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An update from MacMentor...

So, Apple just release a MAJOR iPhone/iPad update today, iOS 15...Like always, do yourself a favor and wait for the next update just to be safe...and if you have an iPhone X, 8, 7 or 6S, please read the attached article as your device will NOT have certain functionality. https://www.macrumors.com/.../ios-15-features-not-on.../
If you have any questions, concerns please don't hesitate to reach out.

Cheers!
 

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Another update...

PSA...If you have AirPod Pro's...please DO NOT install iOS 15...it breaks Siri's ability to control active noise cancellation...this feature has been fixed in the iOS 15.1 beta but it's not available to the public at the moment. Stayed tuned for more iOS 15 info!
 

Paul Farkas

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MacOS Monterey information...

There are a number of things to take into account prior to upgrading. First, dealing with change is a challenge, and if you don't want/like change simply hold off for now.

Second, what year is your Mac? On the laptop side of things you'll need to be a 2015 MacBook Air/Pro or later. On the iMac side, also a 2015 or later.

Third, and probably most important, you'll need at least 35GB of free space to do the upgrade. If you don't have enough space, and are unsure what can/can not be deleted, PLEASE, please call me.
If you have any questions/concerns, please don't hesitate to call or text us today at 847.902.6681.

Until next time...Happy computing!
 

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Another update...

PSA...If you have AirPod Pro's...please DO NOT install iOS 15...it breaks Siri's ability to control active noise cancellation...this feature has been fixed in the iOS 15.1 beta but it's not available to the public at the moment. Stayed tuned for more iOS 15 info!
FYI I do have iOS 15.1 and my AirPod Pro noise cancellation feature is working well.
 

Paul Farkas

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MacMentor update...

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If you own any of the iPhone 12 or 13 models, you've probably been experiencing crappy call quality lately!​

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November 19, 2021

iPhone 12 and 13 (all models) have been experiencing terrible call quality since the iOS 15 update. Apple has seemingly fixed the issue with today's 15.1.1 update, so I'm highly recommending you do the update ASAP.


If you have any questions, concerns, as always don't hesitate to reach out. Call or text me @ 847.902.6681



Stay safe, and I look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you soon.

Best,
Geoff
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Paul Farkas

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Mac Mentor sent an update...

Just in time for the holidays Apple releases iOS 15.1 and macOS 12.1...Time to upgrade your devices​

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December 13, 2021

Apple today released the highly anticipated macOS 12.1 along with iOS 15.1.

There are a slew of new features for the iPhone/iPad, and macOS, with the best giving you the ability to designate someone as a "Legacy contact" in the event of your death. Giving that person access to your data. This may seem morbid, but it's loooong overdue.

There is also a new app privacy report that shows how often apps have accessed their permission restricted data, like photos, location, camera and microphone. This one is a bit creepy, but also good to know what info apps are capturing.

Some additional highlights include: redesigned memories section in the Photos app .

In Messages , there is now a communication safety feature that allows parents to enable warnings for your children(s) devices should they receive or send photos that contain nudity.

The warnings also contain useful information for children should they receive photos that contain nudity


There are many other features that I can share with you if you are so inclined, simply reach out with any questions, concerns.
Call or text me @ 847.902.6681



Stay safe, and I look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you soon.

Best,
Geoff
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If you have any questions, click the button below shoot me an email.​
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Paul Farkas

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MacMentor shares how to optimize I-Phone features in his communication 1/19/22...

Happy New Year! I'm introducing a new feature for 2022. It's called the iPhone Hack of the month.

The iPhone Hack of the month will provide you with super cool functionality that is "hidden" from the basic features of the iPhone, but unveiled thanks to The MacMentor.

The January iPhone Hack is for iPhone(s) X and later.
Did you know you could use the Apple logo on the back of your iPhone to do a screenshot?!?

The Apple Logo on the back of your phone can be "taught" to perform over two dozen "Hacks".

Today's "Hack" will teach/train the Apple logo how to perform a screenshot.

Here are the steps to follow:

Open the Settings App ⚙️
Scroll down to the Accessibility Setting
Now scroll down to the Touch Setting
(under the Physical and Motor Section)

Next, scroll all the way to the last setting > Back Tap

You’ll see two options here, and can use both if you’d like.

Start with Double Tap > There’s a slew of options, for our purposes here, tap Screenshot.

Now close the settings app and give it a try

Double tap the Apple Logo and low and behold you’ll have a screenshot…
Fantastic, right?

If you enjoyed this iPhone hack, please share it with your friends/neighbors/family.

Provided by your friendly neighborhood MacMentor.

Until next time...Happy Hacking!
 
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