Will Analysts Ever Figure Apple Out?

Remember your teacher or parent’s definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Evidently, analysts and brokers need constant reminders of this when it comes to Apple and the rumors that surround the company and its products. I say that, but despite numerous examples, we keep treading over the same old ground over and over and over and………

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Tips and Tricks: Apple Music Now Playing Navigation

One bit of frustration I have had with the Apple Music app on my iPhone is navigation. While the basics of finding music actually work fine for me, it is the process of backtracking later on where I run into problems. If I search for music, I often find myself back at the Library screen and having to perform the same search again to get back to my results.

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Deals: Nomad Stand for Apple Watch

After a year of just sitting my Gen 0 Apple Watch on my bedside table with its charging cable dangling about, I started to see the value of using a stand. It is just a far more organized way to charge the device in a safe and efficient manner. Let’s be honest- it also looks a lot nicer not having the charge cable and puck sitting out in the open.

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Maps is Back Up, But Yesterday’s Outage Shows That Apple Still Has Work To Do

There has been a lot of talk about Apple’s growing suite of Services over the last year, and the fact that they, rather than hardware, may be the future profit center of the company. However, yesterday’s Apple Maps search and directions outage was a wake-up call that the company’s cloud offerings aren’t quite there yet.

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Deals: DxO One Digital Connected Camera for iPhone and iPad

While smartphone camera have come light years since the first iPhone, there is still a gap between them and larger lens DSLR cameras. If you are looking to step up your photo game, but still want to maintain the versatility of using your phone to store and edit your pictures, then well-know mobile camera brand DxO has just thing.

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Hits and Misses from WWDC- The Misses

Almost a week out from the WWDC Keynote, the reviews of Apple’s new software features and improvements are overwhelmingly positive. Their focus on performance and small details will benefit all users, not just those with the latest devices. Siri got what could turn out to be a huge boost from the new Shortcuts feature, which will be opened up for developers to finally get real access to Apple’s digital assistant. Apple also focused some well-deserved attention on macOS to round out a Keynote full of new goodies.

However, despite all of the welcomed additions, there were several things that people were ether hoping or expecting to see that we didn’t get on Monday. Let’s take a look back and some of the misses from WWDC.

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Normal X-Rays and Real Cases


Normal X-Rays and Real Cases is a brand new iPhone & iPad app designed for medical students and clinicians. It’s a quick reference app that contains 2000+ high resolution x-rays that can be used for comparison while interpreting x-rays.

It has three major types of content:

  1. Labeled X-Rays: a comprehensive set of labeled x-rays from head-to-toe. A complete radiographic atlas of human anatomy. Excellent for studying and reviewing regions of the body such as the head & neck, chest, spine, abdomen & pelvis, shoulders, and all extremities.
  2. Normal X-Rays: a collection of high-resolution normal x-rays (aka plain films). With 600+ studies, this collection has examples from paediatric x-rays to seniors. It covers all regions of the bodies with countless examples to compare to.
  3. (new) Cases: the recent introduction of Cases has added a whole new depth to the app. Cases cover pathologies from fractures to pneumonia with detailed descriptions of the initial report, to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. The growing set of real cases show x-rays of the patient on day 0 and follow-up x-rays until the patient has recovered.

The app is designed for clinical usage so it’s fast, reliable, detailed, and easy to navigate.

The reference X-rays you want.


Available any time.

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Deals: Merry Go Round Wireless Charger

Wireless chargers are all the rage these days. Sorry Android fans, but all it takes for an accessory category to achieve mainstream success is for Apple to join the party. That’s just how it is.

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Hits and Misses from the WWDC Keynote

Yesterday’s WWDC Keynote certainly wasn’t as exciting and feature packed as last year’s, especially thanks to the lack of new hardware announcements. However, it did bring us a pretty solid set of new software features and improvements. There were also some things that were oddly missing in action, but for this segment, I’m going to focus on the positives. Let’s take a quick look back at the Keynote.

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The WWDC Keynote is Just Hours Away. Here’s How to Follow the Action


The WWDC Keynote starts at 10 AM Pacific on Monday, June 4th. That translates to 11 AM Mountain, 12 PM Central, and 1 PM Eastern Times.

How to Watch

Streaming via the Web

If you are using a Mac or iOS device, you can livestream the video using Safari. Just go to this address and check it out live. It may also be possible to watch the stream on other platforms using a recent version of Firefox or Chrome. If you are running Windows 10, you can definitely use Microsoft Edge to get your live view.

Streaming via the WWDC app

If you prefer native apps to Safari on your iOS device, just download the free WWDC app in advance of the event, and the livestream will be available for you to stream.

Apple TV

If you have an Apple TV, the livestream of the Keynote will be available via the Events app.


While live-blogging was necessary to follow Apple events  before we had access to live video, they still remain quite popular. Many tech sites and Apple blogs still do this because there are plenty of Apple users who prefer the sense of community direct interaction you get with the live information and opinion from experts on site.

Here are a few notable liveblogs for your viewing pleasure:


Ars Technica

The Verge

Fast Company


The Mac Observer


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WWDC Wishlist Part Six- Best of the Rest

The WWDC Keynote is tomorrow, and predictions are everywhere. Although, just like mine, most seem to be nothing more than guesses. Some may be more educated than others, but it feels like there is even less solid information out there this year than last, and that’s saying something. Apple may struggle keeping hardware a secret, but they seem to have the software side down on lockdown.

I’ve covered predictions relating to Siri, the iPad Pro, the Apple Watch, iOS 12, and Services over the last three weeks. Now, as we enter the final stretch toward the big event, here are some of the best of the rest that I hope we will see tomorrow.

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