For years, Apple has introduced new mobile devices at their September event. This week proved to keep the tradition alive, and we now know Apple’s lineup as we head into the holiday season. Here are the highlights from this week’s Apple media event.
"Apple is passionate about music," Steve Jobs often said. Those who know Steve's history know that music genuinely shaped the man. After his passing, Tim Cook echoed these words, but they always rang hollow to me. Tim is an oppressions guy. Sure you love music, Tim. It's what launched the iPod and therefore Apple into the pockets of millions. Without the success of the iPod, Apple would not have had the resources to research, build, and ship the iPhone; which as we all know took Apple into the stratosphere. The cynic in me never believed the post-Jobs, "music is our passion" mantra. But that changed yesterday.
Earlier this week, Apple shared when they plan to release the new Apple Watch as well as some additional details about this new device. Also in the event was the announcement of a new line of MacBooks, which certainly have us excited. Here is our quick summary of the news.
Finding a useful app seems to require the sleuthing skills of Sherlock, doesn't it? I would wager that the last time you installed a quality app, it was because of the recommendation of a friend with good taste. We realize app discovery isn't exactly easy, and wanted to host a short list of truly impressive apps. So, we made our own collection. It's called the App Hall of Fame.
2014 was a record year for Appinstructor. Each week was delightfully busier than the last! In addition to helping families protect their kids from the abuses of technology, we’ve also enjoyed streamlining tech systems and implementing modern tech at several businesses. Most people these days are juggling multiple devices, email accounts, and cloud services, so the need for simplification is bigger than ever.
Sometime in the past few weeks, we passed a rather important milestone that I would like to share with you. Appinstructor has now served over 300 homes and small businesses. I'd like to thank our Birmingham Leader, Scotty, for taking Appinstructor new a new level and making this possible.
Finding quality resources and guides on the internet is next to impossible, so it's no wonder that so many people frequently ask us for recommendations. And so, we've decided to list some of our favorite iBooks at our new Study Hall.