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“Do Not Disturb While Driving” Feature Helps Bad Habits

According to EverQuote’s Safe Driving Report, there are about 92% of US drivers that use their phone while driving, while about 88 seconds are spent on mobile devices during an average 21-minute ride.

To change this dangerous habit that almost every driver has, Apple created a new “Do Not Disturb While Driving” feature, which had launched with its iOS 11 update in September 2017. From September to October, about 80% of drivers used this feature, although 27% of users disabled it after the initial use. This feature works by blocking all notifications from appearing onscreen while the user is driving, until they reach their destination. This way, drivers are less inclined to look at their phones because they cannot see their notifications.

Due to users taking advantage of this feature, the phone usage while driving decreased about 8%. Although it wasn’t a significant decrease, the iPhone feature is helping drivers stop their bad habits of checking their texts, email and social media, which decreases the number accidents caused by phone usage while driving.

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Apple’s New (PRODUCT)RED Release

Beginning April 10th, customers will be able to pre-order the newest addition to the iPhone family, the red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus; the phone will be available in stores on April 13th. Aside from the new devices, Apple will also be releasing new accessories as part of the (PRODUCT)RED line, including a red iPhone X Leather Folio. Although not stated an exact amount, a portion of proceeds for all (PRODUCT)RED purchases will go directly to Global Fund HIV/AIDS grants that provide testing, counseling, treatment and prevention programs. According to Apple.com,  Apple has donated more than $160 million to the Global Fund since their initial partnering with (RED) in 2006. 

Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing Greg Joswiak commented on the new line, “This special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone features a stunning red and black color combination and also offers customers the opportunity to make an impact in fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus improve on everything we love about iPhone, including Retina HD displays that are more beautiful than ever, the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone with the A11 Bionic and more advanced cameras for unbelievable photos and videos. We are proud to support (RED) with this bold new iPhone and hope customers think it is as special as we do.”

As far as pricing, the red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus range from $699 to $949, depending on model and storage; these are the same prices Apple charges for their iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in other colors.

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Apple’s Newest Rumored Releases

There have been multiple rumors from various sources about Apple’s newest products, including the  AirPower, next-generation AirPods, Apple Watch Series 4, a low-cost iPad, and three new iPhone models, just to name a few!

If you’re unfamiliar with the AirPower, it is a charging mat that will be able to charge up to three devices that use Qi charging at once, such as the iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch. The next-generation rumored AirPods are expected to release alongside the charging mat, which will feature wireless charging as opposed to the charging case, better Bluetooth connectivity, and possibly new colors. However, nothing is yet confirmed.

As the Apple Watch has not seen a redesign since it was first introduced in 2015,  2018 could be the year that Apple introduces a new look for the wrist-worn device, Mac Rumors suggest. Apple will perhaps use micro-LED displays for the 2018 Apple Watch, which would allow for a thinner, lighter display with improved color gamut and brightness. New sensors could also be in store, as Apple has been testing EKG functionality for the Apple Watch. The feature would require users to place two fingers on either side of the Apple Watch to record the electrical activity of the heart to better detect irregularities, however it is not known if this functionality will be ready to debut in 2018.

With the rumor that Apple could introduce an even lower-cost iPad in 2018 than 2017 (its 5th-generation 9.7-inch iPad for $329 for the 32GB model) with a price tag that starts at $259, it would allow them to better compete in the lower cost tablet market.

Finally, three new iPhone models are rumored to be releasing later this year. The first iPhone expected is a followup to the iPhone X with the same 5.8-inch OLED display, which will be accompanied by a second OLED iPhone measuring in at 6.5 inches; it can be thought of as an “iPhone X Plus.” Alongside these two OLED iPhones, Apple is also said to be planning to introduce a 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD display, positioned as a more affordable device targeting the low-end and midrange markets with a starting price of $649 to $749 in the United States. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, all three of these iPhones will feature edge-to-edge displays, Face ID, and TrueDepth camera systems, which means the end of both the Home button and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in new iPhone models for the time being.

Although many of these products are still in the works or rumored, we are all hoping to see what Apple has in store for 2018!

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Take Your Medical Records With You – Everywhere

With the upcoming release of Apple’s iOS update this spring, the Health app will now include health records, so patients can take information about their immunizations, medications, lab results and more with them on the go. The feature will first be available to patients of medical providers who partnered with Apple, including Johns Hopkins Medicine, OhioHealth, Ochsner Health System in Jefferson Parish, La., and Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles; Apple’s announcement says more medical facilities will offer this feature in the coming months.

With this added feature to the app, transferring information will be easier for patients who have to move or go to a specialist. Patients will be able to see records such as conditions, immunizations, visits and medication they’ve received in the past, which won’t allow them to make the mistake of taking something that hasn’t worked for them.

Because patients no longer have to enter or scan their own data, this makes it simpler to use, which will create a wide user base. The 21st Century Cures Act of 2016  also pushed federal agencies and providers to use electronic health records; now there is a data standard for personal health records, which wasn’t the case in 2011 when Google Health tried to use a similar health record service.

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Apple’s New Business Chat in iOS 11.3 Update

 

In June 2017, Apple released the details of its new communication platform, Business Chat, that be launching this spring in its iOS 11.3 update. With Business Chat, any iOS 11.3 user will be able to start a thread with businesses they find through Siri, Maps, Safari, and Spotlight search. 

Aside from asking questions about services or products from that business, users will be able to make purchases directly within the chat with a merchant using Apple Pay or Apple Pay Cash. Now, it’ll be much easier for someone to book a doctor’s appointment or buy a plane ticket – all in iMessage! Convenient, huh? The best thing about using Business Chat for making purchases is that  Apple Pay Cash does not have a middle party that will be paid, therefore there are no extra fees for sending money through the chat.

 

 

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Finally the Vision of Apple Came True: iPhone X is Entirely Screen

The vision of iPhone finally makes all-display a true story where the physical object disappears but the experience quality enhanced. iPhone X integrate the form and display together, with the boundary between the device and the screen less visible, which thus announces a whole new integration concept.  IPhone X also applies the polished stainless steel band to be more water-proof, glass-like and durable.  The device support wireless charging, for the real first time. The new TrueDepth camera system containing refurnished Dot Projector, 7MP Camera, Microphone, Speaker, Ambient Light Sensor, Flood Illuminator, Proximity Sensor and of course, the Infrared Camera, is designed with depth sensing technology and is placed in a tiny space while with high quality. The TrueDepth camera system also provides a new experience. For example, it brings emojis to life with different emotional expression. In addition, the front and rear cameras have introduced the Portrait Mode and can actually define the light and produce real studio lighting as well. iPhone X re-innovates the dual camera system of the rear camera, which enables the update and application of a 12MP f/1.8 Aperture Wide Lens, Dual Optical Image Stabilization, Quad-Led True Tone Flash, Deeper Pixels, New Color Filter, Larger and Faster Sensor, and a 12MP f/2.4 Aperture Telephoto Lens.

iPhone X adopts a new user experience as there is no room for a Home button

iPhone X, says hello to the future, the vision is now a reality. The Organic Light Emitting Diode panel is designed to be able to fold and combine with the surfaces seamlessly. And the physical and mechanical buttons are replaced by touching and other gestures, including the prior Home button that is basically transformed by a single swipe on the Home screen. The touch system becomes more responsive, effective and sensitive, which is applied in iOS 11 to create more fluid gestures.

Can respond to a tap, to your voice and even to a glance: iPhone X is now a reality

The new TrueDepth camera system can recognize its users no matter how dark the environment is and how their physical appearance changes, and enable them to unlock their phone by just throwing a glance. The function is named as FaceID that is related to the mapping of a unique geometry of human face with over 30,000 invisible dots. The new data analyzer is a neural engine on the A11 bionic chip – the very innovative one of its kind. The glance on an iPhone can also unlock the Apple Pay for transaction and purchasing.

Incredible iPhone X sets the path for the next decade of iPhone development

iPhone X shows the biggest technological leap forward since the first iPhone 10 years ago, whose iOS X evolves as the largest reality-augmented platform in the world. The new technologies applied in creating iPhone X are incredibly important for the future iPhone evolution.

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The Interesting, Innovating Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Lovers, Read Along

Conspiracies about the new Apple Watch all led to be true. Gone are the days of panicking whenever you leave your phone at home. The new Apple Watch Series 3 now allows LTE connectivity so for phone-forgetters or phone-haters, you can now find comfort in disconnecting from your phone for a while. 

We’ve all been in a situation where we felt like we just didn’t want to carry our phones, want to leave it to charge when we grocery shop, or just wanting to feel free from our technological ties. Well, continue reading to learn about the new Apple watch and how it can make this completely possible.

For $399 plus $10 per month (US), you can now connect LTE to your Apple watch and receive data without having your phone with you. Although this only would work in your home country (don’t forget your phone on vacations!), this is an ideal application for people who prefer to occasionally leave their phones home. 

The Apple Watch 3rd series can also be purchased without LTE connectivity (GPS still included) incase this isn’t your forte, and is purchased at a lower price of $329. 

Features

With a similar design, the new features lie in the technology of the watch. Aside from LTE connectivity, this watch runs even faster than the 2nd series, and can track when you are moving up or down stairs. That is a pretty big upgrade from previous generations. Along with LTE, it comes with a red dot, perhaps for the LTE connectivity.

As far as the battery is concerned, enjoy about 1- hour of talk-time, but 18-hour of battery life with a charge. It is estimated you could workout for 10 hours and roughly 4-5 hours of GPS use. I am unsure of who would workout for 10 hours but hey, I’m not here to judge! You can stream music to this new watch, so you can conveniently workout with your watch! Ah, that’s there amazing point. There is a 4% increase in battery life, which we all love and appreciate.

New software for the Apple watch makes it the fastest watch yet. The Apple Watch Series 2 was fast, but the 3rd series is even faster. The 2nd series is no longer sold in stores but there are options to choose from with the Series 3.

Similar to luxurious watches, the Apple Watch Series 3 is made of anodized aluminum  (Apple Watch Sport), stainless steel (Apple Watch), and 18-karat gold (Apple Watch Edition). 

Availability

US, UK, China, Canada, France, Japan, and HongKong may purchase this watch!

From the Apple website: “Apple Watch Series 3 now comes in a gorgeous new gold aluminum, along with silver or space black stainless steel cases, which all pair with a stunning assortment of new band colors and styles. The Woven Nylon is updated with a new pattern and the incredibly lightweight Sport Loop effortlessly adjusts to fit wrists with unparalleled comfort. Apple Watch Edition expands to include a beautiful dark gray ceramic case that pairs with a new two-toned Sport Band.”

That’s Not All!

The Apple watch is water resistant up to 50 meters, can stream music, and is designed with healthfulness in mind! It provides a sense of freedom from your iPhone and allows for you to do many of the things that the iPhone is equipped with, but with less baggage. Enjoy an amazing workout or lifestyle without always having to lug your phone around, in fact the apple watch can track your heart and how efficient your workout was. Enjoy talking to Siri for the first time on this new Apple watch. 

Hopefully this information has helped you.

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New Apple Product Released Tomorrow

New Apple Products Coming Soon!

Anyone curious about the new Apple products that will be fully disclosed tomorrow? We certainly are. In this world, no one is patient, we all want the low-down and we want it ASAP. So many rumors are being promised, such as facial recognition to unlock iPhones as well as for emoticons. Is any of this true? We will find out within the next 24 hours.

What we do know is that MacBook Air and MacBook Pro’s and all other Mac products will ultimately be upgraded just as most Apple products are. In order to prepare for this upcoming  release, If your MacBook is older than 5 or 6 years, now is a great time to consider a trade in option or to use SellMyMac‘s simple and fast system that involves asking a few questions about your old product to determine the trade-in price for it. 

 

Apple products lose value over time, so rather than waiting until your Mac is worth less than $100 or $50, sell it today with SellMyMac! Even if your Mac is outdated, you’ve lost the original box and charger, and in awful condition, it can still be bought by us. Why wait in long lines at Apple or get ripped off by some online buyer (or worse, WAIT for an online buyer), when you can sent it to the company looking to buy your Mac from you?

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Game Apps, Anyone?

Looking For Some Games to Play?

The iPhone is chalk full of games to play. Pass time while entertaining yourself with Apps provided by iPhone. However, there are so many to choose from and not all of them come free. So how do you choose? Well, provided are some interesting apps to download. Some are free and some are not, but you can make the decision to buy based on these descriptions, prices, or just the names.

Fantasy Lover?

Jump into Hearthstone (free) for some fun and challenging card game tactics. Discover new combinations and strategies, and play either on your iPhone or iPad simply by logging in.

Clash of Clans is another free game. Build a settlement, create an army, and reach victory against goblins and other clans. It’s a combination of planning and being quick throughout insane battles. There is a pay-to-win structure, but who wants that

Preference for Platform Games?

Try Super Mario Run for free or invest $10 to the real flying game.

Robot Unicorn Attack 2 adds depth to an endless run…

Role Playing Games

Evoland ($5) unlock new technologies and game play systems as you advance throughout this game! It’s 3D so you can “live” it.

Fire Emblem Heroes is a Nintendo game that made its way to Apple. It’s almost exactly like the original game, with a few annoying features removed for your pleasure! Get to saving the Kingdom of Askr.

Puzzle Games

Shape Fix (free)

Vista Golf (free)

Poly Bridge ($5)

Deus Ex Go ($2)

TypeShift

Monument Valley ($2)

Linelight ($2)

Scribblenauts Unlimited ($5)

Action and Adventure

Love You To Bits ($4) help this human save and rebuild his robot girlfriend! You read that correctly.

Oxenfree ($5) Stranger Thing and Scoobey Doo fans will love this one. Help these teens find out the truth behind the island they’re on, and escape!

The Silent Age (free) Help Joe Average save mankind!

Listed are some enjoyable apps, some free and some not, that can help you pass time during your morning commute or while you’re waiting at the doctors. Whatever the reason is, and whatever game your interested in, there’s something right for you.

Hopefully this helped you find something enjoyable to play. For questions on selling your iPhone, Mac or other Apple product, let SellMyMac buy your old or unused Apple product so you can save up for a new one, or perhaps buy some apps!

 

 

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New Apple Product Rumors

News and Rumors About New Apple Products

In a week from today (September 12th) Apple will hold their special event where details about new products will be released. For the first time, this launching event will be held in the Steve Job’s Theater at the new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. How exciting!

As with all their other products, the hype for this new release is real. Will something special occur for the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone?  What will it be called? Is facial recognition really their new unlock code? Perhaps! More rumors include that this iPhone may be designed unlike any of the other generations of iPhones we know and love so much.

Steve Jobs Theater, CA

Rumors entail this new phone will cost about $1,000, however only time will tell. This summer, Apple revealed they were working on a 3D camera, facial recognition as a way to unlock phones, and an AI chip to make the phone even more computer-like. With all these new features and rumors, many are excited to invest in their new phone. Although the price seems high, it is still likely to be the best iPhone yet.

There may also be a new Apple watch and a new Apple TV box. This summer promised the release of the HomePod which will also be explained in greater detail at the Sept. 12th announcement. So if you’re already considering a new iPhone, watch, tv, or if you’re just interested in what the HomePod is, stay tuned with SellMyMac or be sure to watch the event.

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