iOS 9 vs. iOS 8 Update

iOS 9 update has big potential, but iPhone users may be wary at first

By on September 16, 2015 at 11:28 AM.

iOS 9 update has big potential, but iPhone users may be wary at first

Apple on Wednesday will release new software versions for its iOS devices and the Apple Watch, with the former being highly anticipated by many current iPhone and iPad owners. According to Apple, there’s tremendous potential for the iOS 9 update, but a mobile app intelligence firm says the upgrade might trail iOS 8 adoption in the first week, as some people still have a bad taste in their mouths from last year. More →

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iPhone iOS 8 Ins0mnia Malware

Scary iPhone malware can spy on you even after you close infected apps

By on August 27, 2015 at 2:07 PM.

Scary iPhone malware can spy on you even after you close infected apps

A rather scary piece of iPhone malware would let an attacker spy on a target using an approved App Store app without the person’s knowledge. In fact, the malware app could continue to gather data for the hackers — or for a spy agency — even after the infected app is closed by the user. Apple apparently fixed this huge vulnerability beginning with iOS 8.4.1, but earlier iOS builds are still affected. More →

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iPhone 6 Keeps Restarting Issue Fixes

Why Does Your iPhone 6 Keep Restarting?

By on July 8, 2015 at 2:56 PM.

Why Does Your iPhone 6 Keep Restarting?

That’s a good question that no one, not even Apple, can really answer. What’s clear though, is that it happens quite often to many iOS users. In fact, it happened to my iPhone 6 a bunch of times since installing iOS 9 betas, but I thought the unstable iOS 9 pre-releases were to blame for the restarts. More →

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iOS 9 iOS 8 Features Comparison Pictures

iOS 9 vs. iOS 8: Comparison photos show all of the biggest changes

By on June 9, 2015 at 12:11 PM.

iOS 9 vs. iOS 8: Comparison photos show all of the biggest changes

Apple says iOS 9 will offer you “a better experience with every touch,” on the special iOS 9 page on its website, stressing that the newly introduced update focuses on bringing performance improvements rather than major new features. And while iOS 9 is similar to iOS 8 overall when it comes to design and appearance, there are plenty of changes under the hood compared last year’s major iOS release.

Now, you can see exactly what’s new in the following comparison pictures. More →

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iPhone Messages Private Texting Tips Tricks

5 tips to make iPhone messaging as private as possible

By on May 27, 2015 at 2:40 PM.

5 tips to make iPhone messaging as private as possible

There are plenty of iOS apps that can help protect your privacy when it comes to messaging with friends and family, but that still doesn’t change the fact that you’re also very likely to use the default Messages app in iOS 8, especially because of iMessage. While iMessages are encrypted just like FaceTime calls, there are other things you can do to protect your privacy on the iPhone while using the MEssages app. More →

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Samsung Flow Download

With iOS 9 looming, Samsung’s copy of Apple’s best iOS 8 feature has just been released

By on May 19, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

With iOS 9 looming, Samsung’s copy of Apple’s best iOS 8 feature has just been released

The timing couldn’t have been better. In the morning, Samsung managed to get its $930 penalty for copying the iPhone reduced by a substantial amount. Then, in the afternoon, Samsung released its copy of what is likely the best feature that Apple introduced last year when it rolled out iOS 8.

What a day! More →

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iOS 8: iPhone Tricks and Tips

10 hidden iOS 8 keyboard features that’ll improve your iPhone texting game

By on May 6, 2015 at 3:15 PM.

10 hidden iOS 8 keyboard features that’ll improve your iPhone texting game

Using the virtual keyboard on the iPhone for texting or email can be an easy task for most people who are accustomed to Apple’s virtual keyboard. However, no matter how iOS savvy you think you are, you might not be familiar with all the hidden iOS 8 texting tricks. Business Insider has put together a quick video that details no fewer than 10 such hidden features that might significantly improve your iPhone texting game. More →

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ResearchKit for iPhone 6 and iOS 8

Apple’s potentially life-saving ResearchKit is now available to the public

By on April 14, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

Apple’s potentially life-saving ResearchKit is now available to the public

During its big Apple Watch announcement last month, Apple also unveiled a major new iPhone-related initiative that could make a real difference for medical research and treatments in the near future. And on Tuesday, Apple revealed that this new app framework is now available to anyone interested in developing special research apps for the iPhone. More →

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iPhone 6 Android UI on iOS 8

Amazing iPhone 6 hack brings the Android Lollipop experience to iOS

By on April 10, 2015 at 10:47 AM.

Amazing iPhone 6 hack brings the Android Lollipop experience to iOS

Have you ever wanted to try Android without actually ditching your iPhone in favor of a brand new Android device? There might be a way to do that, as long as you still have access to an iOS version that can be jailbroken, as the app that’ll get you an Android experience on your iPhone 6 can’t be found in the App Store.

As posted on Reddit and imgur, Andrios is “an Android experience for iOS,” which aims to bring some familiar Android Lollipop UI elements to the iPhone, offering users a fake but gorgeous Android environment. More →

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iPhone Location Tracking Map

Hidden iPhone menu shows you a map of the exact places you’ve been

By on April 1, 2015 at 3:09 PM.

Hidden iPhone menu shows you a map of the exact places you’ve been

Many smartphone applications, including default apps that come preloaded on the device, track your location for various purposes, regardless of operating system. While some of them simply do it into help serve targeted ads, plenty of smartphone apps require access to your location for more useful purposes, so it’s likely you have location services enabled on your devices for at least a few key apps.

If that’s the case, you should know the iPhone has a hidden menu that can show you a map of the exact places you have been tracked. More →

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iOS 8 ResearchKit Medical Apps for iPhone

Apple’s most meaningful announcement on Monday had nothing to do with MacBooks or Apple Watches

By on March 9, 2015 at 7:20 PM.

Apple’s most meaningful announcement on Monday had nothing to do with MacBooks or Apple Watches

Apple on Monday made several interesting announcements, including the HBO Now exclusive partnership, a cheaper Apple TV box, the gorgeous new MacBook, and new details about the Apple Watch, including pricing and availability information. One of the more “boring” Apple announcements was related to a brand-new tool for developers called ResearchKit that’s actually more potentially important than any laptop or smartwatch. More →

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iOS 8 Worst Bugs

Video: One way iOS 8 is much worse than even iOS 3

By on March 4, 2015 at 3:33 PM.

Video: One way iOS 8 is much worse than even iOS 3

Over the past few months, there’s been a lot of talk among Apple fans about whether Apple’s software quality has seriously declined. Apple seems to be taking their complaints seriously and reports have indicated that the company is devoting a lot of time to making sure iOS 9 is a more stable release than iOS 7 or iOS 8 were. If you want an example of the ways iOS 8 is in some ways inferior to older versions of iOS, look no further than a recent YouTube video posted by William Van Hecke that shows how iOS 8 lags behind even iOS 3 in one crucial area. More →

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