Tag Archives: iPhone

The Best New iOS 15 Features

Under normal circumstances, I’d advise waiting before downloading Apple’s latest operating system until after its first update – there’s always something that goes a little bit haywire in the first release that needs patching. But there haven’t been any reports … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Upgrade to iPhone 13 (and 5 Reasons Not to Bother)

Once more, iPhone owners face their annual dilemma: to upgrade or not to upgrade to one of this year’s four new iPhone 13 models – the Pro Max (starting at $1,099), the Pro ($999), the plain iPhone 13 ($799), or the Mini … Continue reading

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Your 2025 Smartphone

With apologies to Zager and Evans (look ’em up), in 2025, I will surely be supremely embarrassed. Someone—maybe even me—will dig up this column, read my fearless predictions of what smartphones will look like and how they will function in that year, … Continue reading

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9 Features to Try in iOS 14.5

Usually, the significant upgrades to iOS and iPadOS roll out in the fall, like with iOS 14 and iPad OS 14. However, iOS and iPadOS 14.5 became available yesterday and include fixes to some major annoyances. Here are the top 9 features … Continue reading

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You Should Upgrade to iPhone 12, Here’s Why

Usually, with new Apple iPhone introductions, the question is: “Is it worth upgrading?” But with the iPhone 12, the question of upgrading – even if you own an iPhone 11 – is moot. With 5G now available for iPhone, as well as … Continue reading

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Huge Changes Coming to iPhone, iPad and Mac Apps

Today, at WWDC20, Apple unveiled a multitude of improvements coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. The new features will come with the release of iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and MacOS X Big Sur later this year and function across all … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast (6-23-20)

My June 23, 2020 appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporter John Quain. This week we recapped the recently concluded Apple WWDC. Watch the video of the podcast on YouTube here or listen to … Continue reading

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Apple Unveils a New $399 iPhone SE

The words “cheap” and iPhone” rarely appear in the same sentence, but that’s the best way to describe its new $399 Apple iPhone SE. Like the first generation iPhone SE (which starting shipping in March 2016 for $399), the new iPhone SE is … Continue reading

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11 Steps To Easily Set Up Your New iPhone

If you have bought a new iPhone, follow these steps for the best way get it up and running quickly and smoothly. And then, take time to tweak some of the iOS settings for a more enjoyable iOS 13 experience. Read the … Continue reading

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11 Attractive Cases to Protect Your iPhone 11

We confront our annual iPhone paradox: we buy Apple’s latest gleaming, immaculately designed phone, then we rush to wrap and hide this beauteous object inside a plastic or leather case. While encasing your new iPhone 11 makes little aesthetic sense, … Continue reading

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