Jonny Evans

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How to speed up a Mac in 11 tips

Enterprise, creative or home user — everyone with a Mac should learn a few simple steps they can take to tweak a little more performance from their Apple machine. This short collection provides an essential guide.

1. Update the Mac

It’s possible you haven’t updated your Mac for some time. Each OS update brings a bunch of useful under-the-hood improvements, some of which may boost performance. To access them, you need to upgrade the system on your Mac. Open the App Store, tap Updates and install.

2. Activity Monitor

Take a look at Activity Monitor (Fastest way to open the app? Command-Space>Type Activity Monitor, tap Return). This illustrates how your Mac is running. Look at the CPU and Memory columns to see if you can recognize an application that seems to be demanding a lot from your system. If there is, just quit that app until next time you need it.

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6 iOS 11 iPad improvements in video

With iOS 11, Apple made a range of great changes for iPad users, and has produced six useful videos to guide you through using some of these. (You’ll find a range of other great improvements for enterprise users here). These have implications on enterprise and personal iPad users.

What hasn’t Apple told us?

It is interesting that Apple’s has decided to introduce this short collection of feature-focused videos, because when the company announced the tablet improvements within iOS 11 it quietly promised even more. Speaking at the WWDC launch, Apple VP Greg Jozwiak stressed, “you haven’t heard the full iOS 11 story yet as relates to iPad.”

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How to switch from Android to iPhone

iPhone sales regularly exceed analysts’ expectations, and millions of people who are purchasing an Apple smartphone for the first time are switching from Android devices. So, if you are an Android user thinking of switching to iOS, you aren’t alone. This guide should help you enjoy a smooth transition.

Apple’s Move to iOS app

You needn’t abandon all your photos and messages when you migrate from Android to iPhone; you can easily bring them with you by using Apple’s Move to iOS app, which is available for free download on Google Play.

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12 Apple Watch tips for busy people

I’ve put together a few collections of tips to help readers get more from their Apple Watch. This short collection should help any busy enterprise professional get more done, faster.

Where are you?

Meeting someone? Can’t find them? Begin a new Messages conversation with them (or use an existing one); open it on your Watch and tap and hold the heart icon. A set of four options should appear — select Send Location to help the person you need to meet find you.

Crack the taps

This is what the taps on your wrist your Apple Watch gives you when you are using Maps to get somewhere mean:

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Using Apple’s ARKit for creative and historical expression

A wiser person than myself once called prejudice “little more than an emotional commitment to ignorance”. One way to eliminate ignorance is to understand history, and Apple and ARKit have the potential to do that.

Making history

We’ve looked before at how beacon-based technologies can be used to augment public exhibitions – they can be used to provide access to rich and immersive resources designed to help you learn much more about the physical objects you can see.

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Apple and the future of the insurance industry

The “augmented human” concept has become a reality. We carry health sensors on our wrist, and our Apple Watch is becoming our personal physician. These concepts are transforming the insurance industry.

Risk assessment

Life is a risky business. Insurance is the business of extracting profit through the process of underwriting such risk. And it’s changing right before our eyes.

You already pay less for insurance if you are a safe driver. In the future, autonomous vehicles will extend these benefits even further with collision detection and accident prevention systems, minimizing risk.

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A look at the future of Apple’s Smart Connector tech

Rumor claims Apple wants to build an ecosystem of devices around its currently iPad-only Smart Connector tech. What is Smart Connector, what can it do, and what’s next for the tech?

Joining the dots

Apple introduced its Smart Connector interface when it launched its iPad Pro range in September 2015.

It’s a magnetic connection that provides data transfer and bi-directional power to a third-party accessory. What’s nice about the interconnect is that it recognizes and provides for an accessory almost instantly once the device and peripheral are magnetically docked.

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Apple TV: The comeback king

While millions of iOS and Mac users own and enjoy them, it’s true to say that Apple TV is not the world’s most successful Apple product.

At least, not yet

Apple’s one-time “hobby” is a bit like the white walkers in Game of Thrones, it just keeps coming back.

Over the years we’ve seen Apple try lots of things to make the product an absolute essential, and while I think the current model is a brilliant thing for any Mac, iPhone, or iPad user, it has still barely dented the TV streaming market.

One thing Apple has tried to put together is to organize a ‘thin content’ bundle that lets customers dump their cable subscription to pick up all the content they actually want to watch for one fixed monthly fee. It had a lot of problems getting this idea off the ground, and word is it eventually had to cave in to this reality and work on its TV guide instead.

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Apple’s ARKit needs a CMS to reach its potential

As it evolves, ARKit will eventually pose bandwidth demands on mobile networks as these next-generation apps seek to download additional content they need. I spoke with Marxent, CEO and Co-Founder, Beck Besecker to get some sense of the importance of ARKit to his industry and the need for a content management system (CMS) for AR.

‘ARKit is a big deal’

Noting that the introduction of these tools has incentivized developers, Besecker says, “ARKit is a big deal. Apple rarely is first to market, but they always aim for great over good enough – and it’s fair to say that they took their time with Augmented Reality (AR).”

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12 improvements in High Sierra’s Photos app for Mac

Enterprise or consumer user, you probably take a lot of photos with your iPhone – that’s why it’s the most popular camera used on Flickr. What does macOS High Sierra’s Photos app bring you once you get those images to your Mac?

Image matters

We’ve looked at Apple’s new image formats, and we are learning all about ARKit, but Photos was the other key highlight to Apple’s High Sierra announcement at WWDC.  Reflecting its focus on photography, the company has worked quite hard to make the application even more useful than before. These include new editing, organizing, Live Photo editing, improvements to the People album and improved integration with third-party photo editing apps, like Photoshop or Pixelmator.

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Apple’s ARKit: Will networks cope with the bandwidth demands?

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The Apple Watch smartwatch is finally becoming smart

We’ve had months of speculation so there is no doubt that iPhone silly season is incredibly intense this year, with a tidal wave of claim, counter-claim, accusation, and speculation breaking on every consciousness. Meanwhile, the other big story is being ignored:

Apple Watch gets smart

Confirming speculation from a few months back, a Bloomberg report says Apple Watch will finally grow up. A new model will be equipped with its own LTE radio, making the product independent of the iPhone. Developer, Jeffrey Grossman also recently discovered code that suggests a SIM inside the watch.

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3 hidden iOS Settings you need to know

These iOS Settings are often overlooked, but once you get to know them you can control your privacy and extend your data limits.

Wi-Fi Settings

Wi-Fi Assist helps you enjoy a better connection by using your mobile data network to supplement a patchy Wi-Fi connection.

This is fine when you have data bandwidth to burn, but not great at all when you are coming close to the end of your data allocation – you don’t want to pay a surcharge, do you? You don’t have to – just remember how to control the feature.

So, where is it?

Open Settings>Cellular and scroll to the bottom of the next page – keep scrolling through the long list of all your apps and their mobile data permissions. You’ll find Wi-Fi Assist near the bottom of the page, toggle it to green (on) if you want to use it. If you don’t want to use it, toggle to off (white). When it is enabled Wi-Fi Assist will automatically use mobile data to help boost your connection.

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How can Apple and autonomous systems help you?

“Autonomous systems can be used in a variety of ways, and a vehicle is only one. But there are many different areas of it, and I don’t want to go any further with that,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. He may not want to, but we can: So, how can autonomous systems be used, and what can they do to your business?

If it moves, digitize it

Smartphone users stumble streets staring at, speaking with, or listening to their iPhone or other digital device. We use those devices for almost everything, and one thing we do less and less with them is talk.

The Internet of Things (IoT) means we already have millions of connected devices. These include lights and thermostats—the highly connected London Gateway shipping port also uses robots and automation.

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Apple, autonomous systems, and you

“Autonomous systems can be used in a variety of ways, and a vehicle is only one. But there are many different areas of it, and I don’t want to go any further with that,” said Apple CEO, Tim Cook. He may not want to, but we can: So, how can autonomous systems be used and what can they do to your business?

If it moves, digitize it

Smartphone users stumble streets staring at, speaking with, or listening to their iPhone or other digital device. We use them for almost everything, and one thing we do less and less with them is talk.

The Internet of Things means we already have millions of connected devices. These include lights, thermostats, — the highly connected London Gateway shipping port also uses robots and automation.

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Why are analysts deaf to Apple’s enterprise growth story?

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