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    Published on 30th October 2014 by
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    It doesn’t really impact us yet but Apple Pay is dominating the Apple news at the moment. From people filming themselves buying a banana to retailers deciding to not support it. During his time at Wall Street D yesterday, Tim Cook said over a million cards had ben activated. Meanwhile Wall Mart was forced to say why it doesn’t support Apple Pay. In addition retailers who use the rival MXC system have ...
    Published on 29th October 2014 by
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    Photo WSJ.D Live

    In the clash of events we had two senior Apple executives speaking on stage overnight at the WSJ.D live and the Code/Mobile conference.

    WSJ.D Live had the really big name with Apple CEO Tim Cook appearing at their event. Cook covered quite a bit of ground during his time on stage. He touched on interest in a potential partnership with Chinese technology firm Alibaba and will be meeting with their head Jack Ma later ...
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    Apple’s latest smartphones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, are doing very well on Samsung’s home turf according to reports, with the new models outrunning the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The iPhone pre-orders are estimated at over 100,000 in South Korea, while the Galaxy Note 4 falls short at 30,000 units, The Wall Street Journal is reporting.

    The move is significant ...
    Published on 27th October 2014 by
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    We have been living with OS X Yosemite for just over a week now. As you settle in with the new OS, you might be wondering how it is performing. Slightly better than Mavericks according analytics firm Chitika. 9to5Mac report that according to Chitika Yosemite is installed on 12.8% of Macs against 12.4% for Mavericks at the same time.

    Macworld meanwhile is reporting that many users are having ...
    Published on 24th October 2014 by
    SRG
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    The news broke yesterday that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is moving to Australia. The University of Technology Sydney has announced that Woz has been appointed as an adjunct professor and will start in December. The appointment will see Woz spend time in the University’s Magic Lab, which focuses on innovation and enterprise research.

    Since we are speaking about the great man, iMore tells us ...
    Published on 23rd October 2014 by
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    We covered the Apple quarterly results yesterday, but there was a set of numbers that caught a lot of people’s eyes. Among them was TUAW who report that the total Mac sales of 5.5 million units for the quarter meant the Mac has now out sold the iPod for the first time since 2003. Whilst a bit sad for the iPod it is great news that Mac sales are growing at such a great rate.

    There has been quite ...
    Published on 22nd October 2014 by
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    After we posted the news yesterday, Apple posted it’s quarterly results. The Cupertino company posted a record Q4 profit, beat it’s own revenue forecasts and posted some impressive iPhone and Mac sales. Revenue for the quarter came in at US$42.1 Billion leading to a net profit of US$8.5 Billion.

    iPhone sales were 39.272 million units for the quarter (up 16.2%), Mac sales were 5.52 million (up 20.7%) and iTunes sales ...
    Published on 21st October 2014 by
    SRG
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    Apple has released iOS 8.1 and you can grab it now from all the usual places. Whilst iOS 8.1 contains a host of bug fixes it is also a major update and brings iCloud iPhoto Library and is required to make continuity work between your Mac and you your iOS device. A feature many will welcome back with iOS 8.1 is the Camera Roll.

    With iOS 8.1 in the wild that also means Apple Pay is launched in the ...
    Published on 20th October 2014 by
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    At last the Mac Mini saw some love last week. MacRumors reports that it appears the new Mini has soldered RAM and is not user replaceable. That will be bad news for many potential users and we have already seen come reaction in various forum threads.

    However the good news is that the new iMac 27-inch Retina is user upgradable according iFixit. You can check out their tear down video below or pop over to their site for the full spec details.



    Yosemite is out in the wild and it seems ...
    Published on 17th October 2014 by
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    Clearly the big news today is the new goodies from Apple announced at their Town Hall event overnight. You can get all the details on the new iPad’s, iMac and even the updated Mac Mini in our event summary here .

    As you would expect much of the news today in the Apple World is covered there but there are a few other scraps floating around, so lets get on with bringing you those.

    It wouldn’t be ...

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    jayda

    TNT treating customer badly. AGAIN!

    Yep, that's my life with couriers. My last couple of APPLE deliveries have been atrocious. My local TNT delivery guy is actually good - it's the company

    jayda Yesterday, 10:25 PM Go to last post
    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    I really do want to help you, because it does work.

    Firstly I agree that you cannot purchase iCloud storage for another family member under

    changa Yesterday, 09:44 PM Go to last post
    TimboC

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    BTW, my iTunes account is Australian, established many years ago.

    TimboC Yesterday, 08:50 PM Go to last post
    TimboC

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    As I mentioned, Apple acknowledges the problem. Apparently (and I may have this wrong) it is because it treats iCloud and iTunes accounts quite separately.

    TimboC Yesterday, 08:48 PM Go to last post
    MissionMan

    Surface

    I managed to get JB Hifi to agree to the same deal so I am working on it now. Planning to use it for a full two weeks and put together some articles on

    MissionMan Yesterday, 08:48 PM Go to last post
    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    Here is an Apple support article explaining how to setup iTunes accounts without a credit card. Create an iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store account

    changa Yesterday, 08:15 PM Go to last post
    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    I don't know what to tell you, but my daughter does not have a credit card attached to her account and it worked for me. You can establish iTunes accounts

    changa Yesterday, 08:13 PM Go to last post
    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    I also found a support article which explains how Family Sharing purchases work. Family purchases and payments

    the key part says

    changa Yesterday, 08:11 PM Go to last post
    TimboC

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    Yep, those are the steps I followed. With one important difference. For this to work, my daughter's iCloud account must be verified, with a credit card

    TimboC Yesterday, 08:11 PM Go to last post
    changa

    Family Sharing and iCloud storage/Drive are broken!

    Well that is how I did it for my wife and daughter (and it works) and it is how you apply gift cards to an iTunes/iCloud account.

    Here are

    changa Yesterday, 07:55 PM Go to last post