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Apple releases updates

Apple releases updates

Time to update ! Today Apple released iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, tvOS 10.2.1, and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 updates. These are mainly security and bug fixes, but I would highly recommend that you take the time to do these updates. Particularly the Sierra update as it squashes 30 security holes, some of which were pretty serious. With all the malware going around at the moment, you want to make sure you’re completely up to date, particularly on your computer.

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Maximizing Battery Life

Maximizing Battery Life

With all of your Apple devices, there are certain guidelines you should try to follow in order to get the best performance from your battery. One of the biggest factor is to avoid extreme temperatures. While 62° to 72° F (16° to 22° C) is the ideal comfort zone, anything between 50° to 95° F should be fine. So, as the temperatures begin to heat up this spring and summer, be careful not to place your macs, iPhones and iPads in direct sunlight on really hot days. It can create permanent damage that will lessen your battery’s life considerably. For more information about getting the most out of the battery of your Apple devices, you can read this article on the Apple website.

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The Sweet Setup website

The Sweet Setup website

Over the last couple of years, one of my favorite website to go visit once in a while is the The Sweet Setup. They review and recommend some of the best apps you can get for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. They sort things out in categories such as Productivity, Backups, Photography, Travel, and quite a few other categories. Typically, they will review a bunch of similar products at once and tell you which one they liked best, and why. If you own any Apple products, this site is incredibly helpful in helping you make smart buying decisions for a variety of software and apps available for your devices.

You can check out The Sweet Setup here

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Apple makes iMovie, GarageBand and iWork apps free for all users

Apple makes iMovie, GarageBand and iWork apps free for all users

Today, iMovie, Numbers, Keynote, Pages, and GarageBand for both Mac and iOS devices have been updated and are now listed in the App Store for free.
Previously, all of these apps were provided for free to customers who purchased a new Mac or iOS device, but now a purchase is not required to get the software. Many Apple customers were already likely eligible to download the software at no cost if they had made a device purchase in the last few years. Today’s app changes will also make it easier for business and educational institutions to download Pages, Numbers, Keynote, GarageBand, and iMovie through the Volume Purchase Program store.
It will also make it easier for anyone with an older Mac to download the recent version of these apps, if they didn’t want to spend as much as $20 a piece for the newer versions.

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Checking your cellular data on iPhone

Checking your cellular data on iPhone

If you’re not on an unlimited plan, you might like to keep a closer eye on your iPhone’s cellular data usage. Nowadays, if you listen to podcasts, or use apps like Spotify and Facebook, it can be quite easy to rack up big data usage very quickly.
If you’d like to track and manage the way you use your cellular data, this article will show you the way :
You can find out more here 

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iPhone user guide

iPhone user guide

If you have an iPhone, and you’d like to learn more about all its features, there’s one very useful thing you can do, and it’s completely free. You can download the iPhone user guide from the iBooks store, and you’ll have the manual available to read on your mac, iPhone or iPad. You can find the guide here :
iPhone User Guide

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Apple releases iOS 10.3.1 for iPhones and iPads

Apple releases iOS 10.3.1 for iPhones and iPads

Apple has released iOS 10.3.1 for iPhones and iPads including security improvements and bug fixes. The fact that it was released only one week after the initial 10.3 release probably means that they found something important they wanted to fix quickly. Therefore, I do recommend that you update your devices sooner than later.

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