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2 Big Reasons Why You Might Want to Buy iPhone 6 Plus Over iPhone 6

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 21:33
Much has been said about the iPhone 6 Plus already, and there are plenty of thorough reviews describing the hardware, the design, camera, and every other little improvement and detail of the device. After using one for a week, two things in particular really stand out to me which differentiate the iPhone 6 Plus over ... Read More

Resolving an iTunes “iPhone Software Update Server Could Not Be Contacted” Error Message When Updating iOS

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:02
Some iPhone and iPad users who went to update to the latest version of iOS using iTunes may have discovered an error message saying the following: “The iPhone Software Update Server Could Not Be Contacted. Make sure your network settings are correct and your network connection is active, or try again later.” While sometimes this ... Read More

iOS 8.0.2 Update Released with Bug Fixes for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:29
Apple has released iOS 8.0.2 for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users running iOS 8. The update includes multiple bug fixes, including resolutions to problems introduced by the failed iOS 8.0.1 launch. Full release notes for iOS 8.0.2 are included below. Updating to iOS 8.0.2 with Over-the-Air Download The simplest way for users to ... Read More

How to Regain a Missing URL Address Bar in Safari for Mac OS X

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:46
The address bar in Safari shows you what website URL you are currently visiting, and it also doubles as a search bar in recent versions too. That makes it a fairly critical component of the Safari browser for many of us, so if you use Safari as your default web browser and find that it ... Read More

How to Add Third Party Keyboards to iPhone & iPad in iOS 8

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 18:53
iOS 8 gained the ability for users to add third party keyboards to their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This has allowed for popular keyboards from the Android world, like the gesture-based Swype keyboard, to arrive to iOS, many of which aim to make typing on a touch screen significantly easier. Such keyboard are available ... Read More

How to Delete the Buggy iOS 8.0.1 Update from Your iPhone & Prevent Accidental Installation

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:07
The original iOS 8.0.1 update has proven to be a disaster for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, where it has led to a nonexistent cellular connection and malfunctioning Touch ID. This has forced users to restore or downgrade their iPhones to resolve the iOS 8.0.1 problem, a nuisance to say the least. While ... Read More

iOS 8.0.1 Cause “No Service” on Your iPhone? Here’s How to Fix It

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 19:05
The iOS 8.0.1 update is causing a lot of iPhone owners grief, particularly those who have a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, where it has apparently killed the cellular signal of those devices, leading to a persistent “No Service” problem. Additionally, Touch ID has stopped working on those devices. Obviously this is not ... Read More

iOS 8.0.1 Update Released for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch [Update: Avoid For Now]

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:25
IMPORTANT: iOS 8.0.1 update has caused some users to lose cellular signals and Touch ID capabilities, and Apple has pulled it from their servers. Users are strongly advised to not install the update yet. More information about the “No Service” issues and other complaints with the update are available below. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 ... Read More

Improve iOS 8 Battery Life Drain Problems with These Eight Tips

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:53
Some users have reported battery draining quicker than usual on their iPhones and iPads that have been updated to iOS 8. While it’s not a universal experience, there are some settings in iOS 8 that may have an impact on how long your battery lasts, thus we’re going to focus on adjusting those settings to ... Read More

How to Leave a Group Chat in Messages for iOS 8

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:38
If you’ve ever been included in a group text messaging thread that you had no intention on being a part of, you know how annoying it can be to have your iPhone (or iPad) chime repeatedly as new messages come in to the conversation you aren’t following. The longstanding strategy has been to just mute ... Read More

iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Commercials Airing on TV [Videos]

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:37
Apple has started to run new TV advertisements for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The commercials feature the voices of late night TV personality Jimmy Fallon and popstar Justin Timberlake, who lightheartedly discuss a feature of the new phones. If you haven’t seen them air on TV yet, videos of the advertisements ... Read More

iOS 8 Wi-Fi Connection Problems? They Are Probably Simple to Fix

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 00:25
The iOS 8 update went smoothly for most users, but like every software update there are sometimes bothers, hangups, and difficulties that arise for a subset of users. One frustrating issue that is impacting some iPhone and iPad users are recurrent wireless connection difficulties post iOS 8 installation. Since these devices are so reliant on ... Read More

OS X Yosemite Mail Update Released for Developers & Public Beta

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 20:01
Apple has issued an update to the Mail app for OS X Yosemite, which aims to fix some issues which caused the Mail application incapable of composing an email message. Apple recommends that all users of OS X Yosemite Developer Preview and OS X Yosemite Public Beta install the update, though if you don’t use ... Read More

5 of the Greatest iOS 8 Features

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 19:07
iOS 8 is a fantastic update for most iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users with tons of excellent additions, feature enhancements, and great changes. Sure, some users are resistant to change and there may be some annoyances, but for the most part iOS 8 adds so many positives that it’s hard to imagine going backwards. ... Read More

Yes, You Can Downgrade iOS 8 Back to iOS 7.1.2 – For Now

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 20:27
If you updated to iOS 8, played around for a while, and found things to be unbearable, too frustrating,or otherwise not an improvement over iOS 7.1.2, you can still downgrade your iPhone or iPad from iOS 8 back to iOS 7.1.2. But this is almost certainly a short-lived opportunity, so if you have any intention ... Read More

5+ Frustrating Things in iOS 8 and What To Do About Them

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 22:04
iOS 8 is a really great improvement for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with a lot of changes, some big and some small, but let’s face it, there are a few things that are a little annoying too. Whether you just got a brand spanking new iPhone 6 and moved your stuff over, or ... Read More

Mac Setup: The Beautiful Home Desk of a Police Officer

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 19:15
This weeks featured Mac setup is the absolutely beautiful nearly minimalist home workstation of Poyan P., a police officer. Not only will you find some great modern hardware, but there’s a bit of retro goodness too. Let’s jump right in and take a peak at this great Apple setup: What Apple hardware is in your ... Read More

News Flash: Don’t Drop Your iPhone 6 [Videos]

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:56
If you were planning on dropping your beautiful new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus onto concrete or another hard surface, you may want to reconsider your plans, or perhaps buy a case. Why, might you ask? Well, and this may come as a shock so brace yourself, but it turns out that dropping an ... Read More

How to Migrate Everything from an Old iPhone to iPhone 6

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:16
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now in the wild, so whether you got yours from an Apple Store, retailer, or a UPS delivery truck, you’re probably looking to move everything from your old phone to the shiny new one. That means all of your apps, pictures, movies, settings, and customizations that are ... Read More

Reply to Messages Quicker Than Ever with iOS 8 Interactive Notifications

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 20:54
If you’re tired of opening the Messages app just to send a quick reply to an incoming text message, you’ll be thrilled to discover the new Interactive Notifications feature brought to iOS with version 8. This means you can respond to a Message without stopping what you’re currently doing and without leaving the currently active ... Read More

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