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Is there something you need to do on your Mac? With macOS Sierra, you just need to ask it. Siri is now available on your Mac, with new capabilities designed just for the desktop. But that’s not all you can expect from Sierra, stick around and let us give you a guided tour to your new OS.

 

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Have you ever tried to code? Of course not - you’re not a super-geek software developer, right? Those days of assuming that code is for programmers really are over. For a few years now, a lot of attention has been focused on coding programmes like Swift and Objective C; and now there is a new coding language that may just be everyone’s beginners course in programming. Learning to code teaches you how to solve problems and work together in creativ [...]

You may have heard about iStore’s iPad Trade-in campaign. But have you ever wondered where your old iPads go to? Well, they couldn't go to anyone more deserving than our bright students of this country. For every 10 iPads traded in at iStore by customers, one gets donated to an iPad lab and this time, it was Sunnyside Primary’s turn. 

Thanks to your kindness and trade-ins, we were able to donate our next iPad lab to the wonderful faculty and students of this [...]

 

There is no better story than one that leaves you with warm and fuzzy feelings after hearing it. And this story is about to do just that. So, if you’re the emotional type, grab a tissue and enjoy.

 

It all started in a little town called Nelspruit. A few months ago, Cat [...]

Some things just go well together – like salt and pepper, Ross and Rachel, popcorn and slushies. And it’s because they complete each other. Make the sum of the parts greater than the whole. Take the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro for example. On it’s own, it’s a huge jump forward for iPad, but add the power of the new Apple Pencil and Smart keyboard – well there’s just no matching the results.

iPad Pro is not just the latest iPad, it’s the future in the pa [...]

We’re not saying that an Apple Watch is more important than your passport, Forex or carry-on, but when you consider that with your device you can get a ping if there’s a flight delay or gate change, get step-by-step navigation through a new place, and even unlock your hotel room with a swipe of your watch, you realise it’s a really useful travel partner.

Here are some reasons why you’ll love Apple Watch:

  • On the go and want t [...]

Smart watches don’t often go in the same sentence as “style”, “fashion” and “accessorise”, but Apple Watch is runway-ready, and the latest fashion darling of the tech and watch world.

Apple Watch is like that little black dress that every wardrobe needs - it’s elegant, functional, fit for any occasion, and can be dressed up or down.

Reasons why you’ll love Apple Watch:

  • There’s a huge range to choose from. Fo [...]

Remember the days of the Filofax, Rolodex and Palm Pilot? Who could have anticipated that a smart watch could replace all this, and do more, like even take calls and summons your Uber?
Apple Watch is a serious workhorse, and can act as a diary, personal assistant, reminder and means of communication when you’re on the go or in a meeting.

Reasons why you’ll love Apple Watch:
Receive calls and messages. You can also send quick messages, which is great for multitasking and a way to keep on to [...]

Whether you’re a teacher, have a child at school, or one day will have a stake in education, here’s the word you should be paying attention to: Makerspace.

Much like iPads and technology shifted the way our kids learn and invigorated the way teachers teach, so too is global trend Makerspace transforming the learning space.

Make [...]

Whether your Mac has Retina display or not, is 12” or 13”, or weighs under 1kg or just over, you’re using a device that has millions of loyal fans around the world, and a creative and innovative history that started in 1984, when the first Mac was introduced. It was probably the most anticipated personal computer release ever, and its evolution over the last 32 years has resulted in devices that are fast, slick, powerful and beautiful.

They say th [...]

Tanya Meyer is an exemplary high school learner at Northcliff High School in Johannesburg, which has an ethos of  academic and extramural excellence. Tanya was constantly challenged  by the daily demands of juggling school work with sports and cultural activities. She became increasingly frustrated with the amount of time she spent on certain tasks, and started looking at efficient ways of simplifying the things she was doing. When her teachers started using iPads in the cla [...]

 

No matter which Mac you choose, you’re getting a computer that features the latest technology and lets you do amazing things straight out of the box. 

Free creativity and productivity apps

Free apps to write, analyse data, present your work in engaging ways, help you collaborate and produce amazing projects.

 

El Capitan

Build on our most advanced desktop op [...]

If you find that music is your motivator, inspiration or fuel when you work out, then you can find some sensational workout playlists on Apple Music.

If you’ve never tried out Apple Music, here’s what you need to know:

To try out Apple Music, ensure your device is updated to iOS 8.4 and upwards.

After it installs and reboots, launch the Music app. You can tap Start 3 Month Free Trial to begin the registration proc [...]

 

iPod touch

iPod touch is the perfect way to carry your music collection in your pocket. Now in 5 stunning colours. Listen to your favourite songs from your iTunes library. iPod touch offers the ultimate mobile gaming experience. Take great photos and videos with the new 8MP iSight camera and improved FaceTime HD camera. Stay connected with Messages and the most popular social networking apps, all on a beautiful 4-inch Retina display.1 

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Since the introduction of iPad and the Sage Evolution Mobile applications, Chemvulc has brought new speed and efficiency to their customer service and sales. Previously, with the manual processes and heavy administrative tasks, a customer would receive their invoice in a few hours or days but with the use of iPad and Sage Evolution Mobile, sales reps can now complete complex pricing and inventory processes in a fraction of the time it once took. It has allowed Chemvulc to reduce the amount [...]

The iPhone is power [...]

On June 16, 1976, he captured an image that helped to change the course of history. Now, at 80, Sam Nzima is using his iPhone to tell the stories of the future.

History is what happens in the blink of an eye. The camera captures the moment, and in an instant, an image is transformed into a memory, a symbol, an icon of its time. A movie starlet standing on a subway grating, her skirt flaring in a sudden rush of steam. A man in a spacesuit, standing next to a star-spangled banner on [...]

 

Top Billing presenter and award-winning multi-talented filmmaker Jonathan Boynton-Lee is as awesome behind the camera as he is in front of it. Jonathan was an iPhoneography judge in 2014, and this year he won the overall award in the abstract category for his image "Voyeur". Jon is a keen iPhoneographer, and we recently spent some time with him, finding out more about the guy behind the camera.

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iSchoolAfrica is an education initiative developed by Apple’s local Value Added Distributor, Core Group, which reaches under-resourced rural and township schools across South Africa. The overall objective of the initiative is to empower teachers and students by providing them with access to the world’s most advanced educational technology and classroom practices.

The iSchoolAfrica iPad Learning Programme combines mobile iPad labs with training, support, integration, monitoring and evaluati [...]

Most people think of iTunes as a place for music, shows and app, but it’s also a library of education, literally.

iTunes has a section called iTunes U, which has an ever-growing collection of educational courses from institutions around the world such as Harvard, Stanford and MIT. You can freely access more than 800 000 resources on every topic from how to create origami art to how to bake a scuffle to how to start a startup company. iTunes is brilliant if you’ [...]

Located in the outskirts of Pretoria and founded in 1954, Transoranje School for the Deaf has 200 deaf and hard of hearing children from pre-primary to high school. A government-subsidised school, it is also a place where the children are cared for, loved and recognised. The school’s over arching philosophy is to empower their students by developing them into well-adjusted, responsible, independent, productive and self-sustaining individuals who are well pr [...]

These days it’s not enough to have a great product, workforce and market. To be better, faster and more productive, you need to call in the big guns, or as they’re commonly knowns as – apps.

Footwear Trading, which represents top brands such as Diesel, Levi’s, Jeep, Skechers and Fila in South Africa put their best foot forward and got an app built for their business, which has completely shifted their operations.

Footwear Trading [...]

iOS 10 is officially available in SA. So, what’s new? We are going to take you through all the awesome features and let you in on everything you need to know about Apple's dramatically different iPhone and iPad update.

The new interface is almost unrecognisable, but you are going to love all the new features and what iOS 10 has to offer. What makes it sweeter is, it’s totally free to download, just make sure you’re in a Wi-Fi hot [...]

 

It’s time to get a new Apple device. Finding the best price and contract is pretty labour intensive. But, what if we told you iStore has taken the admin out of finding the best cellular deal for that Apple product you’ve had your eye on? Great, we have your attention! Just scooch on over to iStore’s Cellular section and we’ll show you exactly what we mean.

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Sure, it’s important to know how to pitch a tent, hang a picture straight and change a tyre in lightening speed without breaking a sweat. But we have a couple of hints to give your old man this Fathers Day to make sure that on top of his manly skills, he’s always up to date and in the know. 

 

1. How to take a selfie:

Technically challenged or not, selfie taking is [...]

Music improves visual and verbal skills

Several studies have shown that music education at an early age stimulates the child’s brain in a number of ways that helps to improve verbal skills, communication skills and visual skills.

A study that looked at 4 to 6 year olds who were subject to one month of musical training that included training in rhythm, pitch, melody, voice and basic musical concept [...]