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Evaluating, Predicting and Enjoying the World of Technology

iMessage Not for Android

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: The social networks of the world are growing at a huge rate. There are more social directed business than there has been in years. It feels like just a couple years ago that the MySpace high was replaced with the even bigger MSN Messenger high. But as internet usage grew, so did the social market place. With the preview of iOS 10 from Apple, iMessage is getting a social, personal touch making it an appealing chatting place even more than it is used now, but not on Android.

iMessage Not for Android

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Celebrating 10 Years at the WWDC

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: The World-wide Developer Conference is just around the corner, kicking off on June 13th with the most important keynote where Apple shows off some new things that developers get to use throughout the week. This year is the celebration of iOS turning 10.

Celebrating 10 Years at the WWDC

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Quarter Slumps

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: This week was a pretty low one for the largest company in the world as Apple released their second quarter results at a lower than expected result and the first slow down since 2003. This means no one is buying iPhones and Apple products, no, but thats what the media is saying.

Quarter Slumps – AAPL Down 9%

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iTunes Continuity

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: In 2014, Apple released a new way to interact with all devices. It was hand-off and it helped with being able to start a document on one device and ending it on another. This has been applied to most services but one, the most important one of all.

iTunes Continuity 

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Once Features, Now Selective Services

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: Every year there are always new things that get released along side a product that makes the product that much appealing, its the icing on the cake when it comes to Apple releases. Two years ago it was ApplePay, but time has not been the best friend to a service that is only selective to certain people.

Once Features, Now Selective Services

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iPad Becoming More Like Mac Everyday, it even has the name

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: Apple this past week released the 9.7 inch iPad Pro, bring all the system features that the iPad Pro had been released in the fall event to a smaller, more desirable size. Now with everything that is going on in this new iPad line up, it has never been a better time to compare the iPad and Mac.

iPad Becoming More Like Mac Everyday, It even has the Name

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Focusing on Services, Not Hardware

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: In the last decade, features in technology have been greatly focused on features of the hardware itself. Any cell phone, laptop, tablet or any device come down to the specs of that device and how it compares to the overall market. That still stands true today, but the market is shifting into a ‘service over hardware’ way of marketing and there is going to be more focus into this way of business for device makers in the next while.

Focusing on Services, Not Hardware

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Siri for Mac, Updated iOS

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: Siri has been on the market for about five years and there has been an increase of ability as well as performance over the years. It was also implemented on most flagship devices shipped from Apple. Which includes two new additions just last year inside the AppleWatch and the AppleTV fourth generation. Rumours are that the Mac will be getting it this year with the Mac OS update for 2016.

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Siri for Mac, Updated iOS

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Copied – Copy and Paste Everywhere App Review

Written by Tyler Hackbart

App Platform: MacOS X, iOS

Prologue: Have you ever worked on multiple computers, or used multiple devices where syncing data is not the easiest thing. You can resort to saving it to a note and then opening it on the notes app on device B, or you might email it to yourself from one computer so you can access it on the other, well there is an easier solution and it is called Copied

Copied – Copy and Paste Everywhere App Review

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