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1Password

Ask Adam loves 1Password. Everybody needs a password manager — whether we like it or not, we all have dozens (and some of us have hundreds) of passwords to keep track of. Without a secure place to write them down, most people do very dangerous things like using the same password again and again, or […]

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Backblaze

Everybody needs backup. The easiest way to back up your Mac right now is to sign up with Backblaze. You can begin backing up in seconds, without even sharing your credit card info. I use Backblaze on all my Macs and almost all of my clients do too. You can get started with Backblaze by […]

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You Should Be Using a Password Manager

We often recommend using a password manager, but we’ve gotten a few questions asking why we’re so adamant about this. Lots of people think that all they need to do to keep their online accounts secure is create a single password with some numbers, often switching a lowercase L with a 1 and a capital […]

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Can’t Remember When Your Warranty Expires? iOS 12.2 Can

With luck, you should never need to check your iPhone’s or iPad’s warranty status. But bad things do happen to good devices. In iOS 12.2, Apple made it easy to see if your device is still under warranty or covered by AppleCare+. Go to Settings > General > About, where you’ll find a new entry […]

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“2. Ensure that Apple products last as long as possible”

[Lisa Jackson, vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives] said Apple now strives to design and build durable products that last as long as possible. That means long-lasting hardware coupled with long-lasting software. She pointed out that iOS 12 runs even on iPhone 5S, now five years old. Because iPhones last longer, you can […]

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zeiPAD: “The best thing about the iPhone X? The new swipe gestures”

Watch this short video — I didn’t know about this affordance for switching apps, and it’s brilliant. The best thing about the iPhone X? The new swipe gestures — zeiPAD

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Uninstall Flash Right Now

The only safe way to run Flash on a Mac is to uninstall the Flash Player and use Google Chrome to view Flash-based content. To uninstall Flash, check out the simple instructions here: How to remove Flash on the Mac – Peter Cohen

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Troubleshooting OS X and iOS (slides)

On December 12 of last year, I spoke to the Main Line Mac Users Group (mlmug.org) about do-it-yourself troubleshooting for common OS X and iOS issues. The one-word summary: restart. If that doesn’t work, help yourself to the slides and see if there’s anything useful in there! The Slides: Troubleshooting OS X and iOS (pdf)

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Apple Should Own The Term “Warrant Proof”

It is not only well within Apple’s rights to produce a product that happens to be warrant-proof, but it’s actually Apple’s responsibility to create a product that’s capable of enforcing the highest level of security permitted by our country’s laws… not the lowest. Apple is well within not only their rights, but in practices that support and place appropriate […]

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What those weather icons mean

Seems like more and more lately I’ve been seeing symbols in the iPhone’s weather app that I can’t immediately interpret. Here’s a handy chart to help with that. (Click to enlarge!)