Split Check using Apple Pay

You’re out to lunch with tech-savvy friends, one of whom picks up the check and says, “Just send me your share via Apple Pay Cash.” Wait, what? Apple Pay Cash is Apple’s new person-to-person payment service, designed to make it easy for individuals to send and receive money. It’s perfect for repaying a friend who[…]

iPhone 6 Battery Replacements

Conspiracy theorists: YOU NAILED IT! It turns out that starting with iOS 10.2.1 Apple has been slowing down iPhones that have old, weak batteries to avoid unexpected shutdowns. Apple posted A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and Performance to explain what was going on. Apple announced that it would reduce the price of[…]

The Best Deal on an iPad

People ALWAYS ask me how they can get a good deal on an iPad. Since last year, my recommendation has pretty consistently been to just check out Apple’s own base model iPad. Well last week, Apple added compatibility with their (fantastic) premium stylus, the Apple Pencil, to the new sixth generation of the iPad. For[…]

Photos App in High Sierra Get New Editing Capability

In macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple dramatically improved the editing capabilities of Photos, the built in photo management and now editing app. They’ve added tools for adjusting specific colors, fine-tuning color and contrast using curves, and even focusing an image with vignetting. But it still lacks many features found in other image editors, including applying[…]

How to Use Do Not Disturb While Driving

Distracted driving may not make headlines, but it’s a huge problem. In the United States in 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 391,000 people were injured and 3477 killed in accidents caused by distracted driving. Many things can distract drivers, but among the most concerning—and certainly the most avoidable—is texting. Given that[…]

Quick Tip: Don’t Let Hackers Hold You Hostage! Use a Unique iCloud Password

There has been a rash of reports from people whose Macs have been locked remotely via Find My Mac, with the criminals responsible holding the Mac hostage until they receive a ransom in Bitcoin. First, if this happens to you, do not pay the ransom! Any Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Store can unlock[…]