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Don’t update to iOS 8 just yet

Published by on Sep 25th, 2014, 3 Comments

ios8The early adopting curse has struck again it would seem. Tech experts and just those in the know usually give new devices and software a bit of time to settle in, as it were. Whenever large new software updates hit the shelves the multitudes of early adopters are usually the guinea pigs identifying bugs and other issues. Some early iOS 8 adopters have found a few glaring issues with Apple’s new iOS 8… (more…)

U2 working with Apple on ‘secret project’ to curb piracy

Published by on Sep 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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Legendary rockers, U2, made quite the splash recently thanks to their partnership with Apple. The rollout of their latest album, ‘Songs of Innocence’ that was given away for free to iTunes users, placed them in the spotlight again – even though the reception was less than favourable.

After Tim Cook announced that every iTunes user or iPhone owner will be able to download ‘Songs of Innocence’ for free, the internet and social media exploded with a lot of WTF’s. We get it, not everyone is a U2 fan (except perhaps my dad).

The outcry (dare we say disgust) was so bad, that Apple had to release a support guide to help users get rid of the unwanted U2 album.

However, Apple’s partnership with U2 goes way beyond free albums and awkward finger-fives. It’s also common knowledge that Apple has partnered with U2 frontman, Bono, in the past to collaborate on his (RED) initiative that helps fight HIV/AIDS.

Who can forget the stunning, shiny red Mac Pro Jony Ive designed for the (RED) auction last year.  (more…)

Apple bringing more gifts in October

Published by on Sep 23rd, 2014, No Comments

ipad-air-gallery1-2013If the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as well as the Apple Watch wasn’t enough for you, Apple is poised to release more products somewhere in October. Although the much rumored date of 21st October has been all but shot down, the month still presents many opportunities for Apple to launch their new devices. As you might have guessed by now Apple will be revealing the next installment of their tablet range. (more…)

iPhone sales hit new record: 10 million on opening weekend

Published by on Sep 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been officially on sales since Friday, and as you would imagine, they are once again selling in their millions. This year they are setting new records with their larger iPhones, with the company reports that it has sold more than 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices in just three days since launch. (more…)

Apple users not upgrading to iOS8 as quickly as previous versions

Published by on Sep 22nd, 2014, No Comments

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With iOS8 landing a couple of days ago, millions of Apple customers updated their supported devices to the newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. It seems, though, that not as many people are wanting to upgrade their devices as with previous releases of the software. (more…)

Apple patents bone conducting headphones

Published by on Sep 19th, 2014, No Comments

earpoddsc09021Apple recently acquired Beats Audio to bolster their audio offering and many would think that would take care of their audio requirements for quite some time. The reality is that Beats are more known for their superior marketing and design skills and they don’t really compete with the best when it comes to audio quality. Thus Apple is still pushing research and development in the audio space. Recently they filed a couple of new patents to improve its existing EarPod design, and there is no sign of Beats technology anywhere. (more…)

Report: Apple to hold iPad & OS X event in October

Published by on Sep 18th, 2014, No Comments

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It’s been just over a week since Apple announced the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus along with the beautiful Apple Watch and sophisticated Apple Pay system, and already reports are citing a noter Apple event come October.

Reports are stating that Apple will be holding a mid-October event to unveil their new iPads and officially launch their new OS X Yosemite. There are also talks of new Mac hardware that will be announced at the rumoured event.

No official date has been confirmed, with Bloomberg only reporting a ‘mid-October’ date. However, some sources have reported that the event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21.

This date would make sense considering the fact that last year, Apple held their iPad and OS X event on October 22nd, when they launched the iPad Air and the Retina iPad Mini as well as OS X Mavericks.  (more…)

iOS 8 is here!

Published by on Sep 18th, 2014, 4 Comments

ios8With the yearly launch of Apple’s latest smartphone we also get an update of the operating system iOS. This year Apple introduces iOS 8 and according to them it is “the biggest iOS release ever — for developers and everyone else”. Many would argue that the release of iOS 7 last year was the biggest change since the original, but iOS 8 does seem to bring a lot of features to the table. iOS 8 is officially available from today, although you might run into some errors as the most people will be rushing to be the first in line.

The iOS 8 update will be available for iPhone 4S and up, iPad 2 and up as well as 5th generation iTouch. Let’s see what Apple has in store with the new iOS 8…

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