Thursday, March 5, 2015

iOS 8.2 GM Release Notes Leaked, Public Release Scheduled for Next Week?

Apple has reportedly leaked one last GM build of iOS 8.2 to employees and testers ahead of its release next week, reports BGR. The site previously reported that the firmware would be publicly release this week or next week at the latest.

We reported that Apple was nearing the public release of iOS 8.2, but the company has decided to release one more GM build to employees and testers ahead of an expected launch this coming Monday. The build is 12D508 and we have also been given the official internal change log with all release notes. 

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Health App improvements
● Adds the ability to select the unit of measurement for body temperature, weight, height, distance, and blood glucose
● Improves stability when dealing with large amounts of data
● Includes the ability to add and visualise workout sessions from 3rd-party apps
● Addresses an issue that may have prevented users from adding a photo in Medical ID
● Fixes units for vitamins and minerals
● Fixes an issue where Health data wouldn’t refresh after changes data source order
● Fixes an issue where some graphics showed no data values
● Adds a privacy setting that enables turning off tracking of steps, distance, and flights climbed

Stability Enhancements
● Increases stability of Mail
● Improves stability of Flyover in Maps
● Improves stability of Music
● Improves VoiceOver reliability
● Improves connectivity with Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

Bug Fixes
● Fixes an issue in Maps that prevented navigating to some favorite locations
● Addresses an issue where the last word in a quick reply message wasn’t autocorrected
● Fixes an issue where duplicate iTunes purchased content could prevent iCloud restore from completing
● Resolves an issue where some music or playlists didn’t sync from iTunes to the Music app
● Fixes an issue where deleted audiobooks sometimes remained on the device
● Resolves an issue that could prevent call audio from routing to car speakers while using Siri Eyes Free
● Fixes a Bluetooth calling issue where no audio is heard until the call is answered
● Fixes a timezone issue where Calendar events appear in GMT
● Addresses an issue that caused certain events in a custom reoccurring meeting to drop from Exchange calendar
● Fixes an certificate error that prevented configuring an Exchange account behind a third-party gateway
● Fixes an issue that could cause an organizer’s Exchange meeting notes to be overwritten
● Resolves an issue that prevented some Calendar events from automatically showing as “busy” after accepting an invite.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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Apple Delaying Production on Larger-Screened 'iPad Pro' Until September

Apple has opted to delay production on the rumored larger-screened "iPad Pro" due to issues with display panel supply, reports Bloomberg. Manufacturing on the tablet will reportedly begin in September, rather than earlier in the year.
Production of the 12.9-inch-screen iPad is now scheduled to start around September because of delays involving the supply of display panels, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren't public. Apple had initially planned to begin making the larger version this quarter, people familiar those plans had said.
This isn't the first time that rumors have hinted at delays for the iPad Pro. Apple was said to be targeting an early 2015 release date for the tablet last year, but those plans were reportedly put on hold. Back in October, The Wall Street Journal said that Apple had opted to delay mass production on the iPad in order to focus on iPhone 6 Plus production, and in November, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said production could be delayed until Q2 2015because of difficulties related to the production of display components. With production delayed until September, the tablet could see a release in late 2015. 
Rendering of the iPad Pro by Martin Hajek

Apple is planning to use the "iPad Pro," as the media calls it, to boost its flagging iPad sales. The tablet is expected to measure in somewhere between 12.2 and 12.9 inches, dwarfing both the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and the 7.9-inch iPad mini 3. 

It may be targeted at the enterprise market, and rumors have suggested it could sport an "ultra" high-resolution display and stereo speakers at the top and bottom edges of the device for an improved audio experience. It may also ship with an optional stylus accessory.

Apple Putting Banners Up at Yerba Buena Center Ahead of March 9 Event

Apple began its efforts to decorate the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco yesterday, putting up the scaffolding that would allow workers to hang colorful banners and logos, and as of today, the first decorations have gone up. 

Starting this morning, workers were spotted in the basket of a bright orange cherry picker, placing a banner across the glass of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts where Apple will hold a special "Spring Forward" media event on March 9. The initial banner panels, which include Apple's iconic Apple logo, use the same general colors that were seen on the event invite, in shades of green ranging from pistachio to honeydew merging into shades of blue.  
yerbabuenabannerappleeventWorkers have only just begun decorating the event center and it's likely the building's entire side will feature the same graduated lotus flower Apple design that was seen on the invitation, so colors should expand from green to blue to purple over the next few days as the company finishes preparations for Monday's event. 

Apple's "Spring Forward" affair is said to be focused on the Apple Watch, and the company is expected to unveil additional details about the device, including information on battery life, pricing, and a launch date. Apple may also be planning to use the event to unveil the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air and/or refreshed 11 and 13-inch MacBook Airs

The event will kick off on Monday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Apple plans to provide live coverage of the event on its website and through a channel on the Apple TV.

Google Integrates AMBER Alerts Into Waze

Google has announced that AMBER alerts, as redistributed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, will be integrated into its Waze navigation app starting today.

The AMBER alert program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies and the wireless industry that aims to galvanize communities in the search for and the safe recovery of missing children. As of this writing, AMBER alerts have helped safely recover 728 children. We are proud to help expand the AMBER alerts program’s reach and eager to see the benefit Wazers can provide in making communities safer places.  

Here's how it works:
● We will scan the U.S. for AMBER alerts every 10 minutes.
● If there is a live AMBER alert, we will display it to Wazers in the relevant geographic area.
● Alerts will only be displayed when Wazers' vehicles have been completely stopped for 10 seconds and will only appear once per week per individual alert. 
● Alerts will disappear when Wazers tap the map or once the vehicle starts moving again. 

Each AMBER alert will contain as much information as possible. Alerts may contain a photo of the child as well as the model, make and license plate of a missing vehicle the child may be traveling in. Clicking "More Information" will open a web browser where Wazers can obtain more information on the missing child. 

You can download Waze from the App Store for free.

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