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Here’s today’s tech tip to take you into the weekend, and it’s especially for those of us who just upgraded to the shiny new iPhone 7.
The iPhone 7 doesn’t have an actual button for the Home button. Instead, the ‘home’ button is a sensor on the home screen that runs via what Apple calls a “Taptic Engine”. This means that the sensor “blends” into the home screen, but it works like the button on an Apple Watch; that is to say, it feels just like a button when you press it.
Did you know you can subtly change that artificial click feeling? Here’s how: Go to Settings >General >Home Button. You’ll see 3 options of click feel to test out. Pick the one that feels right, and then the Done option in the top right-hand corner.
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With that, enjoy the rest of the interesting links I’ve gathered for you here today. Enjoy your weekend!
To your continued success,
Founder and President, Terrapin Networks
Up North Biz and Tech News
small business and technology news from around Northern Michigan
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As Michigan economy grows, so does tourism. An improving economy is contributing to a strong tourism season in Michigan.From state park camps reservations to national park visits… tourists drove a solid Michigan summer tourism industry, data shows.
The Grand Traverse Bay YMCA is a nonprofit. But its management team uses sound business techniques to ensure it can accomplish its mission to the fullest. “If we’ve got a good business model, we can stretch a dollar,” said Jay Buckmaster, president and CEO.
Uber, the app-based ride-hailing service, announced it will begin offering “UberX,” the company’s ridesharing product, in the Traverse City area. “We know local residents have been calling out for ridesharing and Uber is thrilled to launch today in Traverse City,” said Uber spokesperson Charity Jackson in an announcement on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
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