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How to Create an Efficient Study Environment With Apple Devices

The life of an average student in the age of technology and constant innovations can be quite challenging and time-consuming. Just think about virtual classrooms, artificial intelligence to check grammar and readability, or all the helpful apps that are constantly used to verify facts and create automatic summaries. Ultimately, the creation of an efficient study environment comes down to the set of tools and technical solutions. People behind Apple Inc. have always been in the vanguard of technology and education as they worked hard to provide modern learners with helpful devices that stir creativity and help to achieve numerous tasks much easier!

How to Make Phone Calls on Your Mac

We make 13.5 billion phone calls every day, with the average person making or receiving around eight phone calls daily. These numbers look insanely impressive, agree? But in today’s interconnected digital world, the ability to seamlessly transition between devices has become a hallmark of convenience. If you own Apple devices, then you’ll be happy to know that your Mac can do more than just handle spreadsheets and presentations. It can also serve as a platform for making and receiving phone calls.

5 Best Data Recovery Software for MacOS Sonoma

Apple’s macOS Sonoma is the latest and best version of Mac’s Operating Systems. It comes with several optimizations and additional features. But it does not prevent you from losing data in whichever way. That said, you must take care of all your files to safeguard them from loss and overwrite. But in case you lose data from the new version of Mac, you should not worry as there are still many ways to recover it.

External Hard Drive Recovery on Mac Essential Techniques and Tips

Mac users like Windows PC users also use external hard drives for various reasons. While others use them to expand their Mac storage, some users need them when transferring files or creating external backups of their data. Also, depending on the situations within which your Mac is used, data loss can result from various causes. Besides, external hard drives are more exposed to data loss than internal drives. This is one reason why you need to have knowledge of more ways to recover files.

Restoring Your Macs Emptied Trash Files

If you use a Mac and have accidentally emptied the trash folder, then you are looking for solutions in the right place. Mac Trash works in a similar way as Windows Recycle Bin. Generally, all the files you delete from your Mac end up at the Mac Trash. Emptying the Trash however would be more gross if you continued using the device. This is because there are more chances the files can be overwritten by new ones.

Security: Free Password Managers Compared

According to a report, hackers leaked around 721 million passwords in 2022. That means, for every second, 23 passwords are leaked onto the internet which can compromise your security. Why is this important? If we reuse passwords for our account, a breach in one account and lead to a breach in other accounts. So one way to mitigate this is to use a password manager service. How Password Manager Works A password manager works by how you think it works: by managing your password in a centralized location.

Battle of M2 Ultras: Mac Studio 2023 vs Mac Pro 2023

Apple finally updated the Mac Pro in WWDC 2023, thus completing the transition from Intel processors to their own Apple Silicon. In the same event, Apple also updated the Mac Studio lineup to feature the M2 Max and for the first time, M2 Ultra. What’s surprising is Apple released a Mac Pro which is essentially an M2 Ultra Studio but with PCI-Express slots. Everything else is basically what you get in the Mac Studio: the memory and storage options, the graphic options, and no option for upgradability.

Unlocking Online Freedom: Complete Guide to Internet Privacy and Security on Mac

Securing your computer may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Just a few simple actions can protect your Mac from common threats without affecting its functionality. There is no limit to perfection in terms of digital privacy protection, but for most people, basic protection is sufficient. Here we provide tips to help you protect your online privacy and improve the security of your device. What Is Internet Privacy? Internet privacy is a paramount concern for individuals living in today’s digital age.

WWDC 2023 Prediction & Recap

Every June, Apple will host a special event called World Wide Developers Conference or WWDC. The keynote is what everyone will see and what news outlets will report the most, but the special event is weeklong instead an hour. It is where Apple showcases its software architectures, software & hardware developers can see and talk to Apple software engineers to discuss the details of the Apple ecosystem. And sometimes, there will be some new hardware announcements.

Final Cut Pro: macOS vs iPadOS Versions

The day that we have longed for has finally come. After years of building overpowered iPads, Apple finally bring apps that are worthy to fully utilize the desktop chip that Apple put on the iPads since 2021. Some of the pre-WWDC 2023 announcements that Apple made, one of which raises the brow is Apple launching Final Cut Pro (FCP) and Logic Pro for the iPad. Although the official release will be on the 24th of May 2023, here is what we know so far.

Safari Preferences and Settings Customize Your Browsing Experience

Your web browser often starts out as a medium for accessing web pages on the internet. However, it soon grows to become your companion. At this point, you are so used to it and want to personalize your experience. Doing this makes surfing the web much easier. If you do it right, you may even be able to use your browser with your eyes closed. It will be similar to walking through an apartment you have lived in all your life.

4 Ways to Customize Your Mac for Better Productivity and Convenience

Customizing your Mac can significantly affect how efficiently and comfortably you work. You can streamline your workflow and eliminate unnecessary distractions by tailoring your computer's settings and preferences to your specific needs. There are many ways to customise your Mac for efficiency and convenience, whether you're a student, professional, or casual user. This blog post will explore four ways to do just that. So, let's get started and see how you can make your Mac work better for you!

Cloning Your External Drive in macOS

Here’s the scenario: your current external storage is full and naturally you bought a new external storage (HDD or SSD) that has twice (or more) the capacity of your current external. Now, some of your applications like Adobe Lightroom have registered your hard drive so you want to make sure that your hard drive is exactly like the old one, but with a bigger capacity. This is the guide to cloning and extending your external storage so your application can’t tell the difference.

Choose the right Mac Mini: Mac Mini M2 vs Mac Mini M2 Pro

The Mac Mini is one of Apple’s best product. Small, value for money, and low barrier to entry. Apple updated the Mac Mini in January 202 and made a lot of improvements. Apple not only spec bump the Mac Mini to include the M2 chip, but also lowered the base price by $100 to $599. If you are a student, you can even get a $100 discount making the Mac Mini a sub $500 computer which can do 8K video editing.

What Productivity Apps to Install in Your Mac

Thinking about productivity, all apps should be good because they boost it. However, we’re going to list the best productivity software for Mac and Apple in 2023 in general. Hopefully, this list is going to give you something good to work with. Task Management Task management software should be a must for anyone’s professional desktop or laptop. It’s not time-efficient when the tasks aren’t managed well. We’re talking about not wasting your time, of course.

Macbook Air M2

MacBook Air is the base laptop from Apple. It’s the most mobile, arguably the most useful laptop Apple has ever made. In the previous generation where they debuted the Apple Silicon chip the M1, it has become the most powerful mobile chip with the best spec. Together with the pricing at $999 (which occasionally drops in select stores), it is the best deal for consumers who are looking for a casual business laptop.

Macbook Air M2

MacBook Air is the base laptop from Apple. It’s the most mobile, arguably the most useful laptop Apple has ever made. In the previous generation where they debuted the Apple Silicon chip the M1, it has become the most powerful mobile chip with the best spec. Together with the pricing at $999 (which occasionally drops in select stores), it is the best deal for consumers who are looking for a casual business laptop.

WWDC 2022 Recap

Normally, WWDC would not generate a lot of buzz in the typical news cycle. Usually there is no new hardware announcement. It is a showcase of new software that will come to users in the next 3 months. But for Apple, WWDC is arguably the most important event for Apple, possibly only next to a new iPhone launch (which now the novelty has weaned off). Millions of people might buy a new MacBook Air or the new iPhone, but billions will use the new software to update the Apple showcase in WWDC.

WWDC 2022 Preview

WorldWide Developers Conference is an Apple event primarily directed at developers that work on Apple’s platform. It’s an event for Apple to showcase and market its upcoming features, their software direction for the next 12 months and also a place where Apple developers can talk directly with Apple engineers itself on how best to use Apple APIs. Traditionally it is held in the early June every year, at the midpoint of Apple events.

iMessage Alternatives

Humans are social animals. We gather around the campfire and swap stories of the day. Then, when we created civilization and we started to spread out the earth, we sent messages across long distances using sheets of paper. Then we send them using wires and the wires later are replaced with radio waves. And the content has changed, from sending fine crafted messages to snippets and now videos and intelligent signals.

iMovie in iPad vs Macs: Differences that will make your head scratch

One of the selling points and key features of Apple ecosystem is that they have a slew of common apps in every device they have sold. And if you register all your devices in iCloud, the apps can be synched up with every device you have and act in a certain way. This is pretty much true for Apple’s utility apps like Messages (with iMessage), photos, Shortcuts (coming to Monterey Bay), FaceTime, Stocks and others.

Apple Ecosystem Explained

At WWDC 2021, Apple showcased new features and updates for the upcoming iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS and macOS which is scheduled to be released in fall 2021. What is not shown nor mentioned is that the features that are demoed are available, one form or another, for the entire Apple Ecosystem. What is the Apple Ecosystem? It is something that Apple makes but does not directly market it, feature it or even mention it by name.

What Happened in WWDC 2021

WWDC 2021 keynote come and went and wow, there’s a lot to unpack. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a new 16-inch MacBook but there is tons of software update in store for us in the future. Since there’s a lot to cover, each feature will be as brief and concise as possible. If you do not want to go through the laundry list of features and updates, the key takeaway from this WWDC is that Apple is building features for ecosystem-wide usage instead of for a specific devise.

What to Expect in WWDC 2021

WWDC will be held from June 7 to 11. Just like last year, WWDC 2021 will be a fully digital affair. It will kick off with a keynote presentation at 10am PT where there will be anticipation of new products and of course, new releases for Apple software. Here is what we are expecting from this year’s WWDC 2021. Plug: Wondershare Filmora video editor for the Mac allows you to tell your story to the world.

eGPU on MacOS: A Good Idea or Bad?

Update: Since the introduction of Apple Silicon beginning with M1, eGPUs are no longer being supported on Macs. However, they eGPU are supported on Intel Macs. As of press time, Apple shows no indication of supporting eGPU on Apple Silicon. Imagine that you have your laptop. It can be bought everywhere. Imagining having a special box that contains the latest graphic card. Connect a cable to a card and you have the power of a full blown graphic card at your disposal.

Great macOS Exclusive Apps

Apple is known for their industrial and timeless design. The original Mac that was shown in 1984 will still look good in today’s living room. The iPod in the 2000s would still look good in your hands. And who can forget the greatest phone ever designed: the iPhone 4. But behind every best designed hardware, there is a better designed software. Afterall, you might hold the hardware in your hand, but the software is what you hold with your mind.

Best Note Taking App

One of the main abilities that separate humans and other living organisms is record keeping to keep our thoughts in our oversized brain organized. We cannot remember everything so we write them down, and writing things down clarifies our thought process and brings us ideas that were not there in the first place. A good note-taking app is as useful as a knife in the woods or a saw in a workshop.

Why M1 Macs Need Less Ram

Apple M1 macs has shown that with only 8GB, it can out perform PCs with double or even quadruple the RAM size. The answer to the mystery of how this is possible is Apple stance to optimize the marriage of software and hardware to reach the common goal: process as much I/O as possible. However, there is a limit to all the optimization in large dataset, but for most common tasks a typical user will face, it is surprising what Apple M1 macs can do away with just 8GB of RAM.

Enter the Keyboard: macOS Keyboard Shortcuts

Mastery of keyboard shortcuts will cut you time spent looking for commands to do what you need to do in macOS. The keyboard shortcuts will allow you to work more efficiently by removing the need of moving you hand to reach for the mouse and navigate around. It also another way to impress your peers by moving around macOS without using a mouse. All keyboard shortcuts is the combinations of the modifiers keys and the normal keys.

How to Take Screenshots on Your Apple Devices

Screenshots and screen recordings can help record point in time moments on your iPhone, Mac and other Apple devices for record keeping or to share the recordings to someone else. This is a guide to help you to take a screenshot on your iPhone, iPad, Mac and other Apple devices. Executive Summary: macOS: command + shift + 4 or 5 iPhone: press the home and side button together or volume up and side button together iPad: same as iPhone Apple Watch: you must enable screenshot in settings.

Apple Ecosystem Explained in 2020

Apple is well known for very well designed electronic devices like the iPhone and the AirPods. It also known for is how well and polished the user interface and software that runs those devices. But what makes the Apple devices more pleasant to use than the competition is how each of the devices works together in unison. This is the Apple Ecosystem and this article will explains it. What is the Apple ecosystem The Apple Ecosystem is a nickname given by people regarding how Apple devices work very well with other Apple devices.

Throttling Your Network in macOS

You can throttle your network speed on your macOS. Some situation may call for this, such as for testing purposes or you want to preverse speed for your entire home network. You will need Xcode and a Apple developers account for this (it is free and you can just use your icloud account for this). First, download Xcode. Each macOS has their own version of Xcode and the current one for Big Sur is Xcode 12

Booting Linux on M1 and Beyond Challenge

If you referring to run in virtual environment? Yes, it does and Linux does have binaries compiled can you can pretty much run on virtual environment pretty much right now. If you thinking of replacing macOS with Linux, it is possible but hacky. If you thinking replacing macOS with Linux and everything works like the Touch Bar, Touch ID, power management and the camera, it won’t and it’s not coming for a long time.