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Apple apologises and issues iOS 8.0.2 software fix for iPhone bug

iphone6thumb2Apple has apologised to customers and released a fix for the iOS 8.0.1 software update bug that disabled some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices.

According to Apple there were less than 40,000 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices affected from the more than 10 million sold since launch last week.

The iOS 8.0.2 update, which is available now to download, will fix any issues experience by those who installed the iOS 8.0.1 update.

Read more: Apple apologises and issues iOS 8.0.2 software fix for iPhone bug

Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 update after it cripples iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

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Apple has been forced to remove the iOS 8.0.1 update after it disabled cellular services and Touch ID fingerprint reader for some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users.

The update, which was pulled about 90 minutes after being released, left some customers with unusable devices.

Apple immediately leapt into action to resolve the issue and offered a step-by-step explanation on how to re-install iOS 8 through iTunes.

Read more: Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 update after it cripples iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Two Blokes Talking Tech Episode 177 has the latest tech news and reviews

podcastthumbTwo Blokes Talking Tech Episode 177, with Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech and Trevor Long, gives you the low down of the latest tech news and reviews.

On this week’s show, the blokes talk about the hysteria around the isolated incidents of iPhone 6 Plus devices developing a bend while resting in some people’s pockets.

Also on the agenda are Samsung’s Australian pricing and availability for the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge smartphones as well as Gear S smartwatch and the Gear VR.

Read more: Two Blokes Talking Tech Episode 177 has the latest tech news and reviews

iOS 8 already installed on nearly half of Apple's mobile devices

ios8update1The new iOS 8 update for iPhone and iPad was only released a week ago but it has already been installed on nearly half of all Apple’s mobile devices.

The latest update brings with it a number of new features including QuickType, the Health app and iCloud Drive.

As of yesterday there are already 46 per cent with iOS 8 onboard with 49 per cent of products running the older iOS 7 and 5 per cent with earlier operating systems.

Read more: iOS 8 already installed on nearly half of Apple's mobile devices

Service Seeking app makes it easy to get businesses bidding on your job

serviceseeking1Ever needed a plumber, electrician or handyman and not known where to look? A new app called ServiceSeeking makes it easy to find the right tradesman for your job.

In the past we relied on word of mouth, friend recommendations and just took a chance choosing names at random from the Yellow Pages.

Now, with the Service Seeking website and the iPhone app, you can submit your job, receive quotes and read reviews about the local businesses before making your decision.

Read more: Service Seeking app makes it easy to get businesses bidding on your job

Tech Guide Episode 115 keeps you updated and educated

tg-pod-cast-v2Tech Guide Episode 115, hosted by editor Stephen Fenech, takes a close look at the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and the launch day activities.

On this week’s show, Stephen talks about the number of people who were lining up to buy the new iPhones. He also took the trouble of polling the first 500 people in the line to gauge which model would be the most popular.

We’ll also discuss the person presented to the press as the first customer to buy the new iPhones – but what did with them will shock you.

Read more: Tech Guide Episode 115 keeps you updated and educated

Apple breaks opening weekend sales record for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

iphone6preordersApple announced a record-breaking opening weekend for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with sales exceeding 10 million in the first three days.

Aggregate sales and pre-orders from Australia, US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico and Singapore smashed the previous record.

Lines outside Apple Stores across Australia all told the same story with the people camping out for days and stretching for up to a kilometre from the doors.

Read more: Apple breaks opening weekend sales record for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Man who was first to buy new iPhones smashed them for video blog

iphone6launchday4The man who waited days outside Apple’s Sydney store to be among the first in the world to buy new iPhone customers, smashed them - on purpose - for his video blog.

David Rahimi - the man presented to the press minutes after buying the first iPhones in world at the George St Apple Store in Sydney – is actually the man behind the Phonebuff YouTube channel.

Rahimi, a resident of Orange County in California, was in Australia to purchase the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus when it went on sale some 17 hours ahead of the US.

Read more: Man who was first to buy new iPhones smashed them for video blog

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