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How to use the new, diverse emoji keyboard on iPhone and iPad

How to use the new, diverse emoji keyboard on iPhone and iPad

iOS 8.3 has over 300 new, more diverse emoji, including five alternate skin tones and thirty two new country flags As part of Apple's ongoing efforts to address diversity, iOS 8.3 includes a much wider array of cultures and ethnicities for face and hand symbols on iPhone and iPad. Face and hand...
iOS 8.3 beta now on Apple Seed, appears to be invitation only

iOS 8.3 beta now on Apple Seed, appears to be invitation only

Apple has started sending out email invitations to some members of the Apple Seed program, inviting them to beta test iOS 8.3. Based on the contents of the email — some of us here received it — it looks like Apple is not doing a full-on public beta like they did for OS X Yosemite, but are instead...
Best custom keyboards for iOS 8

Best custom keyboards for iOS 8: Customize how you communicate!

If you're running iOS 8 or later on your iPhone or iPad, you can install custom third-party keyboards from the App Store. Whether you want to swipe your way to faster messaging, access GIFs right from your keyboard, or just want to add a little flair to your keys, there are quite a few options to...
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Touch ID not working for you post iOS 8.3? Here's the fix!

Touch ID not working for you post iOS 8.3? Here's the fix!

A few of you have written in to say Touch ID isn't working to authorize iTunes or App Store purchases, and/or for third party apps, following the iOS 8.3 update. We've not been able to duplicate the problem on any of our devices, but after helping several people, we have come across what looks...
How to use the new, diverse emoji keyboard on iPhone and iPad

How to use the new, diverse emoji keyboard on iPhone and iPad

iOS 8.3 has over 300 new, more diverse emoji, including five alternate skin tones and thirty two new country flags As part of Apple's ongoing efforts to address diversity, iOS 8.3 includes a much wider array of cultures and ethnicities for face and hand symbols on iPhone and iPad. Face and hand...
Apple releases iOS 8.3 to the public with performance improvements, new emoji, and more

Apple releases iOS 8.3 to the public with performance improvements, new emoji, and more

Apple has released iOS 8.3 to the public, and users can grab the update either over the air or through iTunes. The third major update for iOS 8, 8.3 adds a number of improvements, including over 300 new and diverse emoji characters. Also added in this update are a number of performance fixes....
iOS 8, OS X Yosemite and future shock

iOS 8, OS X Yosemite and future shock

I love my Macs and my iOS devices, but I can't help but feel like things are getting out of control. When I look at the gadgets that my family and I take for granted, I feel like I live in the future. Smart tablets, smart phones, smart watches. Despite all these smart devices, though, there's a...
Why does my iPhone or iPad freeze when I delete apps?

iPhone or iPad freezing when you delete apps? Here's the work-around!

You touch and hold an icon to put your iPhone or iPad into jiggly mode, tap the X button to delete an app, and then... nothing. Literally nothing. Everything just freezes up and seems to hang for a while. Eventually the confirm delete dialog box pops up, but it takes way longer than it should....
iOS 8 review: Six months later

iOS 8 review: Six months later

Six months ago Apple released iOS 8, the biggest update to the company's mobile operating system since the advent of the App Store in 2008. Six months ago Apple released iOS 8, the biggest update to the company's mobile operating system since the advent of the App Store in 2008. We reviewed iOS...
iOS 8 adoption rate now stands at 77%

iOS 8 adoption rate now stands at 77%

Apple's latest App Store distribution numbers show that iOS 8 has now been installed on 77% of all compatible devices as of March 16, 2015. iOS 7 now stands at 20%, with all the older versions claiming a total of 3% of installs. While the new stats represent a 5% gain compared to the iOS 8...
iOS 8.3 beta now on Apple Seed, appears to be invitation only

iOS 8.3 beta now on Apple Seed, appears to be invitation only

Apple has started sending out email invitations to some members of the Apple Seed program, inviting them to beta test iOS 8.3. Based on the contents of the email — some of us here received it — it looks like Apple is not doing a full-on public beta like they did for OS X Yosemite, but are instead...
The iOS 8 animation curve

The iOS 8 animation curve

Following the introduction of iOS 7 back in June of 2013, a common complaint from developers and designers was that the system animations took to long to complete, making the interface feel slow. Apple sped up the animations before release, but for some they still felt too slow. Since iOS 8 didn't...
iPhone slow? Here's how to speed up iOS 8!

iPhone slow? Here's how to speed up iOS 8!

No matter which generation iPhone you have, there are ways to help keep scrolling smooth, apps launching fast, and the system snappy. Whether you're still worried about updating to iOS 8 on your iPhone 4s, or you simply want to make sure your brand-new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus stays as quick as...

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