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Get a deal on an M1 24-inch iMac and more at Apple’s Certified Refurbished Store

Looking for a way to save some money on the latest Apple products? Consider a refurbished MacBook, refurbished iPhone, or refurbished iPad from the Apple Certified Refurbished store. A refurbished product is just like a new, but at a lower … Continue reading

Pixel 5a

Three things the iPhone SE 2 can learn from the Google Pixel 5a (other than 5G)

While the upcoming battle for supremacy between the iPhone 13 and Pixel 6 is still weeks away, Google isn’t standing pat until the fall. On Tuesday, it released the Pixel 5a with 5G, a follow-up to last year’s Pixel 4a … Continue reading

iOS 15 SharePlay

Apple is delaying one of iOS 15’s top features. That’s a good thing

You’d think that when Apple executives stand on a stage (or on some sort of set in a pre-produced video) and boldly announce all the new features coming to its operating systems in the fall, they’d be highly confident in … Continue reading

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macOS Monterey: How to set up and use Focus on your Mac

Thanks to the internet and modern-day communication tools, it’s very easy to get in touch with someone—maybe it’s too easy. With Focus in macOS Monterey, you can set it up so that you aren’t interrupted by instant messages, calls, and … Continue reading

How to get service on an Apple laptop battery

The lithium-ion battery in your Mac laptop will lose its ability to charge to its maximum factory-made capacity over time. But you don’t have to take it lying down. Depending on the level remaining, you might be able to get … Continue reading

T-Mobile hack exposes personal info for 50M current, prior customers

After a Motherboard report this weekend revealed that hackers on a online forum were claiming to be selling personal data from T-Mobile customers, the carrier has confirmed the worst: a “highly sophisticated cyberattack” has exposed personal data for some 50 … Continue reading

Pixel 5a

Three Google Pixel 5a features the iPhone SE 2 needs (other than 5G)

While the upcoming battle for supremacy between the iPhone 13 and Pixel 6 is still weeks away, Google isn’t standing pat until the fall. On Tuesday, it released the Pixel 5a with 5G, a follow-up to last year’s Pixel 4a … Continue reading

Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch: Buy now or wait?

There’s no bad time to buy an Apple Watch, but there are better and worse times. Apple releases new Apple Watch models (called “series”) on a yearly cadence, and the price rarely changes by all that much. So to avoid … Continue reading

Macalope

Apple’s biggest problem is only getting bigger

If App Store developer relations is a two-way street, one side of it seems to be covered in potholes. (Metaphors are a great way to start your tech pieces, kids. That’s a tip. Write it down.) (It’s possible they are … Continue reading

How to reset the NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC on any Mac

When your Mac starts acting up, you’ll probably run through some common troubleshooting procedures, such as restarting it, running Disk Utility, and perhaps performing a Safe Boot. Your repair repertoire should also include a couple of additional procedures that can … Continue reading