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Review: How to Travel with Apple’s New AirTags

Apple AirTags, which became available this week from Apple as well as a limited number of retailers, may very well be one of the most useful travel accessories to come to market in recent years.
Simply place the AirTag on or in your wallet, bag, keychain, or another object you wish to track and the Find My app will locate the item when required.
Priced at $29 per tag or $99 for …

With the Release of iOS 14.5, Apple Allows Masked Users to Unlock Their Phones and Gives Siri a Variety of Voice Options

With Apple’s launch of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 on Monday, the Cupertino-based company brought multiple exciting new features to the iPhone and iPad lineup.
Here’s a look at some of what was introduced.
The highly anticipated update of Apple’s mobile operating systems allows a masked iPhone user to unlock his phone using an Apple Watch, and addresses multiple bugs including a mysterious green tint some users saw on iPhone 12 displays.
The …

How to Write a Clear, Concise, and Effective E-Mails that Will Be Read and Answered

Despite the fact that e-mail is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year (it was invented by Ray Tomlinson, a pioneering American software developer, in 1971), people continue to struggle with using it.
Many users wrestle with the basics, such as how to write an effective subject line.   The subject line, of course, may very well determine if the e-mail gets opened and read and it’s important to keep it short, concise, …

5 Steps You Can Take to Bring Order to Your Work-From-Home Life by Controlling Notifications

If you’re among the tens of millions of workers working at home during the pandemic, one thing more so than anything else may be driving you crazy: The banners, beeps, and bleats of notifications.
While notifications were always a distraction, telecommuting has created an onslaught that demands attention – in order for you to regain your attention and focus.
Distractions where a notification momentarily interrupts you from something you are working on …

Apple Mac, MacBooks Get Refresh with New Apple-Designed Chips

At the company’s third virtual-only product launch, Apple introduced a new microprocessor for its desktop and laptop computers, reinvigorating the almost 40-year-old product line with several new MacBooks and a Mac Mini.
It took Apple CEO Tim Cook and other executives under three-quarters of an hour to introduce all of the new devices during the event, dubbed “One More Thing.”
The event centered on Apple’s introduced of the new M1 chip. The M1 …

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Has Secret Button on Back: Here’s How to Use It

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro has been out in the wild for almost two weeks now and, among the many new features the phone has is one that has not been highly publicized, namely a secret button on the back of the phone that the user can customize to perform certain actions with a mere tap.
The secret button is not activated out of the box, but setting up this feature …

Information Overload Day is Tomorrow: Here’s What You Can Do to ‘Lower the Overload’

Information Overload Day this year is Tuesday, October 20.
The day is intended to call attention to an issue that costs companies and consumers as much as $988 billion per annum in the United States alone.
Do a search on the term “Information Overload” and what follows will be nothing less than Information Overload, over 8.1 million search results that provide conflicting definitions and descriptions and a fire hose of information.
This succinctly …