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Swift is Now Open Source

Posted Jan 28 by  / 
Topics: News

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During WWDC last year in 2015, Apple announced that Swift, their new programming language, would be going open source. On December 3, 2015, Apple announced that Swift was now open source.


What is CarPlay?

Posted Jan 26 by  / 
Topics: News

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Connecting your iPhone to your car via Bluetooth is good, it allows you to take a phone call hand free. Maybe you can even send a text message via voice controls through the car. Apple has created CarPlay. It is not super new software; it has been around since when iOS 7 came out, but it offers your car many more features than just placing a hands free call.


Apple’s New tvOS Updates: 9.1.1 and 9.2

Posted Jan 26 by  / 
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Apple has a new update in the beta stage for the fourth generation Apple TV, tvOS 9.2, that includes new features for the Apple TV, they have also released a new update tvOS 9.1.1, which brought the Podcast app back to the Apple TV.


How to Make Lockscreen Messages and Emails Private

Posted Jan 25 by  / 
Topics: Tech Tips

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Whenever you get an iMessage, Text Message, or Email on your iPhone, it shows up on the lockscreen with a preview of the message’s contents. This can be problematic if your phone is lying around unattended in a public place or someone else is temporarily using it - they will immediately be able to see exactly what was sent. Luckily, it’s fairly simple to hide message & email previews so that incoming notifications just show the name of the person sending it and nothing else.


Safari Extensions

Posted Jan 25 by  / 
Topics: Tech Tips

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Extensions on web browsers are similar to apps on your phone, tablet, or computer. The only thing different is that web browser extensions offer features to change how you search the internet.


Rumors for Apple in 2016

Posted Jan 25 by  / 
Topics: Rumors

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Each year Apple announces new products during multiple product events throughout the year. It’s a guess to try to think about what Apple will announce next, and sometimes things are predictable to see coming, such as a new iPhone model each year. Here are a few product lines that could see an update in 2016.


YouTube Red – YouTube’s New Subscription Service

Posted Jan 25 by  / 
Topics: News

YouTube is an online service that is a house hold name. It has grown an incredible amount since its launch over ten years ago. YouTube has launched a new subscription service, named YouTube Red, allowing its users to view videos of their choice when not connected to the internet, along with a big new feature: ad free.


Apple and Hermès Add Apple Watch Hermès to Online Stores

Posted Jan 25 by  / 
Topics: News

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Starting Friday January 22, 2016, Apple has now added the Apple Watch Hermès Collection to its online store, and Hermès has also added it to their online store. Previously, the Apple Watch Hermès models were only available for purchase in a limited number of stores.


Identifying Which Apps Work on Which Devices

Posted Jan 22 by  / 
Topics: Tech Tips

ImageWhen downloading an app on your iPhone, you may be curious to know if it will work on your iPad. You may also be curious to know if it offers an app for the Apple Watch. Or if you can use it with the new fourth generation Apple TV. In this guide I will go over you how to identify which apps work on which devices.


Apple Announces New Music Memos App

Posted Jan 20 by  / 
Topics: News

A new Apple-designed app called Music Memos has appeared in the app store Wednesday morning. Inspired by the built-in Voice Memos app, it allows musicians to record song ideas.

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