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How to Make Calls from Yosemite the Geeky Way

7:59 PM, Oct. 22nd, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · Tips

With iOS and Yosemite installed, you can finally do things you saw in the WWDC Keynote like make phone calls from  your Mac. Sure there's the regular ways to do it, but if you want to dial up your phone call game, Kelly has some alternate methods to help you show off.

AT&T Wireless Offers iPad Air 2, mini 3 for $100 off

10:55 AM, Oct. 22nd, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

AT&T Wireless is offering pre-orders on the iPad Air 2 and mini 3 cellular models for $100 less than MSRP, with shipping times only a few days more than ordering from Apple.

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For those in the market for a new iPad, this is good news. And with reasonable ship dates this might be even more appealing to some people currently making a buying decision.

Apple Launches Maps Connect, Allows Users To Update Info

9:55 AM, Oct. 22nd, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Apple has launched Maps Connect, a way for businesses to maintain the information listed in Apple Maps. Any business owner (or authorized rep) can log in and update information about their business (and while they're at it, show interest in iBeacon.

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It's a smart move by Apple to let people who are in charge of businesses maintain that information. Hopefully this can help improve the Maps experience.

How Apple Pay Mitigates Breach Fatigue

12:29 PM, Oct. 21st, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

If you're suffering from breach fatigue, Apple Pay offers a bit of relief. Kelly gets into how Apple Pay actually works, why it's better than the magnetic stripe you have now, and what makes it less susceptible to attacks.

Apple Earnings Smackdown Ranks Analyst Predictions

9:43 AM, Oct. 21st, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Each quarter, Philip Elmer-Dewitt gathers analyst predictions on Apple's performance and ranks them in the Apple Earnings Smackdown. Tuesday he released the results for Apple's latest earnings report.

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I'm not sure what the difference is between amateur and professional analyst, but it's interesting to see how accurate (or not) each group is overall.

Spotify Announces Family Plans

11:49 AM, Oct. 20th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Spotify has announced Spotify Family, a way to add additional Spotify users to a single account and yet keep all the recommendations and playlists completely separate.

How To Get Ready For iOS 8.1 [Update]

9:59 AM, Oct. 20th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Apple has announced iOS 8.1 will be released Monday, presumably with the usual fixes for security and usability issues. Also part of this release will be Apple Pay, enabling iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners to wave their phones in stores and pay for things.

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I want to believe Apple is totally going to get this right, but I also didn't think Apple would get it so wrong as to remove the ability to make phone calls from your phone, so for now I'm sticking to my 24 hour rule and waiting to see how others do before upgrading myself.

Dropbox Releases iOS Update 3.5, Includes Touch ID

9:02 AM, Oct. 20th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Dropbox has released its latest iOS version, which now includes Touch ID as an alternate method of accessing Dropbox data.

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It's good to see Touch ID get more widespread use all the time, so this is a welcome update.