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Updating apps on our iPhones and iPads should be an easy and simple process, and it usually is. When an app gets stuck part way through installing, however, it's frustrating because you're trapped in an endless loop and trying to reinstall typically doesn't help, plus doing the tap-and-hold trick to delete the app doesn't work, either. There is a fix, although it certainly isn't obvious.
Apple Maps may not always show the search results you're expecting, but that doesn't mean the company is pushing an agenda. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look into reports about Maps abortion-related search results, plus they offer up their thoughts on the secret virtual reality team tucked away in Apple's offices.
It's Iowa Caucus day, which is a big thing heading into the presidential election. That sounds really big and important, but what does it mean? Vermont Public Radio did an awesome job explaining what a caucus is and why it's a big deal—and they did it all with LEGO minifigures. It's a great way to wrap your head around what's going down in Iowa today in a friendly and fun way. Bonus: LEGO minifigures. And thanks to @spsheridan on Twitter for turning me on to the video.
Apple may have taken a strong stance on the environment, equal rights, and privacy, but it isn't taking an anti-abortion position. The iPhone maker came under fire after some Maps users reported seeing adoption centers instead of clinics and other health centers when using "abortion" as a search term. Those results weren't part of a conspiracy, just a search algorithm Apple is continually refining.
Today we follow up on the FCC's plan to open up set top cable and satellite TV boxes and give Bryan Chaffin a pat on the back for being right. Along with Bryan, Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to explain what the FCC's proposal really means, and they look at banks adding Apple Pay support to their ATMs
Apple is reportedly working on a wireless charging system for the iPhone, but instead of the currently available inductive systems where you set a device on a special plate, the company is looking at sending power wirelessly when our smartphones are in range of a charging point. Assuming Apple gets all the kinks worked out, we could see its wireless charging system debut on the 2017 iPhone models.
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Charging our iPhones and other battery powered peripherals by simply being near our Macs? Yes, please!
Apple was true to its word and has shut down the ad supported free iTunes Radio service. The iPhone and iPad maker warned listeners the service would be shutting down as of January 28th and 29th, and that's exactly what happened.
The days of having to lease a set top box from your cable provider may be coming to an end. The Federal Communication Commission is proposing a new regulation that would let other companies such as Apple, Amazon, TiVo, and Roku make their own boxes cable subscribers can use to watch TV without being tied the set top boxes they're stuck with today.
Oracle announced the demise of the Java Web browser plug-in, which means big changes are in store for sites relying on the platform to deliver content. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about the demise of Java in Web browsers, and the FCC's proposal to unlock cable set top boxes.
Apple announced a voluntary recall in several countries for two-prong AC wall adapters and world travel adapter kits on Thursday over concerns they make break and cause electrical shocks. The affected adapters are for use in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea.