We know iOS 8 is coming, and we're pretty sure there's a new iPhone in the near future as well. Kelly explains how to technologically prepare devices for iOS 8 (emotionally preparing is a totally different process).
Need a note or writing app? Vern Seward points out two in this week's Free on iTunes. Matcha and FetchNotes.
This week's Free on iTunes features four fabulous freebies. Digg, Uncrate, Meetup and NPR Music.
Looking for something to watch? Vern Seward points out 3 iOS apps that'll help in this week's Free on iTubes. Yidio, Frequency, and Fan TV.
In this week's Free on iTunes Vern Seward takes a look at two free iOS document scanner apps that no iPhone should be without. JotNot Scanner and Scanner Mini.
Apple's Podcast app for the iPhone doesn't quite cut it for many people, so well known developer Marco Arment took on the task of making something he thinks nails the needs of mobile listeners. The result: Overcast.
There’s a little-known setting on iCloud.com that may help you resolve stubborn syncing issues with (for example) your Pages documents that you edit on multiple devices. So if you’re making changes to files on your Mac and don’t see the results on your iPad, this tip may help you get it all fixed up.
Apple added more features to the beta versions of iWork for iCloud on Tuesday, including the ability to remember your last used settings in Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. The iPhone and iPad maker has been working to improve the online versions of the apps as it gets closer to offering feature parity with its Mac and iOS versions.
Flabby brains equal more senior moments. Vern Seward offers a cure in this week's Free on iTunes with 3 puzzlers for iOS. Sudoku:), Word Search, and Crossword Jewels.
Many iPhone and iPad owners in Australia woke up Tuesday morning to an unfriendly site: On screen demands for money to unlock their devices. The warning said their device had been hacked by Oleg Pliss and demanded a US$100 ransom before it would be unlocked so they could use it again.
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This doesn't look like a security flaw in iOS for the iPhone and iPad, but instead seems to be some other attack that involves account user names and passwords stolen from somewhere else. Those login credentials may have come from data breaches at other companies, or through some server spoofing attack. Changing your iCloud password seems to be the easiest way to protect yourself for now.
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