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Secret Safari shortcuts: Ten gestures to speed up your iPhone browsing!

Secret Safari shortcuts: Ten gestures to speed up your iPhone browsing!

Safari for iPhone spun out of Safari for Mac and was one of the very first fully functional web browsers ever to hit mobile. Taking all that power and making it simple and accessible for the masses meant that, over the years, a lot of shortcuts and time savers got hidden away behind gestures....
iWork apps for iOS and OS X updated with bug fixes and stability improvements

iWork apps for iOS and OS X updated with bug fixes and stability improvements

Apple has released a set of maintenance updates for its iWork applications on both iOS and OS X today. Overall, there's not much to report other than the usual stability improvements and bug fixes. The updates are now available for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for both iOS and OS X.
Apple will reportedly expand iOS beta testing to include Apple Store employees

Apple will reportedly expand iOS beta testing to include Apple Store employees

We've already seen Apple open up testing a tad more with a public beta program for OS X Yosemite, and now it looks like the tech giant is set to open up a bit more on the iOS front as well. According to a new report, Apple will soon extend testing of pre-release iOS builds to its retail store...
iOS 8 now installed on 68% of devices

iOS 8 now installed on 68% of devices

Apple has released the latest App Store distribution numbers, which give a breakdown of what percentage of devices are using which version of iOS, and iOS 8 has climbed a bit in the past few weeks. Versions of Apple's latest major release now stand at 68% of total iOS installations as of Jan. 5,...
What we want to see from Apple in 2015

What we want to see from Apple in 2015

With 2015 right around the corner, there's lots we could wish for. We could wish for the moon—or at the very least, a hoverboard prototype to show up at CES 2015. But as much fun as it is to wildly speculate on pie-in-the-sky ideas, we're going to travel a bit closer to Earth for our 2015...
How to copy/paste between your Macs and iOS devices

How to copy/paste between your Macs and iOS devices

A few weeks ago, I put a call out on Twitter for Continuity-based copy/paste apps: My kingdom for a Continuity-based copy/paste utility. Does this exist somewhere?— Serenity Caldwell (@settern) December 4, 2014 Since 2010, I'd been using Syncopy to sync clipboards between my Macs; unfortunately...
Ten technology tips for your family members this holiday

Ten technology tips for your family members this holiday

Every time I come home for Christmas, my folks ask me to fix something technology-related in their home. They're very intelligent people and generally good with Macs, but somehow I always end up having to troubleshoot something. (This Christmas: controlling the Nest thermostat through their iOS...
iOS 8 review: 3 months later

iOS 8 review: 3 months later

Three months ago we reviewed iOS 8, arguably the most jam-packed versions of the iPhone and iPad operating system we've seen since the introduction of the App Store back in 2008. Since then we've gotten updates — up to iOS 8.1.2 on the production branch and iOS 8.2 beta 2 on the developer branch...
App Santa returns to bring you some of the best apps for iOS and Mac for up to 60% off!

App Santa returns to bring you some of the best apps for iOS and Mac for up to 60% off!

App Santa is back! From December 16 to December 26, a number of independent developers have banded together to bring you some of the best apps for iOS and OS X for up to 60% off. From App Santa: App Santa is back, and bigger than ever before! Enjoy savings of up to 60% on award-winning apps...
Continuity: Where it is now, and our hopes and dreams for the future

Continuity: Where it is now, and our hopes and dreams for the future

Continuity is one of the major new features across Apple's new operating systems, iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, and the one that's best embodied Apple's "integration" theme. It lets you AirDrop just about anything between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It makes hotspots instantly available. It relays...
Workflow: Automator-style action for your iPhone and iPad

Workflow: Automator-style action for your iPhone and iPad

DeskConnect's Workflow is incredible. It brings a variant of OS X's Automator to the iPhone and iPad, giving mobile users detailed automation workflows for the first time. And it does so in an uncomplicated, easy-to-learn style, with a clean, smart interface. Once you've built a workflow, you can...
How to get Voice Memos off your iPhone

How to get Voice Memos off your iPhone

I use Apple's Voice Memos app for a variety of tasks — recording notes for work; strange foley sounds that might work well for The Incomparable's radio show; or, more recently, short song sketches or covers. When I want to get those off my iPhone, I've got a few different options: It all depends...
iOS 8.2 beta 2 available now for beta crowd

iOS 8.2 beta 2 available now for beta crowd

If you happen to be in the iOS 8 beta program, there's an OTA update for iOS 8.2 beta 2 waiting for you. This update's said to include bug fixes and performance improvements. The previous release of the 8.2 beta was the first to include the WatchKit SDK for building Apple Watch apps. Source:...
The case for a 'Safari view controller' for iOS 9

The case for a 'Safari view controller' for iOS 9

Web views are an incredibly convenient way to handle in-app browsing. Since they're WebKit, you get the same kind of experience and performance as Safari, but you don't have to send people hurtling out of your app and into Safari simply to show them a link. However, web views can't store cookies...
iOS 9 wish-list: VIP for Contacts, not just Mail

iOS 9 wish-list: VIP for Contacts, not just Mail

Mail's VIP feature is great. I can "star" the people most important to me, thus enabling sound and Lock screen notifications solely for them. It's a great way to make sure I'm alerted when I get email that matters, and avoid being interrupted when it doesn't. My problem? VIP currently only exists...
Apple releases iOS 8.1.2

Apple releases iOS 8.1.2

Apple has released a new iOS 8 to the public, this time iOS 8.1.2. The update is available for download over the air on your device or through iTunes. This update is supposed to correct an issue that may have caused ringtones purchased through iTunes to be removed from devices. You can restore...
Transmit update removes uploading to iCloud at Apple's request

Transmit update removes uploading to iCloud at Apple's request

Transmit, the popular cloud storage management app for iOS scored an update today, but that isn't the big news. Along with bug fixes, Panic, the developers behind Transmit, had to remove the app's ability to send files to other services, including iCloud, because of a conflict with Apple's...
Mozilla is finally working on bringing Firefox to iOS

Mozilla to finally bring Firefox to iOS

Though Apple has historically been pretty restrictive when it comes to third-party browsers on iOS, it looks like Mozilla may finally be making the plunge onto your iPhone in the near future. Mozilla's release manager, Lukas Blakk, said via Twitter today that the company is going to bring Firefox...
How to use iTunes in the Cloud: The ultimate guide

How to use iTunes in the Cloud: The ultimate guide

iTunes in the Cloud lets you access content you've bought from iTunes Store, the App Store, and iBooks Store from any device you have linked to your iTunes account. That means you can re-download previous purchases to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, or to your Windows or Mac PC running iTunes...
iOS 9 wish-list: 'Favorite' iMessages

iOS 9 wish-list: 'Favorite' iMessages

Sometimes I'm having a conversation on iMessage and the person — or one of the people in a group — I'm conversing with says something so funny, so profound, so touching, or so important I just want to favorite it so they'll know, and so that I'll be able to find it again in the future when I want...

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