20121101 183037 Apple release iOS update   6.0.1

Apple have recently released an update to their latest revision in the iOS software range. The update takes iOS 6 to revision 1, and fixes a hand full of bugs along the way.

  • Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air
  • Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard
  • Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off
  • Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances
  • Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match
  • Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen
  • Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

The update is available for most Apple mobile devices, you can download it either using the built in software update menu, or via iTunes now.

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 iTunes track notifications in the DockI think it’s fair to say that iTunes really does split the crowds, some people love it.. Some people hate it with a passion, well I am up there with the ones who love it.. Sure it’s got it’s issues, but I am not sure the iPhone or the mac would be the same without it.

For those of you who do love it, and think it’s here to stay.. Here’s a quick terminal command to enable a hidden feature. The feature gives you a small notification popup each time the iTunes track changes.

In a new terminal window, enter the following command:

defaults write com.apple.dock itunes-notifications -bool YES  Killall Dock  

Now, the next time iTunes track details changes you will get a popup like the one seen above! Not sure why this isn’t a built in iTunes feature, I personally think it’s pretty cool.

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So last night a good friend of mine came over with an iPhone dilemma.. Stuck with iOS5 and a need downgrade.. We tried various solutions with non working completely. We then decided to try and jailbreak the device, to try and work around the issue. Knowing iOS5 jailbreaks are still in there very early stages we knew this would be tethered, but accepted its fate and carried on anyway.. The jailbreak went without a hitch, using RedSn0w all looked well! Apart from the fact it still didnt resolve the issue and now we were stuck with a tethered boot device for no reason at all.

On we went trying to un-break the device, using my MacBook pro, and as many ipsw’s as we could find.. All of which failed, with pretty much every error message found in iTunes. The most common one being “This iPhone is not eligible..” this proved to be the most persistent. Even standing when we tried to do the stock iOS5 install..

However.. The fix wasn’t as google suggested, it had nothing to do with the hosts file.. An TinyUmberella couldn’t help.. So I booted up my Windows 7 VM, installed iTunes 10.5 and straight away it restored the iOS ipsw without any error messages or questions asked!!!

Now, I’m not sure if it was OS X lion, or the fact I’d been messing with TinyUmberella all night long, but one things for sure.. The VM fixed it.. An I didn’t even have to touch my hosts file!

So my tip of the day is.. If iTunes doesn’t want to help, try another machine be it physical or virtual, before spending 4 hours trying to figure out why!!

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wwdc My highlights from #WWDC2011
So – as every apple fan boi sits down to watch streams from deep inside the WWDC it soon becomes apparent that the streams are few and far between. What few streams available are ropey at best. I will never understand the reason behind the no streaming rules from Apple.

Ahh well – least we still get to see live pics\updates from MacRumours

Rather then try and compete with the thousands of sources for news, I just wanted to do a quick round up of the features I am looking forward to detailed at the WWDC.

So here goes….
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google latitude Google release their own Latitude iPhone AppSince the introduction of Google Latitude the Apple App Store has slowly been filling up with apps that perform ‘background’ updating to keep your location up to date. Some have had better reviews then others. Google have recently released their very own Latitude app which includes it’s very own variation of Background updating.

The application features a slick and feature full interfaces, with a quick an easy overview of all your friends current location in one easy to use screen. Not only that, but with easy access to the map for each of your contacts, and the ability to show directions from your current location the app really is the best on the market.
Latitude is available for free to download from the App Store.
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