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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iOS 8 IPSW Direct Download Links

Sep 17, 2014 - 29 Comments
iOS 8 logo

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

Sep 17, 2014 - 14 Comments
iOS 8

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

How to Identify iOS Backups from One Another in iTunes

Sep 16, 2014 - 4 Comments
iTunes backup failed error

If you’re like many Apple users, you may have multiple iPhone devices spanning a couple of generations, maybe an iPad or two, and maybe even a few iPods. They’re all easy to tell apart by looking at the physical devices, but if you backup your iOS device to a computer (and you should, in addition … Read More

How to Hide the U2 Album from Music App on iPhone & iPad

Sep 12, 2014 - 8 Comments
Hide the u2 Album from your iPhone

Many iPhone and iPad users recently discovered that a U2 album appeared on their iOS devices seemingly at random. Though part of a promotion from Apple and the band U2, which was a hit with U2 fans, this also caused a fair amount of confusion, as some people thought it was a bug or their … Read More

Upgraded iCloud Storage Plans Offer More Storage at Lower Prices

Sep 11, 2014 - 4 Comments
Upgrade iCloud Storage

Apple has expanded their iCloud storage plan lineup to offer dramatically increased storage capacities for a monthly fee. The new pricing plans offer up to 1TB of total storage capacity, which should be plenty for just about any gadget owner, even if you have a handful of iPhones, iPads, and Macs in use on a … Read More

iOS 8 GM Download Available for Developers

Sep 9, 2014 - 10 Comments
iOS 8 Compatibility and Release Date

Apple has released the final version of iOS 8, known as the Golden Master (GM) build, to those registered with the iOS Developer program. The final build is 12A365, and is notably unavailable as an OTA download from existing iOS 8 beta releases. Developers can gain access to and download the appropriate iOS 8 GM … Read More

iTunes 11.4 Released with Support for iOS 8 Syncing

Sep 9, 2014 - 4 Comments
iTunes 11.4

Apple has released iTunes 11.4 for OS X, the new version is required for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to sync and function properly after updating those devices to iOS 8, making it a highly recommended download for all Mac users. Mac users can find the iTunes 11.4 update available through the Software Update mechanism … Read More

iOS 8 Release Date Set for September 17

Sep 9, 2014 - Leave a Comment
iOS 8 Compatibility and Release Date

Apple has announced that iOS 8 will be released on Wednesday, September 17, two days prior to the release of iPhone 6. As usual with iOS, the major software update will arrive as a free download from the Over-the-Air update mechanism, or through iTunes. iOS 8 is compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, … Read More

How to Prepare for the iOS 8 Update the Right Way

Sep 7, 2014 - 15 Comments
iOS 8

iOS 8 will be released to the public very soon with its myriad of new features and enhancements, and that makes now a great time to prepare your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for the major system update. We’ll break it down into several easy steps so that you’ll have your iOS device ready to … Read More

Create a New iTunes Radio Station from Currently Playing Song or Artist

Sep 3, 2014 - 2 Comments
Create a new iTunes Radio station from a song or artist

Have a favorite song that you want to use to seed a new music station? Maybe you’re looking to find some new tunes to hear based on a particular song or artist? iTunes Radio makes this process simple, and you can instantly create a new iTunes Radio station from any playing song or artist, whether … Read More

How to Remove Red Eye from Photos on iPhone & iPad

Sep 2, 2014 - 2 Comments
Red eye removal on iPhone before and after picture

Red Eye happens sometimes in photography, often if you’re shooting a subject while using the camera flash, or when a bright light is shining in their eyes. The appearance is striking and usually undesirable, with the subjects eyes literally glowing red. You may run into the red eye effect when taking pictures with any camera, … Read More

Change the Number of Apps in the iOS Dock to Get Minimal

Sep 1, 2014 - 7 Comments
Minimalist iPhone dock

The iOS Dock sits at the bottom of our iPhone, ipod touch, and iPad home screen, intended to hold the most commonly used apps for quicker launching. While it’s well known that you can customize the apps that are contained within the Dock, what’s lesser known is that you can actually reduce the number of … Read More

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