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iLounge Multi-Editorial: WWDC 2014's iOS 8, OS X Yosemite + More

From WWDC 2014 we have:

1. (i)OS updates including “Continuity”

2. no new hardware + a statement that the updated (i)OS will run on current hardware

3. the knowledge that Yosemite is that last version of OS X aka Mac OS.

I wonder if all this points to a truly revolutionary overhaul of the Apple ecosystem, currently just over the horizon? Perhaps a complete paradigm shift away from iPhone + iPad + Mac?

Posted by G-Man on June 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM (CDT)

iLounge Multi-Editorial: WWDC 2014's iOS 8, OS X Yosemite + More

@3: So the previously separate iPad (March), iPhone (June), and iPod (September) events with Mac releases throughout the year weren’t a good thing? Apple was playing too many cards throughout the year?

Just checking. It seemed like a really great strategy to keep people continually excited and spread out purchases over 12 months.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 3, 2014 at 6:19 AM (CDT)

iLounge Multi-Editorial: WWDC 2014's iOS 8, OS X Yosemite + More

Really, editor-people, i realize you must all be gadget heads (iLounge is tops for iOS accessories/peripherals info and reviews).

but you really missed it today. went right by you.

us consumers saw several dozen very useful iOS/OS X improvements we will all enjoy a lot. ultimately, the quality of the user experience is what produces satisfied repeat buyers, not simply snazzy new hardware.

and developers saw about a dozen new options for their apps that they really wanted and can take big advantage of. so there will be a fantastic new generation of iOS 8 apps coming out later this year as a result, further delighting consumers.

this is all HUGE news in fact, and sets the stage very well for the hardware launch to come in the Fall.

you’re right that the new hardware is what generates mega media excitement, as exemplified by those long lines outside Apple stores. but really, you can only play that card once a year. as to the pre-launch hype build-up web sites love so much, the already-active rumor mill will generate a classic will they/won’t they suspense meme in the media (about the iWatch i guess) that will have you all in a frenzy by September.

just try to have some patience and not foam at the mouth too soon.

Posted by AlfieJr on June 3, 2014 at 1:21 AM (CDT)

iLounge Multi-Editorial: WWDC 2014's iOS 8, OS X Yosemite + More

I think OSX Yosemite and iOS 8 really are awesome. The features and implementations are simply phenomenal.

Even with no hardware announcement, this was more than enough.

With Family Share, Apple turned the concept of having profiles on iOS devices on its ear.

I have enrolled for the beta testing program and have downloaded OSX and have just installed iOS 8 on my iPad Air.

I have downloaded the Swift guide from iBooks and can’t wait to start working with it.

I am really excited!

Posted by Sreedhar on June 3, 2014 at 1:13 AM (CDT)

The Complete Guide to FaceTime + iMessage: Setup, Use, and Troubleshooting

I have an iPad mini that was sending and receiving iMessages fine, but now will not. I did not change any settings. It is wifi only, and uses the same Apple ID and phone number as my 5c.

Posted by Dianne on June 3, 2014 at 1:09 AM (CDT)

iLounge Multi-Editorial: WWDC 2014's iOS 8, OS X Yosemite + More

Haven’t watched the Keynote yet (will do so soon) but from what I gather from the above is this—today’s event made “Continuity” from the user’s perspective a key theme.  That sounds very appealing and I’m looking forward to these capabilities.

But reading between the lines, this (buzzword) is independent of hardware, so even if Apple had hardware to talk about, that may have been a distraction from today’s theme of ‘continuity’ which will be enabled by upcoming software enhancements.

As much as we are all eager to see new hardware, and as much as Apple needs to hit some home runs soon, perhaps Apple left hardware out of the keynote to let software take center stage today.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on June 2, 2014 at 6:45 PM (CDT)

The Complete Guide to iTunes Books, Podcasts + iTunes U

I just downloaded some library books and transferred them to my IPod.  The books show up in the Ipod, but many of the sections/chapters are faded out, with grayed-out dotted circles next to them.  Does that mean they did not transfer correctly?

Posted by Millie on May 30, 2014 at 10:09 PM (CDT)

Restoring Text Messages from an iCloud Backup

Here is an extra tip which will remove deleted Mail Messages, just follow the steps below:
1. Go to <settings><mail, contacts, calendars><your mail account> scroll down and click <advanced> Now click <remove> under the title Deleted Messages and you can choose to have your mail removed After One Day, After One Week, After One Month or Never.

Posted by EstefaNiaci on May 25, 2014 at 11:25 PM (CDT)

The Complete Guide to FaceTime + iMessage: Setup, Use, and Troubleshooting

When using facetime on macpro laptop or ipod (5th gen), I get strangers instead of wife or son (I’ve checked and rechecked contact info). Apple has a support thread on this problem. Worst part is, strangers are irate parents who say I’m calling their daughter!

Posted by Steve Ransford on May 16, 2014 at 8:17 AM (CDT)

Dealing with iPad, iPhone, iPod & iTunes Problems

Hey!
i have a situation here,my brother send me an iPhone 5s from abroad,when i get a hand on this device and tried to turn it on it is shows an annoying security code.
i have no idea to how to get rid of this.
please help.

Posted by shoaib on May 15, 2014 at 1:25 AM (CDT)

iMessages come in from email address instead of phone number

If my iMessage is turned off, but my iCloud email is acting like my iMessage, can the messages be traced and/or tracked on a Sprint carrier bill or any carrier bill?

Posted by Jenifer on May 11, 2014 at 11:43 AM (CDT)

The Beginner's Guide to iTunes

Thank you. That explained it very nicely. Now it all makes sense. I have the music from just my music folder added to my media library and it is syncing with my ipod. Nice work.

Posted by Benjamin on May 10, 2014 at 10:20 AM (CDT)

Changing iPhone number for iMessage

hey it worked! im running 7.1 and it finally fixed my imessage problems

Posted by joshbettes on May 8, 2014 at 11:46 PM (CDT)

Dealing with iPad, iPhone, iPod & iTunes Problems

My I pad classic is not syncing properly with itunes 11.1.5.5. 
There are quite a few albums on itunes which after sync are not on my ipod.  Did not have this issue with other versions of itunes.

Posted by ben on May 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

Receiving other users' iMessages when sharing an Apple ID

Some of my imessages ,sent and received ,appear on my wife’s iPad we have different a&apple; ids andf send and receive addresses are different in message settings

Posted by J Ryan on May 5, 2014 at 3:21 AM (CDT)

iOS 7: Delete photos from Camera Roll without removing from Photo Stream

Help!  I was attempting to delete groups of pics in moments view and some how got to a “years” view and cannot get back to the original screen to delete groups of picturEs. So frustrating.

Posted by Chris on May 4, 2014 at 12:57 PM (CDT)

Removing Purchased Apps from iCloud

I hate that! I think The Apple should adding DELETE for the purchased APPS as wellas free Apps. Leaving it in the icloud apps from iPhone is really annoying me.

Posted by bearmon2010 on May 3, 2014 at 3:40 PM (CDT)

Changing iPhone number for iMessage

Recently I switched my iphone number to a blackberry and got a new number for the iphone.  I deregistered the old number from apples servers, however, the old number is somehow still being recognized by apple for purposes of imessage.  If imessage is active in my iphone, i cannot text myself on my blackberry because the system thinks the blackberry phone number is imessage capable.  The texts simply show as sent on the iphone and disappear into cyberspace, never showing up on the blackberry.

Posted by steve on May 1, 2014 at 10:01 AM (CDT)

Accessing an older iCloud backup

Hi I’m trying to restore my I pads information but when it’s restoring it keeps telling me your I pad cannot be restored there was an error with your backup data..
Is there a way I can retrieve the information it’s very inportant please help

Posted by Joseph on May 1, 2014 at 1:58 AM (CDT)

The Complete Guide to Using the iTunes Store

Greetings of the day!

Kindly please help me with this, I am now at my home Syria, and every time I want to download or apdatd a something or a game it gives me errors (1009) what can I do?

I tried to change the country reagent but there are no Syria in the options!!!!!

Please help me and please send me the sulation to my email. I will be very thankful.

Regards
Eyad

Posted by Eyad on April 29, 2014 at 2:41 AM (CDT)

The Complete Guide to FaceTime + iMessage: Setup, Use, and Troubleshooting

I have iphones 5C and 5S. 5C works fine with Facetime. But 5S does not work. I already log in with AppleID but when I place a Facetime call or received a Facetime call I can’t hear or see the caller image (even it said Facetime connecting…). The caller will not see and hear me too. Please advise.
Thank you.

Posted by Son Huynh on April 28, 2014 at 3:15 PM (CDT)

iTunes library disappears after enabling iCloud

Not sure I followed the problem since iTunes and iCloud have nothing to do with one another. Purchases are in the cloud - not iCloud. iTunes Match is in the cloud - not iCloud. iCloud is a service for mail, contacts, calendars, notes and among other things, Photostream. But it has zero involvement with iTunes.
Now, sure- iTunes can lose a library if something happens. But generally the actual music will always remain as the library is completely independent of the program and, more notably, iCloud.

Posted by Mike on April 26, 2014 at 1:24 AM (CDT)

Sync only selected photos between devices via iCloud

my whole family have iphones and ipods but i just want to icloud my ipod with my ipad, not with any of theirs, ca i do this even though we share the same apple account???

Posted by Aimee on April 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

New in iOS 7 For iPad, iPhone + iPod touch: Details + Screens

I have noticed my notifications on my ipad mini are appearing as 7/8 hours ago. On my phone they are current

Posted by pam.wandless on April 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

The Complete Guide to Managing iTunes Videos

I was using Samsung galaxy tab before, and my main reason to use it is playing video files for some training course.
I switched to iPad mini and now I’m so regret that I did this because
1-  on Samsung I was able to copy video files to my tab easy same you copy files to a flash memory , but on this iPad it’s so hard to do it
2- after the headache of copying files finished I was shocked when I tried to play the videos as the only option available is delete videos ,,,,!!!!!you can not do any thing else .
Apple devices are just name.

Posted by Siyamand rashi on April 21, 2014 at 3:44 PM (CDT)

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