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iMore show 402: 3x iPhone, multi-window iPad

iMore show 402: 3x iPhone, multi-window iPad

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode Rene and Peter are joined by Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac to talk about Apple/Beats, 3x iPhone 6, multi-window iPad, OS X 10.10 redesign, Healthbook, and more! Subscribe and watch or...
iOS 8 wants: Customizable Control Center

iOS 8 wants: Customizable Control Center

Apple introduced Control Center in iOS 7 as a way to quickly get to the settings, controls, and basic functions most iPhone and iPad users need most of the time. That includes Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, and Orientation Lock, Brightness, media scrubber, player controls, and...
iOS 8 wants: Privacy Sheets to make permissions manageable

iOS 8 wants: Privacy Sheets to make permissions manageable

Back in February 2012 I wrote about, in part, the need for more granular privacy controls for the iPhone and iPad. Later that year we got them in the form of iOS 6 Privacy Settings. Apps had to ask you for permission to use each and every one of them, but they'd ask one after the other. "[App]...
Why high bit-rate and HD audio are all about marketing, not music

Why high bit-rate and HD audio are all about marketing, not music

High bit rate — kilobit per second — and HD audio — 24bit vs. 16bit — are getting a lot of attention lately, whether it's because streaming services are offering more or less kbps or upcoming devices are promising higher fidelity sound or Apple is rumored to be adding those features to iOS 8 and...
iOS 8 rumored to bring split-screen multitasking to the iPad

iOS 8 rumored to bring split-screen multitasking to the iPad

Apple's iPad is reported to be getting amped-up multi-tasking through a split-screen mechanism in iOS 8. The feature would be a stark departure for iOS, which though supporting multitasking apps, has only ever allowed a device to display one running app at a time. Taking advantage of the larger...
iMore show 401: iPhone 6 size, Retina MacBook Air price-point speculation

iMore show 401: iPhone 6 size, Retina MacBook Air price-point speculation

The iMore show is our iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple news, opinion, and review show. It's everything you need to know about the week of Apple! On this week's episode, Rene, Peter, and Ally talk about Angela Ahrendts arriving, Katie Cotton leaving, iPhone 6 screen size, Retina MacBook Air price-point...
iOS 8 wants: Unified AirDrop

iOS 8 wants: Unified AirDrop

AirDrop, as it is currently implemented on iPhone and iPad in iOS 7 isn't compatible with the service of the same name as it's currently implemented on the Mac in OS X Mavericks. In other words, you can't AirDrop between iOS devices and Macs, and that's both frustrating and confusing. Apple...
iOS 8 wants: A smarter, contextually aware Spotlight search

iOS 8 wants: A smarter, contextually aware Spotlight search

Imagine if, in iOS 8 or some future version of Apple's mobile operating system, Spotlight became a secondary, text-based point of access to Siri, able to parse the same type of natural language queries and commands, and retrieve the same kinds of responses, and perform the same kinds of actions?...
Mobile health executive claims he sat down with iWatch team to talk 'Healthbook'-style platform

Mobile health executive claims he sat down with iWatch team to talk 'Healthbook'-style platform

An unnamed mobile health executive is saying he sat down with Apple's iWatch team to talk about something that sounds a lot like the Healthbook platform rumored for iOS 8. The iWatch, Healthbook, and iOS 8 haven't been announced yet, and Apple's typically incredibly secretive about unannounced...
Apple is aware of iOS 7 mail attachment bug, working on a fix

Apple is aware of iOS 7 mail attachment bug, working on a fix

A bug has been discovered in iOS 7 that causes email attachments to not be encrypted. Before anyone panics, however, in order for an attacker to exploit the bug they'd need to a) steal your device and, b) brute force or jailbreak-bypass the passcode or password, which c) currently means there's...
Would you want Apple to put health sensors in your EarPods? [Poll]

Would you want Apple to put health sensors in your EarPods? [Poll]

Do you want health sensors in your Apple EarPods headphones? How would you feel about Apple putting health sensors into their next-generation EarPods headphones? There are a ton of health-related rumors swirling around iOS 8 and Healthbook, the iPhone 6 and even the still-mythical iWatch, and...
iOS 8 wants: Better file attachment handling

iOS 8 wants: Better file attachment handling

Almost 8 years after it was introduced, you still can't attach files to emails in iOS. While iOS 6 has introduced a method to attach photos and videos to in-progress emails, it suffers from poor discoverability, and only works with content from the Photos app. If you want to attach any other file...
iCloud apps on a MacBook Pro

Apple reportedly pulling designers off iOS 8 to finish OS X 10.10 refresh

Normally this sort of resource reallocation story leads with Apple taking developers off OS X to finish an update to iOS, but the latest report says that the opposite is happening with development of OS X 10.10: Apple is pulling programmers from development of iOS 8 to finish development of the...
iOS 8 wants: Files.app + DocumentPicker, because file handling on iPhone and iPad has hit a brick wall

iOS 8 wants: Files.app + DocumentPicker, because file handling on iPhone and iPad has hit a brick wall

I deeply, truly, desperately want Apple to add a Files app and DocumentPicker controller to the iPhone and iPad in iOS 8. I've wanted it going on 4 years, and every year more than the last. It is, in my very humble opinion, one of the biggest, most frustrating holes remaining on Apple's mobile...
How iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 need to fix iCloud Keychain

How iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 need to fix iCloud Keychain

iCloud Keychain lets you generate, store, and manage strong, unique passwords between your iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac. In theory, that's an amazing win for both convenience and security. Unfortunately, it's only in theory. Sadly there are two big problems with iCloud Keychain, one conceptual, one...
Early iPhone engineer shares stories of Safari's move to mobile

Early iPhone engineer shares stories of Safari's move to mobile

What was it like moving Apple's Safari web browser from the Mac to the original iPhone? More interestingly, what was it like doing it under the attention of Steve Jobs? Former Apple engineer Francisco Tolmasky, one of the team members who helped do just that, spoke with Brian X. Chen about it as...
Why Nike would be smart to outsource their fitness hardware to Apple and the iWatch

Why Nike would be smart to outsource their fitness hardware to Apple and the iWatch

There's a rumor going around that Nike is axing their Nike Fuelband hardware division. Whether it ultimately proves to be true or false, given where Apple is and where they may be going with iOS 8, iPhone 6, and perhaps even an iWatch, it makes a ton of sense. A few years ago Sonos, the Wi-Fi...
Dynamic affordance: Can the iOS 8 interface be made smarter?

Dynamic affordance: Can the iOS 8 interface be made smarter?

Depending on who you are and how you feel, iOS 7 either took the training wheels off to fully embrace digital design, or it removed so much interface as to crush usability. Both are true. iOS is used by a wide range of people, from the digital and mobile immigrant — those who grew up reading...
Yahoo search on iPhone

Yahoo really really wants to be the default search engine for iPhones and iPads

Fire up Safari on your iPhone or iPad today and you'll most likely find Google as the default search engine — but if Yahoo has their way that might change. Users have the option to change from Google to other search providers such as Bing or Yahoo, but Google's had the default spot locked down...
Apple Maps

Why Apple Maps lead me to a meltdown in Central London

There are rumors that iOS 8 will be addressing a lot of lingering concerns over the reliability and usefulness of Apple's Maps. I very much hope so. Because I bring to you this Monday a tale of woe. A tale of using Apple Maps navigation, Central London and lots and lots of swearing. This is the...

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