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iOS 9 said to feature substantial stability improvements

iOS 9 likely to feature substantial stability improvements

The launch of iOS 8 hasn't been without its hiccups, and it seems that Apple is putting a lot of work into ensuring that its successor — we'll call it iOS 9 (seems like a safe bet) — irons out those kinks. iOS 8 adoption has lagged behind previous major version numbers of iOS, though it's worth...
iOS Help: My keyboard shortcuts aren't syncing after updating to iOS 8

iOS Help: My keyboard shortcuts aren't syncing after updating to iOS 8

This how-to is part of our iOS Help feature, where every week I try and help you fix the problems you're having with your iPhones and iPads. If you have a question or need help with something iOS related that you just can't figure out, I encourage you to drop a question in our iMore forums or...
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

U.S. iPhone sales top Android for the first time in two years

The latest report from research firm Kantar World Panel claims that sales of iPhones jumped ahead of Android devices in the US for the final quarter of 2014. Apple claimed 47.7% of the smartphone market, barely beating Android's 47.6% share. It's the first time that iOS has been ahead of Android...
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

iOS 8 adoption rate ticks up to 72%

Apple's latest App Store distribution numbers show that iOS 8 has now been installed on 72% of all compatible devices as of Feb. 2, 2015. iOS 7 now stands at 25%, with all the older versions claiming a total of 3% of installs. While the new stats represent a 4% gain compared to the iOS 8...
iPhone 6 will get iOS 8.2

iOS 8.2 beta 5 is now available for developers to download

Apple has just released the fourth beta version of iOS 8.2 for software developers and others who have signed up to participate in the iOS 8 beta program. The over-the-air update should also be available from the Apple Developer Center. To download the update over the air, simply go to...
How to view WebM video on your iPhone or iPad

How to view WebM video on your iPhone or iPad

Google's WebM video file format has become nichely popular in the years since its debut. As a royalty-free alternative to H.264 standard, it's used for high-quality-but-low-bandwidth videos on sites like YouTube, Reddit, 4chan, and the like. I'm not going to get into the reasons why people might...
iTunes Connect

iTunes Connect offline following login issues [Update: Back]

Update: iTunes Connect is now back online. iTunes Connect, the portal Apple developers use to manage their apps, is currently offline. This follows several developers reporting login issues where they were presented with apps accounts not their own. That's obviously an incredibly serious problem...
iOS Help: How to fix repeat iCloud sign-in requests on iPhone and iPad

iOS Help: How to fix repeat iCloud sign-in requests on iPhone and iPad

This how-to is part of our iOS Help feature, where every week I try and help you fix the problems you're having with your iPhones and iPads. If you have a question or need help with something iOS related that you just can't figure out, I encourage you to drop a question in our iMore forums, no...
iOS 8.1.3 on the iPhone 6 Plus

iOS 8.1.3 is here! Fixes Spotlight, takes less space to install, and more bugs squashed!

Apple has just released iOS 8.1.3 for iPhone and iPad devices. The over-the-air update has a number of fixes and improvements, including one that should cut down on the amount of storage needed for future software updates. Here's the change log for iOS 8.1.3, the download for which should be...
Comics: The Guardians of the Stylii

Comics: The Guardians of the Stylii

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. This week: The Guardians of the Stylii. Read more comics from the Pixel Project on iMore.com. */ /*-->*/
Developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift course from Stanford now live on iTunes U

Developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift course from Stanford now live on iTunes U

Stanford has just launched their new iOS 8 course on iTunes U and this year it's focused on Apple's brand new programming language, Swift. Taught by professor Paul Hegarty, two sessions and accompanying slides are online — Logistics, iOS 8 Overview; and More Xcode and Swift, MVC. Updated for...
Why haven't you updated to iOS 8?

Why haven't you updated to iOS 8?

Why haven't you updated to iOS 8? According to Apple, as of January 19, 2015, 69% of devices — iPhones, iPads, and iPods touch — currently accessing the App Store are running iOS 8. That leaves 28% still running iOS 7, and 3% running iOS 6 or earlier. The iPhone 4, originally released in 2010,...
Here's why Apple might make a stylus for the iPad

Here's why Apple might make a stylus for the iPad

There's been a lot of talk lately about styluses — specifically, an Apple-branded stylus pen that might ship alongside the rumored iPad Pro. As an artist, frequent note-taker, and all-around scribbler, I've wanted a Wacom-esque pressure-sensitive stylus since the iPad's release. I wrote about...
Accidentally delete a photo on iPhone or iPad? Here's how to get it back!

iOS Help: I accidentally deleted a photo off my iPhone, how can I get it back?

This how-to is part of our iOS Help feature, where every week I try and help you fix the problems you're having with your iPhones and iPads. If you have a question or need help with something iOS related that you just can't figure out, I encourage you to drop a question in our iMore forums, no...
How to set up and use share extensions on iPhone and iPad

How to set up and use share extensions on iPhone and iPad

Share extensions work much in the same way as action extensions, which are both part of extensibility. For example, if you want to share something to Pinterest from Safari, you no longer have to copy the URL and then open the Pinterest app. Instead, Pinterest and many other apps are now available...
How to setup and use action extensions on iPhone and iPad

How to setup and use action extensions on iPhone and iPad

Action extensions, part of extensibility, let apps share their functionality with other apps. For example, you can use a 1Password action extension to login to your Twitter account from inside Tweetbot. You can use a Bing action extension to translate a web page inside Safari. You can use a PDF...
Apple and the pain of platform transitions

Apple and the pain of platform transitions

The stability of Apple's platforms has been the subject of a lot of debate recently. Whether you agree with it or not, there's a growing sentiment that the quality of Apple's software has gone downhill in recent years, and that some form of "Snow Leopard moment" is needed to get it back on track...
Secret Safari shortcuts: Ten gestures to speed up your iPhone browsing!

Secret Safari shortcuts: Ten gestures to speed up your iPhone browsing!

Safari for iPhone spun out of Safari for Mac and was one of the very first fully functional web browsers ever to hit mobile. Taking all that power and making it simple and accessible for the masses meant that, over the years, a lot of shortcuts and time savers got hidden away behind gestures....
iWork apps for iOS and OS X updated with bug fixes and stability improvements

iWork apps for iOS and OS X updated with bug fixes and stability improvements

Apple has released a set of maintenance updates for its iWork applications on both iOS and OS X today. Overall, there's not much to report other than the usual stability improvements and bug fixes. The updates are now available for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for both iOS and OS X.
Apple will reportedly expand iOS beta testing to include Apple Store employees

Apple will reportedly expand iOS beta testing to include Apple Store employees

We've already seen Apple open up testing a tad more with a public beta program for OS X Yosemite, and now it looks like the tech giant is set to open up a bit more on the iOS front as well. According to a new report, Apple will soon extend testing of pre-release iOS builds to its retail store...

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