• August 18, 2022

    Choosing the Best Mac for a College-Bound Student in 2022

    Do you have a child starting college soon? It’s likely that your kid has been relying heavily on a computer throughout high school, but if it was a school-provided laptop or shared family computer, now’s the time to get them something of their own. And even if they had their own laptop throughout high school, if it’s old or unreliable, college is a good excuse to bring them up to date. If you h... Read more
  • June 7, 2022

    Apple Previews M2-Based MacBook Air and Updated 13-Inch MacBook Pro

    During its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on June 6th, Apple took a brief break from showing off new features in upcoming operating systems to throw back the curtains on its new M2 chip and a pair of laptops that use it: an all-new MacBook Air and an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro. Apple said that both laptops... Read more
  • December 23, 2021

    Shrink Apps to Prevent the MacBook Pro Notch from Obscuring App Controls

    The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models feature a camera housing built into the screen, resulting in a notch like that on the iPhone. Most developers are updating their apps to ensure that no controls or menu bar items appear blocked or hidden by the notch, but if you use an older app that doesn’t play nicely with the notch, there’s a fix. Quit the app if it’s running, select it in the F... Read more
  • October 28, 2021

    Beware the Bulging Battery! (And What to Do If Yours Expands)

    We’ve been seeing a spate of bulging batteries of late, both in Mac laptops and iPhones. A bulging battery is a Very Bad Thing™ and must be dealt with immediately because it could catch fire or even expl... Read more