Category Archives: Apple

What we know so far about Apple’s iPhone 8?

iPhone 8 will have an explosive launch to celebrate iPhone’s 10th anniversary. No it’s not as literal as Note 7, okay! But we are talking about a massive redesign that everyone has been longing for. The following will be the gizmo’s new features :
1. all-glass front
2. 3D depth-sensing augmented reality feature in the front camera
3. no more home button and the fingerprint sensor is embedded in the OLED screen.

4.longest battery life in any Apple device.

5.wireless charging.

Report says Galaxy S8 sales to flop due to iPhone 8 buzz

Sorry Samsung, your new Galaxy S8 will have limited sales because buyers are waiting for iPhone 8.

That’s according to the report by research firm TrendForce . The market study says the global production level of smartphones dropped 23% for the first quarter of 2017 and is expected to be slow  until Apple will release its 10th anniversary iPhone devices that will arrive in the third quarter.  TrendForce said it expects  Samsung and other smartphone makers  to post lacklustre growth as a result.

In a press statement however, Samsung said that pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are already outpacing the orders for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7+ released last year. The company said its Galaxy S8+ is more popular model among early buyers in the United States.

Furthermore, some have reported that Samsung has increased the production due to stronger  demand for the premium-priced S8 Plus.

We shall see this in one week’s time when S8 is released in the US. It is far too early to accurately determine how the long feud between Samsung and Apple will play out. Yes, the hype for iPhone 8 is ever increasing. Samsung has yet to prove that Note 7 disaster is a thing of the past. Rave reviews about S8 have plagued the internet. Rumours have also been circulating about the new game changing features of the iPhone 8.

You may ask, what’s the current score card?

Samsung is still the world’s top smartphone brand by market share, with a 26.1 percent share of the global smartphone market, followed by Apple with 16.9 percent slice of the pie. Huawei, Oppo, BBK/Vivo and LG round out the top six makers by market share.

MAC OS X Yosemite Upgrade Issues

I was excited when the announcement of Mac OS X Yosemite Beta was out and open to public testing, but I was not able to download, I am guessing because there are many people like myself who wants to get their hands on the new OS from Apple and their server was not able to accommodate the demand. And yesterday I decided to give it a try and I encountered many issues. It served it’s purpose as Beta and the question now is how do you get back all those things that were working before the upgrade? There will be many people who will surely get into trouble if they were overtaken by their excitement and may have not fully understood the term beta or testing. So in this article I will share what issues I encountered and how I fixed those issues.

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Hilarious Encounter With An Apple Employee

We had a a rather amusing  encounter with an Apple employee yesterday. For starter, its not often that you stumble upon somebody who works for the most valuable  brand in the world. And everyone was pleased to welcome a visitor from Austin, Texas. Immediately after he introduced himself, I could see the spark in everyone’s eyes. Of course, it was a perfect opportunity to ask a very important question.

You guessed it right, we  asked him about the upcoming iPhone 6.  What else could we ask about?  It is the most anticipated smartphone release of 2014. And the most profitable product of Apple.

Is it true that there will be 2 versions : 4.7 and 5.5 inches? Will the display be made of sapphire glass? His answer startled most of us. But not me. He just simply said “To be honest, I have no idea. Of course he could not tell even if he knows something. He must adhere to the iCode of silence in the highly secretive culture in Apple.

With These Casing, Your Smartphone Will Never Look The Same

Bored with your ordinary and lifeless smartphone casing? Check out the following casing that will stand you out and make people turn heads. Thinking about outside-the-box.

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Bring out the child in you with these Lego inspired casing.  You can actually make your own creation.

Old Rivals Apple and IBM Team Up To Sell More iPhones and iPads

Steve Jobs hated IBM. And vice versa. But past is past. After all, business is business.

Apple turns to IBM to develop apps for iPhones and iPad aimed at business consumers.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook said “For the first time ever we’re putting IBM’s renowned big data analytics at iOS users’ fingertips, which opens up a large market opportunity for Apple. This is a radical step for enterprise and something that only Apple and IBM can deliver.”

Goodbye Siri in China?

Apple’s Siri may no longer be available in China as the U.S. company lost the lawsuit against Shanghai based Zhizhen Network Technology. The decision came after China’s State Intellectual Property ruled that Zhizhen’s patent of voice-controlled service, called Xiao i Robot is valid.

In its court filing,  Zhizhen claimed  that it has started with the speech recognition technology as early as 2003 and had applied for a  patent in 2004 and had been granted in 2006. However, Apple countered that Siri used a different process in its voice-recognition tech. It can be noted that Siri software has become available on the iPhone 4S model only in 2011, which  was developed by Siri Inc.in 2011.

The Biggest Selling Point of iPhone 6, Or Not

Finally, iPhone 6 is coming on September 19 ( or not? ). And everybody is excited. Maybe just me and all the Apple die hard fans.

Tim Cook and and the rest of the gang are actually more anxious. We heard Senior VP Eddy Cue said “ Later this year, we’ve got the best product pipeline that I’ve seen at Apple in my 25 years at Apple.” Seriously? Yes, seriously and iPhone 6 is one of them.

 

Artist's impression of the new size of iPhone 6 in comparison with earlier versions.

Artist’s impression of the new size of iPhone 6 in comparison with earlier versions.

Get $650 By Swapping Your Macbook Air To Surface Pro 3

In a bid to mark its slogan “the tablet that can replace your laptop”, Microsoft announced that it is offering $650 store credit for consumers who swap their Macbook Air with Surface Pro 3.

With an entry level price of $799, you could just pay $150 to get the latest 12-inch display Core i3, 2160×1440- pixel screen, 10- finger multi- touch support Surface Pro 3.surface pro

How To Cancel In App Purchases in iOS

Let me share with you how you can request for cancellation of In App purchases. The following steps allows you also to contact the experts at Apple Support Team with any other queries regarding your iPhone, iPad, Mac and everything about your Apple product.

Recently, I was furious to know that my children spent over $200 when they bought some add ons in their favorite Angry Birds Go and Bad Piggies while I was away. I know it was also my fault because I did not enable the restrictions in the iPad settings. But lesson has been learned. There is a good news however. There is a way to request for cancellation of In App purchases. While it is true that the transaction is final and non-refundable, there are certain cases that Apple will allow for a refund. You can try your luck. It could be worth your try.