2019 TTJ Holiday Gift Guide Now Available

The TTJ Holiday Gift Guide for 2019 is now available. This guide contains our top picks, favorite products that we personally use and highly recommend. If you are looking for the perfect gifts for your loved ones, or maybe even for yourself, this guide has your answers. Some of the products in our gift guide include:

  • Apple iPad Pro 11 Inch
  • Apple iPad, Seventh Generation
  • Logitech Slim Folio Pro for iPad Pro
  • Apple Smart Keyboard
  • Apple Pencil, Second Generation
  • Logitech Crayon
  • Anker PowerPort II
  • Apple USB C Digital AV Multi Port Adaptor
  • Hyperdrive 6 In One USB C Hub for iPad Pro
  • Apple iPhone XR
  • Apple iPhone 11
  • Apple AirPods
  • AppleTV HD or 4K
  • Apple Watch Series 4 or Series 5
  • Apple HomePod
  • Amazon Echo Show 5
  • Amazon Echo Dot
  • Amazon Basics Microwave
  • Sunbeam 1.7 Cubic FT Refrigerator Beverage Center
  • Mr. Coffee 12 Cup Switch Coffee Maker
  • Friday Lock
  • We only Mini Smart Plug
  • IHome ISP 6 Smart Plug
  • Canary Pro All-In-One Security System
  • DLink OMNA 180Cam HD Camera
  • Logitech Circle 2
  • And lots more.
  • To listen to the complete holiday guide, check out our TTJ Talk Podcast.

    TTJ Announces Extended Hours for Holiday Shoppers!

    The Tech Juggernaut just announced a major Black Friday Promotion on TTJ services. Now, we are pleased to also announce that we will have extended phone hours for anyone interested in shopping for tech over the Thanks Giving and Black Friday weekend. Call us to take advantage of free shopping assistance, beginning at 6PM Eastern on Thursday, running straight through till 2AM that night. Then, Friday, Saturday, and Cyber Monday, we will be open from 10 AM to midnight each day. During this time, call us at 814-287-9178 to find the best deals on all the tech you want. We will be  scouring the internet for the best discounts from all our favorite stores, so you will always get the most bang for your buck. We can’t wait to serve you this holiday season.

    TTJ Black Friday Promo: Save Up to $130 on Select Packages

    The Thanks Giving holiday is fast approaching once again, and with it, the holiday shopping season, beginning with Black Friday. This year, The Tech Juggernaut is pleased to offer major savings for our customers purchasing TTJ services. From 6PM on Thursday, November 28, through 11:59 PM on Monday, December 2, 2019, customers who purchase both our Premium Support One Year package and our TTJ Thirty Hour Gold Training Package will receive huge savings. This combination of services normally costs $400, during this special promotion, we will instantly take $100 off the price, for a new low of just $300 for both services.

    Sound awesome? That’s not all. If you use Apple Pay Cash to pay for these services, we will take an additional 10% off, for a grand new low of just $270.00. That’s a savings of $130 on our best services. Purchasing just one service? You’ll still receive 20% off, plus an additional 5% off if you use Apple Pay Cash. Plus, contact us for free shopping assistance, so you can get the best deals on all of your gadgets, like Apple iPads, other Apple products, accessories, appliances, and more. Stay tuned for our extended hours announcement and our upcoming holiday gift guide to learn more, and give us a call during our Black Friday promotion to take advantage of all these benefits.

    Big Day for Apple as Several Updates Are Released

    Apple today released updates to iOS and iPad OS 13.2. Software updates were also released for the AppleTV. Rounding out today’s updates was the HomePod Software update.

    Today’s updates saw the addition of several new features, including the ability to have Siri announce incoming messages on AirPods automatically, new Emoji, new HomeKit options, new Siri privacy features, and more. Additionally, new features, such as Handoff, voice recognition, ambient sounds, and more arrived on the HomePod. Stay tuned to this blog for tips on all the new features.

    Apple also announced the new AirPods Pro, available to order immediately for $249. The AirPods Pro will supplement the existing AirPods, with a new model, featuring noise canceling features, higher sound quality, and multiple tips to accommodate just about any size ear.

    This has been an incredible year for Apple already, with new hardware, software, and services released in basically every category throughout the year, and with AppleTV Plus scheduled for release this Friday, it doesn’t look like things will be slowing down any time soon. There are even a few, as yet unreleased products rumored to be in the pipeline. These include the much-anticipated Mac Pro, a new 16 inch MacBook, and more. There is even evidence of the potential release of a device tracker that can be placed on keys, remotes, and more, similar to the Tile products, though this has not been confirmed by a Apple at this point. Either way, there’s never been a better time to be an Apple user than right now.

    Connected Digital Life Course Begins Monday

    The next course in our free course offerings begins this Monday, October 7, at 3:30 PM Eastern. Those who have already signed up have all the info you need to join. The Zoom meeting ID is exactly the same as it was for our iOS course. Just follow usual procedures to join. Anyone else may listen in on the Dabel platform by downloading the free Dabel app from the App Store. You don’t even need a free account with Dabel to listen in.

    Here is a link to an introduction to this course, described by Trainer Kliph and myself. Hope to see you all there on Monday.

    Listen to the Course Intro

    Link to Today’s Tech 300 Live Stream and Other Announcements

    Please remember, for those taking the current course, iOS At the Next Level, we are adding two extra class sessions. We will meet again this Wednesday, and we will also meet twice next week, again on both Monday and Wednesday.

    Please click the below link to listen to the live stream of today’s class. The clean recording will be available within the next two days.

    Tap Here to Listen

    Apple Releases iOS 13, Apple Arcade, and Watch OS 6 – iPad OS and More Coming Later This Month

    As planned, Apple today released the highly anticipated iOS 13 software for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Watch OS 6 was also released today for users of Apple Watch Series 3 and 4, with earlier watch models receiving this update later. Apple has also stated that iOS 13.1 and iPad OS will now be released on September 24, nearly one week prior to what had been planned previously.

    Regarding other features and updates, September 30 is, as of now, still the intended launch date for live radio stations on the HomePod. It is our expectation, though this has not been confirmed by Apple, that TVOS 13 is likely to see a public launch sometime between now and September 30 as well. Several useful features are also being delayed until, “later this fall”, while still others may see a release in the spring of 2020. As for Mac OS Catalina, this is expected next month.

    The Tech Juggernaut will be releasing daily iOS 13 tips and how-to articles over the next several weeks, so stay tuned to this blog to learn about all the new features and changes, tips, tricks, and much more. In the mean time, we are including a link to a useful article on a well-known third-party site which serves as a great jumping-off point for iOS 13. We also encourage you to Subscribe to our TTJ Talk Podcast, which will undoubtedly continue to feature tips and how-tos for iOS 13.

    Lastly, be sure to check out our Free course on iOS 13 and its counterparts. While this course is full, you can still tune into the overflow audio stream, either live or after the fact, using the free Dabel app. Dabel accounts are free, but you don’t even need an account to listen in. Just look for “iOS At the Next Level” by “Phantom Shadow”.

    Tap Here to Read a Useful iOS 13 Article.

    Get Ready for iOS 13 – A New Era for Apple Devices!

    This Thursday, September 19, 2019, Apple is planning to release iOS 13 for iPhone and iPod Touch, Watch OS 6 for Apple Watch Series Three and Four, and presumably, TVOS 13 for AppleTV HD and 4K, though this last part has not received an official announcement. Also available on Thursday will be the brand new Apple Arcade service. Then, iPad OS and iOS 13.1 will be released on September 30, 2019. These new releases will make available hundreds of new and exciting features. This article will help ensure that your devices are ready for all the new and exciting software. If you have a TTJ Premium Support Plan, please send us an iMessage at thetechjuggernaut@icloud.com, or call us at 814-287-9178, to schedule an in-person (local customers only) or remote session for the upgrade. TTJ will attempt to reach out to all Support Plan customers, but there’s no need to wait, so get in touch with us for set up your appointment.

    Preparing For the New Software:

    Before you begin installing the latest Apple software, be sure to read this entire post for helpful information. The first question to answer is, does my device support iOS 13 and iPad OS. The latest software is supported on all of the following devices (if your device is not listed here, it will not be supported):

    • IPhone 6S and 6S Plus
    • IPhone SE
    • IPhone 7 and 7 Plus
    • IPhone 8 and 8 Plus
    • IPhone X
    • IPhone XR
    • IPhone XS and XS Max
    • IPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max
    • IPad Air 2
    • IPad Air 3
    • IPad Fifth Generation
    • IPad Sixth Generation
    • IPad Seventh Generation
    • IPad Mini 4
    • IPad Mini, Fifth Generation
    • IPod Touch 7th Generation
    • AppleTV 4K
    • AppleTV HD/Fourth Generation
    • HomePod
    • Apple Watch Series 3
    • Apple Watch Series 4
    • Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 (Coming later this Fall)
    Pre-install Check List:

    In order to take advantage of all the new software has to offer, please be sure that you have your device passcode, your Apple ID, and your Apple ID Password. Also ensure that you are using Two-Factor Authentication on your Apple ID. For questions please contact TTJ.

    Additionally, make sure you have a current iCloud back-up for each of your devices. If TTJ has configured your devices, all settings should be configured correctly to allow this. If not, you can double-check by going to Settings> Your Name> iCloud> iCloud Back-up. Be sure that it is enabled. Your device will back up automatically whenever it is plugged in, on Wi-Fi, and asleep.

    If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to Reach Out to Us.

    Tech 300 – Clean Audio Now Available

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    Greetings everyone, as promised, here is a clean audio recording with the same information we taught in this weeks live session. You can stream this recording online, or you may download it for off-line listening. To download, long press on the link and choose, “download linked file”. Voiceover users should double tap and hold on the link to initiate the process. Enjoy.:)

    Tech 300: Link to First Session Audio Now Available – Clean Recording Coming Tomorrow

    Unable to make our first session of iOS At the Next Level? Or, just want a refresher? Below is the link to the live teaching session in audio format. You can listen online or using the free Dabel app. Remember, you don’t need a Dabel account to listen.

    Also, for those who find the class setting a bit disruptive, a separate, clean recording is in progress and will be available on this blog tomorrow.

    Listen to Session Audio