25 September 2014

Fix For iOS 8.0.1 Update Issue

The new iOS update 8.0.1 has some serious issues for the newest iPhones. Not only the phone looses cellular connectivity also access to TouchID features. Apple has apologised for this inconvenience on their website and promises for a fix within next few days.

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We have a workaround for you if you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and you lost cellular service and Touch ID functionality today after updating to iOS 8.0.1. You can reinstall iOS 8 through iTunes by following the instructions below. We are also preparing iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it's ready in the next few days.

It seems that the issue is a major one that will take them days to fix. Apple has provided a workaround for this. According to their website, the following steps are the only way to make your iPhone work.

Follow these steps to reinstall iOS 8.0.
  1. Make sure that you're using the latest version of iTunes.
  1. Connect your iPhone to iTunes.
  1. Back up your iPhone in iTunes on your Mac or PC. iCloud backups won't restore to earlier versions, including iOS 8.0.
  1. Download the file below that corresponds to your device:
  1. Select the file you just downloaded by doing one of these in iTunes:
  • Mac: Press the Option key and click Check for Update.
  • Windows: Press the Shift key and click Check for Update.
  1. Press Update to install iOS 8 on your iPhone.
The Health app won't work in iOS 8 after these steps. It will be fixed in our upcoming iOS 8.0.2 software update.
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iOS 8.0.1 Update Bricks iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

The new iOS 8.0.1 update from Apple which was pushed on 23rd Sept has wrecked havoc on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners. Many users complained about loss of cellular connectivity and TouchID. The update was supposed to fix the Health app in iOS 8. After few hours, Apple pulled the update due to heavy complaint.

However the users of iPhone 4S, 5 and 5S were unaffected. Apple has promised to fix the issue in next few days. It seems that it's a major issue that will take days to fix it.
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18 September 2014

Apple Pushes OS X 10.9.5 Update

Apple has released 10.9.5 update for OS X Mavericks. This update is recommended for all Mac users and it includes bug fixes and security updates for Mac

The update fixes the reliability issue of VPN connections that use USB smart cards for authentication and reliability of accessing files located on SMB servers. It also includes a updated version of Safari 7.0.6.

For enterprise users, it has fixes for group membership in large networks and it allows authentication when roaming on 802.1x networks which use EAP-TLS.

You can update it through Mac App Store or downloading a standalone installer fro Apple Support page.
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10 September 2014

Apple Introduces Watch.

After lots of rumours, finally the Apple watch is here. And it's simply called Watch. It comes in three variants, Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition. It was unveiled by Tim Cook on 9th September 2014 at Flint Centre, Cupertino.

The Watch has a specially designed face and it is covered with Sapphire glass. Apple understands that, one size won't fits all. So the are offering in two sizes with 38 mm and 42 mm. It comes in various colours including 18K real gold. It has a specially designed user interface. You can chose from variety of watch faces to suit you.

In the back side of the watch, there are infrared and LED sensors present, which calculates your pulse . the back side also houses the charging port via beautifully designed MagSafe charger.

The watch will be available in Early 2015 and cost $349.

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Apple Unveiled iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

At last Apple has unveiled what people have been waiting for, a bigger iPhone. Apple CEO, Tim Cook unveiled the newest and biggest iPhone yet, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It comes in two sizes, 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch. The bigger iPhone 6 Plus is the flagship.

On Tuesday, 9th September 2014, Tim Cook unveiled the hotly anticipated handsets at Flint Centre, Cupertino. The iPhone 6 sports the new A8 SoC (speed unknown) and M8 chip. The 64-bit A8 has 25% more CPU power and 50% more GPU power than A7. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1334x750 (326 PPI) and the Plus has a resolution of full HD i.e. 1920x1080 (401 PPI). The display is called Retina Display HD. The 6 is the thinnest iPhone at 6.8 mm and the Plus is at 7.1 mm.

While both the phones have similar specification, the Plus has few technologies exclusive to it. The OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) is exclusive to Plus. The bigger display supports landscape mode to certain apps such as, Mail.

The iPhone has better connectivity with 150 mbps cat4 LTE, Wi-Fi ac, VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling and NFC. The NFC works with Apple Pay, a payment service introduced by Apple at the event.

The iPhone keeps the same 8 MP iSight camera, but with improvement. It has the aperture of f/2.2 and a pixel size of 1.5ยต. The True Tone flash is also present, but its round instead of oval. The camera offers faster auto focus with Phase Detection and Focus Pixels. It offers 1080p recording at 30/60 fps and slo-mo video at 240 fps. It's unknown at the point that the iPhone still records mono audio.

The iPhone is offered in three capacity versions, 16 GB, 64 Gb and 128 GB. The 32 GB option is gone as you get 64 at the price of 32. The starting price is unchanged at $199. The 6 will cost $649 and the Plus will cost you $749 unlocked. The new handsets will start selling on September 19th.
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Apple Website Sports a Flat Look


After unveiling the newest iPhone at Flint Centre, Cupertino, Apple has changed its website to sport a a flatter. Now it matches the design philosophy of iOS and OS X Yosemite. The icons have changed too to seamlessly integrate with the website. And it looks beautiful.

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29 August 2014

Dash - A Must Have App For Developers

Have you ever came across an app that keeps all your API docs in one place ? If the answer is No, meet Dash. An app which keeps all the documentation in one place. It downloads and keeps them up to date. It has support for almost all languages.

The interface is similar to Xcode documentation browser, so you will feel at home. You can add document sets from your local hard drive or download from provided locations such as Stackoverflow and other places. It will scan your HD when you open the app and keep everything tidy.

The best part is that, it integrates with apps on your Mac such as Xcode, Eclipse, Alfred and many others, so that you can directly browse the API docs from within that app.

It has another cool feature known as Snippets. You can store test snippets and abbreviations for later use. It's really handy as you don't have to remember large texts.

The app is basically free with an option of in-app purchase. You can use it free with full features, but it will nag you sometimes for payments if you don't pay.

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