Apple Ecosystem For Education

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New Apple Pay Tutorial Video Highlights Peer-to-Peer Payments

Apple this evening introduced a new series of tutorial videos, this time highlighting Apple Pay on the iPhone.<p>One of the videos, which is unlisted, goes through the steps necessary to use Apple Pay Cash, the peer-to-peer Apple Pay feature Apple plans to add in a future iOS 11 update. Apple has …


iPhone X’s Face ID has at least 3 cool hidden features

You probably know that Apple's new Face ID feature will unlock the iPhone X and secure mobile payments with Apple Pay. You might even know that the front-facing camera behind Face ID can apply portrait mode to selfies and also breathe life into animated emojis, or "animoji."<p>But did you know that …


Watch 11 incredible iOS 11 augmented reality apps in action on the iPhone

We’ve come a long way from Pokemon Go, haven’t we? iOS 11 was released to the public earlier this week after a months-long beta period. The new …

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Your photos just underwent a massive change with iOS 11. Here's what you need to know.

If you've updated your phone, you're already shooting HEIF files instead of JPEGs.<p>At its developers’ conference earlier this year, Apple announced that it will be switching over to a high-efficiency photo format with the release of its next operating system. HEIF promises the same quality images—or …


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With iOS 11, Flipboard Is Easier on the Eyes

Flipboard is supporting the new iOS 11 experience by adding a much anticipated feature: Smart Invert Colors (enabling as close to “dark mode” as is possible on iOS). Starting today, iPhone and iPad users who upgrade to iOS 11 can flip through the pages of Flipboard while in bed or in dark …

Apple’s iPad with iOS 11 takes us one step closer to killing laptops

Thanks to iOS 11, iPads are one step closer to killing off laptops. It’s only a matter of time before that happens, but until then, you do have to know what you are getting yourself into. For now, the best time to treat Apple’s iPad as a laptop is when you are in an office. As I found out, it’s not …


Apple Pay comes to grocery store chain ALDI’s almost 1700 locations

Apple regularly adds new banks and credit unions to support Apple Pay, but mobile payment adoption by major holdouts is a much slower process. Grocery store chain ALDI, however, announced today that it now accepts Apple Pay at its almost 1700 locations across the United States.<p>“We’re continually …

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iOS 11: How to get the most out of the new Control Center

Learn to master and customize Apple's quick settings<p>One of the biggest changes in iOS 11 for most users is the new Control Center, which Apple has completely overhauled with a new design that puts everything from the old, multi-pane system in one central location.But the biggest addition might be …


Apple just made a big change to iMessage — here’s how to use it

When you downloaded iOS 11, you may have noticed something new inside iMessage: a strip of app icons at the bottom of the screen.<p>The icons, called an …


How to Use Emergency SOS on iPhone in iOS 11

In iOS 11, Apple added a new emergency feature to the iPhone, which is designed to allow you to quickly and discreetly place a call to emergency services. In the United States, SOS dials 911, and in other countries, it works with local emergency responders.<p>When you press the sleep/wake button on …


iOS 11: The Notes app and how it works

Is there a more versatile iOS app than Notes? It was one of the original iPhone apps, and with every update to iOS it’s become a more capable …

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Here's everything you need to know about the new Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 3 offers a slew of new features such as in-watch data, a hidden antenna, an electronic SIM, a new dual core processor, and even …


How to make iOS 11 share JPGs instead of HEIC photos

iMazing, the folks behind the iMazing iPhone management app for the Mac, has come up with a new tool to convert HEIC images to JPGs. Most people will not need this, but in case you do, <i>iMazing HEIC Converter</i> is both free, and handy to have around.<p>iMazing HEIC Converter<p>In iOS 11, the iPhone camera …


iOS 11 Best Features

Totally worth the update.<p>Among the exciting announcements Apple made last week about their new phones and their long-awaited features (like wireless charging) you may have noticed the tech giant also gave an update on some newness that you can take part in even if you don't buy one of the new …


iOS 11's Control Center buttons don't fully turn off Bluetooth or WiFi

If you've updated to Apple's new iOS 11, you might have played around with the new Control Center. You also might think that toggling Bluetooth and WiFi "off" in the Center might actually, you know, turn them off. Turns out, you'd be wrong. As noted over at <i>Motherboard</i>, hitting these buttons really …


Apple updates iWork suite for iOS 11

Apple has pushed updates for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on iPad and iPhone, updating its iWork apps to work with iOS 11. The apps now have full support for drag-and-drop, as well as giving us a glimpse of how the new iOS 11 file manager — named Files — works inside other apps. Let’s look at the …


The iOS 11 hidden tricks you absolutely need to learn right now

iOS 11 is officially out, which means you can install it on your iPhone and iPad right away to experience some of the things Apple has been working …


The 5 best hidden features from the latest iPhone update

Apple's latest iPhone software update — iOS 11 — is finally here, and with it, a ton of new features and tricks. Here are some of the best ones.


10 things to try after you install iOS 11

What to do after you upgrade<p>iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and chances are, you're going to upgrade. When you install it on your iPhone, you'll find that some things are very different than what you're used to, but the core …


tvOS 11 update for Apple TV is now available, here’s everything new

There’s a new software update out for the fourth-gen Apple TV that brings a few useful new features to the set-top box. tvOS 11 brings automatic dark mode switching, Home Screen Sync, proper AirPods support, and more to the Apple TV.<p><b>How to update Apple TV to tvOS 11</b><p>Launch Settings app<br>• Navigate to …

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Check out this amazing use of drag-and-drop in iOS 11

With the iOS 11 launch imminent, developers are releasing updates that take advantage of all its new features. Some, like Dropbox, will support the new Files app, making Dropbox appear like just another folder like it does on the Mac. Other apps, like 1Writer and GoodNotes, now support …


watchOS 4 update for Apple Watch is now available, here’s everything new

watchOS 4 is out today as a free update for all Apple Watch models. The latest version brings three new watch faces including Toy Story and Siri, new versions of Music and the Heart Rate app, enhancements to the Activity and Workout apps including High Intensity Interval Training, and much more.<p>The …


7 reasons you should order an Apple Watch with LTE today

Apple Watch Series 3 is now available to pre-order ahead of its sales debut on September 22. If you move fast, you may still be able to claim one for launch day delivery.<p>But do you really need one? Maybe you already have a previous Apple Watch that’s still serving you well. Maybe you’ve never …


The next iPhone has a hidden security feature that cops will hate

The iPhone X is coming, and with it a shiny new iOS for legions of Apple fans to excitedly pore over. One group that may not be so stoked on the …


25 iOS 11 features you'll love


Download the new iOS 11 wallpapers

Along with the mountain of information that is coming out of these iOS 11 GM leaks is a new set of wallpapers for iPhone and iPad, including specific …


The best to-do list app right now

Get the app and then get things done<p>The best to-do list app will always be whatever works for you. One reason for the enduring popularity of pen-and-paper-based methods is that they can map perfectly to your individual needs. Bullet journals, which have surged in popularity in recent years, …

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