Download iOS 8 GM now for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

As you have probably heard, Apple released the details of the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus and the AppleWatch last night. Along with these releases, Apple also released the “Gold Master” version of iOS 8 to developers. Now, if you’re like me and you want to get your hands on iOS 8 GM early, here’s what you need to do…

If you just want more info or details of Apple’s Announcement last night, watch the keynote here. Or Check out iOS 8, iPhone 6 & 6 Plus and AppleWatch.

Before you carry on with the steps below, please be aware that you are doing this AT YOUR OWN RISK!

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iOS 7.0.2 Update

Maybe you’ve already updated to it, maybe you haven’t. Either way, Apple released their latest version of their new iOS 7 software is for download on the 26th of September. With a relatively small update in size, the iOS 7.0.2 update is available for iPod Touch, iPad 2 or newer and iPhone 4 or newer and it:

  • Fixes bugs that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
  • Reintroduces a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry
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iOS 7 Battery Saving Tips

If you’ve already updated to iOS 7, you may thoroughly be enjoying all the new features packed into the Apple operating system. But, let’s be honest for a second, between some of the new features like Control Center, AirDrop and iTunes Radio, as well as some of the updates to things like Notification Centre, Multitasking, Photos, Siri and the awesome Parallax effect,you might not be using all of them. There are probably some features you could turn off that are adding unnecessary strain on your iDevice battery. If this sounds like you, here are some iOS 7 Battery Saving Tips to prevent your battery from dying too quickly.

iOS 7 Battery Saving Tips

1. Disable Background App Refresh

Settings > General > Background App Refresh

A nice-to-have feature that isn’t so nice to the battery...

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How To Work My Apple Device Is Moving

After 668 days and 208 241 views at the time of writing this, It’s time to move How To Work My Apple Device….

The articles and content will be moving an extension of my own website. The reason for moving the site is simple… More activity. With How To Work My Apple Device currently on its own domain, separate from where I have been giving my blogging attention, the fact of the matter is that I have not given my closest attention this site. After thinking about it, it makes more sense to make this move and integrate the articles seamlessly between my other content where my goal is to cater for a broader audience and possibly expand the readership.

How To Work My Apple Device will now be available from … Or just click here.


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iPhone 5, Updated iPad South Africa Release Date

iPhone 5

Details have been released this week that the iPhone 5 will be launching in South Africa on the 14th of December 2012. This comes with the news Apple released that the iPhone 5 will be released in 50 countries this month. These countries include the likes of: Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.

iPhone 5 SA ReleaseIn addition to these, the release of the iPhone 5 will be launched in Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, S...

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The Next Generation iPhone… What To Expect

With all the rumours making the rounds, tonight at roughly 6pm GMT+2 the “iPhone 5” launch will take place in San Francisco.

iPhone 5 Launch InviteWhat can we expect from Apple with this launch? Well, in my opinion, nothing short of excellence!

Tonight’s launch will see the official release of iOS6 and without a doubt, the launch of the new iPhone 5. Details on what to expect from the next generation iPhone are still a little sketchy in my opinion, but all will be revealed tonight! 😀

iPhone 5:

1. A larger display

With other mobile phones on the market with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy and HTC’s One X and their 4inch and a bit screens, the unofficially dubbed “iPhone 5” will most likely sport a larger display. Rumour has it that the new iPhone’s screen will be increased from the current 3...

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iOS 6… What You Need to Know

For those of us in South Africa, the WWDC took forever to arrive. Eventually the time came and we got to see exactly what Apple has in store for the new iOS, iOS6. Here are some of the features you can expect to see in the [South African Spring] launch of iOS6:

iOS 6

iOS Keynote Screnshot

iOS Maps
First up is the new Maps Software.

For iOS 6, Apple has moved away from using Google’s mapping service and began their own. True to Apple, the new Maps will be vector based images, which means map images will be highly detailed and allow you to zoom in without having the images distort of sorts. The new Maps with traffic and 3D flyover mode. Flyover mode will allow you to “see cities and landmarks from the air.” Another awesome feature in the new Maps will be turn-by-turn with spoken directions.

iOS Maps Features

Siri Updates
Siri has also been to schoo...

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Keyboard Dictionary Wont Reset? Here’s How To Fix That!

Have you noticed that after some time, while typing, your auto-correct stars suggesting or correcting to words that’s spelt incorrectly or if you type in another language/slang, it starts suggesting words you often use?

This is because built into the operating system (iOS) the keyboard auto correct / dictionary has a learning mechanism that learns words you type and use often and eventually takes them as the norm, and so it starts suggesting them to you while typing, simply trying to make your life easier…

When this gets a bit much, you always used to be able to go to your settings and just “reset keyboard dictionary”… But for some reason, since the release of iOS5, a few people have an issue where they can’t reset their keyboard doing the above method… Last night, after playing around wit...

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New iPad Prices and T’s & C’s FNB Breakdown

With the new iPad out for just under a week in South Africa now, you would like to get yourself one, but don’t want to pay it straight? With the prices ranging from R4 999 to R8 299 it can be a pricey thing to pay off straight and paying this over a budgeted period adds unnecessary interest to the whole ordeal! Well, there are other options! That’s where FNB comes in. More and more people are, both existing clients and non-existing FNB clients are trying to find out more about their iPad offering deal. So, here’s all the details you need to know…

I had a chat the official FNB guy, RbJacobs on Twitter recently and he told me the following:

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Pricing for the new iPad, VAT inclusive is as follows:

iPad 32GB WiFi+4G R299 per month for 24 months
iPad 16GB WiFi+4G R259 per month for 24 month...
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The New iPad Prices for South Africa

With the official South African launch for the new iPad only 3 days away, prices for the models have been released…

Core Group, Apple distributors for South Africa, released the prices for the highly anticipated New iPad. The prices aren’t as high as I initially expected when I initially posted the article on the launch date confirmation of the 3rd gen iPad.

With prices ranging from R4 999 to R8 299, I’m sure you can expect the New iPad to sell out pretty quickly! Here are the prices:

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