5 of the Greatest iOS 8 Features

Sep 22, 2014 - 20 Comments

Great iOS 8 Features

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.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 20 Comments

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

Sep 21, 2014 - 77 Comments

Downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2

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 on doing it you’ll want to move quick.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 77 Comments

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

Sep 20, 2014 - 95 Comments

iOS 8 Frustrations to Fix

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 simply updated to iOS 8 on an existing device, there’s a few settings you may want to toggle or adjust to your liking. For those who updated, some of these settings you may have turned off yourself a long while ago, but after the iOS 8 update they automagically may have turned themselves on again.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 95 Comments

Mac Setup: The Beautiful Home Desk of a Police Officer

Sep 20, 2014 - 26 Comments

Mac setup of a Police Officer home workstation

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:

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 26 Comments

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

Sep 19, 2014 - 12 Comments

Dropped iPhone 6 Plus with broken glass

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 electronic gadget composed of machined glass and aluminum onto a hard surface may cause that glass to break, and the aluminum to scuff or dent. Imagine that!

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun, iPhone - 12 Comments

How to Migrate Everything from an Old iPhone to iPhone 6

Sep 19, 2014 - 6 Comments

Migrate your old iPhone to new iPhone 6

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 on the old iPhone will be on the new iPhone just as they were, letting you pick up exactly where you left off and not miss a beat.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

Reply to Messages Quicker Than Ever with iOS 8 Interactive Notifications

Sep 18, 2014 - 10 Comments

Messages icon 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 app, just send a reply directly from the notification banner instead.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

6 Big Things to Know About iOS 8

Sep 18, 2014 - 13 Comments

iOS 8 big time

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.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone - 13 Comments

Safari 7.1 Released for OS X

Sep 18, 2014 - 14 Comments

Safari icon 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 function. As usual, Apple recommends that the update be installed by all users.

Mac users will find the update available as a download from Software Update via the Mac App Store. Currently, Safari 7.1 requires the recently released OS X 10.9.5 update to be already installed before it becomes visible as an update.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 14 Comments

OS X 10.9.5 Update Released for Mac

Sep 17, 2014 - 13 Comments

OS X Mavericks

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.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 13 Comments

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

Sep 17, 2014 - 26 Comments

iOS 8 Cannot Be Installed Because Not Enough Free Storage

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? For the iPhone and iPod touch, you’ll need nearly 5GB of space available, and for the iPad, you’ll need basically 7GB of space available… no, those are not small numbers, particularly if you have a 16GB device that is almost always full (like so many of us do).

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, iTunes, Tips & Tricks - 26 Comments

iOS 8 IPSW Direct Download Links

Sep 17, 2014 - 29 Comments

iOS 8 IPSW Downloads

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 a bit more advanced, and it requires the download of a full firmware package file which is upwards of 6GB or so, which is considerably larger than the smaller delta update offered through OTA.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone - 29 Comments

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