How to Leave the iOS 12 Beta Testing Program

Sep 21, 2018 - Leave a Comment

How to leave the iOS 12 beta program

If you previously enrolled an iPhone or iPad in the iOS 12 beta testing program, either as a public beta tester or as a developer beta tester, you may now wish to leave the iOS 12 beta program so that you no longer receive future beta system software updates. This also insures that you’ll stay on iOS 12.0 final and future final stable releases rather than getting the new beta updates as they come along.

By getting off of the iOS 12 beta track, you will only receive final builds of upcoming versions of iOS along with the rest of the general public, rather than receiving any of the incremental beta software updates (like iOS 12.1 beta 1 which is being tested right now).

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5 Great iOS 12 Features You’ll Actually Use

Sep 20, 2018 - 13 Comments

The best iOS 12 features that you will actually use

iOS 12 is a performance focused software update, aiming to boost the usability of older iPhone and iPad models. But that doesn’t mean iOS 12 is without new fancy features too, so while the iOS 12 update may not be as outwardly flashy as some other past releases, there are still some interesting new additions and changes to the mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad users.

We’re going to review a handful of great iOS 12 features that you’re likely to actually use. Let’s get to it!

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 13 Comments

iOS 12 Battery Life Bad? Here’s 12 Tips to Help Battery Life in iOS 12

Sep 19, 2018 - 12 Comments

iOS 12 battery life

Do you feel like your battery life has worsened since updating to iOS 12? With every new iOS release comes complaints about battery life, particularly in the early days of the software update being available, and the iOS 12 update is no different with some users reporting rapid battery draining. While reduced battery life on iPhone or iPad can be annoying, there may be valid reasons why device battery is draining quicker than usual after updating system software, so before you throw in the towel read on for a handful of helpful tips and tricks to help improve battery life issues after updating to iOS 12 on an iPhone or iPad.

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Safari 12 Released for MacOS Sierra & High Sierra

Sep 18, 2018 - 13 Comments

Safari icon

Apple has released Safari 12 for Mac users running macOS High Sierra and macOS Sierra.

The same Safari 12 web browser ships bundled with macOS Mojave by default, so macOS Mojave users will not find the same software update available to any computer running Mojave.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 13 Comments

How to Access Control Center in iOS 12 on iPad & iPhone

Sep 18, 2018 - 27 Comments

Control Center in iOS 12

Where did Control Center go in iOS 12? And how do you access it? If you have these questions about Control Center on your iPad or iPhone after updating to iOS 12 you’re not alone, as the ability to access Control Center in iOS 12 has changed. But fear not, Control Center still exists on iPad and iPhone, it’s just the gesture that you use to summon the feature that has changed.

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iOS 12.1 Beta 1 Released for Testing, Along with Beta 1 of WatchOS 5.1 & tvOS 12.1

Sep 18, 2018 - Leave a Comment

Beta system software everywhere

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1 to users participating in the beta system software testing programs.

The first beta builds of the various operating systems arrive just days after the final versions of iOS 12 update and watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 were released to the general public as final stable builds.

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WatchOS 5 and tvOS 12 Updates Released

Sep 17, 2018 - 2 Comments

watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 updates available

Apple has released watchOS 5 for Apple Watch users, and tvOS 12 for Apple TV owners. The new software updates were released alongside iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad, and include a variety of new features and improvements for both Apple Watch and Apple TV.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, Apple Watch, News - 2 Comments

Download iOS 12 Update Now [IPSW Links]

Sep 17, 2018 - 21 Comments

iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released iOS 12 for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Basically any device capable of running iOS 11 can run iOS 12, and with the software update focusing on performance improvements Apple is recommending that all eligible users update to iOS 12.

iOS 12 features performance enhancements to app launching and camera opening, the ability to create personalized Memoji on some iOS devices, four new Animoji characters, new sticker capabilities in FaceTime and Messages, a helpful Screen Time feature that allows you to set limits to application usage and monitor device usage, a new Shortcuts app that sort of functions like macros to perform semi-automated tasks in iOS, new Notifications management options, and many other small changes and subtle improvements to the iPhone and iPad operating system. Later, iOS 12 will support group FaceTime with up to 32 participants.

It’s a good idea to run through steps to prepare for the iOS 12 update if you have not done so already. Aside from performing some device housekeeping, the most important step by far is to backup your iPhone or iPad before installing the software update.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 21 Comments

Grab the 12 iPhone XR Wallpapers of Bubble Colors

Sep 16, 2018 - 1 Comment

iPhone XR wallpapers

The iPhone XR features a variety of snazzy wallpapers that are color matched to the devices themselves, each showing a colorful bubble or two that almost look like planets in some otherworldly conditions. Along with the 3 colorful oily bubble iPhone XS Max wallpapers they make for some visually appealing abstract background imagery for just about any device, so check them out below and enjoy some new wallpapers on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, Android, or whatever else you’re rocking.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 1 Comment

Download the 3 iPhone XS Max Wallpapers of Bubbles

Sep 15, 2018 - 1 Comment

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Wallpapers

The new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max include some fanciful wallpapers of colorful bubbles, they look sort of like bubbles of oil paints or even some fictional gas planets, but you don’t need to pre-order one of those fancy new iPhones to get your hands on the snazzy wallpaper images.

If you want to spruce up your existing iPhone or iPad with the latest wallpaper collection from Apple, you should enjoy these 3 wallpaper images of the color bubbles from the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. While the official versions on the iPhone XS line are Live Photos, you can download the regular stationary versions below for enjoying on any device.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 1 Comment

How to Prepare for iOS 12 Update on iPhone & iPad

Sep 14, 2018 - 3 Comments

Prepare for iOS 12 update

Are you ready to install iOS 12 on your iPhone or iPad? The iOS 12 release date is September 17, and if you intend on updating right away you might want to take a few moments ahead of time to prepare for the iOS 12 software update.

We’ll walkthrough a few helpful tips to get your iOS device ready for the latest mobile operating system from Apple. From confirming device compatibility to performing some basic cleanup and maintenance, you’ll be ready for updating to iOS 12 in no time.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Pre-Order iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch 4 Tonight

Sep 13, 2018 - 12 Comments

Pre-order iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

If you plan on pre-ordering one of the all new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or the Apple Watch Series 4, tonight is the night. Pre-ordering an iPhone or Apple Watch basically insures that you will be amongst the earliest consumers to get your hands on the latest devices from Apple, as they almost always sell out initially and then it can take weeks or even months for Apple to catch up to the demand.

If you’re an early adopter who wants to wait as little as possible to get your hands on an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or Apple Watch 4, then pre-ordering is the way to go. We’ll share a few tips and suggestions to get your pre-order smoothly, increasing your odds of being able to land one of the coveted new devices as early as possible.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 12 Comments

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