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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.

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.

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.

Apple’s iPhone 5S And 5C Hit 9 Million Mark

Apple’s iPhone 5S and 5C hit 9 million mark in just three days after launch. It has again beat the odds and overwhelmingly exceeded analysts’ expectation. This is a record breaking sales, much higher than 5 million sales of predecessor iPhone 5 last September 2012.

In a press release  today , Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales. The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”

How To Identify Which Model Of iPhone or iPad You Have When Updating To iOS 7

This is not actually required when you are updating on the device itself because it will download the appropriate version for you but some prefer to update via iTunes or manually. This information becomes useful due to Apple having devices that are identical physically where even the model is difficult to find.

So how do we identify which model of iPhone or iPad do we have?

Please note that the model number can be found at the lower back cover of the device!

Plastic iPhone 5C Now Open For Pre-order In US And 10 Countries

Apple’s new plastic iPhone 5C is now available for pre-order in the United States and 10 Countries. These countries are: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. No announcement has been made yet when the High end version iPhone 5S will be available for pre-order. There could be some supply issues but I think it’s just Apple’s marketing strategy to push its low end iPhone 5C.

The announcement of a cheap iPhone  fell flat of expectations. Analysts think that Apple did not really change its pricing  in a significant way.  With a 2 year contract, it costs $99 for 16GB and $199 for 32GB. Without a contract, the hefty prices are $549 and $649 respectively.

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How to Prevent iOS Apps from being Deleted

How many of us get freaked out when we accidentally delete an app or how many times did we ground our children when they messed up with our phone apps? Naturally, we feel bad and disappointed when we lose something. But did you know that we can actually prevent that from happening!

If you want to prevent someone from deleting apps on your iPhone or iPad, all you need to do is to set a Restriction settings in iOS:

  1. Open “Settings” and tap on “General”
  2. Go to “Restrictions” and enter your pin code, locate “Deleting Apps” and switch to OFF
  3. Exit out of Settings

Provide Sight For The Visually Impaired With MySmartEye App

Now you can provide sight for the visually impaired with MySmartEye App. Launched by Starhub, a Singapore telco  in collaboration with TribalDDB. The technology allows the blind to connect with a worldwide community of micro-volunteers who use their sight to help the user connect with the environment around them.

The visually impaired users can simply follow the voice commands and double tap their smartphone to take a photo. The picture or scene is then sent to  volunteers in real time. The volunteers are alerted by a simple notification and then describe what they see by providing information in the comment box. That text is then read out, via the built-in voice-over feature, to the visually impaired users. Once users have heard enough responses, they can choose to close the thread by swiping three times on their phone.

Makeover of Google’s Youtube App for iOS And Android

To keep its reputation as the most widely used video-sharing website, Google’s Youtube app has  introduced new features that allows users to do more with less effort. The makeover includes, among others, a new icon, refreshed user interface and video multitasking function. It’s such a great delight, for most of us who breathe Youtube everyday.

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Apple’s Budget iPhone 5C

The “C” in Apple’s Budget iPhone 5C is perceived as Cheap or Color. The new low end iPhone  is reportedly cheaper by $200-300 and will have polycarbonate casing in 5 different colors. This is seen as the firm’s response to consumer’s demand for affordable yet capable smartphones.

Michael Morgan, analyst at ABI Research says  that “the days of great growth in the high end of the market are gone.” That is why Apple has made efforts to venture into emerging markets  .CEO Tim Cook, reportedly, went to China twice to strike a tie-up deal with China Mobile, world’s largest telco operator with 740 million subscribers. If the agreement goes through, Apple could achieve tremendous growth in China which, currently, has only 4.8% market share. In comparison, rival Samsung  enjoys 17.6%.

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