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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 8.2 Beta 2 Available for Developers

Dec 10, 2014 - Leave a Comment
iOS 8.2

A second beta of iOS 8.2 has been released to users participating in the iOS Developer program. The newest beta version arrives as build 12D445d and is said to focus primarily on bug fixes that remain with the mobile operating system.

iOS 8.1.2 Update Released with Bug Fixes [IPSW Direct Download Links]

Dec 9, 2014 - 80 Comments
iOS 8.1.2 update

Apple has released iOS 8.1.2 update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. The small update weighs in around 35MB and focuses primarily on bug fixes, most of which are unspecified, though a specific issue for iPhone users where ringtones and text tones would disappear is mentioned in the download notes.

How to Permanently Remove a Photo from iPad & iPhone Instantly

Dec 7, 2014 - 9 Comments
Confirm to permanently delete photos in iOS instantly

A side effect of iOS including an extraordinarily convenient way to easily recover deleted photos is that pictures are not completely removed from an iPhone or iPad immediately, at least unless the user takes specific action to delete a picture permanently. That’s what we’re going to cover here, so that if you have a photo … Read More

How to Remove a Card from Apple Pay on iPhone

Dec 6, 2014 - 4 Comments
Using Apple Pay with an iPhone and NFC Terminal

Apple Pay is an undoubtedly convenient and easy way to pay for purchases using just your iPhone, and Apple Pay securely holds a credit card or debit card that has been added. But all cards expire, card rewards programs change to be better or worse, and personal shopping habits and card preferences change too, so … Read More

“Why Does iPhone & Siri Start Talking Randomly Out of Nowhere? Are Robots Taking Over?”

Dec 5, 2014 - 14 Comments
Siri

A notable number of iPhone users have experienced a truly peculiar happening with their iPhone and Siri after updating to the latest versions of iOS; the iPhone may start talking seemingly out of the blue. If you’ve experienced this yourself, you know how jarring, weird, funny, and sometimes outright creepy it can be to have … Read More

How to Change the Default Safari Search Engine in iOS

Dec 4, 2014 - 1 Comment
Where to change how Safari searches the web and with what Search Engine, including Google, Yahoo, Bing, and DuckDuckGo

When you tap on the URL bar in Safari on your iPhone or iPad and enter a phrase or term to search for, that search gets carried over to a search engine to find results, and on you go (unless you’re opting for on-page search). Many users don’t realize this, but you can actually customize … Read More

How to Stop Apps Sending Alerts & Notifications to an iPhone or iPad

Dec 1, 2014 - 11 Comments
Disable Notifications for an app like the App Store

If you’re the type of iPhone or iPad user who prefers to strictly control what alerts and notifications get pushed to their iOS device, you may be bothered by an unsolicited notification coming to your lock screen or the Notifications panel of iOS. Many apps will try to send you notifications by default, and even … Read More

Take a 3D Tour of Major Cities with Flyover in iOS

Nov 30, 2014 - 8 Comments
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Apple Maps in iOS includes a fun feature that allows you to take a 3D tour of major cities around the world, complete with rendered landmarks, buildings, and terrain. Called 3D Flyover, you can also choose to navigate around in the three dimensional view, to zoom, rotate, and tilt the viewing angle as desired.

How to Delete a Third Party Keyboard in iOS

Nov 27, 2014 - 1 Comment
Delete a keyboard from iPhone Settings

Many of us explored the array of new keyboard options available now that iOS supports third party keyboards, but if you’re anything like me you probably settled on one that worked for your typing needs (if not the iOS default and QuickType) and now your iPhone or iPad has multiple unused keyboards laying about. While … Read More

How to View a Full Desktop Website in Safari for iPhone

Nov 25, 2014 - 15 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 - 8 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

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