Killing the Lighting Port, Buying into Apple Watch Series 4 - ACM 477

· · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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What would it take for Apple to ditch the Lightning port on iPhones? Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet explore the possibilities, and Bryan ends up convincing himself to buy Apple’s not-shipping-yet AirPower charging pad. They also ask themselves what it would take for them to want Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xs, new iPad Pros, and new MacBooks. Their conclusion? It’s going to be an expensive fall.

macOS: Creating Templates in Pages and Word

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Both Apple’s Pages program and Microsoft Word have a way to create and save a custom template, so if you need a letterhead for your business, for example, you can do that without having to use “Save As” every time (and without the risk of overwriting your original file). Today’s Quick Tip has all of the details!

macOS: Show All of the Passwords for an AirPort Base Station

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CIA's Cherry Blossom WiFi router hack list doesn't include AirPort Basestation

If you’re using a Time Capsule or an AirPort Express or Extreme, then you should know that there’s a way to pull together all of the passwords associated with one of those devices for easy safekeeping. Screenshot this and put it in your password manager or print it out and throw it in your safe, and you’ll have all of your network info secured!

How to Fix the "Date and Time" macOS High Sierra Bug

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15-inch and 13-inch MacBook Pro owners say there's a weird clicking sound coming from their laptop

Over the last couple of weeks, Melissa Holt has come across a weird date and time bug that’s affecting users after updating to macOS High Sierra (or migrating to a new machine). In this Quick Tip, she’s got the details on how to squash this bug (and what you might look for if your problem persists).

How to Change a Person's Key Photo

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If you’d like to change the representative image Photos uses for the people you’ve categorized, then how do you go about it? We’ve got all of the details—including a weird but important caveat—in today’s Quick Tip!