We talk at length about Apple and its products, everything related to Apple, its apps, its functionalities and qualities of its computers, smartphones and other gadgets.

Personal Hotspot on iPhone

The iPhone comes with a set of well-designed apps for everything, from e-mailing to keeping track of all the commitments. You can install third-party software that caters to almost every need imaginable.


Simple Passcode or Complex Passcode

Your iPhone’s sleek operating system, iOS, makes the incredible computing power hidden in the device easy and intuitive to use, but any system can be vulnerable to external attacks, so Apple introduced a sequence of characters that the user must type each time he or she unlocks the iPhone from the lock screen. This sequence is called passcode which prevents any unauthorized access to the device. To protect their iPhones users can choose between a simple passcode or complex passcodes. (more…)

Privacy When Using Siri

Siri is the voice-controlled personal assistant which provides an intuitive way to get tasks done on your Apple device without having to open apps and tap carefully at the screen and so on. As you certainly know, you can use Siri for everything from setting reminders and alarms to placing phone calls, taking notes, dictating messages and more.


Apple Pencil

Apple designed Apple Pencil to allow users work with precision when using iPad Pro. Introduced on November 11, 2015, this pencil lets the user make any number of effects on the screen without any effort. On the outside, it looks like, well, like a disposable plastic pen, but a teardown shows that it’s crammed full of tiny technology. (more…)

Apple’s Clips iOS App

Clips is a new iOS app which helps users make fun video on iPhone and on iPad and share them with friends and family members. Clips allows users to add text, graphics, visual and sound effects and more. Adding content with Clips is quick and simple. The user just records it on the spot and grabs a video clip or photo from her or his library. (more…)

iCloud Photo Library

With iCloud Photo Library, you can keep a lifetime’s worth of photos and videos stored in iCloud and up to date on your Mac, iOS devices, Apple TV and even your PC, and Photos helps you keep your growing library organized and accessible. Powerful and intuitive editing tools help you perfect your images… Memories displays the best images from your photo library in beautiful collections. (more…)


Released on October 12, 2011, Apple’s iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service which has about one billion users who can store their documents on remote servers for download to iOS, Macintosh or Windows devices. Users also can share and send data to other users, link accounts via AirDrop wirless, as well as manage their Apple devices if these devices are lost or stolen. iCloud replaced Apple’s MobileMe service as a data syncing center for email, contacts, calendars, bookmarks, notes, reminders, iWork documents, photos, ringtones, Visual Voicemails and other data. (more…)

Time Machine

Introduced with OS X Leopard, Time Machine is an Apple’s backup software application distributed with the Apple macOS. This application is designed to work with the Time Capsule storage product and with other internal and external disk drives. (more…)

Kaby Lake Processor

Announced on August 30, 2016, Kaby Lake – the new processor by Intel in now available in stores as OEM or as part of desktop and mobile systems. What it means for us, average users, let’s have a glance at it. (more…)

Airbar Touchdown

We’ve already posted about the iPad as a second display for a MacBook. The contraption is interesting and reliable but cumbersome and requires an iPad in addition to the MacBook. Besides, working with two displays is a trick to learn and you risk to develop a divergent squint in the process. But tethering a tablet is not the only option. Really, I don’t know why Apple is so touchy about touch screens, but their reluctance leaves the door open for other innovating companies. (more…)

iMessage (Messaging Service)

iMessage is a messaging service for exchanging text messages, photos and videos between all iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Texts, multimedia messages and even your location on the map can be shared with persons or groups. iMessage also supports video chats. (more…)

Duet Display

Additional display for a laptop is not a must-have for most of the time, but now and then an additional screen space will do for multitasking. Like editing video and checking mails at the same time, or displaying some service technical info when overclocking or coding. If you got a standalone display, no problem: you just plug it in and go ahead. But if your only other option is a tablet, it’s a tricky thing to do. The most popular interface for tethering both devices is Wi-Fi. But the wireless connection is unstable at the very least and the interchange between windows in the two screens is slow. The wired connection is much more reliable and developing the relevant iOS app was just a question of time. And a team of ex-Apple engineers now offers Duet Display, a nice app to tether your iPad to a MacBook Pro. (more…)

Apple File System

First things first, so let’s talk about what the Apple file system is and what it means for computers performance. We all know that our files are saved to the storage device, a hard disk drive or a solid state drive or flash drive, whatever. But the computer ‘sees’ it not the way we do. First it divides any file in little pieces and then stacks it on ‘shelves’ or sectors of the drive. The file system determines how large these sectors can be. Going on with the shelves metaphor, imagine bookcases too shallow or narrow to house large thick volumes, but fit for booklets. (more…)

Photo Booth

Developed by Apple, Photo Booth runs on OS X and is a software application for macOS and iOS built in iPads and MacBooks. This app is used for taking photos and videos with an iSight camera. (more…)

Apple Time Machine

If your computer contains valuable documents, even if they are important only to you (irreplaceable photos, library of music and so on) it’s unquestionably worth regularly backing up your files to some kind of external media, as any computer file can be accidentally deleted or become corrupted. Besides, though it’s generally possible to recover files that seem to have been erased or overwritten, all this is of no use if your computer gets stolen or destroyed. Apple Time Machine feature makes both backing up and recovering data very straightforward, so let’s take a look at how it works. Let’s also outline a few backing up strategies. (more…)

Mac: Privacy and Passwords

Anyone with a little bit of know-how and physical access to your computer – an unpleasant colleague, a thief, or whoever – could probably access all your data. You can protect yourself against these unfortunate events. (more…)

Threats and Protection

Mac users are just as prone to scams, viruses and hackers as anyone else, even when some people think that the comparative lack of Mac security threats is down to Apple’s small market share. Here’s a quick breakdown of what users need to know about hackers, viruses and scammers.


Mac Laptop Batteries

Mac laptops and all today’s Macs (MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro) are powered by lithium-ion batteries that can keep going much longer than the batteries found in most PC laptops. However, over the years all lithium-based batteries gradually lose their ability to hold a decent charge. Finally, the batteries give up completely. If you run your Mac laptop from the battery every day, you may find that it needs to be replaced after some time. This is, unfortunately, quite normal, and is true of PC laptops, iPods and Macs. Here you can learn more about the battery in your Mac notebook including how to optimize the battery life, troubleshoot, and get service. New batteries can be purchased from the Apple Store. (more…)

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