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iOS 16.4 Adds Voice Isolation Feature to Improve Cellular Calls

By pwsadmin | May 18, 2023 | Comments Off on iOS 16.4 Adds Voice Isolation Feature to Improve Cellular Calls

In iOS 15, Apple added the Voice Isolation feature to FaceTime calls to filter out noise around you while you’re talking, which is a boon if you’re making a call in a loud space or outside environment. With the recently released iOS 16.4, Apple has now brought that feature to cellular calls as well, but […]

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How Often Should Macs Be Replaced?

By pwsadmin | May 16, 2023 | Comments Off on How Often Should Macs Be Replaced?

It’s a question as old as the personal computer. When should you replace your current Mac with a new model that’s faster and more capable? If money were no object, the answer would be easy—whenever you feel like it. For the rest of us, and particularly for organizations with multiple Macs and limited budgets, the […]

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Reveal Your Desktop Quickly with a Keyboard Shortcut

By pwsadmin | May 12, 2023 | Comments Off on Reveal Your Desktop Quickly with a Keyboard Shortcut

The Mac’s Desktop is a remarkably useful place. It’s a good spot for in-progress documents, screenshots, images dragged out of Web pages, and more. However, app windows tend to obscure the Desktop, making it harder to use. There are two quick ways you can temporarily hide windows, making it easy to access icons on the […]

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“Juice Jacking” Returns to the News but Still Hasn’t Happened

By pwsadmin | May 9, 2023 | Comments Off on “Juice Jacking” Returns to the News but Still Hasn’t Happened

Much has been made in the media about a recent FBI warning about “juice jacking,” the theoretical act of installing malware on or stealing data from an iPhone connected to a public charging station. Researchers first demonstrated juice jacking in 2011 at the Defcon security conference. There’s no harm in following the FBI’s advice, but […]

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Sidestep MacBook Optimized Battery Charging When Necessary

By pwsadmin | May 1, 2023 | Comments Off on Sidestep MacBook Optimized Battery Charging When Necessary

Have you ever run into a situation where the battery icon in your menu bar is stuck at 80% even though your Mac has been plugged in for hours? Luckily, there are several easy workarounds, but first, let us explain what’s going on. In the past few years, Apple has added optimized battery charging features […]

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Need to Back Up or Export a Messages Conversation? Try PDF or iMazing

By pwsadmin | Mar 17, 2023 | Comments Off on Need to Back Up or Export a Messages Conversation? Try PDF or iMazing

Occasionally, we hear from a client who needs to document a Messages conversation with timestamps, perhaps as part of a lawsuit. The only way to do that on an iPhone or iPad is to take a series of screenshots, but if you have a Mac, there are additional options. The easiest approach is to select […]

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A Practical Guide to Identifying Phishing Emails

By pwsadmin | Mar 14, 2023 | Comments Off on A Practical Guide to Identifying Phishing Emails

Phishing is becoming an ever more common way for people to get in trouble when using the Internet. A phishing attack is some communication, usually an email, that tries to lure you into revealing login credentials, financial information, or other confidential details. A State of Phishing report from security firm SlashNext claims that there were […]

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Is Your Wi-Fi Network a Security Risk?

By pwsadmin | Mar 7, 2023 | Comments Off on Is Your Wi-Fi Network a Security Risk?

With Wi-Fi security, it’s easy to fall into the “out of sight, out of mind” trap. Your Wi-Fi router probably lives in a corner or closet, and of course, Wi-Fi’s radio waves are invisible. But the ease of connecting your devices to your Wi-Fi network means it’s equally as easy for a hacker to connect […]

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Quickly Put Lots of Files in a Folder with One Command

By pwsadmin | Mar 2, 2023 | Comments Off on Quickly Put Lots of Files in a Folder with One Command

Imagine that you’re working with a bunch of files, and you want to put a set of them in a new folder. You could stop what you’re doing, make a new folder, select all the files, and drag them into the folder, like an animal. Or you could take advantage of a slick Finder command […]

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How to Share a Contact Card without Sharing Everything in iOS 16

By pwsadmin | Feb 9, 2023 | Comments Off on How to Share a Contact Card without Sharing Everything in iOS 16

Apple makes it easy to share contact cards on the iPhone or iPad—just scroll down in a contact and tap Share Contact. But what if you don’t want to share every piece of data on that card? To avoid oversharing in iOS 16 or iPadOS 16, tap Filter Fields at the top of the Share […]

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