Featured

Touch ID not working after updating to iOS 7.1? Here's how to fix it!

Touch ID is one of the things Apple says they've improved and made more reliable with iOS 7.1. As with any complex piece of software, however, what makes things better for many people can sometimes break it for a few. That seems to be the case with Touch ID and iOS 7.1. A few of our readers have reported that instead of making Touch ID better on the iPhone 5s, iOS 7.1 broke it completely. If you're having problems with Touch ID after updating to iOS 7.1 here are few things you can try to fix it.

More →

16
loading...
49
loading...
103
loading...
0
loading...

Apple's push-to-talk Siri vs. Google's always-listening Now: Which is better?

With iOS 7.1 Apple's added a new feature to Siri, their personal digital assistant — the ability to manually control how long Siri listens. The concept is remarkably similar to the old push-to-talk systems, just hold down the Home button, start talking, and then let go of the Home button and Siri goes to work. It's also remarkably different than the Moto X and Google's "always listening". But is that a good thing or a bad thing?

More →

16
loading...
15
loading...
54
loading...
0
loading...

New and updated apps: Instagram, Google Chrome, Duolingo, and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Today we've got updates to a popular social photo app, a web browser, and a couple of language apps, and more!

More →

9
loading...
0
loading...
40
loading...
0
loading...

Product vs. process: Is it important how games for the Mac are made?

Star Trek Online is now available for the Mac, four years after its Windows debut. Better late than never, I say: a Star Trek themed free to play MMO is something I'll be happy to spend some time getting to know.

I reported on it earlier today, and an eagle-eyed reader on Twitter pointed out to me that this isn't a "native" Mac game port (what that means, I'll get to in a moment) — in fact, they'd already been playing Star Trek Online for some time using a program called Wine, and they suggested this wasn't that different. This got me thinking: Does anyone really care if a Mac game is native anymore?

More →

11
loading...
0
loading...
44
loading...
0
loading...

How to watch the iTunes Festival from SXSW

The iTunes Festival is here, and you can be a part of it! Leaving British shores for the very first time, Apple has organised the U.S. version of the iTunes Festival to tie in with SXSW in Austin, TX. The live action begins today, March 11, and will continue for five nights of live music from some of the world's hottest artists.

As with its London equivalent, if you can't be there in person there are a bunch of different ways you can join in and be part of the experience yourselves using your Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Here's how.

More →

6
loading...
0
loading...
41
loading...
0
loading...

So, you want to adopt BYOD?

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is the current hot trend. (And has been for a while, really.) There are many perceived advantages for a company that allows employees to bring their own devices to work and have access to your company resources, but is BYOD right for you? Can you make mistakes when developing your BYOD policies? Can you really let any device connect to your resources?

Lets look at a few top issues that you should be aware of.

More →

4
loading...
16
loading...
22
loading...
0
loading...

Best fishing companion apps for iPhone: Knot Guide, My Fishing Forecast, FishTales, and more!

Whether you want to become an expert angler or learn how to better identify different types of fish, loading up a few fishing apps on your iPhone can be the difference between you telling all your friends about the catch of the day... or the one that got away. No matter what you're fishing for, understanding fish behavior is key. From tying a good knot to knowing what lure to use, these are a ton of great apps on the App Store to help you out. But which ones are the very best?

More →

4
loading...
32
loading...
46
loading...
0
loading...

iMore at Macworld|iWorld 2014 — Here's what's coming your way!

Peter Cohen and I will be at Macworld|iWorld 2014 from March 27-29. It takes place at Moscone North in San Francisco and once again promises to be the Apple community made manifest. The expo hall will be filled with app developers and accessory makers, the conference with instructional and informational sessions (I'll be doing a couple!), and the special events with music and a whole lot of merriment. In other words, if you can make it to SF, you'll want to make it for Macworld|iWorld!

More →

9
loading...
12
loading...
49
loading...
0
loading...

iPhone 4 owners: Has iOS 7.1 improved performance?

Has iOS 7.1 improved performance on your iPhone 4?

One of the features Apple lists for the just-released iOS 7.1 software update is "Improved performance for iPhone 4". That's great since previously performance was bad enough it had many people desperate to downgrade. That's nothing new, of course. The bottom end of the upgrade list is often excruciating on the x.0 and picks up on the x.1 or x.2. So it was with the iPhone 3G in its day, now it is with the iPhone 4. So, is it really any better?

More →

6
loading...
15
loading...
45
loading...
0
loading...

Vector 33: State of the Android (spring 2014)

Phil Nickinson of Android Central joins Rene to talk Galaxy S5 malaise, HTC's new One, Nokia X, Android as a platform, and how he handles 300+ phones on his desk. Seriously. Also: How the Android approach differs from Apple's!

More →

4
loading...
12
loading...
18
loading...
0
loading...

Pages