Tag Archive: Services

Apple’s Genius Bar Services Over 18 Million People A Year, And Other Crazy Stats

Every time you drop by your local Apple Store it’s probably crazy busy. Even when they haven’t launched a new product in months, the floors are always packed with people. Apple just opened its 374th and 375th retail stores this weekend in Canada.

While he was up in Canada, Jim Dalyrmple talked to Apple about the success of their retail operation and came away with some interesting statistics – like the  [Read More…]

Schools Need To Tread Carefully When Hooking iPads And MacBooks Up To Cloud Services


Cloud computing has great potential for schools, but isn’t without some pitfalls.

The summer break is winding up and many teachers are getting ready to head back to work for another school year (and many IT staffers in those schools are trying to make sure everything’s ready when those teachers return). Over the past several months, many schools and their IT departments have been struggling to keep spending down while also  [Read More…]

New In iOS 6: Siri Supports Location Services Internationally

Siri will finally find places internationally.

Being a Brit, one of the most disappointing things about Siri is that it doesn’t support location services in the United Kingdom. Unlike iPhone 4S users in the United States, I can’t ask Siri to find me a nice restaurant nearby, or for the nearest gas station. However, that’s no longer the case in iOS 6, because Siri now support location services internationally. As  [Read More…]

Protect Yourself When Using Cloud Services & Personal Tech In The Office

Personal clouds can cause professional headaches in the workplace

One of the challenges that the BYOD and consumerization trends are creating for IT departments is employee use of public and/or personal cloud services. We’ve covered some of the big challenges this presents in terms of data security and ownership as well as the potential business continuity problems stemming from multiple versions of documents stored across different cloud services by multiple  [Read More…]

Sony’s Revolutionary New TV Could Used Web-Based Services To Cut Out Cable Providers

Sony CEO Howard Stringer recently revealed the company’s intentions to launch a revolutionary new television before Apple, and according to The Wall Street Journal, it will be a web-based alternative to the traditional set that will allow users to avoid the cable companies. But the service won’t be exclusive to Sony TVs, according to the report. It’ll also feature on Sony’s PlayStation, and its Blu-ray players: Sony is proposing to  [Read More…]

Lion Introduces New Privacy And Location Services To Mac OS X [OS X Tips]

Lion has introduced some new yet basic privacy settings. The new settings control how you share your location and collect usage data to send to Apple. Although now it seems to be fairly basic I think it is still important to know what if any apps on your Mac are accessing location services on Mac OS X. I’ll show you how to find out if they are or not in  [Read More…]

iPhone 4S Battery Life Sucks? Try Disabling Location Services

We’ve covered a handful of tips to increase battery life in iOS 5 and even for the new iPhone 4S, but nonetheless the complaints about battery drain are still piling up. The culprit for the 4S is almost always Location Services, and all you need to do is disable a few things: Tap on “Settings” and go to “Location Services” Selectively disable Location Services for services you don’t use,  [Read More…]

Google To Begin Providing Wireless Cellular Services In Spain

Am Interesting news was broke today by a Phandroid report claiming that Google is starting their Wireless cellular services in Spain and posted photos of the SIM. 1601 An interesting rumor has come out of Spanish site Xataka Android. Apparently, Google-branded SIM cards have been spotted and tested on the Nexus S The rumor suggests  [Read More…]

Eddy Cue Got Promoted To Senior VP of Internet Software and Services

Tim Cook , Apple’s CEO has just promoted to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services. An Internal Email meant to inform Apple employees of the change was obtained by 9to5Mac. Eddy Cue Team, It is my pleasure to announce the promotion of Eddy Cue to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and  [Read More…]

Judge’s Ruling Gets iCloud and Other Cloud Based Music Services Off the Label Teet

Apple, Amazon, Google, and anyone else who has or plans to release a digitil music locker service should kiss U.S. District Court Judge William Pauley lll. In the case EMI against MP3tunes Pauley ruled: If enabling a party to download infringing material was sufficient to create liability, then even search engines like Google or Yahoo! would be without DMCA protection. In that case, the DMCA’s purpose — innovation and growth of internet services — would  [Read More…]