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Apple Introduces New iPad with Apple Pencil Support, Updates iWork

Published Friday, March 30, 2018

Special note: With the advent if this announcement. The MacCafé is offering discounts on remaining older inventory. Call the office for more details. (419)-885-1240

At a special education event on March 27th, Apple introduced a new 9.7-inch iPad that offers faster performance, support for the Apple Pencil, and a few new camera-related features. The company also released new versions of the iWork apps—Pages, Numbers, and Keynote—that let users draw, sketch, and write with the Apple Pencil.

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10 Things You Need to Know about Apple’s New HomePod Speaker

Published Monday, March 26, 2018
After months of anticipation, Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker finally shipped in mid-February. Reviews of its audio quality have been positive, and for the most part, it works both as advertised and as you’d expect. However, there were some surprises, most good but some bad.Hompod on a table more»

Apple’s Mac Reminders App Is More Capable Than You May Realize

Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018

With Apple’s productivity apps like Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Reminders, which look and work pretty much the same on the Mac and in iOS, what you see is largely what you get. Particularly in iOS, they tend not to have much in the way of hidden depths.

With Reminders, however, Apple’s engineers snuck some surprising little features into the Mac version. We like using Siri on the iPhone, Apple Watch, and HomePod to add items to our iCloud-synced Reminders to-do lists and shopping lists whenever we think of them. And then, when we’re at our Macs, all those reminders are waiting for us. Here are some useful tricks on the Mac that you may not have noticed.

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Block Telemarketing Calls Automatically on Your iPhone

Published Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Junk calls are one of the great annoyances of the modern world. You’re minding your own business when your iPhone vibrates in your pocket. You pull it out, curious as to who’s calling, but don’t recognize the number. You may notice that it’s in the same exchange as your phone number, suggesting that it’s a neighbor. But no. When you answer, it’s “Heather,” a pre-recorded voice wanting to sign you up for a resort vacation, give your business a loan, or help with your credit card debt. Angered by the intrusion, you tap the red hangup button, wishing you had an old-style telephone receiver to slam down.

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DEP for the win

Published Sunday, March 11, 2018

Apple has recently made their Device Enrollment Protocol (DEP) available for small businesses.

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Don't get scammed!

Published Tuesday, March 6, 2018

If you are browsing the internet and come across a message that says you have an issue and need to call Apple, IT IS A SCAM. Please share with friends and family... DO NOT CALL, DO NOT give them access to your computer, DO NOT give them credit card information.

If you aren't sure, give us a call first. 419-885-1240

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Finding our new location

Published Friday, November 3, 2017
When heading West on Central, look for the Allen Industries sign on the right. Once you've pulled in, we are the last door of the first building. 

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What is APFS (and Why Does it Matter)?

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
You might have heard that macOS 10.13 High Sierra will convert your drive to APFS. It’s a good thing, but there are some things to be aware of! more»

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