Amazon’s AWS S3 outage impacted Apple’s services

Yesterday afternoon, Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced a significant and prolonged outage that brought a number of popular websites and services down. While Amazon is more readily known for its online retail business, the company’s cloud services division has quickly become a huge money maker for the Jeff Bezos-led company. What’s more, AWS provides the […] Read more »

Apple’s Echo rival could make Siri the master of your home

Amazon is sitting pretty on top of the smart home with its Alexa voice-controlled Echo devices, and Google will close in later this year with its own Home assistant device. But what about Apple? While iOS 10’s much-needed Home app for controlling all your HomeKit-compatible smart home devices is a step in the right direction, […] Read more »

Apple’s iOS 9.0.1 update fixes the bug that prevented set up for some users

Were you among the 50 percent of iOS users who were waiting for the inevitable bug squashing before installing iOS 9? Now may be the time to get cracking with the new mobile OS. According to the notes for today’s iOS 9.0.1 release, the update does the following: • Fixes an issue where some users could not […] Read more »

Apple devs: Don’t let Apple’s Xcode validation scare you

The Apple App Store has long enjoyed a sterling reputation for screening out malware. But last weekend, the company pulled apps infected with XcodeGhost malware from the Chinese Apple App Store — infected apps that had apparently been created with a counterfeit version of Apple’s Xcode IDE by unsuspecting developers. As a precaution, Apple emailed […] Read more »

Apple’s first Android app, Move to iOS, is getting killed with one-star reviews

Apple today launched Move to iOS, the company’s first Android app built in-house. As we noted earlier, “it should surprise no one that the first app Apple built for Android helps you ditch the platform.” The fact the app is getting flooded with one-star reviews is equally as shocking. At the time of publication, the […] Read more »