What to do Before Upgrading to iOS 8

The highly anticipated release of iOS 8 was released to the public this morning after months of testing. It will be available for the iPhone models starting with the iPhone 4S and newer, the iPad 2 and newer and the iPod touch 5th Generation only. Before you download the latest and most advanced mobile OS, here are the steps you should take to make sure that the process goes smoothly.

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The Best Apps for College

As a university student, I rely on apps for just about everything. From taking notes to buying textbooks - apps can be an incredibly powerful resource for students. While there are quite literally thousands of apps geared toward students, it can be tough to find which ones work best. These are a few apps I use in my day-to-day as a student to be as productive and efficient as I possibly can.

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Apple's Media Event Wrap-Up

At 10 a.m. this morning, thousands of people crowded into the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cuppertino, CA to watch Apple unveil their new products. In between thunderous applause and hushed anticipation, Apple CEO Tim Cook and the gang introduced several new products and a completely new mobile payments system. Read here for everything you need to know about the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, Apple Pay and the Apple Watch lineup. 

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Setting Up SONOS Just Got Easier

For those who don't know, we proudly carry Sonos here at CityMac. In addition to providing a high-quality wireless audio experience, the Sonos system is well-known for its simple setup process. On September 2nd, Sonos released a major update that makes setting up your system easier than ever. Before this update, the Sonos network required one speaker or a Sonos BRIDGE to be plugged in via ethernet to your home router. Now, you can set up Sonos over your existing WiFi network - wirelessly.

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Apple's September 9th Media Event at CityMac

For the past few months, we've had hoards of customers come in asking the same question - "what's the deal with the iPhone 6?" To these customers, our response has been, "we don't know yet." That will all change on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10:00am, when Apple holds their special media event. Apple is rumored to announce their new iPhone and possibly the iWatch at the event. To celebrate the new product announcements, we are hosting a special event of our own at all five CityMac locations. Stop on by your local CityMac to watch Apple's live stream of the announcement, get some free coffee and doughnuts and enter for a chance to with a FREE iPhone 6 on Verizon! 

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Apple Special Event - Sept. 2014 Rumors [Updated]

Apple’s next Special Event is rumored to happen on Tuesday, September 9th. While the invitation to the event won’t be officially sent out to the media until right before the event's scheduled date, from various sources it looks as though September 9th will be the special day. As to what Apple will release at this event, it looks like the main product will be the rumored next generation iPhone, the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 is supposedly going to feature two new sizes of screen - a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch model. Along with larger screen sizes, it is safe to say that the new iPhone will be faster, thinner and have a better camera - along with keeping that eye-catching design that iPhones are known for.

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Dashlane: Password Management Made Easy

While working dually as a password manager and a secure digital wallet app, Dashlane provides simplistic solutions to the ever-grieving password fatigue that everyone encounters from time to time. Co-founded in 2011 by Business Objects CEO Bernard Liautaud, Jean Guillou, Guillaume Maron and Alexis Fogel, Dashlane was quickly credited for its sophisticated software. The ease-of-use and simplicity of Dashlane is phenomenal.

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iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program: What you need to do to get your iPhone 5 battery replaced for free.

"Apple has recently discovered that a certain number of iPhone 5 batteries have not performed like they had expected, either due to shorter battery life or just for the lack of holding a charge.  If you purchased your iPhone between the dates of September 2012 and January 2013 your iPhone may qualify for a free replacement."

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What's the Difference Between WiFi and The Internet?

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Internet… right? Duh. Well, simply put, it’s a big huge network that’s changing humanity. Does that Jog your memory? Now the real question is this: do you know the difference between the Internet and your WiFi network? If you don’t, stay calm and I’ll explain. I’ll do my best to put this into laymen's terms. There will be a few concepts introduced, but for the most part I teach in visual metaphors - so I’ll do my best to help you understand.

If I can get you to remember one thing, it’s this: WiFi and the Internet are two completely separate beasts. If you can remember that moving forward, then half of my job is done.

Okay, now what’s the difference?

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