Unlock your Mac with an Apple Watch

Mac’s security is great, but sometimes it can become a pain re-typing a password each time you want to login. Fortunately, Apple has added a way to unlock any newer Mac with an Apple Watch.  To use it, you have to turn on two-factor Authentication on both the iPhone and Mac. Here’s how to set it up:   On Mac: Go to System Preference > iCloud > Account Details. If prompted, enter your iCloud Password. Click the Security Tab. Click on Set Up Two Factor Authentication. Click on Security & Privacy. The last option should say Unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch. Put a Check Mark next to Click Here to Read more

Apple Launches First Instagram Account

“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.

How to Read an article without Banner ads

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

Plex brings Live TV to 4th Generation Apple TV

(AppleInsider.com): Two recent features of Plex’s media streaming app —Live TV and DVR —have emerged from beta, with the former appearing on the Apple TV for the first time. To use Live TV, Apple TV owners must have a Plex Pass subscription and a compatible digital antenna and tuner connected to a Plex Media Server. The feature supports non-encrypted broadcasts in over 70 countries, and includes a program guide with artwork, episode details, and search functions. Apple TV users may need to restart Plex to get Live TV to appear. With the feature emerging out of beta however they will Click Here to Read more

Apple’s Trademark Tricks to Hide the Real Name of the next iPhone

“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

Apple’s Jony Ive: Earbuds were inspired by Star Wars’ Stromtroopers

“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

The life and times of Steve Jobs is now …. An Opera

(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

Analysts expect to give cautious guidance on Apple after August 1st

“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

How to use the iOS Health App on an iPhone and Apple Watch to maybe save your life one day

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 adds Wave, and 9 other TV providers to single sign-in on iOS

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.  

Famous Director Steven Soderbergh Shoots Feature Film on his Apple iPhone

“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.

Apple working on getting iPads into more Hospitals

[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