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]

Apple Watch Series 7: Here are all the Colors and Official Band Options

Apple revealed the Apple Watch Series 7 back in mid-September, during its California Streaming event. The latest smartwatch was made available to preorder starting October 8th, followed by its launch on the 15th, a week later. One thing you'll notice about the Apple Watch Series 7 is the abundance of colors and band options it...

Apple issues guidelines for app developers to accommodate the MacBook Pro’s notch

Apple released the latest MacBook Pro models during its "Unleashed" Mac event this week, and they come with a notch that houses the camera and other sensors. To account for the notch, Apple has now issued updated Human Interface Guidelines for app developers. These guidelines include everything app designers and developers need to know about...

Here are the Best Places to Pre-order the new Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Google has just announced the latest Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones during its virtual, online event. They're powered by Google's first custom-built chip, Tensor. These new phones come with a refreshed, colorful design and a black, futuristic camera bump on the back. These shiny new slabs of glass are available to pre-order starting...

XDA Basics: How to create a ZIP file on a Mac

Apple computers -- Macs -- are powerful and capable machines, for work, education, and entertainment alike. If you're looking for a compact desktop, you can get the Mac Mini, and if you're searching for portable power, the MacBook Pro is the answer. But don't forget to protect it with a case. Whether you're storing Pages...

macOS brings in deep optimizations for M1 Pro and M1 Max, as it should

Apple announced two new M1 chips -- the M1 Pro and M1 Max -- during its "Unleashed" Mac event yesterday. We were aware Apple would introduce at least one upgraded chip. However, we didn't expect its power to reach this extent. I had assumed "Unleashed" would be an exaggeration, but after watching the event, we...

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...

XDA Basics: How to turn off iMessage on a Mac

Apple is famous for its well-integrated ecosystem across its devices and services. That's usually a good thing because all of your data continuously syncs to all of your connected devices, as you would expect them to. However, some of us don't want iMessages arriving to their work MacBooks and disturbing them during productivity hours. So...

How to download Steam games on a Mac

When it comes to gaming, Macs get a lot of negative feedback from other operating systems' fans, despite them being powerful computers. There's an Apple device for all kinds of computing needs out there, so if you're looking to buy one, make sure to check out the best Macs currently available. Whether you have an...

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...