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Storing your Digital Life. RAID explained.

Posted Dec 10, 2013 by  / 
Topics: Tech Tips
RAID1 Mirroring
As many are finding out, digital storage and content is no longer a thing of the future. Our entire lives are written in zeros and ones and lovingly trusted to our computers. As far back as 2008, people had on average over $1,600 worth of digital content, with that number growing by 500% per year. Imagine losing all your data to a hard drive crash or a computer stolen. This is exactly what has happened to journalists, and even bigger companies like PIxar when they lost almost 90% of Toy Story 2 to someone accidentally deleting their hard drive. These things can be avoided by simply using backups in the correct way. Here are some different storage types, what they do, and what they can offer.
 

Apple’s M7 Motion Coprocessor

Posted Nov 14, 2013 by  / 
Topics: News

M7 coprocessorYesterday, I was using the Maps app on my iPhone 5s to get directions while driving to a friend’s house. I parked my car a few blocks away and proceeded to walk the rest of the distance. To my surprise, Maps immediately switched from driving to walking directions as I walked away from my vehicle. How did my 5s know to do this? The answer lies in Apple’s new M7 motion chip. Pushing the limits of how “smart” a smartphone can be, the M7 chip is redefining how our daily movements are interpreted and analyzed by technology.



What is Apple TV?

Posted Nov 14, 2013 by  / 
Topics: Reviews

Apple TV

If you have ever heard your friends and family talking about streaming movies, you were probably interested in doing the same thing.  There are many ways to stream content. TheApple TV is an easy way to access your favorite content. 

The Apple TVhas several options to access content, the two main ones are through iTunes and Netflix.  With iTunes, you are able to either purchase your TV shows and Movies or access it through your purchases or other computers on your home network.

 
 


Moore’s Law & The iPhone 5S / The iPhone 5S vs the Rest

Posted Oct 18, 2013 by  / 
Topics: Reviews

iPhone 5S vs HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 phones side-by-side

I noticed the other day when reviewing the new iPhone 5S that it has somewhat underwhelming numbers on its tech specs sheet. Dual core in a world of quad core phones, only 1GB of Memory, still only a 1500mAh battery1. Compared to it's competitors, these numbers are not groundbreaking at first glance. What gives?


Apple’s Best Camera Yet – The iSight Camera of the iPhone 5s

Posted Oct 9, 2013 by  / 
Topics: News
iPhone 5s iSight Camera
 

Staying true to Apple’s habit of making complex technology simple and intuitive, the new iSight Camera for the iPhone 5s is a powerful tool with a multitude of new features that makes it easy for any “point-and-shoot” photographer to take stunning, high-quality pictures and videos.

While the new iSight camera still shoots in 8 megapixels - the same size as the camera in the 4s and 5 - the iPhone 5s’s photos are much sharper and of higher quality. A 15% larger photo sensor in the new iSight Camera means that although the amount of pixels in each photo is the same as previous iPhone models, the pixels are larger and therefore capture more light for more vibrant images.


AppleCare+ What is it and Why should I get it?

Posted Oct 7, 2013 by  / 
Topics: Tech Tips

AppleCare+ feesAs many die hard fans know, Apple stands behind each and every one of its products. It's one of the many principals that sets the company apart from other brands and a big reason people love Apple. Have an issue with your device? The standard warranty covers parts and labor for one full year with 90 days of complimentary tech support.

AppleCare+ is a one time payment of $99 and extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee plus applicable tax.


Apple September 2013 Event - The Whole Recap

Posted Sep 18, 2013 by  / 
Topics: News

Apple's September 2013 Event unveiled two new iPhone Models, one being the iPhone 5c, a colorful, less expensive phone and the highly anticipated Phone 5s.  iOS 7 was given an official public release date, September 18, 2013.


Apple September 2013 Event - What could happen.

Posted Sep 4, 2013 by  / 
Topics: Rumors

Since the iPhone 5 was released, people have been talking about the next-generation iPhone from Apple.  Rumored to be the iPhone 5S, Apple's 7th generation iPhone has been speculated to feature a higher performance processor, an improved camera, a finger print scanner, and AC wifi, but keep the same design and size of the iPhone 5.  Storage capacity for the iPhone 5S will likely stay the same, with the possibilty of a new 128GB option.


Which Apple devices have GPS?

Posted Sep 2, 2013 by  / 
Topics: Tech Tips

Cellular models of the iPad and iPhone allow more access to accurate location through extended GPS capabilitiesSo you've got your new iPhone and you're ready to use it as a replacement for your ancient Garmin GPS. You route your directions, turn on voice commands, and hop in the car. It works wonderfully, giving you turn by turn directions, showing you exactly where you are. But then you notice the same google maps program on your iPad, your little sisters iPod touch, and even that little "My Location" button in Google Maps on your Mac. Does every Apple device come with GPS? Well, as we will find out, not all devices are made alike, and with a little definition, we'll find out exactly which Apple devices are the best Global Positioning Systems.


Overview of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Posted Sep 2, 2013 by  / 
Topics: Reviews

When the MacBook Pro with Retina Display was introduced in June of 2012, it set a new standard for notebook computers.  The MacBook Pro with Retina Display was an all new design, from the inside of the unibody, all the way to the outside.