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How to copy/paste between your Macs and iOS devices

How to copy/paste between your Macs and iOS devices

A few weeks ago, I put a call out on Twitter for Continuity-based copy/paste apps: My kingdom for a Continuity-based copy/paste utility. Does this exist somewhere?— Serenity Caldwell (@settern) December 4, 2014 Since 2010, I'd been using Syncopy to sync clipboards between my Macs; unfortunately...
Ten technology tips for your family members this holiday

Ten technology tips for your family members this holiday

Every time I come home for Christmas, my folks ask me to fix something technology-related in their home. They're very intelligent people and generally good with Macs, but somehow I always end up having to troubleshoot something. (This Christmas: controlling the Nest thermostat through their iOS...
iMore show 345: iOS 8 + iPhone 6, three months later!

iMore show 345: iOS 8 + iPhone 6, three months later!

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode — iMore's best of 2014 for the Mac, and how we're all getting on with iOS8 and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus now that we've been using them for 3 months. With Serenity Caldwell...
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iOS 8.2 beta 3 now available OTA for developers

Apple has just released iOS 8.2 Beta 3 as an OTA update for developers or anyone taking part in the iOS 8 beta program. This one has the usual round of "bug fixes and other improvements", but if you spot anything new be sure to drop a comment here and let us know. If you're in the beta but...
iOS 8

Apple will require 64-bit support for updates to existing iOS apps by June 1, 2015

Apple has sent out word to their third-party app developers that any updates to their existing iOS apps must be made with the iOS 8 SDK and offer 64-bit support by June 1, 2015. This news comes just a few months after Apple announced that any new iOS 8 apps submitted to iTunes for publication...
iOS 8 review: 3 months later

iOS 8 review: 3 months later

Three months ago we reviewed iOS 8, arguably the most jam-packed versions of the iPhone and iPad operating system we've seen since the introduction of the App Store back in 2008. Since then we've gotten updates — up to iOS 8.1.2 on the production branch and iOS 8.2 beta 2 on the developer branch...
Best apps with Notification Center widgets for iOS 8: All the things at a glance!

Best apps with Notification Center widgets for iOS 8: All the things at a glance!

iOS 8 brought with it the introduction of Notification Center widgets for both iPhone and iPad. That means you can get sports scores, delivery information for all your packages, and lots more with just a quick swipe. While not all apps support Today View widgets just yet, these are currently the...
App Santa returns to bring you some of the best apps for iOS and Mac for up to 60% off!

App Santa returns to bring you some of the best apps for iOS and Mac for up to 60% off!

App Santa is back! From December 16 to December 26, a number of independent developers have banded together to bring you some of the best apps for iOS and OS X for up to 60% off. From App Santa: App Santa is back, and bigger than ever before! Enjoy savings of up to 60% on award-winning apps...
Best custom keyboards for iOS 8

Best custom keyboards for iOS 8: Customize how you communicate!

If you're running iOS 8 or later on your iPhone or iPad, you can install custom third-party keyboards from the App Store. Whether you want to swipe your way to faster messaging, access GIFs right from your keyboard, or just want to add a little flair to your keys, there are quite a few options to...
Continuity: Where it is now, and our hopes and dreams for the future

Continuity: Where it is now, and our hopes and dreams for the future

Continuity is one of the major new features across Apple's new operating systems, iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, and the one that's best embodied Apple's "integration" theme. It lets you AirDrop just about anything between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It makes hotspots instantly available. It relays...
Workflow: Automator-style action for your iPhone and iPad

Workflow: Automator-style action for your iPhone and iPad

DeskConnect's Workflow is incredible. It brings a variant of OS X's Automator to the iPhone and iPad, giving mobile users detailed automation workflows for the first time. And it does so in an uncomplicated, easy-to-learn style, with a clean, smart interface. Once you've built a workflow, you can...
How to get Voice Memos off your iPhone

How to get Voice Memos off your iPhone

I use Apple's Voice Memos app for a variety of tasks — recording notes for work; strange foley sounds that might work well for The Incomparable's radio show; or, more recently, short song sketches or covers. When I want to get those off my iPhone, I've got a few different options: It all depends...
iOS 8.2 beta 2 available now for beta crowd

iOS 8.2 beta 2 available now for beta crowd

If you happen to be in the iOS 8 beta program, there's an OTA update for iOS 8.2 beta 2 waiting for you. This update's said to include bug fixes and performance improvements. The previous release of the 8.2 beta was the first to include the WatchKit SDK for building Apple Watch apps. Source:...
The case for a 'Safari view controller' for iOS 9

The case for a 'Safari view controller' for iOS 9

Web views are an incredibly convenient way to handle in-app browsing. Since they're WebKit, you get the same kind of experience and performance as Safari, but you don't have to send people hurtling out of your app and into Safari simply to show them a link. However, web views can't store cookies...
iOS 9 wish-list: VIP for Contacts, not just Mail

iOS 9 wish-list: VIP for Contacts, not just Mail

Mail's VIP feature is great. I can "star" the people most important to me, thus enabling sound and Lock screen notifications solely for them. It's a great way to make sure I'm alerted when I get email that matters, and avoid being interrupted when it doesn't. My problem? VIP currently only exists...
iOS 8 now installed on 63 percent of devices

iOS 8 now installed on 63 percent of devices

According to Apple's App Store distribution numbers, various versions of the company's iOS 8 software is now installed on 63 percent of devices, including the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Now, iOS 7 is installed on 33 percent of devices while prior versions of iOS is found on just 4 percent of...
Apple releases iOS 8.1.2

Apple releases iOS 8.1.2

Apple has released a new iOS 8 to the public, this time iOS 8.1.2. The update is available for download over the air on your device or through iTunes. This update is supposed to correct an issue that may have caused ringtones purchased through iTunes to be removed from devices. You can restore...
Transmit update removes uploading to iCloud at Apple's request

Transmit update removes uploading to iCloud at Apple's request

Transmit, the popular cloud storage management app for iOS scored an update today, but that isn't the big news. Along with bug fixes, Panic, the developers behind Transmit, had to remove the app's ability to send files to other services, including iCloud, because of a conflict with Apple's...
Mozilla is finally working on bringing Firefox to iOS

Mozilla to finally bring Firefox to iOS

Though Apple has historically been pretty restrictive when it comes to third-party browsers on iOS, it looks like Mozilla may finally be making the plunge onto your iPhone in the near future. Mozilla's release manager, Lukas Blakk, said via Twitter today that the company is going to bring Firefox...
How to use iTunes in the Cloud: The ultimate guide

How to use iTunes in the Cloud: The ultimate guide

iTunes in the Cloud lets you access content you've bought from iTunes Store, the App Store, and iBooks Store from any device you have linked to your iTunes account. That means you can re-download previous purchases to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, or to your Windows or Mac PC running iTunes...

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