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How to turn on iCloud backup on your iPhone or iPad

How to turn on iCloud backup on your iPhone or iPad

With iCloud, Apple has made it easier than every to backup your iPhone or iPad. iCloud backups are stored on Apple's servers, so if your iPhone or iPad ever gets broken, lost, or stolen, you can rest assured that all your photos, accounts, documents, Health data, HomeKit configurations, and other...
iOS 8.1.1 lands with bug fixes and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s

iOS 8.1.1 lands with bug fixes and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s

Alright folks, there's an update for iOS 8 out there — 8.1.1 is the version, and bug fixes are the name of the game. iOS 8.1.1 brings an assortment of unspecified bug fixes to iPhone and iPad, and we're hopeful they'll fix some of the more glaring issues with iOS 8.1 (looking at you, shy keyboard...
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...
YouTube for iOS nabs an update, brings improved music features

YouTube for iOS nabs an update, brings improved music features

Following its announcement of brand new music features earlier today, YouTube for iOS grabbed an update tonight. The update makes your music browsing experience better with the inclusion of a new dedicated music page that offers up listening recommendations. Also along for the ride is the ability...
Box for iOS grabs an update, brings Touch ID support

Box for iOS snags Touch ID support, automatic photo uploads in latest update

Box for iOS has grabbed an update today, bringing the cloud storage app up to version 3.5 with a ton of new features. The big hallmark of this update is Touch ID support, something that we've seen a number of apps taking advantage of now that Apple has opened the feature up in iOS 8. In addition...
How to use iMovie to create slow-motion videos

How to use iMovie to create slow-motion videos

I got a bunch of requests from folks to explain how, exactly, I did those variable speed-up-slow-downs in my iPhone 6 camera video, so this week, we're taking a look at how you can use iMovie for iOS to do just that. As of iOS 8, iMovie for iOS received a whole bunch of speed controls beyond "...
AirDrop troll your friends (and avoid getting trolled yourself)

AirDrop troll your friends (and avoid getting trolled yourself)

The Verge's Josh Lowensohn has recently been partaking in a time-honored Internet technology tradition—light trolling. His method of choice? AirDrop, Apple's wireless file-sharing technology that allows you to send just about anything to iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Each day I get on the train...
CBS Radio News grabs update, brings CarPlay support

CBS Radio News grabs update, brings CarPlay support

It looks like CBS has been busy today. In addition to getting its own channel on Apple TV earlier today, the network has also brought an update to its Radio News app for iOS. The big news in this update is that it brings support for CarPlay, allowing you to listen to a selection of on-demand...
Apple sends out email encouraging users to upgrade to iOS 8

Apple sends out email encouraging upgrade to iOS 8

Apple has recently begun sending out an email encouraging those who opted to stick with an older version of iOS to upgrade to iOS 8. The email details all of the major features of iOS 8 along with instructions on how to install the update both via your iDevice or iTunes. This email is probably...
How to AirDrop files between iPhone and iPad

How to use AirDrop to instantly share files from your iPhone or iPads

AirDrop lets you quickly and easily transfer files between iPhones and iPads (and Macs). It uses Bluetooth Low Energy to broadcast, discover, and negotiate connections, and point-to-point Wi-Fi to transfer information. That makes it power efficient, fast, and secure. When you're using it between...
EFF ranks iMessage, Facetime more secure than mass market competitors

EFF ranks iMessage, Facetime more secure than mass market competitors

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued security rankings for several popular communication platforms, including Apple's iMessage Google's Hangouts and Skype from Microsoft. Both iMessage and Apple's FaceTime were named as the best mass market options for secure messaging according to...
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Dim your screen further than Control Center allows (and other cool iOS 8 tricks)

Dan Frakes, formerly of Macworld, took some time on Monday to write up a giant compendium of iOS 8 tips, tricks, and hints that he's compiled over his months beta-testing the operating system. There's a lot of good stuff in there for people interested in Mail shortcuts, Siri, and Safari, but my...
How to deal with zip files on your iPhone or iPad

How to deal with zip files on your iPhone or iPad

Zip files—that is, single-file bundles that contain multiple items—are incredibly useful tools. On my Mac, I use zip files for all sorts of tasks: shrinking document sizes, transferring data from one place to another, and collecting various files together into a single bundle. On the iPhone and...
How to turn of Find My iPhone remotely and bypass Activation Lock

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...
Hands on with Apple Pay

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...
How to add a credit or debit card to Apple Pay

How to add a credit or debit card to Apple Pay

Apple Pay lets you make in-store purchases with your iPhone, and online purchases with your iPhone or iPad, with just a touch of the Home button or the tapping out of a passcode. It makes it easy to start ditching your wallet for your device. All you have to do is add your credit or debit cards...
Apple releases iOS 8.1: Here's Apple Pay, Continuity, and more!

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. Apple Pay will allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners pay securely using their phones at participating retailers. Additionally, some merchant...
iOS 8 install base at 48% after just four weeks

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

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...
Pioneer CarPlay

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...

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