iOS 7.1.2 spotted in the ‘wild’

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iOS 7.1

Apple have been working towards releasing iOS 8.0 at this years WWDC (Scheduled for 2nd June) however, they are far from abandoning iOS 7.1 and reports are flooding in that 7.1.2 is showing up in weblogs of popular Apple tech related sites.

It would appear 7.1.2 has been seeded to it’s employees for testing, traffic from the devices is still few and far between but it does suggest they will be releasing an update prior to WWDC. The last update (7.1.1) released on 22nd of April was packed to the rafters with bug fixes and some improvements to the way the Touch ID system worked.

There has been no news, as of yet, to what the update will contain. However it’s been strongly suggested that it will fix the encryption and iMessage issues.

Users who have previously jailbroken may want to hold off from upgrading until a new jailbreak is developed. However, this is perhaps unlikely to get much attention with iOS 8 just around the corner.

Will you be updating to 7.1.2? Or will you hold out for 8.0?

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Does size really matter?

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20140520-062344-23024267.jpgPretty much since the release of the iPhone 5s rumours have been rife about the screen sizes of the iPhone 6 and latest addition to the iPad family.

This morning a couple of videos have “leaked” out onto the net purporting to be a 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and a 12.5 inch iPad.

I personally don’t know if I am fully bought into the iPad of a larger phone and iPad. I can understand why they are doing it, but I can’t see myself rushing out to buy them…

This Is What iOS Looks Like Running On 4.7-inch iPhone 6 Display [VIDEO] http://t.co/iForxjExJj

source – Redmondpie

http://www.t3.com/news/apple-ipad-pro-image-leaks-online-for-the-first-time

source – T3

So.. What do you think?

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Popular Calendar App FREE for 48 hours

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Calendars 5 is an extremely popular Calendar app alternative which normally sells for a premium in the AppStore. However, you can currently grab it completely free of charge for the next 48 hours!

Calendar App

Calendars 5 not only manages your events, but also seamlessly hooks into iOS reminders too. Giving you a one stops hope experience in time keeping.

Unlike the stock calendar app, appointments can be made using natural language input. For example “meet Dave for lunch at 12 on Tuesday”

Calendars 5’s iPad variant makes full use of the iPads large display, and looks nothing short of first class!

The app is only 23mb, and will work on any iOS device running iOS 6 or higher.

You can download Calendars 5 from the AppStore using this link

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Flappy Bird Multiplayer to land in August

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Flappy BirdBack in February a game took the AppStore by storm, causing mountains of controversy at the same time… That game was the brain child of Dong Nguyen, and was of course called Flappy Bird. The crazily addictive game split people into two groups, those who played and loved it and those who didn’t play and hated everything about it.

Although the game was only available on the AppStore for 26 days, it caused a phenomenon never seen before from one small app. People where actually buying and selling devices simply because they had the game installed! Totally insane..

Dong has since ‘leaked’ to the press that a new Flappy Bird variant is on it’s way.. He expects to have it published to the AppStore by the end of August. It it’s predecessors success is anything to go by it’s going to be a huge hit!

It’s also reported to be a multiplayer variant of the game, meaning you can pit your bird flapping skills against your friends and family. At this stage it’s not known if it will be a local network multiplayer game or if it will be hooked up to Apple’s Game Centre.

Maybe – just maybe, this time it will manage to survive more then a calendar month in the store.. One things for sure, it’s going to make Dong a very rich man..

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iPhone Repair – Kingston Upon Hull

So as my iPhone 4s gets an immense amount of use (and I mean powered on at least once every 3 minutes) the power button is prone to failure. So much so that I am actually on the second 4s in less then 2 years. Now, although I am in the market for a new phone, I am of course awaiting the grand unveil of the brand new iPhone 5s. Despite the fact I don’t know what the future holds..

In light of this, I have decided to treat my second 4s to a new lease of life, and this morning dropped it off to a local repair centre. Normally I’d deal direct with Apple or MendMyI, however as I can’t be parted from it for more then a few hours.. I decided to hunt down a local retailer. So I hit google, and after dismissing a few shabby/shocking sites, I finally settled on The Computer Store, on Chanterlands Avenue in Hull. The website was well laid out, easy to use, and more importantly the replied to my contact request within an hour. This secured the deal for me!

Only 3 hours later, and £40 lighter I have been reunited with my ageing 4s.. Which will continue to take on the day to day challenges until the new phone is unveiled.

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