iOS 11 comes out today.

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A huge list of new features and refinements, and a major update for those especially using the iPad Pro. I’ve been using this in Beta for a while now, and I can truly say this is one of the best software updates since the original iPhone launched.

Just two of my favorite new features (among a huge list):

  • Screen recording – There is no better way to walk your family members and friends that have a little less tech prowess through an issues then simply recording yourself doing it on your device and then texting them the “How-To” video.
  • Screen Shots – Awesome for a quick capture and mark up to share with others or for your own notes, with the ability to then delete once done. No more going through your Photos and deleting countless screenshots!

Here is a more comprehensive list of features:

Apple’s iOS 11 Page

and here is a decent video walk through of many of them:

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iOS 10.0.2 Update Released

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For current Apple Watch owners, the right way to set up your new iPhone.

It’s important to set up your new iPhone in the right order if you want to be sure to capture all the Apple Watch data and settings from the current iPhone. It’s also very simple by following these steps BEFORE setting up the new iPhone. Continue reading

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Software Updates are LIVE

  • Apple has just released iTunes 12.5.1 software update for the Mac featuring new Apple Music interface.
  • Apple has just released iOS 10
  • Apple has just released Apple watchOS 3
  • Apple has just released tvOS 10 for Apple TV
  • Apple release updates to iWork with Real-Time Collaboration (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
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iOS 10 – The text of what’s new!

Messages

  • Expressive Messaging
  • Bubble effects let you send messages loudly, gently, slam or with invisible ink
  • Full-screen effects to celebrate special moments
  • Tapback for quick replies to messages, links, and photos
  • Handwritten messages animate like ink on paper
  • Digital Touch lets you send sketches, taps, and heartbeats
  • Tap to replace can emojify your text with just a tap
  • Rich links show a preview of web pages you share
  • iMessage apps
  • New App Store for iMessage
  • Use the power of apps in Messages to share and collaborate with friends
  • Download stickers to send and place on text bubbles and photos

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Apple watchOS 3: The review to read

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This is a great review with images of what to expect in the new software

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iOS 10: What’s new?

Here are links to quickly run you through the key new features of iOS 10 to help you get the most out of your iPhone. 

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Getting Ready: New  Software Tomorrow 

Okay so tomorrow (Tuesday, the 13th) some significant updates are coming out to the Apple devices you use everyday bringing with it some excellent new features and refinements. These are major version updates so they will take longer to download and install. Here is what is coming and what you should do to get ready. 

  • iOS 10 (iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch)
  • Watch OS3

iOS 10 

  1. You will need to connect to Wifi 
  2. You should have a recent iCloud backup (hopefully you are backing up automatically each night)
  3. Know your Apple ID and Password for iCloud AND iTunes if they’re different. 
  4. Plug in your iPhone (not necessary if battery level is high enough, but I recommend anyway)
  5. To get the update once it is released go to Settings->General->Software Update
  6. After install is complete, go to the App Store and do all your App updates. 

Watch OS 3 (I would do after iPhone)

  1. Place Apple Watch on charging puck
  2. Open Apple Watch App on your iPhone 
  3. Go to General->Settings-> Software Update

If you have questions, simply ask in the comments below. 

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 Thoughts on New Apple Products

Apple Watch:

I should say going in, I was most excited about the new Apple Watch. I currently have the Stainless Steel “Gen 1” and seven different bands, but there was a checklist of things I said ahead of time if Apple addressed, I would be compelled to upgrade. Those items were:

  • Better Water Resistance for swimming, the beach etc… I just really never want to take my watch off.
  • Dedicated GPS – I am an active runner and I like to hike and mountain bike so being able to track with very high accuracy and make the most of third party Apps that use GPS just makes so much sense even without the need to have the iPhone.
  • Better display – This was not a big deal for me as the current display is pretty great, but there are times in high sunlight that it can be harder to read so this was a want more than a must.
  • Finally and most importantly, I wanted it to be fast. I wanted the watch to be not just faster but a lot faster.  Instant responsiveness. Watch OS 3 is going to help with this on all the  existing models as it is, but the new Chipset combined with the new software should make all the difference especially when using Siri and third party apps.

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Today’s The Day: New iPhones, Watches, Software and More!


You can watch it live at the link below from any device or on your Apple TV

  Event Link

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