Apple By James Plafke
Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 7 is here. This time around, though, the OS has undergone a massive redesign — making it one of Apple’s most anticipated OS releases to date. Here’s how to get iOS 7 on your Apple device right now.Apple’s new iOS 7 will be available as a free update to the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C (not that either would need it), iPhone 4S, and iPhone 4, the iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, and iPad mini, and the fifth-gen iPod Touch. As always, make sure you back up your device using iCloud or iTunes, just in case things go awry during the installation process.There has been some confusion about this over the course of today so, if you are asking “Can the iPhone 4 get iOS 7″ the answer is “yes.” iOS 7 will work with the iPhone 4 and all later phones, including the iPhone 4S. The bigger question with these two is not if you can upgrade, but if you should upgrade to iOS 7. Neither of these devices is as speedy as the iPhone Read the full article →
This past Tuesday, Apple announced the new iPhones, the iPhone 5s and the cheaper, plastic iPhone 5c, which, I must confess, looks cool. If I were going to go for a 5c, I'd definitely be after the green one.
However, I have to check whether my current, two year AT&T contract allows me to upgrade my iPhone without a penalty. That said, I will be upgrading to the new mobile operating system, iOS 7, which is coming out next Wednesday, September 18th. Needless to say, I'll be blogging about tips and tricks, as I discover them on iOS 7. In the meantime, if you're going to upgrade to iOS 7 like me, you should always back up your iPhone data first, just in case.
Upgrading your iPhone's software has always been easy to do. Normally, you will be alerted that an upgrade is available when a circled number appears on the Settings icon, (as shown below), in the Home screen.
If the alert doesn't automatically show up, when you plug your iPhone into your computer, iTunes Read the full article →
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Apple has released iOS 6.1.1 for iPhone 4S devices, presumably fixing the 3G issues that carriers warned their customers about with the iOS 6.1 update. The update, which is specific to the iPhone 4S, comes with a build number of 10B145. It weighs in at a relatively paltry 23MB. A beta of iOS 6.1.1 was released in the middle of last week carrying a build number of 10B311 -- it's likely the upgrade released today was an urgent bug fix and the prior iOS 6.1.1 beta sent to developers will become iOS 6.1.2.
About iOS 6.1.1 Software Update This update fixes an issue that could impact cellular performance and reliability for iPhone 4S.
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On Wednesday, Apple not only announced the new iPhone 5, but it also showed off iOS 6 and gave it a release date, September 19th. And as that release date bears down on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners, we wanted to share some tips on how to best prepare yourself for the release of iOS 6.
Like iOS 5 before it, Apple is adding over 200 new features to the mix with iOS 6. Many of those features are ones thatiPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners have campaigned for for awhile.
Maybe the biggest change found in iOS 6 is the new Maps application from Apple which will replace Google Maps as the default navigation service on the iOS platform. The new Maps application features some nifty features including 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation, as well as many of the features iDevice owners are used to.
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What Does iCloud Do?
iCloud will store your music, photos, documents, contacts, calendar events and more and automatically push them to all your devices over Wi-Fi or 3G.
Whenever you purchase music, apps and books in iTunes it will automatically transfer the items to your other iOS devices and your computer. Which means you can buy a song from iTunes on your iPad, and it will show up on your iPhone without having to sync it. You can buy a book on your iPhone and leave a bookmark, then pick up reading the book where you left off on your iPad.
All of your previous purchases are available for download on your devices with iCloud.
If you have music that was not purchased through iTunes, Apple has iTunes Match for $24.99 a year. iTunes Match will let you store your entire music collection in iCloud without having to upload most of your music. The only songs that would require uploading are ones that are not in the iTunes store.
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by Dan Moren, Macworld.com Dec 30, 2011 9:00 am
Assuming apocalyptic doomsday predictions from South America don’t come to fruition, 2012 is poised to be a different kind of year for Apple. In 2011, the company rolled out significant updates to most of its products—including two major new operating system versions—and also introduced a new Web platform to glue all of its devices and platforms together. But the company also lost its most significant figure, Steve Jobs, and had a new man officially take the reins of the company.
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Given all of that, it would seem that 2012 might have to be a quiet year by comparison. But Apple’s not the kind of company to stand still. Read the full article →
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If you are considering an Android Phone or Tablet read this carefully, and take a look at the McAfee report! Take note that iPhone and iPad (iOS) have no threats!!!
November 21, 2011 | Chikodi Chima
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Android malware has jumped 37 percent in the third quarter of 2011, according to a new quarterly report released by security provider McAfee. Where our phones go, so too go viruses, especially on the Android platform.
“Nearly all new mobile malware was targeted at Android,” according to a summary of the The McAfee Threats Report Q3 2011, which says that Android is the primary mobile operating system for malware developers. Nearly 75 million samples of malware were detected, exceeding earlier estimates of 70 million unique samples.
“This has been a very steady quarter in terms of threats, as both general and mobile malware are more prevalent than ever,” said Vincent Weafer, senior vice president of McAfee Labs, in a release. “So far this year, Read the full article →
by Dan Moren, Macworld.com Nov 10, 2011 10:41 am
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Apple on Thursday released iOS 5.0.1, an update that the company says brings fixes for users suffering from decreased battery life under iOS 5. The update also sports a couple of additional features, including multitasking gestures for original iPad users, and bug fixes.
Many users have noted iOS 5 resulted in a decrease in battery life, with some iPhone 4S usersnoticing drastic loss of charge throughout a day. A number of features were suggested as possible culprits, including a bug in iOS’s automatic time-zone functionality, location services, and more.
Last week, Apple responded to the complaints, stating Read the full article →
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