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I'd love it if iOS 9 brought 'complications' to the iPhone lock screen

I'd love it if iOS 9 brought 'complications' to the iPhone lock screen

Complications are what I miss most when not wearing my Apple Watch, especially when I'm looking at my iPhone lock screen. I've been thinking about this for a while, but I became acutely aware of it this weekend when I took my Apple Watch off for a couple of hours to see what, if anything, I'd...
What would you change about Control Center?

What would you change about Control Center?

Control Center is a way to get at all your toggles, sliders, buttons, and basic actions, all in one place. Since it's debut in iOS 7 back in 2013, Control Center hasn't changed much. Pull it up from the bottom of the screen and you get quick access to a variety of options. The top row gives you...
How would you change Siri?

How would you change Siri?

Siri, originally created as a stand-alone App Store app by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer, and Tom Gruber, was bought by Apple and integrated into iOS 5 for the iPhone 4s launch in 2011. A digital assistant with sequential inference and context awareness, Siri answers questions and executes commands...
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What would you change about Apple Music?

What would you change about Apple Music?

Apple Music promises to change our listening habits, but what would we change about it? Part streaming service, part music locker, part internet radio, and part social network, Apple Music packs a lot of features into one vision. Add to that an all new Music app for iPhone and iPad, and yet...
A plea for multiple months on Calendar for Apple Watch

A plea for multiple months on Calendar for Apple Watch

The month view in the Apple Watch calendar app is great—unless you want to look at any month other than the current one. I went out to dinner with my family a couple of nights ago and, when we got to discussing plans for the summer, I needed to check a couple dates. Since I've come to rely on my...
How would you change the App Store?

How would you change the App Store?

The App Store revolutionized software, creating a safer, more unified, more convenient way to get apps onto our devices. So what needs to be revolutionized about the App Store? Prior to the App Store, anyone who wanted to get software—and it really wasn't that many people—had to hunt around the...
What would you change about the Home screen?

What would you change about the Home screen?

The app launcher as home screen dates all the way back to the Newton, but how much further should it go? There's a lot to recommend the iPhone-style Home screen. It's understandable to almost everyone, it's simple and predictable to use, and static icons are highly memorable and locatable. If...
What would you change about iTunes Music?

What would you change about iTunes Music?

Apple says music is in the company's DNA, but what needs to be in its music offering? The original iPhone shipped with an iPod app that played the music you synced over via USB from iTunes on the desktop. A half a year later it was joined by the iTunes Store app, and you could buy music directly...
How would you change Photos for OS X?

How would you change Photos for OS X?

Photos for OS X brings Apple's new, system-live image and video service to the Mac. That meant an end to Apple's traditional photography tools, iPhoto and Aperture, but in their place Photos for OX offers seamless integration with Photos for iOS. That includes sync for both content and edits via...
I'd love it if iOS 9 brought 'complications' to the iPhone lock screen

I'd love it if iOS 9 brought 'complications' to the iPhone lock screen

Complications are what I miss most when not wearing my Apple Watch, especially when I'm looking at my iPhone lock screen. I've been thinking about this for a while, but I became acutely aware of it this weekend when I took my Apple Watch off for a couple of hours to see what, if anything, I'd...
How would you change clock faces on Apple Watch?

How would you change clock faces on Apple Watch?

Clock faces not only help you keep time but have complications that provide more information and access to more features. The Apple Watch comes with several clock faces built in. There's Chronograph for the classic timepiece look; Color for minimal but bright analog look; Utility, which is...
Activity app: Challenges and leaderboards please!

Activity app: Challenges and leaderboards please!

Health and fitness are their own reward... but there's nothing like shoving those rewards in the faces of your friends! The Apple Watch has a built-in Activity app that tracks the calories you've burned, the brisk activity you've engaged in, and the frequency of your standing up and moving...
I'd love to see Handoff for iTunes in iOS 9

I'd love to see Handoff for iTunes in iOS 9

One of Continuity's best features is Handoff — the ability to push not just data but state between iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Using Handoff, you can start an email on your iPhone, sit down at your Mac, tap an icon, and finish right where you left off. You can start reading a website on your Mac and...

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