Apple’s WWDC 2020 Announcements: What You Need to Know

Apple had some very big announcements last week at WWDC (WorldWide Developers’ Conference). These announcements were all about Apple’s new operating and application software that will make the iPhone, iPad and Mac easier to use, more compatible and more powerful. They also announced a new direction for the Mac, running on all Apple-developed silicon in about 2 years. This transition from Intel’s processors and other vendors’ chips to proprietary Apple Silicon is expected to give Macs more speed and power, …

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 …

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 …