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What Is Apple Wi-Fi Calling and How To Use It

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Apple iPhone Wi-Fi Calling On December 12, 2016, Telus released a carrier update to compatible Apple iPhone devices enabling Apple’s new Wi-Fi Calling feature. This feature allows customers to send or receive calls or text messages (SMS and MMS) via Wi-Fi when their compatible device has little or no cellular coverage.  You can use Wi-Fi calling the same as you do on the cellular network, even if the person on the other end is not using Wi-Fi Calling. Though there is no additional cost to enable Wi-Fi Calling on devices, the calls and messages sent using this feature are billed the same as if they were made over Telus’ cellular network (minutes used to make local and nationwide calls are deducted from the customer’s monthly voice allowance and any overage will be rated according to the rate plan). Standard long distance charges apply when using Wi-Fi Calling. Wi-Fi Calling will only work within Canada at this time.   What you will need An Apple iPhone 6 or newer device (includes iPhone SE) with iOS 10.2 or newer installed. An active TELUS Wireless Postpaid rate plan with LTE SIM card. A Wi-Fi network allowing Voice over IP (VOIP) calling. Call quality does depend on the network and a minimum download speed of 0.5Mbps is recommended.   How to Activate the Feature Launch the Settings app. Select Phone. Select Wi-Fi calling then turn on You will need to read and accept the Wi-Fi Calling Terms and Conditions Enter your Emergency 911 Address. This is important as this is the address that 911 dispatchers will use if they cannot get a location from the caller in an emergency.   More information For any questions or concerns stop by Cambridge Electronics in the Cornerstone Mall or call us at 780-998-9551 If you would like more info on phone and plan details click here, to go to the Telus website.

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Apple’s iPhone 7 Screen Kicks A** See what the Experts Say

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Apple’s iPhone 7 Screen Kicks A** See what the Experts Say With the recent launch of the iPhone 7 on Friday September 16th comes a barrage of tests.  Apple has done it again see what the experts are saying.  We start with an article from Appleinsider’s By Mike Wuerthele below: No need for 4K display on Apple’s iPhone 7 because of screen quality, expert claims Apple’s Wide Color display on the iPhone 7 is the iPhone’s best yet, with a record high contrast ratio and record low reflectance according to a recent third party analysis, and the quality of the screen may cast doubt on rumors of a shift to OLED displays. DisplayMate has examined the displays on the iPhone 7 family, and has overall found them to be best in class. Besides just the contrast ratio and low reflectance, the company found the peak brightness in high ambient light situations to slightly exceed Apple’s claims at 705 nits. The analysts also discovered that the iPhone 7 has a screen reflectance of 4.4 percent, the lowest that the company has ever recorded in a mobile device. The overall record low is 1.7 percent on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Color accuracy, including both the sRGB and DCI-P3 Wide Color were examined. DisplayMate calls the iPhone 7 screen overall the “most color accurate display that we have ever measured.” “The iPhone 7 excels due to its record absolute color accuracy, which is visually indistinguishable from perfect,” says DisplayMate, “and is very likely considerably better than any mobile display, monitor, TV or UHD TV that you have.” As a result of the display improvements in the iPhone 7, DisplayMate claims that the screen doesn’t need the 4K resolution because of sharpness, will perfectly replicate any video content the user wishes to throw at it, and will force other manufacturers to “play catch-up fast” or be left behind in the marketplace. Well there you go.  Read the rest of the article here: Then we found another great article talking about Apple’s Iphone 7 screen.  Written by Joe Rossignol over at MacRumors below:   iPhone 7’s ‘Best LCD Display Ever’ Marks ‘Major Upgrade Over iPhone 6’ DisplayMate Technologies has declared iPhone 7has the “best LCD display” it has ever tested, calling it “truly impressive” and a “major upgrade” over the iPhone 6 based on a series of advanced viewing tests and measurements. iPhone 7 achieved the highest color accuracy, peak brightness, and contrast rating in bright light of any smartphone display, the highest contrast ratio of any IPS LCD display, and the lowest screen reflectance of any smartphone display. Apple’s latest flagship smartphone also has image contrast and intensity described as “visually indistinguishable from perfect,” and the smallest color variation when viewing the screen at an angle of any smartphone display. Color Accuracy and Power Efficiency iPhone 7 has two color gamuts, including a new 26% larger DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut, as found in 4K TVs, and a traditional, smaller sRGB / Rec.709 gamut. DisplayMate […]

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How much is Apple loved?

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How much is Apple loved? Every year consumer line up in long lines so yhey can be the first to get the latest iPhone.  This year is no different.  For the last couple days people have assumed their position to yet again be the first.  No other Brand that I know of brings out this kind of hype year in year out.  It wasn’t hard to find any sign that portrayed this regular fanaticism over Apple products on the web.  Below I post just a few of the stories which show how loved this International brand really is.  The first one says it all written by KRIS CARLON over ay Android Authority: “I love Apple no matter what” – this is how strong Apple’s brand loyalty is Imagine being so enamored with a brand that you’d be willing to spend a couple of days camping out in the street just for the opportunity to be among the first to pay full price for a new phone. Then, imagine how you’d feel when, around 12 hours before you should be walking through the doors of the store, you get told that the phone you want – in this case theiPhone 7 Plus – isn’t even available. What would your response be? SEE ALSO: WHY IS APPLE STILL ABLE TO COMMAND SUCH HIGH PRICES FOR ITS IPHONES?321 For Android fans, this level of brand loyalty might be a little hard to imagine, considering how fickle and ‘quick to ditch’ we can be. While our loyalty to Android itself might remain unchecked, the vast majority of us are perfectly content to throw an OEM under the bus for the slightest misdemeanor. For example, think about how much flak OnePlus received for their invite system; as bad as that was, at least it didn’t require any inner-city camping. Just take a cursory glance at Reddit, manufacturer support pages or tech forums and you’ll see the level of vitriol directed at one OEM or another for failing to meet our expectations in some way. Battery life not up to par? The whole software development team should be fired. Buggy camera app? Never buying another phone from this manufacturer. Android update taking too long? Get your pitchforks and flaming torches boys…. Android users are spoilt for choice. If Sony lets us down, we’ve got Samsung. If Sammy pushes things too far, we can switch to HTC. If HTC drops the ball, LG has our back. Not feeling LG any more? Then try Motorola. The list goes on and we can afford to be fickle. This is part of the joy of the platform. But how do you handle disappointment when you only have one brand to choose from? Simple: you ignore it. Check out the rest of the article here: Then there’s news that certain models are sold out and that’s before release day Ben Lovejoy reports from 9To5Mac below; Apple says Jet Black iPhone 7 and all 7 Plus models sold out; breaking news to those […]

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Evolution of the iPhone from the Original to the Current iPhone 7

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Evolution of the iPhone from the Original to the Current iPhone 7     With a storage space of 256 GB, RAM of 3GB, screen size of 5.5 inches and a dual-lens camera; Apple’s latest launch, the iPhone 7 is finally up for release. There have been numerous speculations about this Smartphone. But after its launch, all we can say is Apple’s Smartphone has indeed come a long way since the launch of the first generation iPhone 1.0. Well, iOS has truly witnessed a massive transformation over the last couple of years. When this Smartphone was first launched, the most entertaining thing to do with it was to watch Youtube videos or to find some new web based games. This was a time way before the inception of the innovative apps, multi-tasking tools and web based folders. As we look back, it is indeed great to see how Apple has so massively transformed itself from a simple touch based operating system that lacked several key features, to one of the biggest Smartphone bigwigs in the 21st century where the operating system now has more features and tweaks than a user would possibly need. Today when the latest version of Apple, the Apple iPhone 7 is up for launch, let us look back and observe how things have changed in the mobile operating system arena of Apple. Let us witness this impactful transformation that has taken place over the last one year and have completely revolutionized the digital world. iPhone (2007) After joining hands with Motorola in 2005, to come up with the first phone that supported iTunes, Apple left the failed promotion behind and secretly teamed up with AT&T. During this time, they handled all the aspects of the latest phone’s design. After a long wait of thirty month and a massive investment of $150, Apple launched its very first iPhone. The design language and the OS of this very first version laid major foundations for the upcoming iterations of this Smartphone biggie. In fact, till date, the OS and design language of iOS 1.0 are familiar to the latest iOS 7. For instance, you will observe that the placement of button had been quite the same for many years. Also, the screen size too had been 3.5 inches till the iPhone 5 was first debuted. At the launch event of the very first iPhone, Steve Jobs, the man behind iOS’s inception described the software of iPhone to be another variant of the OS X. Initially, Apple referred to the operating system of iPhone as iPhone OS. It was later changed to iOS after a couple of years. When it was first released on the month of June 29, 2007, the phone only shipped with a few apps. Some of them were the iPod, the push mail, photo gallery, text message, phone, the settings tweak, the camera, maps, Youtube, Calculator and notes. Back then, Apple didn’t even have an app store or the iTunes store. It was also during that […]

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Time for the Annual Bashing of the Latest iPhone

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Time for the Annual Bashing of the Latest iPhone   With the latest release announcement of the New iPhone 7  comes the bashing and all the negativity about Apple’s newest iPhone.  I find it comical how the barrage of negativity fills social media as well as all the International Media outlets.  This is a great sign that Apple has created another great success.  Like past years after the barrage of negativity  comes the massive demand for Apple’s latest product.  Love them or hate them you can’t deny the amazing success that is the Apple iPhone.  I really like this article which relates to the “bad press” about Apple dropping the headphone port written by Macworld by Jared Newman see it below:   Odds that Apple brings back the iPhone’s headphone jack? History says pretty slim Apple rarely backtracks once its mind is made up, and the exceptions don’t always last.   If you’re deciding whether to upgrade to the iPhone 7, the possibility of Apple bringing back the headphone jack in future phones probably shouldn’t factor in. History shows that once Apple makes up its mind on a product’s direction, the company rarely reverses course, even if there’s an outcry from customers. At best, Apple may extend the life of a popular feature through a portion of its product line, but these concessions tend to be temporary. Given Apple’s statements about courage in pursuit of a better experience, the headphone jack isn’t likely to be an exception. As proof, let’s look at some examples of where Apple has changed its mind after making deliberate product decisions, and what the outcome eventually was: Go here to check out the rest of the article very interesting. I found the video about this issue on Youtube you will find interesting.   Apple obviously knew what the future would hold with this lastest change and already have a very usable solution to this issue.  Please read this next article all about this issue by Benjamin Mayo over at 9To5 see it below: Apple’s answer to charging iPhone 7 while listening to wired headphones: the Lightning Dock   Apple deprecated what it called “ancient” technology yesterday, with the iPhone 7 lacking a 3.5mm headphone jack. The company is encouraging Bluetooth wireless headphones for audio playback (heralding its new AirPods) or using wired headphones via Lightning. However, with just one port, people who want to listen to music and charge their iPhone 7 at the same time are left with a conundrum. Apple’s answer to this problem appears to be the $39-49 Lightning Dock which adds a 3.5mm headphone jack when docked. This messaging appears to be the Apple solution, thanks to an email conversation sent to us by a reader. Zaheen Hafzer says he asked Phil Schiller about how to charge the iPhone 7 and listen to music at the same time. Schiller said whilst he prefers using the AirPods for the additional wireless flexibility, the Lightning Dock is the solution for wired headphones. Here’s what Schiller said according to Zaheen: Hi Zaheen, I like to listen on my AirPods while my iPhone 7 […]

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Apple announces the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, AirPods, and a new Apple Watch

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Today Apple unveiled the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, as well as their new Apple Watch and wireless earbuds. If you missed the livestream of the presentation, here’s a quick wrap-up video posted by Apple showcasing all the new products in 107 seconds.     The phones themselves are confirmed to have upgraded storage options in relation to the previous iPhones; starting at 32GB of internal storage, and then jumping up to the 128GB and 256GB options. The phones also come in two ‘new’ darker colours; a sort of anodized Black and a new glossy option that Apple is calling Jet Black. The devices are also all IP67 rated, which is a welcome addition, making them the first ever iPhones to be water resistant. If you would like to watch the full keynote in it’s entirety, here’s a link to their past broadcast: http://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2016/ The phones are slated to be available September 16th. If you have any questions, you can always contact us by calling (780) 998-9551, or come into our store. We will update when more news becomes available.

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Popular with Apple Today

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Popular with Apple Today Apple was busy in the news today.  The biggest tibit was that Buffett snapped up 9.81 Millions Share of the Company obviously while the stock is down.  maybe you should too.  See the article by Neil Hughes at appleinsider below:   Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys $1B of Apple stock Investor Warren Buffett has taken advantage of Apple’s lowest share price in years, as new filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveal Berkshire Hathaway now owns 9.81 million shares of the iPhone maker. Shares of AAPL were up nearly 2 percent in premarket trading on Monday after investors learned of Buffett’s new stake. The shares, purchased as of March 31, are valued at about $1.07 billion, as noted byThe Wall Street Journal. News of Buffett’s buy-in comes after activist investor Carl Icahn sold all of his shares in the company last month. Icahn said he still views Apple as a “great company,” but concerns over the Chinese economy and government led him to sell off his shares. And last week it was revealed that David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management also sold its stake in Apple, dumping more than 1.26 million shares worth about $133 million. Buffett’s stake in Apple is noteworthy because Berkshire Hathaway has traditionally avoided technology stocks. Berkshare also boosted its position in IBM, quarterly SEC filings reveal. Though Buffett didn’t previously own shares in AAPL, he did weigh in on the company in 2013, saying he thought Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook should buy back more shares and build value. At the time, he compared buying back shares of Apple to purchasing a dollar valued at 80 cents. Interesting read the rest of the article at appleinsider here: Also, in the news is the new release Apple did to its IOS read about 9to5’s article by Benjamin Mayo below: Apple releases iOS 9.3.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with bug fixes and security enhancements Apple just released iOS 9.3.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update weighs in at around 80 MB, although there are seemingly no new features. The update, as indicated by the version number, includes various bug fixes and security enhancements for iOS. Check Settings to update now. iOS 9.3.2 includes a critical bug fix for iPhone SE users with Bluetooth accessories; users were reporting audio quality issues. This is fixed with the new update. Be sure to read the rest of the news about the update here.   Lastly, iTunes got an update read about it here by 9to5’s Chance Miller.   Apple releases iTunes 12.4 with interface and navigation changes In addition to releasing software updates across iOS, Mac, and watchOS, Apple today has released an update to iTunes. The update brings iTunes to version 12.4 and includes the design tweaks that were initially rumored earlier this month. iTunes 12.4 introduces a variety of interface tweaks that Apple says make it easier to navigate the app and switch between different kinds of content. First off, there’s a new media picker that allows users to quickly switch between […]

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