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Apple has unleashed its next version of OS X for the Macintosh, named El Capitan. In this release, Apple has officially focused on the user experience and performance, but this new version will have traditional attention to stability and security. Here's a rundown of how to to be properly ready before you pull the trigger.
iOS 8 Introduced Wi-Fi Calling and iOS 9 introduced what's called Wi-Fi Assist. They're two distinctly different features. The first has no downside, but the second could, and it's turned on by default in iOS 9. John Martellaro explains.
When a modern company has some extra money, creative executives have refined the art of rolling that money upwards towards themselves often starving other efforts. Even so, while car company R&D budgets are generally healthy, they may not be enough to make a major breakthrough in 21st century car technology. What if that's what Apple is planning to do?
On September 21st, Apple released its first major upgrade to the watchOS, version 2.0. Many new features have been included, but the upgrade process itself was problematic. John Martellaro sizes up this 2.0 release in his after action report.
We now know that the new 4th generation Apple TV announced for this fall won't ship with 4K UHD capability. But we don't know why Apple omitted that feature and thereby opened itself up to opportunistic competition, such as Amazon's Fire TV. John Martellaro has a theory.
One of the flagship features of iOS 9 is its proactivity. This new OS can scan through your email looking for phone numbers and invitations. If you're not expecting this functionality, it can seem slightly creepy at first. Here's how to manage this feature, turned on by default in iOS 9 after installation.
Apple didn't get watchOS 2 out the door on September 16th because of a bug, but it'll be out soon. This 2.0 release is packed with a boatload of cool features that you'll want to have right away, so John Martellaro runs through a virtual highlight reel of his favorite new features.
A report from 451 Research said that 87 percent of Apple Watch customers are very or somewhat satisfied. Key likes include notifications and health and fitness monitoring. Key dislikes include dissatisfaction with battery life and the reliance on the iPhone.
For the first time, Apple is offering customers a chance to upgrade their iPhone directly with Apple and make monthly installment payments. The program features the ability to have a new iPhone every year. Here's what you can expect when you go to the Apple store on September 25 at the time you reserved.
Apple does something that some individuals hate to admit. As a corporate entity, consisting of thousands of very intelligent employees and led by a seasoned executive team, it just keeps on succeeding. That causes problems for many armchair analysts who have a different vision and even bigger problems for Apple's competitors. But the fact that Apple succeeds brilliantly is a truth that can't be ignored.