Apple Stocks? What does it mean?

Hey guys I know its been a while since my last post, but I thought this would be a good time to give you an update on Apple, myself, and even some friendly investment advice, so keep reading!

I’m sure many of you have seen in the news how Apple stocks have recently tanked, and yes I sold all of my shares just before the big drop happened, simply because I knew it was coming.

Well the reason it happened was because Apple has been a bit low on sales, and in this recent quarter report I believe they were roughly around 18% below where they were expected to be. Many share holders saw this coming and knew they wanted to take their money out before it was too late. I personally think Apple will continue this downtrend for a while, eventually it will be a good time to buy back in but it won’t be anytime soon.

If you’re reading this and don’t know much about stocks or even personal investment I think you should listen carefully. You should control your own life and your own wealth. Life is a continuous learning process, you make yourself become whatever you decide to put in. I honestly believe if you pick up as many books about stocks as you can, and learn, you can invest your own money. You will  make a lot more than just leaving it in a standard “savings account” or a “retirement fund.” I wouldn’t want anyone else being in control of my future, and if you’re really interested then shoot me an email and we can talk about it and I can show you the right path to follow.

Otherwise I do believe it will be a while before Apple bounces back, but I don’t doubt the company at all, it’s just how the market goes sometimes.

What do you think? Do you think Apple will make it back to the top or not?

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The Battle is on: Apple vs. Netflix

Are you even surprised? Apple has slowly been getting into every market, before you know it, Apple will be a competitor in just about everything. We know Apple has some great products such as the iPhone, iPad, MacBooks, Watches. Not too long ago they have begun to offer Apple Music to take on Spotify and Pandora. Now with the Apple TV, not only could get rid of DISH and DIRECTV, but they can even take on Netflix.

According to a report, Apple has begun to increase its presence in the Hollywood vicinity, that they may be offering a video subscription, service tied together with Apple Music. So basically you have have Spotify and Netflix combined together for one price, not only would it be cheaper but it would be perfected by Apple.

The report states this:

“In the weeks that followed, Apple execs were in Los Angeles hearing pitches for original TV series that it plans to launch on an “exclusives” app on Apple TV and within iTunes. Apple wants to work with “triple A-list” talent, according to a source, and build up a roster of must-see shows available only on its platform. Naturally, the talks have been veiled in the utmost secrecy. Producers who have met with Apple will refer to it only as the United Fruit Company.”

It looks like Apple is going after some high list talent and trying to make their own original TV series.

Even though I’m sure they have a lot of challenges to take on before this concept could take off, Apple is definitely getting started in the right direction.

What do you think of all this? Would you prefer to have a bundle of Apple Music and TV? Or will you just stick with Netflix and Spotify/Pandora?

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Bathroom Remodel made simple!

As you may have noticed from some of my previous posts I like to talk about Finances and Home Improvement and not just Technology all the time. I believe it’s the best for me to share all my advice on a variety of topics so that you can learn more! So enough talk about me, why don’t we just jump into the project.

The reason I wanted to redo my bathroom a little was because I just didn’t want it to look so plain, I wanted it to be classy and give it a much more of a professional tone. I mean just take a look below:


It looks so ordinary. The white sink, with a eggshell type vanity top, and the ancient faucet. I figured it was time for an upgrade so my first task was to replace the vanity top, and when doing any sort of work I decided to go to my local Menards and see what I could find. Fortunately for me I lucked out on a sale!

1. Choose a Vanity Top

They had two different granite types, the Golden Delight, and the Tan Brown, and with some helpful advice I decided to go with the Tan Brown dimensions being 37×22. I paid roughly $160.00 for the piece and it was an absolute steal, primarily because it included the sink and it was ready for install right out of the box.


I definitely think anyone looking to do this try and find some options at their local Menards, Lowes or even Home Depot, because you will save a lot of money. Also make sure to pick out a new faucet and that it is something you really like.  After picking out the new vanity top and faucet brings along my favorite part…


This is by far one of my favorite parts, there is nothing more fun than some demolition. First things first, make sure to turn off the water to your sink and have a bucket ready when you unhook the hoses. Last thing you need is to have water spraying around everywhere uncontrollably! After that undo the hoses, plumbing, and unscrew any screws that may be hooked up to the vanity top and or sink.

Now listen carefully. Your vanity top is most likely silicone or caulked and it won’t just come off very easily. I recommend very carefully cutting through the silicone/ calk to release some of that tension. Then pull up on the top and cut around any material holding it down. You have to be very careful with this, otherwise you will have to do some serious patching of wall chunks that were accidentally ripped out.

After it all, it should look like this, all nice and ripped out!


3. Tedious Repair and Repaint

Now comes the part you do not want to rush. You need to be very careful and very tedious. This is where you repair the wall and make it as ordinary as possible. The key is to make it look like nothing ever happened. That’s exactly what I did.


All you really need is some Spackle Repair, Spatula, and some sandpaper. Clean up any holes, rough spots or uneven spots, wait for it to dry, and then sand it down to be nice and even. All you have left is to paint the wall. After letting it dry it’ll be time to put on the new vanity top!


4. Time for the New Top

After everything has dried, it’s time to put on the new granite vanity top. Make sure to have a caulk gun, and some clear silicone. You’re going to want to put silicone done on all the edges of the vanity, and then put the vanity top down. After that, you’ll also want to silicone the back of the small backsplash piece and put that down on the main piece.To finish it off, silicone the edges along the wall and sides, this way it gives it a clean look and also prevents water ever getting to the wall. It should look like this:



5. Hook Everything Up

You are almost there, not much left to do besides hook up the new faucet and plumbing. It is important to have some plumbing tape when you are hooking up the pipes and faucet, this just helps prevent from any sort of leaking. Other than that, the instructions that came with your faucet should be enough to help you set that up. After all that it’s time to turn the water on, clean up and look at your finish product!

My turned out fantastic and a greater improvement than what I had before, wouldn’t you say so?



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Apple just freshened up their MacBook line

You better believe that Apple is slowly starting to make changes to all their products and the first is the 12 inch Retina Macbook line of laptops.

The first thing I would like to mention is how they’ve added another color to choose from. Instead of the very common silver color that you see everywhere, Apple has now introduced Rose Gold to their variety of colors as can be seen below. This is really allowing users to be able to customize their products more to their liking.  

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On top of the color section they have also boosted up their processors. The new MacBooks include options of:

  1. 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.2GHz) with 4MB L3 cache
  2. 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core m5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) with 4MB L3 cache
  • All of which are configurable to 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core m7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 4MB L3 cache.

Nothing quite makes life easier when a device is quick and snappy. Apple is really on point with this upgrade.

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It comes in two primary variations:

  1. $1299, you can get a Retina MacBook with a 1.1 GHz processor, 8 GB of memory and 256 GB storage.
  2. A more expensive $1599 configuration is also available with a faster processor and 512 GB of flash memory.

With the new processors and other slight internal components the new Macbook is supposed to get a better battery life. Including up to 10 hours wireless, 11 hours iTunes movie playback, and up to 30 days of standby time.

I hope this gave you plenty of information regarding the new upgrades so you know the big differences. If you have any questions feel free to comment below or email me at and don’t forget to subscribe for more news in the simplest form!

Facebook Bots AKA App Killers

I’m sure many of you are familiar with Facebook, I mean honestly who really isn’t. It’s where you stay connected with your friends and family, sharing pictures and life time memories.

Now what if Mark Zuckerberg planned on changing it and changing the way you interact with Apps? See Zuckerberg believes that individuals are suffering from app overload and he has devised a solution, and he refers to it as chatbots. 

According to Wall Street Journal, Chatbots—or bots, for short—are stripped-down software agents that understand what you type or say and respond by answering questions or executing tasks. Apple’s Siri is a bot, and so is Amazon’s Alexa. To Zuckerberg and Facebook, bots are a fresh alternative to apps.

See the thing is, they allow a way to connect the company’s business partners with its 1.9 billion Messenger and WhatsApp users. The key is Facebook bots have an added bonus: They run in the background on the company’s Messenger service. Meaning there are no apps to download. Users get convenience, and Facebook gets to challenge Apple and their massive app store.

It would be very interesting to not have to download an app for every business and to try an even multitasks through numerous apps at once. Not only would that save storage on phones but it would also make life a lot easier.

Maybe what Zuckerberg has planned isn’t too bad, I’m not entirely sure, what do you think?

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Be ready… iPhone 7= BIG Changes

As many of you know it is anticipated that Apple will release its iPhone 7 this Fall, primarily because that just happens to be the pattern. The thing is, with this new iPhone and all of the leaks that have been occurring we may expect to see some BIG changes.

So why don’t we just jump right into it!

Headphone Jack? Gone.

First thing that everyone has been going crazy about is the fact that Apple may just be getting rid of the Headphone Jack entirely. Yes I know it may be a bit shocking but I think you need to see all the benefits in this.

For starters the bottom of the iPhone may just look like this:



I bet most of you are going into a panic because all of your headphones have the standard 3.5 mm jack since that has just been the norm for so many years, but there honestly are some perks.

  1. The first thing is the fact that there will be more room for internal components since headphones would be connected through the lighting port.
  2. The analog headphone jack is only capable of delivering CD-quality sound.  The lightning port would allow for headphones with integrated digital-to-analog converters and amplifiers meaning better audio quality.
  3. A thinner iPhone, and capability of using OLED screens.
  4. A possibility for wireless charging. There will be no way to be able to listen to music and charge phone at the same time, so this may lead to wireless charging being implemented.

When you think about it, it really isn’t that bad getting rid of the headphone jack. Honestly I’m sure they’ll even have converters made just like they did when they changed over to the Lightning Port entirely. So don’t fret! Apple will make sure all the customers are happy!


OLED Display

Apple has reportedly made a 2.6 billion dollar deal with Samsung to supply OLED screens for new iPhones meaning the good ole days of the LCD will be gone.


The future then with these screens may just be endless, especially with their ability to be curved and manipulated. It may not show up in the iPhone 7 but it does predict its possibility for the future. This may mean that all of you techies out there who had no problems with cracked screens because you just replaced them yourself may have a little more trouble since the expense on OLED displays may be a little more costly.



The next big thing that Apple may incorporate is a Dual Camera. There have been many leaked images and I will show you a few here below.



I know it’s a bit bizarre isn’t it? Why would they bring in a dual camera system?

According to MacRumor:
“Last year Apple acquired an Israeli camera company called LinX Imaging. LinX dual-lens technology offers several potential benefits for the iPhone 7.  With a dual-lens camera system, images captured would be clearer and brighter, allowing for pictures to include more detail, especially in low light conditions with the possibility of a  2-3x optical zoom capabilities. All of this narrowing the gap between photos taken with the iPhone and those taken with a more renown DSLR cameras.”

Check out this youtube video for a more well rounded idea of this whole concept:


I think the iPhone 7 will be a game changer for the endless possibilities that may come along with it, and we will just have to wait and see what Apple will have to offer!

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Apple planning on killing OS X?

I was flipping through some articles like I do any other day and I came across this rather interesting one to say the least and I thought I would share it all with you.

There have been rumors saying Apple has been planning on dropping the name OS X name for a while now, but it could actually be true!

See the thing is, Apple and its other operating systems all follow a different style: productOS. For example: The Apple Watch runs watchOS, the iPhone and iPad run iOS, and the Apple TV has tvOS. The only one that is different is Apple’s line of MacBooks, Macs, and Mac Pros which all run OS X. BUT they are expected to change.

New documentation from Apple strongly suggests the name OS X is expected to be dropped and replaced with MacOS.

This was discovered by 9to5mac and their proof is right below:

As you can see they change the name to MacOS, and then ended up changing and deleting it later on. It must have been accidental, but I think it shows where the future is going, and that MacOS is going to be adopted by Apple as its new brand for their Operating System.

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Kindle Oasis, is it worth it?

I don’t know how many of you are into E-Readers but Amazon just released their new E-Reader to their Kindle Family and it is called the Oasis. I personally have never been much of user of E-Readers for a number of reasons. First off the problem I’ve had with jumping into this market of devices is that I really just like holding books. I don’t know how you feel about it, but holding a book, and the satisfaction of turning the last page and seeing how you read through 500 pages is a self recognition proving that you really did it. With an E-reader, yes it may hold thousands of books at a time, but that self satisfaction cannot really be seen, but that is just my personal bias and I wanted all of you to know none of that is playing into the Pre-Release review of this device.

BUT this E-Reader, the Kindle Oasis,  is definitely one of the best products for those of you who really enjoy them, and I’m going to tell you why!

Can it get any Thinner and Lighter?

This new device is remarkably redesigned. According to Amazon is is 20% lighter and 30% thinner leaving it at roughly 0.13″! I’ve got to say, that is pretty small for a device, but at least it has this hand grip on the side so you can comfortably hold it.


Battery = Insane

You know how your iPhone will barely hold a charge for the entire day? And you can get your iPad to run probably a lot longer if you use it a bit each day? The Oasis can hold a battery charge for what Amazon states as “Months.” Not days or weeks, but Months.

This is how they do it. You charge the device and the cover while they are together and plugged in. Then when you are on the move the cover automatically recharges your device, with the addition of this new hibernation mode, which decreases power consumption when you’re not using the Kindle, gives its battery life maximum capacity lasting months of use.

You’re probably thinking to yourself, that you would only have to charge the devices roughly 6 times a year… that it probably a good deal if you tell me!

Free 3G

Yes you read that right. You can get this device with Wifi and Free 3G. According to Amazon, “built-in free 3G connectivity uses the same wireless signals that cell phones use, but there are no monthly fees or commitments—Amazon pays for 3G wireless connectivity. The added convenience of 3G enables you to download books anytime, anywhere, without having to find a Wi-Fi hotspot connection. ”

I’ve got to admit… that is pretty awesome. Not only can you just connect to wifi and download a book, you can also download a book no matter where you are, always having access to an infinite library.

Tech Specs

  • No system requirements, it is completely wireless
  • On Device Storage: 4GB, BUT you do have Free Cloud Storage for all Amazon Content
  • Fully charges in 3 hours, and 1 charge lasts up to 8 Weeks, based on half an hour of reading a day with light setting set to 10
  • Many more as you can see below:

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Overall this definitely tops all of the E-Readers I have seen on the market. So if you enjoy these devices, you may have to look into getting one on Amazon for $289.00 when it releases on April 27th, 2016!

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Best Apps for the iPad Pro 9.7

I’ve had the iPad Pro 9.7 for about a few weeks now, and in some of my previous posts I’ve brought up different accessories as well as some of my favorite components. Today I want to bring up some of my favorite apps that I think may be the best for you and your iPad.


12 Megapixel Camera

The first app I wanted to mentioned is the Camera on this new iPad… let me tell you, this is one of the best camera’s I have used. The iPad Pro 9.7 has a 12 megapixel camera with the ability to record 4K videos, and tell me this picture doesn’t just look fantastic. Yes I know it’s just bananas but it honestly looks like you’re right there looking at them!IMG_0183

Fantastical 2

So I’m sure most of you use your calendar like your life depends on it, trust me, so do I. I need it for everything. But for me, the stock Calendar App just wasn’t quite enough for me, so I found the best app out there for all my Calendar needs, and that is Fantastical 2.

This app is the best of absolutely everything. It show’s you everything you have to do on a daily basis, and the best part… it automatically takes everything from the Apple Stock Calendar app, so you don’t have to transfer anything over!


You can also just pull down on the screen and are able to see a bigger breakdown for the events and appointments that you have set up.


It is so much easier to set up the time for your appointment or event. All you have to do is type it in when you’re about to add it and it automatically schedules it for that time!


One of my personal favorites is the widget shortcut that is shown in the notifications center, it is much easier to handle and understand. You can click on following days and see what events are coming up! I think this is quite spectacular. This app is definitely the best one in the App Store.


Goodnotes 5

I always had to print document’s off and write on them with hand, but now with the iPad I want to do as much as I can electronically and Goodnotes 5 allows me to do that. I can edit and write on any and all PDF Documents with the Apple Pencil with absolute ease! You can write on them, sign signatures and then just print them off without having to do anything else!




I hope you look into these apps especially if you are looking for a better calendar and something that allows you to take complete control over your PDF documents.

Please note the screenshots of the Apps are not mine, these were made by the companies so all credit is given to them! Except for the banana picture, I took that one!

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Apple filed a patent for a keyboardless Macbook……what?!

This is great stuff! Can’t wait to hear more!


You get a patent! And you get a patent! EVERYBODY GETS A PATENT!

At least that what it seems like this week.

If you remember yesterday, I wrote a post about Samsung filing a patent for smart contact lens with an embedded camera. Today we’re getting news that Apple has filed a patent for a Macbook without a keyboard.

Sounds like that would make it kind of hard to send daily tweets and look up cat videos on YouTube right? Not necessarily.

The patent itself was filed in September of 2015 and was made public on Thursday, and it details what Apple is calling “a configurable, force-sensitive input structure for an electronic device”. This mean that would be a clean, flat surface with different layers within it’s structure to capture user input.

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The surface would be able to be customized or configured for…

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