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.
I must say I was a bit disappointed when Apple decided to call their smart watch Apple Watch, instead of iWatch. iWatch, to my ears, has a much better ring to it, sounds fun and goes with the naming convention that Apple has followed so far. “Apple Watch” just doesn’t do justice to the watch’s ultra-chicness. My hope is that iWatch, as it had been rumoured so far, will stick and slowly take over. However, the name aside, when on 9th September I saw the presentation slide which said, “One more thing …” followed by a photo of the shiny, square watch, I couldn’t help but wonder if this device could become Apple’s bestseller yet. Read More
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
Almost all reports until now have talked about the launch of 4.7-inch iPhone 6 on September 19 and a delay in the launch of 5.5-inch iPhone 6 due to associated production difficulties. But iGen.fr report gives a surprising news which contradicts all the past rumours. According to it, Apple will launch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 as well on September 19. The report also says Apple will not release too many 5.5-inch models and would keep a limited supply, though 4.7-inch is expected to be launched in a much higher quantity. Read More
New York Times have shunned the previous rumours that U2 would not be performing at today’s Apple event. According to the report, U2 will perform today at Flint Center where Apple is expected to introduce iPhone 6 and iWatch. Also, an announcement of one of U2′s upcoming album’s integration with an Apple device is expected during the event. Read More