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Apple Explains 3D Touch with a Cool Video

11:06 AM, Sep. 28th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus doesn't let your reach inside your smartphone's display. It's actually a really cool way to make things happen without needing to drill down through lots of menus, or in some cases, even opening an app. Think of 3D Touch sort of like a hyper-contextual menu. Apple figured that might be easier to explain with a demonstration, so the company put together an awesome video showing some of the ways 3D Touch can help you out.

Here’s How to Turn Off Apple Music’s Autopay

10:07 AM, Sep. 28th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Link

How to turn off Apple Music subscriptions

Apple Music may be cool, but it isn't for everyone. The three month free trial you signed up for on launch day is about to run out—on September 30th, to be exact. If you don't want to start paying US$9.99 a month for your subscription it's time to turn off autopay. You can disable Apple Music's automaticic monthly payments pretty easily from your iPhone. Read on to learn how, or if you're happy with Apple Music just keep listening and your creditcard will automatically get charged when it's time to renew.

iPhone 6s, 6s Plus Sales Top 13M During Launch Weekend

8:59 AM, Sep. 28th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple's iPhone 6s breaks launch weekend sales figures

Apple broke its iPhone launch weekend sales yet again, this time hitting 13 million units with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. That easily tops last year's 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch weekend sales.

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China no doubt helped boost this year's iPhone launch weekend sales figures. If China had been part of the iPhone 6 launch last year, it's possible we wouldn't be seeing a 3 million unit increase year over year.

Can’t Get Your iPhone 6s on Your AT&T MicroCell? Here’s the Fix

6:47 PM, Sep. 25th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Link

If your brand new iPhone 6s isn't connecting to your AT&T MicroCell, you aren't alone—and this isn't a new issue. Last year when the iPhone 6 came out we detailed what it takes to get your new phone to connect to your MicroCell, and you'll need to follow the same steps again this year, even if your phone number hasn't changed. The short version: There's a whole lot of resetting going on. The not-as-short version: read on to learn how to reset your MicroCell, and hopefully this won't be an issue next year when AT&T's Wi-Fi calling support is available in more cities.

Moving Your Apple Watch to Your New iPhone 6s

11:56 AM, Sep. 25th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Concerned you may lose your Apple Watch data when switching from your current iPhone to an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus? That understandable because Apple says you need to unpair your watch to connect it to a new iPhone. Dave Chartier sorted out the steps to ensure your Apple Watch data successfully migrates to your new iPhone and then explained it all on his Finer Things in Tech blog. The short version: backup, backup, backup. You can check out all the details in his awesome blog post.

Upgrading to an iPhone 6s? Don’t Forget to Backup First

10:58 AM, Sep. 25th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · TMO Quick Tip

If you're getting a new iPhone be sure to back up your old one first

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-orders are arriving today, and you can buy Apple's latest smartphone in stores now, too. Before you activate your shiny new iPhone, however, you need to back up your old one. That'll ensure you see everything you expect on your new phone after you finish the setup process.

AT&T Welcomes iPhone 6s Buyers with Customized Video

3:12 PM, Sep. 24th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

AT&T offers up customized iPhone 6s purchase videos

AT&T wants to make sure you're ready to go when your brand new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus arrives tomorrow, so customers who bought directly from the carrier are getting personalized videos with details about their order and device activation. Assuming you bought your iPhone from AT&T instead of Apple, there's an message waiting in your email in your inbox with a link to your personalized video.

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If you want to stand out in the cell service market you need to do things that make your customers feel welcome. That's the idea behind AT&T's personalized videos.