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Ripe for Discussion: What’s Up with Apple iOS 7?

When Apple declares that it’s new mobile OS (operating system), iOS 7, is the largest advancement the company has achieved with its UI (user interface) ever, that’s a big statement. But, with an emphasis on simplicity and familiarity, can iOS 7 really be leaps and bounds greater than its predecessors? Apple seems confident in its work, but it will ultimately be up to regular Joes like you and me to determine if iOS 7 is truly innovation or smoke and mirrors. Apple breaks down the advancements of iOS 7 into two categories, those being design and features. Whether the new OS will blow your...

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Intro to the iPad: Pros & Cons

The Apple iPad. It is the device that has acted as the paradigm for an entirely new genre of technology. However, it is a relatively large investment. It is also an investment that, given Apple’s recent trends, will be deemed “outdated” in about a year or so. That being said, if you’re ready to dive into the tablet world, there are some things you must know about an iPad before purchasing. What Does an iPad Do Well? Simply put, Apple made the bold statement that the tablet would replace PCs within a matter of years. Whether or not that will happen is yet to be seen, but you can bet that the...

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A Quick Look at Apple Multi-Touch Gestures

Apple computers are known for their aesthetic appeal and ease of use directly out of the box. However, with the last several software and hardware updates, Apple has continuously upgraded and improved the ease of usefulness of its multi-touch gestures. Multi-Touch Gestures Since I switched to a MacBook Pro nearly two years ago, I have been completely enthralled by Apple’s Multi-Touch Gesture UI. My wife’s Toshiba laptop is dead to me. My Lenovo work laptop is nearly too cumbersome to operate. While Windows-based laptops are beginning to catch up, there is still no experience that is quite as...

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Intro to Mac OS X – Part I

With holiday marketing in full swing, you may have finally given into Apple’s seemingly incessant marketing campaign and purchased your first Apple computer. After getting your computer home, taking it out of the box, and guiding yourself through a simple set-up process, you arrive at a home screen that is completely alien. All of a sudden you feel homesick. You long for the comfort and familiarity of Windows 7 Windows XP. Do not fret, however. With a small amount of time you will feel right at home with your new Mac and you may never go back. The first thing you will notice on your Mac is...

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