OS X 10.10 Banner features what at WWDC?

Beginning last year, Apple started a new and ongoing naming theme for their computer operating systems, naming them after Californian landmarks. Last year’s OS X was named ‘Mavericks’ after a famous surfing location on the Californian coast.

This year, we can begin to guess at what the new OS X 10.10 will be named by looking at the banner that has just been hung at the Moscone centre in preparation for Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference.


The banner appears to feature ‘El Capitan’ which is a famous rock formation in Yosemite National park in Northern California. Apple has trademarked the name ‘El Cap’ but we won’t know for sure if that will be the name bestowed on the updated OS X until Monday morning!


Trademark filings by Apple that have just come to light reveal a list of other potential OS X names for the future –  including Sequoia, Mojave, Sonoma, Ventura. Other possibilities discovered in previous trademark applications also include Yosemite, Redwood, Mammoth, California, Big Sur, and Pacific, Diablo, Miramar, Rincon, El Cap, Redtail, Condor, Grizzly, Monterey, Tiburon, Farallon, Skyline, Shasta, and Sierra.





iOS 8 Banner at the Moscone center for WWDC!



Apple is getting San Francisco’s Moscone Center ready for their annual Worldwide Developers Conference! New banners recently added feature OS X 10.10 and, as you can see below, iOS 8 ( photo supplied by Business Insider’s Jaw Yarow).






iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 will both be featured in the keynote speech that kicks off the whole event, starting 10am PST on Monday morning.


Hooray for new operating systems!




iPhone Tip Of The Day!

Forgotten how to use the search function on your iPhone? Trying to find that weird app you kind of remember downloading but can’t quite lift the fog on where it is among your vast collection of ( all necessary btw) apps?


It happens to the best of us!


For owners of an iDevice that has iOS 7 and above, you can access  the Spotlight search function by dragging your finger downwards anywhere on any home screen page.



Spotlight search will now appear and you can search for apps, texts, or any other content that is ( or that you think is) on your device.


For owners of a device that hasn’t yet been updated to iOS 7, swipe left from the first home screen to access Spotlight.


For owners of a device that has iOS 8, please call us, cos we would love to know how that whole thing is going…




Image courtesy of iMore.com

Countdown to WWDC! What can you expect?



WWDC begins in 4 days!



Taking place in San Francisco’s Moscone building, Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference will kick off with a 2 hour keynote speech headed by Tim Cook at 10AM PST, Monday the 2nd of June!


Are you psyched?



So here’s the deal as far as we know it.


Apple hasn’t announced the content of a lot of their WWDC sessions and they have been given names such as: “To be announced” “No comment”,”Shhh, can’t tell you” “This one is sealed”, and “You’ll never guess”.


Click on these sessions and Apple says: “The title and description of this session will be revealed after Keynote on Monday June 2. Check back to view the updates schedule.”


Sneaky and exciting.


We have been told that we can expect updates to iOS and OSX. We can most likely expect at least a mention of Beats By Dre and the deal they have made with Apple, and probably a cameo by the good Dr Dre himself. We can expect Jony Ive in his loveliness explaining awesome things (via video), and Tim Cook excitedly talking about inspiration and the future of technology and Apple’s role in making your world a better place.


We suspect that it is likely that we may see new ways to make mobile payments, as well as an introduction to the much rumored ‘Healthbook’, built into the updated iOS with health measuring and reporting capabilities.


The announcement of the iPhone 6 ( more than one? Bigger screen? No more bezels? Made of unicorn’s tears?) and the iWatch ( will it ever come!?) are also possibilities that a lot of people are eagerly anticipating- both of which, particularly the iWatch, would need a fair amount of time for the developers to create apps for them before their release. A lot of people are, however, skeptical that either, especially the iWatch will be mentioned at WWDC.



The Financial Times has recently reported that Apple could be introducing a way for you to certain functions in your home with Apple Devices, perhaps  in combination with Apple TV. Functions that could be controlled from your iPhone or iPad could include lighting, security, temperature control  and connected appliances like television and sound. These would all be controlled centrally, incorporated into the iOS, instead of through 3rd party apps.



And then we have this, beautifully phrased from the Apple Sauce direct:





Ooooooh. Well we’re excited. Stay tuned folks, we’ll be bringing you all the news and mysteries unraveled direct from the great city of San Francisco as it happens!





Images courtesy of Apple. & Quickmeme

You will be able to watch WWDC streamed live!



The WWDC 2014 banners are going up! WWDC IS COMING! And the good news? Apple is offering a live video stream of next Monday’s keynote address!  The keynote begins at 10:00 AM Pacific Time.


Those wanting to watch the live stream will need Safari on Mac/iOS, QuickTime 7 on Windowsor have access to Apple Tv, where it will also be available.


Not to worry if you can’t watch it live ( cos of like, work and other normal Monday morning things) – we’ll be watching and will keep you updated on all the news coming straight from San Francisco’s Moscone Center!




Image courtesy of Apple & The hollywoodnews.

iPhone Tip Of The Day!

Here at iPhone Antidote, our techies are often asked the question: What the hell is landscape mode good for apart from playing rad games?


In the Calendar app, the landscape mode gives you a much more detailed view of your schedule of events for the week. When you enter the app in portrait mode and see the monthly view, tilt your phone into landscape mode ( making sure the portrait orientation lock is off in the control center) and you will see a detailed display of your weekly schedule.







In the calculator app,  turning your phone onto landscape mode will allow you to use the scientific mode, you genius you. 







If you have an iPhone 4S or above, you can use the panorama feature in the Camera app in landscape mode to do a vertical panoramic photo- good for a beautiful starry night, views of/from tall places and dipping your toe into some abstract photography!


So there’s a few good reasons to start not totally ignoring the existence of landscape mode other than when you play games! And remember, if you guys have any questions about functionality on the iPhone, let us know and we’ll be SUPER EXCITED to help.





Images courtesy of Appleinsider.com 

See Apple’s new ads for iPad!


Apple has just launched two new TV ads for the iPad. Brimmed full of emotion, beautiful images and music (as per usual),  the ads feature Esa-Pekka Salonen, a Finnish conductor who composes music with the iPad Air, and travel blogger Chérie King, who uses the iPad when she travels the world.


See them here and enjoy:






Videos courtesy of Apple.

iPhone Tip Of The Day!


Ever see a rockin’ photo on your iDevice whilst browsing that wonderful world wide web? Something like this?






Or this?





In Safari or Chrome, simply place your magic finger on the image, hold down for a moment, and you’ll be given an option to save the image to your iPhoto library. BAM! Now it’s yours to do anything with (that’s not commercial or against copyright or, you know, mean. Don’t be mean, guys.)


Now you can use it as your wallpaper, email it, print it out and hang it on your wall, or just look back at it fondly and wistfilly every now and then.


Like we do with this one:






Images courtesy of Planetsforkids.org &  Imgur.com 

iPhone Tip Of The Day



You know that little suggested spelling box that comes up sometimes when you’re typing on your iPhone or iPad? And about 60% of the time you’re like, ‘oh hey little box, that’s cool, you’re totally right on how to spell that word, my bad, thanks for your assistance!’


But the other 40% of the time you’re like ‘agggh i know what i want to say little box and you’re totally wrong this time and my finger is too fat to touch that little stupid x of yours to make you go away!’


Well, actually, that 40% of the time? You can tap anywhere on the screen- except for the box- and it’ll go away.







Image courtesy of Huffington Post & Sodahead.

iPhone Tip Of The Day!





A nice easy tip for you guys on this lovely Saturday afternoon!  Taking a screenshot of anything on your iPhone or iPad screen can come in handy in a strangely large amount of situations – and can be used for good and evil! ( Our favorite type of tool!)


Simply press the home button at the same time as the sleep/wake button and you can take a picture of whatever is on your screen. The picture will then be saved in the photos app and can be uploaded to social media or sent over email or text!


Just promise you won’t use this information for tooo much evil!




Image courtesy of Wikihow.com