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  • January 26, 2019

    Office 365 Now On The Mac App Store

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  • Recently my wife has been traveling and busy with our 10-month-old baby so I have been trying to help out around the house and I have again found a new use for the Apple Watch. To start with Siri on my wrist has become very handy when it comes to setting reminders like go swap the laundry or to make sure I leave early enough to get to my older daughters bus stop has been very handy to have at the touch of a button. The next thing is the task list is great if my wife has a few things she needs me to remember to do I just hold in the crown button on my Apple watch and ask Siri to add them to my task list. The next thing I find handy is the timer on my Apple Watch. When I am cooking dinner or helping my daughter there are many times I need a timer. Having a timer on my wrist has come in very handy. The next thing is being able to answer my phone. I know it sounds nuts but if you have ever changed a child many times your hands are full between a diaper, whips and your kid’s feet. Your phone always rings with an important phone call you have been waiting for all day when your hands are full. Being able to just quickly tap your Apple Watch on your wrist is a major lifesaver when you’re in a situation where your hands are full and need to answer a call quickly. Having your weather on your wrist is great as well many times I am trying to figure out how to dress the kids and having the weather and temperature at a glace can be another big time saver for a...
  • Apple is double down on its services business now by teaming up with Verizon Wireless to offer Apple Music as part of Verizon Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited Data Plans. If you are like me and have Verizon New Unlimited or Go Unlimited which is unlimited at a cheaper because you are grandfathered in you can still get 6 months of Apple Music Free then pay $9.99 a month after that on your Verizon Bill. In their blog post, Verizon Angie Klein said this “Verizon Unlimited customers have been streaming their favorite songs on America’s largest and most reliable network with six months of Apple Music included with their plans. Now, we’re bringing the best in unlimited data and the best in unlimited music together in an even bigger way. Starting January 17, Apple Music will be included in Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans.* And for customers choosing Go Unlimited, they can still get six months of Apple Music free**.” “When we introduced six months free of Apple Music to Verizon Unlimited subscribers, we said it was just the beginning of a great collaboration between Verizon and Apple to bring music streaming to our loyal customers,” said Angie Klein, vice president of marketing at Verizon. “Our customers loved the offer, so we’re expanding the value of our Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans by including Apple Music at the same plan price. You can stream more of the music you love on the network you deserve.” While this partnership is a win for both companies. For Verizon, they can lure in more customers and push them over to unlimited and Apple gets more Apple Music Subscribers as Apple realizes the future of the company is subscription services. Since Apple Music is available on Android as well, it won’t be limited...
  • January 16, 2019

    DuckDuckGo Is Adding Apple Maps

    DuckDuckGo which has been a secure alternative to users not wanting to use Google for search is now adding a map feature using Apple MapKit JS. While this is a huge feature add for DuckDuckGo this is a huge win for Apple who is known for keeping users privacy safe at all costs. DuckDuckGo announced in a blog post “We’re excited to announce that map and address-related searches on DuckDuckGo for mobile and desktop are now powered by Apple’s MapKit JS framework, giving you a valuable combination of mapping and privacy. As one of the first global companies using Apple MapKit JS, we can now offer users improved address searches, additional visual features, enhanced satellite imagery, and continually updated maps already in use on billions of Apple devices worldwide.“ It is important to note while I am sure DuckDuckGo and Apple are both trying to put out the best product possible Apple MapKit JS is still in Beta. Apple Maps can be used in two ways on DuckDuckGo either through embedded private search results or from the “Maps” tab on the search result page. DuckDuckGo allows you to search Apple Maps on five different set of criteria By Address By Geographical Location Local Business Listings By Type of Business By Nearby Places It is very nice to see DuckDuckGo putting security first going on to say in their post “At DuckDuckGo, we believe getting the privacy you deserve online should be as simple as closing the blinds. Naturally, our strict privacy policy of not collecting or sharing any personal information extends to this integration. We do not send any personally identifiable information such as IP address to Apple or other third parties. For local searches, where your approximate location information is sent by your browser to us, we discard it immediately after use....
  • Apple’s has promised the AirPower wireless charging mat since September 2017 when they introduced the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. The charging mat would allow users of iPhone 8 and newer to charge not only their phones but their AirPods and iWatches all at the same time. Being an owner of all these devices this is a great feature. I wonder if the AirPower wireless charging mat can charge my MacBook Pro at the time as well. Apple if your reading this that would be great. All joking aside A Twitter account named of ChargerLab claims that Apple’s production partner Luxshare Precision has started producing the new AirPower. Luxshare Precision already makes the company’s popular AirPods. Production on AirPower wireless charging mat is set for January 21 according to the tweets below. Breaking: AirPower is finally coming. We just learned from credible source in supply chain that the manufacture Luxshare Precision has already started producing Apple AirPower wireless charging pad. Luxshare Precision is also the maker of Apple AirPods and USB-C cables. pic.twitter.com/UqgWIAh3sx — ChargerLAB (@chargerlab) January 12, 2019   Apple AirPower: Another source claims Pegatron is set to start mass produce AirPower at Jan 21. Pegatron is also an Apple OEM in Asia. The company employee says AirPower has total three layers of coils in 8-7-7 configuration from bottom to top. pic.twitter.com/xsboO47PGR — ChargerLAB (@chargerlab) January 12, 2019
  • January 8, 2019

    Apple Watch Series 4 Review

    As you have read in the past I was not a huge fan of the Apple Watch Series 3 when I first tried it last year. If you remember I ditched the Apple watch for a Fitbit Charge 2. This year I decided to try the Apple Watch Series 4 with LTE. This device has come a long way in the health market. Apple has added Fall Detection Echocardiogram Features Low Heart-Rate Alerts All of which I find both very cool and really put Apple far ahead in the health market. I was not a huge fan of the old Apple watch as I found the screen a bit small for my fingers. I got the 44mm this time around and I really have no issue touching the screen and being accurate. I think this was one of the main turn-offs for me personally. Compared to the Fitbit I do find the step counter to be much more accurate on an Apple Watch. Many times with my Fitbit I would be sitting there watching TV with my 6-month-old daughter and the Fitbit would congratulate me on reaching my step goals. Just from my daughter moving around it would count that as steps with the Apple Watch this does not happen anymore. I did find on the Fitbit that I liked reading my messages on my wrist but the not being able to reply was kind of a pain. This could have been fixed with a more expensive Fitbit like the Versa or Blaze. I can’t really blame Fitbit for that as I could have bought the more expensive model. I do like controlling my music on Apple watch that is another feature that could have been fixed by again a more expensive Fitbit. The App support for the Apple Watch...
  • Recently four companies have been battling to be the most valuable in the world. – Amazon – Microsoft – Apple – Google Apple was the first to become a Trillion dollar company followed by Microsoft. It should be noted that this back and forth of who is the most valuable company in the world is happening in part for several reasons. The first reason is Microsoft turning the company around under the new leadership of CEO Satya Nadella and a large bet on cloud being the future of Microsoft. Software as a Service (SaaS) is the backbone of Microsoft’s success with Azure, Office 365 and Windows Store being at the forefront of Microsoft success. Microsoft has seen growth in the Azure space jumping 90% a quarter. The second is Google is really the only player in the search market and has no real completion in the largest part of their business. Google has had major success in diversification getting into mobile with Android and moving Chrome from a browser to its own operating system and moving Gsuite into the enterprise. Google is one of the best ran companies in tech. Amazon is another company like Google in a league of their own they are the largest online retailer and the only company to offer any service like Prime as a bundle. Amazon manager to start a new market with Alexa the same way Apple started the smartphone market with the iPhone. Amazon to this day is pretty much the only game in town for books and have now moved into to grocery store business. Jeff Benzo knows what he is doing. Another reason is Apple has been a victim as of late of the change in industry market. For over a decade Apple enjoyed constant growth and record hardware sales...
  • December 28, 2018

    Apples Hardware Sales Are Slowing Down

    Apple has been having issues as of late and they are looking at ways to regroup. I want to start out by saying Apple is one of the most valuable companies in the world and they are not in any danger of going out of business but they have had signs of slowing sales. I would like to say Apples slowing sales while an issue for Apple is still more sales than any other smartphone company in the world. Apple did mention that they are no longer reporting unit sales but will report overall sales. Which is a way of Apple not wanting to show iPhone, iPad and Mac sales? While revenues are up on the Apple Echo system their unit sales have slowed. Apple has started selling hardware on Amazons site, Cosco and Best Buy. While Apple has sold products in retail stores for years they have never sold online on Amazon and have never offered sales on products like they have this year. Apple is bringing Apple Music to the Amazon Echo platform. Apple has realized that there HomePod is not a huge success and that they need to bring Apple music to smart speakers if they want to keep their growth in the music market going strong and to compete with Spotify. Apple is now offering 6 months of Apple music free on Verizon as a way to entice users to Apple Music that are on Verizon. Apple has started raising prices on hardware products more than 20% in some cases. Look at the prices of the new MacBook Air, iPad, iPhone and Apple Pen all prices are at least up twenty percent up from the last generation. While I think Apple still makes great products Apples slowing hardware sales are because users are hanging onto hardware...
  • The heavy textbooks, abnormal sleep cycles,longer writing sessions, and all night writing is no longer fun. You should notworry, though because technology is always offering something new. Theavailable online, Android, iPad and iPhone apps can make your writing processesmuch easier and improve your results. Here are the top 10 apps that will helpyou be one of the best writers. You can also use them to boost your paperwriting and studying processes. With them, you will not experience anynightmares anymore. Online – Dictionary.com In addition to word definition, Dictionary.com provides useful information forscholars. The app offers punctuation formats, writing style guide, citationformats, thesaurus, abbreviations and capitalization formats. – Find Tutorials Find Tutorial is a website that offers a large number of academic tutorialsthat will help you deal with any form of academic writing. Users review everytutorial depending on its quality and you will, therefore, know the tutorialsto try. Android – Google Docs If you need a better and secure place to store all your academic materials,Google Docs will come in handy. The app allows storage of academic papers,lists, spreadsheets, calendars, and other documents. The app also allowssharing of docs with teachers and other students. That makes the entire writingprocess easier and faster. – Simplenote Simplenote allows an easier finding of tasks, ideas, and assignments. To makethe tasks easier and simple, the app helps you sync with any other device.Moreover, the app supports markdown language, which will come in handy whenaltering texts, embedding images. Most users like the tools for settingreminders and creating lists because they are good for making quick to-dolists. – Springpad If you like storing your spreadsheets, papers, calendars, and lists, theSpringpad will help you do that more effectively. It helps you save links tosearch for materials so that you can collect them later for use in youracademic writing....
  • Privileged insights of iPhone X achievement is at last uncovered The power of Apple over other tech brands is a direct result of the manner in which that it remains nothing not as much as quite a while before its opponents, especially if you spend a moment basically talking about iPhone. There are a gathering of clarifications for the accomplishment of iPhone. In any case, the as of late pushed iPhone XS is unprecedented extraordinary. Totally stunning. Is it over-decorating? Maybe. Regardless, let me reinforce my declaration, and we’ll esteem your protests by then. Apple Inc. has pushed the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR on 12 Sep. Notwithstanding, XS is an overhauled type of the iPhone X beginning at $1000. Likewise, if you have to send iPhone from UK to India, go for an overall assumed iPhone shipping association. Unequivocally, picking between these two isn’t as straightforward as tumbling off a sign in light of the way that there isn’t much qualification. In any case, subject on the cognizance of which segments you like and features, you can settle on XS or XS Max or the more affordable XR. Here, we are examining a couple of specs and highlights of the most recent iPhone XS. We ought to get into this Unique Features in the latest iPhone XR. A bit of the fascinating features of iPhone XS is as under: 12-megapixel Dual camera An energized 12-megapixel twofold camera structure gets more purposes important to iPhone photos as stated by Apple. Customers will have the ability to click further developed portrayals. If you spend a moment basically examining the video quality, it’s marvellous when stood out from the yield given by some other PDA out there in the market, Apple says. An additional Face ID affirmation framework is something customers...