How to Hide the U2 Album from Music App on iPhone & iPad

Sep 12, 2014 - 6 Comments

The music app icon for iOS Many iPhone and iPad users recently discovered that a U2 album appeared on their iOS devices seemingly at random. Though part of a promotion from Apple and the band U2, which was a hit with U2 fans, this also caused a fair amount of confusion, as some people thought it was a bug or their Apple ID was hacked, of course neither being the intention of Apple. If you want to hide the U2 album from your iOS device, you can do that quickly in one of two ways, we’ll show you both.

Before trying to hide the album (and as a result, hide all iCloud music), it should be noted that the U2 album isn’t actually taking up any space on your iPhone or iPad by default, it just shows up in your Music app. The songs won’t download to the device unless you choose to download it locally by tapping on the little cloud icons alongside either the album or song names.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, iTunes - 6 Comments

How to Check Your iPhone 6 Upgrade Eligibility & Subsidized Cost

Sep 11, 2014 - 5 Comments


You’ve decided which size iPhone 6 to get, and maybe you even plan to pre-order so that you can have it in your hands next week… but are you eligible for an upgrade and subsidy through your cellular phone provider? That’s what we’re going to find out, and it only takes a moment.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone - 5 Comments

Pre-Order iPhone 6 Tonight Starting at Midnight PST

Sep 11, 2014 - 2 Comments

Pre Order the iPhone 6

Those interested in pre-ordering iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus will be able to do so from several retailers starting tonight at 12:01AM PST of Friday, September 12. Devices ordered tonight are assumed to ship and arrive at their destination on the release date of September 19.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 2 Comments

Upgraded iCloud Storage Plans Offer More Storage at Lower Prices

Sep 11, 2014 - 4 Comments

iCloud Apple has expanded their iCloud storage plan lineup to offer dramatically increased storage capacities for a monthly fee. The new pricing plans offer up to 1TB of total storage capacity, which should be plenty for just about any gadget owner, even if you have a handful of iPhones, iPads, and Macs in use on a single Apple ID.

Having adequate iCloud Storage is important because it allows you to make iCloud backups of iOS devices and files from OS X apps. Additionally, OS X Yosemite offers the iCloud Drive feature which will rely on the same cloud storage capacity for use as well.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

Help Decide Which Size iPhone 6 to Buy with This Printable Guide

Sep 10, 2014 - 22 Comments

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Deciding which size iPhone 6 to buy is no easy task, particularly if you’re going to pre-order this Friday and aren’t able to hold one of the devices in your hand before the big purchase. That’s where this little printable PDF file comes into play, which gives you an accurate idea of the physical size of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus against an existing iPhone 5 model.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone - 22 Comments

Show Process ID of Individual Web Page Tabs & Windows in Safari for Mac OS X

Sep 10, 2014 - Leave a Comment

Safari icon Anyone who develops just about anything for the web knows that following resource usage of a specific tab or window, or just tracking down an errant tab or window can be difficult, but Safari on the Mac has a hidden trick up it’s sleeve that makes it much easier; the ability to show web process IDs directly within the page and tab title of a Safari window.

This optional setting is aimed at advanced users and developers who have a reason to quickly see an individual webpage PID directly in a window title bar. For everyone else, it may be kind of useless, and a more user friendly approach is available in new versions of OS X, which allow users to see the URL of errant tabs and windows using a hover trick within Activity Monitor.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

iOS 8 GM Download Available for Developers

Sep 9, 2014 - 10 Comments

iOS 8 water logo image

Apple has released the final version of iOS 8, known as the Golden Master (GM) build, to those registered with the iOS Developer program. The final build is 12A365, and is notably unavailable as an OTA download from existing iOS 8 beta releases.

Developers can gain access to and download the appropriate iOS 8 GM IPSW files through the iOS Developer Center. The supported hardware remains the same as the earliest beta builds, including iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPad 2, iPad Air, iPad with Retina display, iPod touch 5th gen, and both iPad Mini models. New iPhone 6 models will ship with iOS 8 preinstalled.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 10 Comments

iTunes 11.4 Released with Support for iOS 8 Syncing

Sep 9, 2014 - 4 Comments

iTunes Apple has released iTunes 11.4 for OS X, the new version is required for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to sync and function properly after updating those devices to iOS 8, making it a highly recommended download for all Mac users.

Mac users can find the iTunes 11.4 update available through the Software Update mechanism of OS X, and all iTunes users can also find the update available through the iTunes application itself.
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By Paul Horowitz - iTunes - 4 Comments

iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Start This Friday, Release Date Set for September 19

Sep 9, 2014 - 4 Comments

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available for pre-order starting this Friday, September 12, with the actual shipping date arriving a week later on Friday, September 19. That latter Friday will also be when they appear for purchase in physical Apple Store locations.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 4 Comments

iOS 8 Release Date Set for September 17

Sep 9, 2014 - Leave a Comment

iOS 8 logo Apple has announced that iOS 8 will be released on Wednesday, September 17, two days prior to the release of iPhone 6. As usual with iOS, the major software update will arrive as a free download from the Over-the-Air update mechanism, or through iTunes.

iOS 8 is compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPod touch 5th gen, and iPad Mini with Retina display. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will ship with iOS 8 pre-installed.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - Leave a Comment

This is Apple Watch: Videos & Pictures

Sep 9, 2014 - 14 Comments

This is Apple Watch

Apple has debuted the highly anticipated iWatch device… and it’s called Apple Watch. The device is unlike anything Apple has made before, and the gadget features a completely new interface that is navigated with a digital crown located along the side of the device – but it also has a touch screen that is pressure sensitive. This thing is incredibly innovative, has a variety of sensors, interfaces with your iPhone, and does so much more. Here’s a peak at the Apple Watch (officially, WATCH) which will be out next year, with some details, tons of pictures, and some must-see videos of the device in action.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 14 Comments

iPhone 6 Pricing Starts at $199

Sep 9, 2014 - 3 Comments


The all new iPhone 6 has been announced, and pricing closely follows prior iPhone models. But there’s a catch; the two upper-end models have both doubled their capacity without raising the prices. That means that if you skip the intro-model of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, you’ll get twice as much storage capacity. Here’s the breakdown on pricing:

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 3 Comments

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