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If Apple follows its annual release schedule for its mobile operating system, iOS, we can expect the first beta version of iOS 11 sometime this summer and a final release in fall. And while every new iOS release has brought us a wealth of new and useful features, there is plenty of room for improvement…(Read More)

apple mail sanebox clutter

If you receive as many emails as I do and if you feel you have lost control over your inbox, I have good news for you! Read on to learn more about SaneBox, a service that determines what email is important to you, and that filters out what isn’t – saving you from endless interruptions…(Read More)

Smile Software’s PDFpen for Mac is a powerful application for editing PDF files. It allows you to sign and fill forms, correct typos, apply Optical Character Recognition (OCR), redact sensitive information or convert PDF into Word documents. How I use PDFpen I stumbled across PDFpen when I was working on an Automator script to…(Read More)

How to extend the storage of your iPhone

Until recently, the base models of both the iPhone and iPad had only 16GB of storage. In this article, I’ll show you how to easily extend the storage of your iPhone or iPad using what’s called mobile memory. Apple’s storage strategy When Apple released the iPhone 7, they finally bumped up the…(Read More)

iPhone Activation Lock

Yesterday, while restoring an old iPhone 6s Plus, I realized that it was locked to someone else’s Apple ID via the iPhone Activation Lock. iPhone Activation Lock The iPhone Activation Lock is a feature that’s designed to prevent anyone else from using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch if it’s…(Read More)

iPhone 7 Underwater

The iPhone 7 is Apple’s first water-resistant iPhone. Apple rates the iPhone 7 as IP67, which means it can be submerged under water for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter. That does not make the iPhone 7 an underwater camera. I took my iPhone 7 Plus under water regardless. A perfect…(Read More)

Print to PDF in iOS

As part of my paperless workflow, I save a lot of documents in PDF format. Some applications don’t support “save to PDF” but fortunately, macOS has a “print to PDF” feature that works system-wide and in any application. In this article, I will show you how to “print to PDF” on an iOS…(Read More)

Apple Watch battery life

Apple is working on watchOS 3.1, which is still in beta. I don’t know what changes Apple made to the new version of watchOS, but the under-the-hood changes have led to a dramatic improvement in battery life for the Apple Watch. Battery life of the Apple Watch The battery in the…(Read More)

iOS 10 Mail threads

The Mail app in iOS 10 organizes emails “as threads” to make them easier to read. But sometimes this particular way of organizing email conversations has the opposite effect, making them harder to read. In this article, I’ll shed some light on how threads work in Mail under iOS 10 and I’ll show…(Read More)

Tapback in iOS 10

When Apple announced Stickers and Tapback for iMessages in iOS 10, my first thought was: “What a useless gimmick”. I would have preferred that Apple had spent more resources on making iCloud Drive more like Dropbox. It’s been a few weeks since iOS 10 was officially released, and I have to admit that I…(Read More)

iPhone 7 Plus camera

As I wrote in my previous article about the iPhone 7, its new camera was one of the driving factors in my decision to upgrade. I have had a couple of more days to shoot photos, and I’m thoroughly impressed by the performance of the iPhone 7 Plus camera. iPhone 7 Plus camera in…(Read More)

iPhone 7

I finally received the black iPhone 7 Plus that I ordered three weeks ago. I have had a couple of days to play with it, and I wanted to share my first impression. Spoiler alert: It’s better than I thought it would be! Pundits have criticized the lack of innovation in the new iPhone…(Read More)

Workout and Activity App

With the release of the Apple Watch Series 2, Apple has reconfirmed its focus on Fitness. Not surprisingly, watchOS 3.0 and (to a lesser extent) iOS 10 feature improved Workout and Activity apps. But there is still a lot of room for improvement, and in this article, I present you my wish list for…(Read More)

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