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 on Twitter @Mahmoudzitani or via [email protected]

iOS developers can now publish unlisted apps, accessible with a private link

When developers build apps, they don't always have mass-distribution in mind. Some apps cater to select groups of users that the developer targets. Apple already allows devs to geo-restrict apps published on its store. This prevents users from other regions to download the app for various reasons -- that differ from case to case. However,...

These are the Best Screen Protectors for the iPhone 13 Pro Max in 2022

Apple revealed the iPhone 13 lineup in mid-September during its California Streaming event. If you're reading this, we're guessing you've already bought or have decided to buy the iPhone 13 Pro Max — a great choice, by the way! One thing that gets on most people's nerves is a scratched or, worse, cracked phone screen....

How to set a ringtone on your iPhone using GarageBand and iTunes

When Android users buy an iPhone, they sometimes find themselves facing certain limitations not present on Google's mobile operating system (OS). One of these obstacles is setting a custom ringtone on iOS. Setting a ringtone is very straightforward on Android as long as you have access to an MP3 file. But on iPhones, there's no...

These are the best portable monitors for Mac: Lenovo, HP, ViewSonic and more

Having a dual monitor setup is super convenient as it helps boost your productivity, especially if you have to deal with multiple apps. Today you're no longer limited to large clunky monitors planted on your desk as there are quite a few portable options that can be carried around for an on-the-go dual monitor setup. Today...

How to pair and set up your new Apple Watch Series 7

The Apple Watch is a powerful wearable that is famous for its fitness and other non-health related features. When you buy an Apple Watch, you're investing in a device that will simplify (and potentially even save) your life. The Series 7 is the latest and most advanced model sold by the company. It comes with...

Here’s everything new in iOS 15.4 beta 1: New emoji, Keychain updates, and more

Apple released iOS 15.4 beta 1 to registered developers yesterday. Unlike iOS 15.3, iOS 15.4 comes packed with new features, changes, and additions. This includes support for Face ID when masked, new emoji, Keychain updates, and much more. To download this update, you have to be enrolled in Apple's Developer Program -- which costs $99...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro: Which should you buy?

The dilemmas associated with choosing a smartphone to buy only get more complicated with every new release. With companies revealing new phones all year round, customers have plenty of brands, models, and qualities to choose from. Depending on your budget, you will find yourself facing several devices with varying features for the same price tag....

WatchOS 8.4 fixes bug that prevented certain watch models from charging

Apple released iOS 15.3 and watchOS 8.4 to the public earlier this week. Both updates focus on security patches and critical bug fixes. For example, the iOS update fixes a bug that allowed websites to view the database names of other domains. WatchOS 8.4, on the other hand, resolves an issue that stopped certain Apple...

XDA Basics: How to install fonts on a Mac

Apple computers -- Macs -- are versatile devices that can be used for education, work, or entertainment. And the latest MacBook Pro only shows how invested Apple is in the Mac lineup. This new beast takes power and capability to the next level, but it's important to keep it protected. If you haven't yet, check...

Apple releases the first beta of iOS 15.4 to registered developers

Following the release of iOS 15.3 to the public yesterday, Apple seeded iOS 15.4 beta 1 to registered developers today. This first beta build of the upcoming iOS release is still unavailable to public testers, though. We haven't been able to discover any new visual changes in this update so far. It could be focusing...

Mac Mini 2022: Release date, Pricing, Expectations, and more

Apple revealed its own M1 system-on-chip (SoC) two years ago. It was first included in a custom-built Mac Mini, sold exclusively to select developers. This was for testing reasons and optimizing macOS apps to run on M1 Macs natively. The Cupertino tech giant announced the first commercial M1 Macs during the November 2020 Mac event...

Best mice and trackpads for the 24-inch Apple iMac with M1: Logitech, Satechi, Microsoft, and more!

Apple’s new 24-inch iMac with M1 chipset was introduced at the company's ‘Spring Loaded’ event in April 2021. It features a brand new design that's extremely thin and is offered in a variety of color options. The new iMac also comes with an updated 24-inch 4.5K (4480×2520 pixels) Retina display, a six-speaker system with Dolby...