Posts tagged: iOS 7

Deal of the Day!

currency_dollar green


We have an excellent deal of the day for you guys! Especially for those of you who like to understand how things work, love to learn new things and maaaaaaaybe a bit of a nerd. Like the good kind of nerds, the charming good looking ones.


Straight from the wonderful humans over at, we have ‘The Complete iOS 7 Course’, the iOS Bootcamp that teaches the tools needed to develop iPhone and iPad applications for iOS 7. You learn by building 14 apps along the way with the final app being a full featured dating app: A Tinder Clone.


This course from BitFountain is usually – wait for it – $499 – but for a short time only it is – wait for it – FREE!


Head on over to…UPON111677 . You will need a Mac, and probably some spare time. Go! Learn! Educating yourself is THE BEST.




Image courtesy of Webdesigner Depot –

iPhone Tip Of The Day

Need to have access another language on your iDevice? We got you!



Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard. Choose your language of choice from the list.



When you see the keyboard again in an app, you will see one of your chosen keyboard layouts, plus a globe icon next to the space bar which enables you to switch between keyboards and languages.


Tap the Globe icon once to switch to the last used keyboard, continue tapping to access other keyboards, or tap and hold the icon to show all enabled keyboards. Nice!





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

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 

Apple replacing sleep/wake buttons on some iPhone 5 models!



Has the sleep/wake button on your iPhone 5 stopped working? Thought it was a lost cause? There might be some hope yet!


Apple has released a statement to The Loop regarding a recall of some iPhone 5 models because of broken sleep/wake buttons, which means if you are one of the device owners affected- you could get it replaced for free.


Here’s the lowdown-


You’ll need to enter your iPhone’s serial number here to see if your device is one of those affected by the recall.


If your phone is affected and you want to get it fixed for free ( duh) you can bring it to any Apple Retail Store or Apple Authorized Service provider. Your device will have to be sent away to an Apple repair centre to be fixed, however it is believed that for the interim some Apple stores are lending customers iPhone 5 16Gb models. You can also mail your device directly to the repair centre if you’d like.


According to Apple your device will take 4-6 days from the time it is received until it is returned to you, and all customers should back up all their data and erase all content and setting before sending it in to get fixed. All devices that receive a new sleep/wake button will be updated to iOS 7.


If you’ve got an iPhone 5 that is affected by this recall and you’ve already paid for an out-of-warranty replacement, you should contact an Apple customer service rep to ask for a refund.


This recall and placement program will be effective for 2 years after the initial retail purchase of your device.


According to some reports there are stores that are offering customers affected by the recall  a $350 upgrade credit for a new device, but you must specifically ask for it, your phone must be in perfect condition other than the sleep/wake button, and it’s of course not guaranteed.


By the way, why doesn’t Apple have a cooler name for that button? Writing sleep/wake button over and over has cemented the fact that it’s a pretty stupid name. It should be called, like, the enforcer button or something. Just saying, Apple.


Good luck Guys! Let us know how you go if this recall applies to you!




Image courtesy of Techcrunch

Facetime Facepalm


Since April 16th people who have devices running iOS 6 have been experiencing difficulty using FaceTime. Apple changed their troubleshooting page to advise updating devices to the latest operating system, but it was thought that the issue would be fixed after a short period of time.


Unfortunately kids, it appears we are just not that lucky. Apple today released a new support document advising that the problems people are experiencing with FaceTime are due directly to a bug which has resulted from an expired device certificate.


No good.


If you are on of those people experiencing the problem, then the only way you can use FaceTime is to update your operating system to the latest version that your device is capable of running.


If your device is capable of running iOS 7 it must be upgraded to iOS 7.0.4 or later, however if your device is incapable of running iOS 7 ( like the iPhone 3GS), you must upgrade to iOS 6.1.6.


Here it is direct from the sauce:


“If you started to have issues making or receiving FaceTime calls after April 16, 2014, your device or your friend’s device may have encountered a bug resulting from a device certificate that expired on that date. Updating both devices to the latest software will resolve this issue.


If you’re using iOS 7.0.4 or later or iOS 6.1.6, this issue doesn’t affect you.


If you’re using these versions of OS X or FaceTime for Mac, this issue doesn’t affect you:


– OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 or later
– OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 with the latest security updates
– OS X Lion v10.7 with the latest security updates
– FaceTime for Mac version 1.0.5 or later for Mac OS X v10.6


While FaceTime does work with iOS 6.1.6, that particular update is not available to recent devices that are able to run iOS 7, which means iOS 6 users with newer devices who wish to access FaceTime must upgrade to iOS 7.”



So… Happy upgrading? We guess? For reals though, it actually is a pretty nice iOS, even though the changes might look a bit scary. Check out our iOS 7 article here. You knew you had to do it eventually, right?  Right? … FaceTime Shots Anyone?



FaceTime not working? This might be why.




If you’re running iOS 6 on your iPad or iPhone, you may have noticed that you’re currently unable to FaceTime. According to a report on Macrumors, multiple people running iOS 6 have encountered the problem and Apple has updated it’s troubleshooting page specifically to advise upgrading to the latest iOS as the number 1 step.



Users who have complained directly to Apple have also been advised to update their iOS as the first troubleshooting step, however it is acknowledged among the tech community that the problem should be a temporary one.



If you don’t want to update your device to the latest iOS, you shouldn’t have to, unless you NEED to do FaceTime shots/ show babies to someone IMMEDIATELY.  Or REALLY SOON.



We totally understand that need, by the way and we plan to be doing one of those today, so we’ll use an ioS 6 device and keep you guys updated as to if and when the issue appears to get fixed!







Images courtesy of &

iPhone Tip Of the Day




Are you guys as obsessed with the weather as we are? It makes for killer socially awkward conversation filler! You also start to care about it waaaay more the older you get, are we right oldies?


In iOS 7, the Weather app will show your basic info for your chosen cities. DUH.


Here’s what a lot of people don’t know. Tap on the big temp number for each city, and you’ll get a breakdown showing humidity, the chance of rain, wind speed, and what the temperature actually feels like.


So much good weather stuff.





Umm. So, How ’bout this rain, huh?


Oh Wait, we actually had something real to say. Just a heads up- there is no native weather App on the iPad for iOS 7 & it’s really frustrating when you’re sure that there is.






Images courtesy of iPhonehacks & Mememage.

iPhone Tip Of The Day! Mail Edition.




If you guys are anything like us, we’re kinda obsessed with emphatic typography.


Wait, what?


Italics, man! Underlining! Bolding! BOLDING COMBINED WITH CAPITALIZATION? OH MY.


IT’S JUST SO HANDY and cool and kinda lazy sometimes but that’s ok.


Did you know you can use this awesome stuff in Mail now?


Double-tap any word to bring up the options menu, tap the arrow, and select the B I U option to bold, italicize, or underline your text.





Image courtesy of