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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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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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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[Update 2014-11-06] WhatsApp Closing? WhatsApp Starting to Charge for Use? Hoax!

Over the past few days more and more rumours about WhatsApp have come up. There are 2 main messages making the rounds, one of which is supposedly about WhatsApp closing on the 28th of Jan 2012 saying:

“Whatsapp is shutting down on 28th Jan Message from Jim Balsamic (CEO of Whatsapp) we have had an over usage of user names on whatsapp Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this message to their entire contact list. If you do not forward this message, we will take it as your account is invalid and it will be deleted within the next 48 hours. Please DO NOT ignore this message or whatsapp will no longer recognise your activation. If you wish to re-activate your account after it has been deleted, a charge of 25.00 will be added to your monthly bill...

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