. Email may have competition from messaging services like Slack and Microsoft Teams, but for many people, it’s still where the most important communications take place. That’s especially true for anyone who […]

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These New Year’s Resolutions Will Improve Your Digital Security in 2023

By pwsadmin | Dec 8, 2022 | Comments Off on These New Year’s Resolutions Will Improve Your Digital Security in 2023

Happy New Year! For many of us, starting a new year means reflecting on fresh habits we’d like to adopt. Although we certainly support any resolutions you may have made to get enough sleep, eat better, reduce social media usage, and exercise more, could we suggest a few that will improve your digital security and […]

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You Can Now Use Siri to Reboot Your iPhone or iPad

By pwsadmin | Dec 6, 2022 | Comments Off on You Can Now Use Siri to Reboot Your iPhone or iPad

Although iOS and iPadOS are extremely stable, there are times when rebooting your iPhone or iPad can eliminate odd or problematic behavior, and there’s no harm in trying it. In the past, you’ve had to remember which buttons to press or select Settings > General > Shut Down and then press a button to turn […]

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Apple Is Driving the iPhone to eSIM: Here’s What You Need to Know

By pwsadmin | Nov 29, 2022 | Comments Off on Apple Is Driving the iPhone to eSIM: Here’s What You Need to Know

Perhaps the most surprising change in the iPhone 14 line, at least in the United States, was the shift from using removable SIM cards to eSIM. SIM cards—SIM stands for Subscriber Identity Module—have been a fixture in the mobile phone world for many years because they provide the unique identification necessary to connect a subscriber […]

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Text Flight Numbers to People You’re Visiting So They Can Track Your Flight

By pwsadmin | Nov 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Text Flight Numbers to People You’re Visiting So They Can Track Your Flight

Next time you’re flying to visit your Apple-using family or friends, send them your flight number using Messages when you leave. Then they can easily track your flight in the air and see when you’re arriving. Just text them the flight number prefixed with the airline’s abbreviation, like AA for American Airlines, AC for Air […]

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What Your Organization Needs to Know About Email Blocklists

By pwsadmin | Nov 15, 2022 | Comments Off on What Your Organization Needs to Know About Email Blocklists

Spam remains one of the scourges of the Internet, although spam filters do a pretty good job of keeping most of it out of email inboxes. However, those spam filters can cause deliverability problems for organizations that send email for marketing or customer outreach. One way that happens is if the IP address—the unique numeric […]

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Mail Gains Welcome Features in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS 13 Ventura

By pwsadmin | Nov 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Mail Gains Welcome Features in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS 13 Ventura

Email may not be as sexy a way to communicate as modern-day darlings like Messages, Slack, or Microsoft Teams, but it remains the workhorse of business and personal communications. While Apple’s Mail is a mature app that has long provided the necessary basics, there has been room for improvement. In iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and […]

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