Quarantine has been so busy (sourdough!) that we forgot to alert you when the long-expected new iPhone SE finally launched (April 24). It’s a great option for people who don’t feel like dropping $1000 on an iPhone; we break down the pros and cons in this quick YouTube video.
And Speaking of YouTube
We’ve been building a library of YouTube videos to answer many of your common questions—easier for us, free for you. But along the way we learned that lots of people are not familiar with useful YouTube features like pause, rewind, closed captioning, etc., so naturally we made a Youtube video about how to use YouTube! Check it out here. And let us know what you would like to learn!
The Luxury Option
Also, Apple is finally shipping the new Magic Keyboard we told you about in March, bringing the iPad Pro closer than ever to being a laptop replacement: it’s a solid keyboard + trackpad + iPad stand and getting great reviews. But they’re not giving it away: $299 for the 11 inch and $349 for the 12.9 inch version—just for the keyboard!
Spam Texts from Email, Ugh Ugh Ugh
We’ve told you about apps you can use to cut down on spam cell phone calls. But recently there’s been a sharp rise in spam texts from email addresses, like this:
Because the spammers constantly generate new random email addresses, they’re impossible to block effectively from your phone; but your carrier CAN block texts from email completely. If this is plaguing you, call your carrier and be persistent; the settings involved are obscure and may require a supervisor’s assistance.
Just Make Up Your Mind, Already!
If you’re concerned about Zoom (we’re not), or your group is using another video conferencing service, you may have encountered Google Meet. Or Google Hangouts, which it is sort of replacing. . .which sort of replaced Google Talk, which sort of replaced Google Chat. . .you get the idea. Oh, and Microsoft has mostly sort of renamed Office 365 (that’s the subscription version of Word, Excel, etc.) to Microsoft 365.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a job at these tech giants named Keeping Product Names Consistent so Consumers Are Less Confused?!
Be safe and well—we miss seeing you!