Google brought its intelligent Google Now service to iOS earlier this week with an update to the Google Search app, and for many, the feature works very well. For a lot of others, however, Google Now appears to be causing a significantly negative impact on battery life â€” as we reported on Wednesday.
Google has since responded to these reports, calling them “incorrect” and insisting that Google Now does not have a [Read More...]
Another publisher is feigning surprise about Apple’s App Store policies today, claiming that Cupertino has “banned” an upcoming issue of a digital combic book from being sold in any iOS app due to “two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex.”
The comic in question is called Saga. Published by Image Comics and written by famous comics writer Brian K. Vaughan (who was behind the fantastic Vertigo series Y: The Last Man), [Read More...]
The tablet has become an indispensible reading device, and this Cult of Mac Deals offer is going to give you access to your favorite magazines right from your tabletâ€¦for free!
Thatâ€™s right, Next Issue offers all-you-can-read access to over 80 of todayâ€™s most popular magazines on your tablet and thanks to Cult of Mac Deals now you can test it out with 2 free unlimited months of use. Thatâ€™s a [Read More...]
With Apple stock seemingly in free fall, a new report suggests that Apple is going to announce a plan to return additional value to shareholders as soon as this spring, either by increasing the existing dividend or by buying back stock from investors.
Appleâ€™s zeroing in on a dividend or buyback was in the works before Einhorn made his complaints public in February, although some of the sources say [Read More...]
Owners of late 2012 Macs like the Mac mini, the new iMac or the MacBook Pro with Retina Display are reporting a major problem with their machines: they can’t re-install Mountain Lion or even re-install from a Time Machine backup if their systems get corrupted.
According to a busy thread on the official Apple Support forums first reported by Mac Trast, the issue means that if users try to re-install Mountain [Read More...]
Apple has released a new SMC firmware update for the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. “This update addressesÂ a rare issueÂ on some Apple notebooks where a battery that has accumulated more than 1000 charge cycles may unexpectedly shut down or stop functioning,” according to Apple. This applies specifically to older batteries, but the update is recommended for all MacBook models.
You can find this new firmware update [Read More...]
Have you been having problems with the HDMI connection on your new Mac mini? You’re not alone. Apple has released a firmware update for all 2012 Mac mini owners that addresses a “HDMI video flicker issue.”Â The issue seemed to be originallyÂ related to an Intel driver, but it has been fixed now that Apple has issued an official firmware patch.
The update is available now in the Mac App Store.
Your Mac mini’s [Read More...]
Coming sooner than you might think.
The Big Four US mobile carriers–AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile–have just sent out a press release committing to push the issue of text to 911 capabilities, hopefully sooner than, but at least by, 2014.
These major players, plus The 911 Association and the Association for Public-Safety Communications Officials International, have decided to work together on standards and procedures to make this happen with a seamless transition [Read More...]
iOS 6.0.1 has been released, the software update includes several significant bug fixes for all iOS users, particularly those with iPhones. Curiously, those with iPhone 5 must first download a patch that allows OTA updates to work, prior to being able to download and install iOS 6.0.1.
The 6.0.1 update appears to address several prominent bugs, including an apparent resolution to the iPhone-specific “No Service” after signal loss and regain [Read More...]
Do your iPhone 5 pictures have a purple flare like this?
The iPhone 5′s new camera is supposed to be incredibly amazing with improved low-light performance and a fancy crystal sapphire lens that is less prone to scratching. For many users though, the new camera is having a weird issue where a purple halo or flare splashes across a photo when a bright light source is just outside the frame, and there’s [Read More...]