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Apple FAQ

Hello! It’s so nice of you to stop by on this page. Here’s our FAQ page we tried to make the best. You’ll find the answer to any question you ever wanted to ask, but have never got around to. And even more! We tried to encompass every aspect: products’ names, makes, models, specs, guides, tips and lifehacks if there is any. We also added FAQs about how to make your Apple device ready for sale and save your private info meanwhile. We hope, you’ll find these FAQ useful. If there’s anything you’d like to clarify, or if you feel we’ve omitted something important, don’t hesitate to post a feedback comment in the bottom of the page.

Apple FAQ

A Few Words about Apple

When Steven Wozniak designed what would become the Apple I, in 1976, his friend Steve Jobs, who had an eye for the future, insisted that they try to sell the device, and so Apple Computer was born on April 1, 1976. The very impressive Apple II followed suit in 1977, being the first personal computer in the world to include color graphic and to come in a plastic case. Orders for the revolutionary machines came by hundreds and then by thousands… In 1978, with the introduction of the Apple Disk II, the easy to use and the most inexpensive floppy drive ever, Apple Computer became a real threat to the old sleepy hollow known in the Universe as the planet Earth.

With the increase in production and sales, came an increase in company size. By 1980 a few thousand employees worked for it. The same year, the Apple III machine was unveiled and the company sold its first computers abroad. By the end of 1980, however, things got a bit more difficult, as a saturated market (well, the meaning of “saturated” is rather conventional, we mean “saturated for that epoch, when one out of thousand had a computer on their desks) made it more difficult to sell computers. As a result, in February 1981. Apple was forced to lay off 40 employees. Besides, Steven Wozniak was injured in a plane crash, took a leave of absence and returned only briefly. In March 1981, Steve Jobs became chairman of Apple computer. The great revolution began and the world exploded.

By the way, the year 1981 was a great year in the history of mankind, as Mel Brooks released his History of the World (Part I) movie and the same year, IBM released its first Personal Computer (PC for short). With the power of Big Blue behind the engine, the PC quickly dominated the playing field in our corner of the Milky Way. Steve Jobs’ team would have to work quickly if they hoped to compete with IBM in the computer market. Jobs realized that Apple would have to change. In April, John Sculley, ex-president of Pepsi-Cola, became president and CEO of Apple. Well, Steve Jobs believed John Sculley would help Apple grow up, but had no idea how right he would turn out to be. Eventually, Sculley’s nomination cost Job’s his job and Sculley became the de facto head of Apple in May 1985.

Curiously enough, over the next few months, Apple lost a fifth of its work force, as some 1,200 employees had to be laid off, and at the same time the company posted its first quarterly loss since April 1976. The results eroded confidence in Sculley’s abilities as CEO of Apple. Besides, John Sculley became locked in a epic battle with Microsoft’s Bill Gates over the introduction of Windows 1.0, which had many similarities to the Mac GUI. Bill Gates finally agreed to sign a statement to the effect that Microsoft would not use Mac technology in Windows 1 (but the agreement said nothing of future versions of Windows, and Gates’ lawyers made sure it was airtight). Well, Apple had lost exclusive rights to its interface design (and the unfortunate agreement would prove to be an important document in future lawsuits between Apple and Microsoft, involving the Windows interface).

What brought Apple and Macintosh out of the hole were the twin introductions of the LaserWriter, the first affordable PostScript laser printer for the Mac, and PageMaker, one of the first Desktop Publishing programs ever. These two in tandem made the Apple computer an ideal solution for inexpensive publishing, and the Mac became an overnight success, again. In 1987, Apple introduced the Mac II, which made the Macintosh line a viable and powerful family of computers. Apple was a “Wall Street darling” again, (and we quote Rolling Stone magazine here) shipping 50,000 Macs a month. It seemed in 1989 that Windows would be a flop, and the Mac would be riding high for the next decade… Well the story just begins, but we will stop here and let you read our great encyclopedia. Enjoy your reading!

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iPod FAQ

iPod FAQ: The iPod is a line of multi-purpose pocket computers and portable media players. The first iPod was released on October 23, 2001 when Steve Jobs announced it as a Mac-compatible product with a 5 GB hard drive that put “1,000 songs in your pocket.” The iPod was designed by a talented team of Apple experts who worked out how all the key elements would work. It is said that iPod’s aesthetic was inspired by the 1958 Braun T3 transistor radio, while the wheel based user interface was prompted by Bang & Olufsen’s BeoCom 6000 telephone. The product also known as the Walkman of the twenty-first century was developed in less than one year. (more…)

Keyboard Shortcuts on Mac

Keyboard shortcuts: Input is very important, and the keyboard is the input device you use the most, so this text looks at some keyboard tricks and shortcuts which enable users to get the most from their Macs. Working on any Mac you can use some keyboard shortcuts which will save your time and efforts. Here are some of the most useful and frequently used special combinations of keys that allow you to quickly perform a function in a particular application or across your system. You don’t have to use your mouse to trawl through menus and icons: (more…)

Apple Displays FAQ

Apple Inc. sold a wide variety of computer displays through the history of the company. Its manufacture history of displays began in 1980 (Apple recommended users third party monochrome monitors before that date). You’ll find here the most frequently asked questions and answers about Apple displays.
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Getting Ready to Sell iPhone

Many iPhone owners think about upgrading and selling their devices to jump to new models. Before trading your iPhone, be sure to prepare your smartphone for sale the right way. You should back it up, clear out all of your data, and deactivate the device from your cell service provider. With backups in place you will be able to upgrade to a new iPhone easily by picking up exactly where you left off, with settings, apps and all. Many experts recommend making a double backup, one stored locally on a computer, and another stored in iCloud. This procedure guarantees that you will have an accessible backup available when your iPhone arrives. (more…)

General FAQ about Apple

FAQ about Apple… Here comes a very poetic and nice, tears-provoking introductory note about questions and answers about Apple and its products. Apple is getting millions of new customers every year, and many of them are not just the old guard picking up a new device. New customers, new to Apple’s products come from everywhere, typically form the world of Microsoft Windows. These switchers are welcome to the world of Apple, and many of them, we hope, will be interested to learn a bit more about their new product… We can’t promise that we’ll depict every little trick and tidbit here, but we really want to share our knowledge with other people.

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FAQ about iPhones

iPhone is a line of Apple smartphones which run Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. iPhones have Wi-Fi and can connect to cellular networks, can shoot video, take photos, play music, send and receive email, browse the web, send and receive text messages. iPhones can follow GPS navigation, perform mathematical calculations, record notes, receive visual voicemail and perform other functions. Users can play video games, use social networking, share informaеion and more.
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iPad FAQ

The iPad is a tablet which Apple defined as being magical and revolutionary device, based on the most advanced technology with « stunning » display. And at “unbelievable price”. As Apple stated in its press-release: the iPad has been conceived, designed and developed for “browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading e-books and more.” To some, of us, all this means an iPad combines the best features of a notebook or netbook computer and an iPod touch, wrapped up in a gorgeous, ultrathin, light-as-a-feather package. Here, while reading our iPad FAQ, you’ll certainly learn more about iPads and their secrets:

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Apple TV FAQ

Apple TV lets you choose precisely what and when you want to watch. Built on a powerful platform called tvOS, Apple TV users interact with your TV in new ways. You can find the movie or TV show you’re in the mood for or turn your room into a game room, fitness studio or classroom. Indeed, through apps, Apple TV gives you access to the most riveting entertainment content. Apps like Netflix, Treehouse TV and iTunes have extensive catalogues of hit movies and TV shows. CraveTV and Crackle bring you Hollywood blockbusters and bingeworthy original series. You’ll also find your favorite professional sports, breaking news, weather, fun stuff just for kids, educational programming, music and thousands of free podcasts on almost every topic imaginable. (more…)

Mac Mini FAQ

You’ll learn a lot more about Mac mini and you’ll find out the answers to all the questions you have ever had about this small desktop Apple computer. (more…)

iMac FAQ

The original iMac was the first Macintosh computer to have a USB port. It was also the first legacy-free PC, and the first computer without a floppy disk drive. USB, being cross-platform, has allowed Macintosh users to select from a large selection of devices marketed for the Wintel PC platform, such as hubs, scanners, storage devices, USB flash drives, and mice. After iMac, Apple continued to remove older peripheral interfaces and floppy drives from the rest of its product line. Here come some of the most frequently asked questions about iMac: (more…)

Apple Watch FAQ

These questions and answers will help people who have never used Apple Watches, as well those who’d like to expand their knowledge about these nice devices and their particular characteristics, tricks and other useful or just amazing information. (more…)

iTunes FAQ

iTunes is a media library, media player, online radio broadcaster, and mobile device management app developed by Apple Inc, available on personal computers running the macOS and Microsoft Windows, as well as on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Through the iTunes Store, users can purchase and download music, music videos, television shows, audiobooks, podcasts, movies and ringtones. (more…)

Clean Up Mac OS X

When you turn up your Mac, its OS is the first to turn, because the operating system controls everything on your computer. If you want to make your Mac run really fast, you need to speed up the operating system (Mac OS X) and get it to run more efficiently. This may require a bit of tidying up, turning off or deleting several settings, apps or unnecessary files. Of course, you should run the latest version of Mac OS X. (more…)

FAQ About Macs

Not many users personalize their Mac, as organizing everything on the computer is not exactly a barrel of laughs. However using a few neat tricks for searching, storing and working can make a difference, so sooner or later, Mac users want their devices to run faster. Mac OS offer some good technology, which can help quickly locate, move around or remove files and thus reach the goal: to speed up a Mac by cleaning its interiors. With all these flashiest interface features, and with your desktop straightened out, you can use your Mac much more efficiently. (more…)

Software Updates

Why update Mac OS?: Staying up to date is really important, as updates fix bugs and allow you to add performance enhancements to your computer. So keeping your devices and the applications you use up to date is one of the easiest and secure ways to get the most performance out of your system. (more…)

Speed Up Applications

To speed up your computer, you can always speed up applications. First at all, you should always run the most up-to-date version of each program, but you can also speed up some of the most common applications by following these tips: (more…)

Speeding Up Mail

Large quantities of e-mail can clog up your system really fast. When in your opinion Mail is running slowly try one of the following solutions: (more…)

Mac : Customize Icons and Folders

Icons and folders are two Mac OS X parts which you can adjust to choose what icons and folders appear on the desktop. To customize folders and icons, choose Finder – Preferences, and the click the General tab. Then you can use the Show These Items On The Desktop check boxes to specify the items that will appear on the desktop (hard disks, iPods, old DVDs or CDs, external drives, and so on). (more…)

Mac: Organize Workspace

A brand-new installation of Mac OS X may appear to you as a blank slate waiting for the new owner to make the mark. If the user doesn’t do anything about it, folders, files, downloads, apps will end up cluttering the desktop and being dispersed throughout Finder. (more…)

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