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Geoffrey Horwitz
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Coming soon in iOS 10
With every June, comes the Apple WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference), which brings us news of the great things to come for all our Apple devices.  This past Monday, the WWDC kicked off with a 2 hour Keynote presentation about all the cool new features co...
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How to browse the web anonymously.
If you like your privacy, you better think twice about which browser you use to to access the internet.  Web browsing can be a very scary thing.  Websites track your surfing session.  Social networks, search engines, your Internet provider, even the governm...
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How to know which apps are using location services on your Mac! As our reliance on our devices has grown, so to has grown, our devices need, to know our location. If you are like me, you want to know when your  Location data is being used by your Mac. If yo...
How to know which apps are using location services on your Mac! As our reliance on our devices has grown, so to has grown, our devices need, to know our location. If you are like me, you want to know when your Lo...
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The best way to purchase your new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus is...
Earlier this week, Apple announced a slew of new products, including their latest iPhones, the 6S and 6S Plus. The iPhones can be preordered starting September 12th, and they will be widely available on September 25th.  With the same storage options as the ...
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The new Photos App for Mac.
I've been using the new Photos App for a few months now, here are three things that  you should know if you plan on using the new Photos App. • If you use the iCloud Photo Library feature, which syncs all your photos across all your devices — you'll almost ...
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iCloud Essentials Part 1
Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Notes and Reminders. iCloud has more than lived up to it's promise of being your personal contents "Master" storage location.  I've been using iCloud since it's public release in October of 2011, and only have the highest praise fo...
Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Notes and Reminders. iCloud has more than lived up to it's promise of being your personal contents "Master" storage location.  I've been using iCloud since it's public release in October of 2011, a...
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The brilliance of iCloud Photo Sharing
How often do you find yourself running low on space on your iPhone or iPad?  When that happens, do you know what to do?  Do you end up deleting apps you don't frequently use, or even worse, do you end up deleting things you do often use, but have no choice ...
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A great "how to" to know what apps are using location services on your Mac
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Best new features of iOS 9
Hello and thanks for reading my blog that covers some of the best new features in iOS 9.  So let's dive right in here, and these are in no particular order, just some of my favorite newbies.   First, phone number lookup - Don't you wish your phone could ide...
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The Case for securing your passwords using the "1Password" App
How many of you have your passwords stored on your iPhone within the Notes App?  Even better, stored as a Contact?  Wait, better yet, you store your passwords in a book, that you leave in a drawer in the kitchen, or by the computer?   Then to make matters w...
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Apple's new Photos app for Mac
One of the biggest issues we all are experiencing right now is,  what do we do with our pictures . Taking and sharing pictures has never been easier. Storing and organizing them not so much.  Not to mention, its heavily dependent on what companies you have ...
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Apple Id Two Step Verification
How secure, are our devices?  Really?  If the "bad guys" can hack into the likes of big box retailers like Home Depot and Target, just to name a few, how safe is the information in our iPhone(s), or iPad(s) or iCloud?  Don't think for a minute that we all h...
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