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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 on Twitter @Mahmoudzitani or via [email protected]

How to restore your bricked Apple Watch using your iPhone

Apple has finally released iOS 15.4 and watchOS 8.5 to the public -- following weeks of beta testing. These major updates bring plenty of new features and improvements, such as the Unicode 14.0 emoji. Notably, though, they allow Apple Watch users to restore their bricked devices with just an iPhone. Prior to this change, users...

PSA: If your Mac logic board has been replaced, don’t update to macOS Monterey 12.3

Apple released macOS Monterey 12 in late 2021, introducing new FaceTime and Safari features, in addition to other improvements. Since then, the company has been working on further enriching the operating system. Earlier this week, the Cupertino tech giant released macOS Monterey 12.3 -- the latest update to this major version. It brings the long-awaited...

These are the best monitors to use with your Mac Studio

Apple has slowly been transitioning its computers' processors from Intel to its own SoC. If you buy a Mac, it will likely include one of the M1 chips -- as most of them now include the company's silicon. Developers have also been optimizing their apps for Apple silicon to deliver more efficient software. Additionally, macOS...

iOS 15.4 and watchOS 8.5 make restoring an Apple Watch at home possible

For the longest time, one of the frustrations Apple Watch users had to go through is restoring their bricked devices. While bricking doesn't happen very often, those who face it would need to visit an Apple repair center to get the watch restored. This had been particularly problematic for those who live in regions with...

Apple has released iOS 15.4 to the public, here’s everything new

Apple has finally released iOS 15.4 to the public worldwide. Unlike iOS 15.3, iOS 15.4 comes packed with new features, changes, and additions. These include support for Face ID when masked for iPhone 12 and newer models, a wide variety of new emoji, updates to Keychain, and much, much more. To download this update, you...

Apple might not offer an upgraded chip on all iPhone models this year

Apple typically releases its flagship iPhone lineup every Fall. For the past few years, the company has been including an upgraded chip across all variants of the lineup. So, for example, whether you buy the iPhone 13 Mini or iPhone 13 Pro Max, you're still getting the same A15 Bionic chip. However, and for the...

Telegram update introduces a download manager, a redesigned attachment menu, and more

Telegram is one of the best instant messaging (IM) apps available out there. It's fast, feature-rich, and actively developed. The company rolls out major updates very frequently -- when compared to rivaling apps, such as WhatsApp. Despite the former company having fewer resources than the latter, it still successfully delivers a smooth experience that tempts...

How many monitors does the Mac Studio support?

Apple first revealed its M1 chip back in 2020. Since then, the company has been ditching Intel processors and depending on its own. So if you buy a Mac, it'll likely include one of the M1 chips -- as they now power most of the Mac lineup. Additionally, developers have been optimizing their apps for...

The Apple Studio Display has one major flaw you should be aware of

Apple revealed the Studio Display during its Peek Performance event earlier this week. This monitor comes with extraordinary specifications that are not usually available on typical monitors. For the unfamiliar, the Studio Display comes with a front-facing camera, speakers, USB Type-C ports, a studio-quality mic array, and Apple's A13 Bionic chip. What many users don't...

[Update: Back online] Online dancing comes to a halt: TikTok is currently down

TikTok -- the popular social platform amongst teenagers and young adults -- is currently down. Users worldwide are facing issues when trying to connect to the service, causing outrage on other social media apps -- such as Twitter. It's still unclear when the company will resolve the issue. So for now, TikTokers will have to...

This is why the Mac Studio with M1 Ultra weighs 2 pounds more than the M1 Max

Apple revealed the all-new Mac Studio during its Peek Performance event earlier this week. This latest desktop computer from the company is a unique addition to the Mac lineup -- despite it featuring some familiar elements. For example, while it looks like two stacked Mac Minis, it is powered by a freshly-introduced M1 Ultra chip....

Can I upgrade the RAM and storage on the Mac Studio?

Apple revealed the M1 chip back in 2020. If you buy a Mac from the company, it will likely be powered by one of the M1 chips. The company has slowly been ditching Intel processors, and now most of the Cupertino tech giant's computers include its own SoC. Developers have also been optimizing their apps...