Back in the days when we all rocked iPods, its singular use as a music player allowed for users to focus on getting the most from their portable music player. Now that the iPhone has effectively replaced the iPod, managing music can often take a backseat to the infinite functionality of our phones. Music still has tremendous meaning, but it’s easy to find yourself content with loading up music without any filters or extensive thought. That can have several unintended consequences. It can chew up valuable storage space and make it infinitely more difficult to get the absolute best listening […]
The next generation Apple TV will get a massive overhaul this summer. According to John Paczkowski, now writing for Buzzfeed News, sources indicate that Apple will utilize their yearly world wide developer conference to introduce the new streaming media player. This comes on the heels of news that Apple was working to finalize a new web-based subscription television service later this year.
As with past products, Apple is once again offering a pre-order window for the Apple Watch. Starting sometime in the wee hours of April 10th, we’ll witness the symbolic closing of the Apple Store, only to open a few hours later filled with new products for sale. When it comes to iPhones, pre-orders are a fantastic way to get your ideal iPhone. Just enter your cellphone number, check your eligibility and you’re set. That’s assuming that in the previous years time, you’ve settled on a color and storage size. Though with the iPhone 6, there was no good decision but […]
Take a great photo on your iPhone and it’s natural to want to share it with friends and family. We’ve covered sharing photos from the Photos app, but you can also share photos directly from within your Mail application. As more and more are using their iOS devices for productivity and work, attaching files like Word documents or PDFs becomes a necessity. Here’s how you can attach files and photos on iPhone or iPad, directly from the Mail app.
Do Not Disturb is one of the best and often ignored features in iOS. If your iPhone is home to multiple social network apps, email, messaging and more, I’m guessing it buzzes and beeps plenty throughout your day. While not uncommon, this sort of thing can be extremely distracting when night falls and you’d like to get some well deserved rest. In the past, that mean switching on Airplane mode, which is like taking a hacksaw to a dandelion. With Do Not Disturb enabled, and customized to your preferences, calls and alerts that you designate will be silenced if your […]
Once again, rumors have surfaced regarding the future of Apple TV. The television industry is broken, at least from a consumer perspective. Cable companies continue to rule to the roost. They act as what seems like an unnecessary middle-man, shaking down consumers with excessive packages with hundreds of unwanted channels. All of this controlled by an archaic interface on an often storage constrained DVR. People are desperate for change. We’ve seen little in the way of change from Apple when it comes to their hobby. Sure there have been a steady stream of new streaming channels, but those aren’t unique […]
I find it incredibly interesting to see the different responses to the Apple Watch. Some are absolutely frothing at the mouth in anticipation of April 24th, when the future gets strapped to their wrists. On the other end of the spectrum, there are iPhone owners like my wife, who have little to no interest in it. There are some who share that interest level, but for some reason, have an intense hatred for a product they’ve never seen in person, let alone used. I’m guessing that most fall in the third category – intrigued by what is an entirely new […]
With a starting price of $10,000, the Apple Watch Edition has set off a firestorm of reaction. It’s one of the most hotly debated technology products in recent history. But this is far from a pure technology product. It utilizes Apple’s manufacturing prowess and meticulous attention to detail to create a product designed for discerning watch customers who place a high value on fashion and materials. Smart and fashionable. That’s an incredibly powerful combination and one Apple hopes will allow them to sell products in the high end market. One thing is for certain, Apple Watch Edition stands alone. No […]
Amidst the flurry of Apple Watch announcements, was the formal introduction of HBO’s new streaming service. HBO Now will be available as a standalone service, providing customers with access to the entire collection of HBO programming for $15 per month. It’s groundbreaking in that it won’t require a cable or satellite TV contract. The service kicks off in April, just in time for the premiere of Game of Thrones. HBO Now will launch exclusively on the Apple TV. The service will be available on iPads, iPhones and Apple TV only for the first three months. If that wasn’t enough to […]
Apple has releases iOS 8.2, available for download OTA or via iTunes. The upgrade is a significant one, at least according to the accompanying change log. The iOS 8.2 release is a requirement to use your iPhone with the upcoming Apple Watch, which ships April 24th. It will come with a new Apple Watch app, which allows you to pair and sync watch settings. There is also a new Activity app, which is for viewing fitness and data achievements from the Apple Watch. These features require an iPhone 5 or later. If you are jailbroken, you’ll want to avoid this […]