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As the September announcement of the iPhone 8 approaches here are some insights on what we may expect. The name You may expect “iPhone 8” to be the name as it follows all of the names Apple has given to previous iPhones however with some of the new nomenclature (naming convention) that is being used for other Apple products it would be reasonable to expect a name such as the iPhone Pro, you have to admit it has a nice ring to it. The features More cameras, if Apple follows...

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Apple ID has included 2FA (Two-factor authentication) on macOS and iOS devices for some time and it is strongly advised you use it. Thanks to Apple using 2FA across all of your devices it is very easy and makes accessing Apple’s Cloud Services very secure such as iCloud Drive, you will now need more than just the email address and password you use for your Apple ID. You will also need to have a trusted device in hand or alternatively have a verification code sent via SMS or phone call...

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Apple has blocked ad blocker Apps that work outside of Safari, this has always been in the App Store terms for developers as Apple has always recognised advertising as being one of the main revenue streams for App Developers. The review process on ad blocking apps seems to have changed recently with several ad blocking apps updates being blocked by Apple. This relates to 4.2 of the App Store Developer Guidelines: “Your app should include features, content, and UI that elevate it beyond a repackaged website. If your app is...

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If like myself you often find yourself working late into the night on your Mac you can find your eyes starting to hurt. The good news is there is a way to make the screen less harsh on the eyes. You can find Night Shift in: Apple menu () > System Preferences, then click Displays. If automatic brightness is enabled on your Mac the screen will also be dimmer if the ambient light is not as strong which can make your eyes even more strained. Apple describes Night Shift as:...

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You can easily share and transfer files between iPhones, iPads and Macs. AirDrop uses Bluetooth LE to discover connections and broadcast them and Wi-Fi to transfer data. It’s fast, easy to use and secure. Files you can AirDrop include: photos videos contacts docs passbook passes voice Memos map Locations Turn on AirDrop On Mac computers, select Go from the Finder menu. AirDrop appears in the menu. On iOS devices from iPhones to iPads, you can turn on AirDrop from the Control Center by just swiping up from the bottom of...

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Apple continues to unveil interactive HomeKit demos at Apple retail stores worldwide, for free customer testing. Recently, Apple started sharing interactive HomeKit experiences at 46 Apple retail stores so that customers could try out the smart home platform and get familiar with HomeKit. New stores keep being added and having HomeKit available to test out with different devices and environments, makes it easier for customers to understand how it could work for them. With just the one Home app, you can control all your home accessories from one place, simplifying...

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