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How to Customize Today View Widgets in iOS 8 & 9

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Topics: Tech Tips

How to Manage Today View Widgets

With iOS devices, the Notification Center makes it easy to view important information like missed calls/texts, reminders, alerts from apps and much more. In iOS 7 and later, there is a Today section that gives you information about your day at a glance. iOS 8 introduced the ability to customize the Today section with widgets, including ones from third-party developers.


My Day with Apple Watch and iOS 9

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Topics: Reviews

My Day with Apple Watch and iOS 9

Recently, I purchased an Apple Watch (Sport, 42mm, Space Gray for those who are curious) and installed the new iOS 9 beta on my iPhone 6. The combination of these two devices have really changed the way I use technology throughout my day. Here’s an example of a typical day in the life of a TD Curran employee.


Apple's Sept 9th Event: "Hey Siri, Give Us a Hint"

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Topics: News

Apple's Sept 9th Event: Hey Siri, Give Us a Hint

Apple has officially announced their rumored iPhone event will occur on September 9th at 10am PST. Apple has traditionally done a big product announcement around this time each year, so the announcement comes as no surprise. This year, they’ve used the tagline “Hey Siri, give us a hint” to promote the event. Unsurprisingly, saying “Siri, give us a hint” on your iOS device leads to an array of humorous responses:


Apple Fall Product Rumors (Updated)

Posted Aug 28 by  / 
Topics: Rumors

Apple Fall Product Rumors

Over the past couple years, Apple has had two fall events for the purpose of introducing new products. This year will probably be the same, with an iPhone event in September and an iPad and Mac event in October.


How to Set Up a New iPhone

Posted Aug 24 by  / 
Topics: Tech Tips

How to Set Up a New iPhone

How to set up your device for success

When you get a new iPhone, it can be tempting to jump in and start using all the features right away. To make sure you get the best experience, it’s important to spend a few minutes setting up a few key features. When you activate your iPhone with Verizon at TD Curran, we’ll help you through the entire setup process, giving you essential tips and advice along the way.


Great Free Google Apps for iPhone

Posted Aug 14 by  / 
Topics: Apps

Great Free Google Apps for iPhoneGoogle founder Larry Page recently announced a huge change to one of the world’s biggest tech companies, restructuring Google as a subsidiary of a new holding company called “Alphabet." While this won’t really change how Google operates from the user end, it’s making a big splash in the tech world.

In light of this news, let’s take a look at some incredible free apps Google offers for iPhone:


App Review: Songkick

Posted Aug 10 by  / 
Topics: Reviews, Apps

App Review: SongkickAny live music fan knows that tracking down shows can be a tough challenge. Between different artists, different venues, festivals and more - it’s nice having one spot to keep track of all your live music needs. The Songkick app is that spot.


Troubleshooting Email in iOS and OS X

Posted Aug 10 by  / 
Topics: Tech Tips

Email Troubleshooting in iOS and OS X

Sometimes with technology, things just stop working. Commonly with email, the problem is that email is not sending or receiving. If you know that your internet connection is working, try out a few of these steps for fixing a troublesome email on iOS and OS X. These troubleshoots assume you are using the Mail app.


Verizon Introduces New Plans, Eliminates 2-Year Contracts

Posted Aug 10 by  / 
Topics: News

Verizon's New Plans

Verizon Wireless announced a brand new set of service plans in four sizes: Small, Medium, Large and X-Large. Each plan comes with unlimited talk and text and shareable data, much like the current MORE Everything plans. The new plan is simply dubbed "The Verizon Plan" and the pricing structure is as follows:


What Exactly is Apple's Swift Programming Language?

Posted Jul 28 by  / 
Topics: News

What Exactly is Swift?

During Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference in 2014, Apple introduced Swift, a new programming language for developing apps for the OS X and iOS platform. Since then, Swift has grown and has become popular for developers creating apps for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch and Mac.