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EFF ranks iMessage, Facetime more secure than mass market competitors

EFF ranks iMessage, Facetime more secure than mass market competitors

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued security rankings for several popular communication platforms, including Apple's iMessage Google's Hangouts and Skype from Microsoft. Both iMessage and Apple's FaceTime were named as the best mass market options for secure messaging according to...
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Dim your screen further than Control Center allows (and other cool iOS 8 tricks)

Dan Frakes, formerly of Macworld, took some time on Monday to write up a giant compendium of iOS 8 tips, tricks, and hints that he's compiled over his months beta-testing the operating system. There's a lot of good stuff in there for people interested in Mail shortcuts, Siri, and Safari, but my...
Can't sync music from iTunes in iOS 8? Try this fix!

Can't sync music from iTunes in iOS 8? Try this fix!

Since upgrading to iOS 8, many users have reported issues when it comes to syncing music with iTunes. For some reason, all their music is gone and no matter how many times they try and sync, no music ever gets transferred. Here's what worked for us! Before continuing, you will want to make...
How to deal with zip files on your iPhone or iPad

How to deal with zip files on your iPhone or iPad

Zip files—that is, single-file bundles that contain multiple items—are incredibly useful tools. On my Mac, I use zip files for all sorts of tasks: shrinking document sizes, transferring data from one place to another, and collecting various files together into a single bundle. On the iPhone and...
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Best Handoff compatible apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Handoff is part of iOS 8's new Continuity feature and lets you start a task on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac and pick up right where you left off on another device. Aside from a lot of Apple's own apps, developers have the ability to integrate Handoff support right into their own apps. Currently...
How to use Handoff on your Mac

How to setup and use Handoff on your Mac

With Handoff, part of Apple's Continuity features, you can start composing an iMessage on your iPhone, walk in the door, and finish it on your Mac. You can be browsing iMore on your Mac, pick up your iPad, and keep reading right where you left off. You can even be working on a Numbers spreadsheet...
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 and iPhone 6 battery life problems!

How to fix iOS 8 and iPhone 6 battery life problems!

iOS 8 is here for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus provides 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 from a restore gone bad or new features...
In-store with Apple Pay: The walletless future is now!

In-store with Apple Pay: The walletless future is now!

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...

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