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How to get past Philips Hue’s ‘iCloud Sync’ roadblock


Philips hue lighting
Sure, the lights are all pretty now. But at what cost, Philips?
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Pro Tip Cult of Mac bugYou should be excited to get Siri up and running with your new Philips Hue bridge and control your lights with the power of your voice, but one annoying error might stop you. It definitely had me scouring the Internet for answers when I was setting up my smartbulb system this afternoon, and I’d love to save you that time.

Because if you’ve spent $200 on fancy lightbulbs, you probably want to start using them right away, damn it.

iCloud bug delays key iOS 9 feature to keep your iPhone slim


App slicing just isn't a thing, yet.
App slicing just isn't a thing, yet.
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iOS 9 was set to have a new feature that would let developers create smaller apps targeted to specific iPhone devices. Called App Slicing, it would allow developers to target specific devices with smaller versions of their apps, rather than just sending out bloated Universal apps that need all the assets for all device types, including iPads.

App Slicing has been delayed until an unspecified time in a “future software update,” according to Apple’s developer website.

Apple boosts price of AppleCare+, slashes iCloud storage fees


Buying AppleCare+ for iPhone just got more expensive.
Buying AppleCare+ for iPhone just got more expensive.
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Adding AppleCare+ coverage to your iPhone 6s is going to cost you a little more extra this year. Apple didn’t announce any pricing changes on stage at yesterday’s event, but the company did update its website to reflect the higher prices, and not only will iPhone 6s owners have to pay more to buy AppleCare+, they’ll also be charged more for service fees.

How to enable iCloud Drive in iOS 9



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iCloud Drive is a Dropbox and Google Drive-type service from Apple that lets you store documents in the cloud, making it super easy to synchronize them between your iOS and OS X devices.

You can access it on your Mac with an icon that shows all the documents you’ve stored in iCloud in a folder-like structure.

Prior to iOS 9, in order to access these documents on your iPhone or iPad, you’d need to open an app that supported iCloud Drive on your device.

Not anymore. iOS 9 comes with its own iCloud Drive app, and here’s how to enable it.