iPhone 8 Rumors: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good

  1. Entire Screen will be Touch ID

This is a potential addition to the new iPhone as dozens of rumors have surfaced about it following Apple winning the patent for the concept. This could be one of the most revolutionary and significant additions to the iPhone, but it is incredibly unlikely. Not only would this technology take up a significant amount of the display, but it would also take up a lot of battery power. If this was added, the size of the iPhone would have to increase dramatically to fit the technology and a larger battery.

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Why the Headphone Jack is the Same as the 30-Pin Connector

George Bernard Shaw, an Irish playwright and critic, once said, “If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.” As eloquent as this quotation is, it comes down to one simple truth: history repeats itself. On September 7th, 2016, Apple dropped the headphone jack and there were mixed responses. Most people resulted to condemning Apple on social media, few praised Apple for their efforts to modernize, and some, or maybe just me, slowly cried themselves to sleep next to their analog headphones. No matter the case there is one thing for certain: Apple got rid of the headphone jack and we are mostly upset. But, is this the first time Apple has gotten rid of old technology on their phones, replaced it with the lightning port in efforts to modernize their phones, and we all have responded radically negatively? Definitely not.

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Why Apple Trashed the Headphone Jack, and Whether It Was a Good Idea

On September 7th, 2016, we all suffered a great loss. On this day, Apple announced their iPhone 7 would not have a headphone jack, which is one of the most universally used analog audio connectors. The headphone jack was a great utility, and it will be forever missed. And because it’s riddance was announced by Apple, we can almost confirm that it will never be seen again, as its absence will be popularized by the massive corporation. Following their announcement, there was much confusion as to why Apple would do something so seemingly horrendous, alongside the belittlement of Phil Schiller for his whole self-proclaimed “courage” rant. To fully understand their decision, we must first look at what the headphone jack is, and where it came from.

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How To: Use Parental Controls

Parental Control is a great way to keep your children supervised without having to watch their every move. Parental Control is located in System Preferences under System. To use Parental Control, you will first need to create or use an existing account that does not have administrative controls, and then use an Administrator’s account to control the other account. Parental Control is able to limit computer usage time, websites, and many other things parents may worry about. A feature that I feel many parents will appreciate is the Weekday and Weekend time limiter and bedtime controls. These allow you to choose how many hours your child will be allowed to use his or her computer during the weekend or weekday. Setting the time is easy enough, just click the Limit Computer Use box and drag the bar to how many hours you will allow. The bedtime setter can be used to make sure your children are not up all night playing on their computers. For setting Bedtimes, select the checkbox and then punch-in the bedtime to wakeup time. In the Web section you are able to choose from allowing all web sties or customizing which websites to allow access to. Customizing websites can be a long task because you will need to type the URL of every website into the system, yet is viable if there are specific websites you would like your child to refrain from using. To do this click Customize in the Web section of Parental Controls. A new window will be brought up, and after there will be two sections, with an “always allow” and a “never allow” option. To add a website, just click the plus sign and type the URL in, and to take out a website press the minus sign. These are just a few of the many features Parental Control offers, check it out in System Preferences.

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