Archive | June, 2013

The era of unshackled Apple executives [Opinion]

17 Jun
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The Apple iOS goodies before the Apple iOS 7.

12 Jun

Okay, you know what I’m talking about. The most requested service in the older iOS version, and by older I mean iOS’s 1 thru 5. It’s the Wireless Syncing. 

Wireless Syncing between iOS device and iTunes came into our lives (officially) with iOS 5. Why was that so important? Because it cut all the cords and brought freedom, to our desks and to our devices. 

However, there was a huge issue, with Windows PC’s. The wireless sync was not working properly, at least it wasn’t for me. After browsing the net for a solution, I finally came up with something and made iTunes found and connected to my devices, in this case my iPad and my iPod touch, BUT THE ACTUAL SYNCING PROCESS WAS NOT WORKING. Every time I tried to sync, iTunes failed to connect to devices and messed up the whole process. I tried giving static IP’s to my devices including my PC, I tried to reset the router. Nothing worked. 

Finally, I guess a year later, or two, Apple released iTunes version 11.0.3, which solved the Wireless Syncing issue for me. I don’t have a clue why this is working, it just does. I’m currently running Windows 8 and I don’t use static IP on any of my devices. 

DO NOT UPDATE to iTunes version 11.0.4, which is currently the newest version,  because it will ruin everything. I updated, and actually had go to back to the 11.0.3 which is working perfectly.  Leave a comment down below and let me know if this works for you too.

Quick tip for those who can’t attend WWDC next week

4 Jun

So its that time of the year again, Apple is going to reveal what they have been doing since the last years conference, hopefully some new product lineups. It is the Worldwide Developers Conference 2013. 

You needed to pay a fee to attend this conference, and you also needed to be lucky in order to score one, but this years ticket sale ended in almost 3 minutes. 

However there is an other way to get a closer look whats happening inside the Moscone West, the WWDC app. Of course its not the same experience, but the app can provide you the latest news, video footage from the presentations, keynotes and sessions, and lets you follow along with the conference. Sure the app is available in the App Store for free, but you need to be a registered developer to use it.

If you are new to the developers world, and you want to have a closer look at whats going on during the conference, there is a way to do that without sacrificing a penny; registering to the Safari Dev Center, which will provide you the access to the WWDC app. 

You are welcome.