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iOS 8.1.1 on iPad gives back 500MB of storage space

iOS 8.1.1 on iPad gives back 500MB of storage space

iOS 8.1.1 not only provides bug fixes and performance improvements, especially for iPhone 4s and iPad 2, but it also comes with a nice surprise for all iPad owners — it returns about half a gigabyte of storage space. After hearing about it from several readers last night, I tested it on a couple...
How Apple keeps your Handoff data private and secure

How Apple keeps your Handoff data private and secure

Handoff is part of Continuity, which is designed to make iPhones, iPads, and Macs work together more quickly, easily, and seamlessly than ever before. Rather than putting the same interface across all their devices, or making the web the center of the universe, Handoff is keeping things personal...
How to turn on iCloud backup on your iPhone or iPad

How to turn on iCloud backup on your iPhone or iPad

With iCloud, Apple has made it easier than every to backup your iPhone or iPad. iCloud backups are stored on Apple's servers, so if your iPhone or iPad ever gets broken, lost, or stolen, you can rest assured that all your photos, accounts, documents, Health data, HomeKit configurations, and other...
iOS 8.1.1 lands with bug fixes and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s

iOS 8.1.1 lands with bug fixes and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s

Alright folks, there's an update for iOS 8 out there — 8.1.1 is the version, and bug fixes are the name of the game. iOS 8.1.1 brings an assortment of unspecified bug fixes to iPhone and iPad, and we're hopeful they'll fix some of the more glaring issues with iOS 8.1 (looking at you, shy keyboard...
iOS 9 wish-list: 'Hey Siri!' activation alternatives

iOS 9 wish-list: 'Hey Siri!' activation alternatives

Too early to start thinking about iOS 9? Not at all. Features are already getting pushed, pitched and locked down for next year, so what better time to bring some attention to things that... well... need some attention. "Hey Siri!" is a good one to start with. When your iPhone or iPad is plugged...
YouTube for iOS nabs an update, brings improved music features

YouTube for iOS nabs an update, brings improved music features

Following its announcement of brand new music features earlier today, YouTube for iOS grabbed an update tonight. The update makes your music browsing experience better with the inclusion of a new dedicated music page that offers up listening recommendations. Also along for the ride is the ability...
Box for iOS grabs an update, brings Touch ID support

Box for iOS snags Touch ID support, automatic photo uploads in latest update

Box for iOS has grabbed an update today, bringing the cloud storage app up to version 3.5 with a ton of new features. The big hallmark of this update is Touch ID support, something that we've seen a number of apps taking advantage of now that Apple has opened the feature up in iOS 8. In addition...
How to use iMovie to create slow-motion videos

How to use iMovie to create slow-motion videos

I got a bunch of requests from folks to explain how, exactly, I did those variable speed-up-slow-downs in my iPhone 6 camera video, so this week, we're taking a look at how you can use iMovie for iOS to do just that. As of iOS 8, iMovie for iOS received a whole bunch of speed controls beyond "...
AirDrop troll your friends (and avoid getting trolled yourself)

AirDrop troll your friends (and avoid getting trolled yourself)

The Verge's Josh Lowensohn has recently been partaking in a time-honored Internet technology tradition—light trolling. His method of choice? AirDrop, Apple's wireless file-sharing technology that allows you to send just about anything to iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Each day I get on the train...
How to migrate your Dropbox files to iCloud Drive, and why you may want to wait

How to migrate your Dropbox files to iCloud Drive, and why you may want to wait

iCloud Drive is Apple's new and improved way to get to all of your files on all of your devices. If you're all in on the Apple ecosystem, you might even want to know how to move your data over from other services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, or One Drive. The good news is: There is a way to...
NSFW: Note to Apple: Innovation shouldn't cost stability

NSFW: Note to Apple: Innovation shouldn't cost stability

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome. Everyone's had that experience where...
CBS Radio News grabs update, brings CarPlay support

CBS Radio News grabs update, brings CarPlay support

It looks like CBS has been busy today. In addition to getting its own channel on Apple TV earlier today, the network has also brought an update to its Radio News app for iOS. The big news in this update is that it brings support for CarPlay, allowing you to listen to a selection of on-demand...
Google Drive snags support for Touch ID, iOS 8

Google Drive snags support for Touch ID, iOS 8

Google announced an update to it's Google Drive app for iOS today, bringing with it a number of improvements including official support for iOS 8 and the ability to unlock Drive using Touch ID. The update, which brings the app up to version 3.3.0, also brings a number of other features and bug...
Apple sends out email encouraging users to upgrade to iOS 8

Apple sends out email encouraging upgrade to iOS 8

Apple has recently begun sending out an email encouraging those who opted to stick with an older version of iOS to upgrade to iOS 8. The email details all of the major features of iOS 8 along with instructions on how to install the update both via your iDevice or iTunes. This email is probably...
How to AirDrop files between iPhone and iPad

How to use AirDrop to instantly share files from your iPhone or iPads

AirDrop lets you quickly and easily transfer files between iPhones and iPads (and Macs). It uses Bluetooth Low Energy to broadcast, discover, and negotiate connections, and point-to-point Wi-Fi to transfer information. That makes it power efficient, fast, and secure. When you're using it between...
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...
Can't sync music from iTunes in iOS 8? Try this fix!

Can't sync music from iTunes in iOS 8? Try this fix!

Since upgrading to iOS 8, many users have reported issues when it comes to syncing music with iTunes. For some reason, all their music is gone and no matter how many times they try and sync, no music ever gets transferred. Here's what worked for us! Before continuing, you will want to make...
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...
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Best Handoff compatible apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Handoff is part of iOS 8's new Continuity feature and lets you start a task on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac and pick up right where you left off on another device. Aside from a lot of Apple's own apps, developers have the ability to integrate Handoff support right into their own apps. Currently...

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