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Some interesting developments are afoot since our last post relating to Apple's Error 53 issue. Whilst we here at GB were pretty confident that little was going to be done by Apple about this problem, reports that the ACCC is getting involved may have the potential to change that.   So, a ... Read More
February 14, 2016
February 14, 2016
If you have been affected by Apple's mysterious "Error 53" I'm afraid we have bad news for you. Your phone is now a very expensive paperweight. Reports of iPhones being bricked by Error 53 have been coming out of the woodwork for some months now, however the problem appears to be becoming more w... Read More
February 12, 2016
February 12, 2016
Nintendo has unveiled details of its first app designed solely for smartphones, to be released for iOS and Android in March, one of 5 apps the company plans to launch between now and the end of March 2017.   It sounds like a strange offering to us here at GB, but might just be unique enoug... Read More
February 07, 2016
We Dub Thee ChargerGate lol And oh how we the public love our “-gate” scandals.   This one is blowing up over Apple’s recent international recall of 13 years worth of AC chargers sold with a variety of Apple products (see yesterday’s blog: Wh... Read More
February 04, 2016
So, unless you have been living under a rock lately, you will by now have heard that Apple have announced a mass recall of their AC chargers, shipped across a huge rage of Mac and iOS devices sold from 2003 to as recently as 2015. Not good news for Apple’s bottom dollar, particularly given ... Read More
February 03, 2016
Every year sees the release of a new list of most commonly used passwords obtained in data breaches, and every year, the list is SO not pretty. Whilst some struggle to manage the never ending list of passwords we have to remember just to get through our day to day existence and others rely on pas... Read More
January 25, 2016
But perhaps not the one you are expecting (i.e. really sh**ty battery life).   That said, a unique group of users - those who regularly travel between time zones - have been reporting the bug for months. That is, when traveling across time zones the battery life indicator doesn't update, l... Read More
January 23, 2016
We hate paying for ringtones. When you’ve already paid for access to a song that you like enough to actually make it a ringtone, having to pay for it again in a clipped down 30 second version really rankles. There are plenty of “how-to” pages out there, but they are laden with a... Read More
January 21, 2016
The Financial Times has reported the apparent feat, citing "unnamed sources". We would probably like a little more solid confirmation than that before we get too excited, but if it turns out to be true, well, that's pretty impressive. To put it in perspective a little, Swedish rival Spotify took ... Read More
January 18, 2016
As BYOD becomes more prominent in schools, and tablet use in the classroom continues to rise, Apple has recognised the growing trend and addressed it with a new suite of changes aimed at making iPad use in the classroom as simple as can possibly be. Beta testing in iOS9.3 started just yesterday, ... Read More
January 14, 2016

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