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The iMac Stays the Most Pro for Now

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue Apple has had their Fall Macintosh Event. Not much happened except a shift in what the MacBook represents and what the future holds. For right now, in the world where USB C has not yet taken over, the iMac is the most Pro version for a computer, too bad its not portable.

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Kicking Apple Continuity to Level 2

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: Apple brought out continuity throughout their iWork suite of productivity application a couple years ago. With the introduction of iCloud, the abilities have grown, every year adding a new ability to the cross device experience. However with all these additions, there also needs to be products added to the list, and with iOS 10, macOS Sierra and watchOS 3 this is what is happening starting to happen.

A up trend is happening in the Apple eco-system, Apple is moving to a more continuity system to their products. One thing that has always been true is that Apple products have been easy and simple to use and they are trying to make switching from one device to another flawless, with the help of iCloud. When iCloud was introduced, it was a reboot of a cloud based system that updates documents in their iWork, now divided into Pages, Numbers and Keynote applications. They have applied this to more application since and have a whole suite of apps built on the iCloud framework allowing for full continuity.

Allowing you to start an email on your iPad and finishing it mid sentence on your iPhone while walking out the door.

In the past years, connections have been happening within the eco-system and they are going to continue to grow. The ‘hand-off’ feature was first displayed in iOS 8 and bridged with Mac OS Yosemite, it was the first time that you were able to answer a phone call or answer a text right on your Mac. Last year the AppleWatch came out, with hand-off like features too,  for things like using Siri, if a request on the AppleWatch does not come back correctly or it needs more display, it can hand it off to the iPhone.

Coming down the pipeline is pretty significant for devices, software and services

Your AppleWatch knows that its you, so with watchOS 3 and Mac Sierra together, when you use your Mac it will automatically unlock for you since it knows that it’s you. And speaking of ApplePay, the new Safari has the built in ability to ‘Purchase with ApplePay’ on webpages now, when you press any buttons online that say that it prompts you to verify the purchase with the TouchID on your iPhone, once verified, continue to surf the web.

However with new additions happening with the AppleWatch, where does the iPad play its part in continuity, how will the product of the AppleWatch service the ability to hand-off to an iPad? As well as the other product that is a significant player since its fourth generation update last year, the AppleTV. What sort of continuity can be built into that system that allows for full continuity, walking into my living room, sitting and walking out again. We won’t see any additions in this years suite of software, but future continuity is highly feasible.

Apple’s continuity is going to continue to grow as the product lines get larger, the abilities come to other products and eventually we will have a continuity system and the only thing left is the experience of using a phone versus a laptop, and not the restriction of what we can or can’t do on that device.

iPad Pro – Increasing Growth by going Pro 

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: The iPad has been on the market for a couple of years now. It road the wave of the iPhone success back in 2010 and had ground breaking sales as the industry pushed into the Post-PC world. After years of success, the slow down started to settle into the line of tablets from not just Apple but the rest of the world. As tablets move from consumerism into enterprise there is still lots of growth to come.

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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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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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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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Apple isn’t Doomed, So Shut Up

Written by: Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: Every week there has been some sort of article about how Apple is doomed, and is on the end of the line. It is the same topic articles that have been getting released. But the fact is, the facts aren’t straight and it is getting sorta annoying to read.

Apple isn’t Doomed, So Shut Up

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Solid Predictions of Products From Apple for 2016

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: Yearly predictions have become sort of a repetitive nature from Apple recently. Before the iPhone and other markets they took on, the map was not as on course as it is now. Here are the solid predictions of products from Apple in 2016.

Solid Predictions of Products from Apple for 2016

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Product Launch Timelines

Written by Tyler Hackbart

Prologue: Over the years, the spring has been a release time for a couple products from Apple, however in recent years, has been a lot of moving towards the christmas season to drive more sales year over year. However this year Apple Watch was released, being the first spring launch of a product since the iPad.

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