💻 KnowTechie's Weekly Download: Issue #11

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Happy Monday! Sorry for the late newsletter this week, and another apology for missing last week’s edition. I was feeling a bit burnt out and needed the rest to clear my head. I’ve been overworking myself and needed some time to recharge the batteries.

We’ll keep this week’s newsletter short and sweet and pick up where we left off later this weekend.

If you have any questions about anything, reach out. Seriously. If you want to ask a question, talk shop - anything - let’s chop it up

Here’s what we’ll be tackling today:

  • 🔨 Tech Tip

  • 📰 News

  • 🔎 Top finds this week

  • 🎁 We have a giveaway winner!

  • 🎴Trivia

  • 🤷 A new moron of the week

💡 Quick Tech Tip 💡

For Windows users:

  1. Windows Key + X Shortcut: This quick shortcut gives you access to powershell and the device manager, saving you time navigating through menus.

  2. Tweaking Shortcut Keys: You can customize your shortcut keys for functions like cutting and pasting to make them more intuitive for you.

For iPhone users:

  1. Zoom While Filming: Did you know you can zoom in while filming videos on your iPhone? It's a handy trick for capturing more detailed footage.

  2. Silent Screenshot: If you want to take a screenshot without making a noise, you can use the volume buttons.

  3. Fast Charging: You can charge your battery faster by limiting background app refresh on your iPhone.

  4. Swiping from the Left Edge: On an iPhone X or later, you can swipe from the left edge of the screen to go back on any screen. This is a handy navigation shortcut that can save you a tap or two.

If you like how-to’s like these, we have a whole bunch of them here:

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🔗 Top stories of the week 🔗

Apple, iPhone 15, Apple Watch, and more freaking Apple news, ahhhhh!

Apple has once again taken center stage with its September product launch event, unveiling four new devices: the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Here's a lowdown on the biggest stories from the event.

  • A Quartet of New iPhones: The star of the show was undoubtedly the iPhone 15 lineup. The range includes the standard iPhone 15, its larger sibling the iPhone 15 Plus, and the premium iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. The Pro model is getting a swanky upgrade with a titanium case, adding a touch of luxury to your tech game.

  • Upgraded Processors: Apple has revved up the engine under the hood. The new iPhones come equipped with upgraded processors that promise faster performance. While Apple didn't explicitly mention AI, their focus on the latest chips suggests enhanced capabilities for AI-related tasks.

  • Gaming Capabilities: For all you gamers out there, Apple has some good news. The company underscored the improved gaming abilities of the new iPhones. However, they've left us in suspense about the specifics.

  • Steady Pricing: In a move that will bring relief to many, Apple has decided to hold the line on pricing. The new iPhone 15 models will maintain similar price points to their predecessors.

  • Meet the Apple Watch Ultra 2: Apple has introduced the Apple Watch Ultra 2, touting it as their most capable and rugged smartwatch yet. While Apple has been tight-lipped about the specific new features, we're eager to see what this latest model brings to the table.

  • Say Hello to the Apple Watch Series 9: Alongside the Ultra 2, Apple also unveiled the Apple Watch Series 9. While the specifics of the new feature sets are yet to be revealed, we expect the usual annual refinements and improvements that Apple is known for.

  • Price Drop for the Apple Watch SE (2nd gen): Good news for bargain hunters! The Apple Watch SE (2nd gen) will now start at $249/£219 for the 40mm version in both the U.S. and U.K. markets.

In a nutshell, Apple's latest reveal brings us four new iPhones with a more premium feel, faster processors, and improved gaming capabilities, all at familiar prices.

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📝 KnowTechie Trivia

(Last week’s answer below)

What does the '5G' in 5G Network stand for?

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Last week’s answer

Which tech entrepreneur named his son X Æ A-12?

🟨🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ Jeff Bezos (12)

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Elon Musk (25)

🟨🟨🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️ Mark Zuckerberg (13)

🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ Bill Gates (11)

Correct Answer: Elon Musk

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🎧 Weekly Gear

Sonos has once again shown its commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in audio technology.

The Sonos Move 2 is more than just another portable speaker; it’s a testament to Sonos’ vision of delivering superior sound quality anywhere, anytime.

Whether this vision resonates with consumers will ultimately determine the success of the Sonos Move 2 in the competitive portable speaker market. Read our review roundup.

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🛠️ Top Tool Finds This Week

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Briefy: AI-powered tool that turns lengthy texts, audios, and videos into structured, easy-to-digest summaries with 1 click

Mindpal: Build customized ChatGPT-like agents that understand both your standards and your business context in seconds with no code.

timeOS: AI built directly into your daily workflows. From summarizing your meetings and conducting follow-ups to accurately scheduling and attending meetings for you.

Guidde: Helps you magically create how-tos, SOPs, or any walkthrough video or content.

🚨 Deals

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Alright, I am wrapping this up. See you guys next week.

-Kevin 

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