iOS

Google Kills YouTube for 2nd Gen Apple TV, Older iOS Devices

10:09 AM, Apr. 21st, 2015 · · iOS

Google is dropping support for several devices from its YouTube API, which means that second generation Apple TV owners won't be able to watch cat videos any more. Along with the older Apple TV model, YouTube support for iPhones and iPads running iOS 6, older Google TV versions, and some smart TVs was dropped, too.

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If watching YouTube videos through the Apple TV channel is a big thing for you, the third generation model costs US$69.

Apple Adds new Emojis, More in iOS 8.3 Update

3:07 PM, Apr. 8th, 2015 · · iOS

Along with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, Apple released iOS 8.3 on Wednesday. The release notes for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch update say it includes performance improvements, bug fixes, and a redesigned emoji keyboard—none of which comes as a surprise since the 8.3 update has been available as a public beta.

Apple Adds Spock’s Vulcan Hand Greeting to Mac, iPhone Emoji

10:14 AM, Apr. 7th, 2015 · · iOS

The Vulcan salute, Spock's greeting, the "Live long and proser sign," whatever you call it, it's coming to the iPhone and OS X Yosemite as a new emoji symbol. If you're running the latest public betas of OS X Yosemite, it's tucked away but there, not yet visible in the standard emoji list.

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The "Vulcan salute" was an idea Leonard Nimoy came up with, and it comes from his Jewish heritage. It's so cool that an idea he proposed for a single episode of the classic Star Trek series evolved into a huge pop culture reference.

Apple Maps Adds TripAdvisor, Booking.com Hotel Reviews

9:19 AM, Apr. 6th, 2015 · · iOS

Hotel reviews in Apple's Maps app aren't limited to Yelp any more, at least for some locations. TripAdvisor and Booking.com reviews are available for some hotels, although the majority of locations are still showing content from Yelp.

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Yelp may be a great option for business reviews, but it's nice to see other options popping up, too.

iPhone 6 and iOS 8 Lead Apple to Record Share in China

11:29 PM, Apr. 3rd, 2015 · · iOS

iPhone 6 and iOS 8 Lead Apple to Record Share in China

Apple enjoyed record market share in China during the three months ending in February according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. iPhone 6 was the number one selling smartphone in China during the period, and iOS grew its market share to 27.6 percent, up from 17.9 percent in the year ago period—Android lost 9.4 percent share, but still ruled the market with 70.9 total share.

OmniFocus 2 for iPad goes Universal, Now Runs on iPhone

9:45 AM, Apr. 3rd, 2015 · · iOS

The Omni Group is taking its iPhone and iPad apps and smashing them together into universal apps that run on both devices. The the latest to reap the benefits of those efforts is OmniFocus 2.1 for the iPad, which now runs on the iPhone, too.

iOS: Setting Recurring Alarms on Your iPhone and iPad

8:50 AM, Apr. 3rd, 2015 · · iOS

Today's Quick Tip is about configuring recurring alarms within iOS. Using this, you won't have to go in and manually toggle an alarm to be sure you'll be awakened when you need to be. Hey, we all hate being woken up in the mornings, but maybe this'll make us hate it a tiny bit less! …OK, probably not.