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 with his dogs 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]

Spotify no longer shuffles albums by default, thanks to Adele

Music streaming services are a convenient option for users to listen to their favorite artists without paying for songs individually. For the longest time, some services have offered a free tier that usually comes with ads and limitations. One of these limitations is Spotify's shuffle button. The company doesn't allow free users to play songs in...

Here are the best VPN apps for Mac

Apple revealed some new Macs during its "Unleashed" virtual event last month. If you have bought the latest MacBook Pro 2021, it's important to keep it protected by using a case. Regardless of the model you have, VPN apps offer protection when it comes to your digital identity and fingerprint. When using a Virtual Private...

A fully autonomous Apple Car could be a reality by 2025

It's no secret that Apple has been working on an electric car for years. The company continues to post job listings related to the rumored product and its development. The iPhone manufacturer started Special Projects Group or "Project Titan" back in 2014. Since then, it has been working on bringing a polished product to the...

Twitter no longer loads AMP versions of web pages on mobile

Google introduced Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) back in October 2015. It's a custom web development framework that helps load pages faster on mobile devices. While this project makes viewing articles (almost) instant, it comes loaded with plenty of disadvantages. As a result, many users rely on apps like DeAMPify to bypass AMP links. Thankfully, that...

Apple has released watchOS 8.1.1 with bug fixes for the Series 7

Last month, Apple released watchOS 8.1 to the public, which brought Fitness+ SharePlay support. The company has been beta testing watchOS 8.3 with developers and public testers. However, the update seemingly doesn't add any new major features. Meanwhile, the Cupertino giant has released watchOS 8.1.1 to Apple Watch Series 7 models exclusively. This update fixes...

How to edit or combine PDF files on a Mac

Apple revealed the new MacBook Pro 2021 during its Unleashed Mac event last month. If you own a MacBook Pro, make sure to protect it with a case. macOS is a great operating system for productivity, especially handling documents. However, dealing with PDF files isn't as straightforward as a Pages document. So here's how to edit...

Spotify finally, finally brings real-time lyrics to its apps

When listening to music, we often find ourselves singing along. However, sometimes we switch to humming because the lyrics aren't all familiar to us. When comparing Spotify to some other music players, it always had an obvious disadvantage -- lack of a lyrics view. Fortunately for all of us, this is no longer going to...

How to insert a SIM card in your iPhone

When you get a new iPhone, one of the first things you have to do is insert a SIM card. This is to activate your data plan and be able to call and message your family and friends. If you've bought an iPhone 13, make sure to check out our lists of best chargers and...

Apple has released iOS 15.1.1 with bug fixes for iPhone 12 and 13 models

Apple has released iOS 15.1.1 with bug fixes exclusive to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. This release comes almost a month after that of iOS 15.1 -- which enabled SharePlay. In the meantime, the company is testing iOS 15.2 which is packed with changes and tweaks aimed at user privacy and security. iOS 15.1.1 improves...

TIDAL announces a free tier, direct artist payouts, fan-centered royalties

Music streaming services have been busy at work lately. Spotify started allowing users to block others last week, while Apple Music now lets you search inside playlists if you're on iOS 15.2 beta 3. Today TIDAL announced some new changes coming to US-based users. Most notably, the company has launched a free tier with access...

The ultimate guide to iMovie for Mac: Everything you need to know

Apple held the "Unleashed" Mac event last month, which included the reveal of the redesigned MacBook Pro 2021. This latest Mac --- which runs macOS 12 Monterey -- is a mighty beast, capable of doing intensive processes. So if you're a video editor, this laptop will be able to keep up with your tasks and more. One of...

Apple now lets you repair your own iPhone

Following heavy criticism regarding anti-repair practices on the iPhone 13 lineup, Apple has just announced its Self Service Repair program. The company shared earlier that third-party screen repairs would no longer disable Face ID, after online outrage. The Cupertino giant is now taking an unexpected step further and making repairs easily accessible to individuals. In a newsroom...