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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

6 Big Things to Know About iOS 8

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 20:15
iOS 8 brings tons of new features, enhancements, and abilities to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. There’s a lot to discover and digest, and you will surely find many new additions as you explore around the major software update, but we’re going to highlight a few of the big things that are particularly worth noting. ... Read More

Safari 7.1 Released for OS X

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:55
Safari 7.1 has been released for OS X, bringing several improvements to performance, stability, security, and privacy to the Mac web browser. Notably, the update adds support for the DuckDuckGo search engine, encrypts all Yahoo searches that are done from the URL bar, improves the Reader features compatibility with websites, and also improves the AutoFill ... Read More

OS X 10.9.5 Update Released for Mac

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:41
Apple has released an update to OS X Mavericks, versioned as OS X 10.9.5. The update is recommended for all Mac users to install and includes bug fixes and security updates for core system software. Two specific bug fixes are mentioned in the release notes of the update, the first being a resolution to some ... Read More

iOS 8 “Update Cannot be Installed Because it Requires GB of Storage”? Here’s How To Install It Anyway

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:01
Excited to install iOS 8? Of course you are! But many of those who are trying to install the iOS 8 update have discovered they’re unable to do so because there’s not enough freely available storage on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Oh brother. Just how much space is required to install iOS 8? ... Read More

iOS 8 IPSW Direct Download Links

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:00
Apple has released iOS 8 update for all compatible devices, and while most users are best served by downloading the update through the Over-the-Air mechanism on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, another option is to install the update manually by means of IPSW firmware files. While not particularly difficult, updating with firmware is considered ... Read More

iOS 8 Update Released for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:15
Apple has released iOS 8 for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The update offers significant improvements and many new features to prior versions of iOS and is recommended for all users to install on their devices. If you haven’t done so already, it’s a good idea to prepare for iOS 8 before ... Read More

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