While Apple is revered for some of their software applications, they are commonly criticized for others. In OS X Mavericks, the Mail app was a commonly criticized application. Users complained that it lacked power features present in other third-party email apps and that it did not handle certain email providers as well as others. Apple heeded the criticism of Mail in Mavericks and responded with a major update to the program in the upcoming Mac desktop operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite. From a new design to more powerful features, Mail has received a complete makeover.
Currently, storing and managing non-Apple filetypes, such as Microsoft Office files and PDFs, across all of your devices is not a straightforward process and is best accomplished by using third-party applications. With iCloud Drive, to be released alongside iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite later this fall, Apple hopes to simplify the way you store, access and edit files of all kinds across all of your devices.
Exactly one month ago, Apple introduced a preview of the next version of the Mac operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite. When you first look at Yosemite, the biggest thing that stands out is the new design overhaul. This design is very similar to the change from iOS 6 to iOS 7 last year. While the desktop interface still looks familiar enough, it has been overhauled with the same flat design and translucency apparent in iOS 7. Take a look at the design changes in Yosemite as well as a preview of some of the new features included in the update.
Have you ever come across the issue of not knowing what is taking up all of your hard drive space? Or maybe you are just curious as to what is taking up the space Apple calls “Other,” which can seemingly be the greatest occupier of your hard drive's storage. Storage capacity is an important aspect of any computer and knowing what takes up that capacity can help you manage your data and get a nice overview of the entire contents of your computer.
Here at TD Curran, we regularly hear this from customers: "How do I print from my iPad or my iPhone?" Unfortunately, printing from an iOS device is not as straightforward as printing from a computer. You cannot plug a printer directly into your iPad or iPhone. Even if you have a wireless printer at home, you still may not be able to print to it from your mobile device. AirPrint is an Apple technology that allows you to print content directly from your iPhone or iPad in full-quality without having to download any drivers.
SMS text messages have 160 character limits. Tweets are limited to 140. Snapchats are even less, plus they disappear after they are read. Apps couldn’t possibly limit communication more than popular messaging apps already have, right? Wrong. Yo is a new kind of messaging app that simply sends the word “Yo” to your friends.
That’s it - just yo.
In 2011, Apple introduced their voice assistant, Siri, as a part of iOS 5. In the beginning, Siri was an annoyance for many people. She was spotty, inconsistent and did not have an impressive breadth of features. Today, Siri is more powerful than ever and if you still think she is a nuisance, it’s because you aren’t using her right. Here are 10 Siri features you probably don’t know about, but should.
iPhones are the most popular smartphone in the world and boast the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, iOS. To get your money’s worth out your iPhone, you may want to consider looking into some of the following accessories.