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Taking a Live Photo is pretty neat, and as long as you can iMessage someone running iOS 9, they can share in that neatness. If you want to share with other people, or even your Mac, you'll need an alternate solution. Kelly shows the easiest way to share out that amazing Live Photo for all the world to see, regardless of device.
Live Photos are one of the new features of the iPhone 6s and 6s+. They're neat, but how do you show them off? Kelly has the scoop on how to send them to other Apple users, who can see them, and how to make them available to everyone else.
Over at Tom's Guide (known as Tom's Hardware in the olden days), there is a report released that "grades" mobile providers in the US. Using factors including network performance, online help, and phone selection, T-Mobile was the provider that won the day overall. Notable items in the report include AT&T getting the highest marks on customer support, and Verizon leading in network performance. This guide also compared five discount providers, or MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators - a company which does not own the infrastructure it uses). Overall even the top discount carrier didn't fare as well as the major carrier in last place. With the new iPhone on the horizon and others with contracts expiring in the near future, this guide is an interesting read. If you're getting a new phone anyway, you might want to take a close look at a new provider as well. You can take a closer look at the overall grades below, but click through to the actual guide to get more detail on the conclusions.
If you're a Verizon customer, your options for obtaining the new iPhone are different than they were two years ago, when it was subsidy or nothing. Now there are few different options available, and Kelly shows you what they are.
Apple's "Hey Siri" event had quite a few announcements on Wednesday. Kelly happened to notice a few things that actually didn't show up during the event and compiled them all into a convenient list for you. Check out what we did NOT see in between all the updated products.
DocumentSnap's Brooks Duncan has released the Paperless Security Guide to help you keep your digital info safe. Armed with this guide you can implement a backup solution for your paperless documents (although a good backup solution is useful for all your files), which Brooks points out is the most important piece of the entire guide. If you have ever worried about your data but were intimidated about where to start, this is absolutely the guide for you. If you are tech support for your family, you owe it to yourself to gift this guide as needed. This is a download in PDF format for $7, but TMO readers can apply the code TMOBACKUP and drop the price to $5.
DocumentSnap's Brooks Duncan has released the Paperless Security Guide, a nice ebook that walks through how to keep your data safe as you move towards paperless-ness. Kelly has a look at the guide, as well as a discount on your own copy.
While the iPhone continues to evolve, its counterpart,
R2D2 the iPod touch, has fallen out of step. Kelly makes the case for why the iPod touch should not only stick around but get a little bit of the "updated iOS device" love that's going around.
If you have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you've been carrying a barometer around with you this whole time. There's a couple of things you can do with it besides track flights of stairs, and Kelly has some examples of other ways you can put it to work.
Kelly Guimont appeared on this week's episode of MacBreak Weekly, over on TWiT TV. Kelly spoke with Leo, Rene Ritchie of iMore, and Andy Ihnatko of the Chicago Sun Times about a variety of news items from throughout the week, and witnessed the disaster that is Samsung’s penghazi in action.