A lesser known feature that iOS 7 offers is called Frequent Locations. Enable this option to always be aware of the time it will take to reach common locations by just looking at the notification center. Turning this feature on only takes a moments time. After giving it ample time to recognize where you travel most often, the notification center will always stay on top of the time it takes to arrive at these places. Most of us spend the majority of our day at home and work. When your phone understands this, it will tell you how long it takes to get home when you’re at work, and also the time it takes to get to work before you leave your house. It serves not only as a time indicator, but you can also click the link in the notification area to open Apple’s Map application for directions.
On Tuesday Apple released the newest version of its venerable desktop operating system, OS X. It surprised the tech world by dropping Mavericks onto Mac users everywhere that very day for the low, low price of zero dollars. I spent about a half hour yesterday downloading the new OS and installing it to my Macbook Air. The entire experience has been excellent. Apple absolutely nailed the upgrade process for Mavericks. Everything involved here has been excellent. When you break it down, everything about the past day of my Apple experience shows some of the best customer service in consumer electronics.
Mac OS X is a robust operating system that lacks little functionality. Everything you expect a modern desktop OS to do, it can do. Well, almost everything. Multi-monitor support of Macs could use some work. One thing that endlessly annoys me when I try to game on Mac is the output display problem. On Windows, you can right-click the desktop and select an option to output only to an external display. I prefer this setup for games, as playing on a 23-inch display beats my MacBook Air’s 13-inch internal display. You want to output video to only one display for
Parallax is defined as a “displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object”. Apple has included this concept into the new iOS 7 wallpapers. This applies both to the lock screen and home screen and gives a perception of movement when the device is tilted. The previous iOS versions had the standard wallpaper capabilities; those which were stationary and showed no different perception. The wallpaper seems more alive with iOS 7 – more amiable. We’re going to look at what it takes to make a nice parallax wallpaper in Paint and Photoshop and how to apply the wallpaper
I’ve kept using Windows Phone 8 review unit since my initial impressions. The experience has proved interesting, especially considering the OS lies well outside my comfort zone. I’m used to tinkering with everything. If you haven’t dug into the system files at least once, what’s the point of owning something? Windows Phone 8 doesn’t do that. In fact, it does a lot of things differently than on Android. Serious Android fans considering a move to Microsoft’s platform should keep a few things in mind before making the jump. Smoother than Android Ever Was This was the biggest difference to me,
You have to understand where I’m coming from to comprehend the weightiness of this review. If you’d told me two years ago that I would willingly spend my own money on a new MacBook Air, I would have laughed. Macs are for the computer-illiterate, people with too much money to spend, non-PC gamers, or some combination of the three. It’s amazing how things change. This summer after Apple announced a refreshed Air at the Worldwide Developers Conference, I took the plunge and bought one. It’s been a great experience. I love it. 2013 MacBook Air Review – All Aspects Explored
Macs tend to be stable. When Apple rebuilt OS X for Intel PCs, it made a good UNIX-based OS with a solid BSD core. Macs are reliable, much like the geyser old faithful and Apple’s need to release a slightly improved version of its products every year. However, sometimes the worst happens and your OS X account gets corrupted. Nothing’s perfect, and Macs are no exception. If that happens, don’t panic. There are a few things you can do to fix the problem. For help, I’ve included several potential solutions. Try each and see if it works. 1 Problem, 5
Apple announced that the new iPhone 5S will feature the first 64-bit ARM processor used in a mobile phone at its last big conference. The news surprised industry watchers by its unusual nature. Apple, of all companies, extolling an iPhone’s technical specs? However, the iPhone 5S’s new chip heralds the future. What it lacks in applications today it makes up for in preparation for the future. Apple’s decision to use a 64-bit processor speaks volumes about where it thinks the industry will go. With a little guesswork, we at TechNorms believe we can guess Apple’s course for the future. Maybe
This year the big shots at Apple once again took the stage to show the world the next stage in their quest to take over the world’s cell phones. The company out of Cupertino had big news in store for the tech world with the advent of not one, but two new iPhones. Each of these has serious potential to move units. The real impact of today’s press conference will be felt in the weeks and months ahead. The iPhone broke new ground and once again rewrote the rules of the mobile industry today. Here’s how things are changing. The Next
When I moved from Windows to Mac, it was a mostly smooth transition. The two OSes share many of the same features and settings. Finder is like Windows Explorer, Safari is like Internet Explorer, and iTunes is like… iTunes. Ever since the transition to Intel chips back in the mid-2000s, the two brands even share similar hardware. That knowledge was a small comfort to me as I struggled with all the things that OS X does differently. There are just enough things to make the transition annoying at times. Thankfully the active development community has made a lot of great
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