6 Impressive Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to OS X El Capitan

OS X El Capitan
OS X El Capitan

Apple has come up with the next iteration of its OS X operating system for Macs. It is said to be releasing ahead of fall 2015.

Dubbed as Mac OS X El Capitan, the updated operating system though carries a strange name but it is surely expected to bring under-the-hood improvements to the OS X Yosemite. It will be much more refined.

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Introduced on June 8 at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WDC), the name of updated OS is taken from popular rock formations in Yosemite National Park. While developing it, Apple had mainly focused on two important areas, one is performance and the other is user experience.

It is true will see improvements to the apps, Spotlight search and also the window management compared to the previous version. The company has also added technology like Metal graphics to make launching of apps faster and other such everyday activities.

Windows Management Feature

El-Capitan-mission-control-screen
The screen looks so beautiful!

Mission Control, the window management feature, has been revamped with new Split View feature, which is very similar to the multitasking feature of iOS 9 for the iPads. With this two full-screen apps can be used simultaneously.

Safari

Apple Safari tab pinning
Apple Safari tab pinning

The Safari now comes with Pinned Sites feature, which means user can pin-up favorite sites straight on the tab bar. The pinned website stays up to date as it runs in background and when clicked on it user gets the current info. Twitter, Facebook and Gmail are the best websites to pin here.

A mute button is added too to help mute all the sounds coming from Safari in just one click. This is invaluable to some extent as most of the users want autoplaying of audio or video. Mute can be done to all the tabs or to individual tab.

User can AirPlay web video to the Apple TV now without sharing the entire desktop. This feature comes as an wonder for those who love watching the videos on bigger screen.

Mail Features

El capitan mail swipe
Mail app has some cool features, too!

For managing the messages in mailbox a new iOS-style gestures has been added. Dubbed as Smart Suggestions, the feature now recognizes names and events for quick addition to the contacts and calendars respectively. Multiple emails can be handled simultaneously in full screen mode.

Notes and Photos

Notes-El-capitan-features
Now you can replace Evernote with OS X’s very own note app!

The Notes app is now much revamped similar to that of the iOS 9. Apple has added support for checklists and also content coming from other apps such as Maps and Safari. It has now got Attachment Browser too to help view all documents, links, photos and map locations.

The photo part has now become more interesting. User can edit with the help of third-party extensions available on Mac App Store. The new feature is borrowed from iOS and those who uses it on their iPhone or iPad can better understand. Just clicking on “More” button will bring more third-party apps to support the direct-in-Photos editing feature.

Maps

OS X El capitan maps app
Maps app is now easier to use

The new Maps feature has got a new Transit view in updated OS. It displays bus, train, ferry, subway and walking routes. It is better and revamped. However, the transit directions are available only in select cities including Washington D.C., Toronto, San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York, Mexico City, London, Chicago, Berlin and Baltimore.

Performance

OS X El Capitan performance
It’s faster than ever!

Performance wise the OS is now much enhanced. Thanks to Metal feature. The graphics have been improved too and standard apps are now performing better than before. Significant performance boosts can be seen.

Couple of beta versions have been released. If you want to be one of those early birds, download it can check whether you enjoy more than the predecessor. Do share your views too with fellow readers here by using the below given comment box.

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iPhone Keeps Restarting? Here’s How to Fix

iPhone 6 restarting randomly

So you have bought a pretty iPhone device which was doing well for a while and suddenly begins rebooting. Not once or twice, but several times. It seems that you are in big trouble. What’s in your mind now?

Obviously, you may want to get that device replaced in Apple Store. If your new iPhone is restarting, you can easily replace it without paying anything. You can do it if your iPhone freezes, reboots and shuts off all the time.

What if your older iPhone is restarting which is running out of warranty period? For others who are not lucky, read on to know how to fix it.

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This problem is common in older models, say iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s etc. which are upgraded to iOS 8 or latest. It must be incompatibility issue between hardware and software. But it is Apple, not Android! In fact, even iPhone 4s works smoothly with iOS 8. Here are the ways to fix your iPhone which keeps restarting, shutting down or freezing.

Turn On/Off Mobile Data

Sounds strange yet impossible; but many people sorted out this problem by turning their mobile data off and turning it on again. This is the easiest thing to try.

Reboot iPhone

It is easy to reboot an iPhone. All you need to hold home and power button simultaneously for a couple of seconds. Wait for the Apple logo to appear and to reboot your iPhone.

Reset Your Device

Just head to Settings => General => Reset => Reset All.

Faulty Apps

Even though Apple’s App Store is known to be very protected and secured, there are certain apps not actually best for your iPhone. In fact, one of these apps may ruin your user experience. If you have downloaded any app which led this problem, just remove it from your device, no matter how popular this app is. Just delete that app, reboot your device and sync with iTunes to see if this problem is sorted out.

Restore from Old Backup

Have you not got this fixed yet? You may try restoring data from old backup. If your iPhone keeps restarting again and again, this step is a bit tough. Connect iPhone to iTunes on PC and restore the data from old backup. Things might go normal again if you are lucky. You can go for Recovery Mode

+ Restore which is the best solution. If your iPhone restarts again and again in every two to three minutes it is tougher to do.

All you need to hold the power and home button down till screen turns black. Then connect the device to iTunes which will detect the device in recovery mode. You can restore your iPhone then. If things go well, you will be able to setup your iPhone and you can set it as new.

Replacing Battery

Sometimes battery can cause a problem. If every other option is failed to get this problem fixed, you can replace your iPhone battery.

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iPhone 6S Release Date, Rumors, Price, Specs in Details

As you probably well know, the ‘S’ version of the iPhone normally comes with a smattering of minor upgrades. That may not be the case with the iPhone 6S though — and based on what’s being said so far, it is going to make many key improvements across the board.

The probable features that are going to be included are so amazing that many are wondering whether Apple may be ‘skipping’ the 6S entirely and moving straight to the iPhone 7.

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Current iPhone 6
Current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6S Release Date

While Apple has not officially announced a release date for the iPhone 6S, a leak from Vodafone just hours prior to WWDC 2015 has implicated the 25th of September 2015.

A thing to note is that the last 3 iPhone releases have all taken place in September, so the date is extremely plausible.

Related: Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2015

Force Touch Display

Update (June 28th 2015): Some reliable source has reported that Apple has started the production of iPhone with Force Touch display.

If the rumors are true, the 6S will come be the first iPhone to come with the Force Touch display that Apple pioneered on its latest Macbooks and Apple Watch.

For those who are unfamiliar with this feature, it essentially senses the amount of force exerted on the screen. In other words, a ‘soft tap’ could produce a different result from a ‘hard press’.

Related: How Force Touch Could Transform the Way You Use Your iPhone

In 2013, iPhone 6 Plus was titled the ‘best smartphone display‘.

Stronger Case and Rose Gold Option

After the (now infamous) bendgate incident it looks like Apple has decided to strengthen its new iPhone with ‘7000 Series aluminum’ cases — the same as what the Apple Watch uses.

Also read: All You Need to Know about Apple Watch

Rose gold Apple Watch
Rose gold Apple Watch with Series 7000 aluminum

Also the option for a rose gold case is almost assured, and it is also suggested that the colors will be closer to that of the Apple Watch in general (i.e. expect a darker version of space grey and a more yellow version of gold too).

New A9 Processor and 2 GB RAM

While the iPhone 6 has been a stunning success, there is no denying that it was lagging behind most other flagship phones in terms of sheer power.

That should be fixed now though — with a new A9 processor as well as 2 GB of RAM.

‘Just 2 GB?’, you might ask. Don’t forget that iPhone 6 — which has only 1 GB of RAM — beat HTC One M8 and Galaxy S5 with both withstanding 2 GB of RAM, which is double.

Hence, it’s unlikely that Apple would equip iPhone 6S with 3 GB of RAM.

Better Camera for both Front and Rear

Another area that will be significantly upgraded are the front and rear cameras. The most reliable information seems to suggest that a 12 MP rear sensor is likely, along with an accompanying rear microphone to better record audio for videos.

At WWDC 2015, the iOS 9 code indicated that the front camera will come with a flash and be able to record 1080p video at 60 fps or record slow motion at 240 fps.

Aside from that, there are numerous other changes on the cards, including:

  • Slightly larger size and profile due to the inclusion of Force Touch
  • Improvements to Touch ID
  • Rolled out with iOS 9
  • Gesture control support
  • Premium limited editions with sapphire cover lenses

Of course, until the official announcement all of this is subject to change. Suffice to say however, the 6S is certainly turning out to be a version worthy of anticipation — and may even ‘morph’ into the 7 due to the sheer scope of upgrades that are headed its way.

Design

We reported that the next generation iPhone will ditch the physical Home Button. The iPhone 6S is reported to be about 0.15mm longer and 0.2mm thicker to include new technologies.

iPhone without the Home Button
iPhone concept (without the Home Button)

The iPhone 6S could also be available in ‘Rose Gold’ color option in addition to its previous Space Gray, Gold and Black options.

So what do you think? Is this going to be the 6S or 7, and will all these features make it to the manufacturing line or will some be axed?

iPhone 6S internal design

The reputed Apple blog, 9to5Mac, reports that the iPhone 6S will has similar design as the current iPhone 6.

Check out the ‘leaked’ photos of iPhone 6S below.

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10 Best iPad Inventory Management Apps for Business

Are you an SEM (Small and Medium Enterprise)? How do you manage the inventory of your business? Do you still follow the traditional way? If yes, your business is not following the smartness of technology.

There’s lot of apps available on your mobile and tablet and you need to really take help of those to grow out of the small shell. Here, in this article we will discuss top 10 such inventory management software available on Apple’s iPad device. Below are those.

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Retail Inventory

Retail Inventory App

The developer has made available the Retail Inventory app on the iPad as well as iPhone devices. It comes free and is integrated with Cashier Live, which is a web-based POS (point of sale) software. Using the app is easy. You just need to enter required details and it will take care of other things. It also features barcode scanning system to make managing inventory further easier.

Download from iTunes.

Inventory Now

Inventory Now

Inventory Now app was earlier named as Inentory Tracker. It is perfect for SMEs who wants to frequently have a overview of inventory. It is shown in one screen. It is easy to use, but does not come for free. You can download it from iTunes after paying $4.99.

Download from iTunes.

Stock Control

Stock Control

Apart from being available on the iPhone and iPad, the Stock Control app can also be used on Mac devices. It comes free and is easy to use. It has built-in search tools and refined management of quanities in various storage locations.

Download from iTunes.

Goods Order Inventory

Goods Order Inventory

The app comes with real-time inventory synching for creating dispersing, managing as well as tracking of the inventories. It comes free and apart from being available for the iPad, it is also available for Android devices.

Download from iTunes.

SOS Inventory

The SOS Inventory app supports all the leading browsers and integrates with QuickBooks Online. Users can track cost history and also can track items by serial number. It is not paid but comes 30 days trial version without paying.

Download from official site.

On Shelf

On Shelf App

On Shelf inventory app comes for a price tag of $4.99 and offers users the ability to sync between devices. It comes with built-n barcode reader to track product movement.

Download from iTunes.

Jump Stock

Jump Stock app

Jump Stock is a cloud-based inentory management app and comes for free if users have JumpStock license that is made available from the Jump Technologies. The app comes with simple UI. It is easy to use.

Download from official site.

Business Inventory

Business Inventory App

The app costs $0.99 and is useful for tracking inventory. It also comes with a barcode reader. It offers unlimited inventory entries.

Download from iTunes.

myStock Inventory Manager

myStock Inventory Manager

The app is priced tagged $4.99 but a trial version however comes for free. It can track inventory for multiple locations and is made perfect for SMEs. Using the myStock Inventory Manager is easy.

Download from iTunes.

CashierLive

CashierLive

The app is easier to use and scan brochures. It is simple and comes equipped with intuitive user interface. It is capable of managing inventory smartly. It comes for free but only for a limited period as a free trial.

Download from official site.

Your list may be longer and different. Do share your own views with us and fellow readers in the below given comment box.

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How to Add Credit Card Autofill in Safari iOS 7 on iPhone, iPad & iPod

iOS 7 has many useful features that saves you lots of time — option to auto fill credit card information on websites is one of them.

If you’re one of those who does a lot of online purchases and pay bills, this feature will come very handy. The feature comes with a security option that prevents other users from misusing your credit card information.

Here’s how to securely add credit card autofill feature in Safari:

  • Open Settings app and tap on Safari
  • Tap on Passwords & AutoFill under GENERAL.

iOS 7 Passwords AutoFill Option iPhone

  • At the bottom, turn ON the Credit cards option.

iPhone Credit Cards AutoFill Option

If you have not set up passcode on your iPhone then you’ll be promoted to add one. You can also move forward without adding the passcode, but we highly recommend to set up the passcode.

  • Now, tap on Saved Credit Cards and add your credit card information. After that, tap on Done.

Add Credit Card iPhone

Warnings and safety tips

To avoid your credit card information from being stolen, use passcode and never share it with your friends. When you enable the passcode security option, you’ll have to enter the passcode every time you try to autofill the forms with your credit card information.

Make sure the site where you are entering your credit card details is reliable and reputed one. If the site looks suspicious then don’t provide your credit card details.

Tip: Always check for ‘s‘ at the end of ‘https://‘. This means that your information is encrypted while the site validates your card information.

It is best to keep your passcode ON for your iPhone so no one can change the settings in your phone.

And also, change your passcode on regular basis. This will prevent data from being stolen in case of losing your iPhone.

Check out our other guides for iOS 7.

How to Set a Custom Alarm Tone on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

There might always have been a time when you were waken up in the morning wishing you were waking up to your favorite or a relaxing song instead of that classic beeping tone.

Thankfully, your iPhone can do it. You can set a custom alarm tone in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 7 or higher. We are going to show you how to set up custom alarm tone in your iOS devices. It works on iOS 7, iOS 8 and iOS 9.

Here’s how to set up a song or an audio track as the alarm tone on your iPhone or iPad:
  • Open the Clock app on your iPhone
  • Select Alarm from the bottom menu
  • Tap on ‘+‘ to set up new alarm or tap ‘Edit’ to set custom tone on existing alarm.
  • Tap on Sound
  • Scroll to the top of the screen and tap on Pick a song (under SONGS)

Set up custom alarm tone for iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch

  • Pick the song or tone you want to put as an alarm tone

Song as alarm clock on iPhone

  • Now the song you selected will be set as your alarm tone.

Custom alarm tone on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

You’re done. That was easy, right?

If you wish to add custom sound, but not the song, then you can download the alarm tones from the internet and put the and add it to your iPhone via iTunes. And then you can set it as your alarm tone as described above.

You can set different tones for different alarms — just set a net alarm and repeat the same steps above. You can also purchase tones directly from iTunes store as well.

Bonus tip: I personally recommend to set up a song that evokes enthusiasm in you so the music will trigger your brain to wake up and unconsciously flow with the music.

Check out our other how-to guides for iPhone and iPad.

5 Best FaceTime Alternative Apps for Video Calling on iPhone and iPad

Most iPhone and iPad users tend to gravitate towards FaceTime for all their video calling needs. After all, why wouldn’t they? FaceTime is fast, easy to use, and native to iOS. However it does have one drawback: It won’t allow you to video chat with people on other platforms.

If you’re looking for an alternative app that is more universal, here are 5 great alternatives that you should try. Of course — they’re all free, for video calls at least.

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Skype

Skype for iPhone

Over the years, Skype has grown to be synonymous with video calls — and is arguably the most popular platform out there. Its iOS app was initially criticized for being slow and unresponsive but it is much, much better now and glides along smoothly.

It is worth noting that Skype is also great instant messaging platform and will let you place VoIP phone calls (though that requires you to subscribe to the pay-as-you-go option).

Download Skype

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts iPhone

Just as iOS comes with FaceTime, Android comes with Google Hangouts — and there really is very little that separates the two nowadays. The big difference is that you can get the Google Hangouts app even for your iPad or iPhone — and it will allow group video chats, which can be really quite amazing.

On top of that, Hangouts seems to work great even in low-bandwidth conditions — which is something that you may want to consider if your internet connection can be a bit spotty.

Download Google Hangouts

Fring

Fring iPhone

If you find that most video call apps are resource hogs that include a ton of features that you barely ever use — you’ll love Fring. It can do a lot of what FaceTime can, comes with group video calls too, and yet somehow manages to package all of that in an extremely lightweight and minimal app that feels ever so clean.

Download Fring

Viber

Viber iPhone

While Viber may have started off as a VoIP phone call service, it has evolved past that by leaps and bounds and now incorporates video calling along with instant messaging too. It is one of the more polished apps out there and has a pretty slick user interface. Generally, Viber has tended to focus more on the iPhone than iPad, but it is fully compatible with both and also includes some basic games that you can play with your friends while chatting away.

Download Viber

Tango

Tango iPhone

Compared to most of the other FaceTime alternatives, Tango is relatively new — which is why the fact that it has grown to be one of the most popular video calling apps is a testament to just how good it is. To say that Tango is feature-rich is an understatement, and aside from video calls you’ll find instant messaging and even mini-games tucked into the stylish and modern exterior of this app.

Download Tango

Which one should you use? Largely — it’s up to you. The important thing is that with any of these apps you’ll be able to video call your friends who use Android or even Windows or other platforms.

10 Best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Camera Accessories of 2016

With the right set of accessories you could tap into a vastly improved photography experience with your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. From lenses to stands and lights, these accessories could transform your iPhone from a casual snapper to a more professional photography tool.

Related: Check out our best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus accessories and the best iPhone 6 cases.

While the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6’s are the smartphones with best cameras, which beats other competitors in the market, there is always a way to improve your photography experience using some additional accessories. Here we’ve researched the tools that help you get the best shot and spectacular videos from your iPhone.

Yooeur iPhone 6 or 6 Plus Camera Lens Kit

Yooeur iPhone camera lens
The ultimate iPhone camera lens kit

With its sleek good looks and readily apparent quality, the Yooeur Camera Lens Kit looks and feels as if it was built by Apple. It features two lenses — an 8x telephoto lens with a wide angle, and a fish eye lens, both of which snap right on with the included adapter.

$49* on Amazon
* At the time of publishing the price was $299.99

Kamstick Monopod Selfie Stick

Kamstick selfie stick
An advanced expandable selfie stick

Although there are many ‘selfie sticks’ available nowadays, the Kamstick is in a league of its own when it comes to design and quality. Being as sturdy as it is, it is still light and extremely portable — with a silicone grip so you won’t risk accidentally dropping your smartphone. It is convenient too, and comes with a Bluetooth remote so you can just point — and click.

$36.65* from Amazon
* At the time of publishing the price was $19.95

Luxsure iPhone 6 Camera Lens Kit

Fish eye iPhone camera lens
From macro to fish eye camera lenses

With 3 lenses, a simple ‘clip on’ adapter, and even its own microfiber carrying case, the Luxure iPhone 6 Lens Kit has all the essentials for any budding photographer. It comes with a fisheye lens as well as a combination 2-in-1 macro lens and wide-angle lens that can be separated as required or used in tandem.

$25.99* from Amazon
* At the time of publishing the price was $9.99

URPOWER Portable Mini LED Video Light

Mini led flash for iPhone
The pictures in low light condition are way better with this mini LED flash

Ever wish your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus could cope better in low-light situations? With this accessory you’ll get the same daylight color temperature as professional xenon flashes. The best part is that not only will your snaps be that much more vivid, but all your problems with red-eye reflections will be a thing of the past too.

$10.99* from Amazon
* At the time of publishing the price was $10.99

CamRah Lens Kit and Tripod Stand

CamRah Lens Kit and Tripod Stand
Capture more of the view using this awesome wide-angle lens

In terms of value for money it is hard to beat the CamRah Lens Kit and Tripod Stand. Within this package you’ll find a fish eye lens, macro lens, and wide angle lens along with an easy clip-on adapter, an octopus tripod stand and a microfiber storage bag. Essentially — everything you need!

$39.99* from Amazon
* At the time of publishing the price was $23.99

Shoulderpod S1 Professional Smartphone Rig

Shoulderpod S1 Professional Smartphone Rig
Never worry about dropping your phone while filming intense action

Made with iPhone photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, journalists, and travelers in mind, the Shoulderpod S1 Professional Smartphone Rig is designed to hold your iPhone tightly in place. It can be used as a tripod mount, filmmaker grip or even traveler stand — and outshines most other rigs with its features and quality.

$34.90* from Amazon
* At the time of publishing the price was $34.90

Mpow 3-in-1 Clip On Lens Kit

Mpow 3-in-1 Clip On Lens Kit
Wide angle, fish eye, and macro. All in one!

Yet another 3-lens kit, it comes with the fish eye lens, wide angle lens, and macro lens that you’d expect from kits of this kind. Yet what distinguishes Mpow from its rivals is the clip itself that not only looks great but is also a lot more adaptable than most others.

$29.99* from Amazon
* At the time of publishing the price was $15.99

YOPO iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Camera Lens Kit

YOPO iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Camera Lens Kit
Ultimate iPhone photography kit

It is hard to match the package put together by YOPO, as it encompasses a mini tripod, universal phone holder, fish eye lens, telephoto lens, 2-in-1 macro and wide angle lens, velvet phone bag and also a microfiber cleaning cloth. The overall quality of the accessories are good, and the variety of the lenses are more diverse than most of its competitors.

$79.99* from Amazon
* At the time of publishing the price was $39.98

RIF6 Mini Flexible Tripod Stand

Flexible Tripod Stand iPhone
This flexible stand allows you to hold your iPhone the way you want

Ever wish you had a tripod stand that could grip onto any terrain? The RIF6 Tripod Stand will do just that — and more. With flexible arms that can be twisted into shape as needed, rubber feet that grip onto practically all surfaces, and a holder that can swivel 360 degrees — there’s really nothing that this tripod can’t do.

$30* from Amazon
* At the time of publishing the price was $15.99

Techo Professional HD Camera Lens Kit

Techo Professional HD Camera Lens Kit
DSLR quality macro lens for your iPhone

On the surface this lens kit may appear similar to most others, with a clip on 2-in-1 macro and wide angle lens — but there’s a reason why many true enthusiasts favor it. For starters the macro lens is more powerful than most others at 12.5x, but more importantly it also includes a universal 37mm thread clip that will allow you to attach DSLR lenses onto it too.

$39.99* from Amazon
* At the time of publishing the price was $24.99

Apple Releases iOS 8.4 with the new Apple Music App

Apple has just rolled out its iOS 8.4 over-the-air (OTA) update for iPhones, iPads, and iPods. The updated iOS 8.4 includes the new Apple Music app, improvements for iBooks and bug fixes.

Apple music app

The best part of the latest update is Apple Music comes preinstalled with it. If you upgrade now, you will be one of the first users of Apple to hear the service’s Beats 1 live radio station. The broadcasting to begin at 9 a.m. Pacific/12 p.m. Eastern.

If you want to get your hands on the new Apple Music app and get the upgraded version of the operating system need to head to Settings > General > Software Update.

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The Mac users too can enjoy Apple Music that was announced earlier this month at the Worldwide Developers Conference. You need to update to Yosemite 10.10.4 for a new version of iTunes.

For three months the Apple Music will be free. So enjoy to the fullest without shelling out a single penny.

The early reviews of Apple Music seem mostly positive. In fact, you may say, it is a decent alternative to Rdio and Spotify.

After the upgradation to iOS 8.4 is over on your device, do start playing around with Apple Music. Share your experience with it.

Apple acquired Beats Music for $3 billion on May 2014. The beats iPhone app was initially available on January 2014.

About Apple Music

You can stream any songs from the collection of 30 million song catalog and listen offline too by downloading songs. Apple hired music experts from all corners of the world to create curated playlists.

With the help of Siri the users can ask Apple Music to play number one song from certain year or from a certain month and year.

Apple Music Connect works as a social media platform allowing artists to share lyrics, videos, backstage photos and also they can be able to release their latest song directly to fans.

What Is Beats 1

It is Apple Music’s 24-hour and ad-free live online radio station. Renowned DJs Julie Adenuga, Ebro Darden and Zane Lowe will be featured on the shows as hosts. Also, musicians such as Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Jaden Smith, Dr. Dre and Pharrell will also turn up but it is not yet clear whether they would be regulars or occasional guests.

Apple Music Subscription

Apple Music comes for free for first three months and thereafter $10 will be billed a month for the service. A family pack too comes up to six different users at the cost of just $15 a month. To stop the auto-renewal, users need to do it manually.

Apple Music And Android Users

As of now the Android users have been left out, but it is said soon Apple Music Android app will be released this fall.

Do also share your own views about the new service of Apple with us and fellow readers in the below given comment box.

iMessage Waiting for Activation on iPhone: How to Fix

The tips here will help you how to fix up the iMessage “Waiting for Activation” error on your iPhone on the iOS 8.x. You need to follow the recommended fixes properly to end up activating successfully.

iMessage Waiting for Activation error

Before you start following the guidelines, make sure to sort out these things:

1. Check your number is listed in the iPhone app. It can be found on top of ‘Contacts.’ If you don’t see it there, go to Settings > Phone > My Number. Here you need to enter your number.

2. Next, check whether the Date & Time are correct. You need to set it to ‘Set Automatically‘ and keep the Time Zone correct.

3. Apart from these two, you need to check your network. It should be properly working and cellular enabled is better as the Wi-Fi issues can cause problems in activation.

There are some users who have also reported the messages sent for activation goes out as international SMS. For this, you need to check out whether your carrier permits international SMS and also you have enough balance to send those.

Here are the possibles fixes for ‘Waiting for Activation’ error on iPhone and iPad

1. Contact Your Carrier

The first and foremost thing to do is to check with your carrier that it supports iMessage. You also need to contact the support team of your carrier to check if there is any limited condition for you the iMessage.

2. Airplane Mode

If other methods don’t work, try this strange one. The airplane mode is simple and solves the issue. Below are the steps how to do it:

Step 1: First go to Settings > scroll down and tap Messages and then turn off iMessage. Don’t forget to disable the FaceTime too here.

Step 2: Turn on Airplane mode. With this the Wi-Fi gets turned off by its own and you need to turn it on again.

Step 3: Now go to the Messages once again and then turn-on iMessage. You need to add your Apple ID if you haven’t earlier.

Step 4: Next, go to the Settings again and then turn off the Airplane mode.

Step 5: Meanwhile, you will be getting notification informing the carrier may charge for SMS. You need to tap on OK here. If it is not so, head to the Messages and there first turn off the iMessage and turn on again.

Step 6: Rest is done. In next few minutes the iMessage should get activated. A greyed out number could be seen along with an email ID.

Next, you may notice the number should be checked. It’s finally done. Now you should no longer see the ‘Waiting for Activation’ error. If the error is still on, jump to the next possible fix.

3. Apple ID Sign-out and Sign-in

You may need sometimes to sign-out of the Apple ID and again login. Follow the below steps:

  • Go to Settings > Message, scroll down to ‘Send & Receive‘ and then tap it on.
  • Next, you need to tap on the Apple ID and press Sign Out thereafter. Switch off the iMessage and wait for a while.
  • Turn the Wi-Fi on and off, and then switch on the iMessage. Here you need to enter your Apple ID details and thereafter try reactivating the iMessage.

4. Reset, or Restore

Resetting of the location settings is required if things are not working. Next comes the resetting of the iPhone. After this, login with your Apple ID and then try setting up the iMessage as new. Even if this fails to serve the purpose, try restoring the iPhone as new or from a backup.

Let us know in the below given comment box if you were able to activate the iMessage.