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The 9 coolest macOS Sierra features coming to your Mac today

September 20th at 12:28 PM

The 9 coolest macOS Sierra features coming to your Mac today

It’s a busy time of year for Apple. In addition to the recent roll out of iOS 10 and new iPhone 7 models, Apple has also been working on some major updates for the Apple TV, the Apple Watch, and last but not least, the Mac.

Later today, Apple will officially roll out macOS Sierra. That’s right, the OS X naming scheme is no more as Apple as adopted something a bit more similar to iOS. While it’s somewhat sad to see OS X fall by the wayside, Apple’s macOS world gives us more than a few reasons to get excited about the future of desktop computing.

It’s been a while since Apple first introduced macOS Sierra at WWDC this past June so we’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of some of the cooler features Apple’s next-gen desktop OS brings to the table.

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These are the Mac models that will run macOS Sierra

June 13th at 7:25 PM

These are the Mac models that will run macOS Sierra

Apple just made a whole slew of software announcements, unveiling major updates for watchOS, tvOS, macOS and iOS. On top of a bunch of exciting new features, the Mac operating system also received a welcomed name change: as rumored, it’s going to be known as macOS, and the 2016 macOS release will be named Sierra. But is your MacBook or iMac even compatible with macOS Sierra? It turns out that many old machines will be eligible for the upgrade, but some will be left behind. More →

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Sprint to get 4G Mobile Hotspot from Sierra Wireless soon

December 30th at 3:47 PM

Sprint to get 4G Mobile Hotspot from Sierra Wireless soon

We get the feeling that early 2010 is going to be big for Sprint’s WiMax. We came by one of these training slides for a new 3G/4G mobile hotspot, precisely like the Mi-Fi, for Sprint. Like many of Sprint’s wireless data cards, this one is also going to be made by Sierra Wireless. What we’re hearing is that this new device will be able to support up to five users via Wi-Fi and its range is being increased to 100 feet. In addition to the added range and power, it will also support SD card storage; while that doesn’t sound like a big deal, the data can be shared by every user who is connected to the data card. No official pricing or release date just yet, but we’re looking at a possibly February launch for this dual 3G-4G wireless hotspot in your pocket.

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TELUS’ initial HSPA offering to be smartphone rich

October 9th at 10:40 AM

TELUS’ initial HSPA offering to be smartphone rich

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With employee HSPA training well under way, one of our TELUS connects hit us up late last night to let us know just what smartphone hungry Canadians can expect once its HSPA network overlay goes live next month. Apart from the obvious ones — iPhone 3G and 3GS — TELUS will be dishing out the BlackBerry Bold 9700, LG Chocolate BL40 and the Nokia E71 (odd, we know). Road warriors should also note that TELUS will be offering the Sierra Wireless 306 USB data stick which is capable of taking full advantage of TELUS’ 21Mbps HSPA network. Okay, fine, rumors about many of these devices coming to TELUS aren’t exactly new, but we’re the first to be able to confirm this 100%. Just one more thing…. We’ve been told that the HTC Hero is definitely in TELUS’ play book and it’s going to be the GSM/HSPA variant.

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