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All Talent Development Centre posts for Canadian technology contractors relating to Apple.

Knowing Their People – Apple’s Sixth Sense When It Comes to Their Latest iOS Update

Apple was one of the first companies on the market for smartphones, so it’s no coincidence that they are still coming out with great updates. The iOS 13 update is going to give iPhone users what they want out of their phones – speed and reliability. Apple has even opted to give users easy access to dark mode. In this video from Marques Brownlee, you’ll get to know what to expect from the new update and if you’re not an iPhone user, you’ll find out what you’re missing!

The Stories Behind Trillion Dollar Valuations

In the last year, three technology giants became the first companies to hit the $1 trillion-dollar valuation mark on Wall Street, with Microsoft being the most recent and Alphabet predicted to be the next. It’s an incredible feat, especially considering how each has their own story of highs and lows before their stock suddenly exploded.

This video from the Wall Street Journal explores each company’s accomplishment, where they came from, and what innovations helped drive them over the top. Where do you think these companies will go next? Will they keep growing, plateau or collapse? Who will be the next to hit this milestone? Share your predictions in the comments below.

Why are Apple Products So Expensive?

Apple is one of the world’s most valuable companies, and rightfully so. Their reputation for leading the way through innovation, top-notch service and quality products has earned them a spot as a premium technology supplier. Furthermore, it’s gained the company a loyal following of users who love Apple so much, they’re willing to pay what some refer to as the “Apple Tax”.

As much as we can’t argue Apple’s success, we also can’t ignore the fact their products are priced significantly higher than many of their competitors in the industry. Why is this the case? Is it simple marketing taking advantage of people’s desire to be cool or are there more justified reasons? Is the current strategy sustainable? For those answers and more, check out this video from CNBC International that explores Apple’s history, its products and its pricing strategy.

The Cool New Things You Can Do with iOS 12

Earlier this week, Apple finally released iOS 12 and reviews have been pretty exciting so far. While many features are unchanged, there are at least 19 new things you can do on your Apple device that you couldn’t do before. The even better news is that, rather than having to discover the new features on your own, Gizmodo did the heavy lifting for us! Here’s a summary of their list, and you can see their post for all the details.

  1. Create your own Memoji
  2. Add stickers and text
  3. Spot repeated passwords
  4. Clear notifications quickly
  5. Share photos more easily
  6. Search for photos more easily
  7. Tackle your smartphone addiction
  8. Browse for ebooks more easily
  9. Measure objects with augmented reality
  10. Enjoy shared AR experiences
  11. Be disturbed less
  12. Get more from Siri
  13. Browse the web in peace
  14. Use Google Maps in CarPlay
  15. Update iOS automatically
  16. Get more from Stocks
  17. Use gestures on your iPad
  18. Build your own Siri Shortcuts
  19. Make group video calls in FaceTime

Apple Staff Reveal 11 Mistakes iPhone Users Make

iPhone users take note — apparently you’ve been using your phone wrong! That’s according to this video from Bright Side that reveals 11 mistakes Apple staff say are made way too often. For example, do you always use your original charger or are you using the proper protective case? What about the temperature in which you use your phone — did you know it shouldn’t be used in certain temperatures?

Here’s the complete list of tips that are commonly mistaken by iPhone users. For all of the details and explanations, check out the video below:

  1. Don’t Leave Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on All the Time
  2. Reboot Your iPhone from Time to Time
  3. Don’t Use Location Services All the Time
  4. Don’t Let Too Many Apps Send Your Push Notifications
  5. Don’t Leave the Battery Uncharged for a Long Time
  6. Don’t Charge Your Phone for the Entire Night
  7. Turn Off Your Phone in Very Hot Weather, and Don’t Take it Out of Your Pocket in Cold Weather
  8. Choose a Protective Case that Covers All the Important Ports
  9. Don’t Clear All the Applications in Multitasking
  10. Always Have Access to the Phone Number Your iCloud is Connected To
  11. Use Only the Original Charger

 

Top 10 Worst Computers Ever (Video)

Every industry has them — new products that were expected to be the “next big thing” but turned into an epic fail. Sometimes it’s a company trying to diversify their current product (New Coke), other times it’s a company trying to get into an industry where they don’t belong (Did you know Bic tried to make underwear, Harley Davidson tried making perfume and Cheetos took a shot at the lip balm market?), and other times, it’s just another failure of an innovative company who tries everything (Google Glass, Google Plus, etc.).

Among the many product flops of all time, the computer market has not been immune. For proof, just have a look at this video from Top Media. It goes through, what they believe, are the top 10 worst computers ever. You’ll be shocked at the types of technology some companies tried to sell.

Every iPhone Speed Test Comparison 2016 (Video)

A few months ago, we shared a video review about the new iPhone SE. You may have heard many things about the new iPhone’s technology, and you’ll only truly know if you like it if you try it yourself. This video from EverythingApplePro may help put it into perspective, though. It’s a cool comparison of all iPhones ever made so you can truly understand just how many technological advancements have been made since that original iPhone 2G.