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iOS 8 wants: Better iCloud backups and storage management

Dear Apple: Please fix how Messages stores images and videos!

iMessage works well enough for sending texts and media like photos and videos. Sure, there are still some bugs involving the reliability and consistency of when and how messages pop up on multiple iOS and OS X devices, but for most people, most of the time, it just works. What doesn't "just work...
Person-centric computing: The future beyond iOS and OS X

Person-centric computing: The future beyond iOS and OS X

This is the dream: You pick up a phone or a tablet, you sit down to a laptop or desktop, you walk up to a display of any kind, and all of your stuff is just there, ready and waiting for you to use or enjoy. It's the future of decoupled computing where intelligence is independent of environment,...
How to resize photos on your iPhone, no computer needed!

How to resize photos on your iPhone, no computer needed!

If you use your iPhone as your go-to camera, you've undoubtedly come across photos that you want to print out and frame. The number one question I get from family and friends is how to make sure it'll fit into a given frame, whether it be 4x6, square, and so on. As it happens, you can size photos...
How to use the Remote app on your iPhone and iPad to control your Apple TV

How to control your Apple TV with the Remote app for iPhone or iPad

Apple's Remote app lets you control the Apple TV with your iPhone or iPad over Wi-Fi. Not only does that give you a backup if you ever lose the aluminum hardware remote that comes with the Apple TV, but it also lets you maintain control even if you're not in line-of-sight, makes navigating large...
Improve your iPhone's bedside manner with this quick Do Not Disturb tip

Improve your iPhone's bedside manner with this quick Do Not Disturb tip

Two weeks ago I wrote a ranty editorial on iMore in regards to the areas where I personally find the iPhone's features are lacking while I'm in bed catching zzzzz's. If you missed it, it's worth reading. It got a huge response and sparked an amazing community discussion. And I'm extremely glad I...
How to find out what audio quality you're really getting when streaming music over cellular on iPhone and iPad

How to determine if your streaming music's audio quality is worth paying for

A lot of music streaming services boast different bit rates to make their service more appealing than the next. Spotify, Beats Music, and others even boast up to 320 kbps over cellular. It eats a heck of a lot of data but for audiophiles, good audio quality while streaming music is a must....
iOS 7.1 beta 5 now available; developers, go grab it!

iOS 7.1 beta 5 now available; developers, go grab it!

Apple has released iOS 7.1 beta 5 to developers. If you're a registered iOS developer, you can download it from the Developer Center or over the air on an iOS device with a previous beta installed. To install over the air, go to Settings > General > Software Update, and hit Install....
How to customize the style of message flags on your iPhone and iPad

How to customize the style of message flags on your iPhone and iPad

When Apple released iOS 7 they included some tweaks to the Mail app including a way to customize message flags to suit your tastes. If you aren't a fan of the default flags that appear, there's now another option. Here's what it looks like and how to change it: How to change the email flag stay...
How to watch the 2014 Super Bowl live on your iPhone or iPad

How to watch the 2014 Super Bowl live on your iPhone or iPad

Super Bowl 48 is upon us and for the first time ever, FOX is offering ways for you to watch it live, no cable subscription required! So if you can't sit in front of the TV this Sunday with your friends and family, you can tune in on your iPhone or iPad and catch up with all the action when the...
Touch ID not working for you? Here's a fix!

Touch ID not working for you? Here's a fix!

Since Touch ID debuted there have been numerous reports of it not working so well for some people. From high failure rates to fingerprints becoming less sensitive over time, there's no denying some people experience problems. Steve Gibson over on TWiT's Security Now podcast recently talked about...
iOS 7.0.5 is here... but only for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in China?!

iOS 7.0.5 is here... but only for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in China?!

Apple has released iOS 7.0.5, a minor point release aimed at fixing iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c network provisioning in China. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be any bug fixes or performance and stability fixes for anyone else in there, which is kinda maddening. Because, re-springs. Update: iOS 7...
How to scan, sign, and send a PDF from your iPhone or iPad, no printer required!

How to scan, sign, and send a PDF from your iPhone or iPad, no printer required!

It's not uncommon nowadays for many of us to not have printers at home. For most of us our iPhones and iPads are a portable way to view and store documents. But what about times when you need to fill a form out and return it to someone? Most people immediately think they need a printer. Think...
iOS in the Car discovered buried in iOS 7.0.3, shown off on video

iOS in the Car discovered buried in iOS 7.0.3, shown off on video

Developer Steven Troughton-Smith did some digging into the currently shipping version of iOS, iOS 7.0.3 — not a beta! — and found iOS in the Car, something Apple announced back at WWDC 2013 in June but isn't shipping until laster this year. He notes in the YouTube description: Supports...
How to secure your iPhone and iPad with Activation Lock

How to secure your iPhone and iPad with Activation Lock

iPhones and iPads are stolen on a daily basis and while you can't always keep it from happening, you can make sure that a thief can't simply disable Find My iPhone leaving you without a way to track it by using Activation Lock. Not only that, it can also keep them from being able to restore your...
iOS 7 adoption rate ticks up to 80%

Apple claims iOS 7 is the most popular operating system in the world!

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer announced that the adoption rate for iOS 7 has ticked up a couple of points since the end of December, now standing at 80%. iOS 6 is installed on 17% of iOS devices, while iOS 5 and earlier is installed on 3%, according to the Apple Developer Portal. That compares to...
How to personalize your listening experience with iTunes Radio

How to personalize your listening experience with iTunes Radio

iTunes Radio is a great way to discover and enjoy music on the go with iPhone and iPad, or when you're in the office using iTunes. Even though you can always choose from featured stations that are constantly changing, it's always more fun to create your own stations. While how to create a station...
How to customize the Today screen in iOS 7 Notification Center

How to customize the Today view on Notification Center for iPhone and iPad

Notification Center, Apple's easy to pull down repository for all your alerts, includes a Today view that gives you day and date, next appointment, next destination, calendar list, reminders, stocks, an tomorrow's highlight all at a quick glance. But what if you just don't care about weather or...
Does nobody at Apple sleep?

Does nobody at Apple sleep?

Three ways Apple can improve the iPhone's bedside manner If you're on iMore reading this article, you already know the iPhone is a great device for powering through your day. There is no need for me to extol on what the iPhone does well. You know. As an iPhone owner who has also spent a lot of...
Apple promises fix for iOS 7 spontaneous rebooting

Apple promises fix for iOS 7 spontaneous rebooting

iOS 7 brought many changes and enhancements to the way we use our iPhones and iPads. Most of them are great, but there's also been some instability issues that can cause the device to spontaneously restart. Apple has acknowledged the issue and is promising a fix, according to Mashable. "We...
Where's Print to PDF on iPhone and iPad?

Where's Print to PDF on iPhone and iPad?

When Apple introduced AirPrint to iOS, they made it incredibly easy to send files right from your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to any compatible Wi-Fi printer in the vicinity. Unfortunately, what Apple didn't do was bring Print to PDF (Export as PDF) along for the ride. At least, not yet......

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