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Spring Unloaded: New Remote, AirTags, Colorful M1 iMacs, and More

On April 20th, Apple took to the Internet to stream its “Spring Loaded” event. Pundits had been unable to figure out a theme based on the name, but Apple was being blunt: the event took place in the spring, and it was loaded with announcements. With Apple CEO Tim Cook bookending the presentation, the company […]

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When Asking about Phishing Email, Make Sure to Write Separately Too

Sadly, email is not perfectly reliable, thanks to spam filters, addressing errors, and server failures. With certain types of email, it’s worth double-checking that a message reached its destination. One example of that we see when supporting our clients is with questions about phishing email (which criminals use to try to trick you into revealing […]

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About macOS 11 Big Sur

Our experience with Big Sur has been good! If you want to install Big Sur, it should be safe now that Apple has released several bug-fix updates. We’re careful when it comes to recommending upgrades to new versions of macOS. Apple makes the upgrade process easy (though time-consuming) but upgrading can create workflow interruptions and […]

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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 […]