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Apple's File Management Solution: iCloud Drive

Currently, storing and managing non-Apple filetypes, such as Microsoft Office files and PDFs, across all of your devices is not a straightforward process and is best accomplished by using third-party applications. With iCloud Drive, to be released alongside iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite later this fall, Apple hopes to simplify the way you store, access and edit files of all kinds across all of your devices.

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A Quick Look at OS X Yosemite

Exactly one month ago, Apple introduced a preview of the next version of the Mac operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite. When you first look at Yosemite, the biggest thing that stands out is the new design overhaul. This design is very similar to the change from iOS 6 to iOS 7 last year. While the desktop interface still looks familiar enough, it has been overhauled with the same flat design and translucency apparent in iOS 7. Take a look at the design changes in Yosemite as well as a preview of some of the new features included in the update.

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What is Taking Up Space on My Hard Drive?

Have you ever come across the issue of not knowing what is taking up all of your hard drive space? Or maybe you are just curious as to what is taking up the space Apple calls “Other,” which can seemingly be the greatest occupier of your hard drive's storage. Storage capacity is an important aspect of any computer and knowing what takes up that capacity can help you manage your data and get a nice overview of the entire contents of your computer.

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Figuring Out Notifications in iOS

Back in 2013 at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that they had pushed over 7.4 trillion notifications to different Apple devices. That’s a staggering number that is hard to even comprehend! Think of how many notifications you recieve per day and imagine that multiplied by everyone else in the world who owns an Apple product! So the big question now is, "how do I manage my notifications?" The first tip I have is the handy tool called Notification Center.

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Heartbleed and why you should worry.

So what is heartbleed? It is actually not unlike the security flaw that was found by Apple in Safari. It is another SSL/TLS encryption flaw. As I wrote in my last article, SSL/TLS is the "digital handshake" that allows your computer to talk to a server. It basically encrypts your data while it travels to the destination so no one can see things like your bank accounts, passwords, and tweets. Unfortunately, Heartbleed found a vulnerablility and exploited it.

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What is iTunes Match?

iTunes Match is a subscription service that scans a user’s entire iTunes music library and uploads it to the cloud. This means that any Apple device associated with your Apple ID will have access to your complete music library - no matter how large – and it will not take up any of your precious storage space. The phone pictured above would save a whopping 32gb of storage space by using iTunes Match. At only $25 a year, iTunes Match is a tremendous value for those individuals who own small storage devices with huge music libraries.

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Mac Pro: The Return of a Powerhouse

 

The Mac Pro has been on the center stage as the most powerful Apple Computer that you can buy. However, as announced in 2013, they did a drastic redesign of the entire computer-doing away with the internal hard drive bays and also the size and weight, they completely revolutionized the “tower” computer. 




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

As 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.

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