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Everything Apple will release in 2021

Posted by Robert Beagle | Posted in Computer | Posted on 15-06-2021

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While Apple users were expecting to hear about new hardware releases coming this year, many were left disappointed after Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) began on June 7 and ended on June 11 without a single product announcement.

However, Apple users everywhere can stay optimistic as here is everything we expect to see between now and 2022.

iPad (9th Generation)

Not long after Apple’s 12.9-inch Retina XDR iPad Pro hit the shelves (May 21), we’re already hearing gossip about an update to the entry-level iPad and iPad mini coming later this year.

Likely slated for a release at a fall event, the redesigned 9th generation iPad may finally come with a more modern design. The new iPad will likely retain the “Home” button, but change to a much slimmer, thinner design similar to the iPad Air.

iPad mini (6th Generation)

After no updates to the iPad mini since 2019, the stale design is likely to get an upgrade in the fall of 2021. Reports from around the tech world have mixed opinions on the fate of the next iPad mini. While some expect the mini to feature a similar design to the old iPad Air with thin bezels and a home button, others are anticipating a Liquid Retina screen and Touch ID button.

The latest iteration of the iPad mini is likely to arrive alongside the 9th generation iPad mentioned above.

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14-inch/16-inch MacBook Pro

Highly anticipated for announcement, news of the new MacBook Pro has yet to be released following WWDC. However, with new Apple M1 silicon chips already in a multitude of devices, we can expect to hear about redesigned MacBook Pros before the year ends. Apple will reportedly ship two options, 14 inches and 16 inches, with slimmer bezels.

The usually minimalistic Cupertino company will also finally bring back some of the things the latest Apple products have lacked, like an HDMI port, an SD card reader, more Thunderbolt ports, and MagSafe.

Rumor has it Apple will finally ditch the Macbook Pro branding from the bottom bezel and the Touch Bar will also go away.

While Mini-LED displays have been teased, it’s unlikely to be included in the 14 or 16-inch MacBook Pros as they are slated to begin production in the fourth quarter of 2021 and first quarter of 2022 respectively. The first models of the latest MacBook Pros will likely still use the same retina display, with Mini-LED backlighting models possible later in 2022.

Mac Mini

Perhaps the black sheep of Apple devices, the Mac Mini is rumored to be getting a big upgrade this year. The latest high-end Mac Mini is expected to get even smaller, with many expecting the next Mac Mini to be under an inch tall. Apple is also reportedly considering a plexiglass top, which means ditching the aluminum chassis for the first time since 2010.

According to Mark Gurman’s Bloomberg report, the Mac Mini will feature an “X” variant of the M1 chipset. According to him, this chip “will greatly outpace the performance and capabilities of the current M1 chips.” Gurman also hints that the Mac Mini’s GPU will most likely be integrated into the system on a chip, but will be a lot more powerful than the current 8-core GPU. The new chip is likely to come in either 16 or 32-core variations. These chips should include up to 64GB of memory and between 256GB and 2TB of storage.

The new Mac Mini could also get two additional Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports, for a total of 4 USB ports, along with the current two USB-A ports, ethernet, and HDMI. No SDXC card slot is expected.

29-inch iMac

With the colorful 24-inch iMac hitting shelves back in April, it’s highly likely that a new high-end model is on the way before 2022.

Although rumors are thin, we can expect an M1X or M2 chip, more RAM, and more ports.

iPhone 13

Perhaps Apple’s most popular product, the iPhone, is certain to create the biggest buzz out of Apple product launches this year — and we’ve already got a pretty good idea of what’s in store.

Purported battery capacities have already been leaked on Twitter. After the battery size decreased from the iPhone 11 to 12, it looks like Apple is ready to pack a larger battery into the iPhone 13. Leaked CAD sketches suggest smaller notches, larger camera arrays, and a slightly thicker design than the iPhone 12. Reports claim that Apple was able to shrink the notch, or small cutout usually at the top of the screen, by reducing die size by about half for VCSEL chips used in the True Depth camera. That means you’ll have more screen space and a less invasive camera notch.

Much like the iPhone 12, four different models are expected: a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, a 6.1-inch iPhone 13, 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro, and a larger 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max. It is expected that the Ultra Wide camera on all iPhone 13 models will be improved from a 5-element f/2.4 lens to a 6-element f/1.8 lens. Sensor-shift stabilization, which is currently only available on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, is expected to be used across the iPhone 13 lineup. Finally, after years of 60Hz maximum refresh rates, it’s possible we will see a 120Hz ProMotion display in this year’s new iPhones — while still taking advantage of an OLED display.

As usual, the iPhone 13 is expected to be announced at an event in September.

Released so far this year

Apple has only released the following products so far this year:

24-inch iMac

11-inch iPad Pro

12.9-inch iPad Pro

Apple TV 4K with Siri Remote

AirTag

With only a handful of products released this year and no new hardware announced at WWDC 2021, we can expect a very busy second half of 2021 for Apple. The above products are expected to be announced soon and released before the end of the second quarter of 2022.

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Apple releases redesigned iMac with bigger screen

Posted by admin | Posted in Apple News And Rumors, Apple Rentals, iMac | Posted on 23-04-2021

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Apple’s latest iMac is being called the biggest redesign in iMacs since 2012. 

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Apple is known for being on the cutting edge of design and technology, which is why it might be surprising to some the Cupertino company hasn’t updated the design of the iMac for nine years. However, the 21.5-inch iMac has mostly stood the test of time even when the MacBook Air finally got a redesign in 2018.

So let’s discuss the new, the old, and the nostalgic when it comes to Apple’s latest 24” iMac.

Now in color

Previously, if you wanted to get a current Mac in color, your only option was a Macbook Air or Pro in gray, silver, or gold. If you loved the consumer-friendly candy-colored CRT monitors when Apple released them back in 1999, the new iMac will provide you with some sentimentality.

Whether Apple was trying to improve our moods amidst the pandemic or give a nod to the 1999 iMac G3 series, we’re not sure, but it’s good to see Apple going back to their colorful roots. But an array of colors aren’t the only improvements that Apple has included in its much-anticipated iMac update.

Even bigger changes

If shiny colors weren’t enough to convince you to upgrade your iMac, we don’t blame you — but there’s a lot more than color to be excited about.

Apple has slimmed the bezels in favor of a larger, 24-inch screen. Although the screen is larger, the new iMac fits into roughly the same space. The new 24-inch screen displays at 4.5K resolution and comes with an anti-reflective coating much like the Apple XDR display, which replaces the old Retina version of the 21.5-inch iMac.

If you’ve owned an iMac in the past, you’ll probably also be excited about the much-anticipated update to the iMac’s camera and microphones. With so many of us using video calls now more than ever, Apple has decided to upgrade the resolution of its in-display front-facing camera to 1080p. Not to mention its M1-optimized camera software can control lighting, color temperature, and exposure for absolutely stunning video quality.

Perfect for small spaces, the 24-inch iMac is only 11.5mm thick and is supported by a small square base, as opposed to the trapezoid that supports previous iMac iterations. With a smaller base and a thinner screen, Apple was able to lighten the 24-inch iMac — thanks in part to the M1 Chip.

M1 across the board

How will the M1 Chip affect the iMac? Since Apple has already added the M1 chipset to its Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, and Mac Mini we pretty much already know what the outcome is going to be. According to a test by CNet, the M1 Chipset outperformed the latest Intel versions of the same products. 

With the new 24-inch iMac joining the MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, Mac Mini, and iPad Pro in the M1-club, the line between laptop, tablet, and desktop are becoming increasingly blurred.

While the MacBook Air used the M1 platform to go completely fanless, the new iMac uses it to replace its entire thermal system with two small fans — due to a huge upgrade in power efficiency. While the M1 Chipset provided a battery life boost in Apple’s laptops, it amounts to quieter fans and lower power consumption in the new iMac.

Summary and Options

There’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to Apple’s new iMac. Whether you’re looking forward to the sleek-looking larger screen with tiny bezels or the bright colors that remind you of booting up that old CRT near the turn of the century — Apple has designed another masterpiece.
Or perhaps you’re more excited about the combination of a new M1 chip and higher resolution screen — of course paired with Apple’s patented, M1-optimized, camera software.

Whether you’re into performance or aesthetics, this new iMac is sure to impress — and it even has a headphone jack.

Here are the configuration options for Apple’s new 24-inch iMac:

 

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Apple’s next-generation macOS: Big Sur is Available Now!

Posted by Robert Beagle | Posted in Apple, Apple News And Rumors, Big Sur, MacOS | Posted on 06-01-2021

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Apple macOS: Big Sur has arrived. 

Named after the picturesque mountainous section of the Central Coast of California where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise dramatically from the Pacific, the latest macOS promises to elevate one of the world’s most advanced operating systems to a new level of beauty and power.

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But how can you get the most out of Big Sur? Find out what version 11 of Apple’s Mac operating system offers by perusing these tips and features.

Updating to Big Sur

Are you just finding out about Big Sur? If you haven’t already updated your Mac, navigate to the Apple icon in the upper-left corner and select About This Mac. At the next window, select Software update. Then click the Update Now button and follow the prompts to install the update.

Big Sur Control Center

Apple now gives you quick access to several settings by bringing the iOS/iPadOS Control Center to Macs. Apple even added a Control Center icon to the Menu Bar in the upper-right hand corner — click the Menu Bar to manage your settings in the control center.

Now you can quickly access different controls for:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • AirDrop
  • Do Not Disturb mode
  • Keyboard Brightness
  • Screen Mirroring
  • Display
  • Sound
  • Music

Click what you’d like to control to expand and edit your settings.

To add more options to the Control Center, go to System Preferences > Dock & Menu Bar. On the left pane, scroll down to Other Modules and select options like Accessibility Shortcuts, Battery, Fast User Switching, and check the Show in Control Center box.

Pinning Controls to the Menu Bar

For even quicker access, Big Sur allows you to pin controls to the Menu Bar from the Control Center. 

One way to add controls is to click the Control Center icon and drag and drop a specific icon to the Menu Bar. Another way is to go to System Preferences > Dock & Menu Bar. In the left pane, select a particular control and then check the Show in Menu Bar box.

Extra Tip: To hide the Menu Bar, so it only appears when you navigate your cursor to the top of the screen, go to System Settings > Dock & Menu Bar and check the Automatically hide and show the menu bar box.

Viewing Widgets and Notifications

Much like the latest Control Center, Apple borrowed another feature from its mobile and iPad operating systems.

Now displayed in the same section, click the date and time in the Menu Bar to view any notifications and see default widgets like date, weather, World Clock, and Screen Time. Select a widget to open the corresponding application.

Macbook Pro with Big Sur

Customizing Your Widgets

One of the biggest reasons for Apple finally adding widgets six years ago was the ability to customize its size, details, and more.

To edit or remove from your screen, right-click on any widget. For example, the weather widget allows you to change location or to update based on where you are. You can also reorder your widgets by dragging and dropping them to the appropriate spots on your desktop.

To add more widgets, right-click any widget, and select Edit Widgets. Alternatively, you can click the Edit Widgets button at the bottom of your screen.

You can even download third-party widgets by searching Widgets in the Mac App Store. Now you’ll be able to use third-party widgets in the Notification Center or Menu Bar.

Quieting your Startup

Are you tired of hearing Apple’s built-in chime every time you open your Mac? You can now disable this sound by going to System Preferences > Sound and unchecking Play Sound on Startup box. Now you’ll have a quiet startup until you recheck the box.

More Options for Your Mac’s Battery

Now offering a dedicated system preference for your battery, click the Battery Icon on the Menu Bar to explore your battery preference options.

Big Sur offers more options to either preserve — or get the most out of — your battery. Some examples include tuning options for:

  • How long until the display shuts off battery power
  • Enabling Power Nap in Battery Mode
  • Optimizing Video Streaming on battery power
  • Optimized Battery Charging so Big Sur won’t charge your Mac past 80% until you need the extra boost (saving your battery life)
  • Managing Battery Longevity — select this option to reduce the rate at which your battery chemically ages.
  • Usage History — see your battery level and usage for the last 24 hours or ten days.

Hearing What You Type

Do you have eyesight problems? Apple created this feature for individuals who need to listen to words aloud as they are composed. To set up Speak Typing Feedback, go to System Preferences > Accessibility. In the Spoken Content Section, check the box for speak typing feedback

Now, any letter typed is read aloud by the speak typing feedback feature. After you’ve typed a word, that word also reads out loud with Spoken Content. If you enter punctuation, space, new paragraph, or other characters — these are read aloud as well.

Color Adjustments

Now you can change which colors appear in buttons, menus, and other elements. Or you can select the multicolor option, which changes the accent color of an app based on the developer’s preferences — each app will have a unique color.

To set up different color options, go to System Preferences > General. For Accent Color, choose the first icon.

Mac’s default setting for wallpaper tinting is annoying to some as it changes the shading of many items in macOS. To change the windows’ display to a more neutral tone, go to System Preferences > General and uncheck allow wallpaper tinting in the windows

Trying macOS Wallpapers

Mac has always done that little bit extra when it comes to aesthetics, and Big Sur is no different.

Big Sur adds several stunning new images you can set up as your wallpaper. Just like previous versions, you can choose a dynamic wallpaper that changes between light and dark as the day and night progress.

However, Big Sur offers a wider variety of pictures and cool variations on the usual scenic Apple Themes.


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Can The Upcoming 2020 iPad Pro Replace Your Laptop?

Posted by rreeve | Posted in Apple, Apple News And Rumors, iPad | Posted on 31-03-2020

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iPad pro 2020

With Apple’s WWDC 2020 Conference scheduled to take place in June, announcements for innovations and upgrades of Apple’s operating systems and products are right around the corner! While the physical conference itself has been canceled in favor of a digital conference format thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Apple is slated to release new physical products that should scratch the itch of people wanting something new from Apple, which includes the upcoming release of a 2020 model of the iPad Pro.

From the information available from product tester reviews and which has been given to us directly from Apple, it appears that the multinational technology company is still pushing mindset that tablets should replace your laptop. The 2020 iPad Pro is certainly the closest Apple has come to making a tablet capable of standing in for a MacBook or laptop. But does the new iPad Pro pack enough features to truly replace a laptop? Let’s look at some of the hardware specifications of the 2020 iPad Pro to find out.

Screen Sizes and Display

The 2020 iPad Pro comes in two model sizes. There is an 11-inch model that provides more portability, and a 12.9 inch model for people who want a combination of high performance and a larger display for easier reading and additional screen space. Since Apple no longer manufactures or directly sells 11.6 inch MacBook models–and the next smallest MacBook is 13.3 inches–these two iPad Pro models will easily be the most modern and most portable devices in Apple’s stock.

In terms of display quality, the 2020 iPad Pros will be equipped with the latest in Apple’s lightweight display technology, with both the 11’ and 12.9’ models coming equipped with the Liquid Retina display previously only used by the iPhone XR. 

Accessibility, Accessories, and Ports

For the first time in the history of Apple’s iPad line, the iPad Pro will have full built-in trackpad support through iPadOS 13.4. This means when combined with a smart keyboard, the 2020 iPad Pro will have similar functionality to a Chromebook. Something Apple does not seem keen on adding to the iPad Pro line, however, are USB ports. Besides the USB-C charging port, the new model of iPad Pro does not support any additional USB ports due to Apple’s desire to maintain the sleek profile of their mainline tablet. While trying to keep a tablet portable is an entirely understandable endeavor, the lack of ports can prove to be a fairly inconvenient drawback for someone who would want to use their 2020 iPad Pro for work purposes.

Battery Life

Undoubtedly the feature that I think is most impressive about the 2020 iPad Pro line is its battery life. Apple has always excelled at making its devices have longer battery lives than most devices made by their competitors–the newest rendition of the iPad Pro is no exception to this. When the iPad Pro 2020’s battery life was tested through a continuous trial of wireless web surfing, the device stayed on for over 10 hours at a screen brightness of 150 nits!

ipad pro 2020 charging

Can the 2020 iPad Pro replace your Laptop?

While the 2020 iPad Pro is undoubtedly more powerful and more capable than any model of its predecessors, the question still begs to be asked: is it worthy of replacing your laptop? Honest answer: probably not yet.

While Apple has made great strides towards making their iPad Pro line more functional and versatile–the trackpad functionality is still a work in progress, the screen sizes may not be ideal for people who are actually using their iPads for work purposes, the battery life is not any better than the 2019 MacBook, and some quality of life improvements will likely need to be made to the iPad OS before working on it is as quick and efficient as working with a macOS device.

That being said, the 2020 iPad Pro will easily have a place for itself in the market as soon as it releases. Businesses often rent iPad Pros for short term event needs, and now that Apple is getting more into trying to turn the iPad Pro into more of a miniature laptop, businesses will likely find more uses for them. If you need a 2020 iPad Pro rental, technology rental companies like Rentacomputer.com and Rentourtablets.com will be able to provide these rentals very soon!

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When Renting an iPad Makes Sense

Posted by Garret Listo | Posted in Computer | Posted on 26-12-2019

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Because of its high brand awareness and technical performance, Apple iPads demand a very high price. It might not always be the economical choice to purchase one. Especially during times for shot-term use, an iPad rental might just be the more secure and better option. Haven’t put much thought into renting an iPad? Here are a few reasons on why renting an iPad can be better than purchasing. 
Using an iPad

  • Events: Events are considered to be one of the most stressful parts of running a business. Strict deadlines, catering to a large and diverse crowd, and setting up the station or tent are just to name a few. iPad rentals can take away stress just by how easy they are to use, share and collect information. iPad rentals can be used for kiosks to complete event registration and execute faster check-ins. Registration, games, brochures, and surveys are just a few examples of the endless possibilities of iPad rentals. Another popular approach is to use custom registration apps in kiosks. Lastly, consider ordering iPad floor stands to engage prospective clients at your next event. 

 

  • Presentations: Whether you are presenting a new product, giving a presentation, or conducting business meetings an iPad can help improve your presentation or keep everyone connected. You can use an iPad as a remote control for a slideshow, review your notes, or just to keep your meetings paperless in this digital age.

 

  • Marketing surveys: Marketing surveys have never been easier. Users can provide instant feedback, opinions, and observations. Managers can compile data and feedback instantly. The ability to analyze the data faster sparks better decision making and turns them into better products and services for end-users. With an iPad, marketing is easy to research and send survey results when out in the field. 

 

  • Temporary contractors or employees: iPad’s are easy to use, easy to share, mobile and great for any temporary needs. If you need to hire temporary employees for an event or a special project, iPads are a great way to quickly get everyone set up and on the same page. 

 

  • Conferences and Meetings: Conducting conferences and meetings has changed thanks to iPads. They come equipped with a number of features that allow businesses to improve engagement, interaction and promote better communication. Here are a few reasons how conferences and meetings can be supplemented by iPad rentals: Guest can remotely attend meeting rooms and info about various sessions. Organizers can get real-time feedback, perform brainstorming sessions and even take a vote. It can assist in helping attendees find their meeting rooms and information about various sessions. 
  • Business Expense vs Asset Allocation: Purchasing an iPad would mean you have to treat it as an asset because all computers are classed as business assets and not an expensive. In most cases this means that employees are not able to buy an iPad with their company credit cards. On top of that any asset purchases needs to be depreciated over the lifetime of the device (typically 3 years). Where as rentals count as an expense fully within the calendar month that it was rented.

 

Whatever the reason you may find in renting an iPad, Rentacomputer.com can handle any of your needs. 

Apple Mac Pro plans to ship in December

Posted by admin | Posted in Computer | Posted on 22-11-2019

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It’s almost here! Apple’s next-generation Mac Pro desktop is nearly here, just in time for the holidays. While an exact time frame hasn’t been given just yet, we do have some interesting information.

  • Apple’s Mac Pro will start at $5,999 for the desktop computer.
  • The base model features an 8-core XEON processor, 32GB of RAM, and an AMD Radeon 580X dedicated graphics card.
  • It comes with a 256GB SSD but can go up to 8TB of storage — the same as the new MacBook Pro.
  • Supports up to 6 streams of 8K footage.

This mind-bogglingly fast computer may cost you a lot, but it is geared towards true pros in the development, video, and audio industries. Those who are looking for more affordable, but still professional-quality, gear will be fine with a MacBook Pro, iMac Pro, or even a Mac Mini.

The Mac Pro isn’t the only thing Apple is teasing about releasing before the holiday season. To go along with their ultra-fast computer, Apple is putting out their Pro XDR Display — the best monitor Apple has ever made.

  • The monitor goes for $4,999 with a glossy finish or $5,999 for one with anti-reflective nano-coating.
  • Price is justified, as it is on par with monitors that regularly go for $30,000+.
  • It’s a 32-inch Retina 6K display.
  • Has the ability to switch between landscape and vertical.
  • Doesn’t come with a stand — to pair with one it’s $999, or a mounting adapter for walls is $199.

Both of these exciting new products are scheduled to ship in December. While you’re waiting, why not explore why your business could and should be using Macbook Pro rentals to undertake new projects, use on the go, or increase general productivity.

Looking for more information on the upcoming Mac Pro desktop or Pro XDR Display? Continue reading on TechRadar…

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Why Your Business Should Be Using MacBook Pro Rentals

Posted by admin | Posted in Computer | Posted on 12-08-2019

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When your team is undertaking a new project or working from the field, giving them the right tools is critical to helping them get the job done. MacBook Pro rentals feature the speed, computing power, and security that your team needs to get more done faster without sacrificing the quality of their work. Here are just a few of the reasons that your business should be using MacBook Pro rentals for your next project. 

Faster than ever before

 

Latest generation laptop rentals

The latest MacBook Pro rentals now promise up to two times faster performance than previous generations thanks to its new eight-core Intel Core processor–making it the fastest MacBook ever. This performance boost is accompanied by True Tone technology, a Retina display with 500 nits of brightness, and features macOS Mojave–the world’s most advanced operating system.

While the MacBook Pro has always been the go-to machine for creatives, the newest version’s new processors make it ideal for data processing, coding and the sciences. Xcode allows developers to compile code up to 65% faster, while scientists and researchers are able to use TetrUSS to compute complex fluid dynamics simulations up to 50% faster. Imagine how much your employees will be able to accomplish with the speed and capabilities of MacBook Pro rentals in their hands. Check out Laptop Rentals vs Desktop Rentals to learn more about how your company can benefit from MacBook Pro rentals.

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Integrate with existing products

 

Integrate Macbook Pro with other Apple products

With iOS currently at the top as the most popular mobile operating software in the US, odds are a fair number of your staff have iPhones. Seamlessly integrating with your employees existing iPhones and iPads, your employees will be able to get more done. From answering texts from other team members and conducting FaceTime calls with clients directly from their MacBook Pro rental, you’ll never see more productivity from your team. 

Like all Apple devices, the MacBook Pro allows users to download the tools they need directly from the App Store. If your team already has productivity apps on their other devices, they can use iTunes to sync their MacBook Pro rental with their existing iOS devices. Which means if you’ve already been using applications you’ve had to pay for, you won’t have to repurchase anything thanks to iTunes.

Better privacy and security

 

Most security and private Macbooks to date

Apple is preparing to launch iOS 13 for mobile devices, the latest version of its operating software, with a heavy emphasis on security and privacy. Offering users greater control of how and when their data is shared with app developers, iOS 13 promises to boost Apple’s already stellar reputation for security. 

Running on macOS, the MacBook Pro has always boasted security features that allow authorized users to quickly access their machines while keeping unauthorized users out. Between the T2 Security Chip and File Vault 2, users can rest assured that their data is secure. Even if an employee misplaces their MacBook Pro rental or it is stolen, File Vault 2 encrypts the entire drive, blocking unauthorized access to their data. Read Bold Privacy Claims from Apple to learn more about Apple’s commitment to keeping your data secure.

Portability that doesn’t sacrifice performance

 

Having this type of capability on your laptop means you can work from anywhere without sacrificing performance. If your team is undertaking a new project, our MacBook Pro rentals allow them to get more done, no matter where they’re working.

Rentacomputer.com offers a wide variety of MacBook Pro and other options to meet the needs of your next project, event, or conference. 

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Explore Your Bid for Office with iPads and iPhones

Posted by admin | Posted in Apple, campaign, iPad, iPhone, Political | Posted on 04-03-2019

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Deciding to run for office has never been an easy decision, and in today’s hotly contested political arena with financial and personal costs of running soaring ever higher, the decision is only getting tougher. That’s why so many potential candidates launch exploratory committees to help them make a final decision about running for office. Voter surveys and data collection used to mean hours of phone calls or weeks spent pounding the pavement and then entering responses for days on end. Equipping your field teams with iPhone rentals and iPad rentals allows your campaign workers to quickly and easily gather data from likely voters and report it back to the candidate, making his decision to run or not a little easier. Here are just a few ways that iPads and iPhones can make your exploratory committee and campaign field operations run a little smoother.

Running for office

Testing the waters

With national and statewide campaigns frequently running into hundreds of millions of dollars, it’s not surprising that some candidates choose to test the waters before diving into a campaign. Candidates thinking about running for a major statewide or national office often launch exploratory committees to get a feel for what voters think of them or where voters in specific districts stand on the issues as they start putting together their campaign platform.

With a push for more authentic connection with potential voters and the best data possible, many campaigns are using grassroots efforts to conduct surveys and polls. Using iPhones and iPads to gather the responses of potential voters increases confidence that responses have been accurately recorded and allows review of data in real time rather than waiting for responses to be entered at a later time.

Get Out the Vote

Most campaigns and exploratory committees integrate Get Out the Vote efforts into their canvassing strategy. With most states now allowing online voter registration, equipping your team with iPads or iPhones allows them to help people register to vote during their conversation, rather than asking citizens to register at a later time. Many voters will remember that your campaign is the one that helped them register and that could influence their decision when they enter the ballot booth.

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Get voters on your side

With campaign costs growing year over year, candidates rely heavily on donations from individual donors to help fund their run for office. Giving out handbills, sending out emails, and putting up flyers seeking donations can result in low return on investment of your time and efforts. Door-to-door canvassing is one of the best (and cheapest) way to reach and gain voters – and it’s also one of the most effective for fundraising. Once you’ve set up your online campaign and fundraising, your canvassers can use iPads and iPhones to tell people about the candidate and get people to sign up to support the candidate and even to donate money to the campaign all at the same time!

Tell a story

Voters love to feel like they’re a part of the campaign beyond the voting booth. Outfitting your field team with iPads and iPhones lets them offer voters and supporters the opportunity to record their story about why they support your candidate. These stories make compelling social media content and create excitement around your candidate. The bonus? It’s free content and grassroots!

iPhones for political campaigns

Equip your campaign with the best

Whatever version of the iPad or iPhone you need, we have the right technology solution to fit your needs and budget. We offer the most current iPhones including the iPhone X, XS, and XR, as well as current iPads including the iPad Pro and iPad Air. If you’re looking for iPad and iPhone rental solutions on a budget, we also offer older generation equipment like the iPhone 6 and iPad 2 at a lower rate than new models.

Need to rent iPhones or iPads for your exploratory committee or campaign field team? Our sister company,  Rentacomputer.com, proudly provides a wide array of iPhone and iPads rentals to suit all of your campaign technology rental needs. No matter where your event is, Rentacomputer.com can help. Get a quote for all your equipment needs today!

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Bold Privacy Claims from Apple

Posted by admin | Posted in Apple News And Rumors, Data Privacy | Posted on 22-01-2019

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Apple has taken a bold step ahead of CES this year with an unmissable message about the company’s privacy standards when it comes to user data. Apple is taking no prisoners in its effort to ensure that the smartphone using public knows that unlike Google and Android phones, they aren’t interested in compromising the privacy of their users’ data and that they don’t sell individual user data to advertisers to allow targeted advertising. Basically, when you use an Apple device, advertisers don’t have access to your unique advertising ID so they can’t target you. Read on to learn more about how Android products leave your data open to the prying eyes of Google – who then sells that data to advertisers.

How Google uses your data

Google provides the operating system that Android products run. This gives Google access to a large share of consumers in the smartphone marketplace and to their data. What Google does with that data may be surprising to some users. Through the use of pre-installed Google apps, you are offering up enough of your data to allow Google to sell that information to companies to create highly targeted ads for every user. From tracking where you go, how long you stay there, the articles you read, and the sites you visit, Google is able to provide advertisers with a complete portrait of who you are as a consumer and those companies are able to direct their marketing efforts directly to you thanks to Google Ads.

Use Gmail or Hangouts? Google can even parse the text of your messages to gain valuable information that it then sells to advertisers. Mention an upcoming trip to Florida that you’re planning in an email to a friend? Don’t be surprised when ads with discount hotel and flight rates to your destination city start popping up in your feed. Through the use of your Android phone and pre-installed apps, Google is able to collect more information than you know – and companies are willing to pay big bucks for that data.

using your data for marketing

Keep your data safe on Android products

The simple truth is that if you’re an Android user there’s no guaranteed way to protect your data from being collected by Google. That doesn’t mean that you have to be a pushover about it though. There are steps that you can take to try to protect your information and to make Google have to work very hard to gain access to it. Gadget Hacks recently offered a variety of clever ways to put a wall between your data and the Google collection machine.

For example, if you’re annoyed by targeted ads based on your search history, you can opt out of ad personalization. This doesn’t mean that Google won’t still collect the data, just that you can prevent the advertisers that Google sends the data to from accessing your unique advertising ID. You can also change your DNS server or use a VPN to prevent Google from collecting information about the sites you visit. VPNs provide one of the best layers of protection for your data by masking your IP address while online and by rerouting your online traffic through a secure, encrypted server.

Apple products that keep your data safer

 

Private data

Android devices leave your data open to collection by Google. While the practice of selling your data for advertising purposes may not be illegal, many users find this practice misleading and overly invasive. Apple products offer you a way to put a barrier between your data and Google while offering a unique user experience and without sacrificing performance. Need MacBook rentals, iPad rentals, or iPhone rentals for your next business meeting or event? Our sister company Rentacomputer.com proudly offers the latest Apple products that give your attendees the power to get things done while also protecting their data online. Offering audiovisual, desktop, laptop, smartphone, and other technology rentals, Rentacomputer.com’s experts work with you to find the right rentals to meet your event needs while being mindful of your budget. No matter where your event is, Rentacomputer.com can help. Get a quote for all your equipment needs today!

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Head-to-Head Competition: iPhone XR vs The Rest of the X Series

Posted by admin | Posted in Apple News And Rumors, iPhone, OS X, smartphones | Posted on 06-12-2018

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Apple may have meant for the iPhone XR to be the new introductory iPhone, but it has proven itself to be a real contender for sales against its sister releases in the X series since hitting the market in October. With its substantial size, top of the line camera, lightweight design and range of colors to express buyers’ personal style, the XR may prove to be a bigger hit with users than Apple ever thought possible. Learn more about why Apple users are raving about the iPhone XR and how it stacks up to its X series co-releases.

Girl taking a picture with the iPhone XR

A real knockout

The edge-to-edge 6.1-inch LCD display screen on the iPhone XR is made of the strongest front glass ever on an iPhone thanks to a specially formulated Gorilla Glass made by Corning. With up to 256GB of internal storage and a 12-megapixel camera with 5X digital zoom and three portrait lighting effects, the XR is a delight for users in the selfie age. And its brand-designed aerospace-grade aluminum case allows it to weight slightly less than its sister models in the X series while offering more colors than any other model in the series or before. Dazzling in coral, blue, white, yellow, black, and project red, the XR has a color to suit every user’s taste.

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The XR vs the XS

The iPhone XS features a slightly smaller screen size, coming in at 5.8-inch, but offers an OLED display featuring the same Gorilla Glass as the XR model. The XS ups the wow factor for users with a dual 12-megapixel camera with 10X digital zoom that offers five portrait lighting effects. Users of the XS are more limited in their choice of case colors. The stainless-steel body of the XS is offered in gold, silver, and space grey.

The XR vs the XS Max

The XS Max boasts an impressive 6.5-inch OLED display and stainless-steel body in the same colors as the XS. Featuring the same dual 12-megapixel camera with 10X digital zoom and five portrait lighting effects as the XS, the XS Max also tops out at 512GB of internal storage. The upgraded screen size and large memory make the XS Max the costliest of the iPhone X series.

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Not so basic

The iPhone XR offers many of the same features that iPhone users have come to expect from higher-end models, making it a bang for your buck at only $749 to $899 – a $100 savings over the starting range of other phones in the X series. While its sister releases can claim slightly upgraded cameras and storage capacity, the XR is the best introductory iPhone that Apple has ever produced.

If you need a number of the latest iPhones, including the XR, XS and XS Max, for a business event or meeting, why not save money and try a rental? Our sister company,  Rentacomputer.com, proudly provides a wide array of iPhone rentals and Android rentals to suit all of your smartphone rental needs. No matter where your event is, Rentacomputer.com can help. Get a quote for all your equipment needs today!

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