Having trouble getting to the iOS 11 Command Center? Try this!

The Command Center in iOS 11 is a great addition.  But some iPhone cases makes it harder for a user to swipe up from the bottom to activate it.  Fortunately, Apple has made it easier for users to get to this and other most used commands.  Here’s how to activate it:   Go into SETTINGS > GENERAL > ACCESSIBILITY. Scroll down until you see the AssistiveTouch option. Flip the AssistiveTouch option ON. You’ll see a gray square with a white circle appear on the right side of the screen. By tapping it, you’ll see another menu pop-out. Tap Control Center. The Control Center will come Click Here to Read more

Consumer Cellular starts selling Apple’s iPhone 8

Sometime Thursday, leading cell carrier Consumer Cellular started selling the Apple iPhone 8.  Normally, the carrier is one of the last companies to start selling new iPhones since it is not apart of Apple’s standard cell choices and the device has to be unlocked for the phone to work properly. For more information, click here.  

Apple unveils new Privacy Web Site

On Wednesday, Apple unveiled a new web site dedicated to information about how it handles customer’s privacy and what it does (and doesn’t do) with that information. The site covers such information as its finger print technology, your personal data, Apple Pay, and more. For more information, just go to: https://www.apple.com/privacy/

{Update: IT’S GONE!} Apple TV 4K 64 Gigabyte device appears on Amazon.com after 4 year absence

Early Tuesday, Amazon.com has added the newest version of Apple TV to its product lineup. The device had been absent from the giant online store for the last four years. You can pick it up by going here. Update: As of 4:54pm ET the page has been taken off-line.

Apple (quickly) releases iOS 11.0.1

Just a week after its official release, Apple has pushed out an update for its iOS operating system, and the company is asking all users to update to it as soon as they can. Release notes accompanying iOS 11.0.1 simply state that the update “includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone or iPad.” The update is available now.

Don’t buy an Apple TV 4K unless you have a super-fast Internet connection

“I was very interested in getting the new Apple TV 4K,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Kirkville. “I wanted to be able to view 4K movies on my 4K TV.” “I can already do this to some extent with Amazon Prime Video, and the quality is impressive,” McElhearn writes. “However, Apple has published a support document that explains the requirements for accessing 4K content.” “You’ll need a 25 Mbps connection to get 4K content,” McElhearn writes. “Otherwise you’ll just get HD or SD.” Read more in the full article here.

Star Trek: Discovery draws 9.6 Million Viewers

(TrekNews.Net): The overnight numbers are in and Star Trek: Discovery‘s series premiere “The Vulcan Hello” drew approximately 9.6 million views, making it one of the most-viewed programs on Sunday night. How Discovery stacks up against other Star Trek premieres: The 2001 premiere of Star Trek: Enterprise “Broken Bow” saw 12.5 million views, while the first episode of Star Trek: Voyager “Caretaker” on UPN had 21.3 million, and Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s “Encounter at Farpoint” had 15.7 million views. It should be noted that while Discovery may not had reached the pinnacles of its predecessors, the television landscape has changed dramatically Click Here to Read more

How to download and install MacOS High Sierra

Today is the day when Apple releases its newest operating system, MacOS High Sierra.  With over 200 new features and enhancements, this upgrade will be worth the wait. While obvious for most, some newer Mac users may not know how to download, install, and upgrade their computers. If you want to see what’s new, just go to the MacOS High Sierra official web page at https://www.apple.com/macos/high-sierra/ Just follow the below step by step, and you’ll be running MacOS High Sierra in no time. Login to the administrator’s account on your Mac as normal. You have to login to the Mac App Click Here to Read more

How to watch Star Trek: Discovery

After months of rumors, waiting, and false stories, CBS is finally going to show the latest addition in the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Discovery. Many rumors and quite frankly false stories have been making the rounds on how to watch the prequel to the original. The following is factual information on how to watch this latest edition to Star Trek. FACT: The first show will be shown on the CBS Television Network at 8:30pm Eastern Time. FACT: All shows (after the first one) will be shown on the CBS All Access Streaming Service in the U.S.A. FACT: Their will be a second show Click Here to Read more

{U}: Problems with Apple Watch Series 3

The device hasn’t been out more than a week, and they’re are reports that the Apple Watch Series 3 is having connectivity issues with connecting or staying connected to LTE Networks, while other reports are stating that the device is also having connection issues with the iPhone as well. Update: AppleInsider.com is reporting that Apple is aware of the issue, and will be offering a fix soon.  

Reports: iOS 11 is breaking some apps

Fox Business and others are reporting that some early adopters of iOS 11 are finding that some of the apps on their devices are not working. The problems stems from Apple’s newest operating system not being able to run apps that are compiled in 32-Bit code.  App developers now have to recompile (re-make) their apps in 64 bit, which can take time to become available as an update for a device. If you’re finding that some of your apps do not work, hang tight or contact the company to see when they are putting out an update.

First wave of AR Apps hitting the iOS App Store

Now that iOS 11 is out, users can finally experience a new technology called Augmented Reality which places objects on tables, floors, or any other flat type surfaces. It was first shown at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference last summer. While the list of AR apps is currently limited, here are some that will give you an idea of what this technology can do: Splitter Critters ($2.99) What’s it about? Use swipes of your finger to split a colorful landscape and guide alien critters back to their spaceship, avoiding enemies and solving puzzles in the process. How’s AR used? Scan a Click Here to Read more

Here’s how to manage iOS apps without iTunes

Incase you didn’t notice, the latest version of iTunes does not include the iOS app store.  While not a big deal for some, others may be concerned on how to manage their iOS apps without iTunes. If you ever need to re-downloaded and/or manage your apps, you can now do it within the App Store Purchase Section in the iOS App Store on an iOS device. Here’s How: Activate your iOS device as normal. Go into the App Store. Go to “Updates” and then “Purchased” on an iPhone or iPod Touch. You can now manage or download any apps that you may need. For iPad: Click Here to Read more