Facebook has dominated the news headlines of late, but not for good reasons. There were the 50 million Facebook profiles gathered for Cambridge Analytica and used in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook has long been scraping call and text message data from Android phones. And within the Facebook iOS app, the company pushes the Onavo Protect VPN, an app made by a subsidiary that literally collects all your mobile data traffic for Facebook.
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Want to know what is going on in the world of Apple? Look no further.
At a special education event on March 27th, Apple introduced a new 9.7-inch iPad that offers faster performance, support for the Apple Pencil, and a few new camera-related features. The company also released new versions of the iWork apps—Pages, Numbers, and Keynote—that let users draw, sketch, and write with the Apple Pencil.
Apple has issued reduced pricing for eligible iPhone battery replacements. Following public frustration over news that Apple uses iOS software to throttle performance on iPhones with degraded batteries to keep the phones from powering down, Apple has announced that, for a limited time, the cost for out-of-warranty battery replacements on iPhone 6 and newer will be reduced to just $29.00. This includes iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X devices.
Peer to peer (P2P) payments via smartphones have been a hit in recent years. Examples include Venmo and PayPal. These services allow friends and family to transfer and request money from each other without having to go through a bank – while at the same time offering the ability to transfer the money back to your bank at any given time. Apple is the latest company to jump on board with the release of Apple Pay Cash built right into the operating system in iOS 11.2.
Nearly a week after the launch of iOS 11, Apple has released macOS 10.13 High Sierra to the public. High Sierra is an outstanding upgrade to your Mac. It’s full of behind the scenes updates that increase the speed and reliability of your Mac. In this blog, we will be going over some of the top highlights featured in High Sierra.
Apple’s new filesystem, simply called “Apple File System” (APFS), will soon be the replacement for the for Mac OS Extended (HFS+) filesystem which was first introduced in Mac OS 8.1 back in 1998. It’s main focus is encryption and is optimized for flash and SSD storage devices. It’s also designed for scalability and will run on everything from the Apple Watch to the Mac Pro.
Today, June 5th, Apple kicked off WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) with a keynote announcing new products. Apple has announced updates to their four software platforms: tvOS, watchOS, macOS, and iOS; along with new updates to their iMac, iPad Pro, and MacBook lines, and a completely new home speaker named HomePod.
Today, March 21, 2017, Apple has introduced updates to their current iPhone, iPad, iPhone Case, and Apple Watch Band lines. The new products come after multiple rumors floating around of a Product Red iPhone and updated iPad. In this blog, we will be going over the new products.
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