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April 9, 2015 • News

Apple releases iOS 8.3 With Wireless CarPlay, Diverse Emojis, and more

After being in beta for a little over two months, Apple has decided to release iOS 8.3 today, which include some MAJOR new features and enhancements, and of course, the obvious bug fixes.

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April 8, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

This Innovative Macbook Case Shatters Crowdfund Goal, Raises $50k+ In A Week

If you’re a Macbook Air or Pro owner with a love for Legos, then you’ve probably have seen an article floating around about the Brik Case MacBook Case KickStarter by the Jolt Team.

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April 1, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Getting the New MacBook but Want More USB Ports? Check Out the InfiniteUSB

If you’re looking forward to getting that new MacBook Apple announced earlier this month, I highly suggest you look into the new InfiniteUSB Kickstarter that will solve one of the laptop’s most disheartening problems.

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March 28, 2015 • Editorials, Rants and Raves

The Apple Retail Store, the Watch, and the Consumer

Have you been in an Apple Retail Store recently? I was just in one yesterday, and the experience made me seriously question whether adding “fashion advice” to the list of specialties Apple Stores offer is a good idea. It also made me wonder if Apple’s customer service advantage is starting to fade, as it was …

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March 27, 2015 • News

Could a Jailbreak for iOS 8.2 Come This Saturday?

A little over a week ago, Apple pushed their iOS 8.2 update to the public, and many jailbreakers, including myself were left wondering if we would see Cydia on our iDevices if we updated.

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March 27, 2015 • News

CNNgo Is the Latest Channel for Apple TV

Earlier this week, CNN announced that Apple TV would be gaining their CNNgo app channel. On Wednesday, Apple silently pushed an update to their Apple TV with the CNNGo app, that taps into the CNNgo service (which requires a subscription to a pay-tv partner).

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March 26, 2015 • News

Apple Starts Releasing 3rd Party Apple Watch Apps

With Apple’s latest creation the Apple Watch to be released in less a month on April 24th, developers have been hard at work creating updates to their apps to make them compatible with the new smartwatch. And before you can even get your hand on one, some apps are already showing up.

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March 24, 2015 • News

Drafts is Yet Another App Scheduled for the Apple Watch

Popular app Drafts is on the home screen of ALL of my apple devices. Any time I begin writing anything I start by using Drafts, because I know for a fact I can leave the app, and when I come back my thoughts are still there.

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March 23, 2015 • Gear Bits

Apple Analyst Valuation Tops One Trillion – Yes, That’s with a “T”!

Apple today become the first company to earn a $1T (Trillion!) valuation from Wall Street. Cantor Fitzgerald put a price target on Apple shares that value the iPhone maker at more than $1T. Most of this is due to the company strengthening its position in China and preparing to introduce a watch.

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March 23, 2015 • News

Upcoming iOS 8.3 Settings Allow Free App Downloads Without a Password

One thing that I hate the most about Apple’s App Store is having to go and put in my password or fingerprint to download a free app. Now this is all about security I know, but it seems as if Apple hopes to change this with the ability to download free iTunes media and applications …

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March 20, 2015 • News

Apple to Update Apple TV with Siri and 3rd-Party Apps in June

It looks as if Apple has MORE to show us this Summer! One thing that I was really excited for earlier this month when Apple announced their apple Watch was the hope for a new Apple TV. And it looks as if they will deliver my wish in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)!

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March 17, 2015 • News

Apple Reportedly Gearing Up for Online Television Service

In a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple seems to be in the talks to launch an slimmed-down online television service which would have around 25 channels with some major names like ABC, CBS, and Fox, and heavy hitter cable channels like E!, and Syfy.

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March 16, 2015 • News

Apple to Offer iPhone Trade-In Program for Android Defectors

Are you thinking about making the switch from Android to possibly getting an iPhone? You may be in luck. Apple is reportedly looking to expand their iPhone trade-in program to include their biggest rival, Androids smartphones.

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March 12, 2015 • Editorials

What’s the Future of Outside Companies and Apple’s HealthKit?

Late last year, Apple gave Fitbit the boot from Apple retail stores. There was a lot of speculation as to why Fitbit was kicked out, but most people assumed it was due to Fitbit pulling out of Apple’s Healthkit initiative. Competitors (and Healthkit partners) like Jawbone, Mio and Nike remained in the stores. Until this …

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March 11, 2015 • Editorials, Rants and Raves

10 Reasons I Found the Apple Watch Event a Snooze-Fest

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Greg’s take on Why I’m Considering Getting an Apple Watch, more than I enjoyed yet another over-long, under-delivering Apple ‘event’. Part I can understand, as I was listening to the audio stream through my car for a half-hour, but I found this the biggest Apple snoozer I can recall. Let me …

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March 11, 2015 • News

It’s Not Just You, the Apple App Store Really Is Down

I woke up this morning to Twitter in a frenzy courtesy of Apple’s Servers! Apparently iTunes Connect is refusing logins, the iBooks store is not responding, and I cannot download Temple run Oz! Help!! If you did like myself and ran to Apple’s forums looking for App Store answers, you were in a room full …

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March 11, 2015 • News

Apple Stores Drive Mall Sales Higher by as Much as 10%!

It isn’t hard to find bad news about malls – in our (small) local mall, the Deb, Pac Sun, Gap, Radio Shack and a few small stores are all closing. Even the bigger anchor stores such as Macy’s, Sears and JC Penny are seeing pressure from online sales that lower traffic, also hurting smaller stores. …

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March 9, 2015 • Gear Bits

Evernote for Apple Watch Is Confirmed for Launch in April

Soon after Tim Cook left the stage, popular and Apple Essentials favorite Evernote announced that they are currently developing an app for the Apple Watch. The company has said “An app on a watch doesn’t replace an app on the phone, it complements it. That’s how Apple Watch is designed, and it’s exactly what Evernote …

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March 9, 2015 • Editorials

Why I’m Considering Getting an Apple Watch

Ever since Apple’s big announcements, people have been asking me “Greg, are you going to buy the Apple Watch?” My wallet, and my conscious have two completely different answers. I have an issue, which I consider “Apple-itis”. Whenever Apple sells me on a new product, they sell me … until I realize I haven’t exactly hit …

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March 9, 2015 • Reviews

Notebooks is the Best Cross-Platform App for iPhone, iPad & Mac

The stock iOS Notes app, although great for those who need to jot down a simple grocery list, isn’t enough for some of us. We need a bit more in the note-taking department. I’ve searched for the best cross-platform app that allows me to type on my iPad, iPhone and Macbook and found it. Notebooks is that …

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March 9, 2015 • Editorials, News

Late to the iPhone 6 Plus Party? 5 Reasons I Love It, 5 Reasons I Don’t!

When a hot tech product launches, everyone rushes to get it, all tech sites scramble to review it right away … but often that is the last anyone hears about it. But with updates so easy to process now, more and more products mature nicely over time. Now 5 months post-launch I have an iPhone 6 …

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