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 Apply Filters to Any Picture from the Photos App on iPhone & iPad

Feb 11, 2014 - Leave a Comment

The iOS Photos app includes native image editing features that allow you to add the same filters from the live camera to pictures you have already taken. Additionally, you can apply those photo filters to any image stored on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, so long as it’s accessible from the Photos app, whether … Read More

Block Specific Web Sites in Safari for iOS with a “Never Allow” List

Feb 10, 2014 - 3 Comments

The optional iOS Restrictions settings provides a way to limit access to adult themed websites from Safari on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, but for some purposes those default restrictions may not go far enough. For those looking to gain additional control over web access, users will find that individual websites can be added … Read More

Watch Live Streams of the Sochi 2014 Olympics on iPad and iPhone

Feb 7, 2014 - 2 Comments

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are under way, and while you can always catch the replayed broadcast on TV, that’s not always as fun as watching the live stream. Fortunately the wonderful world of iOS apps has us covered, and for most localities you can get completely free access to live streams of the … Read More

iOS 7.1 Beta 5 Released to Developers

Feb 4, 2014 - Leave a Comment

Apple has released the fifth beta of iOS 7.1 to those registered with the iOS Developer Program. The new beta build arrives as 11D5145e and is compatible with all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices capable of running iOS 7.0.

Launch Directly Into the Music App from Control Center in iOS

Feb 1, 2014 - 2 Comments

If you have music actively playing, or a song or iTunes Radio station is paused within the Music app, you can quickly jump to the Music app by going through the Control Center of iOS. In many cases, this lets you adjust songs or radio stations quicker than using the multitasked to switch apps. This … Read More

How to Prevent Control Center Access from the Lock Screen of iOS

Jan 30, 2014 - Leave a Comment

The Control Center feature of iOS offers quick access to some of the more frequently used settings toggles on the iPad and iPhone, like wi-fi and orientation lock. This is undeniably convenient, but not every user wants these toggles to be readily available to anyone who picks up their device, and in some higher security … Read More

iOS 7.0.5 Released for iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C with Minor Bug Fixes

Jan 29, 2014 - 4 Comments

Apple has released iOS 7.0.5 for select iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C models. The minor update includes bug fixes which are said to correct network provisioning for these two specific iPhone models that have been sold in China. In other words, if you don’t have an iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C that is compatible with … Read More

Swipe Between Open Apps Faster at the iOS Multitasking Screen

Jan 25, 2014 - Leave a Comment

Most iPhone and iPad users know the iOS multitasking screen is where you can quit the apps you no longer want open, and it’s also where you go to switch between any of the open apps on the device. But if you have a lot of apps open, you may notice that switching from the … Read More

How to Enable a Passcode for iPhone / iPad

Jan 22, 2014 - 5 Comments

Virtually all iPhone and iPad users should set an iOS passcode for their individual devices. This forces anyone attempting to use the device to enter a password before being able to unlock it or gain access to anything on the device, and it also requires the same passcode before any user is able to make … Read More

Stop Auto-Playing Videos on Facebook to Conserve Cellular Data

Jan 22, 2014 - 3 Comments

Facebook recently began to auto-play videos that are contained within the news feed of the Facebook app for iOS (and presumably Android). Though the videos play without sound, that auto-play behavior can still greatly increase the iPhones cellular data usage due to the large size of video files as they are streamed to the device. … Read More

How to Get an App-Free Blank Home Screen in iOS

Jan 21, 2014 - 14 Comments

The iPhone Home Screen has room for 20 app icons on the front page and four Dock icons across the bottom, with even more app spots available for the iPad. If that seems like 20 icons too many for you, using a little trick lets users create a completely blank home screen page in iOS, … Read More

iOS 7.1 Beta 4 Released for Developers

Jan 20, 2014 - Leave a Comment

Apple has released the 4th beta version of iOS 7.1 to those registered with the iOS Developer program. As usual with these updates, the release focuses on improving performance and refining features, resolving bugs, and making other adjustments to system functionality.

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