Apple on Monday released iOS 10.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new update marks the end of an abnormally long beta period for a relatively minor update, but there was a good reason Apple went through five different developer beta versions of its latest mobile software build. The star feature, Portrait Mode for the iPhone 7 Plus, had to be thoroughly tested to ensure that it was ready for primetime. And as we saw on Monday in samples captured by a professional portrait photographer, it is definitely ready for primetime. More →
Welcome to the start of another busy week, which is made worse by the fact that the last stretch of warm weather in many areas came to an abrupt end over the weekend. The good news is we’ve got just what you need to cheer you up: A new post packed full of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for free. More →
Apple’s iOS 10 software has been available for a while now. In fact, the latest version of Apple’s popular mobile platform is already installed on more than two-thirds of all active iOS devices in the world, and we’re likely less than a week away from seeing the next major build, iOS 10.1, released to the public. Tens of millions of people use iOS 10 each day, and yet Apple added so many new features to the platform that many people miss things they would actually benefit from a great deal.
Among the new features that often go unnoticed by many is the option to control iMessage read receipts on a per-contact basis. That’s right, you can stop specific contacts from knowing when or even if you read their messages. In this post, we’ll tell you exactly how to do it. More →
We’ve got one last list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free to share with you this week, and it’s a good one. Well, it’s not quite as impressive as yesterday’s list since so many awesome apps went on sale on Thursday, but you can still grab a few of them without paying if you head back to that post to check them out. If you want a fresh batch of apps, you’ll find it below. More →
If there’s one thing I have learned from my lifelong battle with email, it’s this: be flexible. There are always new apps in development and new features being added to existing tools. The best tool for the job today might not be the best tool for the job tomorrow. What’s more, your email app of choice could disappear at any moment, as I learned the hard way back in 2015, so you have to be willing to reexamine your options at a moment’s notice. In fact, you should always be on the hunt for new tools.
When I first moved away from my go-to iPhone app back in 2015 because it was being discontinued, I landed on Microsoft’s Outlook. The app is still a great choice, but it’s no longer at the top of the pack. I have now begun bouncing between two different apps that offer fantastic design, reliable performance and fantastic feature sets, and I just can’t pick a winner. More →
Welcome to our biggest (and perhaps best) list of the week covering paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available as free downloads for a limited time. How limited, you ask? There’s simply no way to tell. Some of these sales might last for days while others may end just hours from now. The only way to be safe is to check them all out as soon as you can. More →
Buried deep within the code in iOS 10, there’s a special dark mode just waiting to be activated. It was discovered shortly after the first iOS 10 developer beta was released back in June, and it was believed that Apple might finally enable the new dark mode feature ahead of iOS 10’s public release last month. We all know that didn’t happen, and it doesn’t look like dark mode will be available in Apple’s iOS 10.1 update either, since we’re already on iOS 10.1 beta 5.
Dark mode is a feature that has been wished for over and over again by iPhone users, but it’s not the only oft-requested iPhone feature that’s currently hiding inside iOS 10. More →
Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been out for just over a month, and millions upon millions of people across the country have now purchased them. If you live in a big city like New York, it seems like everyone around you has a new iPhone 7. Or, if they don’t have an iPhone 7, they have an older iPhone model. In other words, hundreds or even thousands of people all around you at any given time might have the exact same phone as you.
You don’t want to look exactly like everyone else, do you? Of course not, but separating your iPhone from the pack can be difficult. A good smartphone case is one way to do it, and we just told you about one of our favorite new iPhone 7 cases (it costs just $9 and it’s so incredibly thin it feels like it’s not even there). Today, we’ve got another new trick to share and we promise that if you give it a shot, your iPhone won’t look like anyone else’s around you. More →
The peak of the Pokemon Go craze is long behind us now. Some bloggers seemed to be surprised that Pokemon Go couldn’t stay at the top of app store charts forever, but it was pretty delusional to think that was even a possibility. In fact, the fact that the app is still #5 on the iOS App Store’s top-grossing apps is nothing short of amazing considering how long it has been since Pokemon Go was released and how tight a grip on the top-grossing chart the perennial leaders have had until now. This goes to show you that the game still has a huge base of avid fans who have no intention of slowing down on their quest to catch them all — and many of those fans will be happy to learn that the best ever Pokemon Go cheat still works perfectly following the release of Niantic’s latest app update. And best of all, it still doesn’t require you to jailbreak your iPhone in order to use it. More →
Happy Monday! Mondays aren’t typically very happy, but your mood will improve instantly thanks to today’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free. We’ve got some real winners for you on Monday, including a great weather app, a nifty keyboard app and a bunch of sticker packs you’re going to love. These sales won’t last long though, so check them out right away. More →
Apple has just released the latest version of iOS, 10.0.3. It’s an update only for the iPhone 7, and it’s here to fix all of your cellular connectivity woes.