The original iPhone was launched 8 years ago today

Eight years is quite a long time, especially in technology as today the original iPhone, basically the first smartphone was released in the United States eight years ago today. At the time the most popular phones were from Nokia, RIM and Palm. We have come along way since then with the ultra-powerful 64-bit iPhone 6 but back then it was state of the art. In 2007, there were touch-screen phones […]

Find out if your Mac will run Metal in El Capitan

Earlier this month at WWDC, Apple’s annual developers conference – Craig Federighi unveiled that the Metal API which was announced last year at WWDC 2014 for iOS 8. Metal is a graphics API which works in tandem what OpenGL to improve the graphical capabilities of the device whist reducing CPU overhead and strain. With OS X El Capitan, Metal is coming to the Mac to help improve performance of games, graphical software and […]

Apple will now pay artists for Apple Music, thanks to Taylor Swift

Apple has now backed down on its original plans to not pay any royalties to artist, thanks to an open letter from singer, Taylor Swift. In a matter of hours after the letter was sent, Apple revealed that they will indeed be paying artists for music played during a users three month free trial. Following the letter, Eddy Cue reached out to Swift, who at the time was doing a […]

The next iPhone may loose the antenna bands

The next iPhone, iPhone 7 or iPhone 6s may not include the unsightly antenna bands which were included with the iPhone 6. The plastic bands are used to help the radio waves form WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular connections transmit more easily, but some users weren’t so happy with the design choose that Apple made. Although, recently a new patent was filed by Apple which shows that the company is working on […]

Apple Watch now finally available in Apple Stores

After being launched in late April, the Apple Watch is now, finally available to purchase or pick up in Apple Retail Stores. Previously, customers could go into a store to try one on or try out the software on the watch but if you wanted to buy one, store staff only suggested using the Apple website. In a email on Friday, the company announced: “Apple Watch is now available at an […]

Apple music will cost £9.99 in UK, €9.99 in the rest of Europe

At Apple’s WWDC last week, the company unveiled its new music streaming service, Apple Music. It launches June 30 at $9.99 per month in the US, but Apple hasn’t unveiled the pricing for the UK and the rest of Europe. iDownloadBlog has recently received some information from a iOS 8.4 beta showing the pricing for Apple Music, as it looks the service will be the same number value, but here in the […]

Some independent artists won’t be on Apple Music

Apple Music won’t see a number of the independent music artists available on the service as they are unhappy with the royalty fee deals. Set for release on June 30, Apple Music may be missing a few artists. Beggars Group have stated that it is “very concerned, especially for artist releasing albums in the next three months.” In the long free trail for Apple Music, the company won’t be paying out […]

How to use Time Machine to back up a Mac

Among the many utilities included in OS X, Time Machine makes managing backups for a Mac a breeze. Time Machine can be used to back up, restore and get files back on your Mac. This how to guide will walk through the process of setting up an initial back up, setting a schedule, how to restore and more. Setting up a Time Machine backup Unlike Windows, configuring a regular backup is […]

Apple Pay coming to the UK, TfL and more to accept

Apple Pay is coming to the UK in July and a selection of retailers will be accepting the payment method including Marks and Spencer and McDonalds. Apple Pay has been in North America since October on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as the Apple Watch. In the US, stores such as Walgreens etc. The payment service will be launched sometime in July this year as Apple didn’t […]

Apple Music may be just what the industry needs

At WWDC, Apple unveiled its new music streaming service, named ‘Apple Music.’ Tim Cook dropped the “one more thing” bomb like he did with the Apple Watch back in September. Apple last dabbled with streaming with iTunes Radio alongside iOS 7, however it is unclear if that will make into the Apple Music package. The new service has three headlining features; Music Streaming, Beats 1 and Connect – all three […]