This is the 37th post in a series called 5 Things. Each week I will share a combination of technology articles and apps that I have discovered and liked in the past week. Anything highlighted in blue is a link to an article, an app, or another section of my website.
This is an incredibly insightful look at the possibility of Apple developing a "smart" watch. The author explores some of the ways a person might use a "smart" watch.
I wouldn't be surprised if Apple isn't at least exploring the possibility of creating a "smart" watch.
Britta and I made the decision when we got married to not have a television in our house. Does that mean we never watch any movies or television shows? No.
We chose not to have a television so we wouldn't end up watching random shows while we were bored and so we wouldn't be subjected to the constant barrage of advertisements that tempt you to buy stuff that you don't need.
We make extensive use of Netflix and iTunes for our media consumption. I love the direction that Reed Hastings is taking Netflix. We just started watching the new show House of Cards that Netflix produced and it's wonderful. It's the way television should be. Not only is it commercial free, but they released the entire season on the same day so you can choose how to watch it. Space out the episodes and enjoy it over a period of time or become obsessed and watch multiple episodes in the weekend (guilty).
I thought Nancy Hass did a great job with this article and I would encourage you to check it out!
The year is 2020.
Apple is stil selling truck loads of consumer gadgets. They are still making Macs, iPhones, and iPads. The trend that I have witnessed over the years is that people who buy an Apple product tend to buy additional Apple products. I can't imagine this trend reversing itself anytime soon.
Facebook has gone the way of MySpace. The majority of its users have left for a different service just like people left MySpace before it. The primary reason will be due to increased advertisments and concerns over privacy.
I do believe that all companies and empires will crumble eventually but to think that Apple will fall in the near future is foolish in my opinion.
This is a very common question that I receive during classes and while working with clients.
In my mind it makes sense to share an AppleID for purchases. Why should my wife have to pay money for the same App that I just downloaded? We even share the same AppleID for iCloud so we can sync our calendars, contacts, and reminders. I know that Britta doesn't want to receive FaceTime calls or iMessages intended for me on her iPad mini. We set up a seperate AppleID for her for those purposes.
If you want to share an AppleID for purchase and one for services check out this article and scroll down to the section titled, "Using One Apple ID for Purchases And One For Services". It will walk you through the process. If you still need help after reading this article I am always available to help!
Krop Circle is a new App that allows you to crop your photos with various shapes. The free version of the app comes with just a circle crop. For less than one George Washington (99 cents) you can unlock numerous other shapes. I have enjoyed using this app to create some neat looking photos!