Remember — there are no real emails from Norton asking you to pay large sums of money, no legitimate car warranties calling you, no arrested grandsons calling for money, and no legitimate popups on the computer saying you are infected with a phone number. (I feel like I can never give these warnings enough because every week I get asked about such scenarios).
Coming Down The Pike
I have some credible rumors that Apple will be hosting a technology event next month (or just a product release) and that the iPhone SE is likely to be updated. There may even be a new Mac Mini. My clients were very receptive to the iPhone 8 sized SE that came out in early 2020. While I still prefer the better battery life and features of the iPhone 13 series, a $400 SE is really all that some people need or want. It gets the job done. It facilitates Facetime calls. It allows you to send those blue iMessage text messages to all of your friends (more secure text messages). From what I’ve read, the new SE will still be $399 and should sport 5G radios. If you are hanging on to a 7 or 8 or even want to upgrade from your previous SE — this may be the phone for you.
On every Windows computer I’ve touched, I have turned out or opted out of the Windows 11 update. Keep in mind that Windows 11 will only be available for late 2017 and newer Windows computers. I think there will be significant updates between now and the summer. On a new computer, we may not be able to avoid Windows 11 and that’s ok. It’s not a disaster. Installing a familiar Start Menu app – like Start 11 can make Windows 11 a lot more friendly. Later in the year, I think it may be fine to upgrade to Windows 11. I’ll keep you posted.
I always say your iPhone will update automatically, so will Windows and so will your Mac. Then those updates don’t happen. So I think it a good idea to check at least once a month. You should know how to do it by now
iPhone / iPad: Settings >> General >> Software Update
Windows: Start Menu >> Settings (or Search)>> Update & Security
Mac: Apple Menu >> System Preferences >> Software Update