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]

Here are the best accessories for MacBook Pro

Apple unveiled completely redesigned MacBook Pro models during its virtual "Unleashed" Mac event. These new MacBooks come with more ports of varying types, after users complained previous Macs sacrificed functionality in the name of minimalism. Personally I don't mind the lack of ports because I completely depend on online and wireless solutions. However, most pro...

iOS 15.2 beta introduces App Privacy Report, Communication Safety feature, and more

Apple has released the first beta of the upcoming iOS 15.2 to registered developers. This update comes packed with changes and tweaks aimed at user privacy and security. These features include some that Apple had teased during the iOS 15 reveal at WWDC21. App Privacy Report, Communication Safety, a tweaked Notification Summary, and more will...

How to clean your MacBook

Apple products are known for their premium builds and minimalistic looks. A key to maintaining this feel is keeping them clean and shiny. Whether you have the latest MacBook Pro or an older MacBook Air, the cleaning process is pretty much the same. Macs aren't hard to clean, especially if you keep them protected with...

LCD iPhones aren’t dead, and the next one could be right around the corner

Apple, when compared to other smartphone manufacturers, has been sticking to LCD screens on its phones for longer than it should. Until the iPhone 12 lineup last year, all of its flagship lineups released in September included at least one LCD iPhone, and that includes the iPhone 11. For a while, Apple has resorted to...

How to use Quick Note on macOS Monterey and iOS 15

Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey and iOS 15 back in June, during WWDC21. These updates introduce a new feature called Quick Note. If your device isn't recent enough to receive the update, you might want to consider buying a new Mac to take advantage of the latest additions and bug fixes. If you're new to...

Apple has released iOS 15.1 that enables SharePlay

Apple has released the final versions of iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1, and tvOS 15.1 to the public. These updates across Apple operating systems bring SharePlay support to Apple and (supported) third-party services. SharePlay is a new online group media consumption service that works through FaceTime. It was first spotted in early iOS 15.0...

Apple has released macOS 12 Monterey to the public, here’s how to update

Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey back in June, along with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8. Several betas later, Apple has finally made the update available to the public today, October 25. While Big Sur was a more significant upgrade than Monterey, the latter packs several tweaks that make Macs even more...

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...

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...