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What we're expecting from WWDC 2015

What we're expecting from WWDC 2015

WWDC 2015 is around the corner. What are you expecting? Apple's Worldwide Developers' Conference, themed "The epicenter of change," will kick off June 8 this year and run a full week, closing on June 12. Here's what iMore's staff is looking forward to seeing from the company's keynote and state...
I'd love to see Handoff for iTunes in iOS 9

I'd love to see Handoff for iTunes in iOS 9

One of Continuity's best features is Handoff — the ability to push not just data but state between iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Using Handoff, you can start an email on your iPhone, sit down at your Mac, tap an icon, and finish right where you left off. You can start reading a website on your Mac and...
Coachella's love affair with iOS

Coachella's love affair with iOS

Three quarters of Coachella attendees are using the app, and 90 percent of them are using it on iOS. Coachella — more properly the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — is an annual celebration held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The Coachella app lets attendees view the lineup...
iOS apps are secure — it's 'security' advertorials that remain a threat

iOS apps are secure — it's 'security' advertorials that remain a threat

Another day, another CEO from a "security software" company pens a "guest editorial" saying Apple needs to open up to — guess what? — "security software". Just like the last time, the premise is self-serving, the headline spit-take inducing, and it's absolutely not worth rewarding negative...
Bing.com on iPhone 6

Microsoft revamps Bing.com design for iOS users with new sections

Microsoft has launched a revamped design for its Bing.com homepage for iOS browser users, with a number of new features and changes. Safari browser users can now swipe up to see the sections on the Bing.com home page. They will also notice a new translucent color scheme. Users can tap on the...
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 type Spock's Vulcan salute emoji with your iPhone or iPad

How to type Spock's Vulcan salute emoji with your iPhone or iPad

How do you type Mr. Spock's live long and prosper (llap) Vulcan salute emoji on your iPhone or iPad? After posting the iOS 8.3 emoji keyboard how-to earlier, of course this was the question that quickly flooded my inbox. It's part of the same new unicode emoji set Apple has added to iOS 8.3 and...
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....
How would you change the Lock screen?

How would you change the Lock screen?

The Lock screen serves too diametrically opposed functions — to secure your iPhone or iPad against unauthorized access, and to provide convenient access to information and actions. The original iPhone simply, delightfully let you swipe to unlock, with or without a passcode. Over time, Apple has...
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...
Apple releases new beta of iOS 8.3 for developers, Apple Seed testers

Apple releases new beta of iOS 8.3 for developers, AppleSeed testers

Apple has released a new beta of iOS 8.3 to developers and AppleSeed testers. It is available for download over the air, or through the Apple Developer Center. This is the fourth beta of iOS 8.3 for developers, and the second AppleSeed testers. Apple started the invitation-only Apple Seed beta...
What would you change about Control Center?

What would you change about Control Center?

Control Center is a way to get at all your toggles, sliders, buttons, and basic actions, all in one place. Since it's debut in iOS 7 back in 2013, Control Center hasn't changed much. Pull it up from the bottom of the screen and you get quick access to a variety of options. The top row gives you...
Siri and the potential for 'Voice ID'

Siri and the potential for 'Voice ID'

Yell "Hey, Siri!" on podcast — or out loud at an event — and you'll get dozens of complaints from people whose phones suddenly went into voice mode. That might sound like an edge-case for Siri, Apple's personal digital assistant, but here's something more common — a family charging station with...
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...
Here's why you should turn on two-factor authentication

Here's why you should turn on two-factor authentication

These days, simple passwords aren't good enough to secure your data. Hackers are too good, and security systems flawed. Longer complicated passwords created by generators like 1Password and Safari's iCloud Keychain can help, but the best way to lock down your accounts is to add extra...
What would you change about Notification Center?

What would you change about Notification Center?

Notification Center is a way to collect all your widgets and alerts all in one place. Since its debut in iOS 5, Apple has included first-party widgets, removed them, then added support for third-party widgets. Apple has added a missed tab and then taken it away. Apple has added predictive...
iOS 8.3 beta now on AppleSeed, appears to be invitation only

iOS 8.3 beta now on AppleSeed, appears to be invitation only

Apple has started sending out email invitations to some members of the AppleSeed 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...

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