Apr 072014

Scotty Loveless, a former Apple Store Genius Bar employee, has posted ‘The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain’.

I worked on the Genius Bar for almost two years, and the most difficult issue to solve was short battery life. It was extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why someone’s battery was draining.

I made it my mission to discover the specific reasons for iOS battery drainage. This article is a product of my years of research and anecdotal evidence I gathered in the hundreds of Genius Bar appointments I took during my time as a Genius and iOS technician, as well as testing on my personal devices and the devices of my friends. Continue reading »

Apr 042014

Apple has contributed in Bono’s (Product)RED charity by selling special red versions iOS devices and accessories and reached $65 million last September making the company the largest contributor among participating companies donating portions of profits from products sold under the (Product)Red branding. . Today it was announced that Apple has reached $70 million which goes directly to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS in Africa. Continue reading »

Apr 032014

Vine has updated to version 2.0 and has included many new features and now lets you send private videos to friends.  This new feature is called “Vine message” or VMs and lets you send a vine message to several people to start separate conversations, which means there is no group messages yet. Continue reading »

Apr 012014

A Comedy Central app has been released and it features full episodes for free. The app will add new episodes of some shows the day after they air and will not require a cable subscription. Continue reading »

Mar 312014

Crackle Movies & TV app has been rebuilt from the ground up and optimized for iOS7. New improvements include, navigation, video playback, content discovery, and enhanced Closed Caption experience.

The app is available in the App Store for free, no signup, no fees. Crackle adds new content every month such as movies, TV shows, Anime, Crackle originals Continue reading »

Mar 312014

Apple has sent out a mail to registered developers letting them know about the changes to apps prices in some countries due to changes in foreign exchange rates. The App Store prices will increase in Australia, India, Indonesia, Turkey, and South Africa. As apposed to Israeli and New Zealand App Stores, they will be decreasing their prices. The new pricing matrix will be live within 24 hours to developers and will show actual prices in local currency. Continue reading »

Mar 262014

Realmac announced it will update the Clear to-do app with Reminders and the ability to customize sounds in early April. The update will also include two new sound packs that will be available for free to Clear+ customers via in-app purchase. Continue reading »

Mar 262014

Movie Trailers app is available for the iPhone and iPad and lets you watch new and exclusive HD movie previews  and now Apple has updated the app to version 1.4 and includes support for notifications and reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

The app was released in 2011 and Apple has been making improvements . The addition of Rotten Tomatoes reviews is a major improvement that lets users check movie reviews from the best critics. The new update also  includes  support for notifications that allows you to add a movie to a favorites list and be alerted when it arrives in theaters or debuts in iTunes. Continue reading »

Mar 262014

After Apple’s CEO Tim Cook read an email sent from MTV Act regarding the lack of diversity in Emojis he forwarded the email to Katie Cotton, vice president of worldwide corporate communications for Apple.

She responded quickly to the email and this is what she had to say: Continue reading »

Mar 252014

Apple offering refunds for recent in-app purchases if they were made by a minor. This is one of several steps the company has taken in to curb inadvertent in-app purchases by children. The email sent to iTunes account owners gives instruction on how to receive a refund if a purchase inadvertently was made by a minor. You can login to your iTunes account and fill out a form.  Apple will process the request and give a refund if necessary. Continue reading »