iOS

iOS is the mobile operating system that runs on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and other mobile hardware from Apple. Though it may look differently and run on different hardware, iOS is based upon a highly modified version of OS X, the desktop operating system software that runs on Macs.

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How to View a Full Desktop Website in Safari for iPhone

Nov 25, 2014 - 9 Comments
Mobile vs Desktop sites shown in Safari for iPhone

Most iPhone users like to read and use websites specifically designed for mobile usage, which tend to simplify the user experience and focus attention a bit more. Since many websites detect you’re using an iPhone and automatically serve a mobile site (ours included) over the standard desktop site, there isn’t much involvement required from the … Read More

How to Use Instant Wi-Fi Hotspot in OS X Yosemite with an iPhone

Nov 24, 2014 - 6 Comments
Instant Hotspot

The iPhone has long had the excellent Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot feature, which effectively turns an iPhone or cellular iPad into a wireless router that Macs and other devices can connect to. That iPhone Hotspot feature gets even better for Mac users running OS X Yosemite, because you can now enable the iPhones personal Hotspot feature … Read More

Delete Specific Pages from Safari History in iOS

Nov 21, 2014 - 2 Comments
Access browsing history in Safari for iOS

Safari in iOS has always had the ability to clear all browser history on the iPhone and iPad, but up until the latest versions of iOS, it was either delete all history or nothing. That has changed however, and if you would rather selectively delete individual pages from history instead of clearing out all browser … Read More

How to Format Text & Insert Pictures Into Notes in iOS

Nov 20, 2014 - 10 Comments
Insert an image into Notes in iOS

The Notes app in modern versions of iOS includes support for text formatting and media insertion. This is a welcome change for many reasons, as it not only improves the functionality of Notes app to serve as a scratchpad, but it also makes the Notes app and it’s iCloud syncing abilities between iOS devices and … Read More

How to Disable Reachability on iPhone If You Accidentally Open It

Nov 18, 2014 - 3 Comments
reachability-iphone

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus gained a feature called Reachability which, when activated, brings all onscreen icons and elements closer to the bottom of the display and Home button, thus making it easier for your thumb or finger to reach the desired touch points. While Reachability is proving to be a popular tool … Read More

iOS 8.2 Beta 1 & Apple Watch Developer Kit Released

Nov 18, 2014 - 3 Comments
IOS 8.2 beta 1 and WatchKit

Apple has released iOS 8.2 beta 1 and an Apple Watch developer toolkit to those registered with the iOS developer program. The first iOS 8.2 beta build is 12D436 and arrives alongside a new beta version of Xcode 6.2, which includes the WatchKit developer package.

Instantly Share Your Current Location from Messages on iPhone

Nov 15, 2014 - 12 Comments
Send Map of current Location

If you’ve ever tried to give directions to someone when you aren’t that good at it, or maybe aren’t entirely sure where you are let alone how to get there, you know how frustrating of an experience that can be. Fortunately you can avoid that situation entirely now though thanks to a great location sharing … Read More

Get Notifications for Specific Email Threads in iOS Mail App

Nov 13, 2014 - 4 Comments
Enable email notifications for a specific conversation in iOS Mail app

The iOS Mail app has long included a variety of ways to be notified of new emails, whether it’s the standard notification for all new messages, or having a unique alert set to specific VIP contacts. Perhaps even better is a feature added to recent versions of iOS that allow for individual email thread alerts, … Read More

Microsoft Office Apps for iPhone & iPad Available as Free Download

Nov 10, 2014 - 12 Comments
microsoft-word-iphone

The popular Microsoft Office suite is available as a free download for iPhone and iPad owners, and the latest versions no longer requires an Office365 subscription to use, create, and modify documents. The iOS releases of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Powerpoint are fully functional for basic tasks, providing a welcome experience for iPhone … Read More

Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 8.1 Available for Mac OS X

Nov 10, 2014 - 7 Comments
Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 8.1 in Windows

The Pangu 8 jailbreak utility is now available to Mac users who wish to jailbreak an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8, iOS 8.0.2, or iOS 8.1. Jailbreaking is generally best reserved for advanced users who have a compelling reason to jailbreak their hardware, though the Pangu8 utility is easy to use, untethered, … Read More

How to Recover Deleted Photos & Video from iPhone & iPad the Easy Way

Nov 7, 2014 - 4 Comments
Recover deleted pictures on the iPhone

Accidentally deleting photos from an iPhone or iPad happens and it’s not a fun feeling to know that you may have lost a photo or group of images you wanted to keep. Fortunately the latest versions of iOS support an automatic recovery process that allow you to restore deleted pictures, directly from your iPhone, iPad, … Read More

How to Mute Group Messages on iPhone & iPad

Nov 6, 2014 - 1 Comment
Tap details to mute the group chat

Group messaging is one of those features that’s great when you want to be in a group conversation, and completely annoying when you don’t want your iPhone to be included in a barrage of group text messages. A new feature in iOS aims to relieve the latter situation, when your iPhone or iPad is being … Read More

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