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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...
In-store with Apple Pay: The walletless future is now!

In-store with Apple Pay: The walletless future is now!

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...
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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...
Sorry everyone, no more downgrading from iOS 8 to iOS 7

Sorry everyone, no more downgrading from iOS 8 back to iOS 7

Apple has stopped signing the latest version of iOS 7, 7.1.2, making life more difficult for people looking to downgrade a device running iOS 8. Users with devices that can't run iOS 8, such as the iPhone 4, can still download the latest compatible version of iOS 7. From AppleInsider: With...
Apple releases iOS 8.0.1 with slew of bug fixes

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...
iPhone to iPhone 6: History in specs

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...
How to set a keyboard as your default in iOS 8

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'...
Clearing up the iCloud Drive confusion: No, there's no iCloud Drive app

Clearing up the iCloud Drive confusion: No, there's no iCloud Drive app on iOS!

The launch of iOS 8 brought with it the launch of iCloud Drive, and... a whole lot of confusion. Apple stated during the WWDC keynote that while iCloud Drive was coming to both the Mac and iOS, there would not be a standalone iCloud Drive app. That's not a problem with OS X Yosemite because it's...
Yes, Camera Roll is gone in iOS 8 — Here's where it went and why!

Yes, Camera Roll is gone in iOS 8 — Here's where it went and why!

One of the first things many people noticed yesterday after upgrading to iOS 8 was that the Camera Roll and Photo Stream sections in the Photos app were completely missing. This left many people confused and alarmed as to where their Camera Roll photos went, and understandably so. However, your...
Did you update to iOS 8?

Did you update to iOS 8?

Did you update to iOS 8? The dust is starting to settle as the great iOS 8 update is now with us. Despite all of the issues with download queues, long install times and potentially having to clear out oodles of space on our devices to accept the OTA, update day has a very different level of...
What iCloud Drive storage plan should you get?

What iCloud Drive storage plan should you get?

iCloud Drive is revamping the traditional iCloud service we've been using for a few years now. Instead of just being able to house your contacts, calendars, Photo Stream, and backups, iCloud Drive can act as a central repository for lots of different kinds of files. You can then access these...
Is your iPhone or iPad running out of storage space? Here's how to fix it!

Not enough storage space on your iPhone or iPad to install iOS 8? Here's how to fix it!

Trying to install iOS 8 to your iPhone or iPad but getting a not enough storage message? Not only can we help you figure out what is eating up your storage space, we can also make some suggestions on how to remedy it so you can get back to installing iOS 8, error free! How to find out what's...
The coolest iOS 8 features you need to know about!

The coolest iOS 8 features you need to know about!

iOS 8 is finally available to the public and brings with it lots of new features, as well as some updates and enhancements to existing ones. From custom keyboards to new ways to silence and send messages, there's a lot of new stuff to explore and learn about. So once you've upgraded your iPhone...

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