Software Glitch Let Some Verizon Customers Upgrade Phones Without Losing Unlimited Plans

Some lucky folks at Verizon were recently able to upgrade to a new phone without losing their unlimited data plan. Color us totally jealous. This was the result of a glitch, said Verizon, and not a change in policy like some may have mistakenly hoped for. Verizon told AllThingsD on Monday that it would, however, […]

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Apple Hires Toronto Blue Jays Assistant Manager for App Store Sports Section [iOS Blog]

Apple has hired Jay Sartori, the current assistant general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, to manage the sports and entertainment section of the App Store, reports SportsNet (via MG Siegler).

Sartori is taking over as the tech titan’s manager of the App Store’s sports and entertainment category, a departure from the arbitration, contract and collective bargaining agreement interpretation work he handled for the Blue Jays.

He’s been in the position since September, 2010, when he was lured over from the Washington Nationals after a season as director of baseball operations there. Before that he worked for Major League Baseball’s labour department, helping negotiate the 2006 CBA.

While it is unclear exactly what job duties Sartori will be expected to take on, Apple has always preferred for its App Store and iTunes Store selections to have a human touch, suggesting that part of his role will perhaps involve overseeing and improving the content selections featured in the Sports section of the App Store.

Apple’s App Store staff are responsible for hand selecting apps that are featured in a multitude of App Store categories, including Staff Favorites and Editor’s Choice. Currently, the Sports section of the App Store features „Essentials“ and „Fantasy Football Apps“, also highlighting a number of individual apps such as Yahoo! Sports, ESPN College Football, and MLB.com At Bat.

Sartori is expected to leave his current position with the Toronto Blue Jays in October.




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Samsung: We Made Gold Phones Before Apple Ever Did

Over the last couple of years Samsung has earned itself a reputation for using Apple products as “inspiration” and then copying them in the most blatant ways possible. The fury of Apple fans was ignited again last week as Samsung was caught shamelessly copying the Apple’s new golden iPhone  creation – the golden iPhone 5s – when […]

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The Patent Troll Lives: Lodsys Wins Against Apple In Court

Remember Lodsys? The small LLC that basically invented the term ‘patent troll’ made news in 2011 when it started going after App Store developers for infringing on obscure, abstract patent filings. It sued small app developers for outrageous amounts because it claimed to own the definitive patents on in-app purchases and the general concept of […]

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Resetting Network Settings May Fix iMessages Not Working in iOS 7

Since the release of iOS 7 earlier this month, a number of users have been complaining about issues with iMessages failing to be sent or received from their iOS devices.

While Apple’s iMessage service has suffered from occasional outages, including a minor one documented on the company’s System Status page earlier today, some users have been complaining of multi-day outages on their devices, suggesting that something more than a simple service problem may be occurring. Anecdotal reports have indicated that the issue may have worsened with last week’s release of iOS 7.0.2, but reports of problems do date further back than that.

Some users have reported that turning their iOS devices off and back on fixes the problem, while others indicate that the solution has not worked for them. In our own testing with a device experiencing difficulties, the following steps appear to have fixed the issue:

1. Turn off iMessage in Settings > Messages
2. Reset networking settings in Settings > General > Reset
3. Reenable iMessage in Settings > Messages

Many users are reporting that these failed iMessages are also not falling back to traditional text messages as should occur when iMessage is unavailable. Instead, the iMessages simply hang during the sending process and eventually show as undelivered.




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Apple Now Selling Discounted 128GB iPad Refurbs Online

If you’ve been itching to get your hands on a 126GB iPad, Apple has started offering refurbished models at a discount in its online store. The fourth-gen iPad that was released back in January is available in a 128GB WiFi/Cellular configuration that normally prices at $799/$929 retail. Now Apple is selling refurbished 128GB iPads at […]

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Dropbox For Mac Updated With Automatic Screenshot Uploading, iPhoto Importer

Today Dropbox released an update to its Mac app that adds the ability to automatically upload all screenshots you take. The feature is called Camera Uploads in Dropbox’s mobile apps, and now it’s finally coming to the desktop. Not only can screenshots be automatically uploaded to your Dropbox, but a share link for each image […]

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Dropbox for Mac Updated with iPhoto Integration, Automatic Screenshot Uploads [Mac Blog]

Dropbox for Mac has been updated to version 2.4.0, adding an iPhoto importer that allows iPhoto users to automatically import photos from iPhoto directly to Dropbox. The feature works with iPhoto 7.0 and later, and can be accessed via the Import tab in the Preferences menu.

With the import option turned on, photos uploaded to iPhoto will also be saved in a „Photos from iPhoto“ folder within Dropbox, which also contains subfolders that correspond to events from the iPhoto library.

In addition to an iPhoto importer, the update also includes a new feature that allows screenshots to be saved directly in Dropbox. The feature can be enabled after taking a screenshot via the standard keyboard shortcuts for the Mac (Command + Shift + 3 or Command + Shift + 4) after the updated has been installed.

Starting today, all the screenshots you take can automatically be saved straight to your Dropbox. And on top of that, Dropbox will also create a link to your screenshot and copy it to your clipboard — so your picture’s instantly good to share. Whether you’re capturing screenshots of websites, favorite dog videos, or video calls with your buddy in São Paulo, now Dropbox can help keep your computer a little more organized.

While Dropbox’s Camera Uploads feature allow iOS users to automatically upload screenshots in a similar fashion, screenshot-only upload functionality is unavailable. A similar solution can be achieved via the IFTTT (If This Then That) app, creating a recipe that uploads screenshots to a distinct Dropbox folder.

Dropbox for Mac can be downloaded from the Dropbox website for free.




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Complement Siri On Her New Voice, See What He Says [iOS Tips]

iOS 7 comes with a brand new set of Siri voices. Here in the US, there’s an updated female voice, as well as a new male voice included in the latest and greatest mobile operating system. Did you know, though, that Siri is proud of her new voice? Well, just let him know that you […]

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The Harman Kardon Go + Play Wireless Is A Great Sounding Boombox That Is Hard To Recommend [Review]

Go + Play Wireless by Harman Kardon Category: Bluetooth Speakers Works With: Any iOS Device, Bluetooth Price: $399.95 These days, small, pocketable Bluetooth speakers are de rigeur, but what about the veritable boombox of 80’s yore? What for the man for whom Beats are not enough, but must march across the subway platform with as […]

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