Why You Should Update Your Medical ID in Health

It’s been seven years since Apple introduced the Medical ID on your iPhone, and if you still haven’t set it up, here’s how you do it — and why you should. The Health app on your iPhone was introduced in 2014. It is where you can enter your Medical ID details — and that’s the kind of… Continue Reading

Why Should You Invest in the New iPad?

(This article submitted to MacFinesse by Aliah Kristine Monteverde) Apple is reportedly working on a new version of the iPad Pro, which is rumored to be released this year. Since its introduction in 2010, Apple has managed to launch new models for the iPad almost annually, and lately they have been favoring late-year releases —… Continue Reading

Mac OS Big Sur: Is It Too Big to Upgrade?

(Update 2/1/2021 – Apple released their Big Sur 11.2 update, and we now give this a thumbs-up, after you have read the entire article below.) Apple this week finally released their latest operating system for the Mac, Mac OS Big Sur. We’ll start with the hardest decision—when should you upgrade to macOS 11 Big Sur?… Continue Reading

How to Enable COVID-19 Exposure Notifications on iPhone

(Update10/30/20: Half a million Colorado residents have already enabled notifications.) Apple and Google have joined forces to help governments and health authorities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. They have released the first version of their exposure notification software for both iOS and Android devices. The State of Colorado just announced their participation as… Continue Reading

iOS 14: Is It Time to Upgrade Yet?

Autumn has arrived in the northern hemisphere. That means it’s time again for Apple to release the latest version of iOS for iPhone and iPad, which they have: iOS 14. Last year’s iOS 13 was scandalously buggy on its initial release. Apple committed to changing their processes to make sure that a similarly buggy mess… Continue Reading

Can I Do Dictation on My Mac? Yes!

Most everyone is familiar with how to do dictation on an iPhone by activating the microphone within the keyboard and/or using Siri. This has your phone interpret your speech and turn that into text, as if typing on the keyboard. But did you know you can do the same thing with your Mac? It’s true!… Continue Reading

How to Clear Your Mac’s Browser Cache

Your browser cache is responsible for storing the data of previously viewed websites. While the purpose behind the cache is for quicker loading times of the sites you visit, it can work against you over time. Clearing your cache might not be completely necessary, nor need to be done often. However, clearing your browser’s cache… Continue Reading

Six Signs of a Phishing Email

How Do You Spot a Fake Email? (excerpted from an article at eero.com) Phishing – a fraudulent attempt to obtain your sensitive information by disguising oneself as trustworthy – continues to be one of the most prevalent ways for hackers to gain access to your accounts and compromise your identity. At the end of 2019,… Continue Reading

ProtonVPN – a VPN for the Rest of Us

Proton Technologies AG, the Swiss company that originally brought us the very secure ProtonMail, has recently released a VPN client, ProtonVPN. What is remarkable about this offering is that their most basic plan is free! Not just a free trial, but actually free.   What is a VPN and why do I need it? VPN… Continue Reading

How to Use Apple Mail Drop to Send Large Files

How to Use Apple Mail Drop to Send Large Files

Don’t you wish there was an easy way to send large email attachments that didn’t require registration, passwords or codes? If you have an iCloud account, you’re already set. Mail Drop is a feature that lets you send large files, up to 5GB, via iCloud. This is a handy feature for people who may be… Continue Reading

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