Ever get an iMessage on your iPhone from someone you know that contains smiley or frowny faces, or even pictures of animals or cars, flowers or dancers, space ships or iPhones, and wonder how they did it? In the old days it was emoticons. Now it's emoji. Every iPhone and iPad has the ability to send and receive them. All you have to do is turn them on!
App Store search is horribly broken. We all know that. So it came as no surprise when a reader asked me how we — the people who write about them all day — find anything on the App Store. The short answer is a little creativity and a lot of tenacity. The long answer is best given in the form of a recent example. Here it is!
The Nite Ize Action Arm Band is a durable, flexible, and sleek way to stay connected while you're hiking, running, or in the gym. Just slide your device into the main pocket, thread the weather-resistant microfiber strap through the lightweight metal loop, press it closed around your upper arm, and go!
Bluetooth-enabled tracking tags for finding keys and other household items aren’t anything new, but a particularly robust tag called PebbleBee hit Kickstarter recently that introduces a few new tricks. The main use case here is so that you get a buzz on your iPhone if your child goes outside of a certain range, or if you forget your keys at a coffee shop. There are two models PebbleBee has introduced: the Honey and the Hornet.
Every week at iMore we publish more breaking news, in-depth reviews, helpful how-tos, and editorial views than you can shake an apple at. While we're waiting for the week that will be to begin, here's a look back at the week that was, and at the very best iPhone, iPad, Mac, app, and accessory coverage we brought you! This week that includes the official re-launch of iOS in the Car — now known as CarPlay, some more iPad Pro speculation, everything you ever wanted to know about Ally's Mac, and more!
In Disco Zoo you play the part of a zoo owner that's working on building the best zoo anyone's ever seen. To do that you need to collect animals in order to keep your patrons, and news reporters, happy. The more animals you collect, the bigger your zoo gets and the more species you have access to. It's important to know where to spend your DiscoBux and where to save them — and what to use your hard earned in-game coins on. That's where iMore comes in. Follow along for some tips and tricks on how to grow your zoo population as fast as possible!
If you're unlucky enough to live in one of the regions — like most of the United States and Canada — where spring means pushing the clocks forward an hour in what's called Daylight Savings Time but is better thought of as Lose an Hour of Sleep Night, then it's time once again to do just that. And because the iPhone and iPad have historically had as much trouble handling the change as we humans, you might want to make sure you give yourself a backup alarm backup for the evening and double-check your iOS time against some other source as soon as you wake up.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California where he met with Apple's CEO, Tim Cook. The above video is from the Israeli Prime Minister's YouTube account.
If you're having problems with your Apple TV, if Wi-Fi or connectivity is buggy, if it keeps failing to connect or update, if the channels just don't work the way they're supposed to, then restoring it to factory settings can give you a fresh start. Sure, it's the nuclear option but it will also solve most problems, most of the time. If you're suffering, a factory restore is one of your last, best hopes for salvation!