Apple ID and You

An Apple ID is in essence your passport to all things Apple.  It authenticates iCloud, iTunes, iTunes Home Sharing, Apple Music, iMessage, FaceTime, synchronizes your contacts across your devices, verifies your identify, and is even used  to make reservations for a service appointment. A lot right? In fact it’s used for so many things that…

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Brendan Loves Beats!

Hey Gang — Well, well, well, its that time of year again! The weather is warm, the sun is shining, the water is cool… A personal favourite activity of mine this time of year is getting out to the local parks, beaches, patios, for some outdoor activity. This is where my Powerbeats3 Wireless earphones come…

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THOUGHTS ON “THE CLOUD”

The most remarkable changes in Macs in recent years have been with the operating system, iCloud, and how your Apple gear interacts with the software. These advances might leave you in the dust, wondering HOW to set this up, how to use it, and what to do if it’s not working correctly. No worries at…

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WHAT IS USB-C?

You may have noticed that the new models in the MacBook Pro lineup all feature the new USB-C connector. What is this connector and why do we need it? USB-C is not an Apple product, but was developed by the USB Implementers Forum, of which Apple is a member, and is a group of more…

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IPHOTO -> PHOTOS IMPORT

As of Yosemite, you might have noticed that iPhotos got a little sibling. Truth is however, this little fledgling has more power under the hood that its predecessor — but there have been a few caveats when users have upgraded. Some users have most, but not all, photos migrated over to a new photo.library; some…

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MAC OUTPOST TUNE UP

In a world of computing these days most of us are highly dependant on our gear. When we hit the power button we expect our computer to roar to life don’t we? Anything less is frustrating. And if we use our computer for business, we risk losing money when things are not going well. Computer…

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