iOS 11 Upgrade — new features for iPhone and iPad

Starting today (September 19, 2017), the iOS 11 upgrade for iPhone and iPad will be available on your Apple devices. There’s lots of coverage of this release. Here’s one (Macworld) article reviewing the changes and new features: “iOS 11 review: Apple’s most ambitious and impressive upgrade in years.” If you’re an iPad user, download iOS… Continue reading iOS 11 Upgrade — new features for iPhone and iPad

Essential iPhone tricks

Lots of my clients use iPhones. I always encourage them to go beyond using such an expensive handheld computer as just a phone or camera. This PC World article “10 basic iOS tricks every iPhone owner should know” provides advice on this topic. … some of iOS’s most useful features are, in fact, the oldest… Continue reading Essential iPhone tricks

Mobile phone plans — beyond the big 4

MacWorld’s article “How to save on mobile plans: Your guide to 17 no-contract carriers” is one of the best summaries of cellular phone plans that I’ve ever read. Forget everything you thought you knew about buying a mobile phone. In just the past year, we’ve seen more changes to the industry than there are numbers… Continue reading Mobile phone plans — beyond the big 4

Smartphones and privacy — tuning app permissions

When you install or update apps on your smartphone, do you get prompts for permissions? Access to your camera, contacts, photos, network, etc. Clear or confusing? Is there a choice — all or none or just some? CNET’s article “Your Android phone is too damn nosy” discussed this issue. On Android phones, people have faced… Continue reading Smartphones and privacy — tuning app permissions

4G Reality

Walt Mossberg’s recent article “4G or Not 4G: A Guide to Cut Through All the ‘Fast’ Talk” discusses the current state of mobile device connection speed. Of all the confusing technology terms used in consumer marketing today, perhaps the most opaque is “4G,” used to describe a new, much faster generation of cellular data on… Continue reading 4G Reality