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Getting Started with 1Password

We always recommend that everyone use a password manager like 1Password instead of attempting to memorize (or write down) passwords. Although there are other password managers, 1Password is the best solution for Apple users, thanks to a focus on macOS and iOS from its earliest days. 1Password offers plenty of benefits, including: Automatic generation of […]

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Do you need an MDM? (If your devices are company-owned, you almost certainly do.)

For those who work in organizations, regardless of size, you know how much effort is involved with coordinating a group’s technology. It can take quite some time to set up a new Mac, iPad, or iPhone with all the right apps, settings, and logins. And that’s just to get started — on an everyday basis, […]

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So, Are Apple’s New M1-Based Macs Any Good?

In November, Apple unveiled its new M1 chip and three new Macs that use it: the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. The M1-based MacBook Air replaces the previous Intel-based MacBook Air, but with the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the Mac mini, Apple continues to sell some Intel-based models with beefier specs — […]

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Flash Is Dead—Uninstall Flash Player to Keep Your Mac Secure

 

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Apple Unveils New M1-Powered MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini

The Mac took center stage at Apple’s “One More Thing” event this week. More specifically, three Macs — all of which replace the longstanding Intel CPU with Apple’s new M1 chip. All three Macs can be ordered now and will start shipping within a week or so. What Is the M1 and Why Should You […]

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Apple Releases Four iPhone 12 Models and the HomePod mini

For the second time in less than a month, Apple has made a splashy announcement. In its “Hi, Speed” event, the company unveiled the expected iPhone 12 — four of them! — along with a new HomePod mini. HomePod mini As Apple did in its event, let’s discuss the HomePod mini first. The HomePod mini is […]

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Remember to Enable Text Message Forwarding When You Get a New Mac or iPad

If, like us, you’ve long had text messages forwarding from your iPhone to your Mac and iPad, then after you get a new device, it might be a while before you realize that it’s not receiving texts sent to your iPhone. When you get a new Apple device, you need to specifically enable it to […]

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When Should You Upgrade to macOS 11 Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14?

As we get into October, our thoughts turn, of course, to operating systems. Apple previewed their new OS versions at its Worldwide Developers Conference back in June, and they’ve been in public beta for a few months. As Apple makes macOS 11 Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 available, the […]

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Beware iCloud Phishing Phone Calls!

We’ve been hearing reports of an uptick in the scam phone calls that claim to be from Apple. If you answer, an automated message tells you that your iCloud account has been breached and asks you to call a provided 1-866 number. Do not do this! Apple will never call you unprompted. Unfortunately, the criminals […]

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Join us on Catalina!

With the public release of macOS 11 Big Sur looming, we recommend that everyone upgrades to the current macOS, 10.15 Catalina. Here’s how to do that, courtesy of Apple. Now at version 10.15.6, Catalina is mature enough that everyone should go ahead and upgrade. (If you’re running 10.13 High Sierra or older, there’s a chance […]