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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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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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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New iPad South Africa Launch Date Confirmed

Apple has confirmed that the new iPad will be available to purchase on our South African shores from the 27th of April 2012. In an image on the iPad page on the Apple South Africa Website, the launch date is confirmed at April 27th.

Since the new [3rd generation] iPad’s launch in the US on the 16th March 2012, stats show that the new iPad already take up about 11% of total iPad ownership. With roughly 3 million new iPad’s being sold already, I’m sure South African consumers will add to that figure!

Let’s talk prices

Although prices have not yet been confirmed, judging by the trend shown internationally and with the iPhone 4S South African prices too, I think it’s safe to say that we can expect the prices to be similar to that of the iPad 2 when it was initially launched in South Africa...

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iPad 3: What Can You Expect?

1 Year and 1 day since the iPad 2 launch on and the build-up to the launch of the next generation iPad is increasing. What this new iPad will feature is still uncertain, however here are some of the rumours making the rounds and some features we can expect to see in the next generation iPad.

A launch date for the new iPad was set, after Apple sent out invitations that looked like the image below:

iPad 3 Launch Invite

When? 7 March 2012. Where? Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.

As a result, prices for the iPad 2 have dropped already. According to an article by Geeky Gadgets, prices of the iPad 2 were dropped at Best Buy, with the prices dropping by $50. But what does this mean for the iPad 2? Will it die out only a year after it’s launch? The likelihood: no...

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Apple Users: Make Your Own Ringtones

Variety is the spice of life, right? So, because of this, in this article I will show you how to make your own ringtones, using ONLY iTunes, for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Worth noting is that once you have correctly made the ringtone, it will be usable on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Making your own ringtone is done in 3 main steps:

  1. Specify time
  2. Duplicate
  3. Sync

For this you will need the following:

  • A computer with iTunes installed
  • iTunes Open

If you don’t have iTunes on your PC, you can download it by clicking here.

*Please note that throughout the steps below, you can click on the image to enlarge the photo, if needed.

Step 1

Once you have opened iTunes, find the song you want to use as a ringtone...

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