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All The Security Updates to Expect From Apple’s New iOS 11.3

By | Apr 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Apple’s iOS 11.3 comes with plenty of intriguing updates, but the new security measures and upgrades are worth covering in depth. After all, in 2018, data security is everything. First, we saw a rough 2017 in which news of massive data leaks, breaches, and…

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Everything to Know About Apple’s Education Event iOS Updates

By | Mar 27, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Apple’s first public event of 2018 — an education-focused presentation held at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago, Illinois — just dropped a lot of news. But while the new $299-for-schools iPad and its Pencil compatibility might be the flashiest news out from the…

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Apple Education Event: an Affordable iPad That Supports Apple Pencil

By | Mar 27, 2018 at 12:43 pm

Earlier today, Apple held an educational event in Chicago to announce a wide range of new products, exciting innovations, and education initiatives, including a new, affordable iPad for education that supports the Apple Pencil. Held at Lane Tech College Prep High School, the largest…

Startups & Apps

How Apple Is Culling the App Store in 2018

By | Dec 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

In many ways, Apple is the face of the mobile world and the closed internet. Since debuting its revolutionary iPhone in 2007, the tech giant has taken care to curate what it does and doesn’t allow on its platform — lists of the company’s…

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20 Most Popular iOS Apps of 2017

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

The end of the year brings about a lot of reflection. Whether your giving thanks for blessings you’ve enjoyed in 2017 or brainstorming your resolution for an even better 2018, thinking back on what made your year great is an annual tradition on par…

Security

Experts Weigh in on the Future of Biometric Security in 2018

By | Dec 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

The buzziest news out of Apple’s iPhone reveals this year was likely their Face ID, a biometric security system that opted to unlock phones by scanning user’s faces rather than ask for a password or fingerprint. While a more secure method of verifying one’s…

Marketing & Social Media

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15 Favorite Companies Winning the Branding Game

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 8:30 am

When you consider your favorite products in the marketplace, branding may have a lot to do with which ones you choose to purchase. According to a report by LinkedIn, 80 percent of consumers are like to evaluate a solution from a brand they follow…

Gear & Gadgets

Gift Guide 2017: Fitness Tech and Wearables

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

The holidays are a magical time of excess cookies, turkey, stockings filled with chocolate and reused popcorn balls, and maybe a little more beer or wine than usually. Fortunately that means New Year’s is approaching, and with that it’s time for another health related…

Coding

Programming Skills Power the Economic Future

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 7:15 am

Ever since the first IBM PC was launched in 1981, computers of varying types have become a ubiquitous part of everyday life. They are in our homes, our businesses, and even in our pockets. The impact of the technology revolution that has followed since…

Dev & Design

8 Essential Mac Software Tools to Buy Before Black Friday

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

By now you’ve seen early Black Friday sales for everything from TVs and washers to mattresses and drones. I mean, the holiday lights went up in Target not even 24 hours after Halloween. Some may say it’s obnoxious, some may love getting in the…

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6 Best iPhone X Cases to Protect Your $1,000 Phone

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

You may have heard by now: Research from SquareTrade has named the iPhone X one of the most fragile smartphones in history and easily the most fragile iPhone to ever hit the market. That hasn’t stopped people from buying them, of course: At launch,…

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3 Best Practices for Apple App Store Optimization iOS11

By | Nov 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

It seemed like the world waited on baited breath for the launch of iOS 11. Within the update, the App Store received a complete overhaul that clearly distinguishes games and other app types with two unique tabs, which has effectively created two new App Stores….

Gear & Gadgets

How Notion’s Sensors Simplify Your Smart Home [Review]

By | Nov 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

Launching today, the second generation of the Notion sensor displays with a high degree of flexibility. This flexibility should make it a competitive option when compared to more narrowly focused items, such as dedicated motion sensors or water sensors. These small, round, puck-like sensors…

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Study: Your New iPhone X Is One of the Most Fragile Smartphones Ever

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The smartphone has been around for a little more than a decade. In that time, every single person privileged enough to own one of these innovative devices has experienced the heart pounding fear of dropping it for the first time. Particularly when it lands…

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How To Use Your iPhone X – A Guided Tour

By | Nov 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm

The new iPhone X is now out and you may be scratching your head as to how to use this new device without the trusted home button. You are not alone. To help users to quickly learn how to handle the new gestures needed…

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These 69 New Emojis Have Arrived on iOS 11

By | Oct 31, 2017 at 8:00 pm

This week there was quite the debate raging about the way that the cheeseburger emoji was portrayed on the various platforms. If you don’t know what I’m referring to that’s ok, you’re probably living a more interesting life than most of America. But to…

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Why That $1,150 iPhone X Price Tag Won’t Hurt Sales

By | Oct 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If a smartphone starting at $1,000 sounds ludicrous to you, you’re probably not the target audience. And it’s a big target audience. Apple’s latest release, the iPhone X, starts at $1,000, but comes with a $150 storage upgrade, bringing the total price to $1,150 for…