2015 Is Going To Be Huge For Apps

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2014 was the year of gadgets and operating systems. We witnessed the unveiling of the new iPhones with the iPhone 6 Plus sporting the biggest screen ever of any Apple phones. With a 5.5” screen it defied Steve Jobs’ rule of being able to use a phone with just one hand. Apple broke another rule by introducing an entry-level Mac at a fantastic low price. From Google there came Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, both an excellent new phone and tablet, respectively. And, of course, there were the smartwatches from both the giants. If this were not all, we also saw the arrival of iOS 8, Yosemite and Lollipop, and with these we got better performance, Continuity, and Material Design. But next year will be the year of the Apps! Read More

Where’s That Setting In iOS 8?

iOS 8It’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

How To Get Phone Calls From Your iPhone On Your Mac

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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

Readdle Updates PDF Expert 5 For iOS 8

pdf expertReaddle 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

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QA Manager Responsible For iOS 8.0.1 Was Also Behind Maps Fiasco

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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.

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Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 To Fix Issues And Bugs

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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