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iOS 9.0.2 is better, but still buggy
Apple released iOS 9 about a week ago, but it was buggy. Unlike with the release of iOS 8, the company did a pretty good job of releasing very timely updates. iOS 9.0.1 was released in just a few days, and 9.0.2 was quick to follow. Apple has been knocking out the bugs and performance issues, but bugs stil....more
BlackBerry releases BBM for the Apple Watch
BlackBerry has launched a version of BBM for the Apple Watch. The release is pretty impressive considering Facebook has not yet released a version of Messenger or WhatsApp for the Apple Watch. BlackBerry is focusing on its software products as it gradually moves out of the hardware market. In an effort to ....more
Apple sets another record with 13 million iPhones sold
Apple sold a record 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Pluses over the opening weekend. The insane number of sales occurred in just 3 days. The company released a statement where CEO Tim Cook bragged about the historic numbers.
Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowi....more
iOS 9's Notes app won't sync to Yosemite
In an effort to take on apps like Evernote, Apple has revamped its Notes app in iOS 9. Released yesterday, iOS 9 features Apple's new Notes app with many new features that users will surely love. One problem exists however. Users who have upgraded to iOS 9 will not be able to sync Notes to their Mac until t....more
Apple drops iPhone 5c
Apple unveiled new devices today, including the iPad Pro, new Apple TV, and iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. One of the casualties of the Apple Event was the iPhone 5s becomes the entry level iPhone. Apple has indeed dumped the iPhone 5c. The iPhone 5c was a plastic, entry level iPhone that was basically t....more
Apple and Dr. Dre forced to apologize for his abuse of women
With the recent release of the movie, "Straight Outta Compton," the spotlight has turned to Dre's checkered past in regards to abusing women. Dr. Dre felt the need to release a statement apologizing for his past behaviors. Dre released the following statement:
“Twenty-five y....more
Apple has completely screwed up iTunes Match and it's a disaster
Apple has completely screwed up iTunes Match for me. Since the debut of Apple Music, iTunes Match has not worked. I’ve already written about how every iOS update now deletes my offline music, but it’s much more than that. I cannot stream music without it skipping. Why is that? I have no idea, b....more
How to fix iTunes Match after an iOS update deletes your music
If the iTunes Match music on your iPhone or iPad has been deleted by an iOS update or by Apple Music, you may be able to fix it fairly easily. THE PROBLEM: After the iOS 8.4.1 update off of my offline music and videos were gone. I re-downloaded 12 GB of music again which took almost 3 days (e....more
I'm tired of waiting for Apple to get music right
Ever since Apple launched Apple Music, I've been miserable. I am an iTunes Match customer, and I never turned on Apple Music, yet my library has been messed up. When Apple first launched Apple Music several weeks ago, I ended up with multiple duplicate songs on my iPhone. After the update, I had to re-down....more
Apple won't sell cellular service directly to consumers
So much for Business Insider's sources. Yesterday, Business Insider reported Apple was testing a way to sell cellular service directly to consumers by starting a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service of its own. The theory was that the iPhone could switch between carriers depending on wh....more
New Apple TV coming in September?
Is an updated Apple TV arriving in September? According to the rumors a new Apple TV with Siri and an App Store is headed our way in a few weeks. According to BuzzFeed News, Apple will announce the new Apple TV at the September event when the company announces the newest iPhone updates. If true, the new Ap....more
Apple Music can't even please a die hard fan
Apple launched its new music service, Apple Music, this month and it looks like not everyone is happy with it. If you look at Apple fan sites (we all know who they are), they are raving about Apple Music. One Apple Blogger however, isn't so pleased with Apple's new service. In fact, he wants it off his dev....more
Microsoft sees 10% increase in Lumia sales over same quarter last year
Microsoft has been taking it on the chin in the mobile department for awhile now. Although the Surface tablet has been received fairly well, Windows Phone sales have been low. The company released some good news today in a report that claims a 10% increase in Lumia sales over the same quarter last year. Tha....more
Apple Pay goes live in the UK
Apple Pay is live in the UK, finally. Apple fans in the US have been enjoying Apple Pay for awhile now, but the UK fans have had to be more patient. Apple has already announced partnerships with retailers like Lidl, M&S, the Post Office, McDonald's, Boots, Costa, Waitrose, Pret, Subway, KFC, Nando's, New Lo....more
The Ubuntu phone is disappointing
The Ubuntu phone might be a reality, but it is seriously disappointing. Tech Republic took the BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu phone for a spin and they struggled to find something good to say. The Ubuntu phone was supposed to allow docking of the device for use on an external monitor, yet be a great smartphone too. ....more
Apple is making iPhones with Force Touch
If Bloomberg is to be believed, Apple suppliers are already making iPhones with Force Touch. Force Touch allows the phone to know how hard you are pressing on the screen. Originally debut in the new MacBook for 2015, Force Touch will allow all sorts of new gestures for the iPhone. The next iPhone i....more
Apple finally fixes Shift Key issue in iOS 9
Apple did not make a big deal about the Shift Key in the iOS keyboard at today's WWDC 2015 Keynote, but they have indeed changed the behavior of the keyboard significantly. Historically, the iOS keyboard has only shown capital letters, just like every physical keyboard in the universe. Some people, especial....more
iOS 8.4 and an iTunes update set for June 30
Apple announced a new version of iOS 8.4, and a new versions of iTunes will be released on June 30. These updates will be necessary for the new Apple Music service the company announced today. Apple Music is a streaming music service, 24 hour worldwide radio station, and a social network for artis....more
Apple recalls Beats Beats Pill XL speakers over fire safety
Apple has announced a recall of all Beats Pill XL speakers because they could potentially cause a fire. Apple said in a statement, "in rare cases, the battery in the Beats Pill XL Speaker may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. This product has been sold worldwide since January 2014 by Beats, Apple, and ot....more
Apple to compete with Google Now
Apple is apparently working on a competitor to Google Now. According to Mark Gurman of 9to5mac, Apple is working on a project codenamed "Proactive" which will provide relevant information to users based on Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and other third-party apps. Apple's "hook" in this area will appar....more
Apple Watch gets its first software update
The Apple Watch has been out for about a month now and Apple has just issued its first software update. The latest update includes performance improvements and support for seven new languages. In order to update the watch, users should launch the iPhone Apple Watch app and follow the instructions. more
BlackBerry CEO knows his job is tough, but isn't worried about it
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has an almost impossible job. How does he turn a once dominant company around while the market has completely changed? BlackBerry was once the dominant smartphone in the market, but these days Apple and Samsung clearly dominate. John Chen recently told Business Insider he knows the....more
T-Mobile to sell BlackBerry again
T-Mobile and BlackBerry had a bit of a falling out last year, but it looks like the two companies have repaired their strained relationship. T-Mobile stopped selling BlackBerry last year but the company will reverse course and sell the BlackBerry Classic starting next week. T-Mobile customers can p....more
BlackBerry would work with Apple on security if asked
BlackBerry CEO John Chen explained how rival companies can compete and not be enemies. In an interview with CNN, Chen says if asked BlackBerry would work with Apple on security. When the interviewer asks if Apple has talked to BlackBerry, Chen refused to confirm any talks. He did say BlackBerry talks to la....more
Girl soaks cheating boyfriend's Apple devices in bathtub
Any Apple fanboy knows how precious his toys are. Nobody should touch your Apple gear right? One girl in Japan knew exactly how much her boyfriend valued his Apple devices and when she found out he cheated on her, she took anger out on his toys. For a fanboy, this type of revenge could be worse than that of ....more
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