Apple issues support document on FaceTime issues and iOS 6

FaceTimeIconOver the past week, users of iOS 6 have been experiencing issues with FaceTime not working on their devices.

Mid Thursday, Apple issued a support document that says for people who can upgrade to iOS 7 should do so as soon as possible, for FaceTime to work again.

The document says in part:

“If you started to have issues making or receiving FaceTime calls after April 16, 2014, your device or your friend’s device may have encountered a bug resulting from a device certificate that expired on that date. Updating both devices to the latest software will resolve this issue. 

If you’re using iOS 7.0.4 or later or iOS 6.1.6, this issue doesn’t affect you. 

If you’re using these versions of OS X or FaceTime for Mac, this issue doesn’t affect you: 

- OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 or later 
- OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 with the latest security updates 
- OS X Lion v10.7 with the latest security updates 
- FaceTime for Mac version 1.0.5 or later for Mac OS X v10.”

Apple’s FaceTime issues first cropped up on April 16th.

Rumor: Apple to update current MacBook Airs with new processors

MacBookAir2011Various reports are coming in that Apple will be updating its current MacBook Air lineup with faster Intel processors.  No word about what they maybe.

Apple last updated its MacBook Airs in June, 2013.

Apple debuts new iPhone 5S TV ad – Powerful

Sprint to make all devices unlock able after February 11th, 2015

SprintLogoIn an update to its online FAQ page, Sprint has said that it will be allowing all of its devices to be unlockable after February 11th, 2o15.

The move is a part of the agreement that the five major U.S. wireless carriers and the Federal Communications Commission signed in December in order to allow customers to unlock their devices and switch carriers if they wish.


iOS 7.1.1 now available

iOSLogoWe just got word that iOS 7.1.1 has been released and is available.  The update fixes various things such as:

- Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition
- Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness
- Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled

The update is available via Over The Air and should take anywhere from 20-30 minutes to complete.

Apple recycling old equipment, and gives YOU credit

27InchiMac2013Editor’s Note: It’s about time!

Starting today, all of Apple’s retail stores will accept any of the company’s ageing products for recycling—and, if it looks resaleable, you might even get some store credit, too.

The scheme is part of Tim Cook’s ambition to “leave the world better than we found it.” As of today, then, Apple will provide “free, responsible recycling” of any of its products via its bricks-and-mortar stores, though there are no details of what the credit options will be like. Occasionally, Apple will also hold recycling events, too, where it will “accept other companies’ products.” There’s no word if it’ll give you Apple vouchers for swapping in your old Samsung—though it might be worth a try! [Apple]


More channels added to Apple TV

AppleTV2Apple has added more channels to its ever expanding Apple TV device, and it looks like that’s not going to stop anytime soon.

The channels are:

* A&E Network
* History
* Lifetime

The channels are available now.

Apple’s 1st Generation Apple TV Unable to connect to iTunes

AppleTV1stGenReports have come in, as well as shown up on Apple’s discussion boards, that users of the company’s 1st generation Apple TV have been unable to connect to iTunes for the past few days.

Says one user:

As of last night I had full access to the iTunes Store. Since this morning I was getting an Itunes Store Not Available message, and after unplugging the AppleTv the iTunes Store access completly disappeared except for movie trailers.”

As of this writing, Apple has not given any official word about the problem.

Follow all of the happenings of WWDC 2014 right here!

WWDC14Stay with as we bring you all of the rumors and other information from WWDC 2104 starting today.  We’ve now created a separate menu option for the event, so you can get the information that you need quickly.  Just click on the WWDC 2014 menu option above.

Traffic from unannounced operating systems continues making the rounds ahead of WWDC 2014

WWDC14Testing of Apple’s anticipated next-generation operating systems — iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 — continues along at a steady clip, new traffic data shows, ahead of the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, where both products are expected to be unveiled.


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