Posts Tagged ‘Apple’


Apple Developers Conference WWDC 2014

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

WWDC is a 5-day annual conference for Apple developers.  There are major technology product announcements during the show. The attendees get the latest information on how to build apps for Macs, iPads, and iPhones.

The opportunity to buy tickets to WWDC 2014 are offered by random selection. You need to register by Monday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m. PDT for your chance to attend. Apple will let you know your status by email on Monday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

 

Can’t make it to WWDC? Apple posts videos of all our sessions daily during the conference, so you can take advantage of great WWDC content.

Macworld / iWorld 2014

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Macworld/iWorld 2014 has changed it’s originally published dates and will now take place March 27–29, 2014 (with pre-conference workshops taking place on March 26) in the Moscone Center, North Hall. Registration is open

When is the Expo Hall open?

Thursday, March 27th    11am – 6pm
Friday, March 28th         11am – 6pm
Saturday, March 29th     10am – 6pm

When is Registration open?

Wednesday, March 26th        8am – 5pm
Thursday, March 27th            8am – 6pm
Friday, March 28th                8am – 6pm
Saturday, March 29th          9am – 5pm

Wearables Devcon 2014

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Wearable computing devices are the next Big Wave in technology. And the winning developers in the next decade are going to be the ones who take advantage of these new technologies EARLY and build the next generation of red-hot apps.

Learn how to develop for the coolest gadgets and next generation of computing devices like Google Glass, FitBit, Pebble, the SmartWatch 2, Jawbone, and the Galaxy Gear SmartWatch.

Top 5 Reasons the New iPads are Really Hot

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Apple iPad Mini Retina 2013 via Apple PR

Apple rolled out the new iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina in November 2013 and many of the reporters and analysts complained that there was nothing new or exciting in the new products. They questioned if Apple still had it….

Well, I beg to differ with them!

Here are five technology reasons why the new iPads are really HOT and why you should consider buying them. (more…)

iPad Air or iPad Mini Retina? …Top 10 Tips for a Small Business

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini Rentina - photos via Apple PR

 

 

 

If you’re planning on buying a new iPad, you have to decide which size works best for you and your small business.

The good news is that both the iPad Air (10″) and the iPad Mini Retina (8″) have the latest technology in the tablet industry and are rated very high by most of the industry reviewers.

 

Below are Top 10 Tips for selecting an iPad, a description of my ideal iPad and some Final Tips when considering buying an iPad.

 

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What Happens When Your iPhone Gets Really Hot?

Monday, July 8th, 2013

What happens when your iPhone gets too hot - This Screen Pops up

Last Saturday was a very hot day in Silicon Valley.  It’s the beginning of summer and it hit 87 degrees outside right before lunch. We’re having a heat wave!

After a lunch meeting, I jumped into the car to drive to my next appointment, turned on the air conditioner and started making some calls (yes….using a headset). The iPhone was with me in the air-conditioned restaurant during lunch.

After leaving, I put my iPhone 5 on the center console before driving off to my next meeting…..The iPhone was sitting in the sun and I had 54% of the battery charge left.  After 20 minutes on the phone, the phone line suddenly went dead and this black and yellow screen to the right popped up…. I’ve had an iPhone for four years and have never seen this before.

It looks like the phone went from cool in the air-conditioned restaurant to overheated in 20 minutes. Wow, that was fast!

Once I realized what was going on, I quickly took the iPhone and held it by the air conditioning vent. It cooled down in less than five minutes and started working again. However, I did let it sit in the shade with the air-conditioning on it for another 15 minutes.

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What to do if you Break the Back Glass on your iPhone 4

Monday, July 16th, 2012

 

Recently, my wife and I went to the Los Altos Art & Wine Festival.  I had a great time shooting photos and videos with my iPhone 4 while Alana checked-out the booths.

On our way back to the car,  I tried putting my iPhone away in my backpack while walking, talking and not paying attention to what I was doing…. bad idea!  Unfortunately, the iPhone slipped out of my hand and dropped on the edge of a concrete sidewalk.  I picked it up, turned it over, and saw that the back of my iPhone glass was smashed to bits.

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How to Print from an iPad for Under $20

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

When you run a Small Business you are always looking for ways to improve productivity by saving time and money.   Our last article on “18 Tips for using an iPad in a Small Business” focused on finding the top iPad Apps.

After you use an iPad for a day or two, you quickly begin asking yourself… “How can I print from my iPad?”  Here’s the good news.  After much research, we found a very easy way to print from an iPad for under $20.

There are a three good options for printing from an iPad:

1. Buy a new Printer that works with Apple iPad AirPrint

2. Transfer your data to a PC or Mac and then print from there.

3. Buy “Printer Apps” that are compatible with Apple AirPrint technology and will let you print on most existing printers in the office

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Top 18 Tips for Using an iPad in Small Business

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Back in 2011, I needed to replace one of my older laptops.  Instead, I bought an Apple iPad, an iPad case and a Bluetooth Keyboard.  So far, I do NOT miss the laptop…and at this time, do NOT plan on buying another one again!

I’ve researched and tested over 100 iPad Apps so far. The following are my favorite Apps that help me get my job done in 18 key areas of our Small Business.  Please don’t get overwhelmed by all the application (app) options. Start with a few apps that you need every day and then add the others over time.  You’re in for a real treat.  Using an ipad is like no other PC, Mac or Laptop you have ever used. The iPad is much easier to use and a lot more fun.

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Low-Cost Way to Share Files on the Web in a Small Business

Monday, August 1st, 2011

photo credit: freedigitalimages.net by nokhoog buchachon

Question from a Manager

I was looking to store some company files (powerpoint presentations, excel workbooks, etc) in the cloud securely and inexpensively.  That way my other managers and partners can access them and upload updates.  Sort of like a Microsoft Share-point without the overhead.  Any suggestions?  ….keep reading for the answer!

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