Yosemite Wi-Fi Connection Bug Fixed

Finally: Annoying Yosemite Wi-Fi bug is squashed

By on May 27, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

Finally: Annoying Yosemite Wi-Fi bug is squashed

Many Mac users have complained about Wi-Fi issues since installing OS X Yosemite last fall, and Apple issued fixes in maintenance updates supposed to patch the wireless connectivity problems. In spite of those fixes, the problem persisted even after it became increasingly clear what Yosemite component was causing connection drops, and Apple did not publicly address the matter. However, Apple seems to be aware of the problem, and has finally fixed it in its newest Yosemite beta. More →

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iPhone Launch

How Google and Android benefited from Microsoft and BlackBerry’s blindness

By on May 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

How Google and Android benefited from Microsoft and BlackBerry’s blindness

If there’s one advantage Apple didn’t have when it released the iPhone, it was a head start. Years before the idea for the iPhone even crossed Steve Jobs’ mind, BlackBerry devices were absolutely killing it in the marketplace. Even Microsoft, which tends to get laughed at for missing important trends in the tech space, had been working on various Windows Mobile devices going all the way back to 2000.

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iOS Messages Bug Fix

Apple to issue emergency software fix for major iPhone-crashing bug

By on May 27, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

Apple to issue emergency software fix for major iPhone-crashing bug

In case you haven’t already heard, a pesky iOS bug unearthed earlier this week has been causing iPhones to crash and reboot when a precise string of characters is received as a text message. Additionally, the bug can also cause the Messages app to crash repeatedly upon opening.

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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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iPhone Live Streaming

The app you’ve been waiting for: Live-stream your iPhone’s screen for free

By on May 27, 2015 at 1:56 PM.

The app you’ve been waiting for: Live-stream your iPhone’s screen for free

Have you ever tried repeatedly to explain something to a friend or family member in an effort to help them solve a problem on their iPhone or iPad? Have you wanted to share something you’re doing on your phone with someone who isn’t in your immediate vicinity? You can always take a bunch of screenshots and message them to the person you’re dealing with, but beyond that you’re out of luck — until now. More →

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iOS 9 Leaked Features Proactive

Revealed: The single most exciting iOS 9 feature that’s leaked so far

By on May 27, 2015 at 1:13 PM.

Revealed: The single most exciting iOS 9 feature that’s leaked so far

Let’s be honest: Most of the leaks we’ve seen about iOS 9 have been on the dull side. Apple is placing a lot of emphasis on stability with its latest software, which means it’s not adding as many new features as it has in the past. However, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman brings us word of a new feature that really sounds like something to get excited about. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

7 best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

By on May 27, 2015 at 10:23 AM.

Our lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free are always wildly popular, but yesterday’s post was a particularly big one. We’re not stopping there, of course, and today we have a fresh new list of seven paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time.

If seven won’t do the trick for you though, there are still a few paid apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post. More →

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iPhone Messages Bug

Watch a crazy iOS bug cause iPhones to crash just by receiving a text message

By on May 27, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Watch a crazy iOS bug cause iPhones to crash just by receiving a text message

A newly discovered and potentially worrisome iOS bug has been causing Phones to crash and automatically reboot when a certain string of characters is received via the Messages app. The string in question, which consists of both english and arabic characters, was first brought to light via a Reddit thread before being corroborated by MacRumors late on Wednesday evening.

“Sending the string of characters to an iPhone results in an immediate respring, causing an iPhone to crash and quickly reboot,” the report notes. “From there, if the Messages app was opened at a list view, the Messages app crashes automatically when you try to open it. If it was opened to the conversation where you received the message, the app will open, but attempting to go to another conversation causes Messages to crash.”

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Apple MacBook Keyboard Trackpad

The new MacBook’s keyboard has been getting panned – here’s one way Apple could improve it

By on May 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

The new MacBook’s keyboard has been getting panned – here’s one way Apple could improve it

One of the biggest criticisms of Apple’s new 2015 MacBook has been its keyboard, which reviewers have said isn’t nearly as easy to use as keyboards from past MacBooks. However, it looks like Apple has some ideas for improving all of its MacBook keyboards with some exciting new technology.

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Apple Customer Service

Apple’s secret weapon: Incredible customer service

By on May 26, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

Apple’s secret weapon: Incredible customer service

Not too long ago, Brian X. Chen of The New York Times wrote a piece arguing that traditional product reviews are broken insofar as they don’t often consider the varying levels of customer service different companies provide.

“The product evaluations neglect to mention the quality of a company’s customer service,” Chen writes, “which becomes the most important fact of of all when problems or questions related to the product come up.”

This is an astute point, and especially apt in regards to tech products. Not only are tech products pricey, but addressing tech oriented problems is usually beyond the expertise of most owners. As a result, if there’s any one industry where customer service should be afforded more weight when putting together a product review or stacking two rival products against one another, it’s the tech industry.

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Will Jony Ive Leave Apple Speculation

Is this the ‘beginning of the end’ for Jony Ive at Apple?

By on May 26, 2015 at 2:21 PM.

Is this the ‘beginning of the end’ for Jony Ive at Apple?

Jony Ive’s big promotion to chief design officer at Apple this week has set off some mild alarm bells from some Apple observers that Apple’s longtime design guru might actually be on the way out. Stratechery’s Ben Thompson, for one, parses some of the language used in Stephen Fry’s piece on Ive over the weekend to speculate that Ive already has one foot out the door. More →

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Apple Watch Sapphire Screen Cracked

I broke the sapphire screen on my Apple Watch

By on May 26, 2015 at 12:08 PM.

I broke the sapphire screen on my Apple Watch

“No,” I told my friend who joined me for a run the other day, “nothing will happen to it because it’s protected by sapphire glass.” But little did I know… the stainless steel Apple Watch (and gold model, for that matter) isn’t going to survive all accidental drops, and chances are one of them might be fatal.

But let me tell you the whole story of how the durable sapphire Apple Watch screen broke. More →

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