Apple's Podcast app is currently crashing for many people whenever it tries to connect with iTunes. It can still play previously downloaded episodes, but when it tries to refresh or stream, it crashes. However, there does seem to be a workaround that's getting past the crashing bug for a lot of people. It may look convoluted but it worked for me and hopefully it'll work for you!
Touch ID is one of the things Apple says they've improved and made more reliable with iOS 7.1. As with any complex piece of software, however, what makes things better for many people can sometimes break it for a few. That seems to be the case with Touch ID and iOS 7.1. A few of our readers have reported that instead of making Touch ID better on the iPhone 5s, iOS 7.1 broke it completely. If you're having problems with Touch ID after updating to iOS 7.1 here are few things you can try to fix it.
Is Netflix failing to stream on your Apple TV? Are you receiving errors when trying to access purchased content? These problems and a lot more can sometimes be resolved by quickly restarting your Apple TV. Here's how!
If you use Apple's Mail app for OS X and have multiple accounts set up, you may have noticed some lagging issues, particularly if you're running Lion or Mountain Lion. I have been experiencing severe issues where Mail.app takes several seconds to catch up with what I am typing or performs poorly when loading messages which results in excruciatingly long wait times. One of my colleagues shared an interesting piece with me by Brett Terpstra that fixed it for me in just a few steps:
Daylight Savings Time starts tonight at 2 a.m. and as we all know, the iPhone has been notorious for causing issues with alarms, in turn causing folks to be late for work, appointments, and what have you. If it's any indication of what will happen again this year, here's some things you can do to Daylight Savings Time proof your iPhone alarms.
Skype has just received an update that adds a better designed calling experience along with some other enhancements and fixes. If you frequently use Skype for messaging, the update also brings with it quicker ways to clear out messaging histories.
Apple has release a statement concerning the iOS 6.1 bug that, through a complex series of button pushes and taps, will allow someone with physical access to an iPhone to bypass the passcode lock and get at the private content inside.
Facebook has just updated their app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to version 5.1 which brings with it updates to make chat easier to access, a way to add favorites to the top of your chat panel, multi-photo upload, and more. Unfortunately, many users are reporting multiple issues with the new update as well.