iPhone Essentials iOS 8 manual adds Health, Apple Pay and more

iPhone Essentials iOS 8 manual adds Health, Apple Pay and more

Apple's new and exciting features detailed in expanded iPhone course

Updated iPhone Essentials iOS 8 manual covers new iOS features including Apple Pay, Health, Touch ID, and Passbook.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (239)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Facebook adds legacy contact feature to accounts

Facebook adds legacy contact feature to accounts

What happens to your account when you die? Now you have a choice.

What happens to your digital history when you die? Should your presence be erased or should you grant access to someone to handle—and perhaps clean up—your online social media accounts? Facebook's new legacy contact feature lets you choose someone to have limited access to your account after death to memorialize your account.
Monday, February 16, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (684)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Google shutting down the Helpouts community

Google shutting down the Helpouts community

Helpouts connected experts and learners, but wasn't growing

Google is shuttering its Helpouts service on April 20 because of lackluster growth. Helpouts was an online service connecting experts and learners for a fee - but why pay when what you want is available for free?
Sunday, February 15, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (253)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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iPhone and iWatch to pair with implantable diabetes sensor

iPhone and iWatch to pair with implantable diabetes sensor

Continuous readings on a device you might already carry are in the near future

Medical device maker Dexcom is working on an app to pair their implantable glucose sensor with the iPhone and iWatch to display glucose trending.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (817)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Wellness on the Web Updated

Update includes new websites and mobile apps

Wellness on the Web has been updated with new websites and mobile fitness apps.
 
Friday, February 06, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (769)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Windows 10 revealed and I think you'll like it

Lots of great features and oh yeah, it's free

 I admit it, I'm excited. Windows 10 promises to do something I've wished for a long time: Erase app differences between devices.
Friday, January 23, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (1257)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Skype translator is a game changer for communications

Real-time machine translations breaks new ground for instant communication between those who don't speak a common language

 Skype Translator offers the stuff of sci-fi: real-time (or as close as possible to real-time) translations of a voice conversation in two different languages. When one user speaks, a computerized voice speaks the translation to the other user, and vice versa. A running transcription of the original and translated words appears in a sidebar, ensuring that any misunderstanding from the machine is obvious to the speaker.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (1448)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Exploring Google course updated

Exploring Google now covers Drive, Maps, and Calendar

The new Exploring Google covers three of the most popular apps: Drive, Maps, and Calendar. The new course manual is now available for partner download on the Downloads page. Read more for a complete overview and table of contents.
Monday, January 19, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (1046)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Facebook 2 update published

New screenshots and the new Facebook Groups app for mobile devices

Facebook 2 v3.0 is now available for partner/instructor access on the Downloads page. The course was refreshed with new screenshots and information about the new Groups app Facebook recently released for mobile devices.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (2166)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Facebook 1 update

Course update includes the new graphics and instructor-requested subjects

Facebook 1 has been updated to include the new icons and graphics as well as more complete coverage of topics requested by instructors.
Thursday, November 13, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (2635)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Skype update

New manual for Skype covers group video chatting, messaging, file sharing, and more

Skype has added new features and made some premium features free to all users. The Skype course has been updated to include group calling, file and screen sharing, messaging, and more.
Thursday, November 13, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (2605)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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New course iOS 8 published

New course is more in-depth and has been combined into one manual

The new manual for iOS 8 is on the downloads page in both English and Spanish. The manual is bigger and better than ever.
Thursday, November 13, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (2782)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
New iOS 8 Health app feature could save your life

New iOS 8 Health app feature could save your life

Feature makes your critical health alerts and emergency contact information available even when phone locked

Your phone might be the first link emergency personnel have to your medical data and emergency contacts. The new Health app in iOS 8 has a built-in ICE (In Case of Emergency) feature that can be accessed even if the screen is locked. Here's how to set it up, and alternatives for Android users and those without iOS 8 as well.
Friday, October 17, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (1326)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Microsoft reveals the next OS--Windows 10

The curtain was partially peeled back today for a glimpse of the future of Windows. The name was a surprise, what else did we learn?

Microsoft gave everyone a peek, and a time table of sorts, to the new Windows OS today. According to various rumors, the new edition was to be called Windows 9, or Threshold, or just plain Windows. Microsoft surprised everyone and christened it Windows 10, emphasising that this is not just an upgrade, but a whole new way of doing business.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (1034)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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iOS 8 adoption rate nearing 50% only 5 days after release

Apple developer website shows Apple users jumping on quickly

Adoption of iOS 8 reached nearly 50% 5 days after release according to Apple's App Store measurments. 
Friday, September 26, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (1187)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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iPhone 6 or Bendgate - Which is flimsier?

iPhone 6 or Bendgate - Which is flimsier?

There’s a lot of hype about the iPhone 6 Plus bending easily, but don’t take it too seriously. Just don’t sit on it.

Bendgate, the reported tendency of the new iPhone 6 to flex and bend, has gone viral. But today's mobile phones have always been subject to bending and the iPhone 6 is no exception. In fact, SquareTrade, the company that insures mobile phones, says the iPhone 6 is the toughest model they've ever tested. Get some perspective and watch the video here.
Thursday, September 25, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (1410)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Apple unveils iPhone 6 and (maybe) a whole lot more Tuesday

Will we see the debut of the iWatch, iOS 8, maybe even a new iPad?

 If you’re an Apple fan then Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 10am PDT is circled in red on your calendar and your reminders are set. Apple will be live streaming a huge event to announce the new iPhone 6 and, as their media invite said, they do wish they could say more.
Sunday, September 07, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (1431)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Think no one sees your resume? You may be right.

Resumes often fail to pass the software scan. Here's how to pass the barrier.

Traditional thought about resumes sometimes focuses on a great visual appearance, something that makes them look professional and appealing in hopes of making the person wading through the pile stop and look. The truth is, large companies use software to weed through thousands, even millions of resumes, and those fancy resumes can guarantee failure.
Thursday, August 21, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (1550)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0

Google photo sphere comes to iOS

App for iPhone and iPad takes stunning immersive photos

Google photo sphere might just change the way you take pictures. Gone is the traditional frame, replaced by an immersive 360 degree sky-to-earth photo. And now it's available for the iPhone and iPad.
Thursday, August 21, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (1434)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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New courses and updates

New courses and updates

PowerPoint and Excel courses are now available for partner download, iOS 8 and Windows 9 on the horizon

Hot off the press! PowerPoint 2013 (includes PowerPoint 2010), Excel Online and PowerPoint Online. iOS 8 release due soon, I think it's going to be the best yet! Rumors say that Windows 9 will preview in a few months.
Friday, August 15, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (1472)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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