Great Stuff from Apple Today! – 9-10-19

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Ok. Great stuff from Apple today!

With Tim Cook coming out and introducing all the new merchandise and the people that create them. Wow. Here’s just an handful of the new things coming.

My notes from the Event:

  1. Apple Arcade – Subscription- Based Service.
    1. Family Membership at $4.99/Month.
    2. Games from the great like Konami and others.
    3. $4.99/Month. What? I said that correct. $4.99 Month?

  2. Apple TV+ – “For All Mankind, Dickinson and the Morning Show” trailers viewed over 100 Million Times.
    1. “The Morning Show” with Jennifer Aniston, Reece Witherspoon is the Fall’s most anticipated series.
    2. Tim Cook offered up the brand new trailer of “See” with Jason Momoa.
    3. The Apple TV+ First shows available Nov. 1st.
    4. Cost is $4.99 Month for the Whole Family. Wow!
    5. Note: If you buy an iPhone, Ipad, Apple Computer, you get Apple TV+ subscription for 1 year free.

  3. iPad 7th Generation – The Newest iPad gets introduced by “Jaws” –
    1. 7th Generation iPad.
    2. Display 10.2 Inch retina Display – 3.5 Million Displays.  3.3.x more pixels than the best selling PC.
    3. A10 Fusion Chip 2 X faster than the best selling PC. Smart Keyboard, Pen, Cameras and Pencils.
    4. 100% Recycled Aluminum Case.
    5. Cost $329.00 Education Customers get the iPad for $299.00.
  4. Apple Watch Generation 5
    1. A video tribute on how Apple Watch has “helped lives.” Emphasized “Get your Moves in today and The Rings.
    2. People like Apple Watch in helping “achieve” and so does Apple, so they will continue helping in that area.
    3. Apple emphasized how people that use the Apple Watch pushes people to keep going and endure.
    4. Lots of “Thanks” from people on how the Watch has saves lives and changes lives.
    5. Irregular heart notifications. Apple Heart and Movement Study American heart Association.
    6. Apple hearing study through the University of Michigan.
    7. Apple’s Women’s Health Study.  
    8. “Life Changing and Life Saving.” – Tim Cook.
    9. Details: New Always on Retina Display. Series 5. LTPO display power efficient. All-Day 18 Hour Battery Life. Built in compass. new compass app. Safety – Every cellular model has emergency calling international. Widest collection of models available. 100% Recycled Aluminum. Titanium Model. Series 5 starting at $399.00 or $499 with cellular. Apple is keeping series 3 watches for $199.

  5. iPhone 11. New Dual Cameras – Wide Camera with Ultra Wide Camera.
    1. Night Mode. Unbelievable.
    2. Image Fusion.
    3. QuickTake Video.
    4. Video really shines on iPhone 11.
    5. New Front Camera options.
    6. Slo Mo Selfies.
    7. Great new design and new capabilities.
    8. Toughest ever front and back.
    9. 6 new colors.
    10. 6.1 Liquid Retina Display.
    11. Spacial Audio with Dolby atmos.
    12. Max Battery.
    13. Water Resistant up to 2M for 30 minutes.
    14. iPhone 11 at $699.
    15. Performance by new chip A13 Bionic.
      1. Fastest CPU in a smart phone.
      2. Fastest GPU in a smart phone.
      3. TipsWorks demonstrated their new game (Pascal’s Wager) with all the new iPhone Features.
  6. A brand new 3 Camera iPhone 11 Pro. Most advanced iPhone ever. 
    1. Pros can count on to get work done.
    2. Pro Display 6.5 inches and 5.8 inches.
    3. OLED Panel.
    4. 1200 Nits incredibly bright.
    5. Spacial Audio.
    6. Super Retina XDR Display.
    7. Pro Performance.
    8. The A13 Bionic Chip Again.
    9. Fast Charge Feature.  
    10. Deep Fusion. Faster Cellular. So much more. 
  1. Apple Retail – Apple 5th Avenue remodeled going to be re-opening on September 20th and some new tools to help consumers purchase and try on new technology

All in all a fantastic run down o f great new technology.

Watch the Keynote here. Watch Apple Keynote

Have a great day!

– Jean-Claude


Windows 10 Update 1903 – Not Working?

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Oh man. Let’s take a look what TechRepublic has to say about the new Windows Update 1903. Lots of issues especially with the Microsoft Surface Book 2 with the Nvidia GPU. Come on, man. I installed 1903 on multiple computers at client’s homes, labs and businesses and guess what, tons of install issues. UGH. Microsoft, please do better!

Read more here Windows 10 Update 1903 having issues?


Windows Updates? Maybe every 6 Months?

Listen, I think you need read this post and watch the video. There is some great information from both on the latest updates from Microsoft and what experts think about them. The problem that I have now is that all the updates are so massive that if you are not on a fiber connection to the outside world, you are screwed. Screwed! Did I say that THEY ARE MASSIVE! Take a read here and let me know what you think.

Powershell? Popular? What?

The scripting language has re-entered into the TIOBE index for the top 50 scripting languages. Who would have thought? Read and listen for more here from a post by Alison DeNisco Rayome on March 4th, 2018.

Intel Chip Flaw MELTDOWN affects Apple devices…

I am certain that you have been reading or getting notifications on your mobile devices about the recently discovered security flaw with Intel chips knows as Meltdown. Apple has addressed part of the issue with security updates and is hoping not to decrease performance. The flaw affects all Mac devices except the Apple Watch according the the company.

A very interesting read. You can get more more here…

UFO’s For real and you know it!

A great article in the NY Times from Helen Cooper. We found out that the government’s 22 Million Dollar Fund ($22,000,000) was hidden in a $600,000,000 fund and now we know what it was for! Love it!

My favorite quote – From Sara Seager, an astrophysicist from M.I.T., “what people sometimes don’t get about science is that we often have phenomena that remain unexplained.”


Click here to read more…