iPhone Photos Not Syncing to Photos in macOS Catalina via iCloud

After upgrading to macOS Catalina (10.15) I realized that on two of my three Macs my Photos library was no longer updating to add new photos from my iPhone 11 Pro. Essentially my Mac photos library was frozen in time from the day I upgraded. After searching the web for a solution and finding nothing, I decided to see if creating a new System Photo Library might do the trick. It did! In this post I’ll show you how to …

New iPhones and iOS 13 Updates – So Much Goodness!

Many have asked me if I got the new iPhone 11. Yes I did, the Pro Max model! Why? Primarily because of its amazing cameras (3 of them) and the underlying software that allows them to take the best images you have ever seen on a smartphone. I’m not kidding. Here are my first photos showing the focal length of each of the three camera lenses (click an image to enlarge it):     There are MANY other reasons to …

Another Satisfied Client

David hired me to upgrade his aging MacBook Pro. Its performance was so slow due to its lack of sufficient memory to adequately support the latest MacOS. It also had the original hard disk drive, which by today’s standards performs woefully slow. I upgraded the computer’s memory to 16GB and replaced the spinning hard drive with a fast solid state drive (SSD). All of his programs, settings and documents were migrated to the new SSD. The result? This 2011 computer …

The Geekiest Credit Card Ever!

Apple is rolling out its new credit card and I’m so excited to have received mine! It is a white titanium card with only my name on it, nothing else except the Mastercard, Apple and Goldman Sachs logos. Yep, a METAL credit card…so cool! The process for getting one is simple, as long as you have an iPhone. Request the card by entering your Apple ID email address on the Apple Card page of Apple’s website (near the bottom of …

Avoiding Digital Disaster

This week a friend approached me to see if I might be able to help her recover photos from her computer. Her husband died about 6 months ago and all of the photos she had of him for the past several years were on this machine. The computer was vintage 2011 and there were likely hundreds of precious memories stored on the machine. The computer would not start up and she had no backup of the photos. There is not …

Mac Tip: What Are All These New Privacy Request Dialogs in Mojave?

With macOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple has beefed up the Mac’s privacy so it more closely resembles privacy in iOS. You’ve noticed that when you launch a new app on your iPhone or iPad, it often prompts for access to your photos or contacts, the camera or microphone, and more. The idea behind those prompts is that you should always be aware of how a particular app can access your personal data or features of your device. You might not want …