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Mac OS X Yosemite: how to get it and what you need

by Blogger ‎10-23-2014 12:54 PM - edited ‎10-23-2014 12:56 PM

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Apple released its latest version of Mac OS X, called Yosemite, the second version named after a place in California. It also marks a particular synergy between OS X and iOS — not a merging of the two — but rather an easier way to get them working with one another. It also marks a new look, one that flattens the visuals to fall more in line with the current graphics seen in iOS. There are plenty of new features, and a straightforward upgrade process to get to them.

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Ten Tablet Price Categories & what you can get in each!

by Blogger ‎10-20-2014 02:31 AM - edited ‎10-20-2014 06:20 PM

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This blog is all about Future Shop's huge selection of tablets and how there is something for every personality and something for every budget. If you were thinking of picking up a new tablet to help pass those long winter days, there's bound to be one that meets your needs and your price point at Future Shop. Simply click on through, scroll to your ideal price range, check out the item I've personally selected in that category, then click on the link to view Future Shop's full selection of products in your chosen price range. From there you can select the tablet that most appeals to your individual tastes and requirements. It's that easy! Just click on through ...

 
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Overview: Apple's iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, Mac mini and iMac with 5K Retina display launch

by Blogger on ‎10-16-2014 06:10 PM - last edited on ‎10-17-2014 03:51 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Cupertino - Apple today hosted a special event in their campus where they unveiled the iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3, updated OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 as well as new Mac mini and an iMac with 5k Retina Display to round off this year's product offerings.

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Apple releases iOS 8: how to get it and what it can do

by Blogger on ‎09-18-2014 02:51 PM - last edited on ‎09-18-2014 03:18 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Now that Apple has released iOS 8 on the eve of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hitting Future Shop shelves, the new update to the operating system is less the interface coat of paint that iOS 7 was, and more a pack of features that bring it up to speed with what competitors are doing, along with a twist here and there. It’s free to download and is compatible with iPhone 4S (and later), the iPad 2 (and later), both iPad minis and the fifth-generation iPod touch.

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Overview: Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch event

by Blogger ‎09-10-2014 06:33 AM - edited ‎09-10-2014 02:44 PM

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I was in Cupertino earlier today for a monumental Apple product launch which saw the release of various exciting products and services. Starting with brand new iPhones 6 and iPhone 6 plus announcements, Apple went all out to demo its mobile payments solution as well as their much anticipated wearable, the Apple Watch.

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Top 3 Streaming Devices for Dorm Room

by Blogger on ‎08-18-2014 11:03 AM - last edited on ‎08-18-2014 02:24 PM by Administrator

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Not many student dorms or residences come with cable TV.  After all, you’re there to learn, not to chill out with Robert Downey Jr. But these days a lot of dorms come with WiFi, which means you can get yourself a TV streaming device, and watch TV or movies whenever you want, in the privacy of your (tiny) room. Check out the Top 3 streaming devices available.

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Choosing the right Apple MacBook for you

by Blogger on ‎08-13-2014 03:04 PM - last edited on ‎08-13-2014 03:23 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Look at one of Apple’s MacBooks today and you will see something that looks familiar, yet uniquely different at the same time. The MacBook line has gone through several evolutionary changes over the last eight years, having also gone from three particular designs, down to two: the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Both follow the same design philosophies, though feel distinct at the same time. Based on my years of experience with both, I can tell you why.

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Review Comparison Roku 3 vs. Apple TV

by Blogger ‎06-23-2014 07:27 PM - edited ‎06-25-2014 07:51 AM

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The Roku 3 and the Apple TV are two of the leading streaming video and content solutions that are designed to plug-and-play into any existing networked TV setup. Provided there’s a nearby Ethernet or WiFi connection, these two tiny set-top boxes will open a world of TV, movies, music and streaming content either from their respective content libraries or through third-party services like Netflix and many others.  While very similar in general appearance and functionality, the approach taken by Roku and Apple in this space today is like night and day.

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How to create your own free ringtones with iTunes

by Blogger on ‎06-01-2014 12:04 PM - last edited on ‎06-02-2014 04:11 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

iTunes logo.jpgRingtones aren’t new, but they’re easy to distinguish anytime you hear them. That catchy hook or cool opening part of a song can be the best way to move away from the standard ringtones available on the iPhone and give your contacts some personality. You can do this pretty easily by creating your own ringtones for free using the music you already have. All you need is a Windows PC or Mac, plus iTunes and your iPhone, and you’re ready to make it happen.

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Apple TV Tips, Tricks and Good Stuff to Know

by Blogger on ‎01-08-2014 06:44 PM - last edited on ‎01-20-2014 01:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

Apple TV is one of the best ways to get content to your television.  It's simple, relatively inexpensive and easy to use.  If you found one under the tree, you're about to begin enjoying some great stuff right from the comfort of your living room.  Hopefully by now it's unpacked, installed and you've got an iTunes login.  Now to find out all the other little things to know!

 

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Primer on iOS 7

by Blogger ‎09-03-2013 06:32 AM - edited ‎09-03-2013 05:48 PM

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reebee – Browse Local Flyers On The Go

by Exalted Expert ‎07-14-2013 12:27 PM - edited ‎07-14-2013 12:30 PM

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There’s nothing like getting a good deal on something, but who has time to sit and go through flyers at home anymore? Maybe you don’t mind taking a look at flyers but can’t stand having them clutter your mailbox, or perhaps you live somewhere where you don’t get flyers… Well, thanks to reebee, you can get your Future Shop flyer along with most of your other local flyers on iOS and Android devices, and as of this past Friday, on BlackBerry 10.

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App Store turns 5: Select apps and games on iOS available for free

by Blogger ‎07-09-2013 08:28 PM - edited ‎07-09-2013 08:30 PM

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Review: Findables Smart Cases

by Blogger ‎05-21-2013 07:29 PM - edited ‎05-21-2013 07:35 PM

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How about a smart case for that smartphone or tablet? Findables extends the functionality of the gadget case by integrating QR-Code, tracking and even social media functionality in a series of cases for iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices.

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Match YouTube videos with songs on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

by Blogger on ‎03-31-2013 08:21 PM - last edited on ‎04-01-2013 09:17 AM by Administrator

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It’s already widely known that Vevo is the go-to app for watching music videos on a smartphone or tablet, but what if you wanted to watch music videos based on songs you have in your own collection? MusicTV is a neat little app that does just that; it scours YouTube and plays a music video that matches the song you’re playing.

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