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App Store offering up older versions of iOS apps for some, leaves many unanswered questions

App Store offering up older versions of iOS apps for some, leaves many unanswered questions

When iOS 7 hits tomorrow, app compatibility with older versions of iOS will become a thing again, though it looks as if Apple may be about to implement a solution for owners of older hardware. A Reddit thread has emerged, alerting us to some folks being offered a download of an older version of...
iOS 7 appears to be bringing Siri out of beta

iOS 7 appears to be bringing Siri out of beta

Siri is no longer flagged as "Beta" on Apple's Siri product page which may indicate that, two years following its launch alongside the iPhone 4s, the virtual assistant is finally ready for life in the release world. A natural language interface that exists as a layer on top of Apple's mobile...
iCloud Keychain

iCloud Keychain now "coming soon," not shipping with iOS 7?

If you take a trip down the iOS 7 page over on Apple.com an interesting amendment has emerged next to iCloud Keychain that suggests it may not ship with iOS 7 next week. While iOS 7 itself is still technically "coming soon," the only other item specifically labelled this way is iOS in the car,...
Apple calls for developers to submit iOS 7 apps

Apple calls for developers to submit iOS 7 apps

With iOS 7 going Gold Master on Tuesday and planned for a September 18th release, Apple is officially opening the doors to developers who want to submit apps to the App Store built for the new operating system. The company put out the call for iOS 7 apps today on their web site and in an e-mail...
iWork, iPhoto, and iMovie for iOS going free with all new iOS devices

iWork, iPhoto, and iMovie for iOS going free with all new iOS devices [updated]

Apple has just announced live from their iPhone event that the entire iWork suite comprising of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote as well as iMove and iPhoto will be free with the purchase of any new iOS device. Currently, all of these apps are priced at $9.99 in the App Store. There doesn't seem to...
iOS 7

iOS 7 Gold Master now available, developers go get it!

As we might have suspected prior to todays iPhone event out in Cupertino, the Gold Master (GM) build of iOS 7 is now available for developers to download. This comes ahead of the public release of iOS 7 on September 18. Registered iOS developers should head into the Apple Developer Center where...
iOS 7 launching on September 18

iOS 7 launching on September 18

Today Apple announced that iOS 7 will be rolled out to iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5th. gen on September 18. If you're wondering what you'll be getting, it's best to check out our full preview of iOS 7. Obviously the big thing is the new user interface focused...
How to master iBooks for iOS: Top 5 iBooks tips for faster sorting, organizing, reading, and sharing

How to master iBooks for iOS: Top 5 iBooks tips for faster sorting, organizing, reading, and sharing

Master iBooks for iPhone and iPad with these tips and tricks for sorting, organizing, and managing your digital books and documents. iBooks not only lets you read PDF files and ebooks right on your iPhone and iPad, but lets you manage and interact with your reading collection in several...
How to rate a movie or tv show with Netflix for iOS

How to rate a movie or tv show with Netflix for iOS

If you use Netflix on your iPhone and iPad regularly to find and discover new shows and movies, you may take into consideration ratings before you decide what to watch. Contributing to ratings always makes a community a better place and Netflix is no exception. You can even rate shows and movies...
How to manage notification settings for new messages in the Gmail for iOS app

How to manage notification settings for new messages in the Gmail for iOS app

If you have multiple Gmail accounts set up in the Gmail app for iPhone and iPad, you may not need to receive push notifications for new messages for every single account. Luckily with the Gmail app, your options aren't all or nothing. You can easily choose what accounts you'd like to receive...
How to add a label to a message in the Gmail for iOS app

How to add a label to a message in the Gmail for iOS app

If you use Gmail and have labels set up for sorting messages, you can easily access them directly from your iPhone and iPad too. Not only do labels show up so you can view messages tagged with them, but you can add existing labels to new messages right from the app. Here's how: Launch the Gmail...
Top 5 Safari tips and tricks: How to browse in private, access web pages faster, use iCloud tabs, and more!

How to master Safari for iOS: Top 5 tips for better, faster browsing

Master Safari for iPhone and iPad with these tips and tricks to help you browse better, find data faster, and more! Whether you're brand new to iOS or a seasoned pro looking for that extra edge, there's a lot of functionality in Apple's Safari web browser for iOS that's hidden just below the...
How to use the My List feature in Netflix to save movies and shows for later

How to use the My List feature in Netflix to save movies and shows for later

Netflix offers a convenient My List feature that lets you save titles of movies and shows that you want to remember to watch later. If you happen to be browsing Netflix on your iPhone or iPad, you can easily add shows to your watch later list in just a few taps. Here's how: Launch the Netflix...
Head of Android design comments on Google violating the iOS interface guidelines

Head of Android design comments on Google violating the iOS interface guidelines

Matias Duarte is a hell of a designer. He helped create webOS and then brought Android into the consistent, coherent 21st century. So, when he shares his thoughts on Google failing to use standard iOS icons in their iOS apps, it's worth a read. From Google+: Iconography is an interesting...
How to access open booksmarks on other devices with Chrome for iOS

How to access open booksmarks on other devices with Chrome for iOS

Chrome for both iPhone and iPad tie into your Google Account and not only syncs bookmarks across any device you may need them on, but can also track open browser tabs on any device you're signed into your Google account through Chrome with. This can be a huge time saver if you have a webpage open...
App Store Year Four: Subscriptions, iCloud offer fantastic new services... and controversies

App Store Year Four: Subscriptions, iCloud offer fantastic new services... and controversies

The time between the developer preview for iOS 4 and iOS 5 was the longest to date. Rather than a spring event like in previous years, Apple didn't reveal any details of iOS 5 until WWDC 2011 in June. Also, rather than a summer release, general availability was held off until October of that year...
App Store Year Three: Mild-mannered multitasking, iAD, and getting Game Center

App Store Year Three: Mild-mannered multitasking, iAD, and getting Game Center

In celebration of the App Store's 5th anniversary we're taking a look back at its history, which in 2009 meant folders to load up even more apps, and multitasking to keep a select few running more often Going into its third year, the App Store had become successful beyond anyone - probably...
Lightning aside, that 30-pin dock connector ain't going nowhere

Lightning aside, that 30-pin dock connector ain't going nowhere

Even with rumors of Apple fast-tracking the 30-pin dock connector's demise, millions of legacy devices aren't going to disappear over night When Apple introduced the iPhone 5, fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini, they also introduced the Lightning connector, a new interface to replace the 30-...
Apple tells developers to get ready for the new App Store kids categories

Apple tells developers to get ready for the new App Store kids categories

Following up on the WWDC 2013, announcement of new iOS 7 kids categories for the App Store, Apple has emailed registered developers in order to help them prepare any child-friendly apps they may be submitting when it goes live. The email says, in part: You can only choose one age range for...
Apple releases iOS 7 beta 6 - Developers, go get it!

Apple releases iOS 7 beta 6 - Developers, go get it!

Apple has released beta 6 for iOS 7, which seems to just be a little bit of a bump from that of beta 5 as this release comes in significantly smaller. Perhaps, it's more of a minor bug fix than anything else. Registered developers can get it now by going to Settings > General > Software...

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