Category Archives: Apple

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.