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Everything you need to know about Apple's iOS 4 software for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Everything you need to know about Apple's iOS 4 software for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

iOS 4, code-named Apex and originally previewed as iPhone OS 4.0, was introduced by Apple during a special event on April 8, 2010. Tentpole features included limited multitasking for App Store apps, Folders, iBooks for iPhone, Game Center, iAd, FaceTime, and more. iOS 4.1, code-named Baker, shipped on September 8, 2010 and added a FaceTime app for iPod touch, HDR photography, a social music network named Ping (since shut down), and more. iOS 4.2, code-named Jasper, shipped on November 22, 2010. It unified iPhone and iPad software releases, and included AirPlay, AirPrint, and more. iOS 4.3 , code-named Durango, shipped on March 9, 2011, and included features then-specific to the iPad 2 such as AirPlay Mirroring, navigation gestures, FaceTime app for iPad, Photo Booth app for iPad, and more. The last version was iOS 4.3.5, which shipped on July 25, 2011.

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How to turn off Find My iPhone remotely and bypass Activation Lock

If you're running iOS 7 or higher on your iPhone or iPad, Find My iPhone now comes with a feature called Activation Lock that prevents someone from wiping and using your device without your authorization. While it's a great theft deterrent, it can create a problem if you sell or get rid of a device before disabling Find My iPhone First. Most commonly the problem comes up with second hand iPhones that have been bought, sold, or traded. Luckily, the previous owner can deactivate Find My iPhone remotely which should then, in turn, allow you to bypass Activation Lock.

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Hands on with Apple Pay

Apple Pay is a strange sort of wonderful magic—the kind of tech that makes you feel like you're living in the future. Our Android brethren have had NFC-enabled solutions for years in the form of Google Wallet, but compatible terminals were far and few between.

That's changed: Apple Pay, at launch, is supported in over 220,000 stores and by 34 brands, with more launching by the end of the year. And it's not just random boutique shops and Apple Stores, either—there are big-name retailers and grocery stores on the master launch list.

Earlier today, I hit up the Apple Store, Walgreens, and Whole Foods for a quick tour of the Apple Pay experience. The result? A wholly enjoyable, quick-checkout process that left me wishing for more.

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How to set up and troubleshoot Apple Pay

Apple Pay is here. The Cupertino company's official venture into the mobile payments space launched on Monday with dozens of in-store and online partners, and if you have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, it's easy to start ditching your wallet for your device. Here's what you need to know.

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Apple releases iOS 8.1: Here's Apple Pay, Continuity, and more!

Apple has released iOS 8.1, which adds important new features, including Apple Pay. You can update your device either over the air or through iTunes.

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iOS 8 install base at 48% after just four weeks

At the Apple event taking place today out in Cupertino, Craig Federighi, took the stage and updated us on how many iOS users are already on the latest version, iOS 8. Things are looking good, with the first four weeks since launch seeing more than half – 48% to be precise – of all iOS users being on iOS 8.

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iMore show 424: Your iOS 8 & iPhone 6 questions answered!

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode: Missing iCloud data, missing weather, camera scratches, call relay requirements, iOS 8 updating, iPhone 6 favorites, Wi-Fi calling quality, raise to Siri, battery life, and more of your iOS 8, and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus questions answered! With Peter Cohen, Ally Kazmucha, and Rene Ritchie.

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The first third-party Apple CarPlay systems are here from Pioneer

We first saw an example of what Pioneer is doing with Apple CarPlay at the recent IFA event in Berlin, Germany, and today we have the very first official release information. Besides launching a new, CarPlay compatible unit, Pioneer is issuing a firmware update for some of its existing units to bring CarPlay to current customers.

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Apple releases iOS 8.0.1 with slew of bug fixes [Updated]

Update 1: Getting lots of reports of Touch ID and cell service issues after the 8.0.1 update. If you don't need it now, wait while everyone else troubleshoots.

Update 2: If you've already updated, here's how to restore in iTunes and fix iOS 8.0.1 Touch ID and cell issues

Just a week after it released iOS 8, Apple is now offering its first over the air update update, iOS 8.0.1, for its compatible iPhone and iPad devices. The updated can be downloaded directly on your device over the air, or though iTunes.

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iPhone to iPhone 6: History in specs

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the latest in a line of Apple phones stretching back to the original in 2007. Year after year, release after release, they've grown bigger, faster, more powerful, and better. You can see it in the specs and feel it in the experience. Now, some people believe specs mean everything. That you can sum up any phone, any device, by the rows on a spreadsheet. Other people believe specs mean nothing. That it is experience and experience alone that defines a device. The truth, as is often the case, lies smack in between. Specs matter in that they're needed to deliver an experience. If the specs aren't sufficient, the experience will suffer. If they specs aren't utilized, then they don't matter. Since Apple uniquely controls everything from the chipset to the software and services, they're best positioned to wring every ounce of experience out of their specs. So, with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, what are those specs?

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How to set a keyboard as your default in iOS 8

One of the most popular new features of iOS 8 is the ability to use custom third party keyboards on your iPhone and iPad. Once you find the perfect keyboard for you, odds are you'll want it to be your go-to default for everything. Luckily, there's an easy way to set it as your default so you don't have to toggle back and forth each time you want to use it.

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