With the start of the year out of the way,..we’re into February already!
So far this month we’ve seen the updated HomePod and HomePod mini ship, some updates to iOS 16 and macOS Ventura. Both running fairly stable now.
With the updates with the M2 chip in the MacBook Pro 14/16” and Mac mini we’re starting to see some good reports on these machines now.
So a fairly busy start to the year…hopefully a sign of a lot more to come!
More iPhone 15 rumours already….
As Apple are only just starting to catch up on stock for the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro models we’re still seeing more rumours show for the iPhone 15.
One rumour says we may see an all new “buttonless” design - similar to how they used to the Touch button and used Haptic feedback to make it “feel” like you pushed a button. And with other rumours that we may see the whole range go to USB-C charging on the models this could be an interesting release later this year.
You can read more about it here.
Also of interest to read was that even though Samsung have just announced their new S23 range, the iPhone 14 still has a faster CPU on most models.
A bit of information about it here.
Apple has more than 2 billion active devices worldwide
Early this month Apple announced they broke a new record for the company - they now have more than 2 billion active devices all around the world. That’s a lot of connections!
I’m sure most of us help with that number with multiple devices in each household! But still an impressive number all the same.
How to make an image converting folder in macOS
Have you ever had a folder of images and wanted to convert them to a different format? (So can be uploaded to a webpage or blog or something similar.
Macrumors has a good little tutorial on how to set up an Automator workflow to do this for you.
(Automator is actually quite a powerful little program that tends to get overlooked for a lot of things).
You can read more about it and all the steps here.
Have you considered if your computer stops working or could be down for quite a while?
If your computer crashes or is down for a long period time, or even if it’s going to be away for service work for a while, have you considered the down time this could cause to yourself, your work and/or business?
There is a way that an external drive can be set up beforehand where in these sort of circumstances you can still be up and running relatively easy - even if your computer has to go away for days to be repaired.
It’s a relatively cheap and easy process.
If you would like to find out more about how this can be set up for yourself or your business please feel free to drop me an email or call to discuss.
Be aware of “Fake webpages” advising you need to update.
So there is a bit of a rise on the number of webpages or fake links that will try to trick you into calling a number or clicking a link to “update” some piece of software.
I’ve written a page with a bit more info on it here
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