Lost In Mobile

Shaun McGill

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Lost In Mobile is the continuation of PDA-247 which, under various names, provided news, reviews and commentary on the mobile world for 10 years.

I have been writing about the mobile industry, mobile products, apps and everything else in between and beyond for more than 10 years, and currently write freelance for Imagine Publishing and also undertake one-off projects upon request.

I welcome your comments and thoughts and if you want to get in touch, please do so via the email address or phone number above.

Thanks for stopping by.

Shaun McGill

Will I lose one of my most important apps?

I have a question. My iPhone 6 will arrive Friday and I of course want to keep everything as it was which would usually mean performing an iCloud backup. The problem I have can be summed up with the following points-
 
PocketMoney is not currently available in the app store.
 
I do not have the original app file on my Mac and despite ‘transferring purchases’ through multiple backups, it is still not showing as available.
 
Any of you know if iCloud will be able to pull an app that is not currently available on the app store or if there is a way to get the file from my iPhone 5s? I have a tool which can look at the backup files, but am not 100% convinced the app file can be installed separately in iOS 8.

‘You’re not our product’

“You are not our product,” says Cook. “I think everyone has to ask, ‘How do companies make their money?’ Follow the money. And if they’re making money mainly by collecting gobs of personal data, I think you have a right to be worried and you should really understand what’s happening with that data.” More at Cult of Mac.

I guess the best way to avoid having to deal with data collection requests is to not collect the data in the first place.

Apple's one-click tool to remove the U2 album

To remove this album:
    Go to http://itunes.com/soi-remove.
    Click Remove Album to confirm you'd like to remove the album from your account.
    Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to buy from the iTunes Store.
    You'll see a confirmation message that the album has been removed from your account.
If you downloaded the songs to iTunes on your Mac or PC or to the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you'll need to delete them manually.

Nice of Apple to offer an easy way to remove the album, but I maintain that it should not have been added to user's libraries in the first place. As it happens, I listened to a few tracks from the album the other day and it is, as expected, truly awful.

My watch is for...

My watch is for quickly glancing at the time and date. My phone is for talking, texting and a quick glance at my calendar, my tablet is for everything else and any computer attached to a printer is for printing.

Wise words from Vincent.