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iPad Pro or No?

iPad Pro or No?

Apple unveiled the new iPad Pro as part of the line up of releases to come this fall. Slated for a November launch, the iPad Pro sports a display measuring 12.9 inches, which is the largest iPad display Apple has ever created.


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Your Guide to iOS 9

Your Guide to iOS 9

Wednesday marks the release of Apple’s next generation mobile operating system with the launch of iOS 9. Many of you may totally unaware of the release, but we’ve been anticipating this for months since Apple announced iOS at their summer keynote at the World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC).


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What's New with the iPad Air

The new iPad Air is out today, and you may already be in line to get one - in which case, you need no further convincing that it's the best full-size iPad yet.

For those who still want to know more, we have a bit of info for you to help you decide whether the iPad Air is right for you.


Apple's October Event Recap

Hey everyone! In case you missed their press event in San Francisco yesterday, Apple announced a ton of new products and updates. There's a lot to cover - in fact, there were so many things discussed in the nearly two-hour-long keynote that we couldn't possibly fit it all into our monthly video!

Instead, we'll be taking a slightly different approach this month and talk about everything that was announced on Tuesday right here on our blog. We'll break down the features and benefits of each new product across several posts over the next few weeks. We'll also share our favorite new features in Mavericks, and offer some tips on how to get the most out of the latest version of OS X.

There's a lot of ground to cover, so for today's post, we'll give you a quick run-down of everything that was announced yesterday.

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VIDEO: Our favorite Apple announcements from WWDC 2013

Just in case you’ve been under a rock, Apple held their annual World Wide Developer’s Conference this week. On Monday, they announced a few new products, as well as new versions of their iPad, iPhone, and Mac operating systems. In this video, we’ll show you our six favorite things we’re looking forward to most.

Apple Answers Questions About MobileMe Transition to iCloud

We've been getting a good amount of questions from our friends and clients about the new iCloud service Apple announced in June. (Yes, we're excited too!) As it turns out, along with iCloud, Apple will be discontinuing the MobileMe service. What does this mean for current MobileMe users? We figured it would be best for you to hear it straight from the horse's mouth.

In a nutshell, iCloud is better, free, and Apple will be transitioning MobileMe users this fall. If you choose not to transition, you will have until June 30, 2012 to transition yourself. Why would you want to wait? You'll see in Apple's FAQs that three main MobileMe services will not make the cut: iWeb Publishing, Gallery, and iDisk.

We're looking forward to iCloud's debut this fall! Head on over to our Facebook page to join our poll by answering what your favorite iCloud feature is. While you're there, "Like" us to be notified of other fun stuff in the future!

The Ultimate iPad Stylus

Although I do about 90% of my iPad tasks with the ten styli God gave me, sometimes using a stylus is the perfect tool for drawing out ideas, or taking scratch notes. Unfortunately, even after using the highest rated styli like the Pogo and Targus Stylus I've been left dissatisfied. The main reason: using the stylus on a touchscreen doesn't feel natural, and I'm always tempted to rest my palm on the screen... which doesn't work on a touch screen device. Instead of explaining the Cosmonaut, I'll just let you watch their video. They began as a Kickstarter project, which was hugely successful, and they will begin manufacturing their idea this summer. If you didn't help fund their Kickstarter project, you'll need to sign up for email notifications to find out when it will go on sale to the public.

I'm looking forward to receiving mine next month. Do you have a stylus you love? Let us know below!

Business App Review - Files HD

The iPad has become a vital part of our business so we have decided to begin a weekly spotlight on business apps for the iPad and iPhone. This week we're talking about Files HD (link to App Store). Files HD adds a very useful and important feature to the iPad. It gives us a file browser where we can store any type of file right on the iPad. It does more than just storage though, it also allows for viewing of the files right within the app. It's kind of like using the Finder and Quicklook on your Mac.  If you've used Dropbox or iDisk before, Files HD is very similar. One difference with Files HD is that you can pre-load  files directly to the iPad using the iPad's USB cable, instead of having to access the files through the Internet like iDisk and Dropbox. This is a great feature if you have a Wi-fi only iPad, or if you're concerned about running up your AT&T 3G bill from accessing larger media files.

Anytime we meet with a client we bring our iPads along. Instead of printing out a bunch of documents to show clients we can just pull them up in Files HD and put the iPad in their hands. If we want to let a client keep the file, we can email directly from Files HD. iPad lacks the ability to download a file from a website but with Files HD you can download any file just like you can on your Mac.

There are a few ways to get your files into Files HD:

1. Load files from iTunes under the "Apps" tab when your iPad is plugged in.

2. Upload files through your computer's browser (like Firefox or Safari) by visiting a web address assigned to your iPad when Files HD is running.

3. Connect to the shared Files HD server through Finder on your Mac.

4. Download files from the app's built in web browser.

Files HD is available in the App Store for $2.99 for the iPad. The non-HD version is also available for iPhone and iPod Touch. We highly recommend Files HD if you need to store large files on the iPad and have access to them when no Internet connection is available. Do you use Files HD, Dropbox, iDisk, or something else for file management? How does it compare?