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Storm is a technology enthusiast, who resides in the UK. He enjoys reading and writing about technology.

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In another very insightful piece, Ben Thompson – Apple analyst suggests the impact of the Apple Watch is being underestimated based on the numerous reviews he has read so far. I am confident that many critics of the Apple Watch as it stand today, will find a valid reason to buy one in the future. Read more..Read More
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Writing for TechCrunch, John Biggs – a self-confessed mechanical watch lover, is sticking with his Apple Watch. “It’s the saddest thing in the world for me to say but, after years of calling each and every smartwatch nice but not necessary,  “I’ve finally succumbed to this shiny bauble for a number of reasons,” Biggs writes. According to Biggs, here are the key reasons why the Apple Watch has won him over: It gets notifications right It’s beautiful It replaces my other wearables – and my phone It is new Can’t wait toRead More
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In his latest research notes to investors, Ming-Chi Kuo – the most accurate Apple analyst, has revealed more details on the next generation iPhones. The next-generation iPhones or iPhone 6s/ iPhone 6s Plus will feature the company’s new Force Touch technology and sport a stronger aluminium chassis. Here are some of the key points from the report: The new iPhone line-up will come with Force Touch, and this will be one of the biggest selling points of the new devices. There will be no 4-inch iPhone in the line up. The iPhone 6sRead More
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This certainly won’t be everyone’s idea of a killer app for the Apple Watch, but Apple developer Comex managed to get a web browser to run on the device. The app certainly won’t win an award for user experience based on the video below: Via 9to5 Mac SourceRead More
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Posted On May 6, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Editorials, Featured

The Apple Watch As A Gaming Device

In mid-April, we posted some quotes from analyst Horace Dediu supporting the launch of the Apple Watch as a watershed event. Dediu compared the launch to that of the iPhone or Mac before it, and indeed Apple’s newest major product does seem to have that type of potential to establish an entire new tech market of its own. For now though, most consumers are still getting used to the idea and/or functionality of the Apple Watch, and no one seems quite sure what to do with the thing. To someRead More
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The folks at Consumer Reports showed they are very impartial  when it comes to reviewing Apple products after refusing to recommend the iPhone 4 back in 2010. As a result, one can expect an unbiased analysis of the Apple Watch from the guys. According to their latest review, the Apple Watch fared better than competing smartwatches in multiple durability tests. From Consumer Reports: As part of our durability testing, we run all smartwatches through a scratch-resistance test with a series of picks calibrated to the Mohs scale, which uses 10 minerals of increasing hardnessRead More
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According to an exclusive report from AppleInsider, Apple’s yet to be announced iPad Pro is expected to sport many new features not seen in the current iPad line up. Sources told the publication at that the 12.9-inch iPad will include an all-new Bluetooth stylus accessory with pressure sensitivity, support for Force Touch input, and a USB-C connector.   From the report: Apple is expected to include an NFC radio within the new 12.9-inch iPad. This will serve as a payment receiving terminal for Apple Pay. iPad Pro will come withRead More
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Many diehard Apple fans bemoaned the fact that they could not line up at their local Apple Retail Store for the Apple Watch. Writing for TechCrunch, Fitz Tepper pointed the finger at Apple’s Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts: There’s an irony in all of this. Apple’s previous Retail Chief, Ron Johnson, spent the better part of a decade building out Apple’s presence to almost 500 stores, so customers could line up around the world to be the first to get new Apple products. Now, in the first big launch under the Ahrendts regime, theRead More
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According analyst Horace Dediu, the launch of Apple Watch is comparable to the launch of the Mac or the iPhone. Dediu elaborated by suggesting the Apple Watch is a completely different product in that it tries not to do more but to do less. However, the things it does are more meaningful, more thoughtful. Horace Dediu: However it does not feel like a watch conceptually. I find myself drawn into a conversation by its vocabulary of vibrations. I find myself talking to it. I find myself listening to it. I find myselfRead More
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Posted On April 10, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Editorials

How To Check The Size of Your Photos Library

Apple unveiled their new Photos app with the latest OS X 10.10.3 update. One of the major features is that users are now able to access their photos and videos stored in iCloud Photo Library from the Mac, iOS devices or iCloud.com. The down side to this is that you will have to purchase extra iCloud storage depending on the size of your library. The video above is a quick tutorial on how to check the size of your Photos Library. SourceRead More
The Tech Storm How To Remove Unwanted Adware That Displays Pop-Up Ads From Safari
How To Remove Unwanted Adware That Displays Pop-Up Ads from Safari Most of us have been there before. Pop-up Ads can ruin your online experience and in some cases these software can be malicious. Here’s a quick visual guide of how to get rid of them from Safari. Please check out this Apple support page if the method below does not work:   According to Apple, these are examples of ad-injection extensions, but there are others: Amazon Shopping Assistant by Spigot Inc. Ebay Shopping Assistant by Spigot Inc. Searchme by Spigot, Inc.Read More
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Posted On April 8, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Top Video Reviews Apple The Apple Watch

The reviews for the Apple Watch are out and the general consenus is that the Apple Watch is not a “must have” device, but you will want one. Here’s a round up of the top video reviews of the Apple Watch: Wall Street Journal: The Telegraph: The Verge: CityTV: Bloomberg Business: The Daily MailRead More