So how's your iPhone 12 battery life been so far? If you've been seeing an excessive battery drain when idle at a rate of as much as four percent on Wi-Fi, you're definitely not alone!
Some Apple Watch customers recently reported missing GPS mapping data when capturing their workouts in the Workout app on watchOS 7. Others have complained about excess battery drain after updating to the latest watchOS software. Apple has now released a new support document to acknowledge these and other issues, proposing a fix.
Apple released the watchOS 7 software update last week and some Apple Watch owners are now reporting problems such as missing GPS mapping data when using the built-in Workout app to record specific workouts that track distance covered.
The macOS Catalina 10.15.2 software update that dropped yesterday may have fixed a very distinctive popping sound coming from the speaker of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, at least for some users. However, further updates might be required to stamp out the issue entirely.
Apple has acknowledged an issue with some 13-inch MacBook Pro models that may cause your notebook to randomly shut down even though the battery shows a remaining charge.
iOS 13.0 arrived with plenty of issues so Apple quickly followed up with four rushed bug-fix updates. The latest iOS 13.1.3 update seems to hit owners of the latest iPhones pretty hard.
A year after bringing out Screen Time for iPhone and iPad Apple has added this handy feature to the Mac with the latest macOS Catalina 10.15 update. Too bad it‘s not working correctly.
The new macOS Catalina 10.15 software that released Monday breaks compatibility with apps for DJs that rely on the ability of iTunes to export XML playlists in real time.
Not every app you purchase and download on your Mac works out the way you hope. Sometimes you run into a problem with the app or it doesn’t work as described. Unlike Walmart, you can’t just ask for a refund for something you don’t like and get it. But you can make a request for a refund and hope to get it.
Here’s how to request a refund for an app on Mac.
Apple’s third-generation butterfly keyboard was supposed to fix all the previous defects but buyers continue to experience problems with its design, as recently highlighted in The Wall Street Journals's damning column penned by the ever-amusing, unapologetic Joanna Stern.
Wireless charging in the second-generation Apple Pencil may interfere with your car's key fob and cause intermittent issues when attempting to unlock the vehicle, Apple has acknowledged.
As first noted by French blog iGeneration.fr (Google Translate), a recent update to Apple's support document covering using Apple Pencil with iPad or iPad Pro explains that the wireless charging feature of Apple Pencil 2, when being used, tends to clash with key fobs.
Should that happen to you, store the stylus separately so it doesn't charge wirelessly when attempting to unlock the car or simply move the tablet away from the key fob.
If you're charging your Apple Pencil (2nd generation) with your iPad Pro and your car's keyless entry device (key fob) is nearby, signal interference might prevent you from unlocking your car with your key fob.
If this happens, you can simply move your iPad Pro away from the key fob or remove your Apple Pencil from your iPad Pro and store it separately. When Apple Pencil is finished charging, any resulting signal interference will cease.
I own both the latest iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, but have yet to experience this issue (for context, I drive my car every day and my iPad goes with me everywhere I go). Aside from Apple's advice, I'd also recommend trying holding your fob closer to the antenna, usually located near the radio antenna, that communicates with the door locks.
In one example, a DJ’s light-control panel was designed to send out intermittent signals but somehow transmitted a continuous stream of data on the same frequency used by some vehicle remote controls, as explained in a recent WardsAuto article:
Since the beginning of the year motorists in a section of Yonkers, 15 miles (24 km) north of Times Square, were unable to unlock their cars with remote-control fobs. Some drivers of cars without keys simply were unable to enter their vehicles because of unexplained electronic interference.
Due to poor shielding or wiring, some key fobs can generate harmonic interference and even unintentional interference. The same goes for a whole host of other wireless devices, including your iPad Pro's Wi-Fi and the tiny wireless charging coils in the new Apple Pencil.
Key fobs generally trigger signals on two bandwidths: 315 mHz and 434 mHz.
Photo: A Tesla key fob has an option to pull the car forward and backward remotely