Tag Archive | Apple

iPhone 8 Set to be Over $1000?

iPhone 8 Concept Martin Hajek - Ongoing Issues

So the current hot topic on the iPhone 8 is price.  It is being speculated that the newest iPhone will cost over $1000 (£950 at current price Apple difference).  Do you think you would pay that for the latest and greatest iPhone?

I think we all agree, Apple really need to get this right in order for us to shell out that kind of money for a Smartphone.  I mean let’s put it into perspective, a top end iPad Pro is $999 (£909), a MacBook Air starts at $999 (£949), you can get an entry level iMac for $1099.00 (£1049) and a top end Mac Mini for $999 (£949).  The new iPhone has to be really special.

Only time will tell, and unfortunately nowadays the released rumours towards the release of a new Apple product tend to be near to correct, so no major surprises normally which is a real shame.  You never know though, maybe this will be the break through moment for Apple where they come back from what is often referred to as a lull period.

Check out Forbes report on why and how they think the iPhone 8 will be so expensive:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2017/05/21/apple-leak-iphone-8-price-increase/#1b80824d1b31


Credit iPhone Featured image: iPhone 8 Concept Martin Hajek

Siri Vs Google Assistant

Siri Vs Google Assistant Logos - Ongoing Issues

CNBC put Siri and Google Assistant head to head and we’re sure you won’t be surprised of the result.

That’s right, Google Assistant comes out on top!  Apple have needed to improve Siri for a long time.  You are often not given the answer you need or are simply referred to a Bing search, really, what use is that!

CNBC set the following challenges for each of the assistants:

  • Translate a line of English into Spanish
  • Ask how long it will take to get home
  • Where is the nearest petrol station
  • Play a music video on YouTube
  • Send a text
  • Ask about a market cap
  • Ask who won a sports game
  • Ask how tall a bridge is
  • Turn on lights
  • Show pictures of a location

Are you surprised about the results?  Let us know in the comments section below!

Check out CNBC’s full report here:

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/20/siri-vs-google-assistant-on-iphone.html



MacBook Refresh on The Way?

The Verge report that Apple may be updating their entire MacBook range at this years WWDC.

It’s expected that the MacBook Pro will see an upgraded to Intel’s Kaby Lake Processor and the MacBook Air seeing a processor seeing an upgrade too.  There is no mention of a screen update which  needed.

Apple certainly need to invest more into their laptop range as they are slowly slipping behind in desirability.  With laptops like the Dell XPS 13″ and Windows 10 constantly improving, especially with latest creators update, offering a range of tools to enable you to be creative online.

Check out The Verge’s report HERE.



If You Haven’t Updated to iOS 9.3.5 Do It!

iOS 9.3 LogoThere is a massive security flaw in iOS 9 which can be fixed by you updating to iOS 9.3.5.  It is very important that you do this as soon as possible.

For more information on the iPhone’s first remote jailbreak exploit, read The Verge’s article here:

http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/25/12646656/iphone-vulnerability-ios-patch-remote-jailbreak

iOS 8 Upgrade Issue – No Space Work Around

iOS 8 Upgrade ImageWe’re sure you’re all updating your iPhone’s and iPad’s with the latest iOS 8, but there are reports that due to space issues, some of you are having issues.  Check out this helpful guide from Mashable on ways round getting your device updated without deleting apps, pictures and video.

 

http://mashable.com/2014/09/17/ios-8-without-deleting-your-stuff/?utm_cid=mash-com-G+-main-link

Apple Update – Airport Firmware Update 7.6.3

Apple Update Icon - Ongoing Issue GraphicNew firmware (7.6.3) is available for the AirPort wireless device.

Your device should prompt to update itself automatically if you have the AirPort Utility installed.

 



Mac Software Update: Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 12

Apple Update Icon - Ongoing Issue GraphicJava have released that long awaited and needed security update for Java.  Check out the details below:

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 12 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_39.

On systems that have not already installed Java for Mac OS X 10.6 update 9 or later, this update will configure web browsers to not automatically run Java applets. Java applets may be re-enabled by clicking the region labeled “Inactive plug-in” on a web page. If no applets have been run for an extended period of time, the Java web plug-in will deactivate.

Please quit any web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5575 for more details about this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update.