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September is the month when an Apple user’s thoughts drift to new versions of macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Apple announced the new versions in June, and betas have been available since. But once Apple makes macOS 10.14 Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, and…
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Feeling left behind because you don’t have the latest iPhone or iPad? Don’t, because Apple has a present for you in the form of iOS 12, released today. The new operating system promises to increase performance, particularly for older devices as far back…
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As I often do with big Apple announcements I will try to break it down to the basics: what, when, how much? Other bloggers will go into much more detail (and I may have a more in-depth blog post myself later) but here is my quick rundown. Apple products…
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When you double-click a document, macOS uses the document’s file extension to figure out which app should open the file. So, by default, a PDF file called laser-squid.pdf opens in Preview because the Finder knows that everything with a .pdf extension…
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If you’ve been following tech news lately you’ve likely heard that Apple has officially ceased development of their AirPort line of routers. This has been long rumored, and I’m sad to see this day come, but the alternatives have gotten much better in…
AirPort is dead, what now?
AirPort is dead, what now?
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Unless you can palm a basketball, you may not be able to use an iPhone single-handed. But sometimes one hand is all you can spare. If you find yourself in such a situation, give Reachability a try. On a Touch ID–based iPhone, tap (don’t click) the Home…
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For our summer vacation this year, my partner and I took advantage of our America the Beautiful Pass. So we just returned from a two week trip to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Olympic (with stopovers in Seattle and Portland). There are more blog posts…
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Did You Know This Hidden Trick for Opening System Preferences Panes Directly? #mactips

The System Preferences app on the Mac contains about 30 icons, each leading to additional settings panes. Rather than opening System Preferences, scanning the collection of icons, and clicking the one you want, you can jump directly to the desired pane.…
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In a surprise move, Apple earlier this week released firmware update 7.8 for the most recent generation AirPort Express that adds AirPlay 2 support. AirPlay 2 adds support for multi-room audio. This was a surprise because Apple is no longer manufacturing…
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The Secret Keyboard Shortcut for Comparing Before/After Edits in Photos on the Mac #mactips

Photos on the Mac provides so many editing tools that it’s easy to lose track of how an edited image compares to the original. You can always use the Revert to Original command and then undo it, but that’s fussy. Instead, Photos provides a Show Original …
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