Apple have this week released iOS 8.4 for iPhones and iPads bringing a few improvements and bug fixes, as well as launching Apple Music, the new music streaming service. Continue reading
iOS8 has many features to improve the end user experience on iPhone. However they do come at a cost to the handset’s battery life. Users may not need some of these features, therefore below is a list of some tweaks that can be applied to the handset: Continue reading
As reported here last week, Apple had its Keynote address on Monday night, as part of the annual Developer Conference, WWDC. Please find below details of the main highlights of the address.
Software upgrade for iPhones and iPads: iOS9
Siri will have a new feature, Proactive that will learn user’s habits and tailor the handset’s reactions. For example, if a user plugs in their headphones at a particular time of day and listens to a particular type of music, Proactive will open up the music app and suggest that music. It will also give suggestions as to who unknown callers may be, when an incoming call comes in, by checking emails for numbers that are not in the address book. Continue reading
Apple has announced that its annual Developer Conference, WWDC, will take place in San Francisco between 8th of June and the 12th of June. The Keynote address will be on Monday 8th June at 5pm GMT.
Last year Apple revealed iOS8 for iPhone and iPad as well as its new Operating System, Yosemite.
Alongside the keynote, Apple has confirmed the topics for discussion will include design, app frameworks, SDK services, location and motion, graphics and games, media and core OS, plus tools and performance.
Forbes has this week published their list of the world’s largest public companies, known as the Forbes Global 2000. Covering 61 countries and scoring by combining a score of revenues, profits, assets and market value, it announced that Apple is the biggest tech company in the world.
As of 6th April, Apple’s sales came in at $200 billion with a net profit of $45 billion and assets of $260 billion. This compares to Samsung with $195 billion in sales, $22 billion in profits and $210 billion in assets. With a market capital of $740 billion, Apple has also been recognized as the world’s most valuable company. Continue reading
BlackBerry have launched a cloud based enterprise mobility management (EMM); BES12 Cloud, and have invited potential users to a live webcast on 9th April.
BES12 Cloud offers all the core functions of the on premise version of BES12, but with greater ease and simplicity to manage and deploy, all without the need to pay out and maintain onsite equipment. It offers clients more flexibility and choice in managing and securing their mobile solution while supporting a broad range of device policies, all via the browser. As per the BES12 onsite solution, BES12 Cloud offers management of iOS, Android, Windows Phone and of course BlackBerry devices. Continue reading
Users of BlackBerry 10 handsets that have upgraded to the latest 10.3.1 software can now use BlackBerry Blend. This useful piece of software can be installed on Windows PCs, Macs, iPads and Android tablets and provides a seamless and secure connection to the handset. Continue reading
Apple have today released an update to iOS for iPhones and iPads; version 8.1.3. The update fixes a number of existing bug, the biggest being that less available space is needed to run OS updates.
The fixes include:
- Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update
- Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime
- Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results
- Fixes an issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad
- Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing
iOS 8.1.3 is compatible with all iOS8 compatible iPhone models, fifth-generation iPod touch, iPad 2 and above and all iPad Mini models.
Please ensure that you have backed up your device before performing the update. Continue reading
Early this month, Apple released a report on its latest sales figures, showing a significant increase in handset sales compared with last year.
Sales of iPhones were 39.3 million handsets compared with 33.8 million in the same quarter last year. As the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were released during this quarter, this is being seen as the most successful handset launch in Apple’s history accounting for 56% of sales. Continue reading
Apple have today released a new update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; version 7.1.2.
According to their press release this update covers these points:
- Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
- Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners
- Corrects an issue with data protection class of mail attachments Continue reading