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Final iPhone 6 Review

This is the last review of the iPhones 6 and 6 Plus that i will post…promise! It’s a good review and within it is also an explanation of the difference between Android (used by Samsung, HTC and others) and iOS, indicating their strengths and weaknesses. Worth a read if you are considering getting a new iPhone 6 or switching to …

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iPhone Warranty Includes 2 Accidental Damage Replacements

When you buy a new iPhone the salesperson offers you the option of AppleCare Extended Warranty for the device for $129 for 2 years. Same as they always did.   http://store.apple.com/au/product/APP_IPHONE_PLUS_AUTO-110480/applecare-plus-for-iphone   But now there is a difference. Included in the deal is up to 2 incidents of accidental damage replacement! This mean if you drop it down the loo …

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Rid Yourself of the Online Advertising Plague

It’s getting worse! Pop-up ads, ads scrolling across the screen, ads sliding in from the side – adverts everywhere. The purveyors of internet advertising are getting more adept at getting their wares in front of us despite our attempts to keep them at bay. This you may already have noticed…   There are two fairly simple measures you can take …

Ransomeware? No Thanks!

Be glad you’re on a Mac, Reason #42: I went to a client today who uses Macs for their design work and PCs for admin and accounts. Their PCs have been attacked by Ransomware! This is when you open an innocuous looking email and the attachment takes over your PC, encrypts your data and you get a demand from the …

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The Apple Watch — What Is It?

So what is the Apple Watch all about? If you’ve been scratching your head and wondering, as I have, then this linked article might help. It isn’t a product, it’s a platform and possibly the first steps towards the sci-fi computer-as-a-part-of-us that we all know will come one day.   We have seen the movies showing embedded chips and sensors in …

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iPhone 6 Arrives

Well finally it’s here, after weeks of the drip feed rumours. So what’s the big deal with this one? Just another number in the line?   For the first time Apple have had to listen to what the buying public want and have changed their tactics accordingly. The consumers want bigger phones and although Apple have always maintained that the …

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Superstar Designer Joins Apple

Apple moves it’s design up a gear. Possibly this signals the company moving into ‘lifestyle’ products other than computers and i-devices.   Better design has always been what sets them apart from the other tech companies like Samsung and HTC. Obviously they can’t sit on their laurels for too long. As we have seen in the smart phone industry, the …

Why Won’t Other Smart Phones Connect to Your Mac?

Recently I had a client with a Mac and an HTC smart phone, trying to connect the two and not succeeding. She was most annoyed and claimed she had bought the HTC because she didn’t like Apple ‘forcing her to buy their products to be compatible’. She loved her MacBook Pro and she loved her HTC and she demonstrated a …