iTunes Match Launch Is Imminent

iTunes Match

While we still don’t have an official date for the launch of Apple’s iTunes Match service, we now know that a launch is imminent as Apple has told beta users that it will be performing one last iTunes wipe ahead of launch. That wipe is scheduled to take place tomorrow at at 10am PST which […]

Apple’s iTunes Match Misses October Launch Deadline

iTunes Match

Today marked the end of the month of October which means that Apple has missed its self imposed deadline for the launch of its iTunes Match service. Originally announced all the way back at WWDC, Apple had made it clear at the iPhone 4S event that the service would be rolling out to the general […]

New iPhone 4S Commercials Show Off Siri Snow Day, Camera and iCloud

iPhone 4S Side shot

Apple continues to roll out new iPhone 4S commercials, debuting three new ads this weekend. The new iPhone 4S ads focus in on the tangible benefits of owning the new iPhone, something competing ads often gloss over. In the new trio of TV ads, Apple drives home the use of Siri, the improved camera and […]

25 Tips to Master iOS 5, Unleash Siri and Maximize iCloud

Master iOS 5 tips

With the introduction of iOS 5 and iCloud, Apple has brought a collection of new features and functionality to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The new iPhone 4S also has all of these new features, plus the added bonus of Siri. Siri is a virtual personal assistant, that can perform actions based by your […]

Thoughts After Spending Some Time with iOS 5


Today marks two weeks into the era of IOS 5. I’ve been using it on an iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S, an iPad 2, an original iPad, and an iPod Touch. Apple made some nice changes with iOS 5 and more importantly introduced some changes that hopefully will pay off in the future. But at […]

Google Music Store Speculated to Allow Users to Share Tunes


Sometimes, a drummer may march to his own beat, but what if that drummer wanted to march to the beat of his fellow peers? Google’s Google Music store will supposedly allow users to share songs and tunes with each other according to the latest Internet speculation. To enhance the content available for the Android platform […]

Why iCloud Enabled Apps Are Awesome

Scribblenauts iCloud app data

With the introduction of iOS 5, Apple brought iCloud to the majority of iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch units. iCloud is best known for syncing your photos to all of your Devices with Photo Stream and allowing you to backup your iPhone or iPad to the cloud every night, but it also keeps your phone apps and […]

iCloud: How to Disable Automatic Upload to Photo Stream

Photo Stream

If you configured Photo Stream for iCloud on your Mac or Windows PC the way we showed you how, you might want to tweak something – automatic upload. This feature takes any picture that you add to iPhoto or Aperture and automatically sends it to iCloud. This will help you sync your photos between two […]

How to Sync Email, Contacts and Calendar with iCloud


The new iCloud replaces MobileMe, Apple’s previous tool for syncing personal information data like email, contacts and calendars. While I would recommend using something more feature-rich like Google Apps, which has all three and adds Google Docs and much more, you still might want to use the new iCloud feature to have a second copy […]

Apple’s Innovation Schizophrenia Apparent with iCloud Services


Beta. Step by step. Baby steps. Slow and easy. Snakebit. Cautious. All of the above can be used to describe portions of Apple’s roll out of iCloud. Of course that roll out is coming into a world where Apple is not only playing catch up to Google, but increasingly is full of consumers demanding instant […]

Apple Sells Over 4 Million iPhone 4Ss in 3Days


Well, many, myself included, called it an incremental hardware update. Some thought Apple might have lost its magic touch. That’s history now. Apple has announced that it has sold over 4 million new iPhone 4S devices  since the launch on Friday, October 14. For some context the iPhone 4 sold 1.5 million in the same […]

A Word of Caution about Photo Stream

Apple - iCloud - New photos on all your devices.

Photo Stream is one of the new iOS5 features that promises to make life a little easier when it comes to getting photos off of your iDevice. It’s a part of Apple’s iCloud service and the setup is pretty quick. (Check this post.) But keep in mind that if you share your iCloud connected computer […]

All Signs Are Supposedly Go for iCloud. But Hold That Thought A Second

Apple - Support - iCloud - System Status

Apple’s iCloud support page is listing that all is OK with iCloud at the moment. I’d beg to differ. I’ve still not been able to migrate over from MobileMe. I’m sure there are any number of reasons (cough, cough) that this could be, given the crush from yesterday. Apparently iOS updates are moving a little […]

Get iOS 5 and iCloud Features On Your Android Phone and Tablet


Yesterday was the big day for Apple device owners as the iOS 5 update hit. Though the upgrade didn’t go smoothly for everyone, many are enjoying their updated iPhones and iPads right this second. Android owners are looking at the lack of Ice Cream Sandwich in their lives and thinking: “Where’s Mine?” Even if you […] Offers 50GB of Free Cloud Storage for iOS Users


Life is all about the Cloud. It might actually someday be about iCloud if Apple’s servers can catch up. (We’re still waiting for that to occur around here.) But, life is all about moving your files to the Cloud these days. iCloud is supposed to be a big move for Apple, but it probably won’t […]

iOS 5: How to Setup iCloud’s Photo Stream on Mac


Once you update your mac to OS X Lion 10.7.2 and iOS 5, you get iCloud and Photo Stream. With Photo Stream in iCloud transferring your pictures to your computer got a lot easier, something you will likely want to do with the nice new 8MP camera on the iPhone 4S. I use it with […]

MobileMe to iCloud Migration “Move Error”


As Apple rolls out updates to OS X 10.7.2 Lion and iOS 5, MobileMe users can now migrate their account over to iCloud and get a free 25GB account till June 30, 2012. Unfortunately, the migration fails for some users. The weight of millions of Apple customers downloading updates and setting up their iCloud accounts […]