Apple’s September 9, 2015 iPhone Event May Include New iPads

Apple September 9 2015 Siri EventApple last week announced an event scheduled for September 9, 2015 at 10:00 am Pacific Time (1:00 pm here on the East Coast), titled, “Hey Siri, give us a hint.” The rumor blogs immediately indicated that the event would introduce the world to new iPhones called the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and a new version of the Apple TV set-top box that will include 3rd party Apps and an App Store for the first time. It is also projected that the new Apple TV devices will also include a motion sensing remote that allows force touch and speech input. The new iPhones are also expected to include Force-Touch functionality and an upgraded camera.

Today, reports have surfaced that Apple may also be ready to introduce a long-rumored iPad Pro. The iPad Pro is expected to go on sale in late October, with availability in early November. The iPad Pro is rumored to be 12.1 inches and include a stylus with force touch capabilities. It is also expected that a revamped iPad Mini 4 will be introduced alongside the iPad Pro. The iPad Mini 4 is expected to adopt similar internals to last year’s iPad Air 2.

Updates will be posted on iPlugDelaware.com on September 9th. If you would like to watch the event live, Apple will stream it on Safari for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and the Mac. Streaming will also be available on Apple TV and if you have Windows 10, on the Windows 10 Edge Web Browser. Let us know on our Facebook Page or Twitter Feed what you would like to see at the upcoming event!

Google Announces Android Wear Compatibility with iOS

Android Wear on iPhoneGoogle announced today on the Official Google Blog that Android Wear now works with iPhones. According to the announcement, only the LG Watch Urbane is currently supported, but all future models of Android Wear SmartWatches will also work on both Android and iPhone Smartphones. Android Wear will pair with an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 or 6 Plus running at least iOS 8.2.

It will be interesting to see how the Android Wear Watches compete with the Apple Watch on Features. Use of previous Smartwatches that “supported” iOS also meant a limited feature set. The Official Google Blog indicates that you will be able to check information like phone calls, messages and notifications from your favorite apps with just a glance. Fitness goals will also be supported. However, no details were provided of whether responses will be possible using an Android Wear Watch.

More to come as details develop. For now download the Android Wear App if you have an LG Watch Urbane or visit the Google Blog for more information.

iPlugDelaware August Meeting on August 18, 2015 at 7:30 am

Screenshot 2015-08-17 14.38.06The August monthly meeting for iPlugDelaware will be held at 7:30 am on Tuesday August 18, 2015, at the Panera Bread in the Fairfax Shopping Center (2311 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803). The meeting will be held in the community room in the back of the restaurant. Meetings normally last about one hour and are held on the third Tuesday of each month. As a reminder, our meetings are free to attend, no registration is needed, and the meetings are open to anyone that works in the legal community.

This month we will again discuss the upcoming release of iOS 9, the recent update of iOS 8.4.1, and rumors about the next version of the iPhone (expected to be announced next month). We will also show off some of our favorite productivity apps, and have plenty of time for questions or demonstrations of apps from those in attendance.

We look forward to another great meeting, and encourage anyone that has been considering attending, to stop in for your first meeting. Please feel free to attend even if you do not currently have an iPad or iPhone, but you are curious on how the devices may improve your practice.

View/Record Your iPad Screen on Your Mac

Screenshot 2015-07-24 08.49.11Recently Apple released a public beta of iOS 9. I am involved with various user groups (including this one) that discuss the use of the iPad in the practice of law. Several of the groups I am involved with use WebEx/GoToMeeting for our monthly meetings. After I updated my iPad Mini to iOS 9, I ran into a bit of a problem. I was no longer able to use Reflector or AirServer to Airplay my iPad to my computer screen (for some reason iOS 9 beta will only AirPlay sound to these software receivers). This meant that I was unable to demo some of the new features of iOS 9 beta in meetings earlier this month.

After having problems using Airplay with the Mac and PC applications that work as an AirPlay receiver, I seemed to remember that there was some way to do this natively using a Mac. The problem is that when I tried to search for instructions, I was only finding links to using Reflector and AirServer. Finally after Googling many different search terms, I located instructions for recording my iPad Screen on my Mac. How-To Geek has simple step-by-step instructions for displaying and recording your iPad screen using QuickTime for Mac OS X Yosemite (or above). This will also work with iPhone and iPod Touch.

I highly recommend reading the How-To Geek article, but for those of you that want the quick simple instructions for viewing your iOS device screen on your Mac, here are the steps:

  1. Plug your iPad/iPhone running iOS 8 or higher into your Mac using your lightning USB charging cable (your device must have a lightning connector for this to work).
  2. Open QuickTime Player.
  3. While in the QuickTime Player, choose the “File” menu, then select “New Screen Recording”.New Screen Recording
  4. A window will pop up, there will be red record button with volume controls next to it. Next to the record button is a drop-down menu. Click on the drop-down menu and select your iPad in the camera options.Select iPad for Camera
  5. If you want to record your screen, press the record button and begin to record what you are doing on your iPad (your screen will appear even if you do not record, which is great for sharing your screen in presentations).

This is a nice feature for anyone running iOS 8 or higher on their iOS device who is also running a Mac with OS X Yosemite or higher installed. Although AirServer and Reflector are wonderful products, they rely on WiFi and AirPlay for broadcasting your screen, and if you are trying to demo for a group of people, they can experience problems if the WiFi connection is not reliable.

Steven Butler EsquireThis article was written by Steven Butler. Steven is an attorney at Linarducci & Butler, PA in New Castle, Delaware that limits his practice to Social Security Disability. Steven is also a frequent presenter on using Technology in the Practice of Law.

July iPlugDelaware Meeting July 21, 2015

Our July iPlug meeting will be held on Tuesday July 21, 2015, at the Panera Bread in Fairfax at 7:30 am. Panera is located at 2311 Concord Pike, Wilmington Delaware. The meetings are held in the back room of the restaurant. Normally meetings last about 1 hour. 

Meetings are free to attend and no registration is necessary. If you have never attended a meeting, they are informal and are a chance for users in the legal community to share their experience using mobile technology in their practice and to learn from the experiences of others. It doesn’t matter if you are an attorney, a Judge, a paralegal, a law student or other support staff, if you are associated with the legal community and you are interested in mobile technology, please join us Tuesday morning. 

This Month’s meeting will focus on the iOS 9 public beta, iOS 8.4, Apple Music, and Apple Watch. DocReviewPad will also be demonstrated and reviewed (find out if it is worth $90). And as usual, the floor will be open for any questions and demos from those in attendance. 

If you enjoy updates from iPlugDelaware, please like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter so you can interact with us on a more frequent basis. These accounts make it even easier for you to communicate with us, ask questions, and share information. We always look forward to seeing new faces, and would love to have new guests tomorrow. 

iPlugDelaware Wilmington Meeting Tuesday April 21, 2014

iPlugDelaware’s Newest Member Helping Daddy Prepare

Our April iPlug meeting will be held on Tuesday April 21, 2015, at the Panera Bread in Fairfax at 7:30 am. Panera is located at 2311 Concord Pike, Wilmington Delaware. The meetings are held in the back room of the restaurant. Normally meetings last about 1 hour. 

Meetings are free to attend and no registration is necessary. If you have never attended a meeting, they are informal and are a chance for users in the legal community to share their experience using mobile technology in their practice and to learn from the experiences of others. It doesn’t matter if you are an attorney, a Judge, a paralegal, a law student or other support staff, if you are associated with the legal community and you are interested in mobile technology, please join us Tuesday morning. 

This Friday’s Apple Watch release will be thoroughly discussed, including  thoughts on the order process, alternate watch bands, and Apple Watch try-on appointments. As always, the floor will also be open for attendee questions, discussion, and demonstrations. 

If you enjoy updates from iPlugDelaware, please like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter so you can interact with us on a more frequent basis. These new accounts make it even easier for you to communicate with us, ask questions, and share information. We always look forward to seeing new faces, and would love to have new guests tomorrow. 

Apple Watch Now Available for Pre-order 

 Apple Watch Pre-order  

At 3:01 a.m., Apple made the Apple Watch available for Pre-order online. Most versions of the Apple Watch initially promised a ship date between April 24 and May 8. Within about 15 minutes, all versions had at least a 4-6 week wait time for delivery. As of this morning all versions of the Watch sport edition have a June delivery date, most of the Watch stainless steel versions still have a 4-6 week delivery window, and Apple Watch edition are not shipping until June or July. 

Pre-orders are being made available exclusively online, and although it is expected that Apple may have limited quantities available on launch day in-store, there is no guarantee. If you missed ordering when the Watch went on sale this morning, it is recommended that you order online as soon as possible if you want a Watch by this summer. 

  

Although the Apple Watch is not available to pre-order at Apple Store locations, you can see and try on the Watch beginning today at Apple Stores. Appointments are needed to actually try the device on your wrist, but anyone will be able to view a display of the Apple Watch. As of this morning, the Delaware Apple Store will had plenty of appointments available as early as this afternoon. To schedule an appointment, visit Apple’s website. 

Let us know if you had any difficulty ordering your Apple Watch, and what version you decided on. If you enjoy updates from iPlugDelaware, please like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter so you can interact with us on a more frequent basis. These new accounts make it even easier for you to communicate with us, ask questions, and share information.

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