Keep a USB Keyboard and Mouse for Troubleshooting

Steve Jobs famously railed against cable clutter, and it’s now easy to use a desktop Mac with a wireless keyboard and mouse, either from Apple or another manufacturer. That’s fine for regular usage, but Bluetooth keyboards and mice aren’t always sufficient. 

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Keep Your Apple Devices Cool in the Summer Heat

June 2023 was the hottest month on record for the planet, at least until July 2023. Among the many ill effects of such heat are what it does to iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, and other digital devices. Excessive heat shortens the overall lifespan of lithium-ion batteries and increases the likelihood of both transient errors and hardware failures...

Picking the right computer for your college-bound student

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Do you have a child starting college soon? Your kid has likely been relying heavily on a computer throughout high school, but if it was a school-provided laptop or shared family computer, now’s the time to get them something of their own.

Even if they had their own laptop throughout high school, if it’s old or unreliable, college is a good excuse to bring them up to date. If you haven’t been paying close attention to Apple’s Mac lineup, you might wonder which model makes the most sense...

What’s the Difference between Removing and Deleting an App?

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You might want to eliminate apps from your iPhone or iPad for many reasons.

To begin, touch and hold on a blank spot on a Home Screen to enter “jiggle mode.” Then tap the ⊝ icon for any app to see the question about whether to delete the app entirely or merely remove it from the Home Screen.

Yes you still need to back up your device. Let's dive into how.

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Even with the latest technology, it's important that you know how to back up your devices. iPhones and iPads back up one way, and your Mac another. Continue to read on to see how and more importantly why you need to!

You Can Now Upgrade to macOS 13 Ventura When You’re Ready

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 Should you upgrade to macOS 13 Ventura? There’s no need to install it today, but we think it’s now safe for those who want to take advantage of the new features and integration with Apple’s other operating systems. Details here

Apple updates for the Mac mini and MacBook Pro with new M2 Chips

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With a handful of press releases buttressed by a 19-minute video, Apple pulled back the curtains on its new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips and announced updated Mac mini and MacBook Pro models that rely on the new chips. There are no significant design or feature changes with these updated models, just faster performance, enhanced external display support, and support for the latest wireless connectivity standards. The new Mac mini and MacBook Pro models are available to order now, with units in stores and orders starting to arrive on January 24th.

Apple brings back the full size HomePod

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Apple released the original HomePod in 2018, but even after dropping the price from $349 to $299, sales weren’t strong enough thanks to competition from much cheaper smart speakers from Amazon and Google. Apple discontinued the HomePod in 2021 and focused on the $99 HomePod mini. Now Apple has brought the full-size HomePod back, introducing a second-generation HomePod with a few extra features and the same $299 price. You can order it now in white or midnight, which replaces space gray, and it ships on February 3rd.

How to disable "Find My" from your devices

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When you bring your device into Gravity for repair, whether it's an iPhone, iPad, or Mac - we'll need you to disable "Find My" from it. This is a security protocol that Apple has implemented to protect your device.


Look no further than Gravity for your technical repairs. Gravity's consulting arm for businesses, Virtua Computers is available to help you with your companies technology, and training arm, MyMacMentor for teaching you how to best use your technology.