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.

Apple is releasing macOS 12 Monterey to the public on October 25, here’s how to update

Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey back in June, along with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8. Several betas later, Apple will finally make the update available to the public on October 25. While Big Sur was a more significant upgrade than Monterey, the latter packs several tweaks that make Macs even more...

Here are the Best Places to Pre-order Apple’s new MacBook Pro (2021)

Apple revealed the brand new MacBook Pro during its virtual "Unleashed" Mac event. This Mac comes with a complete redesign that adds more ports to it, and it's powered by either the Apple M1 Pro or the Apple M1 Max chip. If you're unsure which Mac to get, you may want to take a look at...

Here’s how you can watch Apple’s “Unleashed” Mac event

Apple sent out invitations to its "Unleashed" Mac event last week. We're expecting Apple to announce a redesigned MacBook Pro, a Mac Mini, and potentially the AirPods 3rd Gen at the event, along with the public release date for macOS 12 Monterey. Like other recent Apple events, this event will be held virtually, and you'll...

macOS Monterey review: The calm after Big Sur

Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey, along with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 during WWDC21. This year's release comes loaded with small improvements and new features across the OS. We were expecting the lack of major changes in this release. Last year's macOS 11 Big Sur fully redesigned the entire operating system,...

Apple’s software feature exclusivity on the Watch 7 is disappointing, especially after the scrapped redesign

Apple revealed the all-new Apple Watch Series 7 along with the iPhone 13 lineup and new iPad models in mid-September. The announcement was made during its California Streaming virtual event. Apart from not releasing the rumored AirPods 3rd Gen, I was disappointed by a few other things. I was frustrated the most by the fact that...

How to use Portrait mode in FaceTime on macOS Monterey

Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey along with iOS 15 and other Apple OS updates during WWDC21. While supported iPhone users can now get their hands on the latest and greatest Apple mobile operating system, Mac users will have a wait a bit more. In the meantime, you could take a look at the best apps...

XDA Basics: How to use Shared with You on macOS Monterey and iOS 15

Apple announced iOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey back in June, in addition to other Apple operating system updates. While supported iPhones can now run the latest and greatest iOS version, Mac users will have to wait. It's common for major macOS upgrades to arrive around two months after iOS, due to the complexity of...

What is iCloud+ and why do I care?

Apple announced iCloud+ when it revealed iOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and iPadOS 15, during WWDC21. So as you may have guessed from the famous plus sign (+) that follows certain services, it's a paid subscription. So how different is it than the previous iCloud Storage subscription? Is it more expensive?...

Make sure you reconnect to your AirPods periodically or some Find My features might not work

Apple revealed iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, and watchOS 8 during WWDC21, back in June. One of the features it announced during the opening keynote of the conference is proper Find My AirPods support. The feature finally started rolling out last week to AirPods Pro and AirPods Max users around the...

These are the best Apple products for students in 2021

Apple is mostly known for three characteristics — how strongly-built and premium their hardware is, how long their devices receive software support, and how inter-connected their ecosystem is. Once you're in the walled garden, it's very hard to give it up and switch to alternatives. From Macs, to both affordable and Pro iPads, to other...

Latest macOS Monterey Beta includes Universal Control settings that you can’t enable just yet

Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey along with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 back in June. One of the macOS features that Apple presented during the WWDC21 opening keynote is Universal Control. This feature brings cursor and drag-and-drop support to up to three Mac and iPad devices at once. It had been absent...

Apple Watch Series 7 gets rid of the hidden diagnostic port

If your Apple Watch gets bricked, repairing or reinstalling watchOS on it is tricky business. It doesn't have a regular port that you can use to connect it to a Mac or Windows PC and install the firmware. Most models feature a hidden diagnostic port behind the bottom band slot, and only Apple Stores and...