“Apple on Monday launched its first Instagram account, exclusively featuring photos and videos shot using the iPhone,” ,” Lisa Marie Segarra reports for TIME Magazine. “The account, which will curate photos tagged with the hashtag “#ShotOniPhone,” is meant to serve as inspiration for mobile photographers.” “The Instagram profile centers around a theme of diversity, showcasing photographers of varying ages, backgrounds, locations and cultures,” Segarra reports. “Apple has launched other Shot on iPhone campaigns, include one highlighting night photography.” Read more in the full article here.
If you have ever read an article on this or another web site, you know it can be quite annoying to read the article while having banner ads flash on the top or the side. Fortunately, when using Safari, you can quickly strip out banner ads (and almost anything else on the page) stripped out so you can just read the article. Here’s how: Go to an article that you wish to read. On that page, look at the URL Address Bar at the top of the Safari window (see photo below). Click on the icon shown in the photo. The entire Click Here to Read more
“One of Apple’s most fiercely guarded secrets? The name of the next iPhone,” Mark Gurman reports for Bloomberg. “It may be called the iPhone X to celebrate the iconic product’s tenth anniversary or just iPhone 8. But Tim Cook doesn’t want us to know for sure until he utters the name on stage.” “In recent years, Apple-obsessed sleuths have managed to ferret out the names and details of the company’s products by searching trademark offices around the world,” Gurman reports. “But their challenge has become exponentially harder thanks to a well-timed rule change at Jamaica’s trademark office and some clever Click Here to Read more
“On a sunny day in May, Jonathan Ive — Jony to anyone who knows him — first encounters a completed section of Apple Park, the giant campus in Cupertino, California, that has turned into one of his longest projects as Apple’s chief designer,” Christina Passariello reports for The Wall Street Journal. “A section of workspace in the circular, Norman Foster–designed building is finally move-in-ready: sliding-glass doors on the soundproof offices, a giant European white oak collaboration table, adjustable-height desks, and floors with aluminum-covered hinged panels, hiding cables and wires, and brushed-steel grating for air diffusion.” “Apple Park is unlike any Click Here to Read more
(CNN): “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” is set to open on Saturday night at the Santa Fe Opera, home to the largest summer-opera festival in U.S. The high-tech production, which runs until August 26, jumps in and out of key moments in the Apple founder’s life, from early product-development days alongside Steve Wozniak and the launch of the original iPhone, to his wedding day with Laurene Powell Jobs. Most of the narrative is taken from what’s been written about Jobs, blended with an interpretation of who he was in his personal life. “Everyone in the world thinks they know Steve Click Here to Read more
“Wall Street expects Apple to post modest revenue and earnings growth in the June quarter, despite worries about slowing iPhone sales ahead of the launch of the company’s 11th-generation model,” Patrick Seitz reports for Investor’s Business Daily. “Analysts say Apple is likely to give conservative guidance for the September quarter, given uncertainties around the launch date and initial supply of the rumored iPhone 8 and other new handsets,” Seitz reports. “Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple is scheduled to deliver its fiscal third-quarter results and give fiscal fourth-quarter guidance after the market close on Aug. 1.” “Wall Street is modeling for Apple to Click Here to Read more
We all know that the health app on an iOS device and the Apple Watch are helpful tools for monitoring everyday health-related activities. But did you know that it could save your life one day, especially when used in conjunction with An Apple Watch. When going into the app, there is an icon on the lower-right called Medical ID. Tapping on this icon takes you to a medical ID card. This is where you can put all of your medical-related information so it’s always with you. Information such as: Person’s name. Medical Conditions Medical Notes. Allergies and Reactions to meds. List Click Here to Read more
Apple has quietly added a cable TV provider called Wave, and 9 others to the list that support single sign-in on its Apple TV device and other iOS devices. The other providers are listed below: Comporium Fidelity Communications Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico MCTV Northland Communications Service Electric Cablevision Shentel Vast Broadband Vyve Broadband The new cable companies should be available now.
“Juno Temple is set to co-star with ‘The Crown’s’ Claire Foy in Steven Soderbergh’s next movie, sources tell Variety,” Justin Kroll reports for Variety. “The official title of the pic, which Soderbergh will direct, is currently unknown, but sources says it has a working title of ‘Unsane.’” “Plot details are being kept under wraps, but insiders say Soderbergh shot the entire film on an iPhone, similar to the indie hit ‘Tangerine,’” Kroll reports. “News of the project and Foy’s involvement were first reported by The Tracking Board.” Read more in the full article here.
[Patently Apple]: Apple has made great strides in health in the last few years and if it gets its way, there will be an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient. It’s already started with a smattering of hospitals around the U.S. including Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego, MetroSouth Medical Center in Chicago and about a year ago at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Last week, TechCrunch writer Sara Buhr went down to L.A. to take a tour of Cedars-Sinai’s pilot program allowing patients direct access to their vitals, care team and educational tools through iPads. Buhr reports that Click Here to Read more
“Samsung Electronics Co.’s newest flagship smartphone… the Galaxy S8 grew longer, slimmer and dropped most of the frame surrounding the display, for a sleek design many in the tech industry contend has bested Apple Inc.’s iPhone—some would say for the first time,” Timothy W. Martin and Tripp Mickle report for The Wall Street Journal. “Ten years after Apple launched the first iPhone, the smartphone war is shifting to how a phone looks and feels.” “How a smartphone looks now accounts for about half a consumer’s purchase decision, with the assessment formed in roughly one second, according to Charles L. Mauro, Click Here to Read more
(AppleInsider.com): Subway is in the middle of testing a new restaurant design that will make Apple Pay an integral option when ordering food, in some cases before people even walk through the door. Upgraded locations will have self-order kiosks supporting both Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, the company said on Monday. Once an order is completed, people will be able to claim it at a dedicated pick-up space. The chain does already support Apple Pay, but only for conventional orders. To read the rest of the AppleInsider report, click here.
For those of us who rely on e-mail, we see one come in from a source that we have no idea where it came from. Fortunately, starting with iOS 10, Apple has given us a way to easily unsubscribe from those mailing lists. Here’s how: When an email comes in, the above message appears at the top of the screen. Tap on the above message. If that doesn’t work, then you’ll need to do it the old fashioned way – scroll down to the bottom of the email and hit the small (or sometimes hidden) unsubscribe link.