iPhone Tricks

I use every single feature on this list of 8 iOS and Mac features ‘you probably never use’

By on March 18, 2015 at 10:21 AM.

I use every single feature on this list of 8 iOS and Mac features ‘you probably never use’

We constantly try to share great tips and tricks with our readers in an effort to help them get the most out of their gadgets. Sometimes we put our own lists of tips together, and sometimes we point out useful lists that can be found on other sites. I came across one such list this morning, but it was presented in a particularly curious way.

The post framed eight iOS and Mac features as things that people likely don’t use because they’re too subtle or are “big misses” that remind us Apple is “human” and makes mistakes. Interestingly, however, I use and love every single feature the site listed. More →

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Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Reaction

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Teens play Five Nights at Freddy’s 3

By on March 16, 2015 at 12:41 PM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Teens play Five Nights at Freddy’s 3

We have been thoroughly entertained by the gaming videos on the REACT channel over the past several months, but our favorites always focus on horror games — the games most likely to get great reactions from the players.

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iOS 8.3 Update iPhone Keyboard

iOS 8.3 update finally fixes an infuriating iPhone keyboard problem

By on March 13, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

iOS 8.3 update finally fixes an infuriating iPhone keyboard problem

Since iOS 8 was released this past September, Apple has taken its sweet time in issuing significant iOS updates. Thankfully, Apple has recently picked up the pace with iOS 8.2 having been released last week and the third beta of iOS 8.3 being pushed out just a few days ago.

As opposed to other iOS updates that typically focus on stability enhancements and bug fixes, iOS 8.3 is an extremely big deal. At long last, iOS 8.3 promises to fix the poorly designed iOS 8 keyboard which resulted in many iPhone users accidentally pressing the period key when they really meant to hit the spacebar.

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Gmail for iOS Update

Gmail for iOS was just updated – here are all the new features

By on March 5, 2015 at 5:35 PM.

Gmail for iOS was just updated – here are all the new features

We already caught you up on three of Google’s most important apps that received updates earlier today, but there’s one we missed. On Thursday, Google updated the Gmail app for iOS as well with a few features that regular users of the app will be excited to see. More →

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Android Wear for iPhone

Google seriously thinks iPhone users will consider getting an Android Wear watch

By on March 3, 2015 at 6:50 PM.

Google seriously thinks iPhone users will consider getting an Android Wear watch

Google might have found an interesting approach to competing against the Apple Watch that we didn’t see coming: The company is reportedly going to bring its Android-based wearables platform over to iOS, thus allowing iPhone and iPad users to buy Android Wear devices and pair them with their Apple products. More →

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iPhone App Rejection

You’ll never believe why Apple rejected this Buzz Aldrin iOS app

By on March 3, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

You’ll never believe why Apple rejected this Buzz Aldrin iOS app

A few years ago, we seemingly couldn’t go more than two to three weeks without hearing a story about how Apple’s App Store review team either rejected an iOS app that should have been admitted or curiously let in an app that should have never been accepted. Now, in 2015, Apple has thankfully worked out many of the kinks that once plagued the App Store review process. But every once in a while, Apple’s old habits resurface.

Most recently, Apple rejected the iOS app Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager because it references a well-known third party: Aldrin, of course, who was the second person to walk on the moon.

The crazy thing, though, is that Aldrin actually helped design and influence the game! More →

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iPhone vs. Android Profits Q4 2014

Apple makes nearly eight times as much money as all Android vendors combined

By on February 26, 2015 at 3:40 PM.

Apple makes nearly eight times as much money as all Android vendors combined

A new report from Strategy Analytics sheds further light on the state of the smartphone business in the fourth quarter last year, confirming once again the profound effect the iPhone 6 had on the industry. The analytics company revealed that during Q4 2014, Android only managed to capture 11% of the global smartphone profit share, a record-low for Google’s ecosystem, while Apple took home a record-high 89% of all smartphone profits. More →

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Apple iOS 8.3 Emoji

Awesome news: Apple’s emoji will soon be for people of every color

By on February 25, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

Awesome news: Apple’s emoji will soon be for people of every color

Emoji on iOS will soon be like The Humpty Dance — everyone will enjoy them, including black people, white people, Puerto Ricans, Samoans and everyone else. One interesting aspect of the latest iOS 8.3 beta that was covered by 9to5Mac this week has been added support for changing the skin tone of your emoji so you aren’t just using the same yellow-toned smiley faces as everyone else. More →

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Best Google Apps

11 great Google apps you’ve probably never even heard of

By on February 24, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

11 great Google apps you’ve probably never even heard of

To look at early versions of Android, when Google first began to truly embrace mobile, you would have never guessed that the company would eventually be responsible for some of the best and most beautiful apps on the planet. Today, however, apps like Gmail and Google Maps are the best and most widely used applications in their respective categories, and Google continues to wow us with its app quality each time new updates roll out or new apps are launched.

As much as you rely on the Google apps for computers, Android and iOS that you currently use, however, there are a slew of apps Google makes that you have probably never even heard of. More →

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iOS App Store Search

iOS App Store search forever changed with this awesome new tool

By on February 18, 2015 at 2:00 AM.

iOS App Store search forever changed with this awesome new tool

Let’s face it: The App Store’s app discovery functionality is terrible, mostly because it rewards apps that are already popular and doesn’t give you a lot of options for finding unheralded apps that might be better than what’s in the top downloads chart. One awesome new website is looking for change all that, however. More →

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Best iOS Games App Store

Apple wants you to help you find quality iOS games, not pay-to-win freemium scams

By on February 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Apple wants you to help you find quality iOS games, not pay-to-win freemium scams

You know what really suck? Free-to-play games that are actually miserable to play unless you fork over money for in-app purchases. Thankfully, Apple is doing something to help steer people away from these horrible creations and help them find games that will charge you once upfront and then never ask you for money again. More →

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Ikea Emoticons iOS and Android

Ikea’s secret passion unearthed: When it’s not making furniture, it designs emoticons

By on February 11, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Ikea’s secret passion unearthed: When it’s not making furniture, it designs emoticons

There are many reasons to love Ikea — or hate it, depending on your experiences with the Swedish company — but smartphone app design probably isn’t one of them. It may be soon, however, because for some strange reason, the company has come up with a smartphone app that focuses on… wait for it… emoticons. More →

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