Everything new from Apple’s “Hey Siri” event

Last Wednesday, September 9th, Apple held a gigantic keynote event in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The iPhone usually takes center stage at Apple’s fall events, but this time the company had so much more to announce! Let’s take a quick look at what they unveiled. Apple Watch – Watch OS 2, New Models, New Bands The first thing Apple covered in their keynote was Apple Watch. The watch is a new product category for them, and it seems like so far the Apple Watch has been extremely successful. Apple already talked details about Watch OS 2, which will Continue Reading →

Apple’s Spring Forward Event – An Overview

On Monday, March 9th, Apple hosted its Spring product launch keynote at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Of course, Apple Watch took center stage at this event, but they also revealed a lot more including a new super-thin cutting edge MacBook. Here’s an overview of what Apple announced! Apple TV & HBO Now – The first announcement of the day involved Apple TV. Unfortunately, the aging set-top box – which was last updated in 2012 – didn’t see a hardware refresh. Rather, Apple announced that HBO Now, a new subscription service from HBO that allows cord-cutters Continue Reading →

What AirPlay is and how to use it in iOS 7

This post shows you how to use Apple’s AirPlay feature to share music, photos, video, and even what’s currently on your screen with another Apple device. One of the things that sets Apple apart from its competitors is their ability to create a cohesive ecosystem which allows all their products to work together seamlessly. One of my favorite examples of part of this ecosystem in action is a feature Apple introduced in 2010 called AirPlay.  It allows you to send all kinds of media (music, photos, video, screen mirroring) wirelessly between your Apple devices. If you take a photo or video Continue Reading →

How to set up Apple TV by tapping with iPhone, iPad (mini), or iPod Touch

A recent update to the Apple TV includes a new feature that allows you to perform the initial setup of your Apple TV (3rd generation) by physically tapping the device with your iPhone, iPad (mini), or iPod Touch running iOS 7. In this post, we’ll walk through how to do just that. If you’ve just purchased an Apple TV, using this process to set it up will save a lot of time and effort! Requirements – First, as mentioned earlier, in order to set up your Apple TV by tapping it with your device running iOS 7 you’ll need a Continue Reading →

Apple introduces Video sharing via Photo Stream in iOS 7 and Apple TV 6.0

Apple introduces video sharing via Photo Stream in iOS 7 and Apple TV 6.0. When Apple first announced Photo Stream back in 2011, many were disappointed that it was only limited to photos. In the past, there hasn’t been a way to share videos via iCloud, till now. With iOS 7 and Apple TV OS 6.0, you can now upload a video to a shared photo stream (quality is reduced to 720p). The coolest part about this is that videos added to a shared photo stream do not count against your iCloud storage limit. This means that you could download Continue Reading →

Apple TV Software Update Released

UPDATE: After pulling the Apple TV’s most recent software update from due to it causing issues on some devices, Apple has re-released it in a more stable form. You’ll want to download and install the new software even if you applied the previous update as it includes stability fixes. See our original post below to hear about all the great changes that Apple has included in this latest version of its operating system for the Apple TV! Since this post was written, Apple has pulled the update to the Apple TV from its servers due to some bugs in the Continue Reading →