Your Time Machine Drive Just Filled Up. What Should You Do?

It’s inevitable — your Time Machine backup drive is going to fill up. Time Machine is smart about backing up only files that have changed, but after months or years of usage, the drive will run out of space. What happens then? Before we explain, some background. On its first backup, Time Machine copies everything […]

11 Features to Look Forward to in Apple’s 2022 Operating Systems

It’s that time of year again. Apple CEO Tim Cook and numerous Apple employees took the virtual stage at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on June 6th to share what we can expect to see later this year in macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and watchOS 9. The announcements came thick and […]

Apple’s Greatest Hits

A bunch of handy Apple Support articles

Software Updates

If your Mac supports it, you should be running macOS Monterey 12.3.1 or newer. Your iPhone and iPad should be running the latest version of iOS & iPadOS, 15.5.

You Can Now Upgrade to macOS 12 Monterey When You’re Ready

When it comes to upgrading to a new version of macOS, we err on the side of caution — at least in our recommendations. (We often install even beta releases on extra devices for testing purposes.) Upgrading is easy, but if you upgrade too soon, you might find that some of your apps don’t work […]

When Should You Upgrade to macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15?

It’s fall, which means that Apple is once again releasing major upgrades for all its operating systems. Apple previewed these releases at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, and many people have been testing the public betas since. Once Apple judges macOS 12 Monterey, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 to be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Need to Merge Photos Libraries? Here Are Your Options

Photos makes it easy to create and switch between libraries. That’s good when photos need to be kept completely separate. For instance, an interior designer might want to keep personal photos separate from photos taken for work. But too much separation is annoying — you have to keep switching between libraries, and it’s easy to […]