iPhone Tip: Did You Know iOS 12 Lets You Add a Second Person to Face ID?

Do you own an iPhone X, XS, XS Max, Xr? If so, you know why Face ID is so amazing. Now you can add a second face to unlock your device! Touch ID lets users register up to five fingers that can unlock an iPhone, which has long been a boon for those who share access to their iPhone with trusted family members. However, users of the iPhone X haven’t been able to give a second person Face ID-based access, …

Mac Tip: Here’s How to Make Screenshots and Screen Recordings with Mojave’s New Interface

You probably fall into one of two camps: people who haven’t the foggiest idea what pressing Command-Shift-3 or Command-Shift-4 do on the Mac, and those who use those keyboard shortcuts regularly to take screenshots. Either way, macOS 10.14 Mojave makes it easier than ever to create a still image of what’s on your Mac’s screen and to record a video of actions you take on the screen. (And don’t worry, the old shortcuts still work just as they always have.) …

Is the New iPad Pro Worth the Price?

The new iPad Pro is an amazing iPad that will give you years of service. But is it really worth the premium price Apple is asking for it? I believe the answer depends on what your primary use is for the device. If you are a graphic artist looking for the ultimate drawing tool, I would say the answer is absolutely YES! However, if you’re simply looking to replace a MacBook or other laptop computer, I’m just not convinced that …

iPhone Tip: Need to Limit How Much Your Kids Use Their Devices? Use Screen Time in iOS 12

It’s a constant refrain in many homes—a kid clamoring to use an iPad or iPhone to play games, watch videos, or chat with friends. As a parent, you know too much screen time is bad, especially when it affects homework or family dinners. At the same time, an iOS device may be essential for communication and schoolwork. In iOS 12, Apple introduced Screen Time, which shows how much time you spend on your own device, and helps you control your …

Why the Mac is the Gold Standard of Computers

One of my favorite podcasts is the Vector podcast by Rene Ritchie. He’s a Montreal native (my wife’s birthplace) and one of the best pundits on Apple and their product line. Rene is featured weekly on Macbreak Weekly and is the Editor-in-Chief of iMore, which is IMHO one of the best sources of Apple news and product info. This week Rene scored an amazing interview with the Sr. Director of Mac Product Marketing at Apple, Tom Boger. The interview is …

Apple Finally Updates the MacBook Air and Mac mini, and Revamps the iPad Pro

At a special event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Apple threw back the curtains on significant updates to the long-ignored MacBook Air and even longer-ignored Mac mini. Then Tim Cook and company followed up with revamped 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, complete with an enhanced Smart Keyboard Folio and redesigned Apple Pencil. You can order all of Apple’s new gear right away, though demand may delay shipping for a week or two on some items. MacBook Air Gains Retina …