It’s been more than a week since Apple launched its two new iPhones in the US and other primary markets, still the stores had long queues over the weekend with people eagerly waiting to own one of the new devices. Some people in fact waited for more than an hour and a half to grab the latest devices. Read More
Samsung has just officially released the Galaxy Alpha in India for 39,990 Indian Rupees. Originally unveiled in August, it will be available in Indian market within the first week of October. The most notable feature of the device is that its 67mm chassis is carved out of a block of metal alloy, giving it a brilliant and premium finish, as well as superior durability. Read More
Readdle has updated its App PDF Expert 5 to version 5.2 that now provides support for iOS 8. PDF Expert 5 allows users to read, add notes and edit PDF documents on an iPad or iPhone. It also lets users mark up the PDF documents with highlights and handwriting, insert text, stamps and signs. The other helpful features of the App include merging PDFs and filling forms directly on the iOS device. Read More
Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization that provides unbiased product testing and ratings reports based on their tests and research has released its test results to clarify the whole ‘bendgate’ matter. Their report concludes that the new iPhones are much stronger and are not easily bendable. Read More
Good.iWare has updated its popular PDF management App, GoodReader, to make it compatible with iOS 8. The new version, 4.5, is optimized for both the new iPhones and offers support for the new features that have been introduced in iOS 8. Read More
With so much news around the bending of iPhone 6 Plus, followed by a video which showed how easily the phone bends, Apple, as expected, didn’t let the issue go unnoticed. Apple has released a statement to several different media houses, stating that bending of the phone during regular use is “extremely rare” and it was only nine customers who have complained about bending issues. Read More
Bloomberg has looked into what really went wrong with iOS 8.0.1 and who is accountable for the whole mess. Their report points the finger at a QA manager who in the past had overseen quality control for Apple Maps project before its launch.
According to Bloomberg,
The same person at Apple was in charge of catching problems before both products were released. [...] the mid-level manager overseeing quality assurance for Apple’s iOS mobile-software group, was also in charge of quality control for maps, according to people familiar with Apple’s management structure.
Following a major flaw with the recently released iOS 8.0.1 which resulted in Apple pulling it back, today Apple has released iOS 8.0.2 to fix the major issues. This was done without any delay so as to cause least possible trouble to Apple users who experienced Touch ID and cellular issues after downloading iOS 8.0.1. It is available for over-the-air download and besides fixing iOS 8.0.1 bugs, it also fixes the bugs the previous release was supposed to. Read More
To promote their recently published book “How Google Works”, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products Jonathan Rosenberg did an interview with Bloomberg. The book covers a wide range of topics about Google, like its strategy, corporate culture, talent, innovation, dealing with disruption, and a lot more. During the interview, Schmidt spoke about Apple’s iOS vis-a-vis Google’s Android and the recently launched Apple phones. Read More
Yesterday, Apple released an update for iOS 8 which was expected to fix bugs and address some issues. However, in addition to providing solution to existing issues in iOS 8, it added some serious bugs that killed the basic operations, like cellular connectivity and disabling the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. After twelve hours of release of the update and a lot of hue and cry among users who updated to iOS 8.0.1, Apple published a new help document. Read More