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. He can be reached via [email protected] or the provided social links.

A complete guide to Shortcuts on macOS

We rely on technology to make our lives easier, to take shortcuts and avoid longer routes. But even through the use of tech, there are ways to simplify our workflows even further, whether we’re students or employees. Shortcuts is a first-party Apple app that was first introduced in iOS 12. This extraordinarily capable app has...

WhatsApp is widely rolling out multi-device support, letting you link your iPhone and Mac

If you're a tech enthusiast with an iPhone, you've likely tried to join the WhatsApp TestFlight beta program. I know how frustrating it is to constantly refresh the page, desperate for an empty slot. This is especially true now, with WhatsApp testing the multi-device feature on the beta versions on iOS and Android. Well, you...

Apple releases iOS 15 Release Candidate to developers

Apple has released iOS 15 Release Candidate (RC) to registered developers, following its Special Event. This update comes two weeks after the previous beta, now that iOS 15 is stable enough to be publicly released to the masses. The latest update comes with a build number of 19A344. If you have the Developer Beta profile installed...

Apple Fitness+ makes its way to 15 more countries

During its California Streaming event, Apple announced that it is bringing its Fitness+ service to 15 more countries. This announcement came shortly after Apple Watch Series 7 reveal, which features significant improvements over the older models. Along with extending support to more countries, Apple has also added several new features to the Fitness+ service. Apple initially...

Apple releases iOS 14.8 to fix new zero-click exploit allegedly used by NSO Group

Apple has released iOS 14.8 with some important security patches. This update could be the last iOS 14 receives, as iOS 15’s release nears alongside the launch of the new iPhone 13. Apple, however, could be allowing users to install future security updates without having to update to the next major OS version. A week ago,...

Here’s how you can watch the iPhone 13 launch event

Apple’s upcoming special event, California Streaming, is upon us! Apple is expected to release a wide range of products at the event, including the iPhone 13 lineup, the Apple Watch Series 7, and the AirPods 3. We’re only a few hours away from the big reveal, so you must be wondering, how do I watch...

XDA Basics: How to Check and Update the iOS Version on your iPhone

Whether you love Apple or hate it, it's hard to deny that Apple has the best update policy in the smartphone ecosystem. Users not only buy a good iPhone, but they also buy into years of software update support without needing to think about it. And that is exactly what happens, as many users simply...

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...