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How to enable On/Off labels for toggle switches on iPhone and iPad

Jul 25, 2014 1:48 pm

When you're changing settings on your iPhone and iPad, you typically end up toggling a switch on or off in order to do so. For most folks, this works perfectly fine. However, if you've got a visual impairment, you may want a representation of whether switches are actually toggled on or off.... [more]


How to enable on/off button labels for better accessibility on iPhone and iPad

Jul 25, 2014 1:48 pm

When you're changing settings on your iPhone and iPad, you typically end up toggling a switch on or off in order to do so. For most folks, this works perfectly fine. However, if you've got a visual impairment, you may want a representation of whether switches are actually toggled on or off.... [more]


How to fix the rear iSight camera in your iPhone: The ultimate guide

Jul 25, 2014 1:19 pm

If the rear iSight camera on your iPhone either isn't working or shows imperfections in photos, it's possible that the camera assembly itself is defective or damaged. While defects typically just arise for no reason, a damaged iSight camera could be caused from a hard fall. Typical symptoms of a... [more]


The Week in iPhone Cases: Fixing a flat

Jul 25, 2014 1:15 pm

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Fixing a flatThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features lots of gemstone—both real and printed—and a pouch that lies flat whenever you need to fix a flat. AdoptedThe Lens (iPhone 5 and 5s; $30) features a hard shell finished with a high-gloss protective coating.To read this article in... [more]


Verizon to Begin Spot Throttling of High-Usage Customers on Unlimited LTE Plans

Jul 25, 2014 1:03 pm

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Following a report by Droid Life yesterday, Verizon has now confirmed to Gigaom that starting October 1 the carrier will begin spot throttling of certain high-usage customers connecting to carrier's LTE network. The policy affects users on grandfathered unlimited data plans that are no longer... [more]


Verizon to put some limits on unlimited data

Jul 25, 2014 12:50 pm

If you've managed to stay on an unlimited data plan on Verizon, you might soon notice that your speeds beginning to slow down if your using a lot of data . A limited set of customers will fall under the umbrella of Verizon's so-called "Network Optimization" policy, which Verizon says is not... [more]


Bose reportedly suing Beats over noise-canceling headphone technology

Jul 25, 2014 12:38 pm

Looks like there might be a little bit of legal trouble for Beats and ultimately, Apple in the next little while. A new report coming out of CNBC and backed up by PriorSmart shows Bose has filed legal suit against Beats and is looking to assert five different patents against the organization. The... [more]


Could growing frustration with low App Store prices lead to better, more expensive games?

Jul 25, 2014 11:54 am

Stoic, the developers of the role playing game The Banner Saga, are trying to help solve the issues of pricing high end games made for the iPad, in an effort to fight the mainstream attitude that such games should either be free or very cheap. The Banner Saga, which has already been released for... [more]


How many of you use your iPads as much or more than Tim Cook? Find out!

Jul 25, 2014 11:45 am

Apple's CEO, Tim Cook says he does 80% of his work on his iPad, and that means 80% of running one of the most valuable companies on earth. You've got to imagine that includes handling his mail, likely his calendar, and probably a lot of information reading, including a lot a numbers. How much of... [more]


Kids projects: Make a nature journal with your iPhone or iPad and iPhoto!

Jul 25, 2014 10:38 am

Summer vacations are just made for the great outdoors. Whether you're in your backyard, at the local park, at a national park, or hiking halfway around the world, there's an amazing amount of plants and flowers, bugs and birds, rocks and streams to see and enjoy. Best of all, if you have your... [more]


Best Craigslist apps for iPhone and iPad: How to buy and sell better!

Jul 25, 2014 8:43 am

The best apps to help you buy, sell, and browse Craigslist right on your iPhone or iPad! Looking for the best iPhone apps and best iPad apps to help you buy and sell stuff on Craigslist? In may areas of the country Craigslist is one of the most popular places to buy, sell, or trade your stuff.... [more]


Ask the iTunes Guy: Should you re-rip your CDs?

Jul 25, 2014 8:00 am

Sometimes, what seems like a good idea turns out to have unexpected consequences. One reader wrote in about album art that wasn’t syncing to his iOS devices, and had a surprise when he found out the reason. Another wonders whether it’s worth re-ripping songs ripped from CDs more than ten... [more]


Firefly Online for iPhone and iPad snags TV show's cast to handle voice roles

Jul 25, 2014 7:38 am

Firefly Online, the upcoming game based on the cult hit sci-fi TV show that was announced a year ago for the iPhone, iPad and other platforms, will be made with the help of the cast of the original series, who will handle the voice over roles of their characters. The announcement was made at a... [more]


Deal of the Day: Seidio DILEX Case (with kickstand) for iPhone 5/5S

Jul 25, 2014 7:21 am

Today Only: Buy the Seidio DILEX Case (with kickstand) for iPhone 5/5S and save 52% The DILEX Case provides great shock and impact absorption while adding minimal bulk to your iPhone. This two-layer case features a compact and lightweight rubber polymer with a precisely positioned hard skeleton... [more]


New, updated, and discounted apps: Thomas Was Alone, Matter, and more!

Jul 25, 2014 7:12 am

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got an update to one of the best calendar apps for iOS, new service sync support in... [more]


Apple spending on manufacturing & parts sees biggest increase since 2007 launch of first iPhone

Jul 25, 2014 7:12 am

The data in Apple's recently released 10-Q filing reveals the company has invested heavily in manufacturing and component purchases as it gears up for a series of highly anticipated major product launches this fall, including a next-generation iPhone and anticipated "iWatch." [more]


Rumor: Production for new iPad mini, iPad Air, & 5.5" 'iPhone 6' pushed to Sept.

Jul 25, 2014 7:02 am

A Friday morning rumor out of the Far East suggests that only one of Apple's next-generation handsets -- the 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" -- will be ready for launch at the company's anticipated September media event, as the larger 5.5-inch model will allegedly not even enter production until that... [more]


iMore show 412: Yosemite public beta, Q3 2014 earnings

Jul 25, 2014 6:59 am

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode Rene and Peter talk about the the OS X Yosemite public beta going live today, Apple's Q3 2014 financial results, and allegations of iOS backdoors. Support the iMore show: Go to... [more]


Transport for London rolling out contactless payment support this September

Jul 25, 2014 5:13 am

Transport of London (TfL) has today announced that the capital's public transport network will accept contactless payments from September 16. Buses already support the payment method, while the London Overground, Underground, DLR and Tram networks will be upgraded. This will enable the general... [more]


Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse now on the Mac!

Jul 25, 2014 4:22 am

Having been available on the iPhone and iPad for a little while now, Disney's Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse is now finally available to play on the Mac, too. Feral Interactive has come up with the goods and you can snag it from either the Mac App Store or Steam depending on your... [more]


iPhone 6: what we know, what we don't know, what we'd like to see

Jul 25, 2014 4:00 am

As summer edges on and Apple CEO Tim Cook drops his latest hint about new and upcoming products, it’s time to start looking to the fall—and, with the change of the seasons, the next generation of Apple’s iPhone. Based on the pattern years past, it’s exceedingly likely we’ll see the... [more]


Sense Sleep Monitor Tracks Sleep Behavior and Bedroom Environment

Jul 25, 2014 1:30 am

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Hello Inc's new Kickstarter project Sense is an iOS-compatible sleep tracking system that allows users to monitor their sleep patterns and bedroom environments without the need for intrusive hardware. The primary Sense device is a glow-in-the-dark polycarbonate orb that derives data from... [more]


Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report

Jul 25, 2014 1:00 am

An iPhone user has filed a lawsuit for invasion of privacy against Apple, about a week after a Chinese state broadcaster raised security concerns about the device’s location-tracking functions. The U.S. class action lawsuit, filed by a woman named Chen Ma, alleges that Apple has... [more]


Check out the all-new iMore header!

Jul 25, 2014 12:28 am

Look all the way up! iMore got a shave and a haircut! Well, no. It's a lot more than that. A lot more design. A lot more code. A lot more work. And a lot more smarts. The new iMore header is a reflection of our growth over the last year and the many more stories, and types of stories we're... [more]


Alaska Airlines app gets major visual overhaul in version 3.0

Jul 24, 2014 6:58 pm

Flying Alaska Airlines anytime soon? Then you're going to want to download their updated app for iPhone. Alaskan Airlines has given their iPhone app a fresh new look. Alaska Airlines is the seventh largest American airline and is based in Seattle. Head into the Apple App Store and you'll find... [more]


Photos purportedly show 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' flex cables for volume & wake/sleep control

Jul 24, 2014 5:08 pm

A new set of images out of the Far East published on Thursday supposedly show a trio of flex cables bound for the rumored 5.5-inch jumbo-sized version of Apple's "iPhone 6," as well as a set of unfinished micro-SIM card trays. [more]


IBM began mass adoption of iOS prior to its exclusive partnership with Apple, Inc.

Jul 24, 2014 3:35 pm

When Apple and IBM announced plans to codevelop new iOS apps and jointly sell and support iPhones and iPad to enterprise customers, the news was greeted as if it were a new experiment. However, the deal is actually an extension of IBM's mobile strategy that has included massive deployments of iOS... [more]


Having Yosemite beta code issues? Here's the fix!

Jul 24, 2014 2:14 pm

Since Apple opened the doors on its OS X Yosemite public beta, there have been a number of folks having all kinds of issues redeeming their download codes. The program gives you a Mac App Store code to redeem for your copy, but there's a widespread issue that seems to be telling eager testers... [more]


Official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game hits App Store

Jul 24, 2014 1:28 pm

Just in time for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, an official action game has just gone live in the App Store. Players pick one of the four classic turtles, and use specific swipes and taps to lay the beat-down against Shredder's minions in a number of different ways. Tapping the... [more]


Gmail app update for iPhone and iPad lets users insert Google Drive files into emails

Jul 24, 2014 1:01 pm

Google has released an update for its Gmail app for the iPhone and iPad that will now allow users to insert any files they might have on their Google Drive cloud storage acount into one of their emails. Google states: The apps will even tell you if your file isn't shared with the person you're... [more]


Synchronized Philips Hue lighting hopes to bring the fright to watching Sharknado 2

Jul 24, 2014 12:58 pm

As if the thought of watching Sharknado 2 wasn't scary enough an idea in itself, the movie's creator is pairing up with Philips to create an immersive experience by allowing you to pair the cinematic experience with Hue lighting to create a synchronized light track with the movie. Users who... [more]


Gmail for iOS Updated With Improved Google Drive Integration

Jul 24, 2014 12:53 pm

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Google today updated its Gmail for iOS app to version 3.14159, adding improved integration with its Google Drive storage solution. It's now possible to save email attachments directly to Google Drive, making them accessible everywhere and saving storage space. Users are also able to insert... [more]


iMore show 412 LIVE! 11am PT, 2pm ET, 7pm GMT. Join us!

Jul 24, 2014 11:59 am

Join Rene, Peter, for OS X Yosemite public beta, Apple earnings, "back doors" and all the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple news of the week. Want to be part of the show? Join us live right here at 1pm PT, 4pm ET, 9pm GMT Email us at podcast@imore.com Tweet us @imore with hashtag #askimore [more]


Best software update tools for your Mac: AppFresh, MacUpdate Desktop, Software Update

Jul 24, 2014 11:55 am

Don't make more work for yourself than necessary to keep your Mac up to date. Use these tools instead! Looking for the best Mac app to keep your Mac software up to date? If you're like me and you get software from other places besides the Mac App Store, keeping those apps up to date can feel like... [more]


Apple's iWatch Already a Hit, Even When It's a $20 Casio Watch

Jul 24, 2014 11:44 am

Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel covered Apple's upcoming smart watch on last night's show, airing a humorous segment that featured the team showing pedestrians on Hollywood Boulevard a $20 Casio watch with an Apple sticker on the back. The people were told the cheap watch was... [more]


Having charging issues with your iPad? Here's how to try and fix them!

Jul 24, 2014 11:33 am

If you're experiencing charging issues with your iPad, whether it's an iPad 2 or an iPad Air, you aren't alone. Out of all the mobile devices Apple makes, when it comes to charging issues, the iPad is typically at the top of the list. In some cases the problem is hardware related but in many,... [more]


iPhone 5s vs. Amazon Fire Phone: Which should you get?

Jul 24, 2014 11:18 am

The iPhone 5s has been on the market for a while now and remains a perennial best seller around the world. The Amazon Fire Phone is brand new, just in the U.S., and only on AT&T at the moment. Both command a premium price. The iPhone has a bleeding edge 64-bit processor, a great camera, Touch... [more]


Apple begins OS X 10.10 Yosemite public beta test

Jul 24, 2014 10:36 am

As we reported yesterday, Apple has begun the public beta test for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, as it has invited beta testers to download a build of the next version of its operating system made for its Mac products. Folks who got in – and that should be quite a few, since we just signed up and got in... [more]


The Week in iOS Apps: Government made easy

Jul 24, 2014 9:30 am

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Government made easyA new app promises to help you make up your mind about big issues—and to let Congress know about it. Plus, we have new apps for gaming, making movies, hearing music, and more. ClimendoNate Silver got famous predicting elections by computing the average results of all the... [more]


Kwikset's Kevo Smart Door Lock Adds Free Guest eKeys, Scheduling for Standard eKeys

Jul 24, 2014 9:28 am

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While several high-profile smart deadbolt systems such as Lockitron and August have experienced significant delays, Kwikset has been shipping its Kevo Bluetooth deadbolt for some time now, and today the system is receiving a software update to provide new access options for users. Similar in... [more]


Revolution 60 is delightful kickassary you need to download right now!

Jul 24, 2014 9:12 am

Revolution 60 is an Epic Unreal Engine-based game — think Infinity Blade — that puts you in the middle of a cinematic story and lets you kick the absolute ass out of it while ultimately deciding your own destiny. Crafted by Giant SpaceKat, you're put in control of Holiday, an assassin with... [more]


Best meditation apps for iPhone: Omvana, Headspace, Breathful, and more!

Jul 24, 2014 8:45 am

From breathing techniques to soothing sounds and music, these are the best meditation apps for iPhone! Looking for the best iPhone apps to help you relax, track, and make the most out of your meditation time? Sometimes the stresses of our everyday lives can make mental health more important than... [more]


Apple concept would automatically enable iOS 'Do Not Disturb' mode during exercise

Jul 24, 2014 8:39 am

Apple is interested in dynamically adjusting iOS notifications based on a user's physical activity, such as silencing an iPhone or perhaps even a mythical "iWatch" when the user is exercising, or bugging them to get moving after an extended period of inactivity. [more]


No way to win

Jul 24, 2014 8:30 am

Rumors have Apple announcing a larger iPhone this fall, which naturally means doom for Apple.Wait, what?“A supersize iPhone is a big risk for Apple” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody).Only Apple could be damned if it doesn’t make a larger phone and damned if it does.No, seriously. Has... [more]


The Walking Dead Episode 4, Season 2 shambles onto App Store

Jul 24, 2014 8:18 am

The latest episode of Telltale's top-notch zombie apocalypse game, The Walking Dead, is now live on iPhone and iPad. In it you continue guiding the rapidly-maturing Clementine through a series of tough life-and-death decisions, and as always, your decisions stick with you throughout the whole... [more]


iOS apps Square & IFTTT launch automation tie-up for merchants

Jul 24, 2014 7:57 am

Small businesses using Square's popular iPhone- and iPad-connected credit card readers now have a new way to connect the payments system to their other business processes, as Square and IFTTT on Thursday unveiled a new Square channel for the web automation service. [more]


Deal of the Day: RevJams FlipBack Smart Cover for iPhone 5/5S

Jul 24, 2014 7:20 am

Today only: Purchase the RevJams FlipBack Smart Cover with Stand for iPhone 5/5S and save 63% The FlipBack Cover is the smart and perfect choice for full protection of your device. Its 2 in 1 solution offers the standard protection of a case, plus a flexible cover that protects your iPhone's... [more]


New and updated apps: Fantastical, Reeder, Together and more!

Jul 24, 2014 7:16 am

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got an update to one of the best calendar apps for iOS, new service sync support in... [more]


Modern Combat 5 for iPhone and iPad now available

Jul 24, 2014 6:36 am

We got an early look in our Modern Combat 5 review yesterday, and now y'all can get in on the best first-person-shooter to hit iOS in some time. This game rocks top-notch graphics, challenging multiplayer, and action gameplay honed over several generations of the franchise. What's most impressive... [more]


Get up and groove with Dance Party TV for iPhone and Apple TV

Jul 24, 2014 6:32 am

The team from Rolecule is back with a brand new game for your Apple TV, Dance Party TV. From the developers that brought you Motion Tennis in 2013, Dance Party TV is another iPhone game that uses AirPlay – and wizardry – to display a completely different game interface on your Apple TV. And... [more]


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