It’s been three months since iOS 8 was released and we have all had time to play with the new operating system. While it has brought with it exciting new features, there are some settings which seem to have either disappeared or need additional set-up to work. If you have been unable to find an existing setting or make a new feature work then worry not, TheAppleGoogle is here to help. Read More
Everyone has the tendency to leave their iPhones in different places in their house. But now you have the opportunity to receive your iPhone calls on your Mac as long as it’s running Yosemite. This can be achieved with the fantastic new feature of iOS 8, Handoff. So if your phone rings while it is charging you don’t need to unplug it or answer it while it’s still plugged to the wall. Instead, you will be notified on your Mac. The option to either accept or reject the call will be displayed on your Mac screen. Once you answer the call you can enjoy a comfortable conversation on your computer’s speakers and microphone. Read More
BlackBerry is trying to attain competitive advantage in the cellular world by adding notable features to its widely used app BlackBerry Messenger aka BBM. These changes include longer timer, new sticker packs, iPhone 6 and Lollipop support. Read More
SMS Relay is a part of continuity that allows you to use all your Apple devices to send and receive text messages. This is a convenient feature for users who find it cumbersome to type long messages on their phones. With SMS Relay they can type messages using Mac’s qwerty keyboard. Read More
Handoff feature allows seamless workflow across all Apple devices. With Handoff a user can start work on one device and continue working on another. 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
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
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
One would think that a company who revolutionised the smartphone industry, produces the bestselling tablets in the world, and recently boasted about its Metal API could have come up with a slightly better logo for its Health App. A red heart! Apple could have done better if they had hosted a logo competition in a primary school, for an eight-year old could have thought of something far more exciting than a heart. If it weren’t for the explanatory “Health” below the icon, one could easily mistake it for a Dating App. So what really went wrong? Read More