#TechTuesday – Increasing iPhone Storage

As smartphone use grows, so does the amount of data they produce. Whether it’s juggling photos and videos taken during trips, or movies and music to entertain while out, the amount of storage your phone holds is an important factor in how useful it is.

In fact, one of the first recommendations we have for those shopping for a new iPhone is getting the most storage you can afford as most modern smartphones don’t allow internal storage to be expanded easily or at all.

If you’re running out of storage, you can look into options like making use of flash drives with a Lightning port connector (such as the PNY and Leef) connect directly to your iPhone’s data port for access.

Other options include Wi-Fi enabled portable hard drives.

And definitely consider protecting your data through the use of cloud services, including Apple’s iCloud but also 3rd party services like Google Drive or Dropbox.

#TechTuesday – Apple’s WWDC 2017 Announcements

Apple likes to open their Worldwide Developer Conference with some upcoming hardware and software announcements, and this year was no exceptions. WTAM 1100 Newsradio’s Bill Wills and I talk about the upcoming iMacs, HomePod, iPad Pros and iOS 11 on this week’s #TechTuesday segment.

WTAM 1100 – Apple TV and iPad Pro

Bill Wills and I talk about upcoming Apple products, including the iPad Pro and Apple TV, as well as alternatives already available on shelves, such as the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or Roku 3. Listen to #TechTuesday at 7:50am every Tuesday on WTAM 1100 Newsradio.

WTAM 1100 – Apple Watch and New MacBook

Apple WatchPlay Audio – WTAM 1100 Newsradio – Tech Tuesday – March 10th, 2015:

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioThe end of Winter and return of warmer weather always brings strong feelings of change. It’s also a good time to introduce new products like Apple did at their Spring Forward event on Monday.

At the event, Apple re-introduced their Apple Watch ahead of its April 25th release date. While this is a new product category for Apple, there is already a wide range of smartwatch options available in stores. For details on Apple’s competition, visit the Best Buy Smartwatch Buying Guide.

While the Apple Watch stole most of the attention at the show, many Apple Mac users are excited by the new MacBook announced at the event. To make the device lighter and thinner, Apple removed all but a single USB-C port. As more users transfer data to and from their devices wirelessly, we may see this trend spread to Windows laptops and Chromebooks.

WTAM 1100 – IBM and Apple Partnership

Play Audio – WTAM 1100 Newsradio – Tech Tuesday – July 22nd, 2014

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioIf you use your smartphone with your business, the recent news stories of IBM’s partnership with Apple may have piqued your interest.

IBM and Apple started out as rivals for the PC market in the very early 80s before it became Mac vs Windows. While IBM left the personal computer space over the next few decades, they continued to be a very important player in enterprise environments.

In the last 7 years, smartphones and tablets have become one of the fastest growing markets for what are really still personal computers. However, even though we’re more likely to turn to a smartphone to check our personal email, or use a tablet to surf the web, the support for these devices in a corporate environment is still a huge area of growth opportunity.

With Apple’s strength being consumer hardware and IBM still being a well-known enterprise systems developer, you’re likely to see a much more robust approach to helping companies supply, manage and support devices like iPhones and iPads.

When you’re dealing with hundreds or thousands or even tens of thousands of corporate employees, often across different locations and even time zones, the ability to manage user accounts and access from those highly-mobile devices can be a nightmare for your company’s IT department.