As Apple has officially launched iOS 8 with a relatively new look and feel and new features, it has also updated its iOS Apps to go with the latest version of the OS. This includes iWork productivity suite that has Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. Besides the usual bug fixes and stability improvement, the new update for iOS 8 support has integration with iCloud drive. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are chargeable Apps and available for $9.99 each. Read More
The much-awaited iOS 8 has arrived and as you try to download it you find the update asks for at least 4.6GB of free space. Whatever capacity of phone you have, this is undoubtedly huge. So you either delay installing the update as you now have to prioritise which Apps or photo or video to keep and which to delete or just delete whatever you can, constantly analysing if the required free space is available or not. In reality the update file size is just close to 1GB but to download and run the update it requires more free space. Read More
“Security and privacy are fundamental to the design of all our hardware, software, and services, including iCloud and new services like Apple Pay,” Cook writes in the letter. Read More
Following the launch of the new iPhone 6 models and Apple Watch, today Apple will be rolling out iOS 8 upgrade for its iOS devices. In order to make the iOS transition easier for current Android users, Apple has posted a guide on its website. The guide gives details on how to move content like mail, contacts, calendars, photos, music, videos, books, Apps and other documents from an Android device to an iOS device. It also lists a number of third-party Apps, like Copy My Data, Photo Sync, and AT&T Mobile Transfer to help in the transfer of data. Read More
For third-party Apps that access iCloud, Apple is offering App-specific passwords that would allow users to generate unique one-time passwords to sign into iCloud securely. This will be applicable from October 1 and will help in two-step verification process.
If you use iCloud with any third party apps, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or BusyCal, you can generate app-specific passwords that allow you to sign in securely, even if the app you’re using doesn’t support two-step verification. Using an app-specific password also ensures that your primary Apple ID password isn’t collected or stored by any third party apps you might use.
In the second part of a two part–interview of Apple CEO Tim Cook by Charlie Rose, Cook spoke about Apple, its values and privacy. Cook talks about Apple’s policy regarding the privacy of user data; he understands the fact that people “have a right to privacy.” According to him, Apple just picks up a very small set of data from users and almost all of it is encrypted. Read More
The other rumoured service that was expected to launch at Flint Center today was the new payment method that uses the NFC technology. During the event, besides introducing the new phones and Apple Watch, Apple also introduced Apple Pay that will replace Apple wallet. Apple Pay allows users to hold iPhone 6 closer to a sensor to initiate payment and then confirm the payment by using the Touch ID sensor at supporting locations. The system uses the NFC technology via NFC chip built into iPhone 6. The list for supporting locations currently includes Subway, Staples, McDonalds, Walgreens, Whole Foods and Disney. Read More
Apple has unveiled its much talked about wearable device at the Flint Center. Termed as Apple Watch and not iWatch as speculated before, the watch comes with ample of features. It is square in shape and has straps available in multiple colours and patterns, including classic leather buckle, sport band, leather loop, and an easily adjustable stainless steel strap. The watch will come in two sizes and three distinct collections i.e. Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition. It also has a curved screen and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. Read More
Finally, after months of rumours, leaks and speculations, Apple has unveiled two new iPhones today at the Flint Center. The phones look similar to the previously leaked images and videos. Apple has called the 4.7-inch iPhone as iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone as iPhone 6 Plus. Read More
Apple has announced that the iTunes App Store now has 1.3 Million applications. In June 2014 and June 2013 the number of applications on the iTunes store was 1.2 Million and 900,000 respectively. This January, Apple announced that the customers have spent more than $10 Billion in 2013 on the iTunes App Store which includes $1 Billion spent on digital accessories for iOS devices in the month of December alone. Read More