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If I find something interesting, I usually post it here. These are just short posts usually related to Apple and tech, but not always. Follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Apple iPhone XS Vs iPhone XR: What’s The Difference?

A very interesting comparison between the iPhone XS and iPhone XR. If you are looking at upgrading or purchasing one of these new iPhones, I highly recommend you read this. You may be surprised at some of the differences and if they matter.

Apple iPhone XS Vs iPhone XR: What’s The Difference?:

Those determined (or able) to live on the cutting edge can opt for the iPhone XS series but for everyone else, the iPhone XR is the model to buy. It’s the most interesting iPhone Apple has made in years…

Tutor for Stocks on the Mac – Mac, iPad, and iPhone Tutorials

I have a new tutorial ready for you! Learn all about the all new Stocks app on the Mac in Tutor for Stocks for the Mac.

Tutor for Stocks on the Mac – Mac, iPad, and iPhone Tutorials:

Apple introduced the Stocks app in macOS Mojave. With the Stocks app, we can watch our favorite stocks, view the most recent news on our stocks, and even view our stocks using the Today view on the Mac. In this tutorial we look at the major features, as well as some minor features of the new Stocks app with Tutor for Stocks on the Mac.

Tutor Stocks Mac

Exploring Custom watchOS Watch Faces – David Smith, Independent iOS Developer

A fun read on the idea of developing watch faces for the Apple Watch. It’d be interesting to see what developers would come up with if Apple opened up watch faces. I really like his Weather face.

Exploring Custom watchOS Watch Faces – David Smith, Independent iOS Developer:

I spent the better part of this week making my own watch faces, and it was glorious! This is the most fun I’ve had in development in a long time.

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CVS Pharmacy Now Accepting Apple Pay in Stores – Mac Rumors

CVS Pharmacy Now Accepting Apple Pay in Stores – Mac Rumors:

CVS Pharmacy has officially launched support for Apple Pay nationwide this week, a few months after Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the retailer would be accepting Apple Pay later in the year. CVS has been gradually rolling out support for Apple Pay at its stores in recent weeks, and now it appears to be officially complete.

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Apple iPhone XS Max review: Flagship imaging power – DxOMark

Lots of information and photos from the iPhone XS Max Camera.

Apple iPhone XS Max review: Flagship imaging power – DxOMark:

The Apple iPhone XS Max comes with one of the best mobile cameras we have ever tested, and in many areas offers noticeable improvements over last year’s iPhone X. Both still and video image quality in bright light are excellent, with a very wide dynamic range and good detail. Autofocus and image stabilization work swiftly and efficiently, and the camera is very reliable overall, consistently delivering good results.

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iPhone XS: Why It’s A Whole New Camera – Halide

I found this to be an interesting article on the software behind the iPhone’s new camera.

iPhone XS: Why It’s A Whole New Camera – Halide:

The iPhone XS doesn’t just have a bigger sensor: It has a whole new camera — and the biggest change is its reliance on computational photography.

What’s New in macOS Mojave – Mac, iPad, and iPhone Tutorials

Mojave Day2

I have another tutorial ready fo you! Hope you find it helpful!

What’s New in macOS Mojave – Mac, iPad, and iPhone Tutorials:

In this tutorial, I take a look at the major new features in macOS Mojave as well as some of the smaller features. Lessons include viewing recent apps in the Dock, the new privacy options macOS Mojave offers, using Desktop Stacks (I love this new feature), taking screenshots, using a Dynamic Desktop for your background picture, inserting photos with Continuity Camera, what’s new in Mail, what’s new in Safari, and more.

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Meet the People Helping Tim Cook Run Apple – Bloomberg

An interesting read on key executives at Apple.

Meet the People Helping Tim Cook Run Apple – Bloomberg:

Cook is the face of Apple. And design supremo Jony Ive is arguably the next-most important executive. But more than 100 other folks collectively help run the world’s most valuable company.

Just Because: How Apple’s Awesome Motion Watch Faces Are Made

They could have done this digitally… but they didn’t. I want to see more please. :)

Just Because: How Apple’s Awesome Motion Watch Faces Are Made:

“We probably could have done this digitally, but we actually shot all of this practically in a studio” says Alan Dye, Apple Vice President of User Interface Design, of the motion faces. “What I love about the fact that we did this is that it’s just so indicative of how the design team works. It was really about bringing together some of our various talents to create these faces. There are of course art directors, and color experts, and graphic designers, but also model makers who helped build these structures that we would eventually, you know, set on fire.”

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Tim Cook Interview on Good Morning America

Tim Cook was on Good Morning America recently showing the new features of the Apple Watch and iPhone. I found this entertaining to watch, Tim does a good job when being interviewed.