Posts From Mahmoud Itani

Mahmoud Itani
Mahmoud Itani

Mahmoud is an Istanbul-based Beiruti who has always sought freedom through writing. His hobbies include keeping up with tech news, writing articles about Apple devices & services, crocheting, meditating, and composing poetry. You’ll likely find him jogging at a park, swimming in open water, brainstorming at a coffeehouse, or merely lost in nature. His personal pieces are available on his website, MahmoudItani.com, and he can be reached via [email protected] or the provided social links.

iPhone 13 lineup might finally ditch 64GB storage and go all the way up to 1TB

We’re one day away from the Apple Special Event, and some new details have surfaced yet again. We strongly believe that Apple will be releasing the iPhone 13 lineup, alongside the Apple Watch Series 7 and the redesigned AirPods 3 tomorrow. Ming-Chi Kuo, a reliable Apple analyst, has shared a new report regarding the upcoming products,...

Three new iOS 15 features that we love, and three changes that we’re still waiting for

iOS 15, Apple’s upcoming update to its widely used mobile operating system, was unveiled in early June during the opening WWDC21 keynote. This update comes packed with both notable and tiny changes across the OS. However, it left some of us disappointed due to missing features we’d been hoping for. For what is a full...

XDA Basics: How to use AirPlay on Mac

Macs, the personal computers loved by students and office workers alike, are finally getting a feature that has been requested by many -- AirPlay support. While there's always been third-party app workarounds, macOS 12 Monterey will bring native AirPlay support to the Mac later this fall. Apple’s implementation is a seamless, transparent one, making it...

How to use YouTube in Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode on iOS with YouTube Premium

YouTube Picture-in-Picture (PiP) has been available on Android phones for years, from back when YouTube Premium was branded as YouTube Red. However, Google had been denying iOS users this feature, stating that Apple doesn’t allow developers to put features that use iOS APIs behind paywalls. Thus YouTube couldn’t support this feature on iOS without making...

XDA Basics: How to update your Mac

Macs are becoming increasingly more popular, and with education discounts, college students may come across some pretty tempting deals. macOS is what makes the Mac so great -- it’s a hybrid of simple and powerful. Getting started with the OS is nowhere as complicated as other desktop operating systems, and it’s just smooth to use. This...

Apple iPhone 14 leaks a week before the iPhone 13 event

We’re only six days away from the iPhone 13 Special Event, and renders of 2022’s iPhone 14 have already leaked! An unexpected — but welcome to some — tweet by reliable leaker Jon Prosser stated: “in 20 minutes, you will see iPhone 14”. And he, in fact, delivered twenty minutes later. Following his attention-grabbing tweet, Jon...

XDA Basics: How to use FileVault on macOS

Macs are powerful desktop computers that run on macOS. These increasingly popular computers are both simple to use and capable of carrying out complex tasks. Students, audio and video producers, editors, writers, teachers, and other office workers, have all sorts of tools to use and make the best out of on these devices. But how...

Here’s what to expect from Apple’s September Event

Yesterday, Apple finally sent out invitations to its Special Event, which will take place virtually on September 14th. While we already had a fair idea of what Apple will announce at the event, some new information has now surfaced online. It confirms our speculations about the iPhone 13 lineup, Apple AirPods 3, and Apple Watch...

XDA Basics: How to record the screen on a Mac

Macs are becoming more and more popular amongst desktop users. Whether you’re a student, teacher, or any other office worker, Macs are a great pick for productivity, studies and work alike. And Apple’s Education Discounts only make buying a new Mac more tempting. But you must be wondering, how do I record my new Mac’s...

XDA Basics: How to copy and paste on a Mac

Macs are powerful productivity tools, thanks to macOS and the M1 Chip in recent devices. They’re capable of carrying out complex tasks, while maintaining user-friendly, relatively simplified UI and UX. And with students retuning to school now, a basic but necessary question comes up -- how do you copy and paste on a Mac? The answer...

Apple sends out invitations to its Special Event

The wait is finally over — Apple has sent out invitations to members of the press for its upcoming Special Event. As we have anticipated, it will be held next week, on Tuesday, September 14th, at 10:00AM PDT, three months after WWDC21. We are almost certain that the iPhone 13 lineup and redesigned Apple Watch...

Apple will now ask iOS 15 users if they want to enable personalized ads in first party apps

Apple has just added a prompt that asks iOS 15 users if they want to enable personalized ads in first-party apps. The company, which often boasts of its privacy-first approach and transparency, has kept that option on by default for users on older versions of iOS in a not-so-transparent manner. The prompt is related to a...