Apple’s new version of Notes makes it a bit like an Evernote lite. You can collect links, images, drawings and text into a Note. You can also create check lists. I find this particularly useful. Here is a qucik tutorial on creating interactive checklists.
A few weeks ago I walked into the Apple store to checkout the Watch (not iWatch!) I fully expected to be underwhelmed, questioning it’s usefulness. Oh boy, was I wrong. The Watch is both very cool and useful, depending on your lifestyle. I don’t have one yet (sigh) but for someone like me who is out and about all day, everyday, relying on my iPhone for all modes of communication – voice, text and email – plus entertainment – I listen to podcasts between appointments – maps for directions and finding new places for lunch, and a health app for tracking the distance I walk everyday, I am constantly reaching for my iPhone which lives in my pant’s pocket. Everyone of these tasks I could manage from an Apple Watch allowing me to maintain my steady stride along the sidewalks of New York and eliminating the risk of having the iPhone slip from my grip and hit the pavement – this has happened more than once (Hint: Keep the ear buds plugged into your iPhone. When the iPhone drops the cord slows the fall enough to often eliminate the risk of screen breakage.)
Here are a few reviews that I found interesting:
Finally, a few clients have the Watch and give it a thumbs up. All this said, I’m still waiting for version 2 (I think.)
You may be surprised to learn that your old iPhone could be worth anywhere from $50 to over $200 depending on the model and condition. Twice I’ve sold old iPhones – once on eBay and once on Amazon. This article from the New York Times discusses some of your options.
Two very important notes before you sell: reset the phone to factory settings. To reset your iPhone go to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Erase All Content and Settings.
Second, remove and destroy the SIM card.
If you have an iPhone 5 you may be eligible for a free battery replacement. Check out this Apple page to check your eligibility.
I waited and just updated my iPhone and iPad to iOS 8.0.2. Everything seems to be working fine. You won’t see any major changes to look or feel.
The Mail App is one big improvement which I like. If you swipe a message to the left you have more options to choose from for what to do with the message. If you swipe it to the right you can quickly mark it as unread – as I often do – to remember to deal with it later.
Apple has released an update to their OS X operating system for Macs and to iOS for iPhones and iPads. These updates fix a serious security flaw that opens the door for your devices and your personal data to be compromised. You should update everything now. You can read about the security problem here.
On your Mac, click the Apple icon on the left of your menu bar and select Software Updates.
On your iPhone or iPad, go to the Settings app, select General and Software Updates.