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  1. scifan57

    109th Grey Cup 2022

    Today the Toronto Argonauts play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the Canadian Football League Championship.
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    Saskatchewan Roughriders Football

    Some scenes at the stadium.
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    2022 Cathedral Village Arts Festival

    Today is the picnic to start off the 6 day festival. The most important delivery is being made right now.
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    This year the WWDC, which takes place on June 6-10, will still be mostly online but developers and students will have to opportunity to watch the Keynote and state of the union videos live at Apple Park.
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    Apple wins anti-trust lawsuit brought by Epic Games

    Earlier today it was announced that Apple has won the anti-trust lawsuit brought by Epic Games. The only major takeaway was that Apple will have to allow developers tell their users about alternate payment systems...
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    California Streaming

    On September 14th, Apple will host a live event where it is expected that the iphone 13 will be announced as well as the announcement of the public release of iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey.
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    Cathedral Village Arts Festival Mural

    Here are a couple of photos of this years arts festival mural in progress.
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    WWDC 2021

    Apple has announced the all online WWDC 21 from June 7-11. The theme this year is “And away we code”. The keynote will be on the morning of June 7 where we will learn about the new versions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. We should also see presentations of new apps and app developers. There could be...
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    Spring loaded

    Apple has announced a Special Event for April 20. New iPad models and more are expected.
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    Apple has announced the dates for WWDC21. It will take place on June 7-11. This year will also be an online virtual conference like last year. This years theme is Glow and behold.
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    iPadOS 14

    A new feature of Safari in iPadOS14 is the Privacy Report. To view the report tap on the double A button at the top left of the screen then select Privacy Report. You’ll then see a report of all the website and tracking cookie info that Safari has detected. The screenshots are from my iPhone but...
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    WWDC 2020

    This year Apple is moving to an online only format for WWDC. It will take place starting on June 22nd. Registered developers will be able to participate online in presentations and workshops. The Keynote will be available for viewing by the general public.
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    I’ve just discovered that the special version of iTunes that Apple released a few years ago and still has the App Store has been updated to connect to and sync with devices on iOS 13. Here are some shots of my iPhone XS connected to a MacBook Pro which is running El Capitan. My iPhone is...
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    My Halifax trip

    Regina airport and flight to Saskatoon, connecting to Ottawa.
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    WWDC 2019

    WWDC 2019 will take place on June 3-7 this spring in San Jose, CA. Registration information was sent to registered developers earlier this week. The keynote will take place on the first day of the conference.
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    Happy Birthday to the World Wide Web

    In March of 1989 Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal which laid the foundation of what we know as the World Wide Web. The World Wide Web: The Invention That Connected The World - Google Arts & Culture The internet already existed but the invention of the World Wide Web allowed computers to...
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    iOS 12.1.3

    Earlier today Apple released iOS 12.1.3 to the general public. The build number is either 16D39 or 16D40, depending on which device you're updating.
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    Vintage computers

    My iBook G3 Clamshell from 1999. I’ve spent a good part of the last two days wiping the hard drive and reinstalling the operating system and various updates. The hard drive is only 6gb, which was adequate for the time. It was introduced at a price of $1,599.00, which was cheap for a laptop at...
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    Classic video games

    A few days ago I was researching some of my old video games and one of them is the Microvision by Milton Bradley. It turns out that this is the world’s first handheld video game console with interchangeable game cartridges. It preceded the Game Boy by 10 years. I have 3 of the 11 games that were...
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    Test post

    This was the easiest way to get this photo onto my PowerBook G4 to use as the Desktop wallpaper.
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    Happy New Year

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    watchOS 4

    Here’s the new kaleidoscope Watch face that’s available in watchOS 4. You can select from a number of provided photos or use one of your own. I used one of the vaulted nave of Southwark Cathedral. The image slowly changes over time or you can turn the Digital Crown to see the kalidescope effect.
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    TV app

    I'm in Canada and discovered that I can try out the new TV app by switching to the US iTunes Store.
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    Thanksgiving greetings

    I'd like to wish all our American members a very happy Thanksgiving.
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    iOS 10.1

    Earlier this morning Apple released the first developer beta of iOS 10.1. I'm assuming that a public beta will follow in a short while.
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    iOS 10 Features

    iOS 10 allows you to open two Safari tabs in Split View, if you have a compatible iPad.
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    Classic computers

    Here are some photos of my iMac G3 Snow from 2000. It's running OS X 10.4.8 Tiger. It has a 500 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, 640MB of SDRAM and a whopping 20GB hard drive.
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    iOS 9.3 embedded links problem

    It appears as if the problem with clicking on embedded links us related to the app. If you have it on your device and use it, even once, the problem starts. Apple is working on a fix for iOS bug that causes tapping links to crash iPhones
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    My Spokane Trip

    Today I leave for Spokane, Washington to attend the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention. I'll also be seeing the sights in and around the city of Spokane.
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    Independance Day for our American members

    To all of our American members and visitors, have a great Independance Day tomorrow!
  31. scifan57

    iOS 9 announced

    Apple has just announced iOS 9 at the WWDC Keynote and it will support all devices capable of running iOS 8, including the iPad 2. This means that on the public release of iOS 9 in September, the iPad 2 will have been through 6 major iOS versions, from iOS 4 to iOS 9.
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    A mural in progress.

    This mural was commissioned as part of the Cathedral Village Arts Festival in Regina, Saskatchewan. More to follow.
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    Apple Watch orders

    Who managed to get into the online store when it opened and ordered an Apple Watch? I got in about 2 minutes after the store opened and managed to get a delivery date on the 24th.
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    Fans mourn the loss of Sir Terry Pratchett

    Earlier today Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld novels passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
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    Apple Watch Special Event

    Has everybody marked their calendar for the Special Event later today?
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    iOS 8.3 beta

    iOS 8.3 beta has just been released to developers, before the public release of iOS 8.2. Now we're in the unusual position of having beta versions of two different iOS updates circulating at the same time.
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    iOS 8.2 beta

    Just one day after releasing iOS 8.1.1 to the general public, Apple has released iOS 8.2 beta to registered iOS developers.
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    It's here!

    iOS 8 is now ready for downloading. Make sure to read this thread before making the decision to upgrade to iCloud Drive.
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    iOS 8 app updates

    During the last few days we've been seeing a flurry of updates as app developers rush to make their apps fully iOS 8 compatable. Just a few more hours to go until the public release tomorrow. Apple servers are going to get hammered yet again.
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    iOS 8 beta 5 and iTunes festival

    The iTunes music festival starts in less than 5 hours and I've just discovered that the iTunes festival app and the festival website will not work while running iOS 8 beta software while in Canada. I get a message that the content is not available in Canada. It will run properly on my devices...