Apple Miscellanea

Everything about Apple products, unknown specs, history, trivia and curious facts, and more.

Apple Facts and Trivia

Here we will list some Apple facts and trivia, ranging from the first years of production to the present, from corporate board rooms to users’ experience. Reading these stories – some of them see the light of day for the first time in history – will bring back memories, as most of these facts are monuments to days gone by. Every great company has its storytellers, as there is a fundamental need in the human psyche to produce amazing tales about what people like. So, take your seat and enjoy these short stories… (more…)

Apple Time Machine

If your computer contains data that is valuable to you, such as irreplaceable photos and your music library, you should back up your files to some kind of external media. This will protect your computer files, should they accidentally get deleted or become corrupted. It is possible to recover files that seem to have been erased or overwritten, however, all this is of no use if your computer gets stolen or destroyed. The Apple Time Machine feature makes both backing up and recovering data very straightforward. Let’s take a look at how it works, and outline a few back up strategies. (more…)

How to Watch DVDs on a MacBook

Until recently these CD-like discs were the standard way to watch a movie, but these days more and more people are using digital downloads or online services to watch videos. However DVDs are still wildly used. (more…)

Online Security – Threats and Protection

Mac users are just as prone to scams, viruses, and hackers as everyone else, even though some people think that there is a comparative lack of Mac security threats due to Apple’s small market share. Here’s a quick breakdown of what users need to know about hackers, viruses, and scammers. (more…)

Interesting MacBook Facts

Apple’s goal for the MacBook was to engineer a full‑size experience into the lightest and most compact notebook. The result is more than just a light, thin, functional and capable computer. It’s the future of the notebook. (more…)

Tim Cook

As of the time of this writing, Tim Cook is the current CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Apple Inc. He became the company’s CEO in 2011. His full name is Timothy Donald Cook, and he was born on November 1, 1960. He is the seventh CEO of Apple Inc. and was previously the company’s COO (Chief Operating Officer) when Steve Jobs was still alive. (more…)

Take Actions with Siri

Apple’s well-known feature, Siri, enables you to interact with Apple Watch by giving commands using your voice. Among its features, it is now possible to use Siri both for dictation or for taking actions. Users can create reminders of things they must do; such as set, change, delete alarms, send text messages, display the schedule for a particular day, place phone calls, or even get directions to where ever the user wants to go.

You can also ask Siri many other questions. For example, she can show you what stars are above your head, you can look up movie show times and much more by using her capabilities. You can find movie reviews, locate a wide range of reference information, retrieve the latest prices for stocks, get sports scores, players names and positions and so much more.

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Precise Guide in Hackintosh

Disclaimer about our Guide in Hackintosh: we at iGotOffer do not endorse hacking, piracy, illegal copying or downloading. The information stated below is meant for enlightening purposes only. (more…)

Hackintosh: Why?

There’s no typo in the title, actually. Hackintosh stands for hack + Macintosh. But, what is that you may ask? Odds are, you’re probably already familiar with the word hack when hearing about hackers, but how does Apple Macs fit into the name? Mac X OS is the answer. Hackintosh is a non-Apple computer, built to run Mac X OS. A non-Apple laptop to run this operating system is called a Hackbook. (more…)

Getting Ready to Buy Secondhand Mac

When purchasing a Mac secondhand, there are a few things you should check. Even though Apple builds high quality machines, there can still be an occasional problem with the hardware, and because they are complicated pieces of machinery, there are a lot of things you will want to look at before purchasing secondhand. (more…)

Where to Get Your Mac?

It’s a very well-known fact that Apple tightly controls distribution of its products, and mostly sells them directly to its customers. Typically, a customer can purchase a Mac by shopping either in an Apple Online Store, or in an Apple Retail store. (more…)

Apple TV Miscellanea

With Apple TV, apps have liberated television, letting users choose precisely what and when they want to watch. Built on a system called tvOS, Apple TV lets users interact with their TV in new ways. In fact, users can just ask Siri to find the TV show or the movie the user is in the mood for and she’ll pull up a list of recommendations. It’s also easy to turn the living room into a classroom, a game room or into a fitness studio, now that the Apple TV gives people access to the most riveting entertainment content; providing extensive catalogs of hit movies, TV shows, original series, professional sports, breaking news, weather, as well as educational programs for kids, music concerts, thousands of free podcasts on almost every topic imaginable.

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iDevices – Home Products for Your Apple Device

The term iDevice, generally refers to any Apple mobile or portable device however, depending on context, iDevices may refer only to products running Apple’s iOS operating system; such as iPhones, iPads and iPods, as well as some of the Apple’s TVs (Apple’s TV uses iOS, starting with the second-generation model). iDevice is an unofficial term which has been chosen, because in today’s world we associate the letter “i” with everything to Apple Inc. (more…)

Apple TV Facts and History

Apple TV facts: this device allows users to stream and watch videos, view photos, play music originating from Internet services as well as a local network. Consumers can access the iTunes Store directly through Apple TV to rent movies and TV shows and stream audio and video podcasts. Users can connect their computers on a local network to maintain a central home media library of digitized CD, DVD or HD content, provide direct connectivity to photo organization software such as iPhoto, limit home video access to a local network only, play Internet radio, or preload content on Apple TV to be used later as a non-networked video player. For users who wish to connect the Apple TV to a computer, synchronization and streaming modes are supported. Apple TV can also function as a peer-to-peer digital media player, streaming content from iTunes libraries and playing the content over the network.

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Games – Miscellanea

There are many more facts and trivia about computer games out there. You can share you knowledge with others if you feel that we missed interesting facts. Just leave a comment to this text. And do not forget to share our text on Facebook and Google+ with your friends, if you think it’s worth sharing.

Computer Games, some think they are just a hobby that takes too many hours away from the gamer and others see them as a way of life. Despite which side of the argument you take, scientists are discovering that the act of playing video games actually has quite a few benefits, both socially and to the gamers mental health. We compiled just a few interesting facts about video games for those of you who might be new to the gamer scene and want to learn some trivia, or perhaps you want to be able to speak the language with the gamer in your life. No matter the reason, if you like this article, be sure to share it on Social Media with your friends, so they too can learn something new!

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Interesting Cell Phone Facts

The cell phone makes our life simple. It can assist us in many ways and has become an essential part of our existence. These portable devices can make and receive calls over a radio frequency carrier, which establishes a connection to the switching systems, or a mobile phone operator, while the user is moving within a telephone service area that is covered by the public switched telephone network (PSTN). We call modern mobile telephone services cell phones or cellular phones because most services use a cellular network architecture. Many mobile phones support text messaging, Internet access, email, multimedia messaging service, digital photography, short-range wireless communications (such as Bluetooth or infrared), business applications, and gaming. Mobile phones which offer these and other computing capabilities are referred to as smartphones (smartphone sales represent around 80 percent of total mobile phone sales). Now, let’s review a few facts about mobile phones. (more…)

Miscellaneous iPad Facts

Miscellaneous iPad fact: According to Steve Jobs, a 7-inch screen would be too small to express the software, and 10 inches was the minimum for a tablet screen.

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Amazing Facts About iPhone

On our page, we have provided you with many interesting and amazing iPhone facts and features. However, there is no doubt we have missed some of them. If you know of any interesting facts we have missed, let us know in the comments, and we’ll add them to our collection. When new iPhone models are released, we’ll try to add to our list of miscellaneous and amazing facts. Don’t forget to share this text on Facebook and Google+ with your friends and followers. (more…)

iPod Miscellanea

On this page, you will learn new facts and test your knowledge about the iPod. This small device plays songs, movies, and photo slideshows. Millions of users are hooked on this small Apple media player. We’ll try to describe all the iPod generations in detail and give you all the pertinent info about this cute gadget.

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