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10 tips for setting up your new iPhone 6 the right way

September 19, 2014

So you’ve gotten your lucky hands on a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Now it’s time to set it up the right way. Apple has done a pretty good job of making the setup process straightforward in recent years, but there are still some things you should know about. Here are 10 of the best tips for setting up your new iPhone on iOS 8: Don’t upgrade to iCloud Drive unless you’re already running OS X Yosemite iCloud Drive is limited to iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, so you won’t be able to access any documents stored in iCloud Drive unless you’re on either of those two operating systems. That could mean a serious headache for anyone who’s not running both iOS... Continue Reading →

Both new iPhones will launch on September 19th

September 08, 2014

Photo: Rozetked Although it has been widely reported that the 5.5-inch iPhone won’t come out until months after the 4.7-inch model, both sizes are now expected to ship on the same day later this month. Production complications have allegedly kept the launch time of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 ‘Plus’ in limbo, but Apple is apparently now ready to pull the trigger on both models at once. French site iGen.fr has correctly predicted multiple Apple product launches in the past, and now it’s reporting that September 19th will be new iPhone day this year. September 19th lines up with what Cult of Mac has separately heard will be Apple’s iPhone launch weekend. Domestic and international carriers have blacked out vacation time for employees from September 19th through the 22nd, according to sources. Having all hands on deck to handle the... Continue Reading →

Reddit leak shows wireless iWatch charging

September 08, 2014

Photo: Fuse Chicken A former Apple senior mechanical engineer has confirmed to Cult of Mac that, judging by pictures, the iWatch most likely comes with wireless charging. Earlier today a Reddit user posted schematics supposedly showing various components of the iWatch. One of these refers to BCM coils, meaning Battery Charging Module or Battery Control Module. These components are routinely found in electric cars featuring wireless charging. “If it has wireless charging then it needs an internal coil and the screen shots look to have a coil,” says Abraham Farag, Apple’s former Senior Mechanical Engineer of Product Design and owner of product development consultancy Sparkfactor Design.  While the Reddit post alluded to wireless charging by noting the lack of ports on the iWatch, it did not... Continue Reading →

Apple takes security to highest level for Sept. 9 event

September 08, 2014

With less than 24 hours to go, security precautions for Apple’s big press event Tuesday have been taken to unprecedented levels. Apple has wired the entire event auditorium — the Flint Center for the Performing Arts — with a brand new, state-of-the-art security system to lock down access and prevent leaks. The auditorium is crawling with 24-hour security personnel. Anyone working at the massive show, from caterers to construction staff and technicians, is required to submit their phones to Apple’s security team. The phones’ cameras are being covered in special tamper-proof tape, which changes color if removal is attempted. “If it changes color, we’ll be fired on the spot,” said one person who is working at the show but asked to remain... Continue Reading →

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