As I’m sure you’ve heard, Apple has announced their latest and greatest iPhones. The iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. They have also stepped into a new product category with the Apple Watch, claiming that it’s the most personal product they’ve ever made. But Apple has also taken on a whole new initiative, and that's Apple Pay.
GT Advanced Technologies is a company that took on a major project from Apple earlier this year to provide sapphire for Apple’s upcoming Apple Watch, and, as the rumors have said, possibly a couple iPhones later in their partnership. The two companies were supposed to last a full five years together, but within the first year things have already gone downhill for GT Advance.
Apple's goal, it seems, is to make all the digital tasks you do possible on all the devices Apple makes. This is a vision Apple calls Continuity. Continuity is a new feature that comes with iOS 8 on the iPhone/ iPad, and OS X Yosemite with the Mac. You're able to start a task on one device, switch to another device, and pick up that task where you left off. For example, start typing an email on your iPhone and easily switch to a Mac with one click, then finish the drafted email on a standard keyboard and mouse.
But this notion can be carried into all sorts of other environments. What about CarPlay in the car? What about Apple TV in the living room? What about HomeKit? How can Continuity play into those platforms?
Have you run out of your cellular data for the month and wish that you would’ve been warned before it was too late? Going over your monthly data allowance can be costly. Want to avoid this from happening? Well, there's an app for that! DataMan Next is an app that works great for showing you how much data you have used and how much data is left over for the month. This will help you monitor your data usage and can potentially save you a lot of money on your phone bills.
Verizon Wireless gives customers many options for ways to manage their devices and accounts. Along with taking care of your Verizon needs in a Verizon corporate store or your neighborhood TD Curran, you can also manage you account online via myverizon.com or directly through your mobile device. Through the use of a few different phone hotkeys, you can manage many things on your Verizon account - from paying your bill to checking to see when you are eligible for an upgrade.
Buying a used iPhone? If you are on a carrier like T-Mobile or Virgin Mobile and need to buy your iPhone outright, it can be quite expensive ($649 and up). So, people commonly turn to the used market to try to get a better deal. This comes with its advantages and disadvantages. Some people are not comfortable buying a used phone from someone on Craigslist or eBay because the sales transaction can be challenging. Also, you run the risk of buying a phone that was stolen. Stolen phones are usually locked either by the previous owner's Apple ID via Find My iPhone or by the cellular carrier placing a reported stolen device on a "do not activate list" - which renders your device useless.
Does the above picture look familiar to you? If so, your iPhone or iPod is disabled - now what? Well, as you know, these devices become disabled from too many attempts at entering a wrong passcode to try to get into the device. This is a feature that exists in order to keep unauthorized people from accessing your iOS device. In case you don’t want to wait the 39 years it would take to try again, iTunes has a solution for you.
Wearables are perhaps the hottest trend in tech right now. Starting with Bluetooth headsets and calculator watches to the more recent health bands like Fitbit and UP by Jawbone, wearable technology is poised to become a big aspect of our technological lives. The smartwatch industry is also becoming abundantly more saturated, with a lot of manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon. Although some smartwatches have really useful features, no manufacturer has implemented the smartwatch correctly... yet.
Hey there Disneyland fans! If you have ever wanted an app that provides you with all things Disneyland and not just wait times, then the Disneyland Resort Guide MouseConnect app is for you. Mouse Connect is designed by MediaLAB, Inc. and is $2.99 in the App Store. MouseConnect offers two in-app purchases that are a $1 each - but they are not required.