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Apple apparently doesn't want iOS 8 widgets to be smart

Apple tells developer of popular iOS 8 widget calculator to remove the widget

One of the coolest features of iOS 8 was the inclusion of support for widgets in the Notification Center on iPhone and iPad, but making full use of that feature has landed at least one developer in hot water. James Thomson, developer of the popular calculator app PCalc, was the recipient of a...
iOS 8 now installed on 52 percent of devices

iOS 8 now installed on 52 percent of devices

iOS 8 is now installed on over 50 percent of iOS devices and claims a 52 percent market share. With the new stats reported by Apple, iOS 7 is now installed on 43 percent of devices and prior operating systems to iOS 7 claim 5 percent of the install base. With iOS 8, Apple most recently...
How to use Family Sharing with Find my iPhone

How to use Family Sharing with Find my iPhone

The new Family Sharing feature in iOS 8 not only lets you share iTunes and App Store purchases but also makes it easier for you to track all the devices in your family with the help of Find My iPhone. So next time mom can't find her iPad or dad leaves his iPhone at Starbucks, anyone in your...
How to take time-lapse videos with iOS 8

How to take time-lapse videos with iPhone or iPad

If you've ever seen a video of clouds rolling across a sky quickly, you're already familiar with the wonders of time-lapse captures. Photos are taken at intervals over time in order to put together a high speed video of sorts. If you have an iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPad Air 2, you...
How to set a default payment card with Apple Pay

How to change your default credit or debit card for Apple Pay

Apple Pay lets you use multiple credit and debit cards, so you can easily switch between them when you want to make a transaction. The default credit or debit card, however, is always the fastest and easiest to use. So, you'll want to make that card the default. Luckily, Apple Pay makes that fast...
How to turn of Find My iPhone remotely and bypass Activation Lock

How to turn off Find My iPhone remotely and bypass Activation Lock

If you're running iOS 7 or higher on your iPhone or iPad, Find My iPhone now comes with a feature called Activation Lock that prevents someone from wiping and using your device without your authorization. While it's a great theft deterrent, it can create a problem if you sell or get rid of a...
How to use Family Sharing for iTunes and App Store accounts in iOS 8

How to use Family Sharing for iTunes and App Store accounts in iOS 8

Family Sharing is a new feature in iOS 8 that lets your entire family share purchases from both iTunes and the App Store without having to share the same Apple ID. More than that, parents require that younger children ask permission before purchasing content. You can then receive a request and...
How to fix iOS 8.1 and iPhone 6 battery life problems!

How to fix iOS 8.1 and iPhone 6 battery life problems!

iOS 8 is here for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available now for everyone, and while they provide more features and functionality than ever before, updating to new software and upgrading to new phones can often have an impact on battery life. Whether it's...
Hands on with Apple Pay

Hands on with Apple Pay

Apple Pay is a strange sort of wonderful magic—the kind of tech that makes you feel like you're living in the future. Our Android brethren have had NFC-enabled solutions for years in the form of Google Wallet, but compatible terminals were far and few between. That's changed: Apple Pay, at...
How to add a credit or debit card to Apple Pay

How to add a credit or debit card to Apple Pay

Apple Pay lets you make in-store purchases with your iPhone, and online purchases with your iPhone or iPad, with just a touch of the Home button or the tapping out of a passcode. It makes it easy to start ditching your wallet for your device. All you have to do is add your credit or debit cards...
Apple releases iOS 8.1: Here's Apple Pay, Continuity, and more!

Apple releases iOS 8.1: Here's Apple Pay, Continuity, and more!

Apple has released iOS 8.1, which adds important new features, including Apple Pay. You can update your device either over the air or through iTunes. Apple Pay will allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners pay securely using their phones at participating retailers. Additionally, some merchant...
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Yahoo updates Flickr app with new iPad interface but it's iOS 8 exclusive

Yahoo has launched an update for its Flickr iOS app that finally brings a native iPad interface for its photo storage service, but there's a big catch: It requires iOS 8 to be installed on the tablet If you have taken the plunge and updated your iPad with the latest OS from Apple, you can now...
Flare 2 and Flare Effects updated for Yosemite, iOS 8

Flare 2 and Flare Effects updated for Yosemite, iOS 8

And the updates just keep rollin' in. Flare 2 for Mac and Flare Effects for iOS have just been updated to 2.0 and 1.0, respectively. The popular photo filter apps have been brought into line with Apple's new design language for both Yosemite and iOS 8. Be sure to check for these updates if you...
iOS 8 install base at 48% after just four weeks

iOS 8 install base at 48% after just four weeks

At the Apple event taking place today out in Cupertino, Craig Federighi, took the stage and updated us on how many iOS users are already on the latest version, iOS 8. Things are looking good, with the first four weeks since launch seeing more than half – 48% to be precise – of all iOS users being...
How to use smart photo adjustments in iOS 8

How to use smart photo adjustments in iOS 8

iOS 8 brings a lot of new features to the Photos app. One of the biggest and most welcome additions is better control over editing and adjustments. Take a photo outside and think it's too bright? Or maybe there are shadows over part of the image that you don't think look quite right. Now iOS 8...
How to use Today view widgets in iOS 8

How to use Today View widgets in iOS 8

Notification Center changes things up a bit in iOS 8 and one of the newest abilities iPhone and iPad users have is the option to add widgets to the Today tab. This means that if app developers decide to include a widget with their app, you can access information they provide right through the...
How to use draft cards in Mail for iOS 8

How to use draft cards in Mail for iOS 8

iOS 8 brings a lot of updates to the built-in Mail app on both iPhone and iPad. One of the best new features is easily the way you can now handle draft emails. Prior to iOS 8, if you started composing email and needed something from your inbox or couldn't complete the message, you'd be forced to...
How to capture contact and calendar info automatically in Mail for iOS 8

How to capture contact and calendar info automatically in Mail for iOS 8

The Mail app has gotten even smarter in iOS 8 thanks to smart data detection notifications. If an email contains items such as addresses, phone numbers, or even things like flight information, the Mail app can make calendar and contact suggestions based on the context. For example, entering an...
How to tell if iOS and Mac apps are eligible for Family Sharing

How to tell if iOS and Mac apps are eligible for Family Sharing

Family Sharing allows you and the other members of your household to share iTunes, App Store, and iBooks purchases across all your devices, without having to purchase them multiple times. While most app developers support Family Sharing, Apple gives them the option to opt out if they choose....
How to use the QuickType keyboard in iOS 8

How to use the QuickType keyboard in iOS 8

iOS 8 brings with it a brand new way to type on your iPhone and iPad. QuickType is a new type of predictive keyboard that gets smarter as you use it. Not only that, since QuickType is contextually aware of your conversation, it can even present you with an answer to a question someone asked so...

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