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How would you change the Lock screen?

How would you change the Lock screen?

The Lock screen serves too diametrically opposed functions — to secure your iPhone or iPad against unauthorized access, and to provide convenient access to information and actions. The original iPhone simply, delightfully let you swipe to unlock, with or without a passcode. Over time, Apple has...
Apple once again said to be adding transit directions to Maps in iOS 9

Apple once again said to be adding transit directions to Maps in iOS 9

Transit directions, missing since Apple switched away from Google as a data provider for iOS 6, are once again said to be returning in iOS 9. Transit directions would be a major new feature to Apple's Maps application in iOS 9. The new directions, which were reportedly supposed to debut last year...
What would you change about Control Center?

What would you change about Control Center?

Control Center is a way to get at all your toggles, sliders, buttons, and basic actions, all in one place. Since it's debut in iOS 7 back in 2013, Control Center hasn't changed much. Pull it up from the bottom of the screen and you get quick access to a variety of options. The top row gives you...

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Transit directions may roll out to a limited selection of cities with iOS 9

Transit directions may roll out to a limited selection of cities with iOS 9

Apple will reportedly stage a limited rollout of its transit feature in iOS 9, bringing it to only a few cities across North America, Europe, and China. Although first-party transit directions are said to be returning to iOS with the release of iOS 9, only a few cities will be supported when the...
iOS 9 said to pack support for Force Touch on the iPhone 6s

iOS 9 said to pack support for Force Touch on the iPhone 6s

Along with enhancements for Maps, security, and performance, iOS 9 is also said to contain small but important changes to usability, including support for Force Touch on the as-yet-unannounced iPhone 6s. Reports of some of the major new features in iOS 9 have already surfaced, but now we might...
Stability and security said to be the primary focuses for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11

Stability and security said to be the primary focuses for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11

Apple is said to be planning fewer user-facing feature additions for iOS 9 and OS 10.11, putting a bigger focus on quality and polish. Apple's major software releases for 2015, iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, will reportedly have fewer tentpole features for users than previous upgrades, with Apple...
Apple once again said to be adding transit directions to Maps in iOS 9

Apple once again said to be adding transit directions to Maps in iOS 9

Transit directions, missing since Apple switched away from Google as a data provider for iOS 6, are once again said to be returning in iOS 9. Transit directions would be a major new feature to Apple's Maps application in iOS 9. The new directions, which were reportedly supposed to debut last year...
iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 may take a typography lesson from the Apple Watch

iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 may take a typography lesson from the Apple Watch

Apple will reportedly make their new San Francisco typeface the system font for both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11. San Francisco, the current system font on the Apple Watch, will reportedly also be the system font for both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11. It would replace Helvetica Neue, the current system font on...
I'd love it if iOS 9 brought 'complications' to the iPhone lock screen

I'd love it if iOS 9 brought 'complications' to the iPhone lock screen

Complications are what I miss most when not wearing my Apple Watch, especially when I'm looking at my iPhone lock screen. I've been thinking about this for a while, but I became acutely aware of it this weekend when I took my Apple Watch off for a couple of hours to see what, if anything, I'd...
Shared Google Calendars not showing up on iPhone, iPad, and Mac? Here's the fix!

Shared Google Calendars not showing up on iPhone, iPad, and Mac? Here's the fix!

Having problems getting Google Calendars to show up in the Calendars app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac? If you accepted an invitation from someone to share a Google calendar but aren't seeing it on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac; it could be due to your Google Sync settings. Google turns sync off by...
iCloud Photo Library: Out of storage messages and how to fix it!

iCloud Photo Library: Out of storage messages and how to fix it!

Setting up iCloud Photo Library on a Mac or PC for the first time can result in out of storage messages on iPhone and iPad. iCloud Photo Library can help you save tremendous amounts of storage across iPhones, iPads, and Macs. For most of us, we have thousands of photos stored on our computers....
How to open links in the background with Safari for iPhone and iPad

How to open links in the background with Safari for iPhone and iPad

Opening Safari links in the background lets you open links without losing your place. You're reading a lengthy article on Safari for iPhone or iPad and you've found a link that you want to check out later. If you tap it, you'll load it and navigate away from the current page, even if you aren't...
Apple releases new beta of iOS 8.4 to developers and AppleSeed testers

Apple releases new beta of iOS 8.4 to developers and AppleSeed testers

Apple has released their third beta of iOS 8.4 to developers. They have also launched the second beta version for AppleSeed testers. Developers can grab the latest beta of iOS 8.4 from Apple's iOS Developer Center. Additionally, developers, as well as AppleSeed testers, can download the new...

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