UPDATE – 12 Nov 2020 – MacOS 11.0.1 Big Sur Apple macOS 11.0.1 Big Sur is now available, but your computer may not yet be aware of the update. Follow these steps to make sure you get this update and future updates when they are announced. Size and Speed — The Big Sur update is… Continue reading How to Force Your Apple Mac Computer to Check for macOS 11 Big Sur and Other Updates
Selling or Buying an iPhone or iPad If you sell an iPhone or iPad, as the seller you will be required to disable the Find My Device feature. This is essential because as long as that feature is turned on, the device remains locked to the seller’s Apple user account and can’t fully be used… Continue reading How to turn off Find My iPhone or iPad location information for sale and transfer of ownership.
To get photos from your iPhone onto your Windows computer, you will want to connect with a suitable USB cable. This will result in the iPhone showing up as if it were an attached camera or camera memory card. Follow these steps to copy photos and videos to your Windows computer. Unlock your iPhone. Go… Continue reading iPhone Windows Photo and Video Copy Error: “A device attached to the system is not functioning.”
UPDATE – 17 Oct 2019: After the most recent MacOS update for Catalina, the annoying message described below seems to have gone away. __________________ If you recently upgraded to MacOS Catalina, you have likely encountered an error message when trying to accept the new iCloud Terms and Conditions. There is a message in System Preferences… Continue reading MacOS Catalina Apple iCloud Terms and Conditions Server Error
Introduction The Notes app on the iPhone is a very convenient way to store and organize notes. Notes synchronized with your iCloud account can be available on your Apple computer and iPad. Apple provides encrypted security in transit and on their servers for iCloud data. This encryption is similar to what is used for banking… Continue reading Apple iPhone Notes Storage: Choosing iCloud or Internal Storage
Here are some of the recent product announcements from Apple. iPad Pro (30 Oct 2018) 5 Reasons iPad Pro can be your next computer (19 Nov 2018) MacBook Air (30 Oct 2018) Apple Mini (30 Oct 2018) Apple Watch Series 4 (12 Sep 2018) iPhone XS and iPhone XR (12 Sep 2018)
iOS 12 brings performance improvements and exciting new features to iPhone and iPad. Photos introduces new features to help you rediscover and share the photos in your library, Memoji—a new, more customizable Animoji—make Messages more expressive and fun, Screen Time helps you and your family understand and make the most of the time spent on… Continue reading TECHNOLOGY – Features and Enhancements in Apple iOS 12 for iPad and iPhone
See how easy and fun it is to use iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Find out about features like Face ID, Depth Control, Memoji and more. Learn more at Apple.com/iphone/. Some of the functions and features shown in this video apply to other iPhones using the new iOS operating system. Below is… Continue reading TECHNOLOGY – Guided Tour of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR (Video)
In an exclusive TV interview, CNNMoney’s Laurie Segall asks Apple CEO Tim Cook about privacy, regulation, and the future of humanity’s relationship with technology. Video posted to YouTube on 5 June 2018.
In the past three days, I’ve had three different people experiencing problems with photos disappearing from their devices and missing from iCloud. I usually hear from my Apple customers once every 5 years when it’s time to upgrade to a new device. So, hearing from three in one week, all having the same problem, seemed… Continue reading Apple iCloud iPhone iPad Photos Missing Not Synchronizing
On 17 May 2018, Samsung released an updated version of their “Moving On” commercial (shown below). The ad is visually well done, and probably achieves its goal of making the Apple iPhone look like a poorly designed, frustrating, outdated smartphone. The ad also pokes fun at the Apple retail support experience. What the viewer may… Continue reading Samsung Launches New “Moving On” Commercial (17 May 2018)
Introduction Like the increasing severity of floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, it seems that there are increasingly severe global incidents of large-scale abuse, misuse, and poor handling of consumer data by tech companies, social media companies, and financial sector companies. Apple CEO Tim Cook has been a very vocal critic of such incidents, noting… Continue reading Apple Refuses to Show Their Transparency Statement (Not an April Fools’ Joke)