All posts by Storm Williams

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

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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
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According to the latest report from BuzzFeed, Apple’s next generation set-top box will not support 4K video capability. It is rumoured that Apple will give 4K a miss since it is not a widely accepted format and its currently expensive to support at scale, according to the report: SourceRead More
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Well respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities told investors in a research note on Thursday that the next-generation iPhone will feature the new Force Touch input found in the Apple Watch and 13-inch MacBook Trackpad. According to AppleInsider, Kuo believes that the new technology will be the most significant change to the iPhone to date that Apple might just call the new device “iPhone 7″ instead of “iPhone 6s.” “We believe that the iPhone’s Force Touch sensor doesn’t directly detect the pressure applied by fingers,” Kuo said. “Instead, itRead More
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Sketchy new images of the rumored iPad Pro have surfaced on Italian website HDBlog.it . The purported iPad Pro features a camera and microphone hole sit in the upper-right, next to a pair of switches set into the curve of the right edge. More importantly, there is speculation that the new iPad could sport a USB-C connector.   From the article: On Chinese microblogging site Weibo, were published some images that might be shown the alleged iPad Pro. In the pictures, they would have seen a second connector (it is not known whether LightningRead More
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Posted On March 30, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Editorials

Purported Rear Shell of 4-Inch iPhone 6c Surfaces

It has been widely rumored that Apple is working a new iPhone 6c to launch later this year. Here we have images from Future Supplier of the purported rear shell of the rumored device. From the article iPhone 6C Rear Housing-1At the first glance, it looks just like a normal iPhone 5C rear housing, but if you take a closer look at it, you will find something different. There are two distinct differences. The first is the rear camera flash hole. For iPhone 5C, the hole is a round shape, while for theRead More
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So much for less bloatware.Read More
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According to a new report from ComputerWorld 650 MPs in the United Kingdom are about to get an iPad Air 2 as part of the a cost saving measure. At around £500 a pop, UK taxpayers may fail to see the saving in this. It will cost about £200,000 per year over the next Parliament, adding up to a total of £1 million, or £1,538 per MP over five years. Nevertheless, the Parliamentary ICT team is expecting to save  £3 million a year by getting MPs and staff to read andRead More