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Here is Every Major Announcement Apple made at WWDC17

Here is Every Major Announcement Apple made at WWDC17

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What an incredible WWDC keynote.  So many things were announced.  Which means there are lots of updates on the horizon for Apple.  As I’ve said before, many times, any of these tech giants need to stay relevant.  On the heels of the Google I/O Conference last month, there was some speculation about what WWDC would bring.  And whether or not it would make any kind of difference.  But I’m here to say, the announcements were incredible.  So without further ado, here we go.

tvOS – Apple is getting a new content partner when it comes to AppleTV.  During yesterday’s keynote speech, Tim Cook announced that Amazon will be joining them shortly.  Not much more was said, but more information will be revealed later in the year.

watchOS4 – Apple announced some really cool new features with the Apple Watch.  Including a new Siri face and the ability for Siri to machine learn your habits and behaviours to provide you with a customized watch face. In addition, Apple has really stepped up it’s game when it comes to the Activity App.  With so many new features coming to the Apple Watch, I will be writing about it extensively in another post shortly.

macOS High Sierra – Apple has updated Safari to prevent videos from automatically playing when you open a new website.  Which is awesome as those videos can be annoying.  And potentially give away the fact that you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing… like work?  … Read the rest

Apple Releases Videos to Tempt Android Users to Switch to iPhone

Apple Releases Videos to Tempt Android Users to Switch to iPhone

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For many a posts, I have suggested that there is a great divide between Android and iOS users.  I also recently posted that the number of Android users far exceeds that of iOS users.  It would seem that Apple is now looking at these numbers and trying to figure out what to do.  Is it possible to persuade Android users to switch to iOS?  To come to the dark side, so to speak.  Or is it a case of brand loyalty, like I’ve suggested numerous times?  Whatever the answer is, Apple is tackling the idea that maybe they need (or want) more people using iOS.

How are they doing this, you ask?  They have been releasing short videos to showcase why their operating system is better.  They released three earlier in the month, and then another three today.  But I wonder how effective this strategy will be for them?  If I’m being honest, the videos actually aren’t that good.  They don’t necessarily explain what you’re getting.  I should rephrase.  They tell you what you’re getting, but they don’t explain it in a way that would make you consider switching.  Let me explain.  In one of today’s videos there is what is supposed to be a criminal taking over “your phone”.  But he’s not able to get into the iPhone because it’s so secure.  If I’m going to consider switching, shouldn’t you tell me how it’s so secure?

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As I’m writing this, I am thinking about this from a marketing perspective.  … Read the rest

Your wait is finally over. This is how to jailbreak iOS 10.2

Your wait is finally over. This is how to jailbreak iOS 10.2

The wait is over. You can finally jailbreak iOS 10.2 however it’s not all roses. This is a  semi-tethered jailbreak. What that means is if you reboot your device you will have to do the jailbreak again from a desktop. Yalu102 is a good start and it is better than nothing. The jailbreak will also expire in a week regardless. After that time you will have to do the jailbreak again. There is no way around this unless you have a developers account. If you have a developer account, then repeat the jailbreak will need once a year.

Yalu102 at the time of this writing is only functional and available for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE iPad Pro. I’m sure in the future there will be support for o iPhone 7 and 7 Plus but as of now if you have one of those you should stop reading now. Alright enough talk. Here are the step by step directions.

How to jailbreak iOS 10.2 through Yalu102

Step 1: BACKUP YOUR DEVICE!!!!! As stated above the jailbreak only works for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE iPad Pro.

Step 2: Download  Yalu102  and Cydia Impactor.

Step 3: After installing Cydia Impactor you drag Yalu102 file into it.

 

 

Step 4: On the next window enter your Apple account ID. (Make a fake ID if you wish)

Step 5: In this step, Cydia Impactor will automatically prepare all the necessary files and will download from iTunes 10.2 on your mobile device.… Read the rest

This is How to Get Around The Pokemon GO Jailbreak Block (iOS)

This is How to Get Around The Pokemon GO Jailbreak Block (iOS)

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After updating Pokemon Go Jailbreakers are faced an error while trying to run the game. Pretty much you were blacklisted from playing the game. Although this kind of block is pretty easy to get around. The developers might have given used SafetyNet protection because of this. So if you are ready to get around that annoying message below follow these five easy steps.

“The device, OS, or software is not compatible with Pokemon GO”.

  1. Open Cydia
  2. Go to Sources
  3. Add the source http://cokepokes.github.io
  4. Go to the Search and lookup Masterball. Install it.
  5. Restart the device.
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The Complete Guide, Tips & Tricks to Pokémon Go

The Complete Guide, Tips & Tricks to Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is a drug. Pure and simple. You know it is killing your battery and productivity but you continue to play. The servers crashing left and right but you just keep logging on. Nintendo’s first mobile-based Pokémon title is an official worldwide even in its broken form. This is also the first VR/AR hit. Pokémon Go shows the power of VR/AR if done right. People are walking around cities and towns looking their phones disregarding hazards in the quest to catch them all. Catching them all is not going to be easy but here’s our complete guide.

“The point of Pokémon Go is to travel around, exploring different geographic areas to find appropriate Pokémon. In a small town, expect to find a lot of normal- and grass-types. Going near water will attract water Pokémon. Playing at night brings out more nocturnal creatures, like Clefairy and Gastly.”

There are plenty of Pokémon if live in urban areas. You can find Pidgeys, Nidorans, Meowths, and Eevees, however if you want to catch a wider variety of Pokémon, good luck. Make friends and expect to do some traveling. Don’t be surprised if you start looking for rustling grass in real life only to disappointed that these patches actually contain no wild Pokémon.


No Pokémon popping up?

  • Tap the lower right hand bar on the main screen for a “nearby” menu of what Pokémon are in your area.
  • Footprints beneath each Pokémon meaning tell you how close they are to you.
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Securely access your computer remotely from an iOS device via Chrome

Securely access your computer remotely from an iOS device via Chrome

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Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS is now available, making it easy to securely access your desktop computer remotely from an iOS device. Google has finally delivered its promise to let iOS device owners use the Chrome Remote Desktop. Android folks have been able to use the feature last April. The feature is pretty handy and works just as advertised. The app is free and available for download at iTunes. The steps to get it all connected are easy as A, B and C. I have the steps below to get you going.

Step A:

Install the Chrome Remote Desktop app on every computer you want to access remotely and every computer you’d like to connect from.

  1. Visit the Chrome Remote Desktop app page in the Chrome Web Store.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the window, click the blue + Free button to download Chrome Remote Desktop.
  3. Click Add in the confirmation dialog.

Once the app has been added, the Chrome Remote Desktop icon bluesquarewill appear in the App Launcher googleapps.logo

When you open Chrome Remote Desktop app for the first time, you’ll be asked to authorize it. This will allow the app to do the following:

  • See your email address
  • See your Chrome Remote Desktop computers
  • Receive and send chat messages (this is how we get the two computers to “talk” to each other)

Step B:

To enable the computer you want to access remotely, you’ll need to use a Google Account.… Read the rest

Here’s what to expect at Apple’s WWDC

Here’s what to expect at Apple’s WWDC

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This year Apple should wow us at WWDC. I mean 2014 is almost over. Ok, I’m reaching but come on. It’s at least half way over. What happen to that Apple wow factor? No wonder they went out of their way to the tune of $3 billion to bring Dr. Dre. into the fold. Maybe the Dr. can help get them their cool factor.

This year’s WorldWide Developer Conference is important for a few reasons for Apple. CEO Tim Cook has said that we would get new products in 2014. Not just new updates or revisions to old products but bonafide new product segments. That said, WWDC will of course focus iOS 8. However, this is not the venue where Apple will show off its new toys. Apple will launch new products later this year right before school starts or right before the holiday season. Don’t worry, there will still be lots of things to talk about at the WWDC.

Here is a rundown of what to expect: 
  • Apple will unveil iOS 8.
  • Healthbook app 
  • A standalone iTunes Radio app [maybe with Beats?]
  • Shazam for Siri
  • New OSX
  • New Safari
Here is a rundown of what might be there: 
  • iPad split screen [I say maybe on this one]
  • Apple smart home platform
  • MacBook Air with Retina
  • Mac mini
  • New Apple TV
What Not to Expect:
  • A real Apple TV
  • New iPhone
  • Did I already say iPhone? Well that goes for a phablet too
  • New iPad Air
  • New iPad mini with Retina Display.
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