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.
Posted March 28th, 2018 by Adam Engst in News
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.
Posted December 28th, 2017 by Nate Vandermay in News
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.
Although myriad services, like iTunes, Vudu, and Google, have offered easy digital movie purchases for years, most people still prefer to purchase physical DVDs or Blu-Ray discs for their movie collection. The world of digital movies is rife with unknowns about where to start building a digital library and how to watch your movies once you do buy them. Televisions are still the best way to watch movies, but they may not offer the specific app where your movies are. That changes with Movies Anywhere.
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.
iOS 11 is Apple’s latest update to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 11 is more refined, faster, and offers many new features that allows users to be more productive. In this blog, we will be going over the top 5 new features in iOS 11.
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.
Posted July 29th, 2017 by Hunter S in Tech Tips
If you have ever been scrolling through Facebook, you might see some photos and videos in high definition, and some that are in standard definition. In this blog, we will be going over how to enable the ability to upload HD content on Facebook’s iOS app. These instructions were created using the Facebook app for iPhone; however, the steps are the same for Facebook’s iPad app.
Posted July 24th, 2017 by Clay Krollman in Tech Tips
We use our phones for everythng from messaging, photos, and presentations, to finging lunch, playing music and streaming movies. The problem is that each of these tasks requires varying amounts of power. When a separate device played games or music, this wasn't a problem. Now that our iPhone does all of it, it's hard work to not live tethered to an outlet for at least some of your day. Moreover, there are lots of misconceptions about how to get the best battery life for your iPhone. To set the record straight, we have built a list of best practices for your iPhone battery life.