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Your old Apple TV is OBSOLETE!

With the Apple TV 4G offering of 32 or 64 GB storage and a Siri Remote, the 2nd Generation Apple TV is officially considered obsolete just about everywhere except California and the country of Turkey. Service providers anywhere else are unable to order replacement parts and all hardware service has been discontinued with no exceptions. There is, generally speaking, a 7 year period from the time of being discontinued until the time it is considered obsolete by Apple. Having just been discontinued in March of 2012, this 2nd Generation Apple TV could still be listed as “vintage” for two more years, but Apple does have the right to discontinue support for products considered to be obsolete at any point in time. The 2nd Generation Apple TV with A4 processor was introduced in September 2010. It came with a modified iOS 4 platform, and also removed it internal storage to suit streaming video needs. The 3rd Generation Apple TV replaced this in March 2012, and has an A5 processor, while doubling the memory and adding 1080p HD output. After a minor change to the 3rd Generation unit in January 2013, it was eventually discontinued in October of 2016. Currently, Apple has the Apple TV 4G version. This has either 32 or 64 GB of on-board flash storage, and the Siri Remote. Rumors swirl that a fifth-generation version with 4K video support may be coming next. Apple.com has the complete list of vintage and obsolete products.

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Apple’s (RED) iPhone is really Red

Apple has finally made the release of a product (RED) iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus official. With storage capacities of 128GB and 258 GB, these special edition iPhones feature a silver Apple Logo at the back and a red metallic finish. As a result of this release, customers are now at liberty to make retail store or online orders from this Friday, March 24. As much as there are various identical features compared to the iPhone 7 and plus, there is one distinct feature; the red aluminum finish. This was meant to mark the partnership that Apple and (RED) have enjoyed for over 10 years. Apart from the introduction of the red iPhones, Apple have expanded iPhone SE’s storage capacity to 32GB and 128GB which now retails at $399 and $499 respectively. Apple has also introduced latest model iPads that brings entry-level iPad updated with an A9 processor. What’s more, the price has dropped to $329 for 32 GB of storage. An additional feature of cellular connectivity will cost $459. On the other hand, the 124GB capacity model with Wi-Fi will cost $429 while the cellular option goes for $559.Apple has also seen the need to offer a new spring lineup of Apply Watch bands and have provided these long with new silicone iPhone case colors. The None Sport band also falls into this addition and is now sold separately at a price tag of $49.

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List of all HomeKit Compatible Devices for 2017

Have you been searching for a list that of upcoming and available homekit accessories? If so, your search is over! Now, there is an easy way to gain access to the latest and greatest certified homekit accessories! How? Well, through Apple, a track record is kept of all of the certified homekit accessories on the market, which works in conjunction with Apple homekit – a relief. Apple does happen to sell homekit equipment, but there are a ton of other homekit equipment available through other companies that are not available through Apple. HomeKit Device List on Apple.com [Click for a list of all HomeKit Accessories] www.apple.com/ios/home/accessories, there you would find various homekit related categories such as: lights switches, outlets thermostats, windows and shades, fans, air conditioners and heaters, and sensors. Also available through the website are devices such as: security, locks, cameras, doorbells and garage door openers. If you are looking for hardware designs for system optimization efforts, bridges and range extenders are made available as well. Outstanding! For your convenience, each and every product listing is linked to a particular related website or explains the status of an up-and-coming product which is on its way to the market. Apple really symbolizes a company of convenience, in addition to website linkage convenience, Apple has also provided an introduction component to home kits that gratefully details main features of their home automation technology – a definite gift of information. An outstanding benefit of this automation technology is the fact that when

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How to Install Amazon Alexa on iPhone and iPad

The Alexa voice assistant is now available on iOS. This means that users of iPhones and iPads will be able to use this service free of charge. This is part of the official Amazon app. The use of voice commands has been supported for some time but this has now been officially replaced by Alexa. Echo, Dot and Tap are all available within the app. The app can be downloaded from the App Store and as soon as you have signed into Amazon Alexa is available to use straight away. Is Alexa available in my area? Alexa is not available in all areas yet but it is being rolled out across the country soon. The first time that you use Alexa within the app you will need to tap the microphone in the search bar. This will ask you for permission to access the microphone and once this has been done for the first time, it will not need to be done every time. Alexa What can Alexa do for me? There are many queries regarding your shopping that Alexa can answer and it also makes it really easy to place a reorder. It is also capable of making all the searches that you would normally make on the internet and this is all done by voice commands. There have been apps that have been available previously which supported Alexa but this app is the first that has been officially developed by Amazon.

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Apple’s OLED Plans for 2017

Currently, there is some very exciting news about potential product releases by Apple in 2017. There are many clues as to what Apple’s new products may be, all of which seem to point to the release of at least one OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) iPhone. The most recent report comes from Nikkei Asian Review via MacRumors states that Apple will release two new iPhone models, also been a model with an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), and a model that is 5.8 inches with an OLED display. The also been various other rumors from various sources surrounding Apple’s future releases, all of which are in agreement with each other. According to The Bell, however, the maker of the iPhone will not be able to release a full OLED handset for a couple of years. Also, according to a new supply chain source, Apple is planning to equip every iPhone made in 2019 with OLED displays. The result of this is an expected 80% OLED adoption rate, double what it is now. By 2019, this rate should reach 100%. Rumor has it that Apple is planning to release a large iPhone 8 model, which will lack a physical home button and bezels surrounding the display. Many sources have also reported that Apple is alsoplanning to create its upcoming iPad Refresh without a physical home button.The idea has also been thrown aroundthat Apple is working on creating a not yet named, 10.5-inch iPad model with smaller bezels. If this last rumor is true,

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The Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12: What you need to know

When it comes to the perfect device for fulfilling everything from writing assignments to convenient Internet searches, it is often the little things that really matter. People can talk about all of the great technical specifications and features that a device might have. However, at the end of the day, it is important for people to be able to really get the right experience when they are using their devices, and the right features matter more if they pertain to the user experience itself. The Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 is truly the sort of device that can give people the experience that they will want out of their gadgets. The Aspire Switch Alpha: A Quiet Device The Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 is a remarkably quiet device, largely due to the fact that it runs without fans. People who are trying to find a way to work late at night in their dorm rooms are going to be able to do so more effectively thanks to the quiet functioning of the Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12. Thin and Light This device weighs in at least than three pounds, which means that it is going to be a relief for the people who have to carry devices around with them everywhere. For a lot of students, this is a device that is going to weigh much less than their textbooks. People can certainly easily view electronic books easily using the Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12, which is going to be

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AdBlock Plus Steals Money and still serves you Ads

Although now in beta, Adblock Plus (a adblocking software) has decided to bring out a new service that will allow certain ads to pop up on your screen. Ads on Adblock? Sounds like an oxymoron, and technically speaking, that exactly what it is. Instead of blocking all ads from the Internet to make sure that nothing interferes with whatever it is that you are trying to do, Adblock takes it upon itself to decide which ads are inappropriate for you and which are inappropriate. Even little brother is trying to be big brother now! AdBlock wants to steal from Publishers Evidently, what Adblock considers acceptable, (read good) ads, are smaller, more subtle and — in the eyes of Adblock — less annoying to the person who is trying to work on the computer. That means AdBlock will no longer be the best free adblocker! Ben Williams, Adblock Plus director of operations and communications, claims that this move permits the monetization of two different ecosystems at the same time and do this on the user’s terms. The company claims that acceptable ads is a step closer to what it believes will be a better move for all. Since 2011 Adblock Plus has been running a program, an extension of an Acceptable Ads program in conjunction with Adblock Plus. In this clever move, the ad blocker’s default “whitelists” approved ads allowing them to show up despite the fact that users have the ad blocker turned on like the google ad blocker. Advertisers Pay

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The Ultimate Review Only recently has the Samsung Galaxy finally surpassed it’s iPhone competitor. Especially with the Note 7, Samsung has really been bringing in the bacon when it comes to providing us with the ultimate smartphone experience. With the birth of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, this might arguably the best smartphone ever…at least for now. This phone definitely has a lot to offer. Do you think you’ll want a piece of the Note 7? Luckily for you, we’re going to be extensively reviewing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, from inside and out, top to bottom you will literally know everything about this phone and what it has to offer you.   The Hardware Features It’s a bit of a more recent discovery that phone manufacturers realized the fact metal and glass are a great team when creating smartphones. Samsung came through with a modernized look with the S6 thanks to this metal and glass construction. The design of the Note 7 is described to be a combination of the Note 5 and S7 Edge. Glass is on the front, glass is on the back and the metal is in the middle. This is like the most modern sandwich masterpiece of the century if you really think about it. The design is not only pleasing to the eye, but it is such a clean and sleek look for anyone to be holding this phone. The Galaxy Note 7 is the only phone that actually looks like

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How to Modify Your Existing Desk to Make it a Standing Desk

Countless people work in very sedentary indoor jobs today, and medical science is finally starting to understand the grave health consequences of doing so over the course of a lifetime. People who sit in one place for more than an hour at a time without moving and who spend several hours a day in that state may be damaging their cardiovascular health. Some people have been saying ‘sitting is the new smoking’ in order to demonstrate the severity of adopting this lifestyle. Fortunately, people who have to work in jobs like these might be able to get around the problem by using standing desks instead of conventional desks. However, not everyone can afford the conventional standing desk model of today. Other people might be required to use a particular type of office furniture at work, and getting a new standing desk might not be an option for them. It is possible to modify a desk to become a standing desk, at least functionally. According to the proponents of standing desks, knowinghow to modify your existing desk to make it a standing desk can make all the difference in terms of a person’s long-term health. Adjusting to using a standing desk can be tricky. People are used to being able to sit down all day as they do their work. However, with all of the different types of standing desks out there, people can at least make the transition relatively easy for them. Standing desks are becoming more and more popular,

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iOS 10 – Features you should know about

We’re counting down the days until the iOS 10 announcement while Apple is hard at work with their new operating system. It’s clearly shown here that the visits with iOS 10 running devices to Mac rumors are going up. We talk a lot about features that we want. Instead I wanted to show you 10 rumored features that are actually likely to happen. Before you get too excited, let’s talk about device support. The devices that will be dropped will be the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 and iPad Mini 1. These will no longer support iOS 10. Apple got so much flack for releasing a new operating system that not only didn’t improve performance. It degraded it. I certainly don’t see Apple introducing support for these older devices, so these devices will be joining the legacy bin at Apple headquarters, where the iPhone 4 and older devices already exist. In fact, the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 have a very good chance at being axed as well just because of how bad the backlash was at supporting older devices and slowing them down. A re-worked iPhotos App with more features Starting with most likely to less likely, iOS 10 will start by revamping the photos application. Said to take a lot of inspiration from the iPhotos app, there will be a lot of focus on the photos application in iOS 10. Features like editing a specific area on the photo for touch up. Instead of overlaying the whole photo with a filter