The September 12 Apple Event: A Preview

The September 12 Apple Event: A Preview

We don't know exactly what will happen starting at 10 AM on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, but based on past history and the current rumor mill both Dennis and I are making our predictions on how the event will unfold. This is my post; expect to see Dennis's take on the event on Monday.

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AWT Publisher/Editor Steve Sande to speak at MacTech Pro Denver next week

AWT Publisher/Editor Steve Sande to speak at MacTech Pro Denver next week

Are you a Mac support professional? You've probably heard about the MacTech Pro Events, which are held throughout the country each year to bring together Mac pros to hone their skills in a one-day intensive session. I'll be one of this year's speakers at the MacTech Pro event in Denver, Colorado on June 28th, and would like to extend an invitation to AWT readers to attend the event and save $200 in the meantime. Just use this link to get early bird pricing on MacTech Pro Denver!

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watchOS 4 adds new faces, updated Workout app and more

watchOS 4 adds new faces, updated Workout app and more

First out of WWDC today were updates to watchOS. watchOS 4 will provide new watch faces, one of which will be powered by Siri intelligence. This will all be part of a free update this fall! The Siri face provides data that changes as the day progresses, with a rotation of the digital crown providing a 3D-list of what's been going on.

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It's World Backup Day! What's YOUR backup status?

It's World Backup Day! What's YOUR backup status?

March 31 is World Backup Day, a day set aside to remind computer users everywhere that backups aren't just a good idea; they're something that should be done religiously. Most of our readers are good about running backups on external hard drives with Time Machine or other apps (Carbon Copy Cloner, for example), doing online backups with services like Backblaze or Carbonite, and making sure that their iOS devices are backed up to iCloud nightly. Let's make sure that your backups will be able to help you in an emergency.

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AWT News Update: October 27, 2016 Apple Event Special Edition Podcast

AWT News Update: October 27, 2016 Apple Event Special Edition Podcast

Well, the livestream is done, the Apple web store is showing off the shiny new products, and all is over until the next Apple Event... We heard about some new Apple TV features, saw a bit of Apple history 101, and got to see the new and exciting MacBook Pro. But there are a number of things that did not get discussed during today's event, and in my super-sized podcast du jour, I'll cover both the things seen and unseen.

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Apple online store "closed", retail outlets setting up stanchions

Apple online store "closed", retail outlets setting up stanchions

With less than two hours to go until today's "hello, again" Mac event, the Apple online store is no longer taking orders, instead showing the standard "we can't wait for you to see it" banner. Listings for the existing MacBook line are still visible, of course, but the company just doesn't want you to order a MacBook Pro when there's something exciting and new coming out today...

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What we expect at tomorrow's Apple event

What we expect at tomorrow's Apple event

Tomorrow at 10 AM PT, we'll all finally get to hear what's going on at Apple at  its September product event. Based on rumors and confirmed leaks over the past few months, these are some of the announcements we expect to hear and see. You’ll be able to watch the event livestream to get the news as it happens, but we'll have updates and analysis during and after the event.

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