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Sending and receiving SMS/MMS on iOS 8 for iPad and OS X Yosemite: Explained

Sending and receiving SMS/MMS on iOS 8 for iPad and OS X Yosemite: Explained

In addition to app and web Handoff in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, Apple's new Continuity features include cross-compatible AirDrop, easy tethering, the ability to make and take iPhone calls on iPad and Mac, and the ability to send and receive SMS and MMS from all your green-bubble friends from all...
iOS 8 beta 2

iOS 8 beta 2 for iPhone and iPad now available for developers!

Beta 2 for iOS 8 has been released through Apple's Dev Center or through on-device updating. There are a bunch of new features included in iOS 8, and developers rely on these betas to make sure their apps are good to go for when iOS 8 goes live for the general populace this fall. The first beta...
Making and receiving phone calls on iOS 8 for iPad and OS X Yosemite: Explained

Making and receiving phone calls on iOS 8 for iPad and OS X Yosemite: Explained

Continuity is one of the most important features in both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite and one of the most important features in Continuity is call answering. Sure, Handoff is great, as is cross-compatible AirDrop and Instant Hotspot, and keeping in touch with our green bubbled SMS/MMS friends and...
iMore show 406: iOS 8 + Yosemite Q&A

iMore show 406: iOS 8 + Yosemite Q&A

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode Rene and Peter talk iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite one week later and answer your questions about Handoff, Extensibility, iCloud Keychain, Spotlight, Bing, and much, much more! Support...
Writing to the Metal (API)

Writing to the Metal (API)

Metal — throw the horns! — is iOS's new low-overhead, high-performance API for writing to the Apple A7 graphics processing unit (GPU). But given Apple's other graphical tools, from SpriteKit to SceneKit, where does Metal fit in, and what does it mean for developers and for the future of apps and...
Apple improves app discovery in the App Store with new 'Browse by category' option

Apple improves app discovery in the App Store with new 'Browse by category' option

For as long as the App Store has existed, Apple has been looking for ways to improve app discovery. Over the years there has been several improvements and it's come time for yet another. As announced on Twitter yesterday but seemingly only rolled out to the majority of users today, Apple has...
Top 5 tips to speed up an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s running iOS 7

Top 5 tips to speed up an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s running iOS 7

The iPhone 4 was a huge feat in engineering for its time on both a software and hardware level. However, several years later, the iPhone 4, and even the iPhone 4s, just don't run newer software the way they used to. For many people, iOS 7 really caused the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s to show their age...
Apple Maps in iOS 8: Explained

Apple Maps in iOS 8: Explained

There were a lot of hopes and rumors leading up to WWDC 2014 about improvements and enhancements to Apple's Maps in iOS 8. So now that the keynote has come and gone and the dust has settled, how are Maps doing and, more importantly, where are they taking us? Previously on Maps... The original...
Iterate 69: WWDC 2014 designer roundtable

Iterate 69: WWDC 2014 designer roundtable

Iterate brings together the best designers and app producers in the business to talk user interface, human interaction, icon design, and user experience from concept to implementation. On this episode Ged Maheux of the Iconfactory, Jared Sinclair of Unread, and Dave Wiskus of Vesper join Marc,...
Handoff in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Explained

Handoff in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Explained

Handoff is a major element of Apple's "integration" theme, and of the new Continuity feature set for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, which also includes cross-compatible AirDrop, iPhone call and SMS handling on the iPad and Mac, and the new, much easier to connect, tethering service. Rather than trying...
TouchPal shows off its keyboard for iOS 8

TouchPal keyboard will swipe itself onto iOS 8 this fall

After Apple had announced that it would be opening up iOS 8 to third-party keyboards, TouchPal will be the latest to port its Android keyboard to Apple's mobile platform in a bid to offer consumers a different, and hopefully better, keyboard alternative. TouchPal joins a list of third-parties...
Timing

Timing

Timing is the difference between hitting and missing. Winning and losing. In technology, timing is the difference between products that dent universes and those that languish in return bins. Between features that change lives and those that merely check boxes. Timing requires enormous amounts of...
App Store

Apple starts removing apps that incentivize social sharing

Apple has begun cracking down on apps that offer incentives to users for watching videos or sharing on social networks. The move is said to be a broader push to change how content discovery is handled in the App Store in iOS 8. Apple has outlined the following policy changes to reject several...
New iPhone Lock screen bypass discovered — here's how to protect against it!

New iPhone Lock screen bypass discovered — here's how to protect against it!

A new iOS 7.1.1 iPhone Lock screen bypass has been discovered. Lock screen bypasses in and of themselves aren't new — trying to protect a phone while also allowing access to convenient features results is an incredible tension — but this one can provide access to an app, which makes it one of the...
On iOS 8 Maps, Music, and managing culture

On iOS 8 Maps, Music, and managing culture

While the sheer quantity and quality of announcements made at WWDC 2014 was enough to stun a bevy of bloggers, there were some anticipated announcements that didn't materialize, things like updates to Maps and Music. So what's happening with these key apps in iOS 8? Unless and until we hear from...
TestFlight in iOS 8: Explained

TestFlight in iOS 8: Explained

Beta testing apps has long been a pain point for iOS developers. So it's no surprise that the announcement of TestFlight as part of iOS 8 was met with much fanfare at WWDC 2014. Since Apple's acquisition of Burstly (makers of TestFlight), there has been a lot of speculation and hope that Apple...
How to downgrade from iOS 8 beta back to iOS 7

How to downgrade from iOS 8 beta back to iOS 7

If you installed a beta version of iOS 8 on your iPhone or iPad and now find yourself thinking the bugs and crashes are more than you bargained for, you may want to return to iOS 7 again. Luckily, the downgrade process is fairly straight forward and simple. However, it does come with a few...
Miniuum will be bringing its keyboard to Apple's iOS 8

Minuum keyboard heads to iOS 8

With Apple opening up to third-party keyboards on iOS 8, it looks like Minuum will be porting its keyboard to the iPhone in the future. "We're working on a version of Minuum for iOS now, and we'll let you know when it's ready to try," the company stated. Minuum, currently available for the...
Family Sharing

Here's how easy it is for app developers to support Family Sharing in iOS 8

Family Sharing was just one of the many new features announced for iOS 8 at WWDC 2014 and better yet it'll be super simple for app developers to support it. Family Sharing allows up to 6 people to share iBooks, iTunes purchases and apps from the App Store and as an email to Apple developers...
Fleksy

Fleksy teases its iOS 8 keyboard app already

We're all getting excited for what iOS 8 is going to bring us, especially for third party keyboard support (finally!) Fleksy is also naturally excited and couldn't wait until the fall to show us what its iOS 8 app looks like, so we're getting a first look today. Fleksy is already running on...

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