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Commenting on rumored Touch ID replacement

Commenting on rumored Touch ID replacement

I must say I agree with Ben on this one. Apple doesn’t always do things first, but when they eventually do implement something, it tends to be the best in it’s class. I remember how long it took for Apple to adopt copy & paste on the iPhone. Or MMS (multimedia messaging, essentially the ability […]

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Apple Event announced for September 12

Apple Event announced for September 12

That time of year folks! And I don’t mean back-to-school (Who really cares about that anyway? 😉 ) Personal observation: All summer my news feeds are full of “What we know about the next iPhone” type posts. Rumored new features, leaks, sketchy photos and more. As someone who used to work retail for Apple, I […]

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VPN Services Rundown on PCWorld

VPN Services Rundown on PCWorld

Net neutrality, SPAM, malware, ransomware, etc. These terms have permeated the headlines for months and it won’t be dissipating any time soon I promise you. VPN’s are a way of masking your address, sort of like caller id blocking for your internet: the sites you visit won’t know where you are logging in from or […]

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Watch: 2017 12.9″ iPad Pro vs. 12″ MacBook

iPad Pro vs 12″ Macbook I LOVE my iPad Pro 10.5″.I purchased the original 12.9″ iPad Pro when it was released but found it just little big for my needs, especially when walking job sites and taking measurements. I sold it and replaced it with the 9.7″ iPad Pro when it was released and found […]

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Which ports would you add to the new MacBook Pro?

Which ports would you add to the new MacBook Pro?

I can’t say I was overjoyed or over-impressed with the latest MacBook Pro laptops. The look is great (I love space grey on a laptop) and the touch bar has a lot of interesting possibilities. Unfortunately, there are some big drawbacks (for me): The pricing is a mess (compare a 13″ MacBook Pro and 13″ […]

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Tim Cook’s HomeKit

Tim Cook’s HomeKit

I have a number of HomeKit devices and I’ve been playing with connected devices / voice automation for a while now. I have door locks, light switches, light bulbs, a thermostat and a handful of sensors. If I had a garage I’d have a door opener too, I’m sure. I’m still looking to expand the […]

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Sign Docs on your iPhone from Mail

Sign Docs on your iPhone from Mail

Again, my iPhone is my perfect little swiss army knife. I’m always amazed at how there is a feature or app that can make my life a little simpler or save me a few more steps. This is a great walk through of quickly signing a PDF someone has mailed you without printing, signing, scanning […]

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Mac OS X 10.11.2 Released

Mac OS X 10.11.2 Released

Lots of bug fixes and such, as per norm. Take a look at the run down and see if it will help you out Read more here

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Apple Pencil / Smart Keyboard available for pickup!

Apple Pencil / Smart Keyboard available for pickup!

I was able to snag an Apple Pencil for my iPad pro a few weeks ago and I honestly LOVE it. I’ve spend countless $$ on bluetooth / pressure sensitive styli that underperformed at every turn. Adonit was my favorite but at the end of the day, if I couldn’t rest my hand on the […]

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Automate your iOS life with Workflow – TUAW

Automate your iOS life with Workflow – TUAW

I’m a huge believer / user in Automator in Mac OS X. It’s a wonderfully simple way of scripting and automating actions that any user can use to improve productivity. I hate spending time slogging through mundane and repetitive tasks that take away from other more interesting work. To that end I’m excited by Workflow for […]

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