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iOS 9 wish-list: 'Hey Siri!' activation alternatives

iOS 9 wish-list: 'Hey Siri!' activation alternatives

Too early to start thinking about iOS 9? Not at all. Features are already getting pushed, pitched and locked down for next year, so what better time to bring some attention to things that... well... need some attention. "Hey Siri!" is a good one to start with. When your iPhone or iPad is plugged...
iOS 8.0.2 - How's it working for you?

iOS 8.0.2 - How's it working for you?

Apple has released iOS 8.0.2, the rapid update to 8.0.1, itself a quick update to iOS 8, which shipped last week in advance of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6. While the full binary download for iOS 8.0.1 seems to have been fine, the incremental update file served to the new phones cause some...
Ringtones and text tones gone after updating to iOS 8.1.1? Here's the fix!

Ringtones and text tones gone after updating to iOS 8.1.1? Here's the fix!

If you upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8.1.1 only to find that your ringtones or text tones had gone missing, you aren't alone. Unfortunately, this seems to be a common problem around iOS update time. However, there are a few ways you can try and get them back, and even better — something you...
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Fantastical, Chatology get deep price cuts through the new year

Fantastical, Chatology get deep price cuts through the new year

There are sure to be tons of apps on sale as we approach black friday, but Flexibits is doing one better and slashing the prices of its apps through the new year. Starting today, you can pick up Fantastical for iPhone, iPad, and Mac for much cheaper than its normal going rate. Also in tow is a...
Haven't updated to iOS 8 yet? Now's the time!

Haven't updated to iOS 8 yet? Now's the time!

There's an old saying among computer users who tend towards the conservative — wait for the update to the update. It means that, when a new version of software comes out, they avoid it. They also avoid the urgent update that typically follows it. They avoid until the one comes out that's had time...
How to let others add photos to your shared Photo Streams

How to let others add photos to your shared Photo Streams

iCloud Photo Sharing lets you easily share photos with other iPhone and iPad owners in what's called a shared Photo Stream. Once you create the stream and they join it, they can view, comment, and like any photos you add. And, if you like, you can even let other people add photos to your shared...
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Apple Pay adds Commerce Bank MasterCard support

The Apple Pay system has quietly added another US bank to its list of supported institutions. Commerce Bank, which has branches in a number of states, mostly in the Midwest, is now listed on Apple's support site, but just for its MasterCard. While Commerce Bank also has a Visa credit card, it...
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Apple Pay TV ads from Chase will start airing today featuring pop band Bleachers

Chase is debuting their first commercial featuring Apple Pay. The ad stars indie band Bleachers, and features the group going through the day before a show, doing things like getting a haircut, eating a meal, and more, and paying for all of it with their Chase cards through Apple Pay. Apple had...
Ringtones and text tones gone after updating to iOS 8.1.1? Here's the fix!

Ringtones and text tones gone after updating to iOS 8.1.1? Here's the fix!

If you upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8.1.1 only to find that your ringtones or text tones had gone missing, you aren't alone. Unfortunately, this seems to be a common problem around iOS update time. However, there are a few ways you can try and get them back, and even better — something you...
It's now easier than ever to advertise with iAd

Automated iAd sales begin with a trio of partners

Apple's official expanding the breadth of iAd ad system for iPhone and iPad by partnering with three established advertising firms: Rubicon Project, MediaMath, and AdRoll. The first actually posted the news two days ago, and now we're learning more about the full extent of the collaboration that...
How to set up and use Reading Lists in Safari for iPhone and iPad

How to set up and use Reading Lists in Safari for iPhone and iPad

Reading Lists is Apple's own take on a read-it-later service. Built right into the Safari browser on iPhone and iPad, Reading Lists let you save any articles you stumble across while browsing the web so you can go back and read them at your convenience. Because Reading Lists sync via [iCloud],...
What you need to know about WatchKit

What you need to know about WatchKit

Time to break out the big ideas for watch-based computing: WatchKit, Apple's software development kit for creating apps for the Apple Watch, has arrived. You'll need an iOS developer account to start developing with WatchKit and dive into the nitty-gritty technical details, but if you're merely...
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iOS 8.2 beta SDK, WatchKit beta SDK mean you can start making Apple Watch apps

Starting today developers can start making their own apps for the upcoming Apple Watch, well before it's expected to go on sale. Apple today announced the availability of the first version of their WatchKit dev tools as part of the iOS 8.2 developer SDK release. This first WatchKit release...

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