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4 Cool Features from the New Apple OS Updates

Apple just released new versions of iOS, watchOS, and macOS (as well tvOS) including plugging security holes and adding a few new features. Here are four cool things you can do once you’ve updated.   Night Shift: Use your Mac at Night and Sleep Better Afterwards MacOS 10.12.4 Sierra now has Night Shift, a feature from iOS that […]

Apple 5th Ave Store Relocating for Renovations

The Apple Store on 5th Ave and 59th Street is moving to the former FAO Schwartz site (which is on the same block) while the underground store gets renovated. First day in the new temporary location is January 20th. No word on how long the renovations will take — or on what is being changed! (Photo […]

Find My AirPods

Apple’s new AirPods are a wireless version of their Earpods, meaning they’re two independent little things that hang in your ears with no cord. It would be easier than easy to lose one or both of them. One of their features is that they are self-configuring, via iCloud, rather than having to much around with […]

Apple Store Opening in Williamsburg

An Apple store is set to open in Williamsburg — the first one in Brooklyn. It opens at 10 am on July 30th. The location is 247 Bedford Avenue, at the corner of North 3rd Street, just 4 blocks from the Bedford Avenue L train stop. It’s across the street from the new Whole Foods. So […]

Customize Notification Center in iOS 8

We finally advise that it’s safe to upgrade your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8. The number of problems after the upgrade has quieted down after Apple’s updates. I just upgraded my iPhone to iOS 8 and am taking advantage of the Notification Center. What is the Notification Center? Put your finger at the very […]

IvanExpert in the news, talking security

The science and technology correspondent for called me to get my take on the current state of security: The cyberattack that targeted stars such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton may be just the tip of the iceberg, predicts a security expert, warning that hackers are becoming more sophisticated. “We’re clearly in a moment where the […]

Quicken 2015 for Mac…exists

Frankly, I thought Quicken for Mac had been abandoned by Intuit. It’s long been a second-class citizen compared with its Windows versions, with longstanding complaints of bugs, slow updates, poor support, and file format incompatibilities. Still, it was Quicken, the name brand of personal finance software. While Intuit did release Quicken Essentials 2010 for Mac, […]

Ivan Drucker on CBS New York Discussing Latest iPhone Hack

CBS New York interviewed me on May 28th for a story on the latest iPhone scam: Hackers are logging in to people’s iCloud accounts (usually because those passwords aren’t very strong), and are then using the Find My iPhone feature to lock their iPhones and demanding ransom payments to unlock them. To avoid getting your […]

Heartbleed Guide for Apple Users

If you use a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, do you need to do anything special to protect yourself from the Heartbleed security flaw? Good news: The OSX operating system on the Mac, and the iOS operating system on the iPad and iPhone, are not specifically vulnerable to Heartbleed. If you’re running a Mac server, that […]

Top 5 Cool Hardware Finds from Macworld

We just came back from the Macworld conference in San Francisco, and roamed the show floor looking for cool hardware and gadgets. Here are the top 5 Apple-related items we found. Double Last year at MacWorld we saw the prototype of this machine. Now it’s actually for sale. For $2500 you can buy a robot […]

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