iOS 8 iCloud Drive Bug

Another huge iOS 8 bug could delete your iCloud Drive files

By on September 29, 2014 at 5:10 PM.

Another huge iOS 8 bug could delete your iCloud Drive files

Apple was quick to release an updated version of its latest mobile operating system after the iOS 8.0.1 rollout proved disastrous, but it appears that the company is still quite a ways from ironing out all the bugs. Last week, security research Stefan Esser noted that QuickType was offering up his unique passwords as autocorrect suggestions, and now MacRumors forum users are reporting that the ‘Reset All Settings’ feature on iOS 8 is deleting iWork documents from the newly-implemented iCloud Drive service. More →

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Retina iMac Specs and Release Date

You might not have to wait much longer for a 5K Retina iMac

By on September 29, 2014 at 4:43 PM.

You might not have to wait much longer for a 5K Retina iMac

Apple is apparently testing Retina iMacs internally, 9to5Mac and Jack March have learned, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the company launch such new desktop computers in the following month, as soon as OS X Yosemite is ready for public launch. More →

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Fifth Avenue Apple Store Origin

How Apple’s iconic Fifth Avenue store came to be

By on September 29, 2014 at 2:52 PM.

How Apple’s iconic Fifth Avenue store came to be

Eight years after its grand opening, the Fifth Avenue Apple Store is one of the most iconic retail locations in all of New York City. The enormous glass cube attracts tourists and locals alike — a monument to Apple’s success in recent years. The store has become so heavily ingrained in Midtown Manhattan that it’s difficult to imagine an empty plaza in front of the GM building, but that’s exactly what it was before real estate mogul Harry Macklowe stepped in. More →

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iOS 8 Security Holes QuickType

Massive iOS 8 flaw suggests parts of your password in autocomplete

By on September 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Massive iOS 8 flaw suggests parts of your password in autocomplete

This could potentially be a significant problem for anyone who has installed iOS 8 on their device. iDownload Blog points us to a new report from iGen.fr that claims iOS 8’s QuickType smart keyboard feature will actually suggest parts of your password as part of its predictive typing feature. More →

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iPhone 6 Camera Review

Pulitzer Prize winner says iPhone 6 is closer to his professional camera than predecessors

By on September 29, 2014 at 1:13 PM.

Pulitzer Prize winner says iPhone 6 is closer to his professional camera than predecessors

One of the most praised features of Apple’s new iPhone 6 models is their main cameras, with the iPhone 6 Plus in particular gaining praise for its camera performance. Thus, The New York Times decided to give both smartphones to staff photographer Todd Heisler — who also happens to be a 2006 Pulitzer Prize winner for Feature Photography — to test them out in real-life scenarios. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate

This might be the most plausible explanation for why the iPhone 6 Plus is so bendy

By on September 29, 2014 at 11:36 AM.

This might be the most plausible explanation for why the iPhone 6 Plus is so bendy

Apple’s iPhone 6 #Bendgate controversy is far from over, even though Apple already revealed that very few customers have complained about such issues and Consumer Reports performed some thorough tests that prove the iPhone 6 models don’t bend as easily as expected. One person with some knowledge of the physics behind “Bendgate” seems to have figured out why the iPhone 6 Plus bends when enough force is applied to a certain part of the phone. Apparently, it’s not because the iPhone 6 is made of thin aluminum, but because of a different internal element that isn’t providing enough resistance. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

$70 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now get for free (7 apps total)

$70 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now get for free (7 apps total)

By on September 29, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Another week, another slew of awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that will go on sale for free for a limited time. How can you find the best ones out there without having to sift through all the junk? Why, that’s our job, of course. To make Monday slightly less painful for you, we’ve scoured the app store and put together a list of seven nifty apps worth a combined $70 that can all be had for free if you hurry. More →

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iOS 8 iPhone 4S

Watch this video before you update your iPhone 4S to iOS 8

By on September 29, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Watch this video before you update your iPhone 4S to iOS 8

If you’re still using an iPhone 4S, odds are fairly good that you’ve learned to hold off on installing major software updates on your iPhone. While new versions of iOS bring great and exciting new features, they also can bring slowed performance or even bogging to older Apple devices. Early reports suggested that this was indeed the case for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 when Apple’s iOS 8 update was released earlier this month, and we even shared a way to roll back to iOS 7.1 for users who couldn’t deal with the performance issues.

Now that two updates have been released for iOS 8, however, it may finally be safe to update those older devices. More →

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iPhone 6 Release Date

The next big step for Apple’s iPhone 6

By on September 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

The next big step for Apple’s iPhone 6

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus debut was the biggest launch in the history of smartphones. Through the new handsets’ opening weekend alone, Apple sold more than 10 million combined iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units, topping the 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c handsets the company sold during their debut weekend in 2013. It may seem as though Apple’s iPhone launch weekend didn’t see much growth this year, but that’s actually not the case at all — as we’ve noted before, the fact that the iPhone 6 didn’t launch in China changes things dramatically. More →

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iOS 8 HealthKit Apps for Health

These are the iOS 8 ‘Apps for Health’ you need

By on September 29, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

These are the iOS 8 ‘Apps for Health’ you need

After Apple released iOS 8.0.2 to fix the iPhone 6 issues caused by the previous iOS 8.0.1 update, on Friday the first HealthKit-enabled apps started hitting the App Store, although the company did not put up a special Health apps section on its website that would help users easily discover those health and fitness apps that were updated with Health functionality features. Since then, a special Apps for Health section has been created inside the App Store, highlighting some of the first apps that include HealthKit functionality. More →

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Battery Life

This is Apple’s secret trick to increase the iPhone 6’s battery life

By on September 28, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

This is Apple’s secret trick to increase the iPhone 6’s battery life

Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with bigger and thinner batteries compared to anything Apple has made before, but that doesn’t necessarily mean all iPhone 6 buyers will be happy with battery life on their devices. That doesn’t change the fact that Apple is trying to maximize battery life in its 2014 iPhones, which should offer better efficiency than any previous models. When tearing down the new iPhones and closely inspecting their internal components, Chipworks made a surprising discovery that appears to be related to better battery life. More →

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iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus China Availability

‘It’s just a matter of time’ before iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus are available in China

By on September 26, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

‘It’s just a matter of time’ before iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus are available in China

One of the biggest surprises during the Apple event earlier this month was the revelation that China would not be on the list of countries to receive the first wave of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus shipments. A week after launch, the new phones still haven’t even been approved for sale in the most populous country on Earth, but Tencent reported on Tuesday that Apple is finally reaching the last stages of review. More →

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