Need to Know

They say summer bodies are made in winter, and as the temperature drops, it seems like there is no better time than now to start working towards a healthier, fitter you. With the help of an Apple Watch, of course.

Technology and fitness go hand in hand these days. And there is nothing more rewarding than being able to track your data and stats after an intense workout. If you are serious about i [...]

 We use mail everyday, all day long. We even have some relationships with clients and colleagues that exist solely on mail. Without a doubt, mail is a super important form of communication in our tech-savvy world. Apple Mail is quite versatile, filled with options and features. If you are one of those people who likes shortcuts and tweaks, here is a list of Apple Mail ones you are so going to love:

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Aaah, the annual family road trip to the coast, family farm or visit to the grandparents is upon us. And just as you’ve strapped the kids in, filled up the car and made it to the first intersection, you hear those dreaded words… “Are we there yet?" No need to panic, we’ve found some ways to keep everyone in the car entertained and in good spirits throughout the trip and even on holiday. So, let’s get started, shall we?

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Over the past few years, coding has become less of a ‘geek’ thing, but more of an necessary day-to-day tool. Coding (also called programming or developing) is telling a computer, app, phone or website what you want it to do. Coding hasn’t become this popular by accident. There is a growing understanding that knowing how to program is essential, especially for younger generations. In a world where almost everything can be answered with a quick Google search, it’s s [...]

 Technology often gets a bad rep when it comes to searching for stress-causing culprits. And it may be true. We can never be without our phones, iPads or laptops. But it’s not the devices that are causing the stress, is it? It’s what we do with them that makes us want to pull our hair out, or yell profanities at the top of our voices.

 So how do we get smart about this, and turn what should be a major stress causer in our lives to our new “ZEN”? We have a few ideas for you to try out:

 

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Get the right light
Whether it’s a warm sunset glow or a dramatic bright haze, lighting is one of the most important factors to consider when taking great photos. Experiment with different angles to get the best light and play with exposure and brightness when editing your photos. You can even add things like flares, fog and shimmers to photos using third party apps like Lens Distortions. The iPhone 7 Plus has also been specifically designed to take sharper, clearer photos in [...]

 

With an iPhone and the amazing apps available, you can create your own music no matter where you are or what you’re doing. Add in your Beats headphones to the mix and your composition is nothing short of magic. The App Store has a library full of one-of-a-kind apps that allow you to create music in ways you never have before. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

Garageband is an app designed by Apple that is suited to all types of musicians from beginner to expert. It turns yo [...]

Believe it or not, not everyone wants to hear our music. Maybe they don’t know good music when they hear it, or they're just easily distracted. For this, and for many other reasons, headphones are an absolute must in our daily lives. While we know Steve Jobs didn’t invent earphones, Apple has revolutionised the way we listen to music today, and has evolved the in-ear piece for a better, stylish listening experience.

So, let’s take a walk down memory lane and have [...]

Sure, you could get the standard box of chocolates and bunch of flowers this year, just like you did the last. But why not spice things up a bit with something a little more adventurous and thoughtful? Whether it’s a gift that goes hand in hand with your declaration of undying love or just a simple gesture of appreciation for someone special in your life, iStore has the perfect selection of accessories that are going to make hearts flutter this Valentines Day.

The perfect gift for [...]

 

So what are your goals for 2017?

 

Was your time management a little all over the show in 2016? Have you promised yourself that this year, you’re going to spend less of your day wasting time and find easier ways to do things while giving productivity a new meaning in your life? With iPad, iOS 10 and some incredible apps, there are endless ways to streamline day to day tasks to save you a ton [...]

It may sound a little bit technical but really, it’s very simple. A CPO unit is a refurbished unit that has gone through Apple’s certified rigorous tests and checks to make sure it matches up to Apples high standards. It is tested for full functionality and comes with a new IMEI number and outer body. Not only that, it also comes with a standard 1 year warranty.

 
They are factory quality guaranteed, just like a new one.
They come with a standard 1 year warranty, [...]

 

On December 15th, the first-ever mobile game featuring the most iconic video game hero of all time will be available on iPhone and iPad in South Africa. Super Mario Run.

 

What can you expect from Super Mario Run for iOS?

If you’ve been playing Super Mario since before you knew how [...]

Apple Music 101

Do you keep hearing about how awesome Apple Music is but you’re not entirely sure what it is?

Here’s a quick point by point summary to get you up-to-date

• Membership to Apple Music unlocks a library of over 30 million songs for you to enjoy.

• By paying a flat rate, monthly fee, you have full access to the Apple Music library.

• It works across all [...]

AirPlay all the way 

One of the most popular features of Apple TV is that you can effortlessly mirror your Mac or iOS screen to a TV using Airplay. This is especially useful at the office for a slick, professional presentation or meeting. To get started, select the Airplay icon that appears your menu bar and activate your display preferences to mirror your Mac to the TV that your Apple TV is connected to. Your Apple TV will mir [...]

Let’s face it, life is busy. Whether you’re a mom, an entrepreneur running a small business, trying to stay fit or just making sure life has some sort of balance between work and play, there always seems to be a list as long as your arm of things you’re trying to pack into your day. So when you hear that “there’s an app for that” to make something you have been doing a whole lot easier, who wouldn’t jump at that? So we thought we’d make finding those apps easy as [...]

Parting with your faithful old Mac isn’t always easy. At iStore we’re here to make the process super simple right from figuring out how much your old Mac is worth, to getting familiar with your beautiful brand new machine. 

 

How do I know the value of the device I am trading in?

Easy! You can do this by visiting iStore or by using the online checker at [...]

The Apple watch isn’t necessary. Nobody NEEDS it. And I really didn’t want to write anything nice about it. First of all I’m not a watch-wearer. Second of all, I’ve already got my phone. Why would I want this thing buzzing on my wrist?

 

Wearables have had mixed success since everyone proclaimed them the next big thing. Google glass was universally considered a disaster, though many have said it’s a portent of the future. We’ve all heard about clothing that can receive and send informatio [...]

You’ve had an Apple Watch on your wish list for some time now and with all new features coming on watchOS 3, you’re taking your first step towards an experience unlike any other. With updates that give you a faster, more powerful and more intuitive Apple Watch, life just became a whole lot easier.

 

Stay cool, calm and collected with the beautiful new Breath app which helps you to take some time out in your day for some relaxing deep-breathing sessions.

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The highly anticipated WatchOS 3 is set to roll out in the next few months. You can expect significant changes that will make your Apple Watch feel faster, be more intuitive, and even more powerful than ever before. Let’s explore these new features that’ll help make life’s daily tasks better.

 

     Performance & experience  

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When Anshuman Ghosh moved to South Africa 5 years ago, he had minimal experience in photography and loved doodling in his spare time. Having grown up in a family where a creative atmosphere was always present meant that over time, Anshuman was constantly developing his artistic ability in ways that he had not yet even realised. Being an engineer by profession and a devoted dad, his time is in high demand and it was only in 2015 that he really began to explore his passion for [...]