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December 2019 

12/02 - No seminars on December 28th, but they will resume on January 4th.

November 2019 

11/20 - Apple today launched new battery cases for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.  The new battery cases will cost $129.

11/13 - Apple today announce the new 16-inch MacBook Pro that replaces the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2399 and is available to order today!

MacBook Pro 16-inch

  2.6GHz 6-core 9th-generation                 2.3GHz 8-core 9th-generation 

    Intel Core i7 processor                            Intel Core i9 processor

  Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz                       Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz

  AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with                 AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with

    4GB of GDDR6 memory                         4GB of GDDR6 memory

  16GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory              16GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory

  512GB SSD storage                                1TB SSD storage

  16-inch Retina display with                      16-inch Retina display with 

   True Tone                                                 True Tone

  Touch Bar and Touch ID                          Touch Bar and Touch ID

  Four Thunderbolt 3 ports                         Four Thunderbolt 3 ports

  $2,399.00                                                 $2,799.00

11/04 - Adobe is launching Photoshop version 1.0 today for iPad. For more details click here. For those who don’t like subscription based apps, try procreate for iPad for your artistic needs. 

Catalina feature: Sidecar

If you have already updated to the new macOS Catalina you may enjoy one of its new features called Sidecar.  Sidecar lets you pair your iPad to your mac to be used as another display.  The first thing you need to do is make sure your iPad has been updated to the latest version of iPadOS.  Both iPad and Mac need to be on the same iCloud account.  You should see an icon appear on your menu bar. Select it and the pairing should happen automatically.

October 2019 

10/28 - AirPods Pro are launching October 30th for $249 with Active Noise Cancellation. 

10/15 - There is a new repair extension program for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for no power issues.  Apple has determined that certain iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices may not power on due to a component that may fail.  For more details click here.

10/08 - The New 32GB and 128GB Apple 10.2-inch iPad Wi-Fi - 7th generation models have arrived. 

10/07 - macOS Catalina released. Before upgrading, make sure all of your software is compatible!

10/01 - The New 32GB Apple 10.2-inch iPad Wi-Fi - 7th generation should start arriving the this week. 128GB WIFI models arriving next week.  Supplies are heavily constrained.  The 32GB WIFI model will be selling for $329 and the iPad with 128GB of storage is $429.  Don’t forget the AppleCare + for iPad. 

Tech Repair News:  

    Apple has activated a dormant software lock on the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or XS Max. Only Apple batteries installed by Apple will authenticate the battery to the phone. If a non-Apple battery is used, the iPhone will never show its battery health and always reports a problem with the battery.

Tech Tips: New accent colors in Mojave 

    Mac's are highly customizable, but now you can choose an accent color other than graphite or blue. To change it, go the system preferences General pane.

    The accent color is used in drop-down menus, buttons, and checkboxes. You now have the additional colors of purple, pink, red, orange, and yellow. It's a nice feature to have if you like to customize your Mac's appearance.

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