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Apple Watch – Series 3

This review will be split into two parts. Part 1 will focus on the Series 3 watch hardware changes, while part 2 will focus on the new LTE capabilities of the Apple Watch Series 3. Because Rogers in Canada is not offering LTE service for the Apple Watch yet, I’m unable to comment on this just yet – but I will update this review at a later date once I have LTE service enabled. Part 1 LTE...

iPhone 8 Plus

While slightly overshadowed by the impending launch of the iPhone X, the iPhone 8/8 Plus is still an absolutely phenomenal device. And aside from a familiar looking form factor, it packs a ton of new features under the hood – including an updated processor, better cameras, Qi wireless (contact) charging, True Tone display, Apple designed hardware image signal processor, portrait lighting...

Apple Keynote – 09/12/17

This week’s keynote from Apple was probably the most highly anticipated one for me since the launch of the original iPhone. Other notables were the iPhone 4 keynote, the original iPad keynote, and the iPhone 6 keynote. One thing that made this keynote extra special was that it was the first one at Apple Park, and the first event to be held in the Steve Jobs theatre. I thought it was absolutely...

WWDC 2017

As I was watching the keynote for WWDC 2017, I wrote down the things that got me the most excited throughout the presentation. Here they are in no particular order. Apple Pay in Messages! Though this will likely be US only :( Siri Translation APFS for Mac OS X – High Sierra HEIF for images Updated control center Improvements to Watch workouts, including quick music access New photo...

AirPods

I’ve been using my AirPods for about 3 months now and my overall impression of them is positive. In this review I’ll cover the pros and cons of this revolutionary new product by Apple. Price The first thing I’d like to address is the price. Many people think that they are overpriced, however when you consider how much technology goes into these earbuds, you will likely change...

Things

  In my opinion, Things by Cultured Code is the absolute best task manager available. I have been using Things since 2009, and I rely on it heavily every single day. For those of you who don’t yet use an advanced task manager, I strongly recommend getting started with Things. Why use a task manager? We all have things that need to get done. And if we don’t manage these things...

iPhone 7

The all new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were released on September 16th, 2016. While the basic shape and design of the phone hasn’t changed dramatically, there are a ton of great new features and improvements. Below I’ll give my thoughts on the major changes this year. Camera Systems: The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus both received significant enhancements to their cameras this year. Both have been...

iPhone 6S

The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were released on September 25th, 2015 with a ton of under-the-hood upgrades. Apple’s slogan for the phones this year is “The only thing that’s changed, is everything”, and I’ll explain below why this is very true. I’ll breakdown the new features and how well they translate to real-life usage. 3D Touch: This is one of those things that...

Mac Character Codes

I often find myself searching the web for a list of Mac character codes – more specifically, which keyboard shortcut to use to type a certain character. So I figured it was about time that I compiled a list of the most common characters that people search for. I’ve omitted some of the more obscure characters, so if you don’t see something you need, let me know and I’ll add...

iPad Mini 4

Apple quietly introduced the iPad Mini 4 last week at their September 2015 press event held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. I say quietly, because they didn’t spend more than a few minutes on it during the course of their 2 hour keynote. This update to the iPad Mini line was very important, because it brought back feature parity˚ to the iPad lineup (not including the...

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