All sales and rentals of products are final. That is the single sentence underITUNES STORE, MAC APP STORE, APP STORE, AND IBOOKSTORE TERMS OF SALE of Apple's iTunes Store Terms and Conditions page. In plain English, it translates to a no return policy. In other words, if you buy something that you don't like or don't want, you can't return it. Although, Apple does have a problem reporting procedure under its Support area, I believe that the general rule is that you can't get your money back under normal circumstances. There are a few sites around that explain how you can get your money back using this method but they also tell you that there's no guarantee of any return. If you call the developer, as suggested in the body of the How to report a problem with your iTunes Store purchase, shown here: Note: You cannot use Report a Problem for free content or In-App Purchases. For issues with free apps or In-App Purchases, you will need to contact the developer. The developer's … [Read more...] about Apple needs a better App Store refund method
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posted on 16 Jan 2016, 23:00 0 1. jeroome86 (Posts: 2314; Member since: 12 Apr 2012) Is this a bug that needs to be squished? posted on 16 Jan 2016, 23:05 8 2. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4923; Member since: 04 Mar 2010) I'm having trouble understanding why the battery percentage should be tied to the clock. posted on 16 Jan 2016, 23:14 2 3. fanboyismfanboy (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Dec 2015) Same here? posted on 16 Jan 2016, 23:50 2 4. WPX00 (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Aug 2015) I think it's simply a matter of reporting the battery life usage to the user - how long an app was running or using the screen. 20. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4923; Member since: 04 Mar 2010) That's fine, but in that case it should only be reading the battery level and using that along with the clock to determine the answer. In other words, it's access to the battery level should be read only, it shouldn't be able to affect the battery percentage. The battery percentage readout should be … [Read more...] about Comments for : Apple has a workaround for iPhones with a battery percentage indicator that won’t update
Apple isn’t saying much, but it has finally pledged to support its owners failed products.“The ultimate all-in-one. Now with the ultimate display…Faster processors…Faster Graphics…” Apple’s description of its new iMac, first released in October make it sound like every computer user’s dream machine.Unfortunately, that dream fast became a nightmare, when iMac purchasers discovered a plethora of quality control problems, including cracked screens, glitchy graphics, non-booting systems, and more.But none of the problems was quite as strange or as prevalent as the case of the yellowed monitors. It wasn’t the LEDs used in the backlighting, tests showed — it seemed to be quality issues either in the LCD panel itself or the cabling. Of course Apple, known for being one of the most innovative and forward thinking companies in the industry, would help customers with their problems, right?Nope. Apple kept quiet on the issue even as … [Read more...] about Is Apple Admitting a Problem With iMac Monitor Yellowing?
Black Friday was very black for iCalendar users this year. Scammers figured out how to get around increasingly powerful email spam filters by exploiting a calendar feature Apple created for user convenience, resulting in countless spam invites advertising shopping deals.The trick is pretty simple: When email comes in to the iOS or macOS Mail app it gets scanned for calendar invites prior to being spam filtered. The invite is automatically added to the Calendar app, resulting in a notification. SEE: The best gifts for Apple users in 2016 (TechRepublic)Prior to Apple's update the only solution was to move invites to a new calendar and then delete the calendar itself. Declining or deleting would let the sender know the message was received, likely resulting in more spam.The latest update to iCloud gives users a way to get rid of spam invites without having to use the workaround mentioned above. It adds a Report Junk button to all invites originating from people not on your contacts … [Read more...] about Still suffering from iCalendar spam? Apple has a fix, but is it really going to solve the problem?
TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. sank to a 138 billion yen ($1.3 billion) quarterly loss due to expenses from exiting its personal computer business and is forecasting more red ink as it struggles to execute a long-promised turnaround. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Luvabella in Stock The Tokyo-based maker of the PlayStation 4 game machine, Bravia TVs and Walkman digital player also reported Wednesday a loss of 128.4 billion yen ($1.3 billion) for the fiscal year through March 2014, about three times its loss of 41.5 billion yen the previous year. It forecast a 50 billion yen loss for the year ending March 2015.Earlier this month, Sony said it would report a bigger annual loss than earlier forecast because of costs related to selling its Vaio PC business. It also suffered a drop in the value of its overseas disc manufacturing business and its battery business.Sony has lost much of the cachet that stemmed from once being at the cutting edge of consumer electronics. In recent … [Read more...] about Sony Reports A $1.3B Quarterly Loss
Apple is the most valuable company in the world and as such, rumors about products that are coming are rampant. While these rumors are cool to hear for most of us, they can cause real problems for Apple. Part of the issue is that rumors at times get fans in a frenzy for this feature or that and then if the device turns up minus that feature, people get angry.Another problem for Apple is that rumors of features coming next generation products can affect sales of current generation products, Apple has alleged this happened with the current iPhone 7 with rumors of the iPhone 8 running rampant. One of the biggest sources of leaks about upcoming products Apple has to contend with is the supply chain.To combat these leaks Apple has a Global Security team that works to keep information about upcoming products a secret and to find the people who leak details. CNBC reports that this team has former agents of the NSA, FBI, and the Secret Service among its ranks. Reports indicate that Apple and … [Read more...] about Apple Has A Massive Team To Hunt Down Leakers
Two recent developments suggest that Apple will use and extend its brand power as the primary engine of adoption for its forthcoming iWatch. The first is the launch of the first smartwatches with the new Android Wear OS highlighted at Google I/O. Although many early reviewers have complained of the constant buzzing of their wrists while wearing the Samsung Neo and the LG G Watches given away at the event, it is clear that (once the kinks are worked out) Google Now on your wrist is a winning (and Apple-beating) proposition. The second is the hiring by Apple of Patrick Pruniaux, former sales director of Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer to join Angela Ahrendts (ex-Burberry) and Paul Deneve (ex-Yves Saint Laurent) in a fashion triumvirate in Cupertino. If the iWatch were to follow Apple’s existing product pattern and launch with one or two model and be sold through Apple’s current retail channels, why would it need these heavy hitters?The answer, I think, is that Apple has … [Read more...] about IWatch Will Prove Apple As A Luxury Brand
Today, Apple released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2013. The end of the year results speak for themselves. It showed definite progress for the high tech giant. On the revenue of $37.5 billion, it amassed profits which reached $7.5 billion. As for gross margin, it stood at 37%. Compare this with the 40% achieved in the last quarter of 2012 and you get a pretty good idea of what a difference a year has made for Apple. The firm owns $146.8 billion in cash assets and market securities. What this means is that Apple is safe and sound from any economic shocks. That may be one reason why a dividend payment of $3.05 per share was decided upon by Apple. Its operations furthermore lent it $9.9 billion. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook said,“We’re pleased to report a strong finish to an amazing year with record fourth quarter revenue, including sales of almost 34 million iPhones. We’re excited to go into the holidays with our new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, iOS 7, the … [Read more...] about Apple Reports Financial Results For Its Fiscal 2013 Fourth Quarter
Apple has reportedly added new requirements to its MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) program. According to 9to5Mac, Apple is introducing a new specification that will allow MFi device manufacturers to take advantage of Apple's Lightning connector instead of the usual 3.5mm headphone jack.To make that possible, Apple will also release a software update to support the said feature, 9to5Mac added.The report is promising. By taking advantage of the Lightning port, headphones can receive lossless stereo of 48 kHz digital audio output. It may also be able to send 48 kHz of mono digital audio input, making it possible to support microphone input.Furthermore, Apple is also reportedly planning to use a passthrough setup that will allow both the headphone and the iDevice to charge simultaneously, similar to audio docks that already uses the Lightning connector.As for the headphones, 9to5Mac believes that the headphones can also receive firmware updates and can also control apps. Manufacturers … [Read more...] about Apple Reportedly Adding Support For Lighting Headphones
Apple has according to TechCrunch sources bought FoundationDB. The database developer mission was to provide data storage technology that frees engineers and companies to focus on problems other than building their data stack. To that end, FoundationDB has created a new generation of database technology that combines the advantages of NoSQL databases with the power and reliability of ACID transactions.FoundationDB published on their developer community page the following statement that supports the repor that Apple has acquired the company:"Thank you for your support of FoundationDB over the last five years. We’re grateful to have shared our vision of building the best database software and we strongly value your participation in this community. We have made the decision to evolve our company mission and, as of today, we will no longer offer downloads."Apple has a tradition to not comment on small acquisitions like this one. Experts in high-speed and reliable databases are … [Read more...] about Apple Reportedly Bought FoundationDB