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Astropad brings the Cintiq experience to your iPad

Astropad brings the Cintiq experience to your iPad

The iPad's made great progress in the sketching world, but it's still been hampered by imprecise screen mapping and styluses that can't perfectly replicate pressure. The solution from Astro HQ's Astropad is to map the iPad to a different screen entirely — that of your Mac. Astropad does for...
Comic: The Applemobile lost a wheel and Google got away

Comic: The Applemobile lost a wheel and Google got away

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. Today: The rumored Apple Car. */ /*-->*/
How would you change Apple's Photos app?

How would you change Apple's Photos app?

Photos was one of the apps that not only drove people to buy the original iPhone, but helped them show off why they bought it. Yes, Mike Matas and team had us at pinch-to-zoom. Over the years, Apple introduced video, integrated with additional services like Flickr, and added basic editing tools...
Siri 'crushing' competitors at language accuracy

Siri 'crushing' competitors at language accuracy

Siri, Apple's virtual personal assistant, has been improving steadily since its introducing in 2011. Streaming text to speech is one of the most recent and obvious areas of improvement, but Siri has also been adding new features and better language support. In a recent test that spanned languages...
A salute to iOS gamers, or how to stop intimidating your non-gamer friends

A salute to iOS gamers, or how to stop intimidating your non-gamer friends

Ed: Welcome to iMore's author spotlight column, The Network. Every Friday, we'll be bringing you the perspective and charm of the best and brightest minds in the Apple and tech community. This week: Games journalist and podcaster Maddy Myers. While walking home the other day with a well-read...
Ten ways to pester and delight your friends on iMessage

Ten ways to pester and delight your friends on iMessage

Last week, Ally somewhat accidentally discovered that if you change an iMessage's group name on your computer, it changes the name for everyone on the thread. It not only led to some pretty hilarious griefing for our other co-workers, but got me thinking about other ridiculous tricks and trolls...
Swift's compiler's improving plus new Objective-C hooks

Swift 1.2 features an improved compiler and Objective-C interactions

Apple's youngest programming language, Swift, received a fairly substantial update with today's first beta of Xcode 6.3, at least in beta form. The Swift 1.2 beta features an improved compiler that's both more stable and more speedy, as well as new Objective-C (the programming language that pre-...
iPhone 6

First iOS 8.3 beta seeded to developers before iOS 8.2 is even released

Apple today seeded to developers the very first iOS 8.3 beta, as well as a beta for Xcode 6.3 with the version 1.2 of the Swift programming language. Amusingly, this first release of the iOS 8.3 beta comes just a week after the fifth 8.2 beta — a version of the OS that has yet to see public...
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

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

I only encounter this issue after updating to a major new version of iOS or after restoring with iTunes. This solution seems to fix the problem each time. Hopefully it fixes it for you too! And as always, if anyone else has any other suggestions, be sure to leave them in the comments! How to...
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,...

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