The leader of the irish rock-band U2 apologized for adding their new album «Songs of Innocence» in iTunes of all Apple users, explaining the causes of it:
”Oops. Um. I’m sorry about that. I had this beautiful idea and we got carried away with ourselves.
Artists are prone to that kind of thing. Drop of megalomania, touch of generosity, dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years might not be heard.
There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.”
It nappened during a recent video-interview.
One of Facebook users even asked Bono to add never again automatically uploading albums in iTunes, as it’a really roughly.
Apple users were extremely indignant with it. A lot of jockes and criticism appeared in the internet.
To solve the problem Apple had to create the utility with the help of which a user is able to delete U2 album.
Apple and U2 cooperation didn’t end nevertheless. The announcement about some common project with Apple, which is promised to promote innovation in music, was published on U2 official site.
Apple influence exceed the limits. After the company was accused of undermining the country rating of Finland, analysts published smartphones retail sales data in USA.
While american buyers sweep Apple novelties away, smartphones from other users stand apart decently.
Having analized 4 major american carriers AT&T, Verizon, Sprint и T-Mobile sales it was found out, that the best-selling model is iPhone 6. The model is popular in September as well as in October. Iphone 6 Plus is the second. The last-year model iPhone 5S took the third place.
The minimal version of the smartphone will cost $99 (if you’ll conclude a contract). The smartphone stays popular thanks to its democratic price.
Iphone 5S price reduction makes Android smartphones manufacturers thinking of a revision of their models’ prices.
Samsung Galaxy S5 was popular in May/June. Right then the company manage to be at the top.
InJule/August iPhone 5S became popular again. And, beginning from September 2014, only Apple devices take the leading places.
Today’s situation with smartphones of all 4 carriers are quite sad. No one of them can’t offer iPhone 6 or 6 Plus as an addition to the contract.
Accordig to the analysts, Apple is able to sell up to 63 million smartphones, including 53.6 million at the first quarter.
The National Football League fined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick $10,000 for wearing a pair of pink Beats by Dre headphones during a post-game press conference on Sunday.
The matter is the National Football League has recently signed an agreement with Bose that bans its players and staff from wearing any other brand of headphones while on camera.
Kaepernick, who like a lot of other NFL players has an endorsement deal with Beats, wore the pink Beats by Dre headphones during a press conference last Sunday. The player is sponsored by Apple’s Beats product and has been spotted in different ads promoting its wares.
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area announced, players are prohibited to wear headsets made by NFL sponsor Bose when participating in interviews. The rule is applied to 90 minutes following the end of a game.
Kaepernick commented on the situation, posting to Instagram a screenshot of an article about the fine, saying “I support breast cancer awareness! My grandma is a survivor!……. *shrugs* some things are now important!”He likely wore the pink headphones in support of this month’s breast cancer awareness.
It is unclear if Apple’s Beats are going to pay the fine. The brand has several pro athlete promoters, including NBA star LeBron James, tennis player Serena Williams and Brazilian soccer star Neymar da Silva Santos, Jr, well known as Neymar Jr.
Apple sent out emails reminding iCloud users that application specific passwords will be required when trying to access iCloud data on third party apps starting today.
Initially the requirement for app-specific passwords was set to come into effect on October 1, but the company has informed users that it will begin today instead. It’s unclear why two-factor authentication users are being reminded of it a week later.
In addition to the email reminders, Apple unveiled a new support document which explains users how to use app-specific passwords.
Originally app-specific passwords, as a new feature, wasintroduced in mid-September, following the launch of two-factor authentication for accessing iCloud.com. Apple made changes after a hacking incident when iCloud backups appeared to be the source of nude celebrity pictures. CEO Tim Cook has said, iCloud security would be increased with Apple’s security features like two-factor authentication.
App-specific passwords allow users to log into apps that don’t support two-factor logins, including a number of email clients and other apps. Users have the ability to make these one-time-use passwords from the Apple ID website. Once the password is generated, it can be used for the app.
With app-specific passwords, which let keep real iCloud password private, users receive an additional layer of security. A password can be canceled from an application at any time via the same page that was used to generate it.
Apple’s system allows to have up to 25 app-sepecific passwords configured at any one time.
The full email from Apple is below and offers instructions for using the new app-specific password function:
The Verge edition chief Nilay Patel said he had got an invitation to the next Apple event, where new generation iPad is expected to be shown. The presentation will take place on 16 October in Cupertino, California.
The slogan of the event reads «It’s been way too long»
The event will be in the small audience Town Hall, which is located in Apple Campus.
New generation iPad Air and iPad mini with fingerprint sensor Touch ID as well as Apple Pay integration.
The novelties will be available in gold colour.
Previously media informed that the presentation would be on 21 October. Except iPad a release of Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite was planned.
The invitation may hint at 12,9 inches tablet called iPad Pro release. The gadget has been rumoured since 2013.
In May photos of possible iPad Pro appeared in the internet.
On 8 October images of presumptive iPad Air 2 appeared in vietnamese blog Tinhte.