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How to set messages to automatically delete themselves in iOS 8

How to set messages to automatically delete themselves in iOS 8

One of the largest culprits when it comes to chewing through the storage on your iPhone or iPad is the Messages app. From regular text messages to iMessages to photos, videos, and audio notes, they all take up space. In some cases, several gigabytes. However, iOS 8 brings with it an awesome...
Apple seeds first iOS 8.1 beta to developers

Apple seeds first iOS 8.1 beta to developers

After having rolled out the iOS 8.0.2 update to consumers, it looks like Apple is actively working behind the scenes to keep the momentum for iOS software updates going. Now, in Apple's developer portal, developers have access to iOS 8.1 beta 1. Currently, a change log isn't given as to what will...
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iOS 8 rumored to get three major updates in the coming months

Apple is reportedly working on three major updates for iOS 8 - iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3 - for release sometime in the coming months. The report, from 9to5Mac, cites the website's own analytics report which shows that it has been visited by iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, and iOS 8.3 device users. It...
What's really happening with iOS 8 MAC address randomization?

What's really happening with iOS 8 MAC address randomization?

Normally when you're walking around with a WiFi-enabled device, if it's not connected to a network, it's broadcasting probes in order to try and find known networks. These probes would be sent using your phone's WiFi MAC address, which is a unique and normally persistent value. This means that...
Folders on the iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus

Dear Apple: It would make me really happy if you made these two changes to Folders on iOS 8

The iPhone 6 Plus would really benefit by giving folders reachability view by default and providing an option to view more than nine apps per page When it comes to arranging the application shortcuts on my phone's home screen, I'm a folders addict. I hate scrolling horizontally through pages...
Why doesn't Wi-Fi calling work on the iPhone 5?

Why doesn't Wi-Fi calling work on the iPhone 5?

iOS 8 was released on September 17th and millions of iOS device users upgraded. That included iPhone 5 owners on T-Mobile who hoped to use Wi-Fi calling, only to find out their phones aren't supported. What's going on? What's Wi-Fi calling? Wi-Fi calling enables the iPhone to make and receive...
How to use archive and trash simultaneously in the iOS 8 Mail app

How to use archive and trash simultaneously in the iOS 8 Mail app

One of the main reasons I've used third party mail apps such as Mailbox for such a long time is because the stock iOS Mail app has never made it easy to use archive and trash simultaneously. Sometimes I don't want to archive an email, I want to delete it. And other times I want to archive but not...
Why bad bugs hit good people

Why bad bugs hit good people

Software is buggy. Humans write and test software and humans are imperfect; as a result, so is software. This is the reality of software and should come as a surprise to nobody. What can be surprising are the kind of bugs we actually see make their way out into the wild. We've seen two very...
How to designate someone as a parent or guardian with Family Sharing

How to designate someone as a parent or guardian with Family Sharing

If you live in a household where you need to monitor and control iTunes and App Store purchases that children are making, Family Sharing lets you do just that on any device that's running iOS 8 or higher. Once you've got it set up, you can even designate what adults in the group can make...
iOS 8.0.2 - How's it working for you?

iOS 8.0.2 - How's it working for you?

Apple has released iOS 8.0.2, the rapid update to 8.0.1, itself a quick update to iOS 8, which shipped last week in advance of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6. While the full binary download for iOS 8.0.1 seems to have been fine, the incremental update file served to the new phones cause some...
Apple releases iOS 8.0.2, addresses previous update errors

Apple releases iOS 8.0.2, addresses previous update errors

Apple has released iOS 8.0.2. It's available now via Settings > General > Update or over Lightning to USB tether to iTunes on your Mac or PC. This comes just one day after the iOS 8.0.1 update left iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers unable to use Touch ID or connect to cellular networks....
Is it the end of the line for the second-generation Apple TV?

Is it the end of the line for the second-generation Apple TV?

Even though they look the same, there are some big differences under the hood between the second and third generation Apple TV. Users are starting to feel the pinch: The newest Apple TV software release isn't supported on the second-gen Apple TV. Does this spell the end of the line for that model...
Apple to release iOS 8.0.2, fix update issues, in the next few days

Apple to release iOS 8.0.2, fix update issues, in the next few days

iOS 8.0.2 will be arriving in the next few days and it'll fix the iOS 8.0.1 bugs bugs that caused loss of Touch ID and cellular service on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. That's according to a knowledge base article just now posted on Apple.com: We are also preparing iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for...
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Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 software update from circulation

Apple has now pulled its iOS 8.0.1 software update from circulation, after a ton of reports hit the Internet that said the first update to iOS 8 crippled Touch ID and cellular service on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. While the iOS 8.0.1 update was supposed to fix a number of bugs that had...
iOS 8.0.1 kill the Touch ID and cell service on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus? Here's how to fix it!

iOS 8.0.1 kill the Touch ID and cell service on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus? Here's how to fix it!

Apple has just released iOS 8.0.1, a bug fix update for iOS 8. Unfortunately, while the full binary installed from iTunes worked fine, the bit-differential file installed over-the-air via Software Update has left some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with Touch ID and cellular connection issues. Apple...
iOS 8.0.1 cripples Touch ID and cell service

Do not update: iOS 8.0.1 cripples iPhone 6 and 6 Plus by killing Touch ID and cell service

Update: If you've already updated, here's how to restore in iTunes and fix iOS 8.0.1 Touch ID and cell issues. If you haven't, Apple has pulled iOS 8.0.1 — even if it shows as available on your phone, don't do it. Do not install the recently-released iOS 8.0.1 update, especially if you have an...
Apple releases iOS 8.0.1 with slew of bug fixes

Apple releases iOS 8.0.1 with slew of bug fixes [Updated]

Update 1: Getting lots of reports of Touch ID and cell service issues after the 8.0.1 update. If you don't need it now, wait while everyone else troubleshoots. Update 2: If you've already updated, here's how to restore in iTunes and fix iOS 8.0.1 Touch ID and cell issues Just a week after it...
How to make icons, text, and graphics larger with Display Zoom for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

How to make icons, text, and graphics larger with Display Zoom for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both come equipped with brand new Retina HD displays that can show more content on them than ever. However, just like computer screens, some folks prefer sacrificing seeing more on the screen in favor of actually being able to see it, even if it means sacrificing on...
How to use photo and video extensions in iOS 8

How to use photo and video extensions in iOS 8

There are lots of great photo editing apps available for the iPhone. However, no matter how great they are, you still have to edit in multiple apps at times in order to get the results you want. iOS 8 is aiming to change all that by using the built-in Photos app as a central hub for editing tools...
iPhone to iPhone 6: History in specs

iPhone to iPhone 6: History in specs

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the latest in a line of Apple phones stretching back to the original in 2007. Year after year, release after release, they've grown bigger, faster, more powerful, and better. You can see it in the specs and feel it in the experience. Now, some people believe...

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