Monthly Archives : September 2015

Free Password Managing – Good Free Password Managers – Dashlane Password Management | BVA IT Consulting Blog

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Are you guilty of using the same password for all your logins? This is typically discouraged especially if you’re attempting to secure sensitive content. With all the diverse apps and websites we now have available to us it’s understandable to not bother to create and remember a different password for every single one.  However, if one password is discovered you leave the flood gates open to everything you want to remain secure.

Dashlane is a free password manager that securely imports your passwords from your browser to a protected password vault. The database is encrypted with AES-256 encryption and only the user has the master password saved in his or her head.   If you are especially paranoid you can utilize a google authenticator for additional security.   Dashlane has the ability to identify weak passwords that might be easily cracked by hackers and creates stronger, more impenetrable passwords for you. It also alerts you when there is a breach and stops potential hackers in their tracks before your security is compromised.

https://www.dashlane.com/passwordmanager

New Apple TV Updates: Control Your Apple TV With Siri | BVA IT Consulting Blog

apple_tv_2015_roundupVoice controlled television is now available with the emergence of Siri-enhanced Apple TV. With the touch of the Siri button on the new remote, you will be able to voice command your virtual assistant to pull up your favorite shows, music, movies, and apps.  With the new Apple TV you will also be able to conveniently execute a universal search across all the available apps rather than searching through one app at a time. At the time being, Apple TV will initially work with the apps iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Showtime; however, Apple has affirmed that there are more to come.

As demonstrated in a demo, Siri seems to be capable of a lot more than just searching for a name of a show or movie. You can command for a specific episode of a show that includes a guest appearance from a certain actor for example and even have her skip back 15 seconds by simply asking ‘What did he say?’ You can also ask information about a movie such as “Who is that actor?” and the answer will display at the bottom of the screen.

The iOS-based operating system, tvOS, is what Apple TV will run; therefore, iOS games will be available for play on Apple TV. You will be able to sync Apple TV with other Apple devices, so games on your iPhone can be pulled up on your TV.

Hardware wise, Apple TV uses a 64-bit A8 chip and has HDMI and Ethernet ports. Pointing the remote to the television is now a thing of the past as the remote uses Bluetooth.

The Apple TV arrives to 80 Countries in October. The cost will be $149 for the 32GB and $199 for the 64GB.

What Is Better About The New iPhone: iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Improvements | BVA IT Consulting Blog

With the new iPhone, you not only get a few new and innovated features such as the 3D Touch and Live Photos, you get some other upgrades as well. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus come equipped with iOS 9, a faster touch ID sensor, an improved 12-megapixel camera, the ability to take 4K videos, faster performance with a new 64 bit A9 processor, and a new motion coprocessor which allows more features to run while low on battery.

Furthermore, the Riphone6setina HD displays of the new phones are made with the security of the strongest glass of any smart phone and the modern, custom made 7000 series aluminum is the same alloy used in the aerospace industry.

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Release Date and Cost Analysis | BVA IT Consulting Blog

 

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The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are set to arrive on September 25th, 2015. However, for those of you who can’t wait to get your hands on the new iPhone upgrade, preorders begin on September 12th.  On contract, the iPhone 6S will cost $199 for 16 GB, $299 for 64GB, and $399 for 128GB. The iPhone 6s Plus will cost $100 more for each GB configuration. On the other hand, the iPhone 5 will be free on contract and the iPhone 6 will drop to $99 and $199.  Also, Apple has implemented a new way to shift away from stiff contracts by introducing the “iPhone upgrade program. For $32 dollars a month, you can be guaranteed the newest iPhones yearly. This could be a good choice for people who love getting the most cutting edge technology on their phones every year.

New 3D Touch iPhone Feature – iPhone 6s and 6s Plus 3D Touch Feature Review | BVA IT Consulting Blog

 

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On the surface, the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus appearance is very similar to its former predecessor with the exception of the addition of a new ‘rose gold’ color. However, there are a few different and notable internal enhances that are worth taking in to consideration when deciding whether or not to obtain the new upgraded iPhone, one of which is the 3D touch. Those of you that have a Macbook Pro or Apple Watch will be familiar with the Force Touch feature, which is comparable to the new 3D Touch for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. 3D touch is essentially the Force Touch, but for the iPhone. It not only recognizes the touch of your fingers but also senses the force and pressure you apply, adding a new element of control you have over the content you seek to view. Simply add a slight pressure to open a sub menu of options/take a glimpse of something such as a picture or firmly press down to open its content in a full screen.

 

 

What Is New About The iPhone 6 and 6s – New iPhone Features Review | BVA IT Consulting Blog

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Get ready to preorder your new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Apple unveiled a wave of innovation with a new iPad, a revamped Apple TV, and of course new mobile phones at its special event in San Francisco, California. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are the ninth generation of iPhones since its first release in 2007.  New features include 3D touch, an enhanced 12-megapixel back camera with 4k video, a 5-megapixel front camera, and the capability of creating GIF images from photos. The new 3D touch feature is similar to the likes of an upgraded Force Touch, a feature used on the Apple Watch, Macbook, and MacBook Pro. Force touch essentially measures how hard you press, allowing you more control and enabling new user interface tricks. The 3D touch gives you the ability to take a glance at the content you are hovering over as well as opening it in its entirety depending on how long you press.

With regards to the camera, the upgraded iPhone has a 12-megapixel camera compared to its predecessors’ 8 megapixels, along with a sharpened auto-focus. Furthermore, with a new feature called Live Photos, you will have the ability to create GIFs with your photos.

New Apple iPad Pro Announcement – iPad Pro With Larger Screen and Apple Pencil Review | BVA IT Consulting Blog

Chief executive of Apple Tim Cook unveils the new 12.9-inch “iPad Pro” at its special event in San Francisco. The new and larger model features a faster processor as well as two major accessories-the “apple pencil”, the first Apple stylus-like device utilized for writing and drawing, and the “Smart Keyboard,” an attachable keyboard.  Not only is the new iPad Pro larger, it is more powerful and dyiPad Pronamic as it is the third size iPad that Apple has produced with a new A9 chip that Apple has said made it 1.8 times more stronger than the most recent iPad Air.

The new iPad Pro features a 10-hour battery life and also includes four speakers.  It is marginally thicker than the iPad Air and weighs approximately as much the original 9.7-inch iPad.

The 32GB model will cost $799 when it is released in November.