Author Archive for Sam

Teacher, writer, composer, and family man. Maker of delicious Halušky. Contact me via Twitter: @Sam_Denver

Apple Pay – How it Will Change the Way We Buy

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Pre-ordering the iPhone 6 may have had its share of challenges this morning but that didn’t stop the masses from sending in their money. For many iPhone users this may be the last Apple Store purchase they make without Apple Pay, and that is an interesting prospect.

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iPhone 6 – Why You Should Upgrade

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If the specs are to be believed then the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will provide over 10 hours of LTE browsing and the same for HD video viewing. On a fairly typical day I run out of battery on my iPhone 5s before I get home and I often turn off everything extra to get the absolute most out of it. There are a lot of reasons to buy the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but for me it hinges on the hope that the battery will be able to keep up with my connected lifestyle.

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‘Apple Pay’ Finally Solves Mobile Payments with iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

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Apple announced Apple Pay this morning and it certainly seems that they have finally found the Holy Grail of mobile transactions. This new offering will be available as an update to iOS 8 next month and requires an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, and also works with the newly announced Apple Watch. If you are on the fence about upgrading to a new iPhone then this is just one of the major new features that should help push you over the edge.

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90% of Apple gadgets on iOS 7 Heading into iOS 8 Event

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The new iPhone is coming, along with iOS 8 and Yosemite. What is the likelihood that you’ll adopt any or all of these new offerings? According to data collected by Chitika, most of us will be using all three before the next big thing is released next year. The truth is that if you are reading this then you’ll likely be adopting at least 2 out of 3 by the end of the week.

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Apple Store Down Ahead of Todays New Product Launch

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It seems like Apple has pulled the Apple Store site down earlier than normal for the media event today. We are past the point where it is obvious that there are going to be new products today, but the store coming down is certainly the final proof that things are coming.

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Dyson Announces ’360 Eye’ First iOS Ready Vacuuming Robot

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I am not usually the type of person to nerd out over a vacuum cleaner and I probably use my current vacuum too little, but the new 360 Eye from Dyson has me wishing for a home of the future where cleaning is fully automated and I get to park a flying car in the garage. The 360 Eye is more like a tank than a vacuum and with iOS control it is all set to keep your house clean while you spend your time on more important things.

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Apple Stock Loses $26 Billion After Difficult Week

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$26 billion is a lot of money. A lot of companies dream about being worth that much and very few achieve it. Apple shares lost $4.36 on Wednesday, costing investors over $26 billion. Stock value correlates to market expectations and a fairly significant drop in value points towards questions about what Apple is doing right now. It’s likely that the photo scandal earlier this week played a role in the drop but all could be reversed with a positive product release next week.

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Apple Says Celebrity Photo Leak was not Due to iCloud Breach

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iOS 8 and new mobile devices are expected in under a week so it’s no surprise that Apple has been scrambling to defend its security in the wake of the celebrity photo leaks. If consumer trust is weakened by the incident, then the new HealthKit and rumored wallet features may struggle to gain traction because of the sensitive nature of the data they will be storing.

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Apple Actively Investigating iCloud Celebrity Photo Hacking

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It is clear that famous people have more exciting iCloud Photo Streams than I do. If my account were to be hacked there is no chance at all that you would ever hear about it. When Jennifer Lawrence has nude photos hacked and posted online, however, there is an appropriately large investigation into the scandal and Apple has announced they are looking into the possibility they were taken from her iCloud account.

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Los Angeles School District Suspends Troubled $1Billion iPad Rollout

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The Los Angeles school district announced Monday that it was pulling the plug on its contract with Apple and Pearson. The reports that the decision comes “amid mounting scrutiny of the $1-billion-plus effort.” I found it interesting that the LA Times focused on everything surrounding the issue in this article except one kind of important detail: the students.

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