iOS – Christian eBuddy Blog Christian eBuddy Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:27:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Apple will deactivate Flash by default on Safari 10 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:55:00 +0000 You know that Maya Angelou quote that says "Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option?" If Flash were a person following that tenet, then it now has to drop Safari from its dwindling list of priorities. In a post on the WebK...]]> 0 iOS 10 beta finally lets you remove all those built-in apps Mon, 13 Jun 2016 22:41:11 +0000  Raise your hand if you have a folder on your iPhone or iPad filled with all the built-in apps from Apple that you never use but can’t delete. Oh, all of you? Then you’ll be interested to learn that iOS 10 will finally allow you to remove those pesky apps and reclaim the space they’ve occupied for years. Read More]]> 0 Apple announces iOS 10 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:20:40 +0000  What a surprise. Apple just unveiled iOS 10 at its annual developer conference. The tenth major iteration of the operating system for iPhones and iPads comes with a bunch of new features, some small and some bigger. “It is the biggest iOS release ever for our users,” said Craig Federighi. Here’s what’s new. Apple redesigned the lock screen with iOS 10. With “Raise… Read More]]> 0 Facebook shoves mobile web users toward the Messenger app Sat, 04 Jun 2016 19:58:00 +0000 0 Google for iOS Gains Accelerated Mobile Pages Support Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:51:04 +0000 0 Apple Sent Two Engineers to Customer’s House to Figure Out Music Deletion Bug Wed, 18 May 2016 01:25:55 +0000 Apple Music and iTunes Match deleted 122 GB of his personal music collection. The post kicked off a wave of speculation about whether Apple Music intentionally deletes users' music. Apple eventually confirmed that the deletion was a glitch and that a fix was incoming. Today, Pinkstone wrote a blog post detailing how two Apple engineers named Tom and Ezra visited his home to try to recreate the problem.

Before they arrived, Pinkstone said that Apple told him a couple of things: Amber, the Apple Support Representative who told him the music deletion glitch was a "feature" functioning as intended, was mistaken and the company was convinced the issue wasn't user error.

The engineers spent the day at Pinkstone's house researching the issue, telling Pinkstone to use Apple Music, iTunes and his personal library as he would in the past. The next day, Tom returned to collect the data logs and cleared any evidence of him being on the laptop. Apple's engineers weren't able to recreate the problem, though Pinkstone notes that they did think the issue was a glitch that needed to be combatted. Yesterday's iTunes 12.4 update includes safeguards to protect users from the music deletion bug.

Through an external drive connected to my laptop, we were now using a specialized version of iTunes in the hopes that the deletion would again occur; an idea that we knew may not pan out, since I’d had Apple Music for eight months before that first mass deletion. If something did go wrong, though, this version of iTunes would document what happened in more detail than the consumer version could.
Pinkstone's Apple engineer visit is a good example of how far the Cupertino company will go to try to correct bugs in its products. MacRumors has heard several reports of Apple sending out engineers to the homes of users experiencing unique problems in an attempt to research them for fixes. The entire visit can be read about on Pinkstone's blog.
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GarageBand goes to China with new instruments and Live Loops Tue, 17 May 2016 04:28:00 +0000 If you're looking to bring some new voices to the music you make in GarageBand, Apple's got you covered. The company has recently added a slew of Chinese instruments including the pipa and erhu to the app. That's in addition to some 300 loops of musi...]]> 0